Arena mods can add to the number of venue revenue. I'm currently at 646. So I assume if I leave and come back after 'x' time it will generate up to 646 coins. I have no idea how fast one coin generates thru revenue. Maybe one ever 5 minutes? I dunno.
it seems like EA put very little effort into this app... the ratings and scores are so un-realistic and it takes forever to gain enough pucks to buy a half-decent pack... im sticking to the Xbox.
On the contrary, the give you just enough to get started and get into it. It's supposed to lull you into being impatient and buying credits - which you can do but if you add up how much you'd want to spend in the long run it'd be the most expensive game you've ever played. One way to gain a lot in a short time is to just have a ton of friends playing as well and gifting. It's very much like Mafia Wars and can get addictive. I've got 5 friends playing right now so I know it's going to take forever to advance but I'm just going to be patient and plug away. It's a time killer game. And I don't have to fight my wife or my toddler for the TV to do it.
And I wouldn't be surprised that when you finish Season 5 - of which I am just starting - that the price per game will increase to 2 tickets with the final being 4 tickets for Season 6 and onward.
From many hours spent playing the NFL and MLB games on Facebook, some tips.
1. If you want to get "far" in this game, you need "friends" who play it. And lots of them. Honestly, there are people who play these games with over 1,000 "friends." Friends send you in game gifts, which is where you'll get tickets, game changers, some money. I've never spent money on FB games, but I did start a second account just for games, and added about 500 people who play these games.
2. Don't go crazy buying low end packs. Basically, as you level up, you unlock the better packs. Buy one 1* pack, one 2* star pack, one 3* star pack, one 4* pack, and then buy as many 5* packs you can.
3. Never spend coins on practice. Free practice takes five minutes.
4. Don't spend coins on fans.
5. Scrimmage your friends. I doesn't kill your practice points, and you can get up to 3 tickets that way.
6. Never, ever, EVER buy team packs. Stick with the colour packs. Colour packs guarantee you at least one new player, team packs have no guarantees and are expensive.
Good advice here.
Some additional tips: If you enjoy the game, but are frustrated with having to add tons of friends in order to get far, then consider separating your FB games from your main FB account by creating a separate FB game account. Then you won't care about gamespam mixing with your friends' updates, etc.
The ticket timer will gain back up to 4 tickets over time, but only back up to where it started - however, you can gain tickets above that mark through scrimmages and bonus tickets (like from wining a season championship). You also gain tickets from friend gifts.
Keep your team at a level where you can comfortably win most games, but then don't spend any more until you need to. Seasons will get more challenging, but very slowly, and you can gain achievements (and cash) for saving your coins, plus you can hold out for higher packs if you can reach hgiher levels with your current team.
Upgrade your stadium ASAP. That 100 coin collection timer on the main page can grow to a 1500 coin timer.
Never pay real money for these games. There's never a need to. If you want to do surveys and stuff for the game money, that's up to you but you can certainly complete collections, etc. without that also.
I generally like to play 3 matches, then leave the game up in the background to collect 2 practices to get back up to 100. Sometimes at night if I have a lot of tickets, I'll set an 8 hour practice and play 9 matches so I can get back to 100 the following day.
The player ratings are fail - no matter what team you like you'll find this to be true.
I love how they ask what your favourite team is and then give you a limited edition timed card just to tempt you like a carrot into playing... I get Hodgson, you get Seguin. And after the time is up they all to 20 and basically are worthless until you renew them ($).
Your team will practice for 4 hours and after that you will get 12 practice points restored.
5 min practice is free, but the longer ones do cost some credits.
I believe you have 4 hours AFTER the practice ends to "claim" those practice points. Failure to do so and you lose the points so it's a waste of coins to do it. I keep my team just using the minute practices while I'm on FB and at night if I see I need 10 or 12 practice points I'll run an 8 hour drill so when I check the news in the morning I can quickly log on to FB before work and collect the points.
Collect every single card. Even the garbage cards. If you get all the cards from certain teams, you get a punt load of coins and special cards in the end.
Today I got a 5 star pack. Got Pavelski, Bouwmeester, Jack Johnson and two others, can't remember who.
All my centers are 90+ but my LW still have Brett Sterling (68) and Jody Shelley (61) playing
This. You also get achievements for collecting 10(?) and 25(?) players from each team, which get you more cash to spend on packs or upgrades, etc.
I lucked out on my first 5* pack and got Crosby. 3 packs total got me to a 91 rating which seems to be enough for quite a while, so I am saving for the money achievements, then going on a spending spree.