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Hut competitive on line play need advice

Just started playing on line for the first time. Have over 500 games played against the CPU. Another 2000+ on previous NHL games. Have a team of "special cards" made up of players in the high 80's. Have played a dozen games on line. Been smoked in 10 of them. Not even close. Would like to know what I am doing wrong. Yeah, playing, thats hilarious ! I'm looking for helpful advice. Please don't tell me to practice more. Please don't tell me to aim better. Better player cards=better results.
I am unable to pass 90% of the time. It either goes directly to the opponent or is 4 feet off of the guy I passed to, resulting in an icing. I poke check the opponent and the puck goes directly to another one of the opponent's players every single time (yea, I mean every single time). I am poke checked and it goes to the opponents player every single time. My team has not been able to skate with anybody I have played against. The speed difference hasn't been close once. At minimum, twice a game my goalie will deflect a shot and one or more of my players I am NOT controlling will rush to the net and shove the puck in. Every game. Opponent does a wrap around and misses my guy shoves the puck in. The puck goes into the corner and 3 of my guys will rush over and the puck squirts out to the opponents player. Every time the opponent goes into the corner. At least half of those result in goals. I have 12 synergy's active, 6 of which benefit the entire team. 90% of every game is played in my end of the ice. Once I take control of a guy, he turns into a slug. The 2 close games (which are the only two my team scored in) I played RD in. Was amazing to watch my guys do the things they wouldn't for me. Have my line changes on auto, how do I keep them from changing, after what seems, most of the time I win a faceoff? And no, none of this is remotely exaggerated!!!!! It's extremely frustrating to be everybody's punching bag every single game!!! Giving me 2 1/2 times the coins at the end of every game does nothing for me.
Do I need to spend a million coins (which gets me one or two good players) or a hundred bucks to buy players? I look at the results and see a lot of other people with zero wins a ton of losses. Is the on line gaming only for the people with the high rated cards (players)? Having to drop real cash buying, then hoping for a good card isn't an option. Spent 100 thousand on a pack the other day, which drained me, and didn't get a single player I could use (a Filppula international POTG card I can resell for, as of right now, 8 grand) and two playoff collectables which are going for 4 grand apiece. Point is that doesn't appear to be the answer and now I have no coins. One good player, for 100 grand, and didn't even get that. Yeah, I'm beat down and starting to wonder why I'm putting myself thru this.
I really would like some advice about the game play the most. Is it my defensive settings? Offensive? Any other setting? Doesn't seem to matter if I'm on the pro or superstar setting. Same results.
Give me an idea of what I should do to build the team and how. As far as building the team, Please don't suggest that tired old "buy low sell high" shtick. The same people sit at the end of the bidding waiting to Bid over whatever anyone else bid. Haven't won a bid on anything worthwhile the entire time I've been playing. Cards disappear with time still remaining or I can't get my bid in to override whoever just over bid me. No, it's not my Internet connection, so please don't suggest that. Would like constructive advice.
I AM NOT criticizing the game. Would like advice.

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  • PS4 or Xbox?
  • Playing, and I use that loosely, on PS4
  • Add me. Mikehuntsbig. A number of things it could be. I'll be on tonight and will try to help you out.
  • Out of curiosity, what are the players rated on the team you use on line ? Are they comparable to what I'm using ? Appreciate the help offer also.
  • No not comparable. I have one of the better teams in HUT
  • Pr0xY00
    156 posts Member
    Use at least one checking line and adjust the line settings.
  • Dlions2326 wrote: »

    I am unable to pass 90% of the time. It either goes directly to the opponent or is 4 feet off of the guy I passed to, resulting in an icing. I poke check the opponent and the puck goes directly to another one of the opponent's players every single time (yea, I mean every single time). I am poke checked and it goes to the opponents player every single time. My team has not been able to skate with anybody I have played against. The speed difference hasn't been close once. At minimum, twice a game my goalie will deflect a shot and one or more of my players I am NOT controlling will rush to the net and shove the puck in. Every game. Opponent does a wrap around and misses my guy shoves the puck in. The puck goes into the corner and 3 of my guys will rush over and the puck squirts out to the opponents player. Every time the opponent goes into the corner. At least half of those result in goals. I have 12 synergy's active, 6 of which benefit the entire team. 90% of every game is played in my end of the ice. Once I take control of a guy, he turns into a slug. The 2 close games (which are the only two my team scored in) I played RD in. Was amazing to watch my guys do the things they wouldn't for me. Have my line changes on auto, how do I keep them from changing, after what seems, most of the time I win a faceoff? And no, none of this is remotely exaggerated!!!!! It's extremely frustrating to be everybody's punching bag every single game!!! Giving me 2 1/2 times the coins at the end of every game does nothing for me.
    Do I need to spend a million coins (which gets me one or two good players) or a hundred bucks to buy players? I look at the results and see a lot of other people with zero wins a ton of losses. Is the on line gaming only for the people with the high rated cards (players)? Having to drop real cash buying, then hoping for a good card isn't an option. Spent 100 thousand on a pack the other day, which drained me, and didn't get a single player I could use (a Filppula international POTG card I can resell for, as of right now, 8 grand) and two playoff collectables which are going for 4 grand apiece. Point is that doesn't appear to be the answer and now I have no coins. One good player, for 100 grand, and didn't even get that. Yeah, I'm beat down and starting to wonder why I'm putting myself thru this.
    I really would like some advice about the game play the most. Is it my defensive settings? Offensive? Any other setting? Doesn't seem to matter if I'm on the pro or superstar setting. Same results.
    Give me an idea of what I should do to build the team and how. As far as building the team, Please don't suggest that tired old "buy low sell high" shtick. The same people sit at the end of the bidding waiting to Bid over whatever anyone else bid. Haven't won a bid on anything worthwhile the entire time I've been playing. Cards disappear with time still remaining or I can't get my bid in to override whoever just over bid me. No, it's not my Internet connection, so please.

    ok first of all I feel your pain I'll try and help you on a couple points

    The passing issue , it seems for me that as my controller gets used it digs into the left sick and the constan t circles and up and down seem to break down the plastic making the circle bigger . Essentially it changes the aiming targets
    Try getting a new controller . Quick tip if u have a Costco , u can use a controller for a couple months and return it , no charge , for a new one . They'll ask what's wrong , buttons don't work simple .

    Second always spend YUR coins and a player or better yet players u want
    Maybe 2 50 k players will benefit u better then 1 100 k

    Synergies , don't get too obsessed with them , a 90 dman with 2 synergies is better then a 86 with 4 . If that makes sense

    Ok so the puck in the corner thing , higher rated off and deff awareness players usually pick up lose pucks . EE synergy works great for that .

    The bidding
    When your bidding, bid and then back out of the screen till it shows the card on the bids section
    EA has really made it difficult to counter bid , I always have to go into bids , left trigger , unsuccessful bids them is there, I bid again
    Back out to bids screen and if the card isn't here , back into bids , unsuccessful bids again and boom it's there . It's confusing but it's easier to explain with speech

    Hope it helps a bit
  • h8ttrick
    1661 posts Member
    Umm synergies are king. Also a 90 dman with two synergies isn't always better than an 85 with 6 or 8. Get tw and some other team synergies. Those are the best x Ray is pretty good as well.

    Look at your strategies use aggressive offense with defensive strategies that bring your boys back to the d zone. Also don't be afraid to dump the puck in or send it around the boards use some real hockey strategies you are a red wings fan so surely you watch a ton of hockey.
  • canadiancsArcy
    48 posts Member
    edited May 2017
    h8ttrick wrote: »
    Umm synergies are king. Also a 90 dman with two synergies isn't always better than an 85 with 6 or 8. Get tw and some other team synergies. Those are the best x Ray is pretty good as well.

    Look at your strategies use aggressive offense with defensive strategies that bring your boys back to the d zone. Also don't be afraid to dump the puck in or send it around the boards use some real hockey strategies you are a red wings fan so surely you watch a ton of hockey.

    90 dman is already at least 4 point above the 86
    So any team synergy that affect the 86 also affects the 90
    If we're talking 6 to 8 , and shooting syn then ya
    It's a fine tune system. I got s bunch of flash back players tho, but I'm trying to replace them with higher cards slowly while maintaining my team syn

    Post edited by canadiancsArcy on
  • The real issue isn't his team it's that hut/ea servers are broken and the game plays like garbage for certain users at certain times. Sounds like he has the Fatman lag to me. And I don't no how to fix it. It's the game it's no you bro. You can buy all the players you want, if you have the fatman lag it's impossible to compete.
  • The real issue isn't his team it's that hut/ea servers are broken and the game plays like garbage for certain users at certain times. Sounds like he has the Fatman lag to me. And I don't no how to fix it. It's the game it's no you bro. You can buy all the players you want, if you have the fatman lag it's impossible to compete.

    Hutdoesn't use servers bro , where U been ??
  • If your on Xbox hold the console button in till it's off then unplug it then rest your router after router resets turn your Xbox on ..helped me with the fat man lag .. good luck
  • fcamodeo wrote: »
    Give me your gamertag i can use some easy wins.
    What's your record cowboy?
  • Go in to settings and lower the pass assist (something) to at least 70%.That will give you better passing when playing online.
  • ESPOtheDON
    2940 posts Member
    fcamodeo wrote: »
    Oh oh hockey record. 2333 211 34 . div play and Hut. Haven't cracked div 1 but getting there. Too many posers... no comp anymore...i am 61 years of age and loving me some hockey.
    It's like this dinner Geritol coffee and hockey. Go penguins..

    how are you 2333-211 and not in D1?
  • ESPOtheDON wrote: »
    fcamodeo wrote: »
    Oh oh hockey record. 2333 211 34 . div play and Hut. Haven't cracked div 1 but getting there. Too many posers... no comp anymore...i am 61 years of age and loving me some hockey.
    It's like this dinner Geritol coffee and hockey. Go penguins..

    how are you 2333-211 and not in D1?

    Holy God.
    I'm not sure I've scored 200 goals.
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