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  1. I'm not sure what a logo would be for Desert Knights: An armored knight stabbing a cactus? About two weeks ago I wrote to the team and suggested Las Vegas or Vegas Renegades. You could use a Knight as a mascot for renegades, but I'd prefer a western themed package. They thanked me with what seemed like one of the auto response emails, but it was actually a positive one thanking me for the suggestion and my enthusiasm. I've not seen any signs they are considering Renegades, so that's probably not in the running. I though think it could be a perfect fit for if when the Raiders move to San Antonio is uncerimoniously blocked by the Cowboys and Texans.
  2. The Review Journal is now saying that Foley is refuting reports that the three hawk names are dead. Nighthawks still in play. Red Hawks and Desert Hawks, not so much. Foley also mentions he has those two other names and the paperwork seems to have been filed. my detective skills are hard at work (I've been playing too much Batman!!). From the article and I listened to the radio interview he did a couple days ago, I think he knows the name and is just awaiting trademark and copyright clearance. My guess is it's not going to be anything bird related unless there's a trademark issue. It might be Knights, maybe this is all smoke and mirrors and is actually working with London Knights. I think it's going to be one of two things, with the the Nighthawks as a third fall back. Either it will be something medieval themed but not Knights, such as Gladiators, Spartans, Titans, etc. Or it will have to do with the outlaw history of the state. I believe Outlaws is out due to the Arena Football League's trademark, which appears to still be live. I'm not sure I want to reveal the name here as the one I'm thinking of the domain name is still available and I've found no US trademark nor copyrights on it. As for it being okay to be cleared in Canada, I'm not sure. If Foley does chose the name I'm thinking of I think fans would be pretty happy. Foley could still do a Knight-centric logo with this name. I haven't send the team anything but maybe I should use their contact form and suggest it, then again, I would be surprised if it wasn't on that list of Foley's and maybe it didn't make the cut.
  3. Well, if a variation on hawks is the final three, then the NHL has more than likely OK'd them. While the nighthawks name and bird logo would separate them from Chicago, I'm not necessarily sure it's enough. Because (something) hawks lends itself to being shortened as 'Hawks and this could cause problems in everyday discussion, among fans, players, broadcasters, commentators, studio anchors, branding issues. Even if there is no trademark, I can see Chicago fighting back on this a bit, they could argue that the name is too confusing when abbreviated. Chicago certainly has the clout where the NHL may hear them out. The NHL doing anything about it though remains to bee seen. I know Army and a couple other teams where not okay with Knights or Black Knights, I would suspect the LA Kings were not thrilled with it either, being as the proposed color scheme would be 2/3 of LA's colors and probably a medieval knight of some sort. I was starting to like Las Vegas Owls or Night Owls. You know what just call 'em the Las Vegas Bulldogs. Sure it may not a name associated with a professional sports team, but it's so common, I don't think there would be much legal pushback.
  4. So, I was trying to come up with a logo for my personal design brand and a got a bit sidetracked by the Caped Crusader, the Sharks new logos, etc. I struggle drawing things free hand, for whatever reason. It's difficult for me to even things up. Plus, I needed to start to learn affinity designer and photo more in depth. I started out creating a spartan helmet, something relatively simple. Then I created a spear to go along with the helmet. Then i started reading about the Las Vegas' NHL franchise again. So I had to try to put together a quick logo concept and home/away jerseys. Feels generic, but at this point that might be what will happen. So here are the Las Vegas Spartans. Since Black Knights is a no-go and the OHL London Knights own Knight in Canada, and Foley has been adamant about having knight or knight/cavalry themed something somewhere, I chose Spartans. I did not look up to see if Spartans would work legally, but Las Vegas Spartans actually doesn't sound too bad. Just a primary logo right now, wasn't sure what to do for a secondary logo or tertiary logo. Might use this in NBA 2K16 and NBA 2K17. I'd use it in NHL 17, but... no logo uploads this year. P.S. If you want to use it 2K16/17 just let me know, I have a few different color combos. Can Change just about anything on it.
  5. One of the things the Sharks have not been afraid to do is adjust is the shade of teal. I just whipped up this quick graphic of the different shades of teal from the last 25 years. The Sharks seem to be heading from their blue-teal to more along the lines of their Deep Pacific Ocean Teal. The Sharks media guide still actually has the secondary color as burnt orange, with black as a third/trim color. The new logo, and the update sharks website before it show that the team seems to be returning focus to the teal and black. The newest teal from the new secondary logos pairs well with the gray, and the black can work with it, as long as the pattern is right. While I've not heard or read anything official, I'd estimate that these are definitely being tested as permanent secondary marks and will eventually be there full time. This also seems like the return of Monterey Gray and the phase of orange. Also if they were to become full time secondary logos, based on the three, there would either be a new primary logo that is not one of the three secondary or the full shark would make the jump to the primary (something that fans have wanted for a while). The partial shark is the logo on the Los Tiburones jersey, so I don't think it would make it as a full time primary. Personally, I like the new logos, and wouldn't mind something in the arena of these as the primary. The chomping the stick is an iconic staple of the Sharks, and it would be sad to see it go but I would be okay if the wanted to move on from it, since it has lent itself to increasing amount of jokes of the years past.
  6. So after hearing that bird is on the list of the final four, I went and searched list of birds of Nevada on wikipedia. if it Las Vegas Peregrines in the black, gold, gray/silver color scheme I would say may be hard to trademark, as the average consumer would probably confuse it with the Pittsburgh Penguins; especially if Pittsburgh is returning to the brighter gold they wore in the playoffs. This concept is cool, though. If they want something out there like Neon Knight, the Las Vegas Loons. From my understanding a Loon is an aquatic bird. Las Vegas could sign free agents for a line of enforcers and yes, yes they would definitely garner the nickname the Looney Goons. Um, okay maybe Loons is the best name after all... Other name ideas for kicks: Las Vegas Lumberjacks Sure, it's the desert, but oh well Lumberjacks are strong and if we end up moving to Seattle... boom no renaming required. Las Vegas Lions Yeah, the MGM is represented by a Lion, but we're in a rush, give us Lions or give us Black Knights. Las Vegas Falcons. Deal with it Atlanta. Las Vegas Eagles What's up Philadelphia? Las Vegas Outlaws Maybe the fourth/fifth time is a charm. Las Vegas Wranglers Alternate uniform: Denim jacket with Wrangler Jeans as hockey pants. Cowboy hat styled hockey helmet. Las Vegas Vaqueros Might actually this works. Seriously though, pick something Foley.
  7. Is there a specific section of the boards for getting players together for EASHL? Seemed a bit out of place for the Fantasy Sports section. Finally got around to creating a club, you know just a few days before the beta ends if it's not extended. I've yet to play EASHL on the beta, and it's been a few years since I've played it at all, but thought I'd give it a go and see how it is. Team: San Jose Teal Spartans (I wanted Teal Titans but it wouldn't let me because "Titans" is considered profanity...) Location: North America West Colors: Ocean Teal, Black, White If you want to play online vs, I'm game for that too. PS4/tealtown_mg
  8. I think the Las Vegas Knights and Los Angeles Kings could survive in the same division with similar medieval-era nicknames as long as LV's branding differentiated from LA's. If Foley can't get Black Knights or Knights, maybe Lancers would work. "Here are your Las Vegas Lancers!" Maybe the logo could be a mounted knight (with a cowboy hat :)), a shield and lance. - No Pro team of the big 4 uses Lancers - Only Six colleges has Lancers has their nickname. Not sure it would matter, but one USHL team does use Lancers (Omaha). I know Foley is pretty much set on black, gold and silver but if he is open to color scheme suggestions, I'd like to see maybe a Midnight Blue and Vegas Gold with a silver trim. Tygers09 - Las Vegas Express might work. Another name I thought was the Las Vegas Locomotives, forgetting that there was a United Football League with that name, thought they went by Locos. If they did choose Locomotives, I'd shorten it to Locs, not locos, but that's just me.
  9. Jerseys: Haven't looked through all teams, but don't see that many more than last year, holding out hope that it's just the beta. The beta has four main modes to chose from - EASHL - HUT - Online Versus - Customization Zone In EASHL you don't even get a letter on your chest, you play with a blank jersey - you have to level up to get a crest on your chest which according to the forums is a bit juvenile. At least open one of the fonts to put on the front of your jersey. You also start in a low level community rink and the more your club plays, the more stuff is unlocked. In Customization Zone everything is unlocked, and it's got some cool stuff in it - some are complaining of the EA custom logos as crappy and stuff in addition to not being able to recolor AHL or ECHL logos, but there's still a lot of detail and I've created two teams and each time it takes me a good hour or more to create them - for me it's kind of addicting. The down side is that I've yet to find a way to play with my created teams in the beta. It's like I've spent time creating this team and then there's no way to test out the team. I'm sure they don't want to give away presentation, but there are ways around it. There's no exhibition mode in the beta that I've seen, but my guess would be you can use the created teams in three modes, EASHL, Franchise and Exhibition. While I've heard, I'd guess that you could choose to relocate a team in Franchise or start Franchise Mode by subbing your team for an NHL team (Like NHL 14).
  10. Was going to edit the above post, but turns out this post might be a bit long. Got my NHL 17 Beta codes this morning and was able to play it this afternoon. The Beta is just shy of 20GB. If you want to know of something not covered here, let me know, I'll try and check it out. Have been messing around with the Create-A-Team/Arena Creator. Create-A-Team: - Much more customization than in previous versions - Can customize NHL primary logos, vintage logos and some pre-made logos, a few of which have been part of previous versions. - Can Set Chest logo, Shoulder patch and Tertiary logo, however there are no different logos for the three so you are a bit limited in finding three logos that are similar. - 30 Jersey/sweater styles. Each "zone" is able to recolored, including gloves, etc. A few things are locked, but most things are open. Create Arena - For the inaugural Stadium Creator for NHL on the nextgen this is highly detailed. - 10 Pro Arenas to customize. EASHL and the full game will have a couple community rinks, and a junior and semi-pro rinks available. - Can change the color of your arena's walls, tunnels and roof - yes the roof. *Can Customize your intro presentation. they have a number of props from the NHL plus some actually cool looking custom props, including a bandit head (and something from Katy Perry's halftime show a couple years ago) that players can skate through. Stanchions can have LED lights. Multiple red lines and a few center ice logo options. Yes they do have goal horns. Thursday the reverb on them all was out of whack and didn't sound right. Today that seemed to have been corrected. At least Anaheim's Horn and the Sharks horn are correct. They also have a goal song library to choose from that you can select by genre. Dubstep and Electronica, Hip Hop, Blues/Jazz, Classical, Rock, Hard Rock, Pop, etc. Gameplay: So far, I've only been able to play in HUT on the Play Solo mode. I tried to play EASHL the other day but my ps4 lost connection with EA's servers, though I hear most have no issues with connectivity and have also heard online play for the most part is really smooth. Note: My room has issues with wi-fi. For surfing the web and youtube on the computer it's fine, though when playing on console I've had a few lag instances. May bring out the ps4 into the main room, closer to what I've dubbed "Tech Center" and may get a better connection to try online play. Gameplay Notes: - I see a noticeable difference in the Teammate AI for the better. I would say it's still not where most gamers want it at, but I found it improved from NHL 16. - More emphasis is on Game Difficulty. I've found that in the beta game difficulty settings are locked based on initial settings you choose, with the exception on online seasons, at least in single player version (SPOS). I played a probably 5-6 games on Pro and found the game challenging, yet still fairly easy. Have played two games on Rookie in SPOS and completely dominated the CPU in both games - granted for some reason they started me off on playing two ECHL teams in SPOS, and while on PRO in HUT Play Solo I was able to pick what team and I played against NHL teams. Stick breaks are a bit on the high end, along with sometimes not be able to pass the puck because your player decides he wants to try and do his best superman impress and skate through the boards and glass with the puck. Note to Virtual NHL players, you are not Superman, please proceed forward with puck when I press up on the left analog stick. Thank you. Doc is back in the Play by Play and he said a line that may be a repeat, but it was the first time I heard and have yet to hear it again, but I started laughing so hard. Hitting is better in the game. I'm still great at it, but much more consistent. though I have seen a few players fall awkwardly. That's about all I can think of, if there's something you want to know that I didn't cover, let me know. ************* Also not sure of the protocol on this here on the forums, but I just realized my email came with two additional codes to share. They are for PS4. I've heard the EA forums have many unused codes posted, but if EASports is still accepting people into the beta, and you've got a PS4 and a PSN+ (Heard it was required, not sure though) and want to try out the NHL 17 beta PM me. I'll make it first come first serve. Beta runs until August 4.
  11. I started a new MyLeague in 2K16 and decided to go crazy in relocating teams to places that probably would not be on the NBA's radar, or at least further down their radar. I moved the Orlando Magic to San Jose. Also might relocate a team to Pittsburgh. Not trying to pick on the Orlando Magic, just for whatever reason I seem to have to justify my relocation in a minuscule form or reality. NBA 2K17 should make this easier, won't have to pick on teams. I want to change the name and color scheme for the Magic's first or second season in San Jose, but don't want to use one already in the NBA, Sharks or Barracuda. I'm open to suggestions on the color scheme as well, though I'm leaning towards one of the colors being Teal Blue in honor of the Sharks.
  12. Anyone register as an NHL Insider for the NHL 17 beta and got their code as part of the early bird beta access and playing it? How is it? I registered a while back, have yet to receive my code, maybe tomorrow. Though, I'm wondering if I activated my PSN+ account after signing up as an insider and I was ignored. I was trying time signing up for the 3-month PSN+ membership with when the beta came out so I'd also have a month left on the membership when the full game was released, but now I'm not sure I calculated correctly... https://www.easports.com/nhl/news/2016/nhl-17-beta-information
  13. Yeah I kind of ran out of room. Wanted "Sonics" and the logo to be centered. I guess I could take a page from the Warriors and put the logo inside the ball, but not sure if that would work. I might try resizing the wordmark and logo and put the numbers underneath and see if that looks okay. I also didn't rebrand the Warriors in MyLeague but I did change their uniforms - to something similar to the Run TMC era Warriors. I used the royal/electric blue that was in the color palette, though after seeing the road uni's in-game, the shade of blue and the last name in gold (Home) might need to be adjusted. Home Road Home and Road Backs http://imgur.com/a/4bPHG
  14. Alright, finally got time to post these. Seattle Supersonics: Arena The Arena Name: Seattle Center Pavillion Uniforms Decided against the standard previous uniform for the Sonics and went with something a bit simpler. Here's the rest of the branding for those interested. The logos and word marks are on the 2K16 servers under my PSN. I know quite a few people have the Amazon Arena since they are HQ'd in Seattle, but I wanted to do something different and couldn't pick another company that sounded good. Starbucks Arena? Safeco already has the naming rights to the Mariner's Park. So I decided that the Arena is located within the Seattle Center District.
  15. Oh, yeah I’m well aware of EASports’ code. The last eight years I had been asking for what seemed like a simple thing - place the Arena logos in the correct position. For example the Sharks skate left to right when watching them on TV, the Shark logo at center ice should be facing the same way. For whatever reason, changing camera views didn’t do a thing. However in the last previous two versions did they finally did make this happen thanks to “Authentic Arenas”. Was I whining? Absolutely. Obviously the gameplay is the forefront of a game, but for me the detail is what makes a game stand out. In the previous installments of the older EA NHL series I rarely had issues with the AI, sure they did a few things that were a bit annoying but most of the time they were quite hilarious. I was always able to adjust to a certain point in my style of gameplay to outsmart the AI. I’m sure I could have turned off AI learning, but the older versions, the AI learning was challenging and made for competitive games. 2K16 and MLB the Show 16 are far from perfect but 2K16 makes me earn my baskets, and The Show lets you chose how you want to play and adjusts accordingly. I actually like the dynamic difficulty or whatever they’ve called it. Then one game was created by 2K and the other by SD Studios, so... Though here’s what their Q&A said about improved Opponent and Team AI: Yes, there have been a lot of improvements to both Offensive and Defensive AI to improve the flow of the game and the reliability of your teammates. You will see off puck defenders doing a much better job of sticking with their man and recognizing potential passing options as bigger threats. Those players will also utilize net battles to tie up players in front unchecked for long periods of time. On offense, the AI is smarter how they are moving the puck and in general has more flow during breakouts. They also mentioned that they added a 4th game style. We’ll see how it looks.