My first exposure to fifa didn't come from Xbox or playstation. It didn't come from PC or KSI on Youtube.
It came from fifa 14 on the iPad, at my best friend's house. I loved that shit. Fifa 14 in many ways was the best version of fifa ever on mobile. You could play a quick match with any team, against any team. Fifa on mobile back then was modeled after the console game, with similar packs and auction houses. I was in 6th grade for fifa 14, and may favorite part was the penalty shoot outs. My friend and I would play them non-stop, one of us as the goalie the other would shoot and then we would switch for the next round. Fifa 14 was my first exposure to the game, but fifa 15 was when it was first mine. I had it on my phone, and I played it quite a lot. I eventually made a Juventus team not because I liked the team, but because they players were cheap, and the chemistry was very good. I also had a team with all of the fast players I could find, Vardy and this cray fast guy from Ivory Coast, Doumbia who played for CSKA moscow. He saved my ass so many times in that game. My Speed Team from fifa 15 My main team this year
Fifa 16 came out, the last game on mobile that resembled the console game before EA made the switch to the Madden Mobile style game. I didn't play it that much, as I still had the old 15 app on my phone and I loved my team, and all the players I had hoarded on my bench. My team after selling my whole bench https://preview.redd.it/mm2bl2m2gbs21.jpg?width=1334&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b1ceb79b271de199fde04fad58311aad620e9d5f https://preview.redd.it/51nwmo51gbs21.jpg?width=1334&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=4fa5986917e4f97620633dfdec2bd4f7342ccf39 https://preview.redd.it/4llaxy6zfbs21.jpg?width=1334&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7a5cf3b75cae9097e05e69c29c9c0e0a3dafec55
Then came fifa 17, or Fifa Mobile as it was now called. The servers for fifa 15 were now officially down, so that game was out the window, as was 16 because I hadn't taken a liking to it, being so obsessed with 15. So I had no choice really. I played 17 for a while, I was in a top 250 league for a bit, You can see my team/league above, before i got bored with it and deleted it from my phone. My league from fifa mobile 17
Then came a long hiatus of me not playing fifa. Most of this time I had been playing madden mobile as well, so that had taken priority for a little bit.
But at the end of last summer, with me being bored and having nothing better to do, I decided to rejoin the community. I downloaded fifa mobile 18 with a few weeks left in the season, so my team wasn't amazing. (see above)
Then this season started. My name is frank, and my last name starts with a w, but i accidentally hit a, hence my name, Franka. I played this season religiously, i did a lot of grinding, spent a bit of cash joined a top 250 league, (when I left they were top 600) and got to 102 overall.
Today I realized just how much time this game was taking from me. The tournament was long and arduous, and I wasn't going to be able to get the 96 Dybala I really wanted. So I decided to end my insane grind, and take in the real world around me. I still find this game fun, and I plan to continue to play. but I decided to get back to my roots. I sold my whole bench, all the 90 +s I had amassed for no reason other than that it looked cool, and bought the last parts of a Juventus squad, including that Dybala card.
Although it is sad that I won't play mobile games after this season, it is poetic that it should end this Way. If you read this whole text, Thank You, Just keep in mind that the main goal of this game is fun, if it loses that aspect, its time to move on.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day,