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MartinScoresEZ
42 posts Member
edited September 2018
The Beta was near flawless gameplay wise and now it's terrible. Button delay is back for me and my guy turns better than '18 but still horribly. Good job EA. I guess you'll never get it right.

[edited for profanity]

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  • I disagree. I've played three 6s games as DDmen and they played just as nice as the beta.
  • yup, NHL 18.2 it seems. They definitely tuned the skating/game speed as it's back to being molasses slow. More random spins (likely due to online connection)..."seamless" puck pickups taking control of your player to do things you don't want (possibly connection related). The beta played nearly flawlessly for me, which leads me to a theory I've had for years. All of the game modes on some level connect to the servers, which bog them down to the point it makes the game brutal for a portion of the players. The reason the beta plays good is there are far less total users playing the game (no HUT, Franchise players, etc.).

    I'm so disappointed, I liked the Beta so much i deleted 18 and have literally been counting the days to get my hand on the game. For the first time in my life, I actually put in a preorder. I sadly think I'll be cancelling, I simply can't do another year of playing on this delay.
  • Disagree. Game plays amazingly and is similar to the beta in terms of no delay.
  • Disagree. Game plays amazingly and is similar to the beta in terms of no delay.

    Same. I haven't seen any puck pickup issues and the game was playing extremely smooth. I'd argue gameplay was even tighter than the beta.
  • so 2 guys say no delays 2 guys say delays are back despite being gone from beta.

    I think its always been clear that not everybody is affected by delays. So "disagreeing" is perhaps not a valid stance here although sharing that you haven't encountered these problems is good to know.

    Since I have been affected by fatmanlag almost every year myself, I fear that I may also be stuck with that lag. But there is really no surprise here to me since they never claimed they fixed this issue or even reproduced it. I just hoped that the new skating would help mitigate it.
  • This is likely the worst news I could hear.

    The beta finally felt great (except for one game I played my buddy in versus and he has terrible internet).

    The one stream I did watch yesterday the players did look a lot slower...
  • You that report issues, what modes do you experience them in?

    I seriously doubt there are more players playing the EA early access on xbox only than there were in the beta playing on both platforms? I suppose it's possible, but is it likely? But if there are issues, I would look elsewhere.

    Fingers crossed this won't be another NHL18 all over.
  • On the reddit forums somebody posted exactly this and now their comment is deleted and there is a reply with already 1o upvotes saying the game is still as responsive as ever. So that's a good sign.
  • You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.
  • You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.
    You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.

    Unless you're on ps4
  • You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.
    You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.

    Unless you're on ps4

    Far as I know PS4 does not restrict game rentals. If so, then you just educated me.

  • I haven't played any 6v6 yet, but the Ones felt a little different from the Beta. Not in a good/bad way? I'll have to play more.
  • You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.
    You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.

    Unless you're on ps4

    Far as I know PS4 does not restrict game rentals. If so, then you just educated me.

    Where do you go for game rentals?
  • You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.
    You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.

    Unless you're on ps4

    Far as I know PS4 does not restrict game rentals. If so, then you just educated me.

    Where do you go for game rentals?

    Far as I would guess any video club store in your area should have a game rental section.

    Just look for places that rent movies in your area and inquire. Should be pretty straightforward results I would imagine. All you need is proof of ID and address and they make you a member.

    There are like 4 places within 3 miles from my home that rent games.
  • You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.
    You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.

    Unless you're on ps4

    Far as I know PS4 does not restrict game rentals. If so, then you just educated me.

    Where do you go for game rentals?

    Far as I would guess any video club store in your area should have a game rental section.

    Just look for places that rent movies in your area and inquire. Should be pretty straightforward results I would imagine. All you need is proof of ID and address and they make you a member.

    There are like 4 places within 3 miles from my home that rent games.

    Smaller towns in the US don't really have these anymore. Ever since Blockbusters shut down, not many places have even tried. We have one place near me, but it's a 45 min drive. RedBox is the closest thing I have, but I don't think they have video games. But I am buying the game anyways, so I suppose it doesn't matter for me haha
  • ExSnake01
    466 posts Member
    edited September 2018
    I'd be furious if the delay problem was back. I didn't really experience it in the beta... I had lots of delay in 18 tho. In the beta, I did experience some laggy games. Can't play the game yet.

    Are you guys running on wi-fi? Is the respone time on your tv more than 20ms?
  • RedBox is the closest thing I have, but I don't think they have video games. But I am buying the game anyways, so I suppose it doesn't matter for me haha

    RedBox near me does indeed have video game rentals, however, them having NHL in there might be another question.
  • RedBox is the closest thing I have, but I don't think they have video games. But I am buying the game anyways, so I suppose it doesn't matter for me haha

    RedBox near me does indeed have video game rentals, however, them having NHL in there might be another question.

    Usually they will have at least 1 copy of every new game that is somewhat popular. In my area, NHL games are easily 12 copies available, if not more. Couple months later they sell them $40 used when the rentals start dropping.
  • might have jumped the gun here...after the first night, the early access went back to playing pretty decently. Game speed has definitely been turned down since the beta just a notch or two, but it's noticeably slower. So who knows, the first night it was pretty bad (likely more users playing) and then friday and saturday it played fine (likely less users on with trials running out). All of what I'm talking about is from 6s, ones played completely fine.
  • You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.
    You can always rent the game for 24 hours to test your connection before purchasing. Worst case you will lose $5 for a clear conscience.

    Unless you're on ps4

    Far as I know PS4 does not restrict game rentals. If so, then you just educated me.

    Where do you go for game rentals?

    Try to find a redbox kiosk in your area they're usually tucked in with pharmacies, grocery stores and gas stations. If you go to the redbox website they have a map with locations for their kiosks assuming they have available in your area.
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