NBA 2K18 didn't get accepted very well in the gaming community even though the game had some great improvements regarding gameplay. Microtransactions have gone too far this time.
Yet people Devendra these practices This is just the beginning things are gonna get much worstuff before there is a huge back lash Free to play games can get away with it because you aren't paying 60 dollars upfront I hope NBA 2k18 doesn't sell well because that's the only way things will change
"Haircuts cost money even tho they were free in previous games" lol, wtf?
I noticed that too 😅
Lol. It is ridiculous what people are willing to buy. Does the hair grow? If not nba 2k19...real life hair growth feature. Pay for a haircut for your team or have real life sasquatch running around the court. Plus all new wax option. Improve the running speed of your players. Less gym time, just pay for a wax.
Yup they cost like 1000 VCs and if you buy a new haircut you have to go back and buy the old one if you wanted to switch back. EVERYTHING cost money i'm surprised it don't cost money to enter the next game.
the same i think about nintendo but i guess they will stay, too. so what. if others are cool with it, what can we do?
Are you really comparing a software/ console deveoper (who are still doing good btw) to a developer who's overdoing it with micro transactions? Not the same and nobody likes micro transactions
How can you even begin to compare these microtransactions with Nintendo? Put the hatorade down for a second and think about how ridiculous that comparison is.
Just Go to The Stage/Ante-Up and Problem is Solved! Wager VC against others Players online.
You're missing the problem if you think that's a solution
My point is there is No Problem. To sum it up shorty, The previous 2K's have had VC and Ante-up Courts. But I've never had to use Ante-up and I would always stay with over over 50k in my VC account. But Now that 2K gives people a reason to actually grind you wanna complain.
You're the beginning of the ending of modern day gaming.
No wonder 2K get away with anything. This guy probably did the 2K15 demigod glitch. Going to a mode, made for people that damaged their reputation because of gambling in real life, doesn't solve anything.
This is why I always hate Microtransaction because that system is a scam.
Microtransaction is evil. Period.
Microtransactions isn't really bad, it's the grotesque manner in which these game developing companies and corporations use them.
It doesn't matter. It shouldn't belong in AAA games. It's only work in Free to Plays game.
Remember the good ol' day of the PS2 when games cost $60 and come in complete packages without even the need of day one patch? Yeah me neither.
Even though NBA Live isn't the greatest game, I hope some you buy it because 2K is starting to get greedy with money.
Yup, unfortunately I did buy both, but the fact is I did buy NBA Live 18' so hopefully others either bought both like I did or buy just Live 18' to help those sale numbers to encourage EA to keep pushing forward. They have a great product on their hands, I think implementing more to it would make it more ideal. They don't need the park, the park is a waste of time, all that running around and then waiting for games, they DO NOT need to implement that, but adding in more of a story, taking out the loot crates and letting us buy stuff, adding more off court activities or interaction with players, I think the phone systems is cool and all, but some cutscenes make you relate more to the off court experience. I do feel like the grading system is too forgiving, i be having a 100 in the first quarter. Just some minor tweaks and they can slowly surpass 2k. But Live 18' is definitely a decent product and that 40$ price wasn't bad either.
Can't wait for comments like "Hey, it's just cosmetic!", "But you can get everything FOR FREE!" They got: - Player attributes for "Virtual Currency". Why this is bad? Well, the whole idea of singleplayer campaign is to get to level 99. You start with 6000 VC and level 60. Those 6000 VC is enough to get your player to level 62. In order to get to level 82, you'll need to play around ~240-360 games (depends on rating, taken from reddit post, /r/NBA2k/comments/70aebe/nba_2 k18_vc_greed_mega_thread/). And in order to buy new animations, your character has to have certain level of attributes; - One-time use haircuts for "Virtual Currency" (and you can't even preview them before buying!); - Tattoos for "Virtual Currency"; - Packs for "Virtual Currency"; and so on.
I's called Grind! This is why gave you different options besides the park to unlock Badges etc.. I'm level 78 ,4Badges in 2days. By this weekend I'll be 85. All without buying VC and complaining.
You're the reason why this crap will continue. It's an artificial grind done to push microtransations.
78 and 4 badges in two days!? Please tell me your secrets. Took me all weekend to get my guy to a 66, 1 badge. I thought I was grinding, but apparently not enough.
You are really defending this nonsense hard. Tell the truth! Do you work for 2K? Otherwise how can you possibly defend this disgusting cash grab?
This time huh? Little too late to start resisting this bulls**t now. The ball is rolling and the momentum is too strong. If people weren't complete morons, we wouldn't have gotten anywhere near this state in the first place.
I remember when NBA Live was on top and 2K were the underdogs just trying to deliver a great NBA experience. NBA Live team got too cocky and dropped the ball, and 2K finally got the recognition it deserved. Now The tables have turned and 2K are overconfident & greedy. Sad to see people support them and microtransactions in general.
that's not what happened, NBA live devs quit and went to 2k and made 2k. 2k6++ were all made by the same devs that made previously. So if you want to talk about live you are actually talking about 2k. lOl Live has struggled for the last decade because they had to rebuild their team, rebuild the brand, in a time where they had no direction as to where to go. But I do agree 2k is overconfident and Live 18' is something impressive if EA stays on this humble road of redemption and continue to make significant improvement over the next (few) year(s) then I can see them slowly taking that crown back.
Everywhere you go they are trying to sell you VCs, they really went EA on this one, ironically while I play live 18 I have not encountered a pay wall yet... Everyone gives EA a bad rep because of past greed, but they have definitely turned around their products while games from other publishers turn to the greed. I bought both Live 18 and 2k18 because they both offered something the other doesn't and both seemed to be great games, but that pay to win on 2k18 is messy everytime i see an 85 I just smh people are literally paying 200$ for a game just so their character can be good and then wonder why they suck at it because they don't know the fundamentals... ahaha My 2k dude is a 66 my live guy is an 83 I plan to grind my way to the top hopefully alot of you do the same so we can stop encouraging this monetization crap in the industry.
Yep, it's bad this year. VC destroyed the game. I wouldn't even mind grinding if I could play more than 2 minutes per game, but they start you off as a 60 rating which means you'll be sitting the bench. Unless something drastically changes, this will be my last year with 2K.
I've never played 2k iml but seriously ?? Lol u can't play more than 2 minutes in a game if your level isn't high enough ? Lmao that's pretty funny. Are you forced to watch the whole game too ?
While I dislike micro transactions....just don't buy them...on top of that how many times do you guys really need to change your haircut??? The real issue here is myplayer archetypes that limit my creativity....complain bout that
Not really an option here. Either you grind for over 300 games to get your player to a decent level, or you buy. They're putting players in a position where they almost HAVE to buy to begin to progress at all.
I want to change my haircut as much as I want to. As much as I fucking please. Why are they taking that option away from me?
This article is spot on. I went on my switch and saw a $149.99 price tag for NBA2k18. So let me get this straight 2k, a game that releases every single year with nothing but a few tweaks and a roster update should have a Gold edition that costs $149.99?? If that is not "I don't give a fuck about my customers" then what is? FUCK YOU2k, I hope the game flops BIG TIME.
Ridiculous micro transactions are not even the worst part. Their game is buggy as hell. Numerous people, have complained about their game crashing and deleting their characters. So anyone that paid to upgrade to a 80 overall were screwed. And 2K support is trash, seeing how they're known for barely listening to their fans.
My game has crashed 4 times and my 6'3" point guard was 6'1" when I loaded again. Random bugs throughout.
They had the deleting character bug for 2k16 too, after that I decided to stay away from the series I didn't like the micro transactions in that title either.
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