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EA_Blueberry
3105 posts EA Community Manager
edited October 1
Be A Pro fans,

Below is the official trailer for Be A Pro!

There is also an in-depth interview with the Creative Director of EA NHL 21. Let us know your thoughts and enjoy!
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  • Bravo to the @NHLDev @NHL_ONL_Producer team as BAP looks very promising. The Youtube chatbox was actually pretty excited about this.

  • This definitely passes the eyeball test. I will be interested to play it to see if it plays out as in depth as it sounds. I don't want to sound negative, it looks good, I've just been tricked before haha!

    I think the ultimate goal would have this play out similar to 2K where we build one player up and he's the same we use across our eashl modes and BAP. I'm hoping that this is a stepping stone in that direction.
  • I think that was freakin' awesome. Can't wait.
  • This definitely passes the eyeball test. I will be interested to play it to see if it plays out as in depth as it sounds. I don't want to sound negative, it looks good, I've just been tricked before haha!

    I think the ultimate goal would have this play out similar to 2K where we build one player up and he's the same we use across our eashl modes and BAP. I'm hoping that this is a stepping stone in that direction.

    They would need to rework the EASHL players to allow for insane overalls which I can't see them doing.

  • Pretty much on par with what I figured it would be. I do wonder if it starts to get repetitive over time. However, it'll be fun to dive into Be A Pro and tick people off. I was good at that in Live the Life on NHL 14 so hopefully I can go down that road again and see if I can annoy the fans, management and my teammates.

    There are a couple of things that stood out to me. I'm the picture below. First being the bar on the bottom. Finally a bar that displays stats and standings, I'll make an educated guess and say this is also in franchise mode. I hope that this bar also displays trades/news in franchise mode. We'll see pretty soon I would imagine.

    The other thing I noticed was, why are the controller buttons blurred out? That doesn't make any sense...... unless of course it leaks something related to franchise mode. But that wouldn't make any sense either since those modes are not at all connected (thankfully that didn't carry over from Madden, I hate Madden having those modes tied to one another).

    The one smaller thing that I would've done is make the bottom bar black with that green (I think) accent color as a border or something so it ties in with the menus better. But that's more of a nit pick than anything.

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  • It looks good, honestly... Makes me wish I enjoyed playing offline
  • Very glad to see them working on offline modes. Still not buying until there is roster sharing though.
  • I have a million and one complaints about gameplay but this looks good; except for having a good relationship with teammates resulting in more passes to you. That's dumb. Take that out. It's like calling for the puck too much will cause them to not pass to you. Teammate AI is bad enough as it is, we don't need more reasons to be frustrated with it.

    Having said that, I'm still skeptical this is just another Live The Life where this doesn't carry over to next gen only for us to get another BAP update in 7 years. Honestly, that's pathetic.
  • it's exactly according to the format:
    we can't improve the gameplay and we're in a circle.
    Ok, let's go improve something so that they don't give us that much?

    ok ok it looks good but only until you realize that a few animations won't replace gameplay.
    The saddest thing is the fact that we didn't show absolutely anything new from the gameplay that would really improve the impression of playing Be A Pro.
    It's just a sauce that should have been there from the beginning, as in Madden and Fifa.

    But that's how it's there now, and now EA has opened a "rescue" replica of last year's fiasco.
  • Oslik1000 wrote: »
    it's exactly according to the format:
    we can't improve the gameplay and we're in a circle.
    Ok, let's go improve something so that they don't give us that much?

    ok ok it looks good but only until you realize that a few animations won't replace gameplay.
    The saddest thing is the fact that we didn't show absolutely anything new from the gameplay that would really improve the impression of playing Be A Pro.
    It's just a sauce that should have been there from the beginning, as in Madden and Fifa.

    But that's how it's there now, and now EA has opened a "rescue" replica of last year's fiasco.

    I know it's your job here to be negative.

    But this mode has nothing to do with gameplay it is a career mode, the gameplay is the gameplay regardless as of which mode you prefer to play. This just improves on a mode that's desperately needed it for years.

    I agree with you that gameplay needs to be worked on but improving Be A Pro, or Franchise mode has nothing to do with gameplay that's a completely different part of the development team.
  • That's funny because there has been a BaP mode for couple of years before this social 🎃🎃🎃🎃... so Id' say the game play has pretty much everything to do with this mode.

    You still have to play the actual hockey, and if it sucks like every other year (due to the brain dead AI), then this is pretty much pointless exercise. Unless you like to play with barbie boi Kens?
  • Anyone know if we can use legends and/or created teams in Be a Pro this year?
  • Good rule of thumb with EA Sports is if you don't hear about it then it didn't happen.
  • EA_Blueberry
    3105 posts EA Community Manager
    Anyone know if we can use legends and/or created teams in Be a Pro this year?

    AFAIK there aren't alternative options like Legends because of how the storyline is currently setup.
  • Anyone know if we can use legends and/or created teams in Be a Pro this year?

    AFAIK there aren't alternative options like Legends because of how the storyline is currently setup.

    Ah ok, thanks for the answer. I hope we can at least swap the NHL teams for created teams.
  • So you can start your career in the European leagues, if I have understood it correctly? Can you play whole season there and do they have the authentic arenas or generic ones?
  • Can you play as goalie? Or EA doesnt think goalies part of hockey?
  • I wonder if we'll be able to play already created players like: Crosby, Lafrenière and take hold of their careers.
  • Nylander88TOR
    61 posts Member
    edited October 6
    Also with the secondary Positions, I hope we can change our primary position in our Career. Get drafted as a LW Sniper and Convert to Offensive RD
  • kyl_35
    7 posts New member
    Lots of good things I’ve wanted for a while—thank you. A couple questions:

    1) Is the schedule fixed for franchises with 32 teams?
    2) Can we change team uniforms in the offseason for non-created teams?
    3) Do the goalie’s pads still switch to random colour zones in year 2 of each franchise?
    4) Have more vintage logos been added to the create team section? (Not necessarily franchise related, I guess, but I’m really want the Mighty Ducks back)
    5) Are there mid season all-star roster reveals?
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