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  • posted a message on I'm tired of chasing players, not developing who I have, and a system that basically sucks

    Bummer.  Did you sell Durant?

     

    Posted in: Franchise Discussion
  • posted a message on I'm tired of chasing players, not developing who I have, and a system that basically sucks

     

    Quote from Williamof3 >>

    Ok.

     You right.  Who cares?  I'm just venting and am ready to re-evaluate how I play the game.
    Quote from returnofthetoby >>

    The problem is that as you get higher in OVR, training becomes exponentially more expensive.  Training an 87 from level 1 to 2 costs less than 50,000 tp.  Training a 97 from level 1 to 2 costs 750,000 tp.

     

    As with you I realised that I had sufficiently good players but they were not trained up to max (nor close to it).  But when I began focusing on training it became clear that it too was an expensive proposition, and has no "pay off" as you will never be able to sell that player again.

     

    And with prices high in the auction house, it is difficult to get cards for training at a reasonable price.  If prices begin to drop in the future as others have predicted, I will use that opportunity to max out my team.   I also may pick up a few new ones as well.

    I guess that's what I'm about to find out.  Glad I'm not the only one thinking about this.  I know I don't have enough to train everyone all the way, but I also don't have to.  E.g., I have no intention of changing Classic F&I Simmons and he's already maxed, so no cost there.  The biggest question will be when do I use the "level up" tokens.  That kind of scares me.  One and done, ya know.  But, hey, the damn season is over.  Only thing left to care about (for me) is season tickets for next season, assuming they do that again.
     
    Posted in: Franchise Discussion
  • posted a message on I'm tired of chasing players, not developing who I have, and a system that basically sucks

    I chase a player here and there as new promos come out.  Meanwhile, good players that I have don't get trained because a new player at their position might come out and I want to be able to sell them.  Some of the new 100 OVR players have stupid good stats, but getting them takes a lot of effort.  I actually have a life, so dedicating all my time to chasing another new one every week or two just doesn't make sense.  The OVR punishment system is stupid in my eyes, so screw it.  I can do the best I can with what I have.  Unless I get some better advice soon, I'm going to go all out on training the guys I have as far as I can and play with the players that I have and like.

    Posted in: Franchise Discussion
  • posted a message on New Shaq with In The Paint Ability

    Didn't really need ITP for Irving last year.  He could dunk without it.  I never got blocked or missed.  This year might be different as a there are a lot more missed dunks.  But, really, do you need ITP for Shaq?                                                   

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on What is the future of lvl tokens and Dirk tokens?

    I play the Dirk event every day in the hope that they are stashed in a graveyard somewhere and will rise from the dead to be worth something really good. 

     

    I quit turning in lvl tokens as all they are worth to me is for players to use for TP.  Hoping something new will be offered.

     

    Any good rumors floating around?

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on "Missed" shots

     

    Quote from edlllpt >>
    Quote from jetsteve >>

    The feedback is not informative in a way that will make you have more success, or make you a better player.  It's just a frill in my opinion.  Window dressing.  There is nothing to be gained from it.

     there I disagree.
    for example it helps understanding what counts as contested shot and what isn't a contested shot. That is relevant. 
     
    ed, I respect your thoughts and opinions a lot, but have to agree to disagree here.  I've taken some shots so open I could have ordered pizza and still been told "contested shot".  Kind of like when the opponent comes from the lane to block your 3 pointer.  It doesn't happen every time, but enough times to make the feedback sketchy.  And, as anatdoc said, in the flow of the game, you will likely take those shots anyway.  Many contested shots go in, just like shots with contact.  They are contested, but still go in.
    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on Sick of showdown

     

    Quote from baileyessr0gs>>

     The problem for me isn’t the win vs lose rate. In fact, I would think winning as much as you indicate would be even more boring than my current 50/50 rate. A big part of the fun lies in the challenge of playing good matches and earning each win. My problem with showdown is the seasons are too long and it’s just become unsustainable to grind day in day out for two weeks at a time. Im sure EA is hitting their KPIs on all cylinders though, which is what really matters!

     Spot on.
     
    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on "Missed" shots

    The feedback is not informative in a way that will make you have more success, or make you a better player.  It's just a frill in my opinion.  Window dressing.  There is nothing to be gained from it.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on 9 straight looses on showdown

    I've been losing more than usual the last 2 weeks.  The difference I've noticed is that the shots I'm used to hitting aren't going in.  Don't know if I'm missing my spots (my fault), or if I'm being nerfed.  Also, when I advance a level I suddenly get higher OVR opponents for a while, causing me to lose ground.  I just have to leave it for a while.  Still, I'm losing to lower OVR teams cuz shooting % is down.

     

    I don't agree with the OVR system anyway, but it's a matter of take it or leave it.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on Training players for cheap but with a good amount of training points?

     

    Quote from cire2245>>

    Filter ah for 90 ovr cards with start price between 200k to 300k. You will also see pg and shaq there so sorry about that but you can skip those if you want. This is how i get tp for cheap.

    Why pay 2-3 times the price per tp just because you don't want PG or Shaq?  I'm missing the distinction here.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on UL Billups vs DS Kyrie

     

    Quote from trapstarisu >>

    It depends. I'm assuming you're aiming to get the Platinum 98 overall Kyrie? I heard it's gonna be extremely hard to get, and he's expensive on the AH, so if I were you I'd try to get the 98 Kyrie, and if you end up not getting him, I guess you could settle for the 93 version. If all else fails, you still have UL Billups as a backup option.

    Yes.  I was talking about the 98 Kyrie.  I would not have a decision of the 93 Kyrie over Billups.  I think Billups would be a better option.  It's the 98 Kyrie that makes it a tough decision for me, and I believe I can get him.  I was even thinking about trying for the 98 Kawhi, but first things first, and the PG is the first decision for me.
    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on UL Billups vs DS Kyrie

    I've been gearing up to get Kyrie, but now Billups comes along.  Stat comparison is tough as they seem to excel in different areas, but both excel.  I'm less inclined to get a classic player for my NBA lineup, so I still lean toward Kyrie.  How do y'all assess it?

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on Am I wrong in not wanting to play showdown?

     

    Quote from commondjapan >>

     

    Quote from jetsteve >>

    I can see it to get the 86 SD player in the live events, but otherwise, I don't want all of those silver medallions and base gold players.  I will never have time or cash for stamina to get into the top 1000, or whatever it takes to get the weekly player.  If there was a way to get rid of those medallions, it would be different, but there isn't.  Am I missing something?  Advice and insight, please.

     The silver medallions are converted into gold medallions. Three gold medallions get you an elite SD token. 120 elite SD tokens get you a base Platinum SD card. 
    I understand the exchange, but only getting to exchange 10 medals every 8 hours makes it difficult to get rid of them.  If I play SD a lot, the prize packs give up 40 medals, and, you have to open the packs to unlock the live events or to get anything better than a base gold.  Even a base elite doesn't seem good enough to pile up all of those silver medals.  Is there another way to get rid of them that I've missed?  I'm not far from a showdown master, so I guess it's not all bad.
    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on Am I wrong in not wanting to play showdown?

    I can see it to get the 86 SD player in the live events, but otherwise, I don't want all of those silver medallions and base gold players.  I will never have time or cash for stamina to get into the top 1000, or whatever it takes to get the weekly player.  If there was a way to get rid of those medallions, it would be different, but there isn't.  Am I missing something?  Advice and insight, please.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on Be aware of these 2 guys in Showdown

    If EA can cancel individuals' accounts for buying coins, they can ban individuals for cheating in showdown or lvl.  There is really no excuse for them not to.  Glad 4katosh has made sure the right people get the word.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
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