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  • Both the spam and the manual poke check are incredibly overpowered. Playing defense is trivial and doesn't require good positioning anymore. It's also amazing how everyone is a dam jedi and can stop every sauce pass with their stick. This is the dead puck era of EA's NHL.
  • How can a defensive stick be overpowered? lol

    THe only ones who cry about the poke check dangle to much and dont pass the puck.

    Exactly what hockey isn't. THe DSS is controlled by the user. If the user knocks the puck away from you its because we was smarted defensively then you were offensively.
    You must unlearn what you have learned!
  • Putting your stick through someone's legs is a non issue until said legs are solid in relation to the stick. Sticks pass through them, and a stick to the outside of your leg on a soft poke is really not going to bring down an nhl player.
  • Sgt_Kelso
    1288 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    COGSx86 wrote: »
    How can a defensive stick be overpowered? lol

    THe only ones who cry about the poke check dangle to much and dont pass the puck.

    Exactly what hockey isn't. THe DSS is controlled by the user. If the user knocks the puck away from you its because we was smarted defensively then you were offensively.

    I like good defensive tools, but I think this time they did overdo the the effectiveness of the poke, or at least it seems way too good in some situations. Especially in EASHL it's sometimes impossible to do anything with the puck, before it's poked away. It doesn't even seem to matter whether you protect the puck or if they poke from behind, it almost always becomes loose.

    But conversely, sometimes when you try to poke the puck loose, you half-way or almost succeed, and then the puck is immediately taken by the same opponent or the one beside him, so you're forced to poke again and again. You poke the puck one yard away, then again another yard. It gets really ridiculous. It's like fencing out there sometimes, with nobody getting the puck, or you are doing the poke without any positive result. So ironically the poke is both too effective and not effective enough?

    I think all that in EASHL has a lot to do with who has less lag in the game, they always win the battle for the puck, and seem to get easy control, if the lag gap is large enough. So it's always an uphill struggle for the other side. It's like those 'random' loose pucks, how come they always end up in the stick of the opponent?




  • The defender is beat, pokes physically through my legs and somehow dislodges the puck without coming close to actually touching it with his stick.

    How is this not a problem?
  • That has more to do with EAs fantasy physics, not the poke check per say.

    This is the same as when toe drags and puck carriers go through legs and sticks, not losing the pucks.


    Its a give and take. People dont show the clips of players magically going through other players when carrying the puck.

    You must unlearn what you have learned!
  • COGSx86 wrote: »
    That has more to do with EAs fantasy physics, not the poke check per say.

    This is the same as when toe drags and puck carriers go through legs and sticks, not losing the pucks.


    Its a give and take. People dont show the clips of players magically going through other players when carrying the puck.

    They removed losing the puck going through legs and sticks? That's how it works in legacy. Visually the stick goes through the legs but you lose control of the puck. Idk why they would get rid of that..
  • COGSx86 wrote: »
    That has more to do with EAs fantasy physics, not the poke check per say.

    This is the same as when toe drags and puck carriers go through legs and sticks, not losing the pucks.


    Its a give and take. People dont show the clips of players magically going through other players when carrying the puck.

    Why are you acting naive when someone posts video evidence of the thing you're trying to argue against? Obviously people have posted many videos of puck carriers carrying the puck through legs and other objects throughout the years. You already know this because it USED to be a big(ger) issue. I'm sure the almighty BMH can dig out some footage of exactly that if you'd like.

    And to echo: it still works like that but like everything else in this game, there are times when it doesn't... probably due to one party's attributes being too high or too low.
  • Santini3 wrote: »
    COGSx86 wrote: »
    That has more to do with EAs fantasy physics, not the poke check per say.

    This is the same as when toe drags and puck carriers go through legs and sticks, not losing the pucks.


    Its a give and take. People dont show the clips of players magically going through other players when carrying the puck.

    Why are you acting naive when someone posts video evidence of the thing you're trying to argue against? Obviously people have posted many videos of puck carriers carrying the puck through legs and other objects throughout the years. You already know this because it USED to be a big(ger) issue. I'm sure the almighty BMH can dig out some footage of exactly that if you'd like.

    And to echo: it still works like that but like everything else in this game, there are times when it doesn't... probably due to one party's attributes being too high or too low.

    It must be balanced way better in legacy because it is consistent. Even guys like Crosby can't just dangle through legs. Using the dekes is one thing but just standard stick handling you will lose it if you go through legs. Must have had to make it easier for the babbies.


  • The defender is beat, pokes physically through my legs and somehow dislodges the puck without coming close to actually touching it with his stick.

    How is this not a problem?

    This is brutal. Shouldn't happen.
  • people who defend this should stop embarrassing themselves
  • mikeyflex wrote: »
    people who defend this should stop embarrassing themselves

    No body is defending it, the point being that if you expect perfect puck physics with poke checks, to be exact, then expect perfect puck physics when it comes to Puck carriers and their ability to handle the puck.


    Lets rewind the clip further to see when you got the puck, and you will see the crazy physics on that, I'm sure.
    You must unlearn what you have learned!
  • COGSx86 wrote: »
    That has more to do with EAs fantasy physics, not the poke check per say.

    This is the same as when toe drags and puck carriers go through legs and sticks, not losing the pucks.


    Its a give and take. People dont show the clips of players magically going through other players when carrying the puck.

    They removed losing the puck going through legs and sticks? That's how it works in legacy. Visually the stick goes through the legs but you lose control of the puck. Idk why they would get rid of that..

    Keep playing legacy, bud!
    You must unlearn what you have learned!
  • COGSx86 wrote: »
    Lets rewind the clip further to see when you got the puck, and you will see the crazy physics on that, I'm sure.

    Ok. Here's the entire breakout.



    Now what's your excuse?
  • people who spam poke check are losers anyways
  • HandsomeCatf1sh
    1707 posts Member
    edited November 2017
    Now you know how us defensmen and goalies have been feeling for years :)
  • 2 dangler crybabys flagged my message lololololololol.
  • For every time you guys get a shot through the pads, or toe drag through a defensmans skate or stick ....or a perfect poke goes through the puck...the few times we get a "magic" poke...everybody's loses their freaking mind.
  • Wahhhhh wah lol
  • people who spam poke check are losers anyways

    If there was only a way to move the puck besides dangling spamming would be a non-issue
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