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Manual Line Changes

Can we PLEASE get manual line changes for online play? This auto line change assist is killing me!!

I just lost a game because I won a face-off in the defensive zone and for whatever reason my forwards decided they were too tired and started skating to the bench. Well that's just fine and dandy except that I was trying to make a breakout pass...long story short, the opponent intercepted and took an instant slap shot for the win...

Will we ever have the option to turn auto line changes off? The Sabres are already garbage enough, I don't want to be forced to play with their 4th line AHL team.

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  • You can change it in the settings menu if I recall correctly.
  • Not for online. Only offline
  • if you press on B or X , it change line.
  • if you press on B or X , it change line.

    Yes, but auto line changes can still occur. That's the issue that I'm having. I will do my own change, but it automatically wants to switch to my 4th line for some reason. Even if the line I put out there has fresh legs. It's quite annoying.
  • if you press on B or X , it change line.

    Yes, but auto line changes can still occur. That's the issue that I'm having. I will do my own change, but it automatically wants to switch to my 4th line for some reason. Even if the line I put out there has fresh legs. It's quite annoying.

    I really doubt this. It just doesn't happen. I'd happily admit I'm wrong if you can provide video proof of your fresh lines being auto changed.

    In my experience, your lines will never auto change on you if you are putting the most fresh line out after every whistle, yes even your fourth, and also manually change them on the fly during the play. Don't let lines stay out long enough to go into the red, don't let them stay out there for 4, 5+ minutes of in game time. Max 2 times up and down the ice, then get them off on the fly. Do this and they'll never auto change on you.
  • HockeyCityUSA
    500 posts Member
    edited October 2018
    Workin_OT wrote: »
    if you press on B or X , it change line.

    Yes, but auto line changes can still occur. That's the issue that I'm having. I will do my own change, but it automatically wants to switch to my 4th line for some reason. Even if the line I put out there has fresh legs. It's quite annoying.

    I really doubt this. It just doesn't happen. I'd happily admit I'm wrong if you can provide video proof of your fresh lines being auto changed.

    In my experience, your lines will never auto change on you if you are putting the most fresh line out after every whistle, yes even your fourth, and also manually change them on the fly during the play. Don't let lines stay out long enough to go into the red, don't let them stay out there for 4, 5+ minutes of in game time. Max 2 times up and down the ice, then get them off on the fly. Do this and they'll never auto change on you.

    Well the only reason I am making this post is because I called a TO, put out my 1st line, and then after the draw, my 1st line went straight to the bench. I play 3 lines most of the game, is the game forcing me to play the 4th line because they have less than a minute of playing time?

    The point is, if I wanted to leave my guys out there until they are puking all over the ice, shouldn't I have that option? Why do I have the ability to put out my best line in a certain situations, but they are automatically taken off if they are in the yellow?

    We had the option in the past, why would this be something that is taken away? I mean it's in offline, why cant the option be for online as well?

    PS - This is the first time I have seen a change with fresh legs and since it happened near the end of the game in my own zone, I am salty haha
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