Guide to HUT
NHL 14: Deke’s Guide to HUT
Written by: DekeaSaurusRex
I am hoping I can help you all with a few helpful tips I have found out myself and to save you those extra pucks to complete your ultimate team! To start off I am going to make a few tips pages for you guys so you can learn some secrets!
Learn the Prices
Prices are always being switched and swapped. For example, if 10 Kessel are up for all 40k and by the end of the day there are none left and person A puts one up for 30k because he is not aware of the current price he went for and then person B tries to have competition and puts one up for 32.5k then more people will do the same to keep the prices closer. Prices can change at any time so you need to be on top of current prices. Kessel can be worth 50k one week and 30k then next. So make sure you’re always on top of the best deals and learn the current price before buying a player!
How to Bid
Learning how to bid can be challenging and, for some people, frustrating. In NHL 13, after someone bids, and the time is less than 20 seconds, the bid timer will always go back down to 20 seconds so you can never get that last second steal. A good way to bid is finding the right time to bid and the best chance to have the least amount of players trying to bid as well. For me, weekends at around 2 and 3 am eastern time seems to work the best, since most players are sleeping or not available and it leaves me aware of some cards that might not be being bid on. Another good tip is bidding on the cards with about 30 seconds left. Do not bid when there is 10 or more minutes. If you see a card you want and it has 2 or 3 hours left, just add it to your watch list. Also, you are going to need to know the prices for each player to make sure that you are getting a good deal. For example, let’s go back to Kessel again. If you see a bid that starts at 20k, and you bid and it reaches about the same price as the ones in the buy now, just quit. This is because the other player/players are going to think I wasted all this time and I am just going to keep bidding and may not be aware of the actually price.
When to get Players
Here are the time schedules I find the best in North America
Monday – Selling = 4-8 pm. / Buying = the latest possible time but for me around 9 30 pm.
Tuesday – Selling = 4-8 pm. / Buying = the latest possible time but for me around 9 30 pm.
Wednesday– Selling = 4-8 pm. / Buying = the latest possible time but for me around 9 30 pm.
Thursday– Selling = 4-8 pm. / Buying = the latest possible time but for me around 9 30 pm.
Friday– Selling = 8-11 pm / Buying = Latest but for me around 2 am
Saturday– Selling = 3-11 pm / Buying = either in morning or late at night
Sunday– Selling = 6-9 pm / Buying = Latest possible
I found these to work good for me in New Jersey, they may be different depending on where you live. On weekdays, a good time that a lot of people are active on hut are around after school so 3 or 4, they get home and maybe go on NHL and go to hut for a little bit to see if anything is on the market. That is when you want to put your players up for trade and try to sell them there. Buying is similar to selling but opposite. You want to find the time where the least amount of players are on. Usually really late or really early, but late is better because there will be way more people on at 9am than 3am. So buy as late as possible and sell during the most active times.
When to Buyout
Buying out players is a good tip. Trust me. There are many people who get a good card that don’t know his price and pop him up for 50% cheaper than the card is worth because he is unaware of the actual price. Good tips for looking for steals include going to every time mark of how long people can put players up for trades. Which would include 1 hour (which is the best) then 3 hours followed by 6 then 12 hours then a day and 3 days. So an example would be to keep flipping pages till you see around 59 minutes for players and then keep refreshing by going left or right and looking for around exactly 1 hour (no more than a hour) because you are looking only for trades that are just coming out. This way you can snatch a great deal quick but will probably take a while after looking for the perfect pickup.
Packs are a great idea in a sports game and it is awesome being able to open cards and get excited about the prospect of opening up a Kovalchuk, but the odds are tipped heavily in the favor of wasting your pucks for a Gomez. So, you have to go with just bidding, selling and buying instead of opening. You are probably going to want to start your ultimate team by buying a few packs just to start you off because you are going to need contract cards or your players will be out of games but in my opinion it makes more sense to buy an amazing player and know you have him rather than risk your pucks on what will most likely end in tears. I really hope EA increases your chances of getting better players and packs by even 5% because that would be huge, but at the moment packs aren’t worth it unless you have a lot of money to blow. But even after spending 20 dollars, you may not find yourself with an 85 or higher and be disappointed.
Thanks everyone! I hope you read through all of the important parts and enjoyed my opinions on everything I said. I have more tips and tricks on my channel DekeaSaurusRex if you would like to listen to them but besides that thank you guys very much and I hope these tips helped you out one way or another!