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EA_Aljo
3218 posts EA Community Manager
edited July 2020
Hey everyone,
There's been some discussion lately of customization. Music, goalie masks, jerseys, arenas, etc. What customization options would you like to see added?

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  • Sega82mega
    4308 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    Sounds just like a perfect 'let's talk' for BF1... :smiley:

    And to say something more, to make your arena more personal would really be awsome. Create your own castle!
  • ke0niPD
    288 posts Member
    Custom jerseys for HUT
  • TTZ_Dipsy
    518 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    Maybe a little dated and poorly worded but I'm gonna bring up an older post of mine about EASHL team branding -- https://forums.ea.com/en/nhl/discussion/236671/eashl-customization-streamlining#latest

    Also, let's get rid of that god awful multi rink arena that has zero fans and looks nasty. The fact it eats up 4 gold rarity unlocks is lamesauce and the camera angles aren't the greatest.

    I would like some more name options and custom crowd chants would be super cool.

    New mascot animations would be cool. The Chicago hawk mascot doing the flip with his stick is so fun to watch.

    Custom goal horns, I NEED my old BFBC 2 Vietnam Hill 137 song back.

    Let's bring back banner celebrations and maybe give us the ability to place them where we want? I've had 6 elite banners at once before but they were placed all weird around our favourite arena; only the very first arena with no fans shows them together

    New ONES and Threes win celebrations please

    Edit: Currently watching the Nordiques/Canadiens Adam's final rerun... I think we need to bring the pipe organ back
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  • Make it so you can save your lines and settings for online vs
  • Sega82mega
    4308 posts Member
    Hehe you got a really creative mind Dipsy.

    And to hear that Vietnam Hill 137 song after a goal, dope, almost like I wouldnt mind to let in some goals.. :)
  • ke0niPD
    288 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    TTZ_Dipsy wrote: »
    Maybe a little dated and poorly worded but I'm gonna bring up an older post of mine about EASHL team branding -- https://forums.ea.com/en/nhl/discussion/236671/eashl-customization-streamlining#latest

    Also, let's get rid of that god awful multi rink arena that has zero fans and looks nasty. The fact it eats up 4 gold rarity unlocks is lamesauce and the camera angles aren't the greatest.

    I would like some more name options and custom crowd chants would be super cool.

    New mascot animations would be cool. The Chicago hawk mascot doing the flip with his stick is so fun to watch.

    Custom goal horns, I NEED my old BFBC 2 Vietnam Hill 137 song back.

    Let's bring back banner celebrations and maybe give us the ability to place them where we want? I've had 6 elite banners at once before but they were placed all weird around our favourite arena; only the very first arena with no fans shows them together

    New ONES and Threes win celebrations please

    Edit: Currently watching the Nordiques/Canadiens Adam's final rerun... I think we need to bring the pipe organ back

    I blame you for reminding me of this


    Whoever had the idea of putting a jazz song as the menu theme deserves a medal.

    Damn these games were good
  • SvenArne123
    117 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    This gives me hope we are gonna get some new customization options soon.

    I would like to see as many customization options as possible, but if I had to choose I'd pick more vintage equipment, vintage arenas in Create a Team mode, custom music feature and a GOALIE MASK CREATOR which people have wanted for years. That would be awesome to finally see in the game. Just some basic patterns which you can color as you like, and some different types of masks (modern, cage, 70's style etc) would do just fine.

    And with the additions of the alumni teams last year maybe add to that by adding more vintage equipment. For now many alumni players are wearing modern equpiment which kind of takes away from the experience you want when using these alumni players. Atleast add the classic CCM helmet almost everyone wore in the 80's and 90's, and give us the option to create players without helmets. And maybe more accurately sized gear especially for vintage goalies, who look way to big in modern equipment.

    One more thing I'd like to see is more vintage logos available in Create a team mode. Or better yet, the ability to upload or own logos in to the game. There are many old logos which are in the game, but not available in the vintage logo section in Create a Team. The Mighty Ducks, Tampa Bay 90's, Ottawa 90's, San Jose 90's, Capitals 80's/90's, Dallas Stars 90's, Bruins 80's/90's, Coyotes Kachina to name a few of the top of my head.
  • Goalies: even if you gave us a few logos per NHL team, all created team logos, a few generic color options that we can apply to goalies masks (don’t think it would be too different than the pad customization) that would go a long way into making goalies look better. Also, Bauer pads need accurate color zones.

    Jerseys: all the city names should be able to be put into a few different font-based logos. Again, give us 5-10 fonts, give us a few color-zones per logo like you do with logos already, and allow us to put it on the jersey. Numbers also need to be able to be put on the front of jerseys in the upper left, upper right, and stomach area like some throwbacks do (or just give us 3 templates that have these options). CaT should have a 4th jersey option with the rumored and semi-confirmed (pre-COVID) NHL “4th Jersey” program coming in the near future.

    Arena: unbreak the goal horn editor. All of the “flair” for assigned to the normal goal horn section for NHL 20 which made customization of the goal horns lame cause I didn’t just want those gimmicky flairs as my horn, they were much better as a “pop” at the end of my horn. Also, almost all of the horn sounds got moved to “flair” so we had only like 15 options for the normal horn that CBA be blasted up to 3 times! NHL 19’s was perfect, please fix! Props next-gen please? Arena music needs to play through the puck-drop after a home team goal. It gets deathly quiet before you even lineup, please fix that. Lastly, let us pick between NA and International sizes sheets of ice. Would love to make some Euro teams without having to play in a league that’s confined to however many teams that league has.

    Crowd: need to be way better at not going silent during huge goals. Game-tying, late home playoff goals should result in a crowd that’s pumped up for like a minute+ after play has restarted. Crowds are way too boring. Also, custom chant picker like NHL 2004 would be a nice added touch for your CaT’s because the crowd is really not engaged during their games.

    Bonus: mode customization. I’ve touched in this before, but we need custom tournaments/seasons. With how good of a CaT suite you have, you should not limit users to playing in leagues that don’t give you exactly what you want. It doesn’t have to be crazy in-depth, but a simple league table with round-robin, or a simple bracket with customizable series lengths, or a group+knockout (CHL-style) format would suffice.
  • - Definitely custom music. Something like we had last gen, or look at how MLB the show does it.

    - Let us create jerseys and upload logos for existing teams, just look at NBA 2k.

    - Let us create or change arenas for existing teams. It would be cool if we could create our own ice surface, including ads and arena names at center ice. Give us an option to upload ads for the boards. Again, look at NBA 2k.

    - Goalie mask creator

    - Let us share all the things above. Oh, and yeah, roster sharing, of course ;)

  • 32Doak
    103 posts Member
    A lot of these ideas have to do with sound. The new consoles coming out feature major improvements to audio.

    The NHL series has a unique opportunity to create a more immersive atmosphere than most other game franchises because nailing the ambience of a hockey arena would be a bone-chilling experience.

    Sound should be a major focus for the devs because there's a real advantage to be had there. Expanding on it with customizable options would put the game over the top even if the gameplay is average at best.
  • Sega82mega
    4308 posts Member
    32Doak wrote: »
    A lot of these ideas have to do with sound. The new consoles coming out feature major improvements to audio.

    The NHL series has a unique opportunity to create a more immersive atmosphere than most other game franchises because nailing the ambience of a hockey arena would be a bone-chilling experience.

    Sound should be a major focus for the devs because there's a real advantage to be had there. Expanding on it with customizable options would put the game over the top even if the gameplay is average at best.

    Yes very true, we in the NHL franchise is not spoiled when it comes to authentic sound that really captures the vibe. When I play war games, it can really get to me, how real everything feels when the sound is right.
  • VeNOM2099
    3178 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    Customization is nice. But let's make sure that people don't have too much leeway to do what they want. Some people might think WHITE goal posts are cute. For goalies it's a NIGHTMARE!!

    Some people (too many) think that making their team and arena colors resemble cotton candy diarrhea puke from an elephant's bum is funny... A lot of us do NOT! Some people think that making everything white is cool. For others who have EYES they care about, we can't afford new corneas and retinas.

    Maybe giving people some base templates for color schemes would be a good place to start. Y'know. Give people some way of making some changes without allowing them to turn the game (and the sport) into a joke.
  • VeNOM2099 wrote: »
    Customization is nice. But let's make sure that people don't have too much leeway to do what they want. Some people might think WHITE goal posts are cute. For goalies it's a NIGHTMARE!!

    Some people (too many) think that making their team and arena colors resemble cotton candy diarrhea puke from an elephant's bum is funny... A lot of us do NOT! Some people think that making everything white is cool. For others who have EYES they care about, we can't afford new corneas and retinas.

    Maybe giving people some base templates for color schemes would be a good place to start. Y'know. Give people some way of making some changes without allowing them to turn the game (and the sport) into a joke.

    Maybe if the online meta resembles hockey, more teams would customize their jerseys to look like actual hockey uniforms?

    Either way, I’d never advocate for taking away customization options if it limits my offline experience. I know how to make hockey jerseys, so don’t make me not have full customization haha!
  • As of now, there's too much "customization " things to unlock... yoy can't use any of the custom jerseys unless you're playing 3's.. (which is dumb) at least let me wear unlocked home or away color sweaters/jerseys in 6's. All the custom sounds that get unlocked in 90%of the bags you open need to be unlocked by category or something, unlocking them by single song is ridiculous. Go back to playing in arenas, as well as letting us choose nhl jerseys or something, besides just the hammerheads or lions, honestly always playing as those two teams has gotten stale after doing nothing the last 2 years in that matter.

    Bring back my player build. Let me progress my pro like in bap. (Yes I will keep beating this dead horse until something changes, as im not the only one who doesn't like the preset builds). I want reasons to keep playing, keep getting better. When EA decides a ceiling for how good I can play online, based on pre built classes, whats the point of trying, when no matter how good or bad I do, it has no effect on my player stats.
  • VeNOM2099
    3178 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    VeNOM2099 wrote: »
    Customization is nice. But let's make sure that people don't have too much leeway to do what they want. Some people might think WHITE goal posts are cute. For goalies it's a NIGHTMARE!!

    Some people (too many) think that making their team and arena colors resemble cotton candy diarrhea puke from an elephant's bum is funny... A lot of us do NOT! Some people think that making everything white is cool. For others who have EYES they care about, we can't afford new corneas and retinas.

    Maybe giving people some base templates for color schemes would be a good place to start. Y'know. Give people some way of making some changes without allowing them to turn the game (and the sport) into a joke.

    Maybe if the online meta resembles hockey, more teams would customize their jerseys to look like actual hockey uniforms?

    Either way, I’d never advocate for taking away customization options if it limits my offline experience. I know how to make hockey jerseys, so don’t make me not have full customization haha!

    No, I don't want to put a limit on customization per se. Just a kind of a... well a FILTER on how far people can go with it. Allowing people to pick between two, three, four, five different color schemes for their team jerseys, arena, etc? Fine.

    Allowing people to just pick Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Pink? Yeah... How 'bout NO!!

    Give people a lot of choices, but don't give them the freedom to break it, because that's what they'll do. Like pretend I pick a jersey and I want to put three colors on it. Instead of just letting me CHOOSE from a swath of a million colours, let me pick a template from an existing team. Like say I pick the New York Rangers scheme.

    Great! But I don't like the arrangement, let's say. So let me choose what ORDER they go, like primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Normally it would be Blue primary, White Secondary, Red tertiary. Let me rearrange them how I want. Like Red, Blue, White. Or White, Blue, Red. Etc. It gives choices to make a team as you would want, without giving you the freedom of making a team be Puke Yellow, Neon Green and Angry Pink. Or making the goal posts WHITE... :/

    Like @FloundinatorQQ said, there's just too much freedom and randomizing possibilities in customization options right now. It needs to be streamlined a bit.

  • EASHL - Customization Ideas

    Equipment and Attributes:


    Make equipment a tiered upgrading system using attribute slots on the equipment.

    Attribute boosts a card system. As the user I can then add an attribute card to a piece of equipment.
    The rarity of the equipment determines how many attribute slots exist.

    Attribute cards should only positively affect attributes and not take away points from other attributes.

    Example :

    Common equipment - 1 upgrade slot
    Rare equipment - 2 upgrade slots
    Legendary - 3 upgrade slots


    Arena:

    Have the waiting lobby for the EASHL the teams dressing room where you see your avatar and can look around the room. A 3D render of the dressing room. You should be able to customize your dressing room.

    In addition you should be able to build a custom arena from scratch. Let's think outside the mold of the standard arena builds and let the community get creative. Example, outdoor rinks, football stadiums, mountain top rinks, cruise ship rink.
  • VeNOM2099 wrote: »
    VeNOM2099 wrote: »
    Customization is nice. But let's make sure that people don't have too much leeway to do what they want. Some people might think WHITE goal posts are cute. For goalies it's a NIGHTMARE!!

    Some people (too many) think that making their team and arena colors resemble cotton candy diarrhea puke from an elephant's bum is funny... A lot of us do NOT! Some people think that making everything white is cool. For others who have EYES they care about, we can't afford new corneas and retinas.

    Maybe giving people some base templates for color schemes would be a good place to start. Y'know. Give people some way of making some changes without allowing them to turn the game (and the sport) into a joke.

    Maybe if the online meta resembles hockey, more teams would customize their jerseys to look like actual hockey uniforms?

    Either way, I’d never advocate for taking away customization options if it limits my offline experience. I know how to make hockey jerseys, so don’t make me not have full customization haha!

    No, I don't want to put a limit on customization per se. Just a kind of a... well a FILTER on how far people can go with it. Allowing people to pick between two, three, four, five different color schemes for their team jerseys, arena, etc? Fine.

    Allowing people to just pick Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Pink? Yeah... How 'bout NO!!

    Give people a lot of choices, but don't give them the freedom to break it, because that's what they'll do. Like pretend I pick a jersey and I want to put three colors on it. Instead of just letting me CHOOSE from a swath of a million colours, let me pick a template from an existing team. Like say I pick the New York Rangers scheme.

    Great! But I don't like the arrangement, let's say. So let me choose what ORDER they go, like primary, secondary and tertiary colours. Normally it would be Blue primary, White Secondary, Red tertiary. Let me rearrange them how I want. Like Red, Blue, White. Or White, Blue, Red. Etc. It gives choices to make a team as you would want, without giving you the freedom of making a team be Puke Yellow, Neon Green and Angry Pink. Or making the goal posts WHITE... :/

    Like @FloundinatorQQ said, there's just too much freedom and randomizing possibilities in customization options right now. It needs to be streamlined a bit.

    Ehh but if that creeps into offline CaT I wouldn’t be for it at all. I mean, they haven’t even added matching sock templates for all of the new adidas jersey templates, I’m not really going to advocate for them to have more control over my jersey. I already can’t match stuff, don’t remove my ability to pick colors too haha!
  • EA_Blueberry
    4770 posts EA Community Manager
    I'd love to see some more emphasis on custom crowd options too.

    An option to select what type of merchandise you want the crowd to have in your franchise, like waving towels, jumbo-tron settings so the crowd chants or claps, their apparel color. Go a little more in-depth on that.
    Custom fan creation and have a side feature just for that fan. Assign tickets to when that die-hard fan will show up, what seats you choose them to sit in, and personality. They might have to start up in the nose-bleeds and work their way up to the glass, but in order to do that you have to win the games the fan shows up at. Somewhat like an extra incentive to win. Put the fan on a journey to being a hometown hero.

    Maybe if the fan eventually gets to the glass seats there can be cinematic moments where they're heckling the opposing team and you see security escort them out. Crowd goes wild. Extra short boost to your players on the ice.
  • I'd love to see some more emphasis on custom crowd options too.

    An option to select what type of merchandise you want the crowd to have in your franchise, like waving towels, jumbo-tron settings so the crowd chants or claps, their apparel color. Go a little more in-depth on that.
    Custom fan creation and have a side feature just for that fan. Assign tickets to when that die-hard fan will show up, what seats you choose them to sit in, and personality. They might have to start up in the nose-bleeds and work their way up to the glass, but in order to do that you have to win the games the fan shows up at. Somewhat like an extra incentive to win. Put the fan on a journey to being a hometown hero.

    Maybe if the fan eventually gets to the glass seats there can be cinematic moments where they're heckling the opposing team and you see security escort them out. Crowd goes wild. Extra short boost to your players on the ice.

    Who ever said they wanted to see more emphasis on crowd animations? Honestly that's like one of the last things I'd work on in this series... maybe offline modes, sure. But I definitely wouldn't put it at the top of the list...
  • This thread right here is exactly why the state of the game is what it is. You have a massive push over the past who knows how many years to fix the gameplay, yet the direction of the company (as evidenced by this thread) is about superficial things that can be charged money in order to obtain (some of them at least).

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