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Let's Talk: NHL 21 Closed Technical Test Update August 30th

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  • Sega82mega wrote: »
    Sega82mega wrote: »
    3 games in before the server break, but im happy to say, this Technical beta is miles away better then 20 is with all its updates.

    People tryed L2 like maniac and self sauce without any luck, or at least, without any good reasons to do it. Seem to just make it harder for them to put up a play.

    Way more easy to put pressure in the zone, had some nice rebounds too, its never a dumb option to put the puck on net.

    Dump and chase is in the game too..

    This can absolutely be good once the game seattel in and people adjust.. I really hope so!

    Gametag all over the screen big minus!

    This is encouraging. I hope to get into a game in a bit after I eat dinner before the Bruins game tonight.

    AI is better too, poke checks, well everything seem to be abit better, much more easy to play defense, in other words, staying in position.

    But of course, everyone playing "20" now, I could tell, sooner or later people will start to figure out what works best in this game... Thats when the real test is.. Hopefully playing honest hockey will be the best choose.

    Anyway, have fun playing all!

    *And good luck vs Tampa! ✊

    Yes the poke check is good
  • Socair
    2811 posts Game Changer
    Reminder to post feedback here https://answers.ea.com/t5/NHL-21/ct-p/nhl-21-en
  • Socair wrote: »

    Well, right now the Test is unplayable for me and I bet for many others. How long does the technical test last? I'll play some more when they remove the Gigantic watermark Gamertag that blocks your view. If not, well I played 2 games. So that's pretty much par for the course. LOL!
  • Sgt_Kelso
    1325 posts Member
    edited August 2020
    Follisimo wrote: »
    Goalie: Paddle Down = RT + A to activate *Xbox *

    Playing a game with a yellow connection and my screen completely shakes every I move in the slightest.

    Can't switch views as a goalie to see the play in the other end using the Back Button

    I had this shaking when I tried goalie in practice with a friend. Then we reversed positions, and he had no problems.

    Basically what happened was every time I made a lateral move with the goalie, the whole screen was shuddering. Very hard to play like that, I thought I get a seizure of some sort...

    Could it be that my camera was causing the issue, I had set it on zone in the main menu options? I can try it again tomorrow, and if it continues, then try switching the camera view.

  • Sgt_Kelso wrote: »
    Follisimo wrote: »
    Goalie: Paddle Down = RT + A to activate *Xbox *

    Playing a game with a yellow connection and my screen completely shakes every I move in the slightest.

    Can't switch views as a goalie to see the play in the other end using the Back Button

    I had this shaking when I tried goalie in practice with a friend. Then we reversed positions, and he had no problems.

    Basically what happened was every time I made a lateral move with the goalie, the whole screen was shuddering. Very hard to play like that, I thought I get a seizure of some sort...

    Could it be that my camera was causing the issue, I had set it on zone in the main menu options? I can try it again tomorrow, and if it continues, then try switching the camera view.

    I figured it out. The Zone camera is what causes the shaking and during games you can't change the camera view from your goalie to the puck
  • [quote="Battleaxe_97;c-2152182"][quote="ADecHockey21;c-2152165"]@EASPORTS_AJ

    What’s up with having our gametag popping everywhere even while we play a game? Would it be possible to remove this? It’s quite annoying.[/quote]

    i'ts in case you decide to stream or take SS lol they will know its you[/quote]

    I get that, but as other mentions, it’s still easy to bypass. There could easily be something a little less intrusive.
  • I feel for the guys who have to play on a high ping constantly
  • Really bad beta so far, skating feels clunky like TPS and interceptions are inconsistent.
  • the input delay is really bad , anyone else experiencing this
  • Follisimo
    1345 posts Member
    edited August 2020
    the input delay is really bad , anyone else experiencing this

    My connection has been buttery smooth playing in club games. Have played on NHL 20 earlier then on NHL 21 then back on NHL 20. It feels like an improvement to me. But we all know with the EA servers it's different for everyone always
  • BruinsHockey08
    1359 posts Member
    edited September 2020
    Sega82mega wrote: »
    Sega82mega wrote: »
    3 games in before the server break, but im happy to say, this Technical beta is miles away better then 20 is with all its updates.

    People tryed L2 like maniac and self sauce without any luck, or at least, without any good reasons to do it. Seem to just make it harder for them to put up a play.

    Way more easy to put pressure in the zone, had some nice rebounds too, its never a dumb option to put the puck on net.

    Dump and chase is in the game too..

    This can absolutely be good once the game seattel in and people adjust.. I really hope so!

    Gametag all over the screen big minus!

    This is encouraging. I hope to get into a game in a bit after I eat dinner before the Bruins game tonight.

    AI is better too, poke checks, well everything seem to be abit better, much more easy to play defense, in other words, staying in position.

    But of course, everyone playing "20" now, I could tell, sooner or later people will start to figure out what works best in this game... Thats when the real test is.. Hopefully playing honest hockey will be the best choose.

    Anyway, have fun playing all!

    *And good luck vs Tampa! ✊

    I got my behind kicked in the only game I played. I need another game or two to really get an idea on how much I like it. There's a couple things I didn't care for but I can't say what but I am not sure if it's the game or me which is why I need more time to get a feel for it so I can properly give feedback.
  • Follisimo wrote: »
    the input delay is really bad , anyone else experiencing this

    My connection has been buttery smooth playing in club games. Have played on NHL 20 earlier then on NHL 21 then back on NHL 20. It feels like an improvement to me. But we all know with the EA servers it's different for everyone always

    On 20 I usually get 10 -20 ,but now I'm getting 40-80
  • Yeah, I think I'm done. 2 VS. games and 1 Drop-in? I think I'm cool. At least until they remove the awful watermarked Gamertag.

    Have fun with NHL 21: AlL yoUr G4m3rTagS aRe b3loNG t0 u$ edition. :p
  • Thanks for not sending me a code. Very kind.
  • It makes it difficult to judge this game when the gamer tag stands out more than the game it self
  • Thanks for not sending me a code. Very kind.

    Yup same here. Im pretty sure EA has me on some list cus they cant handle hearing the truth all the time. But,its things like this that make me hate EA in the first place so yeah.
  • This game is the same that nhl20 with better animation. Goalie is not better that nhl20 in breakaway. The defense positionning is not better and are spectator in his zone and sometime he intercept a pass. In one on one the def never be able to rotate for to reach the attacker and reach easy the goalie for breakaway or little pass for one timer in desert goal. In resume attack is Op and defense ans goalie is forget another year in nhl game. This will are the only year that not buy the game.
  • Sgt_Kelso
    1325 posts Member
    edited September 2020
    Follisimo wrote: »
    Sgt_Kelso wrote: »
    Follisimo wrote: »
    Goalie: Paddle Down = RT + A to activate *Xbox *

    Playing a game with a yellow connection and my screen completely shakes every I move in the slightest.

    Can't switch views as a goalie to see the play in the other end using the Back Button

    I had this shaking when I tried goalie in practice with a friend. Then we reversed positions, and he had no problems.

    Basically what happened was every time I made a lateral move with the goalie, the whole screen was shuddering. Very hard to play like that, I thought I get a seizure of some sort...

    Could it be that my camera was causing the issue, I had set it on zone in the main menu options? I can try it again tomorrow, and if it continues, then try switching the camera view.

    I figured it out. The Zone camera is what causes the shaking and during games you can't change the camera view from your goalie to the puck

    I haven't had time to test more (and our club has only 2 guys at the moment). Is it only the goalie camera in zone that's bugged? And is it all game modes? I only use zone normally for all positions, so...

    It's a real shame that you can't enter this test freely, and had to register for it earlier, because most of our guys had already given up on NHL20 and haven't been actively following the game or forums. So they were out of the loop. So now there's even less people to play with than usual.
  • EA_Aljo
    3219 posts EA Community Manager
    Kmahrle83 wrote: »
    Thanks for not sending me a code. Very kind.

    Yup same here. Im pretty sure EA has me on some list cus they cant handle hearing the truth all the time. But,its things like this that make me hate EA in the first place so yeah.

    If you signed up when the registration was live, you should have received a code. You can contact an advisor to have them check your account. We very frequently see that people registered with a different account than they intended to. You can try try contacting @EAHelp through Twitter or open a case with a live support advisor here. You can also go to facebook.com/eahelphub to get in touch with support.
  • EA_Aljo wrote: »
    Kmahrle83 wrote: »
    Thanks for not sending me a code. Very kind.

    Yup same here. Im pretty sure EA has me on some list cus they cant handle hearing the truth all the time. But,its things like this that make me hate EA in the first place so yeah.

    If you signed up when the registration was live, you should have received a code. You can contact an advisor to have them check your account. We very frequently see that people registered with a different account than they intended to. You can try try contacting @EAHelp through Twitter or open a case with a live support advisor here. You can also go to facebook.com/eahelphub to get in touch with support.

    Thank you. Ive already tried eahelp in 2 different ways. I only have one account and one gamertag so there was no mistake. Its not the end of the world but also unfortunately this is exactly what i expect out of EA. Wasnt just myself either. I saw quite a few on fb, reddit, and twitter with the same issue. I appreciate you trying though as youve already done more than both the other people i talked to have. Take care.
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