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#2221564 Hiller's Movember Mask

Posted by rrasco on 02 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

Creative. I thought Perry WAS Hitler?

#2218652 Anyone else have a feeling that we'd lose tonight?

Posted by rrasco on 26 October 2011 - 08:45 AM

Thanks for the minuses guys, but you can never convince me that he is worth a damn. Loss tonight was a team effort, but I place much blame on him as well.

You're welcome. -Non anonymous minuser

#2218645 This team screams for a trade

Posted by rrasco on 26 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

Plenty of such guys have shown themselves, this guy included. You should try drinking during the games, it makes it easier to take in on a bad night, and on a good night your neighbors will get over it.

#2212661 NHL.com starting rosters

Posted by rrasco on 06 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

Drew and Andrew are the same name guys... One is just shorthand...

That is pretty obvious, but that doesn't mean everyone named Drew is short for Andrew.

#2211948 Diving

Posted by rrasco on 03 October 2011 - 03:58 PM

Definitely a weak call. The only thing Leblanc did was get the elbow up, but I'm not sure it even made contact, and if it did, sure doesn't look like it did anything. If it did hit his head, you would see his neck move more, he threw his whole body the opposite direction. Complete flop. Not to mention Semin changed his positioning immediately before and simultaneously as the hit was delivered, placing the onus on him and not the hitter.

Having said that, diving isn't a bigger issue than head shots. That's just asinine.

#2209846 NHL 12

Posted by rrasco on 26 September 2011 - 06:57 PM

I played the demo and I don't have NHL 10, so I don't know how similar or different it is.

The camera view is awesome for "Be a Pro", but not as lively for the regular game modes. Like I've said before, I don't like the stagnant 2-Dimensional camera modes. They're boring. I'll be doing the "Be a Pro" a lot and may just learn to love it.

I like how the opposing defense isn't afraid to challenge and plays relatively smarter than other hockey games I've played.

The faceoffs are impossible to win. Looks like that'll take some time to perfect.

I had trouble with the shooting motions, but that'll probably take time to learn. You have to aim with the left stick and do some rotational motion with the right stick. Just pressing R3 and aiming with the left stick would have been easier.

The camera for be a pro has been like that for several years now, at least the last time I played it...09 maybe? I like it, for that mode. In a game I need to be all the players, I prefer an above view. To each their own. I don't think I ever saw that view offered as an alternate in other modes, only when they make you be one player.

The AI was significantly improved this year. They added anticipation AI that gives them the ability to anticipate what will happen next. Giving them that important first step for breakouts, etc. The defense seems to be more aggressive at times. Still testing all the AI, but in previous years they had a horrible scenario where you could have 2-1 or 2-0 and the other man across the ice would cut across to your side completely ruining any chance for a good one timer. So far, I haven't seen anything dumb like that.

Faceoffs are about timing. Take the faceoff tutorial the game has, it will teach you the caveats to body position and how to grip the stick. Then you gotta get the timing down.

The only gripe I have about the aiming/shooting, and I have had for years, is that you aim with the same joystick you skate with. In the end, doesn't end up being a huge deal, but you are kind of inclined to shoot a wrister in some what the same direction as your player is skating. Just never really made sense to me.

On that note, rosters have always been notoriously wrong. Especially before regular season. I had Modano early on this year already and then he was replaced with Conner. I don't remember if they updated again or not, I really could care less at times since a lot of players on the game at that level are interchangeable.

The biggest thing I noticed this year, probably came with the new physics engine, is that lower rated players have a higher chance of losing the puck when trying to stick handle. My 3rd and 4th liners are losing the puck like crazy on breakouts and stick handling. Guess it's my turn to adjust.

When a new version comes out, I play the CPU a few times on All Star, then I head to online. The CPU is WAY too easy to line up. You won't be able to do the same online, not to everyone anyways. I think you get the most dynamic opponent in an online match versus playing a stupid computer that will never learn or think the way a human does. The only thing, well two things, that drives me crazy about the hitting is that 1) hip checks are the be-all-end-all and players act like a freight train hit them even if its a love tap, and 2) they always make the Wings weak. I rarely get the kind of charity hits other teams get the benefit. I'm not complaining, I can win games with 2 hits, just saying... :ranting:

EDIT: Oh yes, I forgot goalie interactions. Some people online just want to fight constantly with goalies, that seems to be toning down now that the game has been out longer. However, I have had some stupid goals where the play is interference, the goalie obviously gets run over, and they let it go. It slides right under him as someone suggested earlier in this thread. I have seen a few goals called back and even some penalties resulting, so they do call it both ways. I'd almost rather try my odds at running over a goalie, who cares about a 5-4, shorties are easy in this game anyways. Which sucks, because I hate 'glitches' like that.

Sorry for the essay, but what I was really trying to say was....anybody wanna play on 360?

#2206812 McCrimmon, Salei on board Russian plane crash

Posted by rrasco on 07 September 2011 - 10:13 PM

Agreed completely. It's a shame some people have to flaunt it so arrogantly.

I read it and thought something probably pretty similar to what you did, but you didn't have to say anything out of respect. I didn't. This is about them, not you.

#2205649 Cup dropped and dented... again...

Posted by rrasco on 31 August 2011 - 04:39 PM

That was sooo yesterday. :cool:

#2199026 Red Wings on Twitter

Posted by rrasco on 18 July 2011 - 11:35 AM

maybe they just see it as a waste of time, like myself.

So what you're trying to say is...you're a waste of time? :D

#2193670 RFA/UFA Signings

Posted by rrasco on 01 July 2011 - 11:49 AM

Agreed. Thisf****** blows. Supposed to be a frenzy and this just sucks.

#2193491 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by rrasco on 01 July 2011 - 10:59 AM

These are all opinions. Claiming one player is better than the other is an opinion relative to the criteria they are being judged on. I didn't bring the fighting up. My main point is, 1.2 is a great deal for a 4th liner that already knows and fits in with our system. Why gamble on someone else to save minimal cap dollars we are not stressing over when we have someone perfectly capable already?

#2193420 Wings re-sign Eaves to 3-year, $3.6m contract

Posted by rrasco on 01 July 2011 - 10:31 AM

I could have sworn Aaron Asham just got $775,000 this year from the Penguins. Call me crazy, but I think we need more of that on the fourth line than yet another guy who doesn't fight.

Was that your segway into an enforcer debate?

Eaves put up nearly twice as many points and took 1/3 less penalties in about 30% more games than Asham. It's not like its a 3.2/yr deal, it's 1.2.

#2187119 Lidstrom agrees to 1-year, $6.2m contract

Posted by rrasco on 20 June 2011 - 09:41 AM

Who gives a s***...Captain Nick is back!

#2172497 2011 Round 2 Photoshop War: San Jose Sharks

Posted by rrasco on 11 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

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When did the Wings play the Sharks at the UC? And they're sponsored by LGW, lol. And they're both wearing white! ;) Just micromanaging, ya know...

#2172495 Can The Wings Win This Series?

Posted by rrasco on 11 May 2011 - 01:25 PM

i think most people have a problem with the bandwagon branding. just because you are saying negative things about the team after they play poorly and are almost always looking at the glass as half-empty doesn't mean that you aren't a true fan of this team. i criticise the team all the time but i do it because i care. if i was a bandwagon fan i wouldn't care enough to get so upset at times that i feel the need to post something like "ericsson is useless," after he makes a bunch of mistakes out there. i probably wouldn't even notice it.

I am critical of this team too. Fans are critical because they care. Fans are supportive because they believe.

And Ericsson is useless...