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EASHL Sophomore in NHL 11

EASHL Sophomore54 (20)

Play 100 Ranked matches with your online Be A Pro character

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100 games isn't hard, it just takes a while to grind out. On the other hand, getting 100 games while getting good grades isn't easy. The amount of games is cumulative between your Skater and Goalie, so playing 90 as a skater and 10 as a goalie will net you the achievement. Grades unlock higher cards, which in turn unlocks more XP which allows you to increase your attributes.

The grading system
Position Score: This grades on you on how well you can stay where you are supposed to be staying. Sometimes during the game you will notice a blue arrow pointing to a spot on the ice, this is where you should be to help out. As long as you are following it, an A- is easy to get. You will be penalised for being out of position, but being caught out upfield (in your opponents defensive zone) is much worse than being caught out downfield.
For Goalies, you should always be in the net, except when you are being pulled for a delayed penalty or going out to collect a slightly threatening puck. If as a Goalie you are not getting an A you are clearly doing something wrong.
Team Play: As a skater the following will add to your team play score:
Connected passes made, Successful loose puck dekes, Takeaways, Blocked shots, Penalites bought, Icing avoids, Clean hits, Winning faceoffs, Winning fights
The following will subtract to the team play score: Unseccessful loose puck dekes, Giveaways, Penalities taken, Missed shots, Offsides, Icing, Losing faceoffs
For Goalies, Team Play is a little weirder. A goalie should never take a penalty (handling the puck in a resticted zone). Secondly, if the option to cover, you should only pass if it is clear, or you are absolutely desperate (e.g. 1 goal down with seconds to go), other than that keep freezing the puck. You should always freeze if you hear someone shouting something like that. Other than that Shutout Periods and Desperation, Penalty Saves seem to keep the score up.
Stats: Affected by the following: Goals, Assists, Faceoffs, +/-, Good shots, Hits
For Goalies: Saves, Save Percentage, Goals Against Average, Shutouts

The next bit is quite complicated, forgive me. Your Skater and Goalie cards are kept seperate, any games and grades they get do not mix between each other. The overall grade is a form rating from your last few games (I believe it is 10) and is an average. If you want to unlock the higher cards for more XP you need to keep the performance up. Quitting out of a game counts as an overall F and will gratly hinder your chances of unlocking the ledgend card.

Rookie: C- 10 Games
Pro: C 30 Games
Veteran: B- 60 Games
Superstar: B 100 Games
Ledgend: A- 150 Games

There is an oddity however, if you unlock the (let's say) Veteran card, you will get the XP for both your Goalie and your Skater, regardless of who you unlocked it with and if you do manage to unlock it again with the other character you will not gain any more rewards.

The other way to unlock attribute points is of course boosts. These can be purchased for Microsoft Points or unlocked by playing EASHL and Be A Pro.

A game usually lasts about 20 minutes, but the time becomes extended due to penalites as it counts down slower, so try not to take any penalities and make sure you clear up your Powerplays quickly. Not only will the game finish faster, but you'll avoid any hits to your grade.
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