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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NHL 09 Patch

Thank god:

Hi there, David Littman here.

We are in the process of putting the patches up for both the X360 and
the PS3.
PS3 Europe has already gone up, and PS3 North America and both X360
patches should be up within the next week or two.

First and foremost we have fixed the "dirty disc" message issue that
some people are seeing on the X360.
For the PS3, we have fixed the issue where there are sometimes white
flashes or flickers during gameplay.
So, if you have seen one of the above, you will be happy to know they
are fixed with the patch.

For most people though...the important fixes are in gameplay.
We have listened to all of you, and we have played the game ourselves
every day. While we couldn't make every fix that you asked for because
of time constraints, we did fix most of the big issues, and also
improved gameplay to be more authentic.

  • The jersey on the EASHL side select screen is more visible than
    the team logo. This will make it easier for people to see when jersey
    colors clash
  • Deking controls normal when shooting downscreen with "Always Up"
    controls
  • Checking has been tuned so you will see less big hits from guys
    that aren't traditionally known for hitting
  • Less CPU AI one-timers
  • Increased the height of dump ins, for a better dump and chase
    game.
  • No more goals from flip dumps
  • Better CPU AI logic near offensive blueline so they don't go
    off-sides as much
  • CPU goalie will not drag the puck back toward himself in a
    shootout
  • We have fixed the goals from outside shots that people are
    scoring. We have reduced shot accuracy when on the rush and when turning
    quickly, and from far out. You will now have to be more conservative
    when shooting on the rush. If you aim all the way to the left or right,
    your shot will go wide a lot more. Try aiming more towards the middle to
    hit the net from outside. This fixes the cross goal where you shoot back
    the other way, and the goal that goes in with the "curve" animation, and
    a few others. There's a reason NHL players don't shoot from outside on
    the rush very often. Dumping or trying to set up is a better play unless
    you have an odd-man situation.
  • We reduced the time it took to get control of the goalie by 1/3.
  • When line changes are set to auto, and a user changes
    lines/defense manually between whistles, the line/defensive pair you
    asked for will come out (or stay out).
  • If you have line changes off in Be a Pro, line change player
    chatter will be turned off.
  • When using a defenseman in BAP, BAP player won't get stuck on
    the bench and will be able to call for change
  • The EASHL will now go to continuous 5v5 overtime until one team
    scores. This way nobody has to sit out, and you get to decide who wins
    (this is now just like the NHL Play-offs)
  • The proper own-goal cut scene will be shown where the player who
    scored on himself is upset.
  • All cut scenes should now show players sitting in their
    respective team's bench.
  • Increase AI team aggressiveness and the likelihood of them
    getting called for a penalty on an infraction.
  • If Vision Control is pressed, you do not throw a hit when in
    front of the attacking net. This helps with rebound shots.
  • Increase the likelihood of a penalty if the stick hits the body
    during a stick lift.
  • Reduce the accuracy of shots for penalty shots and shootouts.
    Aiming for just inside the post is a lot tougher now

Along with these changes we are still working on the server side of
things to make sure that the EASHL and online play is always improving.
Keep checking our website for more information on the EASHL play-offs.

Thanks
-David Littman


-From http://www.easports.com/nhl09/blog.jsp first seen on the PS3 team site. All I can say is finally.

-Big News coming late tomorrow-Friday for Team Pensblog Regulars. More info to come.

38 comments:

bayonetwork said...

big news? any hints?

Mr Pockets 12 said...

It involves NHL 09

chris e said...

How about more of a hint than that?

Meat said...

Let me tell you, I am psyched for this "Big News."

Last night, we had some great lines going. I know in 3 games straight me and another guy had upwards of 12 or more goals combined.

Pittsburghler said...

The big news is that zulu, jr, zero, pittsburghler and dark justice are now known as the "bread line" because we be serving these bums daily.

SERVED BITCHES! HAVE A BITE!

Mr Pockets 12 said...

It's coming...

chris e said...

Wait...do I even count as a regular?

-wildnoseven

Mr Pockets 12 said...

you're accounted for wild don't worry lol

Dr. McSham said...

No more shoot-outs=awesome.

Pockets, quit taunting us and give me some BIG NEWS!

Duff said...

I know what the big news is...

Pockets is going to be our official goalie!!!

Pocket play goal..
Pockets play Goal..
Pockets
Pockets come on, play goal.
Come on pockets play goal.
Pockets, goal
Pockets play goal.

Mr Pockets 12 said...

Dude tom, play goal. I'm totally serial. play goal tom. In all seriousness, syniper you were supposed to wait till tonight to make the big unveiling. i hope you're happy that you have spoiled the big news. :)

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Dr. McSham said...

Hahaha, oh Tom, why didn't you play goal? We may not have shut you guys out if you had...

jrkrush2112 said...

no more glitch goal!

Duff said...

LOL!!!

Mr Pockets 12 said...

syniper answer my email dammit!

bayonetwork said...

i really wanna know.

Duff said...

I did not get an e-mail from you since your reply about the logo

assklown063 said...

OMG OMG OMG whats the newS???

coheedboy4 said...

TELL US DAMNIT OR WE WILL RAPE U!!!!!!

Mr Pockets 12 said...

Hahahahahahaha i don't want to release the news now because this is too funny lol. I'm at work now posting this from my cell phone so I cannot post the news anyway. I work till ten so don't expect anything before ten thirty. I'm guessing it will be posted around the end of the first period of the pens game. anyone want another hint?

Mr Pockets 12 said...

Oh well guess not.

Mr Pockets 12 said...

Haha

chris e said...

Yes, dick.

bayonetwork said...

pockets you know if this isnt as big as your making it out to be i will have your head.

coheedboy4 said...

yea, pockets i swear to god if this isn't a big deal
ill get someone to tear ur balls off and feed them to u on a spork. lol

Mr Pockets 12 said...

I think the news is worth it... i hope many of you will find it at least mildly interesting. here's the hint: it is news that will involve the entire team pensblog community

Mr Pockets 12 said...

Zero email me asap. The faster he emails me the faster the news gets posted lol

coheedboy4 said...

i emailed u soo ya

coheedboy4 said...

the secret is a good one if u rele think about it

Mr Pockets 12 said...

it'll be up overnight/morning/early afternoon.

P.S. pathetic game once again for the Pens

chris e said...

I'm waiting....

Meat said...

haha you see what you've done pockets?

assklown063 said...

Record setting number of c-blog comments. Too bad there's really no announcement to make!

Mr Pockets 12 said...

or is there...

Meat said...

Damn you pockets, damn you.

and my word was just "retrou"

Shit sounds like Scooby Doo right?

chris e said...

die

Mr Pockets 12 said...

chris e... I'm so glad you don't know where I live lol