EA kills FIFA Ultimate Team trade offers

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In FIFA’s Ultimate team mode, Trade offers were a way for players to directly exchange items with one another, bypassing the need for the thing’s built-in auction system. that’s cool, as it allowed for a sort of barter system or for people to share items with friends. As is typical for this sort of thing though, it was abused by scammers. It’s now being yanked out of the game.

“Although some honest players used this feature to trade with friends, it became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins,” the developer said in a forum post on the game’s official forums. Account phishers also abused Trade Offers by moving stolen players and coins after wrongfully gaining access to unsuspecting FUT player accounts.”

“This will also address ‘bid bumping’, where people would try and trick others into bidding far more than they wanted for a player item.”

It’s all part of EA’s rather serious attempts to stem the tide of black market coin sellers, who’ll now be subjected to a three strikes banning policy.

“It was a tough decision,” EA said, “but this is the right step towards improving security, showing cheaters the red card, and keeping FUT safe for all FIFA fans.”

In addition to that, EA’s trying to put an end to the wanton social engineering hacks that have beleaguered FIFA’s Ultimate team. Players will now have to go through Origin login Verification to access the Ultimate Team accounts from anywhere that isn’t their home system.

“Origin Login Verification is an extra layer of security that protects your FUT account from being accessed outside of your home console and PC. In order to ensure increased security for our fans, Origin Login Verification will be mandatory in the near future before you access the FUT 15 Web App.”

While these changes do suck for those who’ve been using the trade offers legitimately, they’re a necessary evil to stop people from profiteering off of the game. Of course, it’s a situation EA’s fostered by giving these digital items a real world value in the first place.

Read  FIFA 18 review–Incremental improvements, but still limping behind

FIFA 15 is out on just about everything that plays games next Friday, 26 September.

Last Updated: September 16, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I think Geoff’s hungry. Can anyone guess why?

    • LOL. I see it.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        😀

    • Hammersteyn

      wonton?

    • Hammersteyn

      Never had wonton, looks delicious.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Me neither, and it’s Tasty Tuesday too.

        • I actually make really good wontons. 😛

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            You wonton some wontons?

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          Same here, I am keen to be educated on it today

          • NOT TODAY!

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            …and here I was looking forward to being stimulated the only way you know how to…….

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You’re wanton for wonton?

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            LONG TIME (although not in Mr Tim’s case :P)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That’s the incredible machine you’re talking about.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            LOL I thought we decided on the other definition?

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Oh for FUT sakes

  • Jonah Cash

    Good move, get the thief’s out of the game!! Maybe just go back and ban the people that participated in this in the first place!! I have only been close once to winning the league in division 1 in FUT… If the guy has all the best players it does make a hell of a difference!! A bad player can beat you with a super team!! And I don’t see that as fair!! Ronaldo and Messi can’t be tackled, they would run through Juggernaut and the Hulk!!!

  • “The actions of the few outweigh the rights of the many” Spock. Or something…

    • Jonah Cash

      That is the world of today!! The few is causing havoc for the many!!
      Protesters on the N2 for the last two days, 50 idiots causing thousands of commuters to have to sit in traffic for an extra hour or so!! Why don’t we just shoot the 50 and let the thousands get on with their day???

      • I think they tried that last year. Didn’t work.

        • Hammersteyn

          Their aim that bad?

        • Jonah Cash

          Give me the gun I will make it work!!! You shoot one of them and the rest will freely run away!!!
          I don’t mean shoot with rubber bullets by the way!!

      • Hammersteyn

        Buy a Vita

        • Jonah Cash

          I can miss the protest, I just don’t understand why the rights of the few outweighs the rights of the many? Their rights are to protest, but with a licence. So now they are having illegal protests? So what is the problem? Put them in jail!!! I don’t understand how law and policing works and I studied law!!! Let them sit in jail for a few days and let the many law abiding people get on with their life!!

          • Hammersteyn

            Easy, the laws applies to everyone, but depending on your background, connections, race, sex, wealth and connections it can apply differently. You can shoot someone hiding in a bathroom and not see any jail time, you can be an accountant for JZ and get out of jail early with a “heart disease” and play golf the next month or you can be awarded multiple life sentences for running people over in an illegal drag race with a mini cooper.

          • Jonah Cash

            Yeah this countries laws are all screwed!!! The corrupt is winning…. Going to Pietersburg this weekend, think I am going to find Malema and ask him if he has a plan for us both to make a lot of money by doing practically nothing!!!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      “The actions of me outweigh whatever you lot want” – Alien Emperor Trevor

      • I remember this one, also remember thinking how your use of outweigh was appropriate *RUNS

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          If only I’d amassed wealth instead.

    • Brady miaau

      I believe in one man, one vote. I am the man and I have the vote.

      Prattchett

  • MrChinwag

    Always some cock that mucks it up for everybody else..

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