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  • Sega82mega
    4237 posts Member
    Come on, the subject is "Let's talk customization options", whats not clear about that.

    intensively blue! *thumbs up*
  • VeNOM2099
    3178 posts Member
    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!

    It's not the offline that worries me. If they can figure out how to give full access to the customization features offline while limiting some of them for online customization, kudos to EA.
  • EA_Aljo
    3204 posts EA Community Manager
    lphabsfan wrote: »
    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).

    That's really not the intent at all with this thread. We're just getting feedback on what the community would like to be able to customize.
  • 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 hope you're only talking about offline. In no way shape or form should you be giving one team an artificial advantage online. The team that plays better should win, not the team that purchased an artificial boost.
  • Sega82mega
    4237 posts Member
    Depends on how real we want it to be, this could happen IRL, say it works a little bit like a time out boost, or, you could see it as a home game advantage, I think it sounds awsome, and in some way its equal, can happen to one of your home game too.

    The atmosphere that the crowd creates is a big factor in any sport, but I dont know how hardcore we are ready to be online. But I like the idea.
  • EA_Blueberry
    4742 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.

    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...

    "Who said it? I SAID ITTTT!!!"

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    Hey, it's just my wishlist request! I'm a player too. :)

    There's some great additions so far here with a general consensus to have some custom jersey and goalie gear creation. Sound is also another big one, including custom music. We'll swing this thread up to the team, thanks for contributing to the weekly Let's Talk discussion!
  • 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...

    "Who said it? I SAID ITTTT!!!"

    giphy.gif


    Hey, it's just my wishlist request! I'm a player too. :)

    There's some great additions so far here with a general consensus to have some custom jersey and goalie gear creation. Sound is also another big one, including custom music. We'll swing this thread up to the team, thanks for contributing to the weekly Let's Talk discussion!

    Yeah you shouldn’t be getting ripped on for that, I thought it was a pretty neat suggestion that would bring a ton of life to CaT’s offline which desperately need it. Having the “EA” target on your back isn’t easy, glad to see you handled it like a champ.

    Good suggestion man!
  • 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...

    "Who said it? I SAID ITTTT!!!"

    giphy.gif


    Hey, it's just my wishlist request! I'm a player too. :)

    There's some great additions so far here with a general consensus to have some custom jersey and goalie gear creation. Sound is also another big one, including custom music. We'll swing this thread up to the team, thanks for contributing to the weekly Let's Talk discussion!

    Yeah you shouldn’t be getting ripped on for that, I thought it was a pretty neat suggestion that would bring a ton of life to CaT’s offline which desperately need it. Having the “EA” target on your back isn’t easy, glad to see you handled it like a champ.

    Good suggestion man!

    Wasn't ripping on him at all, just they way it was worded, I thought someone else had mentioned it, but I didn't see anyone else say anything about it.. lol maybe I'm a little jealous because I didnt think of it first... 😉 lol
  • Follisimo
    1321 posts Member
    Music - I turn it off no matter and having it on gets you in trouble with Twitch now
    Goalie Masks - Would be amazing but would require an app and/or ingame template (need approval)
    Jerseys - Would be amazing but would require an app and/or ingame template (need approval)
    Arenas - Ok with the current setup

    With how people like to add racist/sexual/copyright and other type of stuff the customization thing would need some type of approval method before allowing it to be used. Something like you submit a design and after 72hrs it would either get approved or denied by an actual person looking over it.

  • EA_Aljo wrote: »
    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?

    STICK FLEX
    CURVE
    SKATE BLADES
  • As far as custom music, it should basically be like it used to be. Allow us to use our own MP3/whatever to upload onto our system of choice. Then allow us to change things like the Intro music, goal horns, goal songs, break-in-play music, game-win music, etc. etc. For those of us offline players, this adds a tremendous amount of realism and immersion!

    If, for whatever reason, the big wigs at EA decide to stick their heads you-know-where and not re-implement this years-old feature from the previous gen, then at least allow us to change up the default music that gets included in the game. We shouldn't be forced into hearing a certain song as our goal song just because that is what someone at EA decided to assign it to a certain team.

    I also agree with others as far as having more retro equipment. I don't know how this works with licensing but it would be fun to be able to outfit players with gear from the late 90's, early 2000's etc. I'm thinking Easton sticks and gloves here.

    But, in the end, just ADD CUSTOM MUSIC BACK lol.
  • GramerProfesur
    558 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    EA_Aljo wrote: »
    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?

    Covered a lot in this video, not just customization which starts at 3:45


    Online: bring back stick flex, curve, skate radius. Basic goalie mask customizer like in NHL 2K. More advanced facial customization like in Madden or at the very least drastically more face styles incl hair and beards. Sunglasses. Retro equipment that can be non branded like skates without a holder, leather gloves.

    Offline: take helmet off of CAP
  • EA_Aljo
    3204 posts EA Community Manager
    EA_Aljo wrote: »
    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?

    STICK FLEX
    CURVE
    SKATE BLADES

    I'm surprised it took this long for someone to bring these up. It would surely be cool to have them back.
  • One idea I had for Create a Team mode:

    When you go to Create a Team, you get to choose which type of team you want to create. An NHL team, minor league team, international team, european league team, or vintage team. So when you choose NHL team you get NHL style arenas to choose from, international teams you get big rink/european style arenas, as well as instead of City name + team name you can simply name the team "Team Canada", as one word, without having to choose a city name, for example. For minor league teams you obviously would get the smaller style arena, and for vintage teams you would get some old school arenas, maybe with the option to have blue ice, no adboards, retro scoreboards etc. Perhaps add vintage CCM jersey patterns to the jersey creation suite as well, so we can accurately recreate teams from the past, that would be amazing.

    One more thing I have to mention is the play by play name for created players. Currently we HAVE to choose a name from the available ones in the list, even when the name of the created player is not available. I don't like to hear the announcers saying the wrong name whenever my created player has the puck, so I would much rather have no play by play name at all. Just give us the option "none", that would be a lot better.

    Glad to see this thread, hopefully some of the ideas posted in here will make it to NHL 21!
  • One idea I had for Create a Team mode:

    When you go to Create a Team, you get to choose which type of team you want to create. An NHL team, minor league team, international team, european league team, or vintage team. So when you choose NHL team you get NHL style arenas to choose from, international teams you get big rink/european style arenas, as well as instead of City name + team name you can simply name the team "Team Canada", as one word, without having to choose a city name, for example. For minor league teams you obviously would get the smaller style arena, and for vintage teams you would get some old school arenas, maybe with the option to have blue ice, no adboards, retro scoreboards etc. Perhaps add vintage CCM jersey patterns to the jersey creation suite as well, so we can accurately recreate teams from the past, that would be amazing.

    One more thing I have to mention is the play by play name for created players. Currently we HAVE to choose a name from the available ones in the list, even when the name of the created player is not available. I don't like to hear the announcers saying the wrong name whenever my created player has the puck, so I would much rather have no play by play name at all. Just give us the option "none", that would be a lot better.

    Glad to see this thread, hopefully some of the ideas posted in here will make it to NHL 21!

    Really like your team customization ideas. Really doesn’t make sense to me why we can’t make Olympic-sized sheets in this game. Do Europeans not play this game? I’d love to have Olympic sheets on a per-team basis too so that I could create a college league with Minnesota/St. Cloud and many more that use non-NHL dimension rinks.
  • 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.

    Not so much about customization but I really wish the crowd was more active. In 2k they really come to life. In NHL they sit there until a goal is scored, they go crazy, and then are dead again when the next faceoff begins. I think the crowd should be banging the glass and stuff! I also think an AWESOME feature would be fans traveling more if you're a good team, and less home fans if you're a bad team. If my team is 25-3 and we're playing @ some team that's 1-13 it would be awesome if our fans took over their stadium!
  • HoodHoppers
    1486 posts Member
    edited July 2020
    CUSTOM CAMERA ANGLES.
  • EA_Aljo wrote: »
    EA_Aljo wrote: »
    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?

    STICK FLEX
    CURVE
    SKATE BLADES

    I'm surprised it took this long for someone to bring these up. It would surely be cool to have them back.

    It would be nice to have the gear reflect to reflect personal play style. But for the love of all things holy don't make it something you need to unlock in EASHL
  • Nxckles
    92 posts Member
    Let us customize the controls (remapping buttons/functions).

    IE. remap the stick lift to neutral right stick click-in but still give us the option to chop the puck by clicking in the right stick while aiming a direction with it.
  • Nxckles wrote: »
    Let us customize the controls (remapping buttons/functions).

    IE. remap the stick lift to neutral right stick click-in but still give us the option to chop the puck by clicking in the right stick while aiming a direction with it.

    I like this idea!
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