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Post by Tenkz » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:32 pm

Goalies are currently weak. This is undeniable.

"Korhal only allowed like 5 goals all season!"

We have not just one top defender, but two top defenders as well as a top east goalie.

Defenses are strong, goalies are weak. Changes have to be very small otherwise they could upset the balance of the game and could make scoring nearly impossible.

Without further ado, here is arguably the smallest goalie suggestion that has gotten support from other players.


New Ability
Name: idk
Hotkey: C (or something else perhaps?)
Cooldown: NONE!
Type of Ability (instant, target, toggle, aura, etc): Toggle ON/OFF



FAQ

So... what does it do?

This ability will, when toggled on, cause your facing direction (or just stick direction, up to devs) to follow your cursor. You can still move by a right click, but your goalie will automatically turn to face your cursor. When toggled off, this does not occur.

What does this accomplish, though?

This allows goalies to follow jukes and/or cover another side without having to actually move.

Why can't they just move and then hit S?

1. Moving and hitting S is surprisingly hard off-server, and some goalies will do it way too early out of fear, and therefore never move at all.

2. Having to hit two keys just to follow each and every juke seems a bit unfair in terms of skater vs goalie balance, and it shows.

Will this help goalies without making them overpowered?

After the patch initially, I think goalies will worsen as they try to adjust to it, or some might even ignore it altogether. Over time, they will begin to use it to stop 1v1s and snipes alike, some may even keep it toggled on for the entire game after they are experienced with it.


Please provide any comments, concerns, or support that you may have!
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tl;dr

Post by PeterDLai » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:38 pm

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Post by Marker » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:44 pm

Tenkz wrote:1. Moving and hitting S is surprisingly hard off-server, and some goalies will do it way too early out of fear, and therefore never move at all.
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Post by Maxwell » Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:44 pm

+1
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Post by Cubs » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:44 pm

+1
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Post by poopeybutt » Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:52 pm

Correct me if i am wrong, but isnt this just giving goalie an ability to turn ac on and off?
I might be on in a week or so...
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Post by Tenkz » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:01 am

poopeybutt wrote:Correct me if i am wrong, but isnt this just giving goalie an ability to turn ac on and off?
Yes and no. If the goalie were to use AC, it would :
A. be more inconsistent
B. cause him to move slightly with each click

This ability causes them NOT to move at all while turning, which allows them to follow jukes without opening up a gap accidentally.
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Post by valenz » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:02 am

when i goalie on NA server its even more boring then on EU (NOT because its too ez - calm down pls :)) because you are kinda forced to play "stone goalie" since repositioning and going offensive in close encouters with puck guy are more difficult with delay. so i agree on that. but maybe thats a thing you can get used to if you play alot with that delay? i did not play nearly enough games with delay to know. one country one server: EU<3

im always up for testing! new abilitys but the problem might be that goalies without delay become too good - hard to balance that.
and games without goals are the worst.

maybe removing the "only goalie" option would solve that problem, too ;)

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Post by DerrocK » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:13 am

EU one country? wtf
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Post by l)arkangel » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:02 pm

You can click inside the goalie's unit circle and the goalie will barely move but change stick direction. Reputed did this extremely well from what I recall.
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