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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Posted on January 9, 2021 at 05:44 PM.
Right now I am still on current-gen, so I cannot answer that question. However, I have to add more steps to MyLeague's new season administrative duties: 1) Globally zero-out badges to get fundamental basketball play. 2) Globally subtract 25 from the Free Throw attribute. 3) Globally subtract 70 from the Speed With Ball attribute.

I accidentally started using badges again last summer when continuing an NBA 2K20 MyLeague file with a new season. I forgot to zero but actually had fun ... Read More
Friday, November 13, 2020
Posted on November 13, 2020 at 10:27 PM.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Posted on October 16, 2020 at 08:18 PM.
Was having problems with the box-score and realism. I have always liked Hall Of Fame difficulty because the AI really seems to adapt and attack almost in a cut-throat manner. That is hard though in the early weeks of a new edition because it takes awhile to learn the tuning and intent of the game by Development.

Now, some of you might laugh, but the last couple years I will start Hall Of Fame with all of my Attributes set at 100, then based on a winning score differential I will reduce ... Read More
Friday, October 9, 2020
Posted on October 9, 2020 at 01:06 AM.
...but every year I am able to play basketball and make on-court decisions better in MyLeague set at Hall Of Fame. Just now I set the sliders mostly at a custom 50. I am not surprised the game feels, once again, less "sticky" at the highest level even with Body Sensitivity at 100.

Every year, I play the lower levels to learn what might be new. Every year, I find that the coding has some kind of "brake" system that makes the game more video than reality; from my perception of course. ... Read More
Monday, September 21, 2020
Posted on September 21, 2020 at 02:19 PM.
Finished the roster for Charlotte University; wanted to do that before running the summer scouting for the Amateur Basketball League. I wanted recruiting influenced by the current roster as much as possible.

I am currently 12-minutes into the introductory Midnight Madness game, and I heard a significant sound detail. If you have been to a big game with 15,000 to 20,000 people, or if you have been in the pickup gym on a Saturday when "next-up" is a 20-30 minute wait, you have heard ... Read More
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Posted on September 15, 2020 at 12:03 AM.
Been spending the last couple days toying with College Hoops 2K8: I have wanted to go back in time, and allow my younger self benefit from an older and wiser me.

I started by creating a recruit: Initially, I used my statistics from 6th through 8th grade. It was alright... not great... by my senior year I had fallen from a 3-star to a 2-star.

So, I next created a second Legacy file based on all my games between 6th and 12th grade. I immediately came out as a 5-star... ... Read More
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Posted on September 9, 2020 at 06:05 PM.
Pulled this from the forum: Anyone? Anyone?


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Re: Has anyone figured out how training/progression work?
Originally Posted by mcdowell31

Just guessing here: Morale might affect ratings. Also, the Trainer is medical and I see it as a means of reducing injury.

Conversely, I read somewhere that the coaches affect player ratings. As someone who ... Read More
Monday, September 7, 2020
Posted on September 7, 2020 at 11:14 PM.
I am as a giddy as a schoolboy at his first youth league practice!

I honestly feel right now as I did playing 2K1 back in fall of 2000. I was extremely happy having played the absolute hell outta NBA Live 2000 on PC: Game was a sandbox, and for the first time the general manager AI was super on-point for a basketball game... maybe even a football game... being fair football did not have free agency in the 1990's I do not think.

Anyway, I rented 2K1 after seeing and ... Read More
Posted on September 7, 2020 at 07:39 PM.



Posted on September 7, 2020 at 07:23 PM.
Beautiful: More nuance like this is needed 2KTV. In our simplified world we spend so much time on "back of the box" features. That is so 20th century

Part of the beauty of 2K is the "little things" like one of the forum sections discusses. I really enjoy hearing every detail the game has to offer from everyone, but especially from the creators.

Keep feeding us Point Guard (Mike Wang) we are hot!
Posted on September 7, 2020 at 06:19 PM.
Just saw that MyLeague is number two behind MyCareer: Keep feeding them the ball (money, assets, personnel) point guard (Game Director)!

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Sunday, June 30, 2019
Posted on June 30, 2019 at 01:51 AM.
Marketing Closers: The people whose job at sports video game companies is to create hype, and thus profit, for their products. Usually, they exploit the uninitiated.

In the wake of the recent unskippable TV commercial, now it is inflated attributes. Of course, inflated attributes are nothing new: It goes as far back as NBA Live 2000. They are not a problem for a sim-head like me on the surface because I play MyLeague. However, it is a nuisance.

I remember five or so ... Read More
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Posted on April 21, 2019 at 02:42 PM.
The main course for the sim-head playing MyLeague.

Just faced Kevin Durant in three straight defensive possessions leading to half-time. My defender was Aaron Gordon. I was able to stay in front of Durant on the dribble, and prevent any downhill runs at the basket by playing proper off-ball defense.

As everyone knows, it is never over with Durant. He blew me up for 38 last game and his side won easily by 20. This game I have kept him a little quiet for 22 minutes. ... Read More
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Posted on April 7, 2019 at 01:51 AM.
The thumb image looks negative, but it is edification for anyone who buys and plays games on the regular.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
After my last entry, I checked the 2K forum; I had not been there in a while and Operation Sports discussions help me to cool down. I read a little about The Popboy and his sliders. I had tried them earlier in the season and was interested in what others were experiencing. It took another day, but I got back into 2K after a 5-6 day hiatus. I usually cannot stay away long: I love basketball foremost and 2K is the best thing going at the moment.

Canned cutscenes? Yeah, drives me crazy. ... Read More

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