GWJHL Settings discussion

I'm looking forward to the new league starting up. I've played 3 online games on Pro. I like the default settings as far as zoom and speeds. Pro seems a bit too easy in that you can get some goals that should have been stopped. I haven't played anything at All-Star yet, nor have I changed game type from "default" to "sim".

I'd be OK with the league at Pro / default at thios point, but I'll be playing a few online games at All-Star and will give my comparative analysis after that.

Anyone else messing with settings and thinking about the league?

I hate playing with the settings just for the hell of it. Since we probably have different preferences in everything we might as well stick with the defaults. It also makes practicing easier.

That was my opinion. Free of charge.

Anything that increases Green's and Certis' pain and misery is alright by me. Is there a setting that maximizes humiliation for our Northern, backward cousins?

I was online last night looking for a pickup game Green. We should play soon. I'm 3 - 0 online, BTW!

ColdForged wrote:

Anything that increases Green's and Certis' pain and misery is alright by me. Is there a setting that maximizes humiliation for our Northern, backward cousins?

I noticed that hits take longer to recover from, and the game generally has a slower pace which gives slow guys like me a chance to get fancy.

I've barely had a chance to play it yet, so I have no opinion. I'm down for whatever, so long as Green isn't happy.

SwampYankee wrote:

I was online last night looking for a pickup game Green.

Doh! I almost sent you an invite last night but decided not too when I saw you were playing MLB2K5.

No comments on the settings. The last hockey game I played was on my Sega Genesis so I'm much too green to add anything useful.

Any feelings on when we should start?

For me, the sooner the better!

Did I mention dibs on the Bruins?

gwartok wrote:
SwampYankee wrote:

I was online last night looking for a pickup game Green. We should play soon. I'm 3 - 0 online, BTW! :)

Doh! I almost sent you an invite last night but decided not too when I saw you were playing MLB2K5.

No comments on the settings. The last hockey game I played was on my Sega Genesis so I'm much too green to add anything useful.

Last night was a great night for me - I won my 2 pickup hockey games, one in OT, and then I won my pickup baseball game against a good opponent (very tough to find for a pickup game) with 2 in the bottom of the 8th.

Last night was a great night for me - I won my 2 pickup hockey games, one in OT, and then I won my pickup baseball game against a good opponent (very tough to find for a pickup game) with 2 in the bottom of the 8th.

The end is near.

I'd be up for some Chaos Theory tonight Swampy, assuming I don't get called to play hockey. Look for me around 10 baby.

Until I examine more closely, I vote for All-Pro with mainly default settings.

And in a twist that will be ignored, I vote for no-touch icing.

*Legion* wrote:

Until I examine more closely, I vote for All-Pro with mainly default settings.

And in a twist that will be ignored, I vote for no-touch icing.

I'd rather ram your face into the boards with a cross check in the neck as you touch the puck but maybe that's just me.

Yes, Green. You're the only one here that likes to ram guys from behind.

OK, last night Certis and I played two games on ALL Star. The "Sim" Option is deffinately the way to go, IMO. It gives a much more realistic feel if you will.

With that decided to my satisfaction ........

Should we toggle on "Momentum"? I say no, but I don't feel strongly about it.

The line change and coach on the fly bugs have not been addresed yet. I wonder if they will. I'll be laving that stuff on auto, as I can't get my line switches done fast enough 50% of the time.

Should we start the league signups yet?

I want Boston. Did I mention that?

Should we toggle on "Momentum"? I say no, but I don't feel strongly about it.

I'd say no, as players, we have our own special kind of momentum, we don't need the game programming it in for us

Do NOT touch "momentum". It is the stupidest feature ever.

Have you tried it? The game's idea of momentum is that you have certain "controls" turned off when your momentum is low. Like, the ability to do poke checks or one-timers. There's a list to choose from. You turn off an opponent's control when your momentum is high, and they do it to you when yours is low. It's really ridiculous.

OK. It'll stay off.

OK, anyone else have input, issue, concerns?

SwampYankee wrote:

The "Sim" Option is deffinately the way to go

When Mr. Green kills you, can I have your stuff?

You can have my Air Supply LPs.

I say SIM because it gives the skating more real physics, the hits are toned down a tad maybe, but they are still an important factor.

I asked Green to try out settings by playing me but he said he was afraid because last time I whipped him so bad he needed help chaning his panties, he was so sore.

SwampYankee wrote:

You can have my Air Supply LPs.

Those were what I was mainly wanting.

This should tide you over:
IMAGE(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:Itld-9GhxpgJ:www.80smusiclyrics.com/images/airsupply.jpg)

I realize the best part of love is the thinnest lace
And it don't count for much but I'm not letting go
I believe there's still much to believe in

So lift your eyes if you feel you can
Reach for a star and I'll show you a plan
I figured it out
What I needed was someone to show me

You know you can't fool me
I've been loving you too long
It started so easy
You want to carry on

Chorus:
Lost in love and I don't know much
Was I thinking about
Fell out of touch
But I'm back on my feet
Eager to be what you wanted

So lift your eyes if you feel you can
Reach for a star and I'll show you a plan
I figured it out
What I needed was someone to show me

You know you can't fool me
I've been loving you too long
It started so easy
You want to carry on

Chorus

You know you can't fool me
I've been loving you too long
It started so easy
You want to carry on

Chorus

Now I'm lost, lost in love, lost in love, lost in love
Now I'm lost, lost in love, lost in love, lost in love
Lost in love, lost in love, lost in love
Lost in love, lost in love, lost in love

I'll take the Devils. When you guys decide when we can sign up.

One frustration I've had playing against the CPU is that, seemingly regardless of settings, the CPU's defensemen will be much more aggressive and effective at knocking an attacker off the puck than the player's defensemen left to the CPU's devices.

I find it hard not to scream at the TV when I watch one of my defenders watch an attacker skate right by him, while he continues to just cruise backwards. Turn your stupid Canadian ass around and SKATE!

Then I watch them just chill while the attacker pretty much goes wherever he wants. At one point tonight, I asked, "why don't you just invite him to dinner at the f*cking crease?"

So far, I haven't noticed this in online play, as I would expect the CPU defensemen to act equally on the part of each player. But damn, if anyone's playing the game against the CPU and has an idea as to how to make the defensemen to something other than, well, stand there, let me know! They're not pressing the attacker, and they're not really challenging the attackers very hard down low either.

You tried controlling them Legion? The A button will switch players and usually works pretty well.

So let's start signups already!

Mr.Green wrote:

You tried controlling them Legion? The A button will switch players and usually works pretty well. ;)

I'm usually controlling a forward, because you see, on my team forwards play TWO WAY hockey. None of that pussy cherry pickin' stuff you like..

SwampYankee wrote:

So let's start signups already!

I AM LOS ANGELES KINGS

Over-under for my virtual Roenick's next concussion? Real-life JR isn't even bothering to wait until the regular season to get started!

CF, you commissionering?

SwampYankee wrote:

CF, you commissionering?

You must be out your mind, bitch :). I believe I will pass on that honor this time through.

ColdForged wrote:
SwampYankee wrote:

CF, you commissionering?

You must be out your mind, bitch :). I believe I will pass on that honor this time through.

You mean the usurper won't be usurping?

Maybe I could do it.

Mr.Green wrote:
ColdForged wrote:
SwampYankee wrote:

CF, you commissionering?

You must be out your mind, bitch :). I believe I will pass on that honor this time through.

You mean the usurper won't be usurping?

Maybe I could do it. :twisted:

Go for it Greenie. It's an experience everyone should go through at least once! Let's light this candle!

Egad. He's going to turn on the frickin' lasers on their heads.