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These are the Traits and Specialties confirmed by unofficial videos. I also added some Traits/Specialties that can be seen listed in the Official FIFA 11 Trailer. Please add more if you find them. Its my understanding that Traits are specific types of shots, passes or actions/animations that individual players can perform. So I saw Kaka had Finesse shot as a Trait. This could mean he will have more curve/pace on his Finesse shots, or simply when the AI controls him he is more likely to take a Finesse shot. Power Head will mean a player's headers will be hit harder than other players. A player with Flair will be able to do certain animations like the back heel shot. Etc.

The more I watch the videos the more I think that a lot of the Traits are actually more to do with telling the AI how to use certain players than actually impacting the effectiveness of certain passes, shots, etc. Xabi Alonso has Long Passer so the AI will be more likely to look to complete a long pass with him. Rooney is a Long Shot Taker and will be more likely to shoot from distance when the AI controls him. Therefore, I'm not going to speculate any more on how Traits will work with your Virtual Pros. I will just have faith that EA have figured out the right system until we can get more information.

Specialties, again going off of what I saw in the player information section of the videos, seem to simply be a description of the players best individual ratings. I don't know how high the rating has to be. But for example, if a player has a 90 standing tackle rating its safe to assume he will have Tackler listed as a specialty. I bet Complete Forward or Complete Midfielder will require your pro to have high ratings in multiple categories. It seems to be there to help you understand how to use the player instead of making you read through all the individual ratings.

I watched the David Rutter Q & A from Gamescom and he states that he thought there would be about double the Traits unlockable for Virtual Pro's compared to FIFA 10. There are 12 unlockable Traits in FIFA 10 so if he is correct we can assume there will be about 20. I have only seen 7 so far in unofficial videos.

You will only be able to use 5 Traits at a time with your Virtual Pro.

The official Virtual Pro unlockable Traits are:

Long Throw-In Adds extra distance to your throw-ins
Second Wind Increases stamina at the end of a match
Acrobatic Clearance Adds spectacular defensive clearances to your game
Early Crosser Adds more curl to your early cross from out wide
Finesse Shot Increases your side foot effectiveness in front of goal
Outside Foot Shot Enables you to curl shots with the outside of the boot
Power Header Adds extra power to your headers at goal
Giant Throw-In Allows you to launch throw-ins right into the box
Swerve Pass Adds bend to your passes & through * where needed
Power Free-Kick Enables you to take low drilled free kicks
Stutter Penalty Adds the option to feint when running up to take a spot kick
Skilled Dribbling Enables you to perform the skilled dribbling controls
Fancy Passes Adds extravagant passes & crosses to your game
Fancy Flicks Increases the likelihood of backheels & fancy 1st touches
Bicycle Kicks Enables you to perform spectacular overhead volleys
Diving Header Allows you to dive when attempting a header at goal
Driven Pass Enables you to play more powerful & direct long passes
GK Up for Corners Allows you to push forward for corners at the end of a match
GK long Throw Increases your over arm throwing distance
GK Flat Kick Increases the speed & accuracy of kicks from hand



The unofficial videos where I saw this information can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mdxRtUHYF0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU537YS-_wc

REAL PLAYER TRAITS :

Finesse Shot
Flair
Injury Prone
Long Passer
Long Shot Taker
Power Free-Kick
Power Header
**One Time Passer (seen in FIFA 11 trailer with Donovan @ 1:07)
**Wing Player (seen in FIFA 11 trailer with Donovan @ 1:07; Not sure if its a Specialty or Trait)
**Specialist Through Ball (FIFA 11 trailer with Ozil @ 1:20; I'm guessing its a Trait)
**Distance Shooter (FIFA 11 trailer with Rooney @ 1:32; This is confusing because Long Shot Taker is already a Trait, but I have a theory)



REAL PLAYER SPECIALTIES:

Acrobat - The acrobat uses his athletic ability to get to b-alls that other players won't get to. This player does many acrobatic clearances and bicycle kicks.

Aerial Threat - Whether in defense or attack, Aerial Threats dominate in the air. They can jump quite high, head the ball well and are usually very tall.

Clinical Finisher - Clinical finishers have the technique required to be deadly goal scorers from anywhere within 25 yards. They have an eye for the goal and will make you pay for your mistakes.

Complete Forward - This player is multitalented and excels in a number of key attacking areas, making him the complete Forward Package.

Complete Midfielder - This player is multitalented and excels in a number of key areas of Midfield Play, making him the complete Midfield package.

Crosser - This player is excellent at swinging the ball in from the wing. They are accurate, serve the ball with pace, and can bend it around defenders into dangerous areas.

Distance Shooter - This player not only has a powerful shot, they are accurate from distance. If you get the ball in open space, don't be afraid to take a pop at goal.

Dribbler - This player has excellent ball control and is great at getting around defenders. He will also likely have a few tricks up his sleeve and will use them to beat his opponents.

Engine - This player can run for days. He works harder in both attack and defense than most players in the world. He is the engine that keeps the team going.

Free Kick Specialist - Free Kick specialists have spent countless hours on the training ground taking free kicks. some will be able to curl the ball around the wall, some will get it up over the wall and back down.

Playmaker - This player has exceptional ability to distribute * to his teammates. On the ground of through the air, he is the guy you want to play through to create chances.

Poacher - **Confirmed in the achievements list, but I have not seen a description yet. Thanks to Fodder for pointing this out.**

Speedster - A speedster is a player who can not only get off the mark quickly, but also has a very high top speed.

Strength - Players with the Strength specialty are forces to be reckoned with. They are difficult to push off the ball and use their size and strength to their advantage when defending.

Tackling - Tacklers have mastered the art of dispossession. They react quickly to the situation to read the dribbler and are able to break up more plays than the average defender.

Tactician - This player is fantastic at reading the game defensively. He will excel at reading the trajectory of passes, and will react faster off the mark to intercept passes.


*** I have not seen any goal keeper traits or specialties yet.
*** I would assume Curling Free Kick is a trait since Power Free Kick is there
*** Just a thought, but it would make sense if there was a Volley Trait to keep volleyed shots down
*** Long throw is probably in there too. I really hope Giant Throw is gone though.
*** Have not seen players do the stutter step for PK's in any videos. This may be a Trait for a select number of players who are good at taking penalties.

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my specialities im using (only 5 i believe)


Clinical Finisher
Complete Forward
Crosser
Dribbler
Speedster

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cem_ea_id.KSI-Olajidebt wrote:my specialities im using (only 5 i believe)


Clinical Finisher
Complete Forward
Crosser
Dribbler
Speedster


Pretty sure Specialties are just the description of the player based on their ratings in certain areas. Doesn't really do anything but help you figure out where their strengths lie. So I wouldn't expect you to be able to select Specialties for your VP as it wouldn't accomplish anything. It might do this for you as you unlock accomplishments and you player gets better though.

Traits are more specific like the types of shots or passes they excel at.



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Poacher is confirmed because it is listed under one of the achievements

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Complete midfielder and engine will do me, and throw in the long distance shooter. Are these applied to the VPs?


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There is also a diving trait although it has not been confirmed if you can actually dive in game



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do u acualy want diving in the game tho


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so is this for virtual pros only or do real players also possess these

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cem_ea_id.hugger-mugger wrote:so is this for virtual pros only or do real players also possess these


These are going off of information on real players I have seen in unofficial FIFA 11 videos. I have no idea if there are more traits for VP's, but its safe to assume the ones listed will be available to use with your VP when you unlock them.

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the poacher...im sure it was something between the lines of being easy to score with both of your feet inside the 25 yards

it was on an unofficial youtube video.. it was barca against real... IBRAHIMOVIC had this trait

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I watched the David Rutter Q & A from Gamescom and he states that he thought there would be about double the Traits unlockable for Virtual Pro's compared to FIFA 10. There are 12 unlockable Traits in FIFA 10 so if he is correct we can assume there will be about 20.

You will only be able to select 5 traits at a time to use with your Virtual Pro.

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I remember reading an article stating that you will be able to unlock these traits for your VP, but will only be able to use a few of them at the same time.

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ps3.CCCakumbra wrote:There is also a diving trait although it has not been confirmed if you can actually dive in game


You won't be able to control if a player dives or not. This trait means that a player that has this will go to ground a lot easier when contact is made, whether it being a foul or not.



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Wow man this just looks awesome


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cem_ea_id.podrag wrote:
You won't be able to control if a player dives or not. This trait means that a player that has this will go to ground a lot easier when contact is made, whether it being a foul or not.


I didn't see Ronaldo with this Trait and he is the biggest diver I can think of. Very cool trait if its in there though.

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