NHL 13 (XBOX 360) GWJHL Season - Week 6

ColdForged wrote:

Well, it is against Green. Seems like two wins are in your future.

Great. See? Now you've jinxed me. Thanks.

Leroyog wrote:

I mean that I didn't realize we had two games till you logged off. And these menus are the worst.

Wait, we have two games?! I thought I only saw my game vs STL on the list? Well, I'll be on Wednesday for sure, so we can fit the game in then. And yeah, these menus are just horrible

Sounds good, hopefully I can pull myself away from the Borderlands

Boudreaux wrote:
ColdForged wrote:

Well, it is against Green. Seems like two wins are in your future.

Great. See? Now you've jinxed me. Thanks. ;-)

This a-hole tells the truth though!

When is a good time for you, B man?

I'm on and off most evenings between 5pm-midnight central time. Only bad times are right around 8:30 as we're putting kids to bed.

I'll probably be on in an hour or so, I'll look for you tonight or tomorrow. Send me a Live friend request if I'm not on yours already so we can find each other easier.

All right boys, popped on for a bit but didn't see anyone online so I'll be eating dinner and getting in some face time with the wife before hopping back on around 8:30 est for some league games

Boudreaux wrote:

I'm on and off most evenings between 5pm-midnight central time. Only bad times are right around 8:30 as we're putting kids to bed.

I'll probably be on in an hour or so, I'll look for you tonight or tomorrow. Send me a Live friend request if I'm not on yours already so we can find each other easier.

Let's try to do this tonight!

I am still at work. Not sure when I will be on

Kinda bummed I missed you, Cpt. I was actually home and available, except the wife and I were getting a pretty awesome early evening nap in on the couch. Had I thought about it, I would have jumped on and been ready to play.

I have my doubts that I will be around for the 8:30 time. With the Survivor premiere and Big Brother finale tonight, I don't see the wife releasing the TV. I will see what I can do.

Best case scenario would be me getting on around 9:15 your time, (8:15 CST). That's when I should get home from taking my daughter to her flute lesson. If she and my wife go over some stuff when I get home, I might be able to steal the TV for long enough to play.

Gahh..I popped on the live website and saw that you were online only scant minutes before. Not to worry, though--today is kind of a dead night so I'll more than likely hop on here in a little bit and just stay on for awhile. I've got some Borderlands 2 to play, so I'll be around for a bit

Well, I was playing some HUT and the EA servers knocked me off.

WAit....Are you available now? Maybe we can try to get the game in quick?

No, just about to head out the door to take my daughter to her flute lesson. Unless I can get the wife to take her. But considering she drove 4 and half hours to a deposition today, and 4 and half back, I doubt it.

Gotcha gotcha...Okay, no worries--I'll check back later tonight

Just as Coldforged predicted!

GGs Boudreaux. Bastard.

That shootout loss will hurt for a long time. But what the f*ck was that? Since when do we have to control the stupid goalies? I don't even know which buttons to press.

Montreal are as frustrating to play as they are to watch in real life. Man do they just suck. Good job EA!

Good games Green! Man, you had me sweating. Especially when I scored late in the 3rd in game 2 to go up 1-0, and then you put in that one-timer what - 10 seconds later? Talk about elation turning to ashes. I thought my goal was going to be the game winner the way we'd been shutting down each other's offenses, and then you put us right back at the tie.

I hate shootouts in this game, FWIW. I have no idea how to control the goalie either. My strategy is to try to get him in front of the shot and spastically push buttons and pull triggers to get a leg or arm in the way. It only occasionally works. I keep meaning to go into shootout practice mode and actually...practice...but I never do.

I need to stop brainfarting the puck with my goalie but man! I hate whistles!

I only gave two goals that way....AAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

Oh well! You deserved to win anyway. I'll get you next time! Maybe...

Was that the last games of this round? No way that I've found to see what games are left to play in a round.

magnus wrote:

Was that the last games of this round? No way that I've found to see what games are left to play in a round.

The list of games for you would be on that main GM Connected screen. The list is off to the right about mid-way down. As for checking on other teams, there's nothing I can see that shows that.

Also, these menus are really annoying. I don't like waiting for a minute every time I want to check something (Free agents, my roster, etc).

Okay Leroy and Jayhawker...Tonight's the night! Wife has to work late, so I have nothing going on. Pick your times and we can wrap up our games

Jayhawker wrote:

How early can you go? Otherwise, it will be &:30 or 8pm.

I usually get home around 4:30 est, so I'm good any time after that really.

That would work out really well for me. I am leaving to pick my wife up for a meeting at 5:30 est.

CptDomano wrote:
magnus wrote:

Was that the last games of this round? No way that I've found to see what games are left to play in a round.

The list of games for you would be on that main GM Connected screen. The list is off to the right about mid-way down. As for checking on other teams, there's nothing I can see that shows that.

Also, these menus are really annoying. I don't like waiting for a minute every time I want to check something (Free agents, my roster, etc).

Okay Leroy and Jayhawker...Tonight's the night! Wife has to work late, so I have nothing going on. Pick your times and we can wrap up our games :)

How early can you go? Otherwise, it will be 7:30 or 8pm cst.

Groovy--I'll hop on when I get home and look for you then.

Cool.

And yeah, as I kind of feared when Madden's Connected Careers launched half-assed, NHL's GM Connected has some serious issues.

EA has always had pretty crappy servers, something they forced MS to let them use. So accessing the servers for every single menu item just bogs it down. I imagine it is affected by peak use times, too. Just a terrible way to handle the interface.

As I already discovered, while I was given the opportunity to invite friends when I started up the league, there is no option to do so now that it is running. And not being able to see what games are left to be played is almost a deal breaker. Im not sure I can even find the schedules of all the teams and figure it out for myself. And the slogging servers would make it a nightmare anyway.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to just roll with hard deadlines. It's weird how disconnected different EA sports games can be, forcing games to make the same mistakes others have solved. The green Ready buttons make NCAA 13 easy to manage.

I think it will still be fun, but for all the effort to make it act like a social network, it actually feels awfully isolated when accessing the league menus.

*shakes fist at work computer monitor*

Of COURSE my boss decides to have a crappy meeting. And he is just drooooooning on. I'm sure this will be going late, but I'll still be trying to get home as soon as possible.

CptDomano wrote:

*shakes fist at work computer monitor*

Of COURSE my boss decides to have a crappy meeting. And he is just drooooooning on. I'm sure this will be going late, but I'll still be trying to get home as soon as possible.

No problem. I am wheeling and dealing in the auction house right now. After running my puck total up to over 11K, I have bids in on T.J. Oshie, David Perron, and Patrick Bergland. We're getting The Kid Line back together!

Jayhawker wrote:

No problem. I am wheeling and dealing in the auction house right now. After running my puck total up to over 11K, I have bids in on T.J. Oshie, David Perron, and Patrick Bergland. We're getting The Kid Line back together!

Damn, son....That's impressive!

Okay, meeting wrapped up--heading home now. See ya in about 20-30 minutes

Good game, Cpt!

The Blues Pulled off a 2-1 shootout victory over Chicago when TJ Oshie put in the Blues second goal of the shootout.

http://www.easports.com/media/play/v...

So who all are ready to roll? We need everybody to check in here to let me know, as the game doesn't tell me. This will need to be done each week.

I think I've completed all my games. I only had the two vs. MrGreen and we completed both last night.

Side note NHL rules question - if a player is behind the blue line and poke checks the puck away from an opponent and into the offensive zone, is there any way in which he would be offside when touching the puck? I had this happen to me twice in an online game this afternoon.

Islanders are ready.