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I'm utterly aghast. The beta and the EA access pre-release had some of the best hockey we'd ever played online. Finally a reasonable speed, players feeling like they are digging their skates into the ice, methodical gameplay with loose pucks, neutral zone skirmishes, battles and turnovers all over the ice.

What happened? Now it's completely gone back to players floating all over at high speed, and race up the ice - race down the ice gameplay. For gosh sakes stick to your guns you really took a step forward and the second you get some complaints from the usual crowd you completely throw it under the bus. So disappointed. Give us back our hockey sim.

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  • Yep, no where near as good as the beta setup, all they needed was a few tweaks. Now stick lift is useless and forwards can just dance around right in front of you like in 16, and forget about winning puck battles against the AI.
  • I know exactly what you're saying. There are some unfixable things that play into it like the more human players, the more varying and unorthodox the play is going to be due to playing styles and bandwidth lag etc factoring into it, but that was all present during the beta as well.

    I do agree that aside from bug/glitch fixes the tuners seem to generally point the game in the wrong direction. I'm not sure if it's because they are bending to the consensus of the online feedback to give the masses (arcade-style" players) what they want, or if they actually think they are making it better and more realistic but are in fact inadvertently making the game worse thinking it's improving. I'd hate to think it's the latter.

    Also not sure why it has to be one or the other either. Why just one getting for the entire league? Why don't they make more "sim" oriented branch of the league for those of us that prefer that? There's obviously a demand for a more sim like experience or the topic wouldn't be brought up year after year.

    Who knows?
    Perhaps it's subjective and we just don't agree with EA as to what a game closer to actual hockey really is?

  • Who knows?
    Perhaps it's subjective and we just don't agree with EA as to what a game closer to actual hockey really is?

    Apparently rammer has said sticklift is working as intended.
  • Lynch-CAN wrote: »

    Who knows?
    Perhaps it's subjective and we just don't agree with EA as to what a game closer to actual hockey really is?

    Apparently rammer has said sticklift is working as intended.

    Come again. Thought he said he was aware of the issue.
  • Nice job rammer bait and switch ! Now put it back to the beta settings ASAP!!!
  • +10000000000000000
  • Stick-lift aside, i'm talking about the overall feel, which went from the best it's ever been, directly back to the way it's always been.

    I agree with Hyon Nyquil that it's a little mind-boggling that that don't just have a faster speed and slower speed for the gameplay as a choice online to once and for all please both camps, or something along those lines. They can tinker with the details all they want in tuners, but messing with the fatigue/speed settings throws the whole thing out of whack.
  • They did this last year as well tbh.
  • They haven't really changed the gameplay from the beta.. This is almost as bad as the ice tilt consipiracy, eh buds'? <3
  • Workin_OT wrote: »
    They haven't really changed the gameplay from the beta.. This is almost as bad as the ice tilt consipiracy, eh buds'? <3

    But the stick lift worked in the beta, no? I'd say that's a pretty big change.
  • Santini3 wrote: »
    Workin_OT wrote: »
    They haven't really changed the gameplay from the beta.. This is almost as bad as the ice tilt consipiracy, eh buds'? <3

    But the stick lift worked in the beta, no? I'd say that's a pretty big change.
    Ya that is broken for sure. That "change" wasn't intentional though..

    And that's not what these guys are talking about now is it bud? <3
  • It's really not that bad. Easily the best game this franchise has ever released. Aside from chel 94. I'm sorry cross crease is ineffective. And stick lift? You guys realise that in real hockey, they don't stick lift spam because it really isn't that effective. The only time stick lift works is when the player has a brain fart and takes too long to make a play. That's why stick lifts are always a highlight. Rare but sexy.

    Most you guys are "it!"
  • the game literally hasnt changed lmao
    You must unlearn what you have learned!
  • COGSx86 wrote: »
    the game literally hasnt changed lmao

    You can't be this stupid -- though I know you try. There was a gameplay update we downloaded before play began. Stick lift worked in the beta, does not work in the new version. So yes, the game literally has changed.

  • Bmh245 wrote: »
    COGSx86 wrote: »
    the game literally hasnt changed lmao

    You can't be this stupid -- though I know you try. There was a gameplay update we downloaded before play began. Stick lift worked in the beta, does not work in the new version. So yes, the game literally has changed.

    He is. Yeah I dont know why they always feel the need to do this.
  • Something changed...for the worst.
  • DEC3PTIV3 wrote: »
    Something changed...for the worst.

    The forums? :)
  • DEC3PTIV3 wrote: »
    Something changed...for the worst.

    The forums? :)
    DEC3PTIV3 wrote: »
    Something changed...for the worst.

    The forums? :)
    Come on these are a definite upgrade.


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    Bmh245 wrote: »
    COGSx86 wrote: »
    the game literally hasnt changed lmao

    You can't be this stupid -- though I know you try. There was a gameplay update we downloaded before play began. Stick lift worked in the beta, does not work in the new version. So yes, the game literally has changed.

    Show me the clips from the beta ? Let's see the evidence ?
    You must unlearn what you have learned!
  • Workin_OT wrote: »
    They haven't really changed the gameplay from the beta.. This is almost as bad as the ice tilt consipiracy, eh buds'? <3

    This guy clearly works for ea. Having played the beta and early access I have definitely felt a change in eashl. I mostly play 2s,3s or 4s. In the beta you could get a good cycle goin then fire it to the cpu d man and he would fire a shot. Now they just look to pass it off just like in 16. That's just one of the things I've noticed. Oh and stick lift of course.
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