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MaskedMan2014
124 posts Member
edited November 2020
Hi everyone.

Was curious if anyone knew how to get out of playing in this? Are we forced to do so?

I ask because the length to get into a game has increased. Sometimes its hard to find games in 6's. There is no music. The environment is kind of silly. It seems like the servers/lag has seen a large drop in quality.

We really, really dont like it. What happened to playoffs? Why is EA making these changes to turn hockey into a circus?

Been playing since NHL 95 and I have to say that ever since 2014 this game has taken a stern nosedive into an empty pool.
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  • Dear EA,

    Club finals is horrible. Bring back the playoffs. Creating a 3 week club finals which is almost the same as a standard season mode in CHEL is pointless. If you want to improve playoffs, make it twice a month instead of once of month. Why do you insist on making this game worse every year? Pathetic all around, I am not surprised though if I am being honest.
  • Just make it two separate modes, bing bing bong bing as God Emperor would say.
  • D19Box
    108 posts Member
    edited November 2020
    erichklett wrote: »
    Dear EA,

    Club finals is horrible. Bring back the playoffs. Creating a 3 week club finals which is almost the same as a standard season mode in CHEL is pointless. If you want to improve playoffs, make it twice a month instead of once of month. Why do you insist on making this game worse every year? Pathetic all around, I am not surprised though if I am being honest.

    THIS ^^^

    EASHL's new playoff format has 0.0 playoff games. Zero 1st round games, zero quarterfinal games, zero semi-final games, ZERO CHAMPIONSHIP games in THE PLAYOFFS. There is no difference from the regular season. The games still count towards your regular season record. What an embarrassment. No playoff games in playoff mode? How is this possible? But you may get a "participation banner" if you just play enough games. Unreal.

    Bring back the actual playoff. Twice a month please.
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  • CUBS
    18 posts Member
    edited November 2020
    This format sucks, I 100% agree I like the outdoor rink and presentation but leave the two tries and win 4 in a row it’s much more rewarding.

    I’m guessing that it was a tight window and not everyone could get there games in or find opponents at the end. Maybe up the amount of tries and you progress through the cups with more 4 wins what are there 6 cups? Maybe give 6-8 tries at it in like a 2 week window and if you win all six 4 game playoffs you win the elite cup
  • If i wanted to play outdoor hockey i would go play drop-ins, i don't want to be stuck for two weeks playing on a lamo rink with lamo finals, i just wanted to play "realistic" hockey with friends could not care less about the ****. You brewed up this year.

    I'm more furious about the fact that i don't have an option than that it's an ugly outdoor rink
  • Feel like the only way they’ll change it is if enough people complain... So add me to the list of people that dislike it. Theres no thrill with it. Me and my friends are pushing 30 and don’t have time to play all night every night and even if we did this format does not give the same pressure or stress that the old format did. Before it felt like every single play was important. Every mistake amplified. Now if we lose a game.. Who really cares? We can just hop back in and play some more.

    And why outside?? It was awesome in last gen when the game would start and the crowd was up waving towels and seemed a bit louder. Having to wait all month to have a chance to win it was way more fun and engaging. This 20 day long nonsense with 1 winner is just stupid. I don’t care about getting a banner or a trophy, its just the thrill of the playoffs that I miss.

    It all went downhill when they started making playoffs twice a month and allowing you to try again if you lost. Was way more fun and pressure filled when you had one chance a month. Instead of all this weirdness why didn’t they introduce some kind of trophy celebration. Skating around with the cup or something. I think that would’ve been way more fun than the abomination we have now. It really feels like EA does not care one IOTA about this mode. Bet if they found a way to monetize it they would care about it more. Really hope when NHL 2022 releases we don’t have a repeat of NHL 15 where it was missing EASHL all together. If it does that will be the final nail in the coffin for me personally. I will never buy another NHL game after that if they make that mistake again.

    Wasn’t the idea of removing individual traits so that people didnt have to grind to play 300 games? Now people have to grind to win the playoffs, just seems totally backwards.
  • The old way of doing playoffs needed to be changed or abandoned. Playoffs in NHL 20 were completely dead. My club managed to "finish" the playoffs ( win or lose ) in NHL 20 three times. All of our other attempts resulted in us abandoning the playoffs because we couldn't find games. We weren't going to sit around the lobby for twenty minutes at a time in the hopes of finding a game.

    That said, I'm not convinced this new format is the way to go.

    The length of the playoffs seems to long. Nearly three weeks? Any tension of playing a "playoff" game is gone when it's essentially just playing more regular season games.

    It also seems weird put as much emphasis as they do in having teams customize their arenas only to have everyone play in the same outdoor rink for three weeks.

    Restricting the matchups to the two divinsions in your group is causing delays in finding games as well. I get why they want to do it, but I don't think the player base is large enough. There were significant delays in finding games last night in the Div 1/2 grouping. I can't imagine how hard it is to find games in some of the less active groupings. And again, no other options for weeks.

    I'm also not sold on not showing who you're playing in the matchup screen. If EA could fix the disconnect glitch I wouldn't care, but we maintain a list of teams and players we refuse to play because we know they use that exploit. There's no point in playing a game if the only outcomes are a "we lose" or "we win but they use the exploit to cause the game not to count". Coincidentally when we were on last night the team at the top of the leaderboard was one of the teams on our list.
  • The old way of doing playoffs needed to be changed or abandoned. Playoffs in NHL 20 were completely dead. My club managed to "finish" the playoffs ( win or lose ) in NHL 20 three times. All of our other attempts resulted in us abandoning the playoffs because we couldn't find games. We weren't going to sit around the lobby for twenty minutes at a time in the hopes of finding a game.

    That said, I'm not convinced this new format is the way to go.

    The length of the playoffs seems to long. Nearly three weeks? Any tension of playing a "playoff" game is gone when it's essentially just playing more regular season games.

    It also seems weird put as much emphasis as they do in having teams customize their arenas only to have everyone play in the same outdoor rink for three weeks.

    Restricting the matchups to the two divinsions in your group is causing delays in finding games as well. I get why they want to do it, but I don't think the player base is large enough. There were significant delays in finding games last night in the Div 1/2 grouping. I can't imagine how hard it is to find games in some of the less active groupings. And again, no other options for weeks.

    I'm also not sold on not showing who you're playing in the matchup screen. If EA could fix the disconnect glitch I wouldn't care, but we maintain a list of teams and players we refuse to play because we know they use that exploit. There's no point in playing a game if the only outcomes are a "we lose" or "we win but they use the exploit to cause the game not to count". Coincidentally when we were on last night the team at the top of the leaderboard was one of the teams on our list.

    I wonder if part of the reason for this in the past is that they split it from only have 6s playoffs to having 3s and 6s. That spreads out the player base a bit. Plus aren’t you only supposed to match against teams that are in the same round as you? Like if youre in the championship then the other team is also competing for the championship at the same time? I could be wrong on that. If that was the case though it seems like that would only serve to make the base even smaller. Crossplay would drastically improve this I think. But I know what you mean, last year trying to find a playoff game after the first day of it starting was challenging and mostly just a waste of time.
  • Searching for people to play can't find anyone. I'd rather just not play the playoffs than be forced into this. I think EA is actively trying to destroy EASHL
  • Waiting to play more than actually playing the game. Ea ruins another game
  • I guess EA got 3 strikes with Club Finals...
  • Sup Guys, I'm a long time NHL plyer and I never take the time to discuss on the forums but this time, I think we all need to take a stand against this new playoff format.

    I understand what the dev's wanted to do, but I simply doesn't work, i'm sorry.

    - Playoff for 20 days with NO way of not playing normal game mode in our club ?

    - Matchmaking is atrocious and It takes soo long to find games since we can only compete against a small pool of player

    - Why do we have to play outdoor ? It kills the mood an I think we can all say that we HATE it

    - Doing playoff this way, there is no stake at all, to win, all you have to do is play more than the others

    Please consider changing this format its terrible, I could add a lot to the argument but simply take a look at what other tread and players are saying about these playoff format, its BAD like really really BAD.

    Thanks for trying something new ! But it doesn't work.
  • Agree 100%
  • MaaBy994 wrote: »
    Sup Guys, I'm a long time NHL plyer and I never take the time to discuss on the forums but this time, I think we all need to take a stand against this new playoff format.

    I understand what the dev's wanted to do, but I simply doesn't work, i'm sorry.

    - Playoff for 20 days with NO way of not playing normal game mode in our club ?

    - Matchmaking is atrocious and It takes soo long to find games since we can only compete against a small pool of player

    - Why do we have to play outdoor ? It kills the mood an I think we can all say that we HATE it

    - Doing playoff this way, there is no stake at all, to win, all you have to do is play more than the others

    Please consider changing this format its terrible, I could add a lot to the argument but simply take a look at what other tread and players are saying about these playoff format, its BAD like really really BAD.

    Thanks for trying something new ! But it doesn't work.

    lol seriously? where do they keep getting the idea that ANYONE wants to play in this horrible outdoor arenas?

    seems like they really screwed the pooch with these playoff changes. I commend the team that works on gameplay. They have done a good job and continue to try their best to keep improving and fixing bad stuff. The rest of the EA NHL teams? They get a big fat F for just about everything they have done since going to current gen consoles.
  • The playoffs suck but I really dont get this extreme hatred for the outdoor rinks people have. Ive never once lost sight of the puck and frankly all the actual eashl arenas have been the same garbage for years, I like the outside rink feel.
  • The outdoor rink is horrible because it has no energy. No towels, no music between whistles, the crowd is quiet. It doesn’t feel like a big game.
  • This new format sucks
  • I have 25 friends on my friends list right now, not a single person is playing NHL. That is a perfect statement as to why these playoffs are pathetic. I would love to know who it was that decided this sham of a mode
  • Yeah, if you are really lucky the search time might be around 30 minutes. Worst thing i have ever seen, the fact that you only can play agianst teams from 2 divisions is awful. Add a split playerbase between Xbox and PS, EU and NA on top of 3s and 6s and you have about 4 teams that i have played against more than once.
  • Mr_Darklighter
    352 posts Member
    edited November 2020
    Lol. And they said they wanted outdoor stuff for drop in so that club felt more professional. Then they made these playoffs. Which one is it EA?

    I agree it's terrible. If I use zone camera I get fps lag on this stupid map.

    And yeah 20 days of this garbage. I just wanna play in a [profanity removed] rink. What the actual fudge.


    Edit: Removed profanity - CM
    Post edited by EA_Aljo on
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