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Where is the 'Get out of my way' logic?

Awhile back, I believe EA released a patch or something to stop your players from constantly blocking your skating path. If they were in front of you, they would move out of the way. What happened to that? Seems every game, the AI teammates are always right in front blocking you.

Several times my own AI player has blocked me from getting the puck. I try to get around him and he mirrors it. It's frustrating and it's a consistent issue.

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  • You have 10 skaters on the ice at once usually, and I don't think a single AI skater is aware of where the other nine of them are at any given time. I feel your pain hardcore on this.
  • Its soo bad like the loose puck will literally just be gliding by while your ai defender is just standing there watching while youre trying to just shove past him to get to it.

    'Good' players use this to their advantage too by just zigzagging into the zone while youre getting tied up on all your stupid and useless ai defenders that dont know how to play hockey or get out of the way
  • Yeah, stay out of my way would be nice, as would 'play your position and don't try to cover me - especially when I am right behind you'. Which is related to the get out of my way too.
  • 10000% They're pylons that result in your guy churning his legs in place; it's pathetic. Not sure if this will be understood, but there needs to be a quick animation where the guy like hops to either side and does a kind of swim move to deftly get by, but not sure I trust EA to not lock us into it or something. But somethig has to be done.
  • I’ve literally had people come to a glide right in front of me as I’m trying to get back down ice to backcheck.. my player is glued to him and can’t get around. It’s ridiculously bad
  • Z0mbieBabyJesus
    947 posts Member
    edited October 2019
    Steven5470 wrote: »
    Awhile back, I believe EA released a patch or something to stop your players from constantly blocking your skating path. If they were in front of you, they would move out of the way. What happened to that? Seems every game, the AI teammates are always right in front blocking you.

    Several times my own AI player has blocked me from getting the puck. I try to get around him and he mirrors it. It's frustrating and it's a consistent issue.
    Probably same place as the ai goalie 4 second puck cover mechanic. Or the instant no look pass reception from behind instant pass to a goal logic.


    The best is taking a face off in the offensive zone(this is in hut squad battles), and 2 ai are literally Siamese twins basically.

    Or the teleporting players, gotta have that after whistle net front scrum... They're 30' away from each other? Not a problem.

    This year's game play is hot garbage.
  • I never understand how logic is in one iteration then not in next years iteration and eventually gets patched in later. Are they not always updating the best game model?
  • VeNOM2099
    2825 posts Member
    edited October 2019
    I never understand how logic is in one iteration then not in next years iteration and eventually gets patched in later. Are they not always updating the best game model?

    Yep. Like they had fixed an issue with the goalie transitioning to and out of the post from paddle down position. One of the few "fixes" for goalies I thought made things better for the position. Finally a way to guard the post and be able to quickly (and smoothly) move into position to make a save. It was GREAT!!!

    But when I played the BETA/Trial version of NHL 20, that's now gone. Like are you serious guys?? How can you have something in LAST year's version and then completely omit to put it in the next? Especially something that made goalie's lives so much easier around the posts.

    I just don't get it... I don't.
  • VeNOM2099 wrote: »
    I never understand how logic is in one iteration then not in next years iteration and eventually gets patched in later. Are they not always updating the best game model?

    Yep. Like they had fixed an issue with the goalie transitioning to and out of the post from paddle down position. One of the few "fixes" for goalies I thought made things better for the position. Finally a way to guard the post and be able to quickly (and smoothly) move into position to make a save. It was GREAT!!!

    But when I played the BETA/Trial version of NHL 20, that's now gone. Like are you serious guys?? How can you have something in LAST year's version and then completely omit to put it in the next? Especially something that made goalie's lives so much easier around the posts.

    I just don't get it... I don't.

    Rollover from new interns.
  • yup, so dumb!
    results in offsides all the time, my AI idiots just stay in one spot skating into the backs of the other team...beyond stupid


    fix it!
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