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#61 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7090 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 08:57 PM

^sarcasm?

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#62 Vulcan2422   Sandwich Artist with the Mouth CAGiversary!   4602 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:05 PM

Great Step Forward EA was sarcasm. Just go take a gander at the EA boards. Sorta makes ya sad it's always one step forward and three steps back with NHL. Same old cut scene recycled from 08-12 Stanley cup wise . 07 had the best Stanley Cup cut scene. Hell, I was blown away by Maddens Super bowl win, but look at Maddens profits compared to NHL's how ever.

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Granted I only played the demo of Chime, but how the heck do you get shit on by Chime?


#63 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7090 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 10:12 PM

well, they always tinker with the gameplay with the tuner so maybe they'll fix it, and or, some people could be exaggerating.

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#64 n8rockerasu   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   14962 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 September 2011 - 11:48 PM

Just going through the forum, hipchecks are over rated and now stick lifts work on the 8th try and poke checks are ineffective. Great step forward EA, bravo.


I read a lot of these comments too, but the basic sentiment I got was "same as 11" for those things. People thought hip checks were overpowered in 11 too...and stick lifts didn't work right. I still say 11 plays fine with decent AI (ie. in versus mode).

I said the other night when we were playing, if they'd just fix one thing on the laundry list of things wrong with the AI, it would make the game tremendously better. For example, if the AI got rid of the puck when they should instead of rushing head first into a huge hit, or allowing themselves to get raped in the defensive zone. Just fixing that alone would change the way the game plays so much. If they could just do that for 12, I'd be happy.

#65 DarkTower80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1217 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:50 AM

Back up to 107. Figure if we put a good run in sometime this weekend it should put us in a good position. I wouldn't think we would drop very quickly once 12 comes out.

#66 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4560 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:59 AM

I'll be on tomorrow night.

#67 n8rockerasu   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   14962 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 05:16 AM

Back up to 107. Figure if we put a good run in sometime this weekend it should put us in a good position. I wouldn't think we would drop very quickly once 12 comes out.


Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. A good run of 3-4 straight wins could put us in for good...unless the other teams around 100 have the same idea, haha.

#68 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7090 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 02:39 PM

^I'd imagine once 12 comes out you could even go back a week later and win a few against whoever is left and most of the top 100 teams won't even be playing it anymore

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#69 DarkTower80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1217 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:19 PM

While looking thru the video game shirt thread I found the team shirt for nhl 12:

http://www.hottopic....hirt-122191.jsp

#70 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7090 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 03:20 PM

^I hope that guy gets a cut of that.

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#71 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   13992 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 04:53 PM

I hope to see you playing the game a lot this year, Matt. It's going to be hard for anybody to keep up who doesn't play often. I don't want to say we've passed anybody by, but we're just in a much different place than we were a year ago. Hell, we're ranked 94th in Elite right now (and would be higher if our fucking 8-2 win from last night would have counted). That's light years away from how the team used to play.


I will try to play as much as possible, but we'll have to see how that goes. I'll still have hockey games to attend on a lot of Fridays, but whatever the case, I do need a lot of practice.

#72 n8rockerasu   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   14962 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 08:51 PM

^I'd imagine once 12 comes out you could even go back a week later and win a few against whoever is left and most of the top 100 teams won't even be playing it anymore


Yeah, that's what we're hoping, haha. I guess it will be kind of a hollow way to get the top 100 trophy. But hey, if it's the only way to eliminate most of the douchebag teams, so be it.

While looking thru the video game shirt thread I found the team shirt for nhl 12:

http://www.hottopic....hirt-122191.jsp


Haha, nice.

I will try to play as much as possible, but we'll have to see how that goes. I'll still have hockey games to attend on a lot of Fridays, but whatever the case, I do need a lot of practice.


Completely understandable. I don't even know how much I'll be able to play starting in December. It definitely won't be 3-4 nights a week like I had been. Just hoping we can get more people playing at a high level so we can swap out players when we need to without regressing too much.

#73 FishyJoe   Some Guy CAGiversary!   354 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:15 AM

So I got the season ticket and finally got around to playing a few drop ins and i'm having a good time with it. Seen a lot of tiny dudechicks, not too crazy about that addition since thier clearly being used by danglers. I'm playing games now ill give more thoughts later.

#74 Vulcan2422   Sandwich Artist with the Mouth CAGiversary!   4602 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:08 AM

No more Saturday nights for me since my league started up again at the Ice Sports Forum and the bar is open till 2am :D

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Granted I only played the demo of Chime, but how the heck do you get shit on by Chime?


#75 n8rockerasu   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   14962 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

6 straight wins tonight, moving us up to 57th in Elite. For the 2nd consecutive night of play, we were cheated out of a big win against an Elite team. This time, we were leading a team ranked around 600 by a score of 4-2 with like 15:00 left in the 3rd, when they apparently just gave up, and started taking penalties left and right. Alan noticed the game starting to get out of sync when it should go to the after play replay, but was jumping straight to the faceoff instead.

A few minutes later, yup, the game started looping. We noticed we couldn't even pause it anymore. Within 5 minutes, the game dropped, and the result didn't count. In all the games we've played and all the speculation about "pause glitching", that's probably the first time I've seen it be obviously intentional. Pretty pathetic, but I guess that's what happens when you start competing with "Elite" teams. Oddly enough, they seemed to be having a good time when they were up 2-0.

#76 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4560 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:51 PM

From the Operation Sports review, this part's about HUT.

This mode was introduced and highly advertised last year, and it’s seen some significant upgrades that make it more enjoyable to play this year. Improvements have been made for both those that play primarily online and those who prefer to play alone.

The core of HUT is unchanged: You’ll still collect cards by spending EA Pucks, assemble a team and battle it out to earn more EA Pucks. The cards are from 10 different leagues, so you’ll see a wide range of players, both in terms of quality and teams. Added for NHL 12 are the rare Legends cards, too.

This mode is still much better, in my mind, then similar modes in other EA games. There is a lot you can do to enhance your team beyond just grinding games to buy new packs. In addition to training (upgrading) players, you can now change their position and heal them should injuries occur. Again, as in the past, everything is driven by cards -- that remedy for a key injury is just a proper healing card away.


For those that like to play this game alone, the new "EAUHL 24/7" is a great addition that keeps this mode fresh and interesting. Unlike Madden’s offline UT, where you can only choose a real-life team to play against, NHL 12 will download other Ultimate Teams that have been created by other users.

Not only does the game pull three random teams from the servers, it will also grab one "top 100" team should you want a challenge. You can earn Pucks in this mode if your team is selected by another user or by simply playing games yourself.

If you like to keep the action against human opponents, HUT will now let you play "friendlies" against your online friends with some basic stat tracking. This is a nice (and common sense) addition, especially for those who like to show off their collections.


You can also save different lineups, like in FIFA, so that you are eligible for various tournaments. Also, alternate versions of players will be randomly inserted into the packs during the real NHL season, showcasing hot streaks and "players of the week."

Like the rest of NHL 12’s additions, the enhancements to HUT are small. But together, they really upgrade this mode. Those who liked HUT last year will find more to appreciate in NHL 12.



#77 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   3823 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:05 PM

Aargh, why does Amazon not automatically change your existing pre-orders to release date delivery once that option becomes available? This seems like a no-brainer thing they should do for their customers, especially for those that pay for prime. I checked my order status and it says delivery by the 16th for NHL 12, but of course I can still place an order today and get release date delivery (but the credit is $10 now vs the 20 when I ordered). Called them up and they cannot change it since my order is already shipping via Ground.

Not that big of a deal in the end since I was going to pick up an extra copy for my brother tomorrow at Kmart. Still doesn't make sense to me though.

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#78 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7090 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:41 PM

^I cancelled my Amazon order 30 mins ago because it said delivery 20th-24th. I have 3 games to trade in anyway, I'll just pick it up tomorrow.

The HUT stuff sounds awesome, I'm bummed a bit because the best two modes are HUT and OTP, and most of the achievements are BAP. I'm already having dreams of obtaining achievements in '12 (sick).

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#79 n8rockerasu   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   14962 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:50 PM

Yeah, even though I got the email saying "your item is now eligible for release date delivery", I was fortunate enough to notice that my NHL 12 still had an estimated delivery of 9/16. I was able to go in and change my shipping options though, and changed it to "release date delivery". Just lucky to see it in time, I guess.

EDIT - Good news. I checked our team rank earlier and we were down to 59. But I checked again just now and we're back up to 57. Nice to see us move back up almost 24 hours later. Hope this means we'll have an easier time staying in the top 100 now. Can't wait for NHL 12 tomorrow! :)

Edited by n8rockerasu, 13 September 2011 - 12:16 AM.


#80 Vulcan2422   Sandwich Artist with the Mouth CAGiversary!   4602 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:14 AM

Stupid ass EB not doing 12am release. Now I won't play till 5pm. Blah.

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Granted I only played the demo of Chime, but how the heck do you get shit on by Chime?


#81 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4560 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:21 AM

I'm hoping that the 24-hour BB near work will let me buy it after work tonight. Then I can play it tomorrow afternoon, go to K-Mart and take advantage of that deal, and return it to BB :)

#82 n8rockerasu   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   14962 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:25 AM

Stupid ass EB not doing 12am release. Now I won't play till 5pm. Blah.


Yeah, I feel like there's only three games that get midnight launches anymore: Madden, Call of Duty, and Halo. It's probably just not worth it to keep the stores open that late and pay the employees.

#83 Vulcan2422   Sandwich Artist with the Mouth CAGiversary!   4602 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:40 AM

Don't forget Gears either Nate! Was going to do the same Rob but I want my Bauer boost pack!

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Granted I only played the demo of Chime, but how the heck do you get shit on by Chime?


#84 GLOCKGLOCK   Guardians Make Their Own Fate CAGiversary!   3823 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:56 AM

Don't forget Gears either Nate! Was going to do the same Rob but I want my Bauer boost pack!


Wasn't there some sort of issue with the Bauer boost pack last year? I thought I remembered some problem where it didn't show up or you couldn't equip it or ?

When clicking through one of the EA NHL 12 emails I saw that if you buy it from their Origin service you get the following:

Origin Exclusive Boost Pack

Improve your Be-a-Pro and EA Sports Hockey League Character with The Origin Player Boost Pack! Take the First Step Towards Becoming The Next Great Legend.



As someone who has 1000/1000gs (or as close as possible) in all the NHL games released on the 360 I must say that I am a bit daunted by this achievement list. The Magnificent Mario achievement (score 5 goals 5 different ways in BAP) seems like it will be a real bitch, along with the HUT for winning a playoff tournament. I definitely agree that there are way too many BAP/HUT achievements this time around. I just hope the achievement whores out there figure out a easy way to do them, because I don't want to get stuck playing 20 seasons of 20 minute games in BAP to break Gretzky's points record. :drool:

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#85 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7090 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 02:24 AM

Probably can't play until Weds. Send me an invite to the team though and I'll accept when I pick it up. Good luck with the first few games!

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#86 FishyJoe   Some Guy CAGiversary!   354 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2011 - 03:33 AM

I was wondering if anyone was doing midnight release, what time is everyone gonna be on tomorrow?

#87 moojuice   False? CAGiversary!   3914 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:17 AM

Gotta work, so I won;t be on until late.

Did take Friday and monday off, so 4 day Hockey weekend :D

#88 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4560 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:35 AM

This being the weekend that my wife has a conference out of town, I really won't be on much until Sunday night. I'll be on for a bit Thursday, but with the kid getting up at 6 am I gotta hit the hay early.

#89 jza1218   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4560 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:36 AM

That said, next Monday is the end of the playoffs, and the week after that starts the off-season schedule, when I get Friday's off!

#90 DarkTower80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1217 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 04:40 AM

I'm working early tomorrow but Amazon should have mine here by the time I get off work at 3:30. I will probably be playing most of the afternoon and evening tomorrow.