Be a Pro Mode

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  1. Pikesburgh

    Pikesburgh Registered User

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    Since I have yet to see a threat on it, how's everyone's Be a Pro going? I love the new settings/sliders.

    My pro is Leon Sodiok, a 6'1, 205 pound Two Way Forward, who plays a very defensive, grind it out style at Center. A pet peeve of mine is the fact that I'm a 20 year old no matter what if I play through the Memorial Cup...so I decided to just play one year in the WHL and sim till I'm drafted. Currently halfway through the season. I made a bunch of prospects for the NHL as well. I plan on playing every game once I make the NHL. Trying to play a full sim style, 20 minute periods with wild loose pucks.

    How's your Be a Pro going? Any games played yet?
     
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    I started a PF Center in the WHL. Going to play the first 30 games and rack up some xp before simming 2 out of 3 till the end of the season. I hope to be in the low 70s by the draft.

    Two games in and the game-play is much better. Better break-outs for and against. Net battles are great. Face-offs are more difficult against CPU too.

    I like the fact the CPU can score for and against me when I am not on the ice. In NHL 16 my OHL line would be averaging 3 points per game per player and the next closest on the team was getting maybe 0.5 PPG. IF I was winning late in the game, I would do extremely short shifts (15-20) seconds to speed up the game. CPU could never come back and win those. Last night I was up 3-2 and the coach kept putting me out there until my stamina was gone. Last 10 minutes of the game I couldn't get a break. I finally was given a 1:30 break and the CPU scored twice. We ended up losing. Double xp in the last 10 minutes is nice too.
     
  3. captaincheese

    captaincheese The BillDozer ~ PS4

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    I like how it actually counts your season total for goals in game now. Thats a nice touch.
     
  4. Pikesburgh

    Pikesburgh Registered User

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    I ended up restarting mine as a 16 year old in the WHL for Saskatoon. I tweaked the sliders a lot and it's been tough scoring, as I try to limit the "I know I can score a lot of goals from here" shots. It's been a blast so far. A real challenge.
     
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    captaincheese The BillDozer ~ PS4

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    I simmed 3 seasons, I am 90 overall aleady haha.
     
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    542365 2018-19 Cup Champs!

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    Did you get sent down the the AHL a bunch of times? That was my problem with simming in 16 even though I was always certain to turn simming penalty off(who would want to have that setting on? Why is that even a setting?)
     
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    How did you get to 90 so fast? I'm a 17 year old with a rating of 62 and I noticed when I sim I only get maybe 300-400 exp per week.

    I turned off my simming penalty as well!
     
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    Isn't that EXACTLY what people wanted lol
     
  9. VLU5

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    I started in the NHL and my potential is like low bottom AHL forward. What if you start in the juniors, anyone?
     
  10. captaincheese

    captaincheese The BillDozer ~ PS4

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    I played all playoff games, earning like 6k XP each game. My main goal was getting the Elite trophy for having a be a pro reach 90 overall, so I had all the sliders tweaked.

    I am the 1st one to get this trophy feels nice haha. If my team lost 3 in a row I would play the next game to avoid being sent down to the AHL.
     
  11. nguava

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    Ahh I see. Did you start your career in the juniors or NHL?
     
  12. captaincheese

    captaincheese The BillDozer ~ PS4

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    Yeah I did the season of CHL, and then won the memorial cup. Had like 80goals 159 points and was drafted 29th overall lol.
     
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    What is the Simming penalty? Is it when you sim 5-6 games and your coach said that they are not happy with your play so they drop you a line?

    If the setting is off, that's not going to happen?
     
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    542365 2018-19 Cup Champs!

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    You described simming penalty exactly. You're punished for simming even if your guy puts up a ton of points in the simulation, which makes absolutely no sense.

    If you turn sim penalty off it's supposed to make sure that doesn't happen, but it still does anyway.
     
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    Seems to me EA focused on the revamp of My GM and other game modes for NHL 17. I suspect EA will do a complete overhaul of BaP for NHL 18....

    I hope.
     
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    That is really disappointing. Looks like I will be skipping this mode this year.
     
  17. Pikesburgh

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    I LOVE the injuries in BAP now. I used to write down all my stats because I'd sim 5-20 games a season to create "pretend" injuries. It would look weird when Ray would say "so and so is top 10 in goals this year" and I'd have way more goals than I should. Now that I can get a concussion and miss 20 games, it reflects it in the stats. Gone are the days where I have 10 seasons of 82 games played.
     
  18. bambamcam4ever

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    Is there a way to improve your BAP's skating other than through weekly training?
     
  19. VLU5

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    In 16 you would get like 100+ exp for beating an icing. I assume it stayed the same in 17
     
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    started out as a defenseman for Kelowna. Superstar, full-sim, 20 minute periods, no sliders tweaked.

    Played one game. Ended in 10-2 victory, but I only had 1 assist as the forwards took care of scoring. Net battles really make defending a lot better and fun. The addition of "game situation" goals from the coach and the shift timer are pretty cool.

    only complaints I have are the rather harsh coaches ("bad line defense" when I get scored on the second I start my shift) and how it seems like everytime you start your shift your team is giving up a breakaway.
     
  21. Glennsoe

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    Got drafted # 5 by VAN and was sent Down to the 3rd line after the preseason games and 3 season games With 7 goals and 4 assists...

    Also why is it soooo hard to show the players goal total so far in the season when they score but can't show how many assists the player also has..
     
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    Just started mine. Doing a year before getting drafted to see if I can go first over all. Last year I had 200 pts. 100 goals 100 assists (yes it was done on purpose) and got drafted in the 5th round because i simmed too much. INSTANT deal breaker. This year they changed how many shifts and I am liking that. However depending on the draft and how simming effects the game it might also be a deal breaker.
     
  23. nguava

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    I got first overall by playing my first 15 games or so and then simming the rest of the season.

    I think the trick is to make sure your offense/defense/teammate grades are high in the green during the games you play and it seems carry throughout the rest of the season even when you sim.
     
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    What was your overall when doing this? I am about 13 games in an a 68 over all. I would like to be in the high 70's at least for the start of the NHL.
     
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    My overall at the draft wasn't as high as I wanted it to be. I think I was at 70.

    In my opinion the best way to get to the high 70s is to play every game and be patient!
     

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