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New Club Finals Format Has Decimated The Population

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  • Sgt_Kelso wrote: »
    I wouldn't be surprised if EA does this deliberately to destroy EASHL clubs, so they can say "nobody plays it anymore, so we're shutting it down" - they seem to think NHL esports is about 1v1 gaming anyways, zero attempt to create something equivalent for EASHL clubs.

    This does scare the crap out of me. You are 100% correct on that esports comment, Kelso. I'm shocked that they keep promoting that when EASHL 6s is definitely way more suited to esports.

  • same rink, same teams, same nonsense every month "Playoffs" what about any of this is a playoff.
  • EA_Aljo
    3067 posts EA Community Manager
    same rink, same teams, same nonsense every month "Playoffs" what about any of this is a playoff.

    It's almost as if they're in a bubble! :p At any rate, the feedback is appreciated. I don't have any details on the future of playoffs currently. I know the dev team is keeping an eye on the constructive input we're receiving on this so, please keep it coming.
  • I understand the dev team trying to be innovative and they should, I'm sure it was with good intentions and maybe theoretically it could of worked. However taking away the option to play playoffs or not is a Huge mistake because its 17+ days. Give us (your customers) a choice playoffs or not / indoor or outdoor drop ins are two examples recently, too many times ( I'm sure with good intentions I'll say it again) changes are made but it feels like its shoved down are throats.
  • Something needs to be done, the playoff also brings more glitching and cheating. Lost our second placement game because the other team quit with 10 seconds left when we were up 12-1. The fact that is still a thing is insane. And with how much you lose with one loss against teams that are further down on the ranking it just destroys all my will to continue playing :(
  • How about all these high ranked players and team dropping to Div 10 when playoffs start? It’s gross. That’s a community thing. I also agree that EA is the enabler of that environment.
  • Nybbe95 wrote: »
    Something needs to be done, the playoff also brings more glitching and cheating. Lost our second placement game because the other team quit with 10 seconds left when we were up 12-1. The fact that is still a thing is insane. And with how much you lose with one loss against teams that are further down on the ranking it just destroys all my will to continue playing :(
    Why was this game lost, when the others quit?

  • EA_Aljo wrote: »
    same rink, same teams, same nonsense every month "Playoffs" what about any of this is a playoff.

    It's almost as if they're in a bubble! :p At any rate, the feedback is appreciated. I don't have any details on the future of playoffs currently. I know the dev team is keeping an eye on the constructive input we're receiving on this so, please keep it coming.

    Under the current circumstances your bubble thing is getting cool to me. That's really a nice thought now.
    But the dev team keeping an eye takes forever and a day. Maybe because it's hard with eyes closed?
    Just change the finals, just do it!
    How hard can it be to confess, that this format completly is making no sense, no fun, no whatssoever.
    We started yesterday. The leading team by that time had a 26-0-0 record.
    After we finished one game they had 30-0-0. Our second, their record 34-0-0 etc...
    Seems like every opponent of them quit.
    The go on a 4:1 ratio in games played in about 15 minutes...
    First: How much motivation do all other 5000 clubs have now?
    Second: This zero motivation needs to be kept up for 16 days...
    Let's go dev team! Surprise us!
  • Nybbe95 wrote: »
    Something needs to be done, the playoff also brings more glitching and cheating. Lost our second placement game because the other team quit with 10 seconds left when we were up 12-1. The fact that is still a thing is insane. And with how much you lose with one loss against teams that are further down on the ranking it just destroys all my will to continue playing :(
    Why was this game lost, when the others quit?

    Not sure what makes it that way. Im fairly sure there is a way to glitch to avoid a loss and it has been a problem for a long time. Havent happend to me that much but it has costed us two games, one now and one time on the final day of the last finals when we started the day at 11th place and was going to get into top 10, instead we dropped down to 18, lets just say we did not feel like playing anymore that day.
  • Nybbe95 wrote: »
    Something needs to be done, the playoff also brings more glitching and cheating. Lost our second placement game because the other team quit with 10 seconds left when we were up 12-1. The fact that is still a thing is insane. And with how much you lose with one loss against teams that are further down on the ranking it just destroys all my will to continue playing :(
    Why was this game lost, when the others quit?

    IP booted more likely. When I was playing this game a month ago we were up 5-1 and lost 3-0 in the last 50 seconds. The opponents had racist names, and I reported them, but see they are still doing the same stuff as usual. Makes me feel like this game is pointless, so I just stick with Franchise mode and have ended playing online until EA does something...
  • Yeah, the playoff format bites. I've said it before when they announced this format, that the best teams arent winning, the teams that glitch the most, and play the most do. Go back to the "win four games" and you get a banner and cup. That was the best.
  • drog1602
    2 posts New member
    My team plays only 5 games and then we stop playing hockey for the remainder 15 days (until “playoffs” end. This is so far from being a playoff format, it’s not exciting or fun.
  • drog1602 wrote: »
    My team plays only 5 games and then we stop playing hockey for the remainder 15 days (until “playoffs” end. This is so far from being a playoff format, it’s not exciting or fun.

    Not playing makes no sense.
  • Gifto73 wrote: »
    drog1602 wrote: »
    My team plays only 5 games and then we stop playing hockey for the remainder 15 days (until “playoffs” end. This is so far from being a playoff format, it’s not exciting or fun.

    Not playing makes no sense.

    Playing when its no fun doesn't make sense, what leads to not playing, which doesn't make sense and leads to bad or no matches at all, what doesn't make sense, what leads to the question, what makes sense?
  • The playoff format is absolutely pitiful. EA puts ZERO thought into it and just leaves it for the entire year. There's always next year I guess.
  • The playoff format is absolutely pitiful. EA puts ZERO thought into it and just leaves it for the entire year. There's always next year I guess.

    Also...why do these games count towards our RP and overall record? They never used to...they 100% need to not effect our overall records. Feels completely half a$$ed
  • I don't like the format because unless you play 100 - 150 games plus, you won't have a shot at the title. On the other i love it that you can't see who the team, or the players rank that you are playing. No cherry picking of opponents is probably where most of the outrage is coming from.
  • Gifto73 wrote: »
    I don't like the format because unless you play 100 - 150 games plus, you won't have a shot at the title. On the other i love it that you can't see who the team, or the players rank that you are playing. No cherry picking of opponents is probably where most of the outrage is coming from.

    The other thing is too, you can run the table in the round robin games and get a hella good team RP, then just sit back and wait and see if a team catches you. Also side note...the #1 3s team right now has a hella shady record...they play like 5 games in the time it takes us to play one with a sus amount of DNF wins...many of them in far too short a timeframe(3 DNF wins in 9 real time minutes for eg)
  • twhite1387 wrote: »
    Gifto73 wrote: »
    I don't like the format because unless you play 100 - 150 games plus, you won't have a shot at the title. On the other i love it that you can't see who the team, or the players rank that you are playing. No cherry picking of opponents is probably where most of the outrage is coming from.

    The other thing is too, you can run the table in the round robin games and get a hella good team RP, then just sit back and wait and see if a team catches you. Also side note...the #1 3s team right now has a hella shady record...they play like 5 games in the time it takes us to play one with a sus amount of DNF wins...many of them in far too short a timeframe(3 DNF wins in 9 real time minutes for eg)

    Probably glitching the game! Had that happen to the club I was on a month ago up 5-1 against a club with racial slurs in their player names. We got DNF'd last minute when the Defense went AFK behind the net and lost 3-0. There record was 100-0-1 with 89 wins DNF.
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