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FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Auction House guide and tips FUT
This guide is going to talk about the auction house on FIFA 13. This is under the game mode Ultimate Team, and will talk about the benefits, how to operate, what kind of deals are out there, how to decipher the info, because it is quite different then the other EA Sports auction houses on their other games.
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First off, let me talk about ultimate team, and what the auction house is used for. There are two reasons that players will use the auction house in FIFA 13. The first is to sell your cards, the second is to buy cards. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, there are plenty of cards on the auction house, and I can promise that many more will come soon enough.
As I look at the auction house right now, within 24 hours of release there are 450,000 auctions currently listed. That is a LOT of auctions. I will talk more about what that means below, let me talk more about the auction house itself for now.
When you are playing ultimate team, you will use the auction house when you are trying to get rid of cards that you no longer want. You will be able to sell them with a starting price, a possible buy it now price, and a duration. I WOULD also like to note that the listing feature is MUCH better than Madden 13, where you can list a player MUCH easier than in the Madden game.
So lets get on to the auction house guide...
Searching the Auction House
If you are used to playing the other EA Sports games like Madden, and ave used the auction house, then you know that searching for players has been pretty simple. When I first went to the FIFA auction house I could see my head tilt to the side a bit when I first clicked search because of all the options. From someone who has not always been a big soccer person, or someone who does not know much about soccer, this whole thing was very confusing.. BUT in reality this makes it MUCH easier on the game SIMPLY because now you can easily build you chemistry a lot easier within a team, and try to get an ultimate team.
So first let me talk about the top half of the search menu. Here is where you will go through and choose the players that you would like to search for based on position, preferred formation, level, nationality, league and club. Initially when you are starting your ultimate team, unless you are looking for specific players, much of this will not be used. BUT as you build your team, and are trying to get a number 1 ultimate team, you will start using all the fine detail aspects much more.
As you know when you are building a squad the color of the lines between players talks about the chemistry between those players. Your goal is to have good chemistry between the players so they perform better with each other. With that being said, once you have your coins, or you start making a solid team, you will start to pay much more close attention to exactly what you are searching for. So while at first glance this looks very in depth (which it is) this is exactly what you will need later on when trying to fine tune your team.
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Selling Players on the Auction house.
For some reason I get a LOT of questions about this on the games about what you should be listing your players for, the duration, and what to expect. Well first lets go with price.
The best thing to do before listing a player on the auction house is to find out exactly what they are selling for if you are going to do a buy it now, so you do not set this to low. Luckily you are not required to do a buy it now, which is great, and this will eliminate some problems. With that being said, you should make sure that you do not list your player to high, or you may be wasting that auction house spot, as no one will bid on that card. You should be fairly smart about this, and remember that if the card is worth it, more than 1 person will bid on the card, so don't focus solely on trying to list it for the max price you can, because chances are you will make your money either way.
As far as duration goes, keep it short. Obviously there are a TON of players listed on the auction house, and people see the cards that are ending soonest. With that being said don't list a bronze card for 24 hours, because it will still sell, but you are tying up a lot of time that could be MUCH better utilized. I would say that you should keep your cards within 3-4 hours on the auction house if not shorter unless you really have a special card, in which case you can splurge and go a little further, and list for a longer period of time.
As far as what to expect... Well as of now it is very hard to say because there are SOOO many cards on the market, that you are going to have a fairly tough time making very good money, unless you have a rare card, at the same time you should be able to make decent money on the game with little effort if you play your cards right and you make smart decisions as far as buying packs, and overall just focus on playing the right tournaments to help get you more money to buy better cards.
Overall while the auction house can be complex, you will find that it is very basic, and easy to manage, and allows the user to get very in depth. Also it is clearly better than the auction houses in the other EA Sports games, making me wish that Madden would copy what FIFA has done, and change their auction house. Either way the most important thing to keep in mind when trying to sell players on the auction house is to play it smart, with over a half a million listings, and probably over a million by the time you read this, you will see that there is more than abundance of players listed, so make sure you list smart, keep the timing short, players within a good price range, and most importantly good luck.
ONE thing I wish they would fix about the auction house is looking players up by rank.. While most of them fall within the 75-80 range (gold players) I still think it would be nice to be able to filter out ranks that you do not want to see.