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Title: NHL13
Post by: Bender on August 24, 2012, 01:27:00 PM
I'm surprised there isn't a thread on this already. Has anyone had a chance to try the demo?

I think they really upped the realism in this year's game (although there is no lockout option) :)
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on August 24, 2012, 02:34:38 PM
I played one game last night, seemed good, I like the skating changes.

Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year, last year's online experience was a shootout to see who could create the most one timers.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bender on August 24, 2012, 06:14:50 PM
I played one game last night, seemed good, I like the skating changes.

Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year, last year's online experience was a shootout to see who could create the most one timers.

Yeah, the game was completely broken from NHL11 imo. It became way too arcadey and you couldn't even knock the puck carrier off the puck half the time. Size and momentum made no difference.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 29, 2012, 02:58:35 AM
Another women's hockey first...

Canada's Hayley Wickenheiser, and, American Angela Ruggiero, will be the first women to join the NHL 13 playable characters roster!

Read:
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2012/08/28/hayley_wickenheiser_in_nhl_13/
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Green Leaf on August 29, 2012, 09:40:17 AM
Posted by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on: August 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
"Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year" ...

Why now you can hit the guy that swirves from behind the net, to the front and hits top corner?  :o
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bender on August 29, 2012, 12:16:12 PM
Posted by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on: August 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
"Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year" ...

Why now you can hit the guy that swirves from behind the net, to the front and hits top corner?  :o

From when I played the game momentum plays a huge role. Physics have been vastly improved so I don't think that should be an issue. I think breakaways might happen too often though.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Green Leaf on August 29, 2012, 12:45:01 PM
That sounds interesting. I think I may download the trial tomorrow and check it out... Ill provide a 1 line analysis as per usual..
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on August 30, 2012, 01:09:05 AM
Posted by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on: August 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
"Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year" ...

Why now you can hit the guy that swirves from behind the net, to the front and hits top corner?  :o

From when I played the game momentum plays a huge role. Physics have been vastly improved so I don't think that should be an issue. I think breakaways might happen too often though.

I'd rather have too many breakways than be unable to get by Hal Gill with Phil Kessel.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: ThatLeafsFan on August 30, 2012, 08:59:53 AM
I get my internet installed tomorrow, first thing I will do is download the NHL 13 demo :-D
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bender on August 30, 2012, 04:51:47 PM
Posted by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on: August 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
"Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year" ...

Why now you can hit the guy that swirves from behind the net, to the front and hits top corner?  :o

From when I played the game momentum plays a huge role. Physics have been vastly improved so I don't think that should be an issue. I think breakaways might happen too often though.

I'd rather have too many breakways than be unable to get by Hal Gill with Phil Kessel.

Dude. In NHL12 everything was in favour to the puck carrier. Depending ont he angle you literally could not get checked off the puck, you were basically made out of concrete. I have no idea how the defense gave you a problem.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on September 01, 2012, 12:32:16 AM
Posted by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on: August 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
"Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year" ...

Why now you can hit the guy that swirves from behind the net, to the front and hits top corner?  :o

From when I played the game momentum plays a huge role. Physics have been vastly improved so I don't think that should be an issue. I think breakaways might happen too often though.

I'd rather have too many breakways than be unable to get by Hal Gill with Phil Kessel.

Dude. In NHL12 everything was in favour to the puck carrier. Depending ont he angle you literally could not get checked off the puck, you were basically made out of concrete. I have no idea how the defense gave you a problem.

Problem? No. I average 12 goals a game on All-Star. In talking about how the D always stays with you, regardless of individual speed. The developers even admitted this was a problem in 12.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bender on September 01, 2012, 09:25:20 AM
Posted by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on: August 24, 2012, 01:34:38 PM
"Hopefully the 'cheap' goals aren't as prevalent this year" ...

Why now you can hit the guy that swirves from behind the net, to the front and hits top corner?  :o

From when I played the game momentum plays a huge role. Physics have been vastly improved so I don't think that should be an issue. I think breakaways might happen too often though.

I'd rather have too many breakways than be unable to get by Hal Gill with Phil Kessel.

Dude. In NHL12 everything was in favour to the puck carrier. Depending ont he angle you literally could not get checked off the puck, you were basically made out of concrete. I have no idea how the defense gave you a problem.

Problem? No. I average 12 goals a game on All-Star. In talking about how the D always stays with you, regardless of individual speed. The developers even admitted this was a problem in 12.

Oh yeah, its true, there was no way to blow out the defenders. But at the same time the puck carrier was basically a concrete block and couldn't get knocked off the puck.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Wendel's Fist on September 09, 2012, 03:54:14 PM
Anyone know if NHL 13 is going to include a lockout mode? They should at least have that for people who pre-order.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on September 10, 2012, 07:49:32 AM
The game comes out tomorrow, right?
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Mack674 on September 10, 2012, 09:47:02 AM
Anyone know if NHL 13 is going to include a lockout mode? They should at least have that for people who pre-order.

LOL

The game comes out tomorrow, right?

Yeah it does. I was super excited for the game but now because of another round of this lockout BS my conscience wants me to boycott the game until the league gets its act together.

I still think the fans have all the power and could really force the issue if there was an organized resistance to buying anything with the NHL logo on it. See how much money there is to "revenue share" then, you stupid rich god damn *expletive riddled 5 minute rant*.

Then again, it's probobly the only alternative to watching texas hold'em poker on sportsnet all season long and I just can't do it again guys... I just can't.

The game plays fantastic compared to last years though.

STUPID LOCKOUT!! STUPID STUPID
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on September 12, 2012, 05:15:40 PM
Rosters all messed up. AGAIN.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bender on September 12, 2012, 05:39:06 PM
Rosters all messed up. AGAIN.

What's up?
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on September 12, 2012, 06:18:48 PM
Rosters all messed up. AGAIN.

What's up?

No Morgan Rielly, Matt Finn, Petter Granberg or Kenny Ryan in GM mode (I couldn't even find Ryan in the game), while guys like Jerome Flaake and Josh Nicholls are still there (and Flaake is signed to a contract). That's just the Leafs. When I try to fix it, it ends up bumping other players from the roster that should be there. I don't know about other teams but I'm sure the Leafs aren't the only team they just copied and pasted from last year.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 14, 2012, 06:14:33 PM
Rielly and Finn are there for me.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on September 14, 2012, 08:24:46 PM
Rielly and Finn are there for me.

Did you drop anyone from the roster before you started?

Have you found Owuya or Ryan? I can't find them. They were removed completely from last years roster update so I doubt they're there.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Sarge on September 14, 2012, 08:25:59 PM
Happy Gilmore ‏@_Happy_Gilmore
NHL '13 has a new "Be A Commissioner" mode. You take the disc, smash it with a hammer and no one gets to play.
 Retweeted by Spector's Hockey
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 14, 2012, 11:30:36 PM
Happy Gilmore ‏@_Happy_Gilmore
NHL '13 has a new "Be A Commissioner" mode. You take the disc, smash it with a hammer and no one gets to play.
 Retweeted by Spector's Hockey


LOL
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 15, 2012, 01:05:05 AM
Rielly and Finn are there for me.

Did you drop anyone from the roster before you started?

Have you found Owuya or Ryan? I can't find them. They were removed completely from last years roster update so I doubt they're there.
Have you tried updating the rosters? I played a game online so I think they auto updated and Reilly is there, picture and all. Finn is an unsigned prospect.

Oh and no I did not drop anyone.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on September 15, 2012, 03:14:24 AM
Ah, you updated the rosters. I haven't had a chance to do that yet.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Green Leaf on September 15, 2012, 08:31:13 AM
Rielly and Finn are there for me.

Did you drop anyone from the roster before you started?

Have you found Owuya or Ryan? I can't find them. They were removed completely from last years roster update so I doubt they're there.

I know Ryan played ( well mind you.. with 23pts in 32 games and a 20% shooting accuracy ;) ) on the RR last year for the majority of the season... Idk if it has to do something with contract issues between EA Sports and the ECHL... I had read something like that on this board a couple years ago..
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on September 15, 2012, 12:04:59 PM
Rielly and Finn are there for me.

Did you drop anyone from the roster before you started?

Have you found Owuya or Ryan? I can't find them. They were removed completely from last years roster update so I doubt they're there.

I know Ryan played ( well mind you.. with 23pts in 32 games and a 20% shooting accuracy ;) ) on the RR last year for the majority of the season... Idk if it has to do something with contract issues between EA Sports and the ECHL... I had read something like that on this board a couple years ago..

He's signed by the Leafs though. Doesn't that make him a member of the NHLPA, or do you have to play a game first? Also, how come guys like Matt Caruana and Drew Paris are still there?
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Green Leaf on September 15, 2012, 10:36:08 PM
Re: Gameplay in Practice Mode

I like how the defensive player has to clear the puck now for the play to stop, as opposed to just touching it. Much better.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: mc on October 13, 2012, 05:54:06 PM
So i have had every NHL game since '96. But NHL 13 is really giving me trouble. I basically suck - which I dont. But I am getting beat in all areas. Its so frustrating. Its as if all my online opponents have some sort of super boost. Any team I chose is so slow compared to my online opponent. I wonder if I am doing anything wrong? Should I amp all my settings - full attack, full forecheck??
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Dappleganger on October 13, 2012, 07:42:23 PM
So i have had every NHL game since '96. But NHL 13 is really giving me trouble. I basically suck - which I dont. But I am getting beat in all areas. Its so frustrating. Its as if all my online opponents have some sort of super boost. Any team I chose is so slow compared to my online opponent. I wonder if I am doing anything wrong? Should I amp all my settings - full attack, full forecheck??

I was in the same boat as you up until last weekend. I used to dominate at the NHL games but this new one is much different.

I think it's just a matter of unlearning the things that used to work in the old games and finding the new tricks. I find the skating momentum is crucial in the new game.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: mc on October 13, 2012, 08:21:38 PM
It is just so frustrating having ur behind handed to you all the time. Half of the time I just end up quitting out of sheer anger. Then of course I have to put up with the endless hate messages lol
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: mc on October 13, 2012, 08:53:52 PM
Also I can never find anybody on my skill level (which is pretty low by now). I squally end up playing opponents 5 levels ahead of me.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bonsixx on October 13, 2012, 09:08:44 PM
So i have had every NHL game since '96. But NHL 13 is really giving me trouble. I basically suck - which I dont. But I am getting beat in all areas. Its so frustrating. Its as if all my online opponents have some sort of super boost. Any team I chose is so slow compared to my online opponent. I wonder if I am doing anything wrong? Should I amp all my settings - full attack, full forecheck??

I was in the same boat as you up until last weekend. I used to dominate at the NHL games but this new one is much different.

I think it's just a matter of unlearning the things that used to work in the old games and finding the new tricks. I find the skating momentum is crucial in the new game.

Weird. I was always awesome at NHL games, from NHLPA 93 up until NHL 11 and 12, I just sucked and couldn't score for whatever reason. I'm finding NHL 13 awesome, I can score, I can win and it's just way more fun. Kessel, and even Grabovski, are both near unstoppable in the slot.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bender on February 18, 2013, 06:47:35 AM
So I'm playing Be a GM mode and I have no idea how I was able to pull off all these trades, but heres, the lineup of the Leafs so far this season. It's still a work in progress, but it's very close to being a juggernaught for a long time.

Van Riemsdyk - Datsyuk - Kessel
Sven Baertschi - P. Kane - Sven Andrighetto (85 rating)
Nazem Kadri - Vincent Lecavalier  - Matt Frattin
Marcus Messier - Nathan MacKinnon - Alex Galchenyuk

Morgan Rielly - Jake Gardiner
Henrik Tallinder - Jesse Blacker
Stuart Percy - Olli Maata

Reimer
Ellis

I also somehow drafted a bunch of good players, and amassed first round picks like a crazy person Example: I drafted Mackinnon, Barkov, Domi, Andrighetto in Rd 1 of 2013 with the picks I amassed. If I remember any other prospects I drafted/acquired I'll post again.
Title: Re: Re: NHL13
Post by: Zee on February 18, 2013, 10:40:54 AM
So I'm playing Be a GM mode and I have no idea how I was able to pull off all these trades, but heres, the lineup of the Leafs so far this season. It's still a work in progress, but it's very close to being a juggernaught for a long time.

Van Riemsdyk - Datsyuk - Kessel
Sven Baertschi - P. Kane - Sven Andrighetto (85 rating)
Nazem Kadri - Vincent Lecavalier  - Matt Frattin
Marcus Messier - Nathan MacKinnon - Alex Galchenyuk

Morgan Rielly - Jake Gardiner
Henrik Tallinder - Jesse Blacker
Stuart Percy - Olli Maata

Reimer
Ellis

I also somehow drafted a bunch of good players, and amassed first round picks like a crazy person Example: I drafted Mackinnon, Barkov, Domi, Andrighetto in Rd 1 of 2013 with the picks I amassed. If I remember any other prospects I drafted/acquired I'll post again.

You're my GM choice when Nonis is fired. Forward this thread to MLSE
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Potvin29 on March 11, 2013, 07:45:43 PM
Anyone know how to get rid of players from your AHL roster in GM mode?  I've got all these young guys I'm trying to play on the AHL team, but there's a huge roster of players I never signed or picked up (assume it's done automatically) and I have no idea how to release them.  They don't show up on my roster movements pages.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on March 11, 2013, 08:03:21 PM
Anyone know how to get rid of players from your AHL roster in GM mode?  I've got all these young guys I'm trying to play on the AHL team, but there's a huge roster of players I never signed or picked up (assume it's done automatically) and I have no idea how to release them.  They don't show up on my roster movements pages.

You can't. Just hope they get signed as free agents somewhere else, or you could sign and trade them if you have the contract room and don't care about your GM rep.

To me this is a huge miss by EA. They give you the option to control your AHL affiliate but don't let you control the roster. They should give you the ability to sign and release players on AHL contracts, and stop duplicating AHL players in free agency.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Potvin29 on March 11, 2013, 08:08:22 PM
Anyone know how to get rid of players from your AHL roster in GM mode?  I've got all these young guys I'm trying to play on the AHL team, but there's a huge roster of players I never signed or picked up (assume it's done automatically) and I have no idea how to release them.  They don't show up on my roster movements pages.

You can't. Just hope they get signed as free agents somewhere else, or you could sign and trade them if you have the contract room and don't care about your GM rep.

To me this is a huge miss by EA. They give you the option to control your AHL affiliate but don't let you control the roster. They should give you the ability to sign and release players on AHL contracts, and stop duplicating AHL players in free agency.

Damn.  Yeah, it's really annoying to change the lines every time someone in the AHL gets hurt and automatically all those guys are scratched again.  Oh well.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on March 11, 2013, 11:51:00 PM
Anyone know how to get rid of players from your AHL roster in GM mode?  I've got all these young guys I'm trying to play on the AHL team, but there's a huge roster of players I never signed or picked up (assume it's done automatically) and I have no idea how to release them.  They don't show up on my roster movements pages.

You can't. Just hope they get signed as free agents somewhere else, or you could sign and trade them if you have the contract room and don't care about your GM rep.

To me this is a huge miss by EA. They give you the option to control your AHL affiliate but don't let you control the roster. They should give you the ability to sign and release players on AHL contracts, and stop duplicating AHL players in free agency.

Damn.  Yeah, it's really annoying to change the lines every time someone in the AHL gets hurt and automatically all those guys are scratched again.  Oh well.

How deep are you into GM mode? Sometimes if you start the mode with a pretty full roster, the game will drop those players from your team automatically. Is this one of those times where the game automatically filled out your AHL roster because of injury or retirements? In my season, Mark Owuya got hurt and Brent Kranh appeared from nowhere and was starting games over Rynnas.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: Bender on March 12, 2013, 12:40:24 AM
Anyone know how to get rid of players from your AHL roster in GM mode?  I've got all these young guys I'm trying to play on the AHL team, but there's a huge roster of players I never signed or picked up (assume it's done automatically) and I have no idea how to release them.  They don't show up on my roster movements pages.

You can't. Just hope they get signed as free agents somewhere else, or you could sign and trade them if you have the contract room and don't care about your GM rep.

To me this is a huge miss by EA. They give you the option to control your AHL affiliate but don't let you control the roster. They should give you the ability to sign and release players on AHL contracts, and stop duplicating AHL players in free agency.

Damn.  Yeah, it's really annoying to change the lines every time someone in the AHL gets hurt and automatically all those guys are scratched again.  Oh well.

How deep are you into GM mode? Sometimes if you start the mode with a pretty full roster, the game will drop those players from your team automatically. Is this one of those times where the game automatically filled out your AHL roster because of injury or retirements? In my season, Mark Owuya got hurt and Brent Kranh appeared from nowhere and was starting games over Rynnas.

I somehow swiped a whole bunch of top prospects from multiple teams, but I kept claiming guys on waivers to turn over the roster come trade deadline time. The computer automatically dropped Galchenyuk on waivers... and obviously he was plucked.

Needless to say, I reset the game.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on March 12, 2013, 01:18:37 AM
Yup. I've had stuff like that happen to me as well. Honestly the rosters are such a mess. If EA spent half as much time improving the way rosters work as they do on broken stick animations, that game would be awesome.
Title: Re: NHL13
Post by: TML fan on March 20, 2013, 02:28:47 AM
Just downloaded the latest roster update. They finally put Kenny Ryan back in, but now Jamie Devane is missing even though he is currently on the Marlies roster.

Oh, and of course Jerome flaaking Flaake is still there!! They must love that guy.

My ONLY wish for next years game is that they finally fix the roster issues. I hate having guys I want on my AHL team getting duplicated in free agents in GM mode, and then getting signed away. Just don't duplicate them. It's not hard!!!

Btw, is Daniel Brodin still a Leafs prospect? I can move him out to make room but I'm not sure if he's still with the organization or not.

Edit: it's possible they removed Devane because he hasn't signed his waiver.