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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by Riprock on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:04 pm

    The trade logic the ysay the have fixed this coming year, but just to show you how bad it is in '11, I traded Couture and McGinn to Pittsburgh for Crosby and Godard, then tried to trade Crosby for Oshie but St. Louis refused. I ended up having to trade Crosby + a late pick for Stamkos, then Stamkos straight up for Oshie in order for it to work. I didn't want Crosby or Stamkos because they are too expensive.

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    Post by PTFlea on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:09 pm

    Dash wrote:The trade logic the ysay the have fixed this coming year, but just to show you how bad it is in '11, I traded Couture and McGinn to Pittsburgh for Crosby and Godard, then tried to trade Crosby for Oshie but St. Louis refused. I ended up having to trade Crosby + a late pick for Stamkos, then Stamkos straight up for Oshie in order for it to work. I didn't want Crosby or Stamkos because they are too expensive.

    Yeah, there's always gonna be issues with values etc. I think. I run into the same issues from time to time.

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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by stempniaksen on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:14 pm

    I bought NHL11, but unless they come out with a bigger announcement I probably won't buy 12. I don't play nearly as much as I used to so it would make sense to not "upgrade".

    Hopefully they keep moving in the right direction with the trade values because last year was flawed as heck, but much better.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by Riprock on Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:57 pm

    They said in their development blogs they have improved trade AI. They said if you offered Crosby for Horcoff, no matter what Edmonton was looking for, they would accept the deal, just as an example. A lot of times teams rejected trades because they wanted to "improve defence".

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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:35 pm

    Ahhh the NHL seriesthis is the video game series that I have BY FAR wasted more of my time on than any other. And Ive loved almost every second of it. Ive owned and thoroughly enjoyed every iterationfrom NHL 92 (I think it was just called NHL Hockey) up to and including NHL 11.

    The trade logic has to be very difficult to program, especially with salary cap considerations factored in. For the most part, I find it pretty effective and accurate, but you definitely do run into oddball situations.

    As for the prospects, I was as disappointed as anybody when I was able to draft Landeskog in the 4th round, only to see he has a 64 rating (or something like that). At the time of release, the programmers wouldnt be able to accurately rate prospects a year ahead of their draft, but this is something Id like to see addressed with patches.

    The gameplay itself has advanced so much that its come to a point where they really cant make big changes. The change thats being touted this year is the ability to run the goalies. This is kinda like how they introduced broken sticks last year. Smallish additions that make everything seem more real. Also, the new hitting engine looks pretty sweet (three player collisions, etc).

    I find even if youre not a big fan of the gameplay out-of-the-box, there are so many adjustment sliders you can fiddle with, youre bound to find some combination that makes it enjoyable for yourself.

    On the topic of franchise players, you certainly dont see them often. Ive probably gone through around 15 seasons of the Be a GM mode, and Ive seen two franchise players. I was able to snag one, and he immediately became my #2 centre, and soon was my #1. I think he ended up with around a 91 rating, after starting with something in the mid-80s.

    I am a GM mode fiend myself, and cant wait to give this years edition a whirl. Really, they could change nothing and just provide updated rosters and player ratings, and Id happily hand over my $60.
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    Post by PTFlea on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:44 pm

    I also look forward to slamming my money on the counter and getting my grubby hands on it. Damn...out of my way little nerd kids, I'm getting my copy.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:48 pm

    Yep. I took the day off work last year when it was released. I was the only nerd at the EB Games when it opened.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by Da lil Guy on Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:04 am

    Well, I'm looking forward to hearing if this iteration is any good before I buy it.

    Also have to decide whether it's better on PS3 or Xbox.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by The Silfer Server on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:51 pm

    The demo date has been set for August 23rd:

    http://www.operationsports.com/features/1315/nhl-12-demo-announcement-blog/

    The blog also states that the demo will feature 3 features: Play a game, the new revamped Be a Pro, and Ultimate team (with the possibility of earning 2 free packs, plus gaining a 3rd for referring the demo to someone else).
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:56 pm

    Excellent. I was wondering when the demo would be released.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by PTFlea on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:16 pm

    I NEED this game. I don't want it, I NEED it. Come on. Ahhhhh!
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by Riprock on Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:33 pm

    I was looking for this thread to say that the first 3 Legends in the game have been revealed (officially via EA):

    Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque and Chris Chelios.

    I think Futureshop potentially leaked another being Gordie Howe.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by tim1_2 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:34 am

    Dash wrote:I was looking for this thread to say that the first 3 Legends in the game have been revealed (officially via EA):

    Wayne Gretzky, Ray Bourque and Chris Chelios.

    I think Futureshop potentially leaked another being Gordie Howe.

    I didn't realize the game would have legends. How are they incorporated? Is there a special game mode where you can use them?
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    Post by Riprock on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:57 am

    Apparently you can use them in any mode... HUT and BaGM.
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    Post by The Silfer Server on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:17 am

    Their stats also become comparable as achievements to becoming a legend in Be a Pro mode.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by tim1_2 on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:23 am

    Any idea on how they'd be integrated in GM mode?
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    Post by Riprock on Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:42 pm

    I think you can just move them around ala free agents and etc. So they probably won't start off in BaGM but you probably (hopefully) just have to send them to FA's list.

    Cause I hate when they include the fake players in the FA list and you don't notice until you are progressed through your BaGM and playing against a 96 Overall 16yr old goalie.
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    Re: EA Sports NHL 2012

    Post by Riprock on Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:58 pm

    All 9 Legends announced: Gretzky, Roy, Lemieux, Yzerman, Gordie Howe, Salming, Bourque, Chelios and Roenick.

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