Special Abilities: Impact on the First Version of PvE
Special abilities are players’ extraordinary skills that can enhance specific actions. Not all players have special abilities, but the ones who do have a great influence on any match. It’s also important to mention that some special abilities are specific to a certain role, and only players who are in that role may have it, while others can be applied to any player, independently of his position in the pitch.
Players can have two types of special abilities: one type only affects the player alone, and the other affects several players in the team.
In the second type, the lineup you choose is important. For example, if one player has an ability that affects all the defense-line players, it would be wise to select a more defensive lineup.
On the first version of the PvE, special abilities will improve the overall score of one or more players in the lineup, depending on the special ability. In later versions, each special ability will apply to a specific field of action, to provide users a more rich and detailed gaming experience.
Let’s take a detailed look at the special abilities, roles they cover and the impact they have.
Note: If a Goalkeeper has a special ability that affects players in the same line, it will affect players in the defense line.
Special abilities will add points to a player’s overall score regardless if he plays in his specific role or not. However, the player’s overall will always be lower when playing in a position he is not skilled.
For example, if you put a player who is a Center Midfielder playing as a Center Forward, his overall score will always be lower than it could, even after the increase given by the special ability.
Though all special abilities have a different performance in the first version of the gameplay, there are some that have particular characteristics and distinctions that should be enhanced:
- Penalty Stopper: This special ability increases the general skills of a Goalkeeper, and it will specifically affect penalties when they’re scored during the game. In the following versions of PvE, there will be penalties during and at the end of tiematches, so it will be possible to take advantage of this special ability more frequently.
- Penalty Kicker: Same as Penalty Stopper.
- Super Substitute: Because the PvE first version won’t have substitutions, players with this special ability will improve their score at the beginning of a match.
- Team Player, Warrior, Coach on the pitch, Leader and Captain: These special abilities will only impact players in the same line. In future iterations, these abilities will affect all players on the field.
A user could have several players with the same special abilities.
It’s not beneficial to have many players with the same special abilities because this strategy won’t always improve the performance of the team. In this version of PvE, there will be no limit to use players with the same abilities, but expect to see limits to what special abilities can be repeated on the field in the future.
Lineup Skills: Preview
When creating a lineup for a match, it’s up to the user to assign each player to a position. Once that is done, it is possible to see the impact of that player into the gameplay (and result of the match) by checking the number that appears next to him.
The overall player skill in the lineup is determined by his current overall, specific role (if the player is in a correct position inside the field), condition, and his special ability. In the future, synergies among abilities of other players in the field will also increase performance.
The combined impact of all players is the lineup skill that you can see at the top of the screen.
Special abilities do have a significant impact on the outcome of a match and they give users some important advantages.
Great managers adapt their tactics to their players’ characteristics, so a team full of special abilities isn’t a guaranteed win in all matches — ultimately your performance as a manager is the most important in the game.