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EA Sports is doing something new this year, with an Ask NHL feature on their website complete with short videos answering fan questions about the game.

In the first set of videos (three total), the team answers questions on in-game customization, action tracker and single player game modes. The video above is a compilation of the first three videos and runs just shy of two minutes.

The NHL 16 Ask EA page is already filled with quite a few answers on questions they have received. Below are just a few, read more here.

Will we see GM Connected again? If not, will we see a smaller scale of online dynasty type mode?

GM Connected was a highly requested feature that unfortunately failed in many ways. When we look a the data, only a very small number of leagues had more than 2 players per league and though the mode supported up to 25 years, very few leagues made it past the 20 game mark of season 1. We understand that that there were some issues with the overall speed of the mode. Moving forward we want to work with our fans to better understand their needs and expectations on what a great online dynasty for the new generation of consoles should deliver and where we fell short on GM Connected similar to the approach we took in bringing EASHL to NHL 16.

Are mascots in the game this year?


Yes. All of the NHL teams that have official mascots will have them in NHL 16.

Why did you change the EASHL attribute system?

In NHL 16 we have changed the EASHL attribute system based on research and fan feedback. What we learned through that research and fan feedback is that there were three things that were critical for the new EASHL: 1. Created characters so you could play as yourself 2. Even playing field so skill (individual and team) is the determining factor in the outcome of games 3. Customization of characters so each player can look unique.

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# 1 Ruffy @ 05/19/15 01:41 PM
Good starts on modes we had returning and a few tweaks to existing....i.e. offline HUT seasons.

NHL 16 is looking to be what NHL 15 should have been.
 
# 2 juice2142 @ 05/19/15 01:51 PM
Sounds great.

Makes sense about GMconnected. These guys have the statistics. Even though it might sound like GMconnected was heavily used by OS users, in the total game population it was a very small minority. Not worth the resources. That said- they areas they used these resources on need to be better.

EASHL is sounding great. I prefer an even playing field between users and have teamplay and user ability matter. Not that guy who cheeses for a couple hundred games having the better attributes. They just need to have a few different play types to give guys the options to have their players play to their preference. I'm interested to know more about what they are going to do with that.
 
# 3 redsoxfan31 @ 05/19/15 01:54 PM
I just want to know if Edit Player has been added back into NHL 16. I asked the question on the Ask EA page so I'm hoping they answer it honestly on there.
 
# 4 Arrowhead21 @ 05/19/15 01:54 PM
Looks like the only omission is edit player. You can only edit created players, if those menus are any indication..
 
# 5 Arrowhead21 @ 05/19/15 01:56 PM
I was hoping Be A GM would become a mode where we could control multiple teams (so we could play the mode with a friend controlling another team) but I digress.
 
# 6 redsox4evur @ 05/19/15 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by redsoxfan31
I just want to know if Edit Player has been added back into NHL 16. I asked the question on the Ask EA page so I'm hoping they answer it honestly on there.
From what the gamechangers are saying it wasn't in the build they were playing. But it was an Alpha version so it could make it back in the game.
 
# 7 murph17 @ 05/19/15 02:04 PM
Franchise mode needed improvements anyways. Sounds like they spent a good deal of time on it. But it's new and doesn't need the complications of GM Connected. So I think the plan is update Franchise for NHL16, see what works and doesn't work, and then (hopefully) bring back new and improved GM Connected in NHL17.
 
# 8 bigdipper88 @ 05/19/15 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Devilsfan3026
Based on that, it's probably not in. Which is hilarious.

Also, same stupid generic faces in create a player and no custom face scan that the rest of their games has. So, yeah.
Edit player should be in all sports games. I have no idea why NHL 15 didn't have edit on ps4/xbone. This isn't 1990, it's 2015. The roster updates in '15 were severely lacking, thus the need for editing players to be brought back for '16
 
# 9 Peter_OS @ 05/19/15 02:52 PM
in that first video what's the referee doing facing the boards on that replay goal. lol
 
# 10 ChaseB @ 05/19/15 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter_OS
in that first video what's the referee doing facing the boards on that replay goal. lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter_OS
in that first video what's the referee doing facing the boards on that replay goal. lol
Maybe the game was in Los Angeles? (Psssst, it's the same old picture of the woman behind the glass in the Stanley Cup playoffs).
 
# 11 Sheba2011 @ 05/19/15 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Peter_OS
in that first video what's the referee doing facing the boards on that replay goal. lol
Sounds about right for NHL ref's....
 
# 12 marathonLRM @ 05/19/15 03:49 PM
Im impressed that some things implemented were from the ask site... MADDEN AND LIVE NEEDS AN ASK WEBSITE ASAP
 
# 13 Arrowhead21 @ 05/19/15 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by IndyColts2
Yeah idk why that has been taken out of most sports games now. I still want to play offline with my friend especially if there's not going to be an online Be a GM
Yeh, hopefully season mode will allow it at least

Me and a buddy played through 4 seasons of a fantasy drafted GM mode in Madden, if We could do that in hockey i would be ecstatic
 
# 14 the_EDJ @ 05/19/15 06:52 PM
No Online Franchise/GM component, then no buy. Voting with my wallet yet again.
 
# 15 bad_philanthropy @ 05/19/15 07:08 PM
I wonder how consistent they'll be with answering question.
 
# 16 Sheba2011 @ 05/19/15 10:39 PM
Let's see if they continue to answer questions. Seems like they are going to cherry pick questions that are easy to answer and won't ignite the fanbase. I asked about editing ratings, coaches in GM mode, scouting and a few other things. Hopefully they answer soon.
 
# 17 bad_philanthropy @ 05/19/15 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Sheba2011
Let's see if they continue to answer questions. Seems like they are going to cherry pick questions that are easy to answer and won't ignite the fanbase. I asked about editing ratings, coaches in GM mode, scouting and a few other things. Hopefully they answer soon.
Hope these are answered.

I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one surprised if this attempt at honesty and disclosure ironically ends up another exercise in highly controlled disclosure, and strategic omission.
 
# 18 redsox4evur @ 05/20/15 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by bad_philanthropy
Hope these are answered.

I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one surprised if this attempt at honesty and disclosure ironically ends up another exercise in highly controlled disclosure, and strategic omission.
Coaches didn't make it in this year.
 
# 19 Simple Mathematics @ 05/20/15 12:36 AM
Am I the only one who thinks edit player was taken out on purpose so we are forced to play with their rosters?
 
# 20 jboe235 @ 05/20/15 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Simple Mathematics
Am I the only one who thinks edit player was taken out on purpose so we are forced to play with their rosters?
I get this feeling as well. I'm not sure what they would really gain by doing that though. What makes it worse is NHL probably ranks last in roster composition and updates compared to the other sports games.
 

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