FIFA 16 Chemistry glitch implies basic issues with FUT mode
A fascinating study in to the effects with the‘Chemistry’mechanic in FIFA 16's Ultimate Group (FUT) mode suggests that the method isn't functioning as intended. If correct (and also the presented evidence is pretty compelling), this Chemistry glitch would undermine the basic principles of your entire mode.
YouTube user RighteousOnix has put collectively a pair of videos demonstrating his investigations into Chemistry, and its effects on both Day One cards (ie; those in FIFA 16 on release day) and player cards added later (often“in form”versions of players, or ones reflecting changes of position, new teams, inclusion in EA’s ‘Team of the Season’ and so on).
His testing mechanic can be a no-touch dribble step-over move that could only be performed by players having a stat of 86 (or above) in Dribbling. Chemistry boosts stats like Dribbling, so, it follows, that players that have a Dribbling stat of 85 but are also boosted by Chemistry really should be capable to perform the step-over.
Actually, as RighteousOnix's videos show, this really is not usually the case. It appears that new player cards (Group in the Season version etc) are locked to a base Chemistry of four or 6 (which means their stats are fixed) irrespective of what other Chemistry boosts are in location. This really is not the case with Day One cards, who obtain the expected stat increase.
This has two major implications for FUT in FIFA 16 (or nevertheless long this has been going on for). 1, it suggests the a lot more expensive“in form”vand TOTS cards can from time to time really be worse than their Chemistry-boosted Day One versions. Considering how much real life funds people today from time to time pay looking to get hold of specific cards of this kind, this can be a potentially massive revelation.
Two, considering that cards added immediately after release day seem to possess a base Chemistry level regardless of what, it follows that it's possible play these players inside a group with no Chemistry whatsoever (so no hyperlinks between clubs, nationalities and so on), without any efficiency repercussions.
It's not clear irrespective of whether the intricacies of this glitch have however been totally explored, or when it might have been introduced (since launch, or perhaps since the most current patch, it's not known); nor is it clear just how much expertise EA have of this.