FIFA 12 Going Down Swinging
So I made something of a big deal over the fact that I have FIFA 12
on my card due to being hacked
. There is nothing to be done about it, of course. MS either truly cannot remove games from your card, or they just will not ever. So, thanks to that I had FIFA hanging around destroying my completion percentage (I have one-upped it with a series of Bean Dives, take that FIFA) and giving me some discontinued achievements, because certainly by the time I was playing Xbox again things in the buggy game were totally gone.
I had largely written off the whole game as a loss. And in fact for a while I just assumed that the FIFA servers were, like many other EA sports servers, gone for good and anything online enabled at all was already discontinued. Then I got the notice
. Picking up a used copy of FIFA 12 at a bargain price to earn the offline achievements was something I had considered doing before. Now seemed like the time. I loaded up eBay and bought one cheap.
Next, I found a partner in crime and last night we got to work earning a few more of those achievements before they go away forever. It will never make the game, or my card perfect, but I can undo a bit of the damage. And frankly, I had some fun along the way. It is not that I dislike soccer. I enjoy the game and was happy to play around in the FIFA environment last night for a while. But I do not like the game enough to want to play as much as I am going to need to over the next month. Particularly as I deal with the Xbox Fitness
server shutdown at the same time.
But I will do what I can within the time I have available. I will get a few more achievements from the online-required list for sure, and then eventually I can return and get some of the single-player ones as well. At least some of the easy ones.
With that said, I would appreciate all the help I can get to get what achievements I can, and to make those easier, if possible. Some of the difficult achievements involve hoarding Ultimate Team players. I will be playing a lot of matches and getting a lot of coins, I am sure, but if you have players left and they are just going to go away into the nothingness of the ether as the servers shut down, consider taking pity on me. I can then pass the parcel along to other needy gamers.
And if you have any tips or suggestions for optimizing gameplay, let me know.
Posted by Xpovos
yesterday at 15:17
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