I did it. I made Madden Mobile’s Top 100! It took five months of two-a-days and non-stop heavy hitting, but I made it!
Here are some tips to help you get there as well.
Before we continue, here are a few other posts on Madden Mobile 15.
First of all, I’m not a great player. If I was a great player, I would have made Top 100 much earlier. I’ve seen some guys or gals put up serious points using just one pass play (usually a slant). That’s a great player. I’m not one of those. The tips below are for players like me – just a tad above average.
To make the Top 100, you have to LOVE 5 things:
1) Love to play the game. A LOT of games.
The first thing you must do is play games. The second thing you must do is play more games. Remember, you need fans to move up, not wins, and the rival head-to-head scoring is designed to give you fans if you just play the games.
You obtain fans for a score (Level 50/Hall of Fame: about 87,500 for a field goal and 150,000 for a touchdown). You lose fans for failed drives, but not as much as a score. For example, a turnover will cost you 75,000 fans and a real miserable drive (sacked 2X, etc) will take away about 90,000 fans at most. You also gain fans if your opponent fails drives. So, unless you get totally blown out and shut out, the chances of you netting fans are pretty good if you just play the games. In other words, you might only win 1 out of every 3 games, but you could still come out ahead in fans.
Pick opponents close to your level and rematch rivals that you annihilate. Likewise, avoid rematching opponents that annihilate you.
Sometimes, you may be hesitant to play games because you’re afraid to lose fans. Overcome that fear! And just play the darn games!
2) Love the RUN.
Sure, passing is cooler, but if you’re not a great player, the chances of a pick, or worse, pick 6, are extremely high as you move up in the ranks and play tougher opponents. In fact, by the time you reach Hall of Fame, all the DBs are like Deion Sanders in his prime. Any mis-read or weak throw are likely to get picked.
So, run the ball. Learn 4-5 good running plays, know how to read the defense, and run, run, run. You’ll need to pass once in a while so you’ll need 2-3 go-to pass plays, but build your drives around the run.
TIPS: On fourth and short, do a pass play with a TE corner route. Edge Circle or Double Hitch, for example. (The TE Corner is usually countered so avoid that one.) The defense will often run-blitz with the DBs playing the short pass. This will leave the TE all alone in the corner. Lob it to him. I’ve had many many long TDs like that.
3) Love the FIELD GOAL
Again, you’re going for fans, not the wins. If you’re down 7-0 and it’s fourth and goal at the 1, you’ll be tempted to go for the TD. Don’t do it! Kick the field goal. The chances of you winning fans is about 100% if you kick. The chances of you getting that one yard TD is less than 100%, sometimes much less. Kick the field goal and get the fans.
With that tactic in mind, it’s good to have a solid kicker. Kick Power is more important than Kick Accuracy. I had a kicker at 89 Power. That means you can kick from about the 25 yard line. Once I landed a kicker with a 96 Power, I was able to kick from the 35 yard line. Those ten yards are huge and I probably gained millions of additional fans just from those extra 10 yards.
4) Love the COUNTER.
Not counter rush plays, but Countering your rivals’ plays. I generally set common passing plays on my global counter play list. For example, Streaks, Hail Mary and TE Corner are definitely on there. I have maybe one or two run plays. The idea is that more run plays are needed to score than pass plays. It’s also easier to get a turnover on pass plays and so by countering them, I increase my chances of gaining more fans per drive. Later on, players will avoid those common plays altogether so you have to adjust accordingly. I adjust my rival (not global) counter list after each drive depending on the film. You have to be active here or you’ll get beat bad.
Likewise, you need to master at least 4-5 good run plays and 2-3 pass plays to counter your opponent’s counter of you.
5) Love your TEAM.
You don’t need a 100 rated team. In fact, it’s good to have a team with a lower rating so you don’t play the dudes and dudettes with the higher level players. I did most of my work with an 85 to 90 rated team, which I built just by buying packs and completing live events, especially the combines.
Don’t pay real money to get good players. Don’t go on the auction to pick up ringers. You don’t need to. Just use the players you got and give them lots of love and playing time.
Having said that, it won’t be too bad to buy a kicker with high Kick Power early on.
There you go. That was my strategy. Hope to see you in the Top 100!