I wanna say a few things about this card.
This card is EXTREMLY OVERPOWERED. It totally changes how players dribble when r1 is used. Usually when players run with the ball holding down r1.. they will need to wait to turn, basically while they press r1 and run there is a set time before they are able to turn. With this card that set time seems to be pretty much eliminated.
If a player has the speed merchant card, he can basically hold down R1 and retain extremely close control, almost like he would dribbling normally. You don't need to wait to catch up with the ball to turn, you basically can turn all you want while running with this card.
For example, try this. Get a player with speed merchant and try run around the ball while holding down R1 in a circle with the ball. The player will be able to run around in a very small circle within a few seconds. Now try the same with a player without speed merchant. He will need to run in a circle bigger than the center circle, and it will take him around 20 seconds. You can see how dramatic a change this is.
A lot of people complained about how hard it was to take the ball around players in pes 2011 compared to 2010. Well, that may be true.. but once a player is given this card.. it becomes as easy as it was in 2010.
It makes the players so, so, so much more effective... I've given ronaldo 40 DA and this card/ability and had absolutely no troubles beating players... it's that good.
IMO the change is so drastic that it really should be reserved to a handful of players at the max. Players who are agile and can turn fast don't necessarily deserve this card.It also creates a much closer control at speeds, something that very, very few players can do. What it does is emulate a dribbling style that is actually close to Messi's and Robbens, that slalom style. Playing with them, even with their high DS/DA/AGI/ACC their style isn't really emulated well. You can't really constantly run with the ball with them due to the cut down time needed before you can turn, but with this card you can play just like them.
IMO the only people who truly deserve this card are robben and messi. The card makes dribbling waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy too good.
I can't stress enough how effective this makes players, the level of close control you gain at speeds from this card is almost too good. And the vast majority of players who are very agile and can turn very fast... DO NOT DESERVE this card... they may turn fast, but they don't dribble with the same sort of close control, with this card they would gain close control that they never demonstrate in real life.
The main aspects of this card are, extreme close control at speeds, and turning with extreme ease at speeds. players need to be capable of both in reality to get this card in game... as such it should be reserved for the dribbling elite.
I can see iniesta also getting this card.. but I can't think of many else who deserve it. Good initiative starting this thread, its very important to decide who gets this card.. its probably the most significant card/abilityy in pes history.
Last edited by jurgens
on 2010 Nov 11, 10:40, edited 4 times in total.
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