DD of 85%????? Now equity 66%. Those ea is working until its catched in a strong trend against the positions. There is no way out. I traded flex last year and this is exactly what will happen sooner or later. No grid or marty can survive in the long run.
Take out profits on weekly basis and pray that it will least long enough to cover the cost of this ea and the funding before it blows the account.
MIII you do know you can change the settings so you don't have lot multipliers? So if you don't want to accept the risks of martingaling or grid system, you take two or three seconds to change the settings so it doesn't use this function. Set lot multiplier to 1, this will keep your settings so it doesn't martingale. And number of trades to 1, and pip step multipliers to 1. Then you won't have to worry about grid.
Once you've done this, you can use the EA as a standard EA and set your own stop losses, trailing stops, take profit etc... and still take advantage of the virtual trades to increase your chances of having great win percentages that net profit in the long run.
I outlined Steve's strategy in an earlier post so you can look back and read it if you want, but basically, he has many accounts and his strategy involved high risk, which includes accepting one or two account blow ups, because the remaining accounts profits more than make up for the losses. If you aren't using Steve's multiple account martingale/grid strategy, don't go with Steve's high draw down settings.
The beauty of this EA is that YOU have full control of the settings to your risk appetite. If there are parameters that you don't see in the EA that you would like to have added so that you can implement your own strategy, why not e-mail Steve at support and request that they be added. From the last four months I have been using this EA, Steve has been very open to constructive feedback, and works diligently to fix any bugs found, and add new features.
Sometimes you get the bear; sometimes the bear gets you.