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EA Sports has posted this NHL 14 blog introducing Dynamic Rating Updates which bases in-game rating updates to real-world NHL performances. You will be able to see player hot or cold streaks in the starting lineup, edit lines, team rosters and player info screens.

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If an NHL player has performed exceptionally well over a stretch of games, they may receive a temporary boost to their ratings. But if a player’s performance has been lackluster, you may see their ratings change negatively.

Hot and Cold streaks will be initiated based on Points and Goals Scored for Forwards and Defensemen, while Goalies will be measured on Save Percentage.

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# 1 Simple Mathematics @ 07/25/13 01:50 PM
So this is only for play now and online modes? Not in BaGM? I'm no longer interested.
 
# 2 emericaridr11 @ 07/25/13 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Simple Mathematics
So this is only for play now and online modes? Not in BaGM? I'm no longer interested.
it has Team Management, can you even do team management on play now...

lovin this
 
# 3 murph17 @ 07/25/13 02:13 PM
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Dynamic Ratings Updates will occur as and when made available. Online Connection Required.
soooo...if roster updates are any indication, we'll get what...4, maybe 5 "dynamic" updates in NHL 14?? *SMH*
 
# 4 TDKing @ 07/25/13 02:23 PM
I have no use for this feature. Was this another one of those "number one requested features from the community". Lol ...
 
# 5 Schmackity @ 07/25/13 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by emericaridr11
it has Team Management, can you even do team management on play now...

lovin this
Yes it has team management right before you advance to the game.

It'd be a completely different code to get it to function for Be a GM but I'd reckon that it'd be easy to implement for NHL 15 into Be a GM.

Obviously with it requiring an online connection, they can only directly change/affect the default rosters.

I feel like this is a small as hell addition and shouldn't be a selling point by any means.

Keep the lack of meaningful updates to the game coming EA..
 
# 6 Cletus @ 07/25/13 04:20 PM
Streaks will be based on points. I think this team has no idea about hockey. Now if Marian Gaborik doesn't score he will skate like Hal Gill. We all know that when a player doesn't score goals, he doesn't skate the same. It's also just based on points. Even for Defensemen. It basically makes defensive defensemen even more useless in this game. Honestly, if it weren't for the introduction of EASHL and 2k messing up so bad with other years, this game wouldn't be around. The team just doesn't understand hockey.
 
# 7 Gangrel @ 07/25/13 08:52 PM
I would imagine this would be in BAGM mode too. Why would it just be in the single play modes?
 
# 8 Simple Mathematics @ 07/25/13 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Gangrel
I would imagine this would be in BAGM mode too. Why would it just be in the single play modes?
The article does not mention BaGM at all. It's not hot and cold streaks. Just more frequent (hopefully) roster updates.
 
# 9 speels @ 07/25/13 10:57 PM
If this only means more roster updates then I consider it a win!!
 
# 10 bwiggy33 @ 07/25/13 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Cletus
Streaks will be based on points. I think this team has no idea about hockey. Now if Marian Gaborik doesn't score he will skate like Hal Gill. We all know that when a player doesn't score goals, he doesn't skate the same. It's also just based on points. Even for Defensemen. It basically makes defensive defensemen even more useless in this game. Honestly, if it weren't for the introduction of EASHL and 2k messing up so bad with other years, this game wouldn't be around. The team just doesn't understand hockey.
Agree with absolutely everything other than 2k messing up. I don't think they necessarily messed up (maybe through marketing) because 2k8 and 2k10 are pretty solid games if you take the time to play them, which many people do not. I think 2k just got bested by EA's marketing and the introduction of the skill stick. It showed us how much potential EA NHL had so we all jumped to EA. I know I definitely did. NHL 07 and 08 were the most I've ever played one video game. Sadly since 2k left, EA hasn't done a whole lot to correct the problems many of us have wanted. If 2k was still in existence I think we would see a lot of people who are fed up with NHL, move to 2k. NHL 12 was my tipping point. I've played 2k10 a little more than 13 this year and I only think 2k10 is a decent hockey game. That's where EA NHL stands with me right now. It just sucks because the game is so close to being great, but as you said the developers just don't understand hockey it seems.

As for the developers did anybody see the UFC video with Dean Richards being interviewed. EA has a few developers (Littman and Richards that I know of) who just bounce around from game to game. Littman tried saving Live and now Richards is kick starting UFC. It's a smart move by EA but boy does EA feed us lies when they say how much passion and motivation they have to make a realistic hockey game. Two years ago when Richards came back to NHL, EA actually said Richards played professional hockey so he could bring that experience to the game. His hockeydb.com profile says otherwise. It's kind of funny to see what EA thinks is professional hockey. Overall I guess it's not really the game I'm pissed at, it's the constant lying from EA via their release of information and marketing.
 
# 11 onac22 @ 07/26/13 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by bwiggy33
Agree with absolutely everything other than 2k messing up. I don't think they necessarily messed up (maybe through marketing) because 2k8 and 2k10 are pretty solid games if you take the time to play them, which many people do not. I think 2k just got bested by EA's marketing and the introduction of the skill stick. It showed us how much potential EA NHL had so we all jumped to EA. I know I definitely did. NHL 07 and 08 were the most I've ever played one video game. Sadly since 2k left, EA hasn't done a whole lot to correct the problems many of us have wanted. If 2k was still in existence I think we would see a lot of people who are fed up with NHL, move to 2k. NHL 12 was my tipping point. I've played 2k10 a little more than 13 this year and I only think 2k10 is a decent hockey game. That's where EA NHL stands with me right now. It just sucks because the game is so close to being great, but as you said the developers just don't understand hockey it seems.

As for the developers did anybody see the UFC video with Dean Richards being interviewed. EA has a few developers (Littman and Richards that I know of) who just bounce around from game to game. Littman tried saving Live and now Richards is kick starting UFC. It's a smart move by EA but boy does EA feed us lies when they say how much passion and motivation they have to make a realistic hockey game. Two years ago when Richards came back to NHL, EA actually said Richards played professional hockey so he could bring that experience to the game. His hockeydb.com profile says otherwise. It's kind of funny to see what EA thinks is professional hockey. Overall I guess it's not really the game I'm pissed at, it's the constant lying from EA via their release of information and marketing.
That hockeydb profile really explains why the AI all play like a bunch of low level beer leaguer's. I had my suspicion they had no clue when the PK can kick the crap out of the pp. Because professionally Richards only understands roller hockey. That league was a franking joke. Besides knowing EA Rammer****zfist probably vetoes 90% of what Richards probably tries to put in, because it would cost to much to try something new.

EA will never change. Bought a ps3 this year to try The Show. Wow, what a difference, I am even watching Baseball again. EA has never had that effect on me, which shows how little they really try.

My slogan for EA is EA sports if it's in the game it won't be in ours. But we have HUT deals this week!
 
# 12 Cletus @ 07/26/13 01:36 AM
I hate to keep piling on EA because I really do enjoy their NHL games, but I wish they wouldn't ever update the rosters. Most guys are rated the same anyway. I always use custom rosters from this site because the ratings are better. With EA's ratings JF Jacques plays almost the same as Daniel Cleary, even though they are 2 different players with 2 different playstyles. With 13, my leading scorer was Nate Thompson and most of my breakaways were with BJ Crombeen.

They also want to compare it to other games (NBA 2k, The Show, etc.) but those guys know their games. EA can't fix problems because they don't even know the glitches. They added a practice mode in EASHL that you can't even get to work unless everyone readies up withing 5 seconds. I've seen several people ask about it and their answer is "oh something's wrong." The only one that showed up on here and offered any hockey insight was Blueshirt and that's been a while except for the penalty issue. It's so frustrating because this game is so close. Don't even tune it for hardcore guys, give us the sliders to do it. People do it for 2k10.
 
# 13 Schmackity @ 07/26/13 08:19 AM
They say these ratings aren't final but I guarantee you they are. Their rating system is complete garbage. Being an avid Wings fan, I know Helm is definitely a weapon. But he doesn't have big offensive prowless. But he is rated an 84? He probably would be a 78 if it wasn't for his speed and acceleration. Which, being one of the fastest guys in the NHL, makes him an 84? More than Alfredsson? So then when you go to resign him to a deal, he asks for top 6 forward money because the logic of the game takes his rating and uses that to base his salary. So frustrating.
 
# 14 Simple Mathematics @ 07/26/13 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Schmackity
They say these ratings aren't final but I guarantee you they are. Their rating system is complete garbage. Being an avid Wings fan, I know Helm is definitely a weapon. But he doesn't have big offensive prowless. But he is rated an 84? He probably would be a 78 if it wasn't for his speed and acceleration. Which, being one of the fastest guys in the NHL, makes him an 84? More than Alfredsson? So then when you go to resign him to a deal, he asks for top 6 forward money because the logic of the game takes his rating and uses that to base his salary. So frustrating.
This is why we created the Revamped rosters. EA's player ratings leave a lot to be desired.
 
# 15 emericaridr11 @ 07/26/13 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Simple Mathematics
This is why we created the Revamped rosters. EA's player ratings leave a lot to be desired.
yeah man i always take 3-4 days to rework the players i think need to be..... might not be worth it to some but for me totally

cant wait to hear about the beapro, ergggg
 
# 16 PPerfect_CJ @ 07/26/13 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Cletus
I hate to keep piling on EA because I really do enjoy their NHL games, but I wish they wouldn't ever update the rosters. Most guys are rated the same anyway. I always use custom rosters from this site because the ratings are better. With EA's ratings JF Jacques plays almost the same as Daniel Cleary, even though they are 2 different players with 2 different playstyles. With 13, my leading scorer was Nate Thompson and most of my breakaways were with BJ Crombeen.

They also want to compare it to other games (NBA 2k, The Show, etc.) but those guys know their games. EA can't fix problems because they don't even know the glitches. They added a practice mode in EASHL that you can't even get to work unless everyone readies up withing 5 seconds. I've seen several people ask about it and their answer is "oh something's wrong." The only one that showed up on here and offered any hockey insight was Blueshirt and that's been a while except for the penalty issue. It's so frustrating because this game is so close. Don't even tune it for hardcore guys, give us the sliders to do it. People do it for 2k10.
I know this is off topic, but NHL '14 will be the first hockey game I've purchased since 2002. I was just wondering if you, or anyone else that wanted to reply, could give me a heads up on who the "go to" roster guys are in here. I use Bedwardsroy19 for my NBA 2Ks and he is about as on point as they come. Is anyone HERE looked at in that way? Thanks!
 
# 17 Simple Mathematics @ 07/26/13 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by PPerfect_CJ
I know this is off topic, but NHL '14 will be the first hockey game I've purchased since 2002. I was just wondering if you, or anyone else that wanted to reply, could give me a heads up on who the "go to" roster guys are in here. I use Bedwardsroy19 for my NBA 2Ks and he is about as on point as they come. Is anyone HERE looked at in that way? Thanks!
There are 2 big options out there- the Revamped rosters or the Ultimate rosters. I work on the Revamped rosters. We have already started working on the rosters for NHL 14. Here is a brief breakdown of what we do...

We didn't like the ratings EA gave the players. We thought all of the players were too bunched up in their overalls (they're all in the high 70's and low 80's). So we decided to spread the ratings out some more to get better player differentiation. With our rosters, 4th liners are in the 60's while the superstars are in the high 80's and 90's. For example- A typical enforcer will be rated like a 62 while Crosby is a 97. This makes playing with a player like Crosby actually feel like you're playing with Crosby.

For next year, like I said, we already started doing the rosters. We are rating every single player based off of multiple scouting reports we have. Every single attribute will reflect the players' true-to-life ability. The snipers will feel like snipers, the checkers will feel like checkers, etc.

Feel free to check our rosters out!
 
# 18 PPerfect_CJ @ 07/26/13 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Simple Mathematics
There are 2 big options out there- the Revamped rosters or the Ultimate rosters. I work on the Revamped rosters. We have already started working on the rosters for NHL 14. Here is a brief breakdown of what we do...

We didn't like the ratings EA gave the players. We thought all of the players were too bunched up in their overalls (they're all in the high 70's and low 80's). So we decided to spread the ratings out some more to get better player differentiation. With our rosters, 4th liners are in the 60's while the superstars are in the high 80's and 90's. For example- A typical enforcer will be rated like a 62 while Crosby is a 97. This makes playing with a player like Crosby actually feel like you're playing with Crosby.

For next year, like I said, we already started doing the rosters. We are rating every single player based off of multiple scouting reports we have. Every single attribute will reflect the players' true-to-life ability. The snipers will feel like snipers, the checkers will feel like checkers, etc.

Feel free to check our rosters out!
Thanks, man! Will do!
 
# 19 Bloop33 @ 08/02/13 01:25 AM
I was liking this idea, and then realized it was based on points per game. In my GMC league, I like to build solid defensive teams. I won the cup once, but the only time I did is when I was averaging about 4 goals per game. EA is way too infatuated with offense, when in reality what really wins in hockey is good defense and timely offense (Even Chicago was a really good defensive squad this year).

Now, I am going to be annoyed if I go in as the Avalanche with my weak defense and DFD's like Erik Johnson and Cory Sarich are going to be rated extremely bad because they don't score a ton of points...This is more pandering to 12 year olds who don't want to play legitimate hockey, just like everything else they've added for the past 5 seasons.

EA is getting annoying.
 
# 20 SharksG @ 08/02/13 10:22 AM
The more I hear about this the more I dislike it...
 

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