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No love for online versus...stripped down. Change in NHL 19?

I have played nhl since first nhl on genesis. Love it!
I’m just that casual player who loves a online game when I can squeeze in 15min. So I play 95%, online versus. In NHL 18 online versus is Stripped down and with no love. Its frustrating that nobody seems to have played it on the ea department. So here’s feedback if somebody at ea cares to read.

1. When you are at game setup. You fix your lines and work for a couple of minutes. Then klick “ready team” And then “start game”. If you don’t find a opponent you get thrown out to the “versus hub” and have to start from scratch. The lines that you earlier edited disappeared. Really frustrating, just fix so you end up in game setup so I don’t have to do it all again. I want to have fun playing, not skip playing because of just getting tired of doing it all again.

2. When you klick “start game” I will just get thrown into a game. Could be player with really bad connection or that favorite player who choose to play an all star team. I don’t want to play them, but I must. And if I skip, all bad is on me. Set a 5sek preview before starting, so I can choose who I want to play.

3. In game. I want to change goalie. Not possible....What? Not change goalie, come on. This is just laziness from your side. Do a “on the fly” change goalie so I can do this without pausing, just a number of buttons at the same time. From one line change to another. And this is not ok. I want to change goalie to try to improve my chances to win the game.

4. Change players in lines? Not possible in the live game. Come on. Your slogan 15 years ago was “if it’s in the game, it’s in the game”. Add it to make me happy, I want to change if I have to.

5. Ranking. You have done nothing with online versus since...forever. Add a new form of playing in online versus with divisions. Like you have in “ultimate team”. So I play my online matches but I fight to go to a better division. Also add flags to each player so you see what country that person is from. Then you can add statistics what place your country are at. So you both have divisions and you also play for your country. Then you also have country ranking.

6. If you add “divisions” in online versus” I want long term statistics on each players. Fun to see after 200 games what players that are my favorites and I can also do line changes based on that statistics.

Wish you all a fantastic Summer!
/bas 9403

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  • ExSnake01
    466 posts Member
    edited June 2018
    Great points, every one of them. Especially the one about changing goalie mid-game. I thought there was a way to do this but couldnt figure it out. I guess you can't change goalie during a hockey game... Why?

    I also think at least in competitive mode they should disable locked positions. A lot of guys like to grab team canada and cherry pick on the AI doing just about everything for them. I also find it unfair that I play an opponent and can get 0 cr if I get the win, but if they beat me, I'll lose like 12 or 13 cr. Why am I playing a match when I get nothing out of it except being severely punished downranked?
  • B_Bunny
    893 posts Moderator
    edited June 2018
    ExSnake01 wrote: »
    Great points, every one of them. Especially the one about changing goalie mid-game. I thought there was a way to do this but couldnt figure it out. I guess you can't change goalie during a hockey game... Why?

    I also think at least in competitive mode they should disable locked positions. A lot of guys like to grab team canada and cherry pick on the AI doing just about everything for them. I also find it unfair that I play an opponent and can get 0 cr if I get the win, but if they beat me, I'll lose like 12 or 13 cr. Why am I playing a match when I get nothing out of it except being severely punished downranked?

    The goalie change was taken out as a bandaid because when spammed or something of that nature, it was being used as an exploit to hang games and have them freeze or disconnect. Thus not counting, if my memory serves me right.
    PSN: B-Bunny
  • HoodHoppers
    1486 posts Member
    It's a pain in the **** just to change lines. Can you even do that anymore? I wanted to switch up a powerplay and you can't even do that. Vs used to be my main mode too and it was neglected heavily and it feels like Hut now. Absolute garbage.
  • MooseHunter10
    403 posts Member
    edited June 2018
    You cant spend money on VS. Welcome to HUT 18.
    EASHL player
  • Forgive me, is it a fact you can’t change your Goalie once the Game has started? I can’t seem to find it. Can you even change between periods In Online Verses? I can’t find that either. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank You.
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