Froommey wrote: »
Gameplay is one thing and I agree with many online players that there is to do something for them. Personaly the Tuner 1.0 with reduced penalty slider isn’t a bad gameplay for me. If you are not close enough to NHL the small graphic and statistics things are maybe not important for these guys. They are happy with a good gameplay only. So would be great ( I don’t think they do ) to divide the game. By the way ... I play to 90% with players in my Team which have real player likenesses. I do not like generic faces. Many look ugly or like Brothers.
AEZ1 wrote: »
Not thrilled with the layout/fonts this year. I found last year’s too small, but this is just too ‘slick,’ rather than informational. And that ‘shooting star’ gleam effect is super annoying.
Player Editing: We should be able to edit CPU-created players in Franchise Mode. Too often they have these goofy hairdos or are 19 and have grey hair (I know, Drew Miller, but percentages) and you can wind up with three draft prospects that look identical…but are from different countries? And sometimes the names don’t really match-up. I’d like to be able to edit everything, like you can with a user-created player. Also, more goalie mask options and/or the ability to apply team colors to the generic templates, like you can with pads et al.
The Stanley Cup celebration was awesomely overhauled for the last two versions, but the handoff is so random as to seem pointless (watching Claude Giroux snub Wayne Simmonds to hand the Cup to…Scott Laughton? Thrilling). How about a setting in Edit Lines where you can set the handoff order, like you can with Shootout, or even just an edit so that the C hands to the A, him to the other A, and then the starting G?
Something they scrapped that I desperately want back, Career totals. I love that they announce, in game, someone netting their 400th goal, but I’d love to be able to see a running total (like they used to have) so I can actually see I have a player at 399 goals and play that milestone game.
In the seasonal stats they show now as Career Stats, I’d like to see the team abbreviation next to the season like they have in Madden, and in real stats online.
Ability to edit lines on all teams. Owner Mode used to have this, so you could put 90-rated players on Superlines regardless of their default position, but it’s gone now and a 92 C can be stuck with an 84 RW for years simply because he’s the highest rated RW in the lineup (I know, just change their position, but then you have to wait to see if the Auto Line Change reassigns in the right order etc). All I want is total control, is that so much to ask?
Ability to decide awards. Too often, in Franchise mode, if you’re playing your best players to pad stats, you’ll win the Ross or Norris every year, even though another player would be the obvious choice (performing above and beyond with little or no help: Connor McDavid). It would be great to decide winners so that the highest scoring defenseman doesn’t win the Norris every year, or the Hart going hand in hand with the Art Ross more often than not.
Choose retirements/unretire. I play Franchise Mode with Auto Save off so I can decide injury length (I won’t accept anything longer than three weeks because that’s so awesome when it happens in real life) and also who I accept retiring. I’ve had the game try and retire 26 year old minor leaguers who had no injury history (something Madden actually takes into consideration), and I’ve had the game drop 38 year old veterans several overall rating points towards the end of the season, only to NOT retire them, when (in the storyline) it would have been ideal for them to hang them up. It would be great to be able to select players for retirement, or deselect them from the proposed list shown on View Retired Players.
It would also be fun to elect retiring players to the HHOF, and Retire Jersey numbers for your team with Franchise Mode. Pipe dreams, I know, but still…this is a wishlist. And while we’re at it, a banner raising ceremony at the start of the season following a Cup win?
Between plays, I’d like to see more of the arena/bench. Progress has been made, but wouldn’t it be great to see them coming out of the locker room, or down the hallway and take the ice?
And while it’s great that they finally tweaked the post-goal celebration, so that guys aren’t skating by with their arms out and getting snubbed, STOP with the goofy fans in the stands! Cutting away from someone scoring their 50th goal to show some painted up fan wearing a hard hat doing the pterodactyl? Enough.
It would also be fun to lock a player, like in Be a Pro. I create myself in Franchise Mode, and it would be fun to play a game just as one player, but still have all the control of a GM/Coach after the game.
A lot of attention was spent on overhauling the draft/scouting process this year, but I still don’t get why we can’t just see players with the ratings you see when you go into Rosters or Edit Player. I’d like to look at the D and see 62, Medium Top 4, Two-Way D, not question marks or three guys Medium Top 4 and not be able to tell who has the edge other than their draft ranking projection.
Player progression can take forever, unless you give your highest potential players all the ice time in the world, but in doing so, you’d have to demote an 86 for a 78 Medium Elite when he’s yet to warrant it. Why not be able to Spend XP on individual player boosts like Madden? Up an aging veteran (the ones this game tends to drop down the rabbit hole based on their age rather than how well you have them playing in their sunset years) or fast track an Elite through the AHL.
Franchise (Owner) Mode used to have a screen that displayed team seasons, so you could see your history: 103 Points, Third Round; 98 Points, Lost Final; etc. I’d like to see that back.
And with all the things you can turn off at the start of Franchise Mode (Morale, CAP), why can’t we turn off that whole “You can’t have an 18 year old in the minors, he has to be sent back to the CHL” edit? I want to develop these kids firsthand, not have them ‘disappear’ to the CHL or Europe for another year or two until I’m allowed to have them.
And I’d love to be able to drop/add players mid-season. You used to be able to, like a decade ago before the CAP got programmed in, but it would be fun to look at your roster on July 1 and dump 11 players in favor of who’s available in FA, especially in Expansion Mode.
Lastly, a lot has been made of the seemingly ungrammatical in-game commentary programmed for Doc and Edzo. I get it, but Doc’s the GOAT, so I endure it. But what about the nonsensical League News message board? “If you guessed that Lundqvist got a shutout? Then you guessed it right!” Smh.
jrams16 wrote: »
I would like to see all retro uniforms each team has ever used, especially the "fisherman" Jersey worn by the Islanders.
An enhancement to the franchise mode, specifically in regards to the budget available to the GM. It would be great to be given a total dollar to use as opposed to an already determined budget amount for each category
b24hhh wrote: »
Be a Pro needs some love and care:Be a Pro
Implement ECHL as a minors minors.
Implement SHL, Liiga, NLA, ELH, DEL, Allsvenskan and EBEL as leagues to start your career from
Create animated NHL award ceremonies, which is shown if you are awarded a trophy
Create animated number retirement ceremonies
Create animated hall of fame induction ceremony, which is shown if you are inducted into HHOF
Create animated draft where you get the jersey and cap on and get your player photo taken
Implement ECHL as minors minors, where you can send players that are not good enough for AHL, but are not from CHL (Canada)
Implement SHL, Liiga, NLA, ELH, DEL, Allsvenskan and EBEL as alternate leagues for growing your prospects in
Create animated NHL award ceremonies, which is shown if you are awarded a trophy
Crate animated hall of fame induction ceremony, which is shown if you are inducted into HHOF
Leafs1952 wrote: »
I couldn't agree more setaylor1, the game needs many things, I remember in NHL 14 I loved Live the Life, though interview questions got repetitive at times, it was a step in the right directions, then EA took two steps back getting rid of it and making fighting less common. I tire of modern hockey, I'd like to play and watch in the days when jobs were scarce and hockey was at its best (in my honest opinion). I know that it is possible to get the rosters going back to 1917, because, in another NHL game called Franchise Hockey Manager 5, they have a historical mode, while they don't have as much resources but they make a great GM mode, though you can't coach the historic Minors. Why does EA not take a crack at outdoing them by making Coaching in GM mode not require playing, like you just call lines, pull the goalie when needed, and bench players when necessary, now I said optional, because for the realistic effect typically you don't play the game for the players, hence why coaches are quite stressed. It would be cool to coach Howe, Sawchuk, Keon, Orr, and all the greats of the game. Like why can't the experience, they could make part of Be a Pro a free roam game, where you buy yourself a home, and develop a relationship with a girl in the game universe, possibly get your career cut short by WWII or get banished to Eddie Shore's Springfield Indians. I know I'm just putting out scenarios, but these would really make Be a pro more human and fun.
jiajji wrote: »
EASHL line changes, let us put multiple builds into the game with the ability to skate to the bench to switch builds.
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