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GramerProfesur
549 posts Member
edited January 12
Posted this on twitter not too long ago but we are badly in need of an update

NHL 21 missing a TON of goalie equipment.. most of which is worn by majority of goalies in league. Almost every goalie I’ve seen in training camp is wearing one of these. Not in the game:

True L12.2 series
True L20.1 series
True L4.1 series
CCM EFlex 5
Bauer HyperLite

Not to mention the Supreme skates are the wrong color.. you can get them in custom red but stock yellow is worn by 99% of NHLers who use it @NHLDev

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  • Next-gen, the art team should work with Bauer/Brian’s and design some “team pads” with the NHL graphics on them with Bauer/Brian’s brands. The more we see custom graphics on pads, the more we’re going to need some at least “template” team pads (essentially the same as the way they do helmets right now) to apply to goalies.
  • Next-gen, the art team should work with Bauer/Brian’s and design some “team pads” with the NHL graphics on them with Bauer/Brian’s brands. The more we see custom graphics on pads, the more we’re going to need some at least “template” team pads (essentially the same as the way they do helmets right now) to apply to goalies.

    I actually don’t think we’ll see much for what it’s worth. Number has gone down from last season
  • will True, Eflex 5 and Hyperlite be added?

    For a 79.99 game, this is honestly pathetic and poorly the attention to details are in this game
  • Next-gen, the art team should work with Bauer/Brian’s and design some “team pads” with the NHL graphics on them with Bauer/Brian’s brands. The more we see custom graphics on pads, the more we’re going to need some at least “template” team pads (essentially the same as the way they do helmets right now) to apply to goalies.

    I actually don’t think we’ll see much for what it’s worth. Number has gone down from last season

    It might have gone down this year due to the “True” movement, but CCM showed off their custom graphic ability at the WJC, and with Bauer and Brian’s already having that capability, I only see that going up long-term. Think of how many junior and college goalies are rocking custom graphics. There will be a shift in the near future imo, it’s only a matter of time.
  • I thought at one point I saw an article mentioning that EA was going to start using some of DaveArt's masks for goalie's he paints the masks for, kinda like they did for Jonathan Quick and Martin Brodeur a few years ago. Also if anyone remembers, EA did include a custom set of Brain's pads for Eddie Lack when he played for Vancouver a couple years ago. For custom gear for specific goalies, I wouldn't be opposed to having it included in the games even if it meant not being able to edit it or use it on any other goalie.
  • Even though I hate 80% of Dave Art’s work, that would be awesome
  • kyl_35 wrote: »
    Even though I hate 80% of Dave Art’s work, that would be awesome

    How lol? He’s so good. I had my mask painted by Miska personally, but I love all masks. Jake Allen’s new DA mask is the best Habs mask I’ve ever seen!
  • https://forums.ea.com/en/nhl/discussion/265616/real-goalie-masks-coming

    Remember BruinsHockey08 also mention this.

    I hoping for something to come next week. At least roster update should be close.
  • kyl_35
    118 posts Member
    edited January 16
    kyl_35 wrote: »
    Even though I hate 80% of Dave Art’s work, that would be awesome

    How lol? He’s so good. I had my mask painted by Miska personally, but I love all masks. Jake Allen’s new DA mask is the best Habs mask I’ve ever seen!

    I like simple designs you can see from anywhere in the stadium (masks from the 90’s). Most have Dave Art’s stuff just looks to me like a blended mesh of details that you can’t fully see without a close-up. I’m also not impressed with glow in the dark paint.

  • I really really hope with this roster update EA is releasing this week they include some new gear and the Sharks and Whalers throwback jerseys, although I highly doubt the Whalers one will be included seeing as it's been two years now since the Canes have been using it and it's still not included. They really gotta get that True gear in the game. So many big names like Price, Hart, Andersen, Gibson, Fleury, Binnington, and Hellebuyck are all in True gear this season.
  • kyl_35 wrote: »
    kyl_35 wrote: »
    Even though I hate 80% of Dave Art’s work, that would be awesome

    How lol? He’s so good. I had my mask painted by Miska personally, but I love all masks. Jake Allen’s new DA mask is the best Habs mask I’ve ever seen!

    I like simple designs you can see from anywhere in the stadium (masks from the 90’s). Most have Dave Art’s stuff just looks to me like a blended mesh of details that you can’t fully see without a close-up. I’m also not impressed with glow in the dark paint.

    lol I guess that’s fair! Maybe that’s why I love his new Jake Allen mask so much. Big strokes that can be seen anywhere, yet very simplistic. I think it’s one of DA’s best masks ever.
  • kyl_35 wrote: »
    kyl_35 wrote: »
    Even though I hate 80% of Dave Art’s work, that would be awesome

    How lol? He’s so good. I had my mask painted by Miska personally, but I love all masks. Jake Allen’s new DA mask is the best Habs mask I’ve ever seen!

    I like simple designs you can see from anywhere in the stadium (masks from the 90’s). Most have Dave Art’s stuff just looks to me like a blended mesh of details that you can’t fully see without a close-up. I’m also not impressed with glow in the dark paint.

    lol I guess that’s fair! Maybe that’s why I love his new Jake Allen mask so much. Big strokes that can be seen anywhere, yet very simplistic. I think it’s one of DA’s best masks ever.

    Compeletly agree. Allen’s mask is great!
  • Why did EA go through the trouble of adding some new skater helmets and the like and then not bother editing players to actually wear them? I’d say about 20% of the NHL players in this game have the correct gear setup. Most egregious is that THE COVER ATHLETE is in the wrong equipment despite all of his actual gear being in the game. The attention to detail from this dev team is downright embarrassing.
  • Why did EA go through the trouble of adding some new skater helmets and the like and then not bother editing players to actually wear them? I’d say about 20% of the NHL players in this game have the correct gear setup. Most egregious is that THE COVER ATHLETE is in the wrong equipment despite all of his actual gear being in the game. The attention to detail from this dev team is downright embarrassing.

    Come on man, give the team a break! The presentation team is probably busy drawing up an even more egregious “GOAL” wordmark while also making some sick new fortnite CHEL gear, brah! They’re hard at work, they’ll get to the less important NHL player likeness minor details when they can.
  • ovenmitts19
    19 posts Member
    edited January 22
    LOL. What’s even more absurd is they are charging real money for cards that are supposed to represent their player likeness and most of them don’t look remotely close to their real life counterparts. It’s one thing to get a random 4th liner wrong, but star players should at least be accurate. It would literally take me an hour to fix glaring presentation/authenticity issues that have been in the game for years.

    To name a few:

    Mackinnon: uses 70k skates, not 2015 Jetspeeds
    Panarin: uses FT2 skates, not 2015 Jetspeeds. Uses black side shot blockers on his skates
    Landeskog: wears a regular Bauer straight cut visor, not the curved Dany Heatley motorcycle visor.
    Svechnikov: Has never worn a Reakt 200 helmet, uses white blade tape
    Fiala: uses a Reakt 150 helmet and Bauer Supreme gloves/skates/stick. EA has him using a red CCM superfast stick from 2014 and other old CCM gear.
    Ovechkin: uses AS3 skates, Jetspeed gloves, and a Ribcore stick. Not CCM Tacks gear from 2015. He’s on the cover of your game and you literally stare at a picture of him every time the game boots. Like come on.
    Tavares: Wears AS3 skates and the new 910 helmet. Not Tacks skates from 2015.

    In general - you should overwrite the 300+ players you have wearing the Reakt 100 with the new Reakt 150. The 100 has been discontinued for 3 years and the only notable players still wearing it are Giroux, Ehlers, Jack Hughes, and the Schenn brothers.

    @NHLDev @EA_Blueberry
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  • LOL. What’s even more absurd is they are charging real money for cards that are supposed to represent their player likeness and most of them don’t look remotely close to their real life counterparts. It’s one thing to get a random 4th liner wrong, but star players should at least be accurate. It would literally take me an hour to fix glaring presentation/authenticity issues that have been in the game for years.

    To name a few:

    Mackinnon: uses 70k skates, not 2015 Jetspeeds
    Panarin: uses FT2 skates, not 2015 Jetspeeds. Uses black side shot blockers on his skates
    Kucherov: Has never worn a Reakt 100 helmet, uses white blade tape.
    Svechnikov: Has never worn a Reakt 200 helmet, uses white blade tape
    Fiala: uses a Reakt 150 helmet and Bauer Supreme gloves/skates/stick. EA has him using a red CCM superfast stick from 2014 and other old CCM gear.
    Ovechkin: uses AS3 skates, Jetspeed gloves, and a Ribcore stick. Not CCM Tacks gear from 2015. He’s on the cover of your game and you literally stare at a picture of him every time the game boots. Like come on.
    Tavares: Wears AS3 skates and the new 910 helmet. Not Tacks skates from 2015.

    In general - you should overwrite the 300+ players you have wearing the Reakt 100 with the new Reakt 150. The 100 has been discontinued for 3 years and the only notable players still wearing it are Giroux, Ehlers, Jack Hughes, and the Schenn brothers.

    @NHLDev @EA_Blueberry

    So just to clarify, should “GOAL” maybe cover up like 85% of the screen rather than our current 40%? Oh yeah, the helmet yadda yadda, yeah we’ll get to that...

    But in all seriousness, that’s a great list you have. I get that the manufacturers might hate this, but I really think they should keep old gear like Crosby’s helmet in the game as long as someone is still wearing it. Doesn’t make sense why I can put on like a 3-5 year old set of CCM pads but I can’t rock Crosby’s helmet lol. The player likeness drives me nuts which is why I just use created players in play now. Don’t have to stare at the inaccuracies, I just simply won’t use pads that can’t be colored right (looking at you vapor 2X) and nothing can be inaccurate about my created players lol.
  • There’s also a lot more that can be done with legends. For example:

    Brind Amour and Lemieux would look much more authentic with the Bauer 4500 helmet since they actually wore that helmet.

    For Gretzky - one of his iconic staples aside from the signature side jersey tuck was his blue tuuks/skate blade holders. Why has this never been reflected in the game?
  • I realize the official NHL season is only a few weeks old now, but the game has been out since the fall. At this point in time, as disappointing as it would be, I'd almost settle for an official statement from EA letting us whether or not any new equipment was going to be added to this year's game or not. It kinda sucks playing the "wait and guess" game at this moment as to whether or not they will or won't.
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