No helmet option in creation mode
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Can we please have the option of the created player not wearing a helmet? I love the retro players, but the fact that Orr and Bobby Hull aren’t in the game and trying to create them only to find that they have to be wearing a helmet is very frustrating.
Why do we gamers never receive a response from the EA Moderator re: this matter? I'm not happy when I'm ignored as a customer.
Also, why aren't these other vintage options available as well? Jofa round helmet like Mario, Jagr (not even in the game as a player! - OY!), Theo Fleury and others wore?
Also, what about these other vintage options? Jofa and Cooper gloves. Brown leather gloves/gear for classic goalie and player items (besides selecting a brown color within the color wheel).
Vintage hockey stick brands such as: Cooper, Victoriaville, Christian Brothers, Northland, Easton (used to be there), and Louisville TPS.
Finally, how about vintage hockey skates that had all metal blades and tower as one unit? EA Sports claims "it's in the game." These things are not.
I challenge someone from EA to actually answer these questions within this section of the Forum.
The Alumni teams clearly have players with no helmets or old time goalie masks yet we can't create a player like this.
I say this is an oversight by EA and not something they did on purpose. If it is on purpose I'd like to hear the reasoning.
Maybe nitpicking but yes it does make sense because the rules state that you can have a guy not wear a helmet before a certain time in the CBA. So the guys that are created that don't wear helmets would fit into that loophole in the NHL rules. I'm just guessing as to why though, I don't know which is why I asked what you are making the league for.
Can you set a birthday for the player that dates far enough back and have it work? I honestly have never created a player in the NHL series before so I really don't know.
Back on NHL 19 it was actually possible to create players without helmets due to a glitch. That glitch was sadly "fixed" for NHL 20. So I guess EA are aware of this.
I'm pretty sure due to ridiculous regulations the no helmet option will never be in the game. However I cannot understand why we can't use the vintage goalie masks. We could back on old gen, so why not now?
As DaveLeafs1 ironic comment pointed out, Jacques Plante was the first to wear a goalie face mask (in 1959).
After Plante, several other goalies began wearing similar goalie face masks. Goalie helmets with cages didn't come into play until the early 70's (thanks to Soviet goaltender Tretiak who wore one in 1972 in the Summit Series tournament).
If the EA NHL video games are supposed to be accurate simulations depicting the "game" we should be allowed to re-create ALL of the aspects of the "game" as they were at the time. I know EA follows this logic for some of the gear we see or don't see within the game. Otherwise, we wouldn't see all the Alumni players and goalies without helmets/masks and all the goalies with the Jacques Plante style of face masks. Further, we wouldn't see Wayne Gretzky or Jari Kurri wearing the now banned Jofa helmet that provided little or no protection as compared to the other helmets being worn.
EA is missing the boat with some of the special first goalie masks that were worn as well. Several had AWESOME paint schemes applied. If you're not familiar, I urge you to check out these masks via an internet image search: Grant Fuhr's first goalie mask. Dan Bouchard's Calgary Flames mask complete with flames. Terry Sawchuk's Hannibal Lector looking mask. Ken Dryden's classic Habs mask. Or maybe the best of all, Gerry Cheever's mask complete with stitch marks.
Moving on to newer masks, EA is also missing the boat by not including some of the greatest goalie masks of all time: Ed Belfour's Eagle mask. Kelly Hrudey's Hollywood mask. Curtis Joseph's Cujo mask. These are just a few. EA, please don't tell us that these items take that much more effort to do. You've included countless designs and other equipment options throughout the rest of the game (that I seriously question who wants or even uses). You've even included a Kellogg's Tony the Tiger jersey in the other sections of the game for Pete's sake.
EA, you can do better and you should for all the fans and gamers who've supported your game for over two decades now. We're talking mostly about Hall of Fame players here. They deserve Hall of Fame treatment within the game.
EA, PLEASE patch NHL 21 to allow for a no helmet option for the players/goalies and at least for a generic Jacques Plante mask option for the goalies. If you're going to leave out Alumni players such as Bobby Orr and goalies such as Ken Dryden, then please allow us to fully utilize your "Create A Player" option and accurately depict them within the game.
Again, I challenge the EA developers and/or moderator to provide an explanation that has substance.
The game itself comes with players that don't wear helmets, wear old time goalie masks, or don't wear goalie masks at all so there's no reason we can't/shouldn't be able to create players and add them to the alumni teams.
If they don't want to allow players with no helmets on current rosters then fine, don't allow it. But to allow us to create old time players but not allow us to leave the helmets off when the game maker does it themselves is ridiculous.
Here's the list of what they added:
The following equipment has been added to NHL 21
Bauer Re-Akt 150 Player Helmet
CCM Tacks 910 Player Helmet
Warrior Alpha DX Gold Player Stick
Warrior Cover RS Pro Player Helmet
The following uniforms have been added or updated in NHL 21
Colorado Avalanche Home, Away and Alternate
Dallas Stars Alternate
NHL Reverse Retro Uniforms (All 31 teams)
Colorado Eagles Home and Away
Henderson Silver Knights Home and Away
Newfoundland Growlers Alternate
Rapid City Rush Home, Away and Alternate
Wichita Thunder Home and Away
Acadie-Bathurst Titan Home and Away
Baie-Comeau Drakkar Home and Away
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Home and Away
Cape Breton Eagles Home and Away
Charlottetown Islanders Home, Away and Alternate
Chicoutimi Sagueneens Home and Away
Drummondville Voltigeurs Home and Away
Gatineau Olympiques Home and Away
Halifax Mooseheads Home and Away
Moncton Wildcats Home and Away
Quebec Remparts Home and Away
Rimouski Oceanic Home and Away
Rouyn Noranda Huskies Home and Away
Saint John Sea Dogs Home and Away
Shawinigan Cataractes Home and Away
Sherbrooke Phoenix Home and Away
Val-D’or Foreurs Home and Away
Victoriaville Tigres Home and Away
Adler Mannheim Home, Away and Alternate
Augsburger Panther Home and Away
Bremerhaven Fischtown Pinguins Home, Away and Alternate
Dusseldorfer EG Home, Away and Alternate
Eisbaren Berlin Home, Away and Alternate
EHC Red Bull Munchen Home and Away
ERC Ingolstadt Home and Away
Grizzlys Wolfsburg Home, Away and Alternate
Iserlohn Roosters Home, Away and Alternate
Kolner Haie Home, Away and Alternate
Krefeld Pinguine Home, Away and Alternate
Nuremberg Ice Tigers Home and Away
Schewenninger Wild Wings Home, Away and Alternate
Straubing Tigers Home, Away and Alternate
Updated the Montreal Canadiens Scoreboard and Power Ring Video Art
Fixed an issue where the North Bay Battalion uniforms were missing the chevron logos on their arms