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Now, we know EHM is essentially a one-man gig and Riz is juggling his love for the game with his main profession and family, but now FM19 has been launched, does this mean the EHM guru is able to once again put some time towards the long awaited 1.5 patch??

 

 

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Brilliant, looking forward to it.a

Honestly, I've really tried getting into FHM as it's newer, but it's just missing that special touch you create in the game Riz. 👍

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On 28/11/2018 at 07:21, Riz Remes said:

Yes. With the FM cycle easing up a bit after the release, I've now had a bit more time for EHM as well again. Progress is slow but steady. The changelist for 1.5 is already quite long, obviously the editor features are a big chunk of it but there have been a lot of gameplay and UI tweaks as well already.

Thanks for the update Riz! Looking forward to trying it out

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On 28/11/2018 at 08:21, Riz Remes said:

Yes. With the FM cycle easing up a bit after the release, I've now had a bit more time for EHM as well again. Progress is slow but steady. The changelist for 1.5 is already quite long, obviously the editor features are a big chunk of it but there have been a lot of gameplay and UI tweaks as well already.

1.5 update would be nice Chirstmas/New Year gift :)

 

Can you give us some sneakpeak of change list ? :)

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Unfortunately 1.5 won't be ready for Christmas/New Year as it will require heavy testing first before it can be released as there is a lot to test with the editor functionalities for example. So even if the actual coding work is completed, it'll still take a bit more time after that to test and finetune everything for release again.

I'll try and see if we can do a sneakpeak of the changelist at some point.

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Love the game!  Have played it since 2003ish.  It's eaten thousands of hours of my life.  It comes and goes now as new seasons are released.  And while I find new ways to challenge myself, I ultimately end up dominating the league I play in.  I wish, respectfully, to ask if there are any plans to perhaps incorporate difficulty levels as a new feature of the game.  I naively don't know how much work that would require.

Cheers.

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13 hours ago, hfxhabslover said:

Love the game!  Have played it since 2003ish.  It's eaten thousands of hours of my life.  It comes and goes now as new seasons are released.  And while I find new ways to challenge myself, I ultimately end up dominating the league I play in.  I wish, respectfully, to ask if there are any plans to perhaps incorporate difficulty levels as a new feature of the game.  I naively don't know how much work that would require.

Cheers.

You make the difficulty yourself. If you play at the highest level at first (read NHL, KHL) then the game is running on easy, but keeping a successful junior franchise? Or even an AHL team where you have to deal with whatever the AI is doing with your club? It's very challenging. I also don't tweak the tactics and let the coach do his thing (since we all know tactics tweaking leads to easy win). So following these rules and not abusing the trade logic, I always have a challenge each years.

As for the rest, Riz, thank you for all the hard work. EHM is my longest standing running game (since the early 2000) and while not perfect, enjoyed the hell our of each release... so I can't wait to see what's next.

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1 hour ago, TheGreatErikku said:

 

You make the difficulty yourself. If you play at the highest level at first (read NHL, KHL) then the game is running on easy, but keeping a successful junior franchise? Or even an AHL team where you have to deal with whatever the AI is doing with your club? It's very challenging. I also don't tweak the tactics and let the coach do his thing (since we all know tactics tweaking leads to easy win). So following these rules and not abusing the trade logic, I always have a challenge each years.

As for the rest, Riz, thank you for all the hard work. EHM is my longest standing running game (since the early 2000) and while not perfect, enjoyed the hell our of each release... so I can't wait to see what's next.

Or start with some lower level league team in Sweden or Czech. Or, take some weak team from weaker leagues and try to win Champions league. Plenty of challenges. :)

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6 hours ago, filip_croatia said:

Or start with some lower level league team in Sweden or Czech. Or, take some weak team from weaker leagues and try to win Champions league. Plenty of challenges. :)

Although I find these lower leagues interesting... ultimately you will find the perfect combination to always win and keep your core player pretty much forever. I find it more harder to create a Dynasty at junior level or even the AHL since your core is always changing. Even if you find a rare gem at junior draft, you have 3 or 4 years with him max, same with AHL stint. Maybe there's some leagues out there that mimics that kind of behavior but I never found something more satisfying than keeping a successful franchise at junior level.

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On 28/11/2018 at 08:21, Riz Remes said:

Yes. With the FM cycle easing up a bit after the release, I've now had a bit more time for EHM as well again. Progress is slow but steady. The changelist for 1.5 is already quite long, obviously the editor features are a big chunk of it but there have been a lot of gameplay and UI tweaks as well already.

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Please fix jersey retirement :)

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On 03/12/2018 at 07:46, Riz Remes said:

Unfortunately 1.5 won't be ready for Christmas/New Year as it will require heavy testing first before it can be released as there is a lot to test with the editor functionalities for example. So even if the actual coding work is completed, it'll still take a bit more time after that to test and finetune everything for release again.

I'll try and see if we can do a sneakpeak of the changelist at some point.

Is it possible that 1.5 update will be Easter gift ? :)

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4 hours ago, Riz Remes said:

Unfortunately development is still slow and I've not had too much extra time to put into EHM so far this year. I am however working on the editor this week though and have completed some game-side changes earlier this year already as well. I did get some work done around Xmas as well on EHM, so there has been some progress despite all the quiet time here on the forums. One thing I can reveal from the 1.5 changelist at this point is something that has been asked for many times: editing contract details like clauses, performance bonuses and yearly salaries plus the contract cap hit will be a part of the 1.5 editor.

This year also saw another new addition to our family as Baby Boy Remes arrived, so my free time outside of office hours has been reduced even more. However I'll try and start teaching him coding and the Eastside way as soon as possible :)

Thanks for the update!

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Hi Papa Riz,

Is there any desire for beta testers? Is there an appropriate medium to becoming one on your team if this is even a possibility

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On 03/05/2019 at 21:41, kuntdestroyer said:

Hi Papa Riz,

Is there any desire for beta testers? Is there an appropriate medium to becoming one on your team if this is even a possibility

When we get to the stage where we have a beta ready, we can do a beta test via Steam I believe. If/when we can do that, I'll probably post here for volunteers.

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Riz,

Is there any chance we can have a space in the contract section where we can see what year or how many years left before a player is going to hit RFA or UFA status so that we can know how long we should offer contracts.

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