To become an NHL superstar, you need to work hard to get through the minors. You also have to handle situations off-the-ice properly. NHL 14 Live the Life offers a look at what it takes to truly become one of the best hockey players in the world.
Every decision you make shapes your legacy in Live the Life. Interact with teammates outside of the rink through off-ice events. Take part in media interviews, earn endorsements, and track your relationship with fans, teammates, family, and team management. These factors will influence your skills, progression and performance.
What’s New in Live the Life
As you progress through your pro’s career, certain events trigger interviews with media or management. These interviews include either a single question or a series of questions with four available answers. Your answer affects your Likeability rating with fans, teammates, family, and management.
When do Interviews occur and what are they focused on?
Off-ice events can occur at any time throughout the season. These events put you in a scenario that forces you to make a key decision that can affect the future of your career.
One scenario might be that after a big game your teammates ask you to join them for a night on the town. You’ll probably get back late and if your coaches find out, they might not be too pleased. What do you do? These are the tough choices you’ll have to make to become an NHL Superstar.
Remember each action you take may produce a positive or negative reaction that can affect ratings and likeability, so make sure to choose carefully.
Playing well on the ice and interacting with your teammates and the media off the ice leads to a positive Likeability rating.
The higher your Likeability rating, the greater the chance endorsement offers will come your way. Endorsements allow you to get extra cash as well as cool looking images for the trophy case.
Likeability meters increase or decrease based on actions on and off the ice. They track how you are perceived by fans, teammates, management and your family.
These meters go from -100 to +100 and will produce consequences (positive and negative) based on how much the meter is filled.
The Fan Likeability meter defines your relationship with the fans of your team and the league.
The Teammate Likeability meter defines your relationship with members of your team.
The Management Likeability meter defines your relationship with the GM and Coaching staff.
The Family Likeability meter defines your relationship with your family and has a positive or negative effect on your on-ice attributes.
Your on-ice performance modifier gives you more leeway to act unprofessionally. The better you perform on the ice, the more your fans, teammates, management and family will be willing to put up with your off-ice antics.