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Fifa 11 Ultimate Team The Great Gold Pack Experiment

Updated on July 1, 2011

The Gamble

For those of you that don't know me i am one of the most well known fifa Ultimate Team builders going and have helped thousands of fifa players across the world,one of the ways in which i helped was putting people off buying packs,sure if you got a bit of birthday money and want to spend it on Microsoft points then go ahead but what i was trying to do was put people off spending their hard earned coins on packs,it is a waste of time.My previous hub was called Fifa 10 Ultimate Team The Great Gold Pack Experiment and this year i have done the same i have tried it from a slightly different angle not only am i answering the question of are packs worth buying i am also answering the question does it make a difference if i spend Microsoft points or coins to buy my packs as i get asked that a lot,I have basically spent 110,000 coins on packs and 1560 Microsoft points on packs so that is 17 packs brought with coins and 13 packs brought with my own cash!! Lets see what happened

P.s if you are reading this and thinking is there a PS3 fifa team building whizz-kid like myself there is,his name is Fuller_legend and you can find him here

 This hub isn't anti-pack buying by all means buy away its just i get a lot of people saying they have 100,000 or 200,000 coins and they want to buy a load of packs and i think why not just hit the market and buy some players and build yourself a really good team and it is these people I'm trying to persuade away from pack buying.

Hard Earned Coins

Ok these are the hard earned coins ones first,i spent just over 114,000 coins and managed to buy 17premium gold packs,if you hear me talking about gold packs throughout this hub i am simply talking about premium gold packs and nothing else.I will list the best player in the pack as well as any other cards of note,all other items will be discarded and i will give you a rough idea of how much i got for the discarded items.

  1. Best: Thiago Motta 81 CM and Discarded the rest for approx 1400 coins
  2. Best: Gomez 83 GK and a 95 All Attributes Training Card and 1200 coins
  3. Best: Riera 79 CM and a 95 Training Card a 3-5-2 Manager Card and 2X 90 Contract
  4. Best: Huntelaar 81 ST and Petrov 80 CM and a LB-LWB card and 1150 coins
  5. Best: Bellamy 81 LW and Arsenal Home Kit and a CAM-CF Card and 1000coins
  6. Best: Gameiro 78 ST and a Barcelona Badge and a 90 Contract Card and 1100 coins
  7. Best: Jesus Gamez 78 RB and a 90 Contract Card and 1450 coins
  8. Best: Gomis 77 ST and 1750 coins
  9. Best: Howedes 78 CB and Mark Hughes and 1300 coins
  10. Best: Alex 82 CAM and a 90 coach and 1100 coins
  11. Best: Astori 76 CB and 3x 90 Contract Cards
  12. Best: Amanatidis 76 ST and 85 coach and 90 Contract Card and 85 Heals all Card
  13. Best: Diaby 79 CM and a 90 Contract Card and 800 coins
  14. Best: Bollati 75 CDM and liverpool home kit and Allerdyce and 650 coins
  15. Best: Heskey 76 ST and a 5-3-2 Manager Card and 950 coins
  16. Best: Karadenic 76 RM and 1700 coins
  17. Best: Davies 77 ST and a CAM-CF Card and 800 coins

Well i think we can all agree that that was a load of rubbish i think the best packs were number 2, number 5 and pack number 10 other than that it was a load of old rubbish,and that ladies and gentlemen is 114,000 coins gone,albeit i have about 20,000 coins left in discarded items i think that was a worse effort than last year,I'm hoping that the Microsoft points one is better so i can rescue something from this rag tag bunch of no hopers i have in my team now.See i do all this for you lot!!!

Microsoft Points

So here we go then fingers crossed i get some slightly better players otherwise im going to have to start at the beggining again.i honestly dont know if there is any difference in the packs you get between coins and points but i seriously doubt there is otherwsie people would of clued onto the fact by now.

  1. Best: Johnson 78 CB and Real Madrid Home Kit and 2x 90 Contract Cards and 550 coins
  2. Best: Kusmanovic 77 CDM and 2x 90 Contract Cards and 1100 coins
  3. Best: Holosko (Inform) 76 CF and a LW-LM Card and 900 coins
  4. Best: Ruiz 81 LW and S.Bruce and 2x 90 Contract Cards and 800 coins
  5. Best: Neill 80 CB and 1500 coins
  6. Best: Lloris 84 GK and Deigo Lopez 83 GK and Barcelona Badge and 90 contract Card
  7. Best: Gibbs 76 LWB and Emirates Stadium and CM-CAM Card and 700 coins
  8. Best: Cacau 79 ST and 95 rated Training Card and 1100 coins
  9. Best: Cana 78 CDM and 85 Goalie Coach and 1500 coins
  10. Best: Carew 80 ST and a LW-LF Card and 1800 coins
  11. Best: Antonini 77 LWB and 1700 coins
  12. Best: Felipe Melo 78 CDM and Head Coach and 1450 coins
  13. Best: Alexandre Pato 83 RF and Inform Ricardo 79 GK and 1350 coins


So in conclusion utter rubbish,sure i got a couple of nice players such as Lloris and Pato but apart from that quite disappointing,i would loved to have showed you pictures of my new pack containing an inform Messi but it wasn't to be,maybe next year,This will put some of you off and so it should,unless you have like £100 to burn on packs then you are not going to get anyone decent unless you are extremely lucky,Best of luck to all of you and I'll see you online.


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      Gandhi 6 years ago

      The best players I have got in packs are Lampard, Diego Milito, Bale and Van Der Vaart

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      DrewCaveney 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Selling is bad at the moment, The (real) season is over, so people arent buying as much. On the up side, Prices are lower to buy players.

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      Damo 6 years ago

      Ive spent nearly £80 and had ribery, vidic, tif gomez, tif hernandez, lampard, lucio so not too bad

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      Reece 6 years ago

      how much should I sell my malouda for.

      I bought him for nearly 5k (4800)

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      dan 6 years ago

      i spent £200 and had a 400k team on ps3 my mate spent £40 and got ronaldo this sent me into a rage and i spent 400k on packs and got evra and ramos!!! then on xbox i spent about £60 and got IF Ashley Young!!

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      BD 6 years ago

      ive spent over 150$ on microsoft points, and over 100 000 coins on packs, ive gotten Essien, Ozil, and Ballack. Absolutely terrible considering the money spent.

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      Tom 6 years ago

      i must of spent about £60 on packs this year, best i've got is robben, terry and david silva.... gotta love robben

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      Alex 6 years ago

      I got an in form Ibrahimovic in a normal gold pack, 5000 coins. Have also had Sergio Ramos and Ashley Cole in gold packs

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      Crookie 6 years ago

      I got lucky last year and got 90 robben and 90 ibrohimovic. And this year got IF berbatov and IF fabiano I also got 84 evra and 87 julius ceaser

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      Dude  6 years ago

      I have now spent 260k on packs and got terrible stuff am I just really unlucky :( ??

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      stenmets7 6 years ago

      i have had abidal x3 out of packs. fernando torres was best. sold for 160,000 n wasted all coins on gold packs cos i am a idiot.. but in process got higuain (real madrid) who i sold, not sure how much/ cant remember! i sold all abidals for around 12 or 13k

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      Dude 6 years ago

      So far Ive spent 200k on packs best player rio Ferdinand my mate gets his 2nd pack and gets Rooney it's just gutting sometimes :(

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      lee 6 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @icripple warchild1975

      @oAiidenn wherabouts in worthing!!

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      oAiiDenn x 6 years ago

      Loving the knowledge you have.. my best from a gold pack is David Silva 85 but my brother got Ronaldo 89 Which he gave to me as I agreed to buy him 1200 Ms points to get the First DLC for Black Ops.. Sold CR for a nice 600k and bought Gerrard, Suarez, Lampard, Luiz, Reina, And Dirk Kuyt leving me still with about 200,000. ( P.S: I;m from worthing too xD)

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      o iCripple x 6 years ago from London, Worcester Park

      What's Your Gamertag, I would Love to ask more questions

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      greenandwhite7 6 years ago

      Typo there, meant 2010 game, why would I lie about having no luck on the game and having a pants team?

      Add me on live, thats my gamertag and I'll give you a spanking with my current team, have villa gerard and forlan up front now and vidic, evra, puyol maicon in defence.

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      joeE 6 years ago


      except in FUT 09 they didnt have form players, you're chatting absolute bull

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      speedbird 6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Interesting hub, thanks for sharing your knowledge on Fifa 11 Ultimate Team.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      Warchild,u have a good hub here.keep it up

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      AJH0811 6 years ago

      i bought the double premium pack twice and got puyol, must have been lucky as haha

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      Ryan 6 years ago

      I have bought quite a few packs too the best players ive had are milito 3 times, anelka, cambiasso and samuel iits a shame i don't support inter :L do you think anyone would swap cambiasso for essien?

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      Ferdia (Ireland) 6 years ago

      I have bought so many premiums, jumbos, all players packs etc. from my own pocket with MS points and the best players I got were Lucio (which I sold for a nice 30K) and Tevez (42K).

      My brother on the other hand has played much less UT and more manager mode but when he occasionally goes on UT he buys a pack or 2. I have bought maybe 20 more packs than he has and in his he got (keeping in mind this was when the markets were up)... Berbatov (9K), Cassano (6K), Del Piero (3K), Higuain (15K) Malouda (6K) and a few other good sellers.

      In comparison...

      Me: More coins worth than him

      Him: More good players than me

      Me: Bought more packs than him

      Him: Spent half as much money as me

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      GreenandWhite7 6 years ago

      Guys,I've been playing ultimate team now since the 2010 version and I can most definately say that buying packs is complete luck of the draw.

      I have probably spent around £200 of my own money on points on each version and I have had a mixed bag. On the 2009 game the best player I got was Del Piero 89 Striker and nothing else, while a friend of mine got ronaldo, form maicon and form xavi. This time aorund I have had, Forlan, Villa, Higuain, Vidic, Evra, A Cole, Kaka, Form Maggio, Sneijder and Maicon, spending about the same as last year. although packs are not a guarnateed way of getting good players and trading is certainly the way to go you can still be one of the lucky ones.

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      tony 6 years ago

      well mate, you've just seen what the gold packs can do.

      you can get messi or ronaldo or other upgrated players if you get one messi card worth it, doesnt it?

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      Yeah the flu was a git eh!! didnt have it myself but my missus had a heavy cold and cough for about 2 weeks,was a nightmare,yeah decided i need to break the 300 hub barrier this year and increase my earnings to over £300 a month

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      Fuller_legend 7 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England

      Nice one mate. I've not done one since 20th december. Was flued up all over christmas and new year, still haven't fully shaken it off so that added to being too busy has set me back a bit. I've got a few in the pipeine though. It's settled then, the Gold pack rehabilitation program has been formed ha ha.

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      well if you do set up that support group im in!!i cant help myself either,i say i did the hub for the people but i did it for me incase i got inform worries with the link,saves me having to tell ps3 users i cant help them much!!,yeah was chuffed with last month and am seriously focused for the year ahead,have written 8 hubs already this year!!

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      Fuller_legend 7 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England

      I've often wondered whether i'm not getting any decent players in packs because i'm not actually spending real money but thanks to this hub now i know, it's crap whatever you do. I still can't help myself though mate, I'm a gold pack junkie. Maybe i should set up support group for people with a similar addiction ha ha.

      Seriously though mate, another great hub and i appreciate the link to my page (whizzkid might be going a bit far though ha ha). Congrats on last month too, i bet you were well chuffed.

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      Jani 7 years ago

      I bought 1 prem gold pack and I got G.Higuain 85st:)

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      @nightmare its nice to have that many coins so stop stressing about it,i never sold players over 50,000 if i could help it as when ea take their 5% cut it means you need to be making 10k profit to make any money,its more aggro than its worth,i stuck to selling 20-30 k players like cole and essien and such!!

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      NightmareBrook 7 years ago

      Hy nice Hub!

      I have a question, i have now about 200.000 coins but i dont know which player i should buy to sell.

      Ribbery, Fabregas, Maicon and Puyol doesnt sell well, any tipps?

      Btw: i play on Xbox, sry for the double post but i need an answer pls :)

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      lee 7 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      Some of them yeah

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      avjordanfc 7 years ago

      so did you sell all your team to do this?