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#1081 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:25 AM

Just wait for Tiddly Winks 13. I hear it's going to have lots of great features.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

Probably not as good as the Tiddly Winks 2K series though. Stupid exclusivity.

#1083 DestroVega

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:16 AM

Is it sad that at this point, I'd rather lose a game than lose a player?


I didn't hurt any of your players and you went 1-0-1. Lundquist is fucking nasty though. Game 1 I had no chance Game 2 he was superman I won with 32 left in OT.

#1084 Canbanana

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:25 AM

I didn't hurt any of your players and you went 1-0-1. Lundquist is fucking nasty though. Game 1 I had no chance Game 2 he was superman I won with 32 left in OT.


Lundqvist was superhuman in my game as well, I peppered the crap out of him and had some amazing chances. I thought for sure I would score on him several times... he stopped everything. I think I held the CPU to a handful of shots, the post saved me several times and took it to OT tied at 0 with me a man down. I was able to kill off the penalty however late in OT Gaborik got a shot off and beat Backstrom to take the win.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:45 AM

I enabled CPU on the one game I have left, I thought we were advancing the game period last night so hopefully it carries over to the coming games as well. I'll continue to check until I need to leave for the Airport in case N8rockerasu gets a chance to forward the schedule. Also does anyone know if I would be able to set it to CPU via the ios App?

#1086 moojuice

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:29 PM

Don't think you can. Seems like trading is the only "action" you can take on the ios app.

#1087 ajh2298

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

Maybe there should be some kind of rule that if you have any unplayed games by the last night of the deadline you should set your team to CPU controlled or something. Just a thought, I know two of the teams I played this schedule were never really on at all. I hate playing the CPU as much as all of you but I still would rather play them than have the game simmed.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

I enabled CPU on the one game I have left, I thought we were advancing the game period last night so hopefully it carries over to the coming games as well. I'll continue to check until I need to leave for the Airport in case N8rockerasu gets a chance to forward the schedule. Also does anyone know if I would be able to set it to CPU via the ios App?


Yeah, sorry. I should have done that last night (usually I do it in the mornings, but wasn't thinking about your situation). I just advanced us now. If you're long gone, I'll just boot you and re-invite you when you get back. Since we don't have actual "coaches" in NHL, that shouldn't make any difference.

EA really couldn't make it any more complicated though. In Madden, not only can the commissioner put anybody on "auto pilot" at any time...but if does carry over to multiple games. I don't know why the NHL team felt it was a good idea to have to set it for every single individual game.

EDIT - Actually, wait...maybe it does carry over because Dallas, Edmonton, and NYR are still showing up as potential CPU games on my schedule (with my other 2 games being against Columbus...that's 5 CPU games for me, lol...though I'm sure at least one of the others will want to play), and I know both of them talked about putting some games on auto pilot. I don't play Minnesota though, so I can't confirm. Can anybody who plays the Wild take a look at that? Also, it seems this is the last chance we get to sign free agents according to the in-game message.
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#1089 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:04 PM

Wow...it looks like I lost both of my simmed games against St. Louis. He had them set as able to play the CPU, but I tried to offer him a time to play them. Then, our schedules just didn't work out yesterday, and the thought of me just playing them against the CPU made me feel bad. But losing both sims is really shitty. Once again, illustrating why this full schedule garbage was a terrible idea. So, now people who just don't want to play their games are overtaking me in the standings (not specifically you, sendme. There's a few teams this is happening with). That seems fair.

#1090 ajh2298

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

Also, it seems this is the last chance we get to sign free agents according to the in-game message.


Not to seem like an idiot but were do you even find the current general "Free Agent" players to pick from. On my GM options that "Free Agent" option I have cant be highlighted to be be picked. I just figured that would be available for me to pick when the season was over to sign my own free agents.
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#1091 ajh2298

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

Wow...it looks like I lost both of my simmed games against St. Louis. He had them set as able to play the CPU, but I tried to offer him a time to play them. Then, our schedules just didn't work out yesterday, and the thought of me just playing them against the CPU made me feel bad. But losing both sims is really shitty. Once again, illustrating why this full schedule garbage was a terrible idea. So, now people who just don't want to play their games are overtaking me in the standings (not specifically you, sendme. There's a few teams this is happening with). That seems fair.


I know I am a shitty player but I have also done very crappy on my simmed games also.
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#1092 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

Not to seem like an idiot but were do you even find the current general "Free Agent" players to pick from. On my GM options that "Free Agent" option I have cant be highlighted to be be picked. I just figured that would be available for me to pick when the season was over to sign my own free agents.


Oh, it can. You just have to feather your button press because the menu is designed so horribly, it will skip over it. Yes, I'm being totally serious. It usually takes me at least 4-5 tries to actually get to the free agent menu.

I know I am a shitty player but I have also done very crappy on my simmed games also.


Yeah, like I said, it's just a terrible design decision to force people to play an 82 game schedule. It brings in so many added variables that make you feel like you're not even in control of your team. Honestly, I've been so disappointed with this year's game, I'd fire the entire development team and start over. It's pathetic to say, but I think people from the Madden team could provide more innovative ideas at this point. The new skating engine is great, but everything around it is inconsistent and sloppy.

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#1093 ajh2298

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

Oh, it can. You just have to feather your button press because the menu is designed so horribly, it will skip over it. Yes, I'm being totally serious. It usually takes me at least 4-5 tries to actually get to the free agent menu.


Now I feel like more of an idiot because I swear I tried to click on it one night for like 2 minutes when I couldnt figure out where the free agents were. I thought they would just be listed between the Jets and the Ducks ont the roster pages like they used to be in previous games.
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#1094 sendme

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:24 PM

Sorry we couldn't get a time set. I was on at the time we had talked about, but didn't check CAG to see that things had changed. When I did I was getting ready to head out. I really hate simulating the games even though all but one of my wins are from simulated games. The full scheduled is a pain and the fact that we have to fit the games into a week. I think out of all my games I have been able to play 3 people and 2 others we tried to get a time going but it just never worked out. Hopefully the next time we are scheduled to play we can get a time set up.

EDIT: Not to sound like an idiot, but how does free agent work. I never kept up with how the contracts worked as a kid and I just started to get back into watching hockey last year. Also I never even seen the free agent menu in the game.

I also have to say the menu system in this game sucks. I created a player and was simulating to the games that I could play. When the game came up it would not stop simulating and half of them didn't even show as a game I would be playing. I don't know how many times I pressed Y to get it to stop.

Speaking of my created player. I created a goaltender and every the puck comes close the system slows down. Does this happen to anyone else?
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#1095 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:29 PM

Now I feel like more of an idiot because I swear I tried to click on it one night for like 2 minutes when I couldnt figure out where the free agents were. I thought they would just be listed between the Jets and the Ducks ont the roster pages like they used to be in previous games.


lol...I don't think expecting something logical makes you an idiot. I don't even know if they've explained why the menu just jumps over "free agents" because pretty much everyone I've talked to says the same as you...that it gives the appearance that it is locked and cannot be selected. That's just how good of a job they did with this game.

Sorry we couldn't get a time set. I was on at the time we had talked about, but didn't check CAG to see that things had changed. When I did I was getting ready to head out. I really hate simulating the games even though all but one of my wins are from simulated games. The full scheduled is a pain and the fact that we have to fit the games into a week. I think out of all my games I have been able to play 3 people and 2 others we tried to get a time going but it just never worked out. Hopefully the next time we are scheduled to play we can get a time set up.


Yeah, it's totally not your fault. I'm the one who had to miss the time we talked about. That's why I didn't feel right just playing them against the CPU. I was at least hoping for a split though, lol.

#1096 moojuice

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Now I feel like more of an idiot because I swear I tried to click on it one night for like 2 minutes when I couldnt figure out where the free agents were. I thought they would just be listed between the Jets and the Ducks ont the roster pages like they used to be in previous games.


I literally did the same thing until someone told me about feathering the analog stick

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:36 PM

lol...I don't think expecting something logical makes you an idiot. I don't even know if they've explained why the menu just jumps over "free agents" because pretty much everyone I've talked to says the same as you...that it gives the appearance that it is locked and cannot be selected. That's just how good of a job they did with this game.



Yeah, it's totally not your fault. I'm the one who had to miss the time we talked about. That's why I didn't feel right just playing them against the CPU. I was at least hoping for a split though, lol.


With it being two games it would have been nice. Hell every time I have to simulate the games I simulate both teams instead of playing the CPU, but I think that only works for the teams that don't have a GM or am I wrong on this. I would rather simulate the full game than to play the CPU. I just feel like we have a 50/50 chance that way.
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#1098 Canbanana

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

Maybe there should be some kind of rule that if you have any unplayed games by the last night of the deadline you should set your team to CPU controlled or something. Just a thought, I know two of the teams I played this schedule were never really on at all. I hate playing the CPU as much as all of you but I still would rather play them than have the game simmed.


You're one to talk why didn't you set your team to cpu so i could play it out i been on all week and sent you several msgs that went unreplied to and i set our game to cpu this morning when it should've been simmed yet you some how find the time to play it out...

#1099 jza1218

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:49 PM

Setting your games to CPU carries over FYI.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Somehow I lost Michael Del Zotto for six games. So I've lost three of my top six defenseman in 17 games played. Lovely.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:57 PM

Maybe there should be some kind of rule that if you have any unplayed games by the last night of the deadline you should set your team to CPU controlled or something. Just a thought, I know two of the teams I played this schedule were never really on at all. I hate playing the CPU as much as all of you but I still would rather play them than have the game simmed.


Hopefully this isn't referring to me. I'm with Canbanana here. I was one of your opponents (LA) and I have been on every night. I even sent you a friend request. That was my first unplayed game in this league... I had intended to play all 82.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

Don't feel bad. I just lost to CPU Columbus 2-1, outshooting them 25-15...on a backhanded flip from the slot in OT. I don't even know what to do with this game anymore. Part of me hopes that too many players get hurt that the game just pops up a message that says "Sorry. You Do Not Have Enough Players To Continue Your League. Have A Great Summer! K Luv U Bye!" :wall:

#1103 Matt Young

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:08 PM

CPU Columbus beat me, too, at least in 1 of the 2 games. I have been fortunate to not have any major injuries so far. Hopefully saying that doesn't jinx me.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

I have to agree to some point with ajh2298. I think all should be set to play CPU, but every attempt made to set up a time that works. If both players can not set up a time to play then the player that can be on the last night should play the CPU. If no one for the two teams can be on the last night/day then the day before. That way the game can be played against the CPU and not simulated. This is all based on every attempt to set up a time and play is made. I'm sure with most of us it is understood that things will come up an cause a time to change, but if a time can be set up and plaid it should. If nothing can be then both players should agree on a day that one can play the CPU. I would prefer it to be the last day just in case something can be set up last minute.

I do however hope that the comment ajh2298 made was not directed at Matt Young and Canbanana. They are two of the people that I have been able to set up a time and have worked the best they could to set a time that worked for me. I'm sure they both have done the same for everyone else that they have played.
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#1105 ajh2298

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

Hopefully this isn't referring to me. I'm with Canbanana here. I was one of your opponents (LA) and I have been on every night. I even sent you a friend request. That was my first unplayed game in this league... I had intended to play all 82.


No it was not directed towards you at all but both times you posted about playing the Canucks in this thread I posted back with times I would be on. I was on both nights after you posted and I never saw you available to play or on-line at all. I ended up playing 3 games against CAG GM's the first night and one on the second niight so I was on for awhile. It might just be one of those I am on the east coast and you are on the west coast so if we are both 10:00 gamers its too early for one of us and too late for the other to meet up.
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#1106 ajh2298

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

I have to agree to some point with ajh2298. I think all should be set to play CPU, but every attempt made to set up a time that works. If both players can not set up a time to play then the player that can be on the last night should play the CPU. If no one for the two teams can be on the last night/day then the day before. That way the game can be played against the CPU and not simulated. This is all based on every attempt to set up a time and play is made. I'm sure with most of us it is understood that things will come up an cause a time to change, but if a time can be set up and plaid it should. If nothing can be then both players should agree on a day that one can play the CPU. I would prefer it to be the last day just in case something can be set up last minute.

I do however hope that the comment ajh2298 made was not directed at Matt Young and Canbanana. They are two of the people that I have been able to set up a time and have worked the best they could to set a time that worked for me. I'm sure they both have done the same for everyone else that they have played.


No it was not directly towards anybody in general I know both of those guys are very active (much more active than me) it was just one of those things times would not line up for us to play each other.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

The last time I was to play Matt he didn't show up as being online for me. I saw the GM of Phoenix was playing LA however for matt it said offline. It happened with Canbanana also. I was about to sign off when he sent me a message about playing. So I don't always go by the list of league members now.

Hell I'm still trying to figure out how I got a DNF when I played all my games till they were finished.

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No it was not directly towards anybody in general I know both of those guys are very active (much more active than me) it was just one of those things times would not line up for us to play each other.


I have had that happen a lot. That is why I do agree with out on setting up for CPU play. I would rather someone play the CPU than it be simulated however I think both sides should agree to it.
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#1108 Matt Young

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:17 PM

I believe I mentioned that I am not usually on later at night and I asked if you could play earlier. I guess you were not able to do so. But yes, the 3 hour time difference didn't help either of us.

It's not that big of a deal- just one game for me. But I really wanted to try to beat up on the Canucks a little bit. ;)

#1109 ajh2298

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:25 PM

I believe I mentioned that I am not usually on later at night and I asked if you could play earlier. I guess you were not able to do so. But yes, the 3 hour time difference didn't help either of us.

It's not that big of a deal- just one game for me. But I really wanted to try to beat up on the Canucks a little bit. ;)


It also doesnt help that I am working a shit schedule this month and have to wake up at 3:45 am 5 days a week. It is nice because my son doesnt have to go to daycare this month so we save some $$$ but that also means I have him till 6:00 everyday so my gaming window is very limited this month. And by the time we eat and get him to bed I am pretty much dead on my feet. I actully feel alsleep a few days ago between two HUT games and woke up in the middle of the night still holding the controller.
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#1110 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Well, that makes sense. In my second game against CPU Columbus, I outshot them 24-16...and I won 6-0, lol. WTF, EA?

As for everyone basically setting themselves to potential CPU play at all times, I don't hate the idea. The problem would come if somebody "accidentally" played a game because they couldn't remember which teams didn't have an owner. Having everyone set to CPU does make my job easier though since that's something I have no control over (other than booting the person from the league...which as I said before, I don't want to be doing all the time).

At the end of the day though, we're all just trying to make the best of a bad situation, but I do feel that minimizing the number of sims would be ideal. While I don't think it's necessarily fair to just reward the people with the most free time, I think it's even worse to have somebody take a loss when they could have played the game.

The policy would have to be something like no vs CPU games allowed until the day of the deadline (not including vacant teams). And EVERY effort must be made to set up a time with the person before going that route. If they give you permission to just play the CPU, that's different. But in general, people still need to be communicating to schedule times to play. None of this is ideal, but hopefully it'll address some of these problems that we've been running into. Now, if we could just do something about injuries.