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NHL 17: Adjusted Simulation Sliders – March 2017

March 29, 2017 Leave a comment

EA SPORTS™ NHL® 17 (5)

GENERAL

*Game play Version: Always save a new one

Game Style – CUSTOM

Attribute Effects: 5

Broken Stick Frequency: 30

Game Speed: 2/6

Fatigue Effect: 65

Fatigue Recovery: 40

Injury Occurrence: 50

SKATING

Back Skating: 60

Hustle Type: Authentic

Puck Carrier Agility: 52

Puck Carrier Skating: 52

Player Acceleration: 53

Skating Speed: *50

Skating Agility: 70

SHOOTING

One Timer Accuracy: 45

Shot Accuracy: 45

Shot Power: 50

Slap Shot Accuracy: 45

Slap Shot Power: 40

PASSING

Manual Passing: On

Pass Assist: *50

Pass Speed: MIN: 37 – MAX: 60

Saucer Pass Speed: *50

Pass Accuracy: 50

Pass Interceptions: 80

Pass Reception Ease: 20

Reception Reaction Time: *25

Puck Control Rating Effect: 50

Puck Speed Reception Effect: 60

Pickup Type Effect: 60

Bouncing Puck Receptions: 35

PUCK CONTROL

Incidental Contact Puck Loss: Stick, Legs and Body

Incidental Stick Contact Immunity: 5

Puck Control: 20

Deking Impact: 50

Spin Deke Impact: 55

Skating Impact: 43

GOALIES

Goalie Cover Frequency: 45

Goalie Passing: 70

Goalie Cross Crease Reaction Time: *50

Goalie Save Reaction Time: 50

Goalie Deflection Reaction Time: 50

Goalie Screen Effect: 60

Goalie Screen Persistence: 60

CHECKING

Board Effect Non-Puck Carrier: 50

Board Effect Puck Carrier: 50

Hitting Assistance: 10

Stumble Threshold: 50

Aggression: 50

Hitting Power: 50

Size Effect: 25

Speed Effect: 33

Checking/Balance Rating Effect: 83

Preparedness Effect: 51

Incidental Contact Effect: 20

Poke Checking Range: *0 subject to change

Poke Checking Accuracy: 30

Poke Checking Power: 45

Stick Lift Effectiveness: 80

PENALTIES

CPU Penalties: *55

CPU Teammate Penalties: *55

Tripping: 50

Slashing: 50

Elbowing: 20

High Sticking: 50

Cross Checking: 50

Boarding: 50

Charging: 50

Delay of Game: 50

Holding: 50

Hooking: 50

Interference: 83

*Subject to change

Some sliders I’m not 100% sold on, but will make some changes when necessary and change the date in the title.

NHL 17: Balance Between Simulation & Arcade Sliders Post Patch – 01/26/17

January 26, 2017 Leave a comment
General

*Game play Version: Always save a new one

Game Style – CUSTOM

Attribute Effects: 5

Broken Stick Frequency: 30

Game Speed: 2/6

Fatigue Effect: 55

Fatigue Recovery: 45

Injury Occurrence: 50

Skating

Back Skating: 85

Hustle Type: Authentic

Puck Carrier Agility: 52

Puck Carrier Skating: 52

Player Acceleration: 86

Skating Speed: 65

Skating Agility: 67

Shooting

One Timer Accuracy: 45

Shot Accuracy: 55

Shot Power: 50

Slap Shot Accuracy: 47

Slap Shot Power: 50

Passing

Manual Passing: On

Pass Assist: *50 (whatever is best for you)

Pass Speed: MIN: 35 – MAX: 50

Saucer Pass Speed: 50

Pass Accuracy: 40

Pass Interceptions: 60

Pass Reception Ease: 22

Reception Reaction Time: 33

Puck Control Rating Effect: 55

Puck Speed Reception Effect: 80

Pickup Type Effect: 60

Bouncing Puck Receptions: 33

Puck Control

Incidental Contact Puck Loss: Stick, Legs and Body

Incidental Stick Contact Immunity: 30

Puck Control: 30

Deking Impact: 33

Spin Deke Impact: 55

Skating Impact: 36

Goalies

Goalie Cover Frequency: 33

Goalie Passing: 60

Goalie Cross Crease Reaction Time: 60

Goalie Save Reaction Time: 50

Goalie Deflection Reaction Time: 48

Goalie Screen Effect: 65

Goalie Screen Persistence: 60

Checking

Board Effect Non-Puck Carrier: 33

Board Effect Puck Carrier: *0 (whatever is best for you)

Hitting Assistance: 15

Stumble Threshold: 55

Aggression: *33 (whatever is best for you)

Hitting Power: 50

Size Effect: 65

Speed Effect: 40

Checking/Balance Rating Effect: 80

Preparedness Effect: 60

Incidental Contact Effect: 20

Poke Checking Range: 10

Poke Checking Accuracy: 30

Poke Checking Power: 50

Stick Lift Effectiveness: 93

Penalties

CPU Penalties: 43

CPU Teammate Penalties: 43

Tripping: 48

Slashing: 50

Elbowing: 20

High Sticking: 50

Cross Checking: 50

Boarding: 50

Charging: 50

Delay of Game: 50

Holding: 50

Hooking: 50

Interference: 90

*Note, you can adjust these if you want, this current slider set is the one I’m currently playing on, I play FULL GAMES with every tweak to make sure the results are realistic, I just don’t tweak and say here, these are the new sliders. Game play to me feels beautiful with these adjustments versus the CPU. Pro settings, click below for the game play video on my YouTube channel.

 

NHL 17: World Cup of Hockey Game Play

September 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Here’s some World Cup of Hockey game play footage using the broadcast camerain NHL 17. Getting ready for the tournament next week!!

Canada Vs. USA

Russia Vs. Sweden

NHL 17: Balance Between Arcade & Simulation Sliders – Updated 9/27

September 10, 2016 Leave a comment

*Updated Sliders January 2017: NHL 17 January 2017 Sliders

What’s up people, if you’re playing NHL 17 and need some good sliders to play against the CPU, these might be good for you. In the video I have the game speed at 2/6, but the game plays just as well if you set it to 1/6. I’m big with player movement and I feel the game plays smooth with these as well as reduces the cheesing by the CPU. I like balance between great game play and realism, and sometimes you have to have a little arcade in the mix to enjoy it.

Difficulty is set a Pro level with5 minute Periods. I normally play 10 mins, but I want to get a lot of games in with my EA Access trial. The slider set is in the first video below along with an epic game I had between the Red Wings and Panthers, which finished in a shoot out. Let me know what you guys think, follow me on twitter @thaliveking

GAME PLAY VIDEOS ARE BELOW: *PRO SETTINGS

General

*Game play Version: Always save a new one

Game Style – CUSTOM

Attribute Effects: 6

Broken Stick Frequency: 33

Game Speed: 2/6

Fatigue Effect: 55

Fatigue Recovery: 45

Injury Occurrence: 50

Skating

Back Skating: 50

Hustle Type: Authentic

Puck Carrier Agility: 55

Puck Carrier Skating: 55

Player Acceleration: 85

Skating Speed: 60

Skating Agility: 65

Shooting

One Timer Accuracy: 45

Shot Accuracy: 55

Shot Power: 50

Slap Shot Accuracy: 45

Slap Shot Power: 50

Passing

Manual Passing: On

Pass Assist: 35

Pass Speed: MIN: 35 – MAX: 50

Saucer Pass Speed: 50

Pass Accuracy: 40

Pass Interceptions: 65

Pass Reception Ease: 20

Reception Reaction Time: 30

Puck Control Rating Effect: 55

Puck Speed Reception Effect: 70

Pickup Type Effect: 40

Bouncing Puck Receptions: 40

Puck Control

Incidental Contact Puck Loss: Stick, Legs and Body

Incidental Stick Contact Immunity: 15

Puck Control: 33

Deking Impact: 30

Spin Deke Impact: 55

Skating Impact: 35

Goalies

Goalie Cover Frequency: 33

Goalie Passing: 70

Goalie Cross Crease Reaction Time: 60

Goalie Save Reaction Time: 50

Goalie Deflection Reaction Time: 48

Goalie Screen Effect: 65

Goalie Screen Persistence: 60

Checking

Board Effect Non-Puck Carrier: 33

Board Effect Puck Carrier: 0

Hitting Assistance: 15

Stumble Threshold: 55

Aggression: 33

Hitting Power: 50

Size Effect: 38

Speed Effect: 40

Checking/Balance Rating Effect: 83

Preparedness Effect: 60

Incidental Contact Effect: 20

Poke Checking Range: 5

Poke Checking Accuracy: 30

Poke Checking Power: 50

Stick Lift Effectiveness: 90 *Broken*

Penalties

CPU Penalties: 40

CPU Teammate Penalties: 33

Tripping: 47

Slashing: 50

Elbowing: 20

High Sticking: 50

Cross Checking: 50

Boarding: 50

Charging: 50

Delay of Game: 50

Holding: 50

Hooking: 50

Interference: 83

 

Sliders Video:

Epic Game: Panthers vs Red Wings – Game Speed at 2/6

Nashville Predators Vs Calgary Flames – Game Speed 1/6

More Videos Here: ThaLiveKing on YouTube

Perspective: Fans Shouldn’t Care Where Stars Go

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment

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Whenever a superstar or a franchise star decides to leaves the team he’s been playing for a long time, he gets looked as a traitor, sell out, weak-minded, and a lot of other bad names fans can come up with. In reality, why should it matter where players want to go? Why is it OK for fans to switch teams and ride bandwagons whenever they feel like it, but players can’t? A lot of fans are quick to jump ship when a team is struggling, but want a player to stay “loyal” to a franchise even during it hard times, sure it builds character, but why should a player who puts his body on the line every game go through that? Why should fans stick around when their team is only finishing the season with 17 wins? When a team has a star player, and no direction you shouldn’t fault him for leaving. But in this new NBA, we have players like Kevin Durant who went to the Golden State Warriors after being on a team who finished the season in the Western Conference Finals. Some people are looking at him like he sold out because they were so close to the NBA finals again, and he went to an already established NBA powerhouse. During the regular season, Durant was already rumored to go to Golden State as a free agent anyways, so why are people so shocked that it actually happened? I believe us as fans have to respect where these players want to go as free agents. If a player, in any sport invested a lot of his career in one city, he deserves to go to a new one to play in if it will make him happy. As human beings we have to explore what’s out there in the world because it’s all a learning experience. I doubt he will regret going from Oklahoma City to the Bay Area, sometimes you have to step out of your comfort zone and see where life takes you. I’m not sure if he will ever return to OKC as a player, but he gave you his all for the time he was there, and his decision to leave should be respected. That’s just my opinion.

Free Agent = Free To Go

 

-TLK

Perspective: Why The NHL isn’t Mainstream

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment

NHL: NHL Draft

PERSPECTIVE:

I know, I’m supposed to talk basketball on this blog, but I just read an article about the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs ratings being low for the first time in 11 years. While there has been a lot of great games in this year’s NHL playoffs, I guess people aren’t flocking to their television screens to watch. There could be some reasons, like fans who’s favorite team missed the playoffs didn’t want to tune in, you’re into the NBA Playoffs more, you’re a fan of the outdoors during spring, or maybe you’re a Pittsburgh Penguins hater (had to throw that in there, Go Pens Go). Whatever the reason maybe, I believe it all falls down to one thing, lack of drama. Just think about it, the NHL is pretty much the only Major League Sport that doesn’t promote drama. The NBA and the NFL are the two sports that thrive off drama, reasons being, the star players in both leagues are well known, and they both rule social media. The NHL has a #NHLTwitter but compared to the levels of #NBATwitter and #NFLTwitter it doesn’t even come close. When ESPN broadcasts a game they make sure to sell whatever story is out there during the broadcast.  Just recently, they have been speaking on the Draymond Green suspension for game 5 and the name calling of LeBron James in various outlets. They push the drama because it forces people to tune in to see how the Warriors and LeBron James will respond to all the drama, they’re selling real life movie scripts. They promote it because it starts discussions, not just in the sports bars, but on social media as well.

The NHL on the other hand promotes the game, the commentators will discuss some of the issues that’s headlining the league, but overall they just promote what’s going on out there on the ice. Major discussions regarding the NHL as of late has been the fighting & concussion issues, BORING. Even Star players in the NHL are boring, they have money, but overall, most of them seem to be low key and don’t want the spotlight like NBA players, unless you’re Evander Kane. The NBA promotes their league the same ways television networks promote their upcoming shows. While the NHL has their Rivalry Week, it’s not the same if its the Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals or the New York Rangers every week. They have to start thinking out of the box when it comes to promoting their league & players, but that’s if it chooses to, and since most players don’t want the spotlight, it kind of puts them in a bind. Superstars & stories sell the league, and brings in a ton of ratings, the NHL seems to lack in those areas. What do you guys think, should the NHL promote their league the same way as the NBA & NFL to gain viewers? Or should they keep it the same?

FANDOM: Rooting For The Home Team Isn’t Mandatory

August 22, 2016 Leave a comment

PACERS FAN STF

During the first round of the playoffs when the Toronto Raptors were facing off against the Indiana Pacers, most people that know I’m a Pacers would ask me, who are you rooting for? I would tell them the Pacers, with no hesitation. I knew the stakes living in the GTA, and the pressure on the Raptors to get out of the first round, but still I was rooting for my squad. One Raptors fan on YouTube went as far as saying that I am a sell out to my city because I am rooting for the Pacers, but Why? I have been rooting for the Pacers before the Raptors came into existence. I grew up a huge Reggie Miller fan, which is why I am even a Pacers fan to this day. I have also been a Pittsburgh Penguins fan since my childhood also, even though growing up I watched more Maple Leafs than Penguins. Mario Lemieux is also my favorite player of all time, so there’s that. Being a fan of a team in my opinion consists of three things, the team’s reputation, history of winning and if you’re born into the fandom; which a lot of Maple Leafs fans are. While the Pacers have been consistently competitive over the years, but never won an NBA championship, they have made the conference finals plenty of times, while the Penguins just won their 4th Stanley Cup this season. What has any of the Toronto major sports teams done to make me switch to being a “true” Toronto sports fan? It all began with the management during a poor stretch where the teams had no direction, no pulse for winning and was just in it to make money. There was a lot to not like about the way Toronto teams used to operate, and living in Toronto witnessing it first hand, it was never worth the stress to dive deep in Toronto sports fandom, even when I wanted them to turn it around.

Toronto teams recently got new ownership in Rogers and Bell, and now the focus has turned to winning. Since they took over, the city’s teams have been competitive and even making the playoffs, when the Maple Leafs made the playoffs it showed the city’s true potential when you put winning teams out there. I am happy for the turnaround, I root for the teams and go to the games, but I will not root for them when my true teams are facing them, but why? I have come to the conclusion that my love for the Pacers and Penguins have nothing to do with the cities they reside in. I have never been to Pittsburgh, and I have never set foot in Indiana but I love their teams, they have my loyalty. I look at it as brand loyalty in a lot of ways because to me sports is entertainment, it’s a business as well. The best thing about living in a major city like Toronto is that you have access to Major League Sports, and you have options to purchase tickets to be entertained by them whether it’s the NBA or NHL, not a lot of cities can say that. To me its more about accessibility if you can afford to go to the games. It’s better and cheaper than traveling abroad and paying a lot more money to see your team play.

You have to look at it at that perspective, that’s my perspective anyways. If the Raptors win the NBA Championship or the Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup, regardless of what happened during the playoff, I will be there to be apart of the celebration. Anytime you can witness your own city celebrate a Major League Championship you do it. There’s people in Toronto that hate Toronto teams with a passion, I am not one of those people, I actually want to see them succeed and do good, because it’s healthy to win. Every fan that roots for outside teams always has the options to root for the home team if they choose too, and the owners who own these teams can always try to gain new fans, it’s all a choice, but at the end of the day, loyalty always wins, wherever your heart is, that’s where you’ll go.

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