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20-08-2019, 20:30   #16
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Well at least the character models look like they were made in the last couple of years. Starting to look realistic now. I'll wait to see what way they have the VC implemented, because if it's anything like 19 I will be steering clear.
I spun 19 up yesterday to play a few more career games but it's soul sucking. The gameplay is good but make tiny vc to barely affect my level, can't play park because they were empty and no one would pay with my 70's level guy, can't customise because everything costs too much vc, just not a fun experience.

I can see why people spent 60 quid on launch to go straight to 85 and grind from there. It's just a sad sad case when so many players see that as normal practice.
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Yeah, the progress is so slow with VC that it's put me off playing. And I was enjoying the gameplay. I've been putting the slow progress down to my character still being new to the league, but he's beast right now.

And I'll be honest, I was tempted to splash on the VC, but it's still too expensive to just get to 85 OVR. I totted up how much it would currently cost to bring all my stats to max, and it would be about €90. And that's not the end, as you unlock more stats to increase as you go. And as you noted, even the clothes cost crazy money so still in the lovely brown starting gear, and that won't change unless I win something. Did get a hape of free Jordan shoes for a contract though.
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Yeah, the progress is so slow with VC that it's put me off playing. And I was enjoying the gameplay. I've been putting the slow progress down to my character still being new to the league, but he's beast right now.

And I'll be honest, I was tempted to splash on the VC, but it's still too expensive to just get to 85 OVR. I totted up how much it would currently cost to bring all my stats to max, and it would be about €90. And that's not the end, as you unlock more stats to increase as you go. And as you noted, even the clothes cost crazy money so still in the lovely brown starting gear, and that won't change unless I win something. Did get a hape of free Jordan shoes for a contract though.
I spun the wheel on every login and won a bunch of clothes over my playtime so didn't have to spend a penny. I thought it was 60 to get to 85 but maybe it was more

My Player Builder and Career part 2 video release today with the demo. Someone leaked a vid early showing the new creator and have to say, looks like it's the best version in years. in 19, My playmaker had stupid badges like lob city passer and other ones I would never use, now you can choose what badges you want to unlock from the start and build on them from there. Much more felxible in what kind of player you can make and you can test out any rated version of your build for free to see how they will play out over your time with the game.

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Demo is live on the stores now.





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So the demo is a mixed bag. You can build 6 characters and play them in 1 game each before the demo locks you out. I went with a slashing playmaker 6'2 PG, my usual. Kept him at base rating of 60. Horrendous. It put me as SG. Missed every layup, shot, couldn't stay with my man on D, slow but wrist of all, poor fatigue. By the 4th quarter, i just left the controller down and went on my phone as i couldn't v do a damn thing.

Game finished, that slot locked out, ok onto my next build, exact same but starting rating is now 85. Still had me at SG but completely different game. Making tough layups, even got a monster dunk, fast, getting steals, driving past people with ease, much much much more enjoyable. Haven't tried any more builds yet.

It just makes me realise if you're buying this, the early getting to 85 will not be an enjoyable one. Now, the Devs said this is much quicker to 99 than last year and expects the best players to hit it within a few days of release. That sounds dodgy to me. Hard to tell if there's truth to it or if they expect you buy VC to get to 85 straight away. Chris Smoove said you need between 170 and 190k vc to hit 85.

As much as the red flags are showing, it was a lot of fun playing as an 85 so the temptation is there. Smyths are selling it for 55 which is also tempting...
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Well let us know if you get it and if the grind is still there! Too much of a bad track record to take the splash, even at €55.
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Gamestop have preorders for 10 euro when you trade certain games just for this weekend, i have one so will definitely get 2k20 with that.

https://www.gamestop.ie/trade-list
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Oh now it's tempting. Can get Detroit: Become Human in Argos for €20 (less than half price sale, normally €57.99!), add €10 and you'd get it for €30 total... Even with the thoughts of VC, it's tempting...

Edit: None of the Argos's near me have it in stock...

Edit 2: Fifa 19 is also on the list, can be got in CEX for €22. - No longer on the list

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LMAO saw this doing the rounds and it's truly shameful. A lot of the conversations around microtransactions are hyperbolic, but this... it's straight-up a 90 second parade of glorified virtual gambling machines.

Embarrassing stuff.

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LMAO saw this doing the rounds and it's truly shameful. A lot of the conversations around microtransactions are hyperbolic, but this... it's straight-up a 90 second parade of glorified virtual gambling machines.

Embarrassing stuff.

This has been going on for years in the series and way worse than what EA does in my opinion but doesn't have the popular market as other games do so goes under the radar. This is their most brazen gambling mechanic yet though.

Glad this is making the rounds outside the basketball gaming community.
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Jesus, if this isn't just a mobile gambling game with a basketball game attached, then I don't know what is!!!

I think it was a bit on the nose, with the MT on the coins for MicroTransactions, but apparently it means MyTeam
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That's the most egregious thing I've ever seen, a trailer for a basketball game which features some actors playing every casino game imaginable. There's really no one like 2k when it comes to this stuff, they'll make a full price €60 game, pack it full of as many types of micro-transactions as you can think of, and then go and stuff the game full of advertisements. Look at this unskippable cutscene from 2k18, nothing more than a nearly 2 minute long Mountain Dew advertisement: https://streamable.com/2jyeb
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The people: Bring back park affiliations, different parks, rivalries.
2K: what's that? More dodgeball, formula 1 cars and trikes.

What the **** is this ****. Also, leaked news/rumor suggests you need to play 10k games to reach max rank in park

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10k games?
That's totally doable!
At an average of just 2 games a night, you'd have it done in less than 14 years
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Yeah definitely not getting this got 2k18 and It was hell to play, the grinding was ridiculous.
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