The Maintenance Method is one of least used and one of the most effective methods to earn FIFA 13 Ultimate Team coins.
Find out what you must do to earn coins with this method and how to maximize the gain.
What is the Maintenance Method on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team
Cards stucked in watch list, players who disappeared, FIFA Points that never entered into our account. All those who play FIFA 13 Ultimate Team are aware of these and other problems with this game mode. The only way that EA has to try to solve them is to perform maintenance to their systems. As if that were not bad enough, EA also performs periodical routine actions. Nobody likes to be deprived temporarily of the game for which have paid but we have to know to take advantage of bad times. That’s what this method does.
When EA performs a maintenance operation that prevents players from accessing FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, the market does not stop.
This is the window of opportunity that must be seized.
If an auction expires during an outage or maintenance period, the auction will be completed, and accept the last bid made prior to the outage or maintenance.
EA recommends that for any high value items, the players should utilize the minimum bid option so that they can set the minimum amount they would be willing to accept for the item. This will ensure they get a fair price for their item, should bidding be halted due to downtime with FUT 13.
However, many people do not follow this recommendation. Most of them do not know when the maintenances are. Especially because many of these interruptions are not announced. Many others players do not know the rules of the auction during these stops, allowing their cards to be sold at bargain prices.
The maintenance method consists in to know when the interruption will take place and in tobid as many cheap cards as possible. If no one else bid until the beginning of the maintenance, the cards will be yours.
How to earn coins with the Maintenance Method
First of all you need to know when the maintenances will take place. You can check the EA FIFA twitter but you probably will never get be aware of all.
Pay special attention to the interval of times that the maintenance will happen and to the which timezone are they talking.
Then, you only have to look for the cards which auction will expire during the outage and that have low bid values.
The 3-Step Method
Here are the steps to apply the Maintenance Method on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team:
- Step 1 – Find
The first step is to find out when there will be a maintenance which completely stop access to the market (there are some that allow access through the main platform).
- Step 2 – Search and Bid
The second step is to find and to bid the low price cards whose auction expires during the outage.
- Step 3 – Sell
The cards that we can buy in the circumstances described above will be sold later. Only then we will transform our work into profit.
If you know in advance that it will happen, an outage can be a good thing in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team
Optimize the Maintenance Method on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team
The optimization of this method is extremely important. Allows you to pass from reasonable profit to millionaire profit.
Almost all the optimization is made at the time of bidding. You should focus on the items that you will bid and in the timing of bidding. These are the two main aspects which we will cover with a bit more detail.
Filter items to bid
To filter the items that you’ll bid is critical to being successful in this method.
We encourage you to bid a large number of cards, because many of them will eventually be overcome. However, there may be a problem: your budget. It is therefore important that you bid intelligently. Follow our advice:
- Bid cards with large profit margins
- Bid cards with large quantities on the market
- Bid cards that other players usually don’t bid
Why to bid for contracts in which you can earn 100 or 200 coins when you have a whole market full of cards, worthing thousands of coins, waiting for you?
The opposite way is not always the best solution. That is, Messi and Ronaldo are rarely offered for sale with a low starting price, so it will be too hard to find one which you can make a bid.
Among the players who worth tens of thousands of coins, try to find those who their prices are at least 50% below and bid them.
By filtering cards which exist in large quantities in the market, you will make your work easier. It will be easier to identify the normal value of these cards and to find more bargains.
This method is poorly known but probably there are those who use it. To beat the competition, the ideal is to bid cards that players usually only bid at the end of the auction. Your offers will have more chances to not be exceeded. Differentiate yourself in the filters that you use and you may have a whole market just for you.
If you had difficulty understanding our tips, an example will help.
Think about the market of formation cards. The cards 4-1-2-1-2, for example, can be sold between 8k and 4k, depending of the FIFA 13 Ultimate Team age. They are a great target for this method.
First for allowing a reasonable profit, since many are put up for sale for 150 coins. Then for existing in large quantities so that it is possible to bid dozens of these cards in just a couple of minutes. Finally, they are also a good niche because most of the players only bid these cards in the last seconds of an auction, keeping its price low until there. If the auction is over before the ending of the outage, you may be able to buy dozens of cards with a profit of few thousand coins to each one. Easy, no?
Choosing a good timing to bid
To choose the right timing to bid is more important than to use well the filters..
This method is based on being the last to bid an item before the maintenance. There are some precautions that are extremely important:
- Start early
- Use the Watch List
- Take advantage of the whole period of maintenance
Do not wait for the last minute to bid. Try to do it 30 minutes before the start of the maintenance scheduled. You will need time to search for the cards that interest you. With the approaches of the maintenance, there is less time for other players to overcome your bids and your chances of success increase exponentially. Book this period for the targets which you consider most important.
If you want to take full advantage, you can make some preparatory work before starting to bid, noting potential targets and their normal market prices in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team.
This is probably the most valuable advice we can give you. Two or three minutes before the start of the outage, when you have already bid dozens of items, exit fom the auction house and focus only on your watch list. That way, you can ensure a higher success rate because you quickly identifies the bids that were overcome.
Always bid until the start of the maintenance. In FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, most of the times, it delays 10 to 15 minutes.
Typically, the maintenances last a few hours. The vast majority of bidding occurs on the last hour that the cards are up for auction. It’s a smart move to bid for cards with more than an hour for the auction expires and less than the scheduled duration of the maintenance. The probability to be exceeded will be very low.
We recommend that, if you find good deals, you should bid cards that expire just a few minutes after the end of maintenance. In these first moments, the number of people in the market is very low.
How many coins can I earn with this method on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team ?
In FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, the amount of coins you can earn with this method varies with several factors like the cards you bid, your budget or the bids that were overcome.
If you follow our tips and apply them perfectly you can earn something between 200k and 300k coins with only 45 minutes of work. If you are lucky, this value may be even much higher.
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Maintenance Method
This is undoubtedly one of the most profitable methods in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team. Profit margins are huge. Furthermore, the fact that most of the scheduled maintenance be done in times of low traffic, means that the competition is lower.
The less positive aspect of this method has to do with the fact that it can be applied only at certain times. (Un)fortunately FIFA 13 Ultimate Team had several maintenances in their first few months but over time, these opportunities have decreased. Still, at least twice a month there are service interruptions that can be exploited for great deals. The main problem is to be informed of when the maintenances will occur.
Profit margins are huge.
Great ratio time spent vs profit.
Being dependent on the performance of maintenances.
Difficult to to know when there will be maintenances.
Should I use the Maintenance Method ?
Absolutely. For us it is one of the best methods to earn coins in FIFA 13 Ultimate Team.
Except the time you can spend for nothing, and that should not exceed one hour, there is nothing to lose in this method. Only to win. And a lot!
There is no other method that ensures so many coins so quickly. The larger your budget, the greater will be your gain.
2 thoughts on “Maintenance Method on FIFA 13 Ultimate Team”
Hi, I tried the maintenance method but I got outbid by rich bidders, I’m not poor nor am I rich (I have 50k) and I am trying to look for players in leagues people would not consider? Are there any other recommendations you would give or do you know players who would be good for this method?
It works with any card. It depends if you want to try your luck to make several small profits or to make a huge profit. In the first case the chances of getting something are higher. You can try consumables, for example.
The recommendations are the ones that we have published.
You can read minor changes made to that article HERE.
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