Hey guys, so I've been reading a lot of threads commenting on worries that players will feel the same, especially informs of high end players not having much of a difference.


While I agree that this is true, and buying a TOTY Ronaldo will be almost useless to buy when you consider the marginal benefits for the price you pay, I wanted to bring attention to a different point. Just to preface, what I'm saying is mostly a combination of my personal observations combined with what I've read on forums/FUT websites, and I can't prove any of it until EA releases something as a statement. But I prove that our site provide fifa 17 coins cheap for all FIFA fans and players.


The importance of traits


Most players that stand out in FIFA do so because of a combination of their stats, SM/WF, and what traits they have. For some reason, the traits seem to be overlooked way too often. Keep in mind, traits are different from specialities, which is just something that is given when the player has a combination of a certain stat(s) (like Complete Forward or Clinical Finisher).


Have you ever wondered why players like Lewandowski, even when you have a TOTS turn like a tank, despite the high agility? It's because the best forwards/midfielders (in-game) usually have speed dribbler, or technical dribbler traits, which makes their dribbling a lot smoother. Sure, agility, balance, and the dribbling stat will help, but from my experience, players without those traits will never feel as smooth on the ball.


Same goes for stuff like positioning versus having the "Tries to beat defensive line" trait. The circlejerk for striker Reus was off the charts in FIFA 15, but it also helped that his card had tries to beat offside trap and the long shot taker trait, both of which he lost in FIFA 16. This year, he gained a bunch of traits, plus the fact that they probably used his movement and did a lot of work with him, will most likely make him play amazing.


Usually players who have unique animations seem to stand out as well (Courtois in FIFA 15, Neymar last year, alongside Messi and Ronaldo), besides for obvious stats. You can usually see this by looking at the body types in SoFIFA, where in some cases their body type will just be their name. This leads me think the four candidates for the cover star will play superbly (and so far to my experience, have been superb). I haven't tried Reus, but Hazard, James, and Martial were all amazing in the demo and the trial.


Of course there's players who don't have a bunch of traits, but are still great, like Griezmann last year. But if you look at most players universally considered amazing, like Dybala in 16, Chikhaoui in 15, etc., they usually have a bunch of traits in addition to their stats/SM/WF. Remember how Ramires seems to be up everyone's dickhole making every tackle you attempt from everything despite an okay defensive stat? He had a dives into tackles trait, which if you compare with other players who have that trait, seem to have an added boost to their tackling stats. Combined with high aggression, it makes for a great defensive player. It's possible that there's something else that makes these players feel better than their stats would suggest, but from what I've noticed, traits do correlate very well.


Obviously we don't know what some traits do, and others like "1 club player" are irrelevant to the way we play, but it'll be a good thing to keep an eye out for. Also, there are some new traits out in FIFA 17, like backs into player and target forward, which will be interesting as well.