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[Hockey on] NHL09 - GO TO NEW THREAD

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Our block had a power outage about an hour ago. Biggest scare of my life. D:

    I am just browsing the internets before I head to Best Buy to get the game and a pack of blank cds to burn my music into the game.

    Uh...what? What are you doing?

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Our block had a power outage about an hour ago. Biggest scare of my life. D:

    I am just browsing the internets before I head to Best Buy to get the game and a pack of blank cds to burn my music into the game.

    Uh...what? What are you doing?

    I got the game and am creating the team now! Well, not RIGHT now. I just booted up the game and I am forced to make myself and do a tutorial.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    redfield85 wrote: »
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Our block had a power outage about an hour ago. Biggest scare of my life. D:

    I am just browsing the internets before I head to Best Buy to get the game and a pack of blank cds to burn my music into the game.

    Uh...what? What are you doing?

    I got the game and am creating the team now! Well, not RIGHT now. I just booted up the game and I am forced to make myself and do a tutorial.

    No, no. Why are you buying blank CDs to burn music into the game. That makes no sense.

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I burned music to a cd, then ripped the cd to my hd? Meh.

    OK, from the looks of it, I think we have to use an already created jersey. NHL, International, etc. Suggestions?

    edit: I am just going to use the Thrashers jerseys right now to see if I can change it in the league homepage or something. If not, I will wait until some of you post to get an opinion of what to make the jerseys. More info to come.

    edit: OK, I can change the jerseys after I make the team. But it looks like we are stuck with real life jerseys. No custom logos or anything. No custom colors either. So, everyone decide on a jersey. Also, apparently I have to type in everyone's name for the invite to the team. WTF EA!?

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  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd pick a cool one from International or other just to look different. That is my suggestion.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also, someone inform me when you get the game and are online. It seems to me that I can't invite anyone to the team unless they have put the game in their system. We will see. I typed in ConfusedWalrus and Conscript85 and hit send invite and it said it failed.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    As far as the sweaters are concerned. I recommend the following criteria:

    1. Keep It Simple Stu..Sucker. Try to select one that doesn't have all that swoopy shit all over it. Seriously, old school shit like the Leafs or Islanders simply looks better than all that goofy crap they're using to make money in merchandising.

    2. Look Elsewhere For Inspiration. I'd put money that the NHL will be the prime source for uniform selections. So check out some of the minor leagues or international kits.

    3. If Possible, Find A Colour Scheme That Matches The Forums. Frankly speaking, I'm a big fan of Dark Blue and Orange combinations for uniforms (I am a Mets fan...), but I really wouldn't care in the end. I'd rather the design selected be unique rather than conformist.


    As a note, I imagine that Red and Blue or various similar combinations would be a very common pattern. I would avoid that personally even though I'm also a Rangers fan.

    The order I recommend for searching:
    1- Simple and Unique.
    2- Simple and Common.
    3- Simple and Colour Matching.
    4- Nearly anything else.
    ...
    98- Anything with Goofy, Swoopy designs.


    EDIT:
    Unless they have the old Nordiques or Whalers* designs... I could probably be talked into those...

    *The blue and green combo in use before the move. I never cared for the green and white look when they joined the NHL.

  • puffycowpuffycow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'll take Blue and Orange. Though in close second comes Hot Pink and Yellow.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    After I play this one game against the computer, I will browse the jerseys.

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  • Lacerated SkyLacerated Sky Tampa, FLRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I have the game and I am online playing a game with my new pro.

    Live tag is GodlessEndeavor if you want to try and invite.

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I have the game and I am online playing a game with my new pro.

    Live tag is GodlessEndeavor if you want to try and invite.

    OK. Invitation sent. Apparently people have to play the game at least once to get the invite.

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  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    redfield85 wrote: »
    I burned music to a cd, then ripped the cd to my hd? Meh.

    OK, from the looks of it, I think we have to use an already created jersey. NHL, International, etc. Suggestions?

    edit: I am just going to use the Thrashers jerseys right now to see if I can change it in the league homepage or something. If not, I will wait until some of you post to get an opinion of what to make the jerseys. More info to come.

    edit: OK, I can change the jerseys after I make the team. But it looks like we are stuck with real life jerseys. No custom logos or anything. No custom colors either. So, everyone decide on a jersey. Also, apparently I have to type in everyone's name for the invite to the team. WTF EA!?

    Can you use one teams jersey and another team's logo? Can a team's alternate logo be used?

    I'm thinking use the Atlanta Thrashers jersey...
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    ......with either the alternate logos of the Flames or Avalanche. I mention the Avalanche one because it kinda looks like a foot that's on fire if you let your imagination go.

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    Now, about my salary as Head Coach.....8-)

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
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    Me taking a slapshot as a defenseman for the Philadelphia Phantoms. I am going to love the screenshot mode. You can upload them right to the EA Sports World page (under your profile).

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    1-0

    WOO!

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  • DemosthornDemosthorn Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I didn't know about the screenshot thing, that is going to be sick.

    edit: woot Phantoms!

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It seems like the microphone gets messed up or something. I can hear my two teammates but they can't hear each other.

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My suggestion for classy jersey would be the Manatoba Moose.

    or the Lake Erie Monsters.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    redfield85 wrote: »
    It seems like the microphone gets messed up or something. I can hear my two teammates but they can't hear each other.

    Some games have problems if guest accounts are involved. Or maybe somebody is using a third party something (controller or headset).

    Or maybe that shit's just broken and shoved out the door with a planned 'content update' on the horizon...

    EDIT:
    Also, I'm hoping to pick the game up soon, but RB2 comes out this weekend and I'm only in the position to afford one. Rock Band wins. So possibly by the end of the month I can pick up NHL.

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    They are using wired headsets and I am using wireless.

    Oh poop. I got a penalty and now the computer just got one. Crap.

    Annnd we lost 1-0. :-(

    Team Hotsteppers are 1-1.

    edit: I like that they have the nhl 94 controls. My one friend used them and he played just fine with us. That is one thing I aprrove that EA has done.

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Just got home with this...send me a team invite? :D

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Come into our game. Into the dressing room.

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    got it all set up & stuff now...will be ready for the next time.

    XBL/Steam: twmjr
  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    twmjr wrote: »
    got it all set up & stuff now...will be ready for the next time.

    1 more period and we start a new game.

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm in on this as I just picked up the game today.

    Xbox Live info is in my signature.

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  • twmjrtwmjr Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Okay...I'm just sitting in the dressing room while browsing the internets; so, I'll be there when you guys are ready.

    XBL/Steam: twmjr
  • Peter BazookaPeter Bazooka Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Changed my mind from getting it Monday. I'll just get all my stuff set up and then get on.

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I am pretty sure this game is 100% more fun than I thought it would be.

    Come on, we are only down 1-0. We can do this. Power Play to start the second.

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  • MyNameIsWalrusMyNameIsWalrus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Just got home with the game, loading it up now.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Just got home with the game, loading it up now.

    I will add you after this game. We are 4-1 overall. One team quit in the last seconds of losing by two goals and one quit in the 2nd period while they were up 1-0. Woo!

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'll be playing later tonight.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    twmjr, we are loving you (if you can't tell by our chat). Haha.

    edit: Great game so far. Lets go OT!

    edit: Great game guys. Sucks that we lost in the shootout, but what can you do? Sucks I didn't get to shoot though. I am probably the best chance we had in the shootout. ;-)

    I swear, scoring that goal in the third period to tie the game...it felt like we were playing in the NHL and I flipped shit. So awesome.

    edit: Kobe and Walrus, you invites have been sent. To get them go to the My Player Hub or whatver the Hub menu is entitled.

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My mic will be charged later tonight...

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  • MyNameIsWalrusMyNameIsWalrus Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I accepted the invite, send me a message on XBL when you're starting another game.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I accepted the invite, send me a message on XBL when you're starting another game.

    Will do. Done first period now.

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  • K7 AvengerK7 Avenger __BANNED USERS
    edited September 2008
    How do I join you guys?! Already signed up on the form. Gamertag is Irish Assasin J, someone add me!

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  • Tw4winTw4win Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think that might have been a pretty bad first effort on my part... I'm not used to playing online.

    Anyway, my mic is working now.

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User
    edited September 2008
    NHL 08 was so much fun.

    NHL 09 somehow topped it completely and is probably one of (if not the) best sports video game ever made.

    Need cash to get my own copy now!

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    K7 Avenger wrote: »
    How do I join you guys?! Already signed up on the form. Gamertag is Irish Assasin J, someone add me!

    Invite sent. Go to the player hub menu and accept the invite.

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  • jb7jb7 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    redfield85 wrote: »
    K7 Avenger wrote: »
    How do I join you guys?! Already signed up on the form. Gamertag is Irish Assasin J, someone add me!

    Invite sent. Go to the player hub menu and accept the invite.

    Just got the game for the 360 also, gamertag is virtuajordan.

  • BTPBTP Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    So, what's the verdict with the team jersey?

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