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We wanted to give you some details on what’s included in the patch. We listened to the community feedback very closely, and although we couldn’t get everything we wanted to in the patch due to size limitations (like beluba said earlier), we do think we’ve addressed some key issues.

* The reception of NCAA Basketball 09, from a gameplay perspective, has been really good. Part of the luxury of being on the same engine for our basketball franchises is that we can differentiate between the two, but through the patch process, we’re able to get some of the really good things that the NCAA Basketball 09 team did. We addressed a lot of the gameplay complaints that you guys had including tuning shooting percentages, both overall and in contact situations, so that you’ll have a more realistic shooting percentage outcome. We also made some quick strike ballhandling, analog passing (logic and receptions) and jostle improvements.

* The number one thing we were able to address was the responsiveness with block animations.

* We adjusted the skill level of OTP to All-Star, so with lowered shooting percentages and a higher skill level, you should have a much improved OTP experience. Speaking of OTP, you’re now able to see the “Scouting” tab to look at position leaders (not just the GMs). We bumped up the club search window to 60 seconds so that you’ll have a better opportunity to find a club to play against.

* You’re now also able to put headbands on NBA players, and the team color accessory bug has been fixed.

* Teams with alternate home jerseys are now wearing their HOME shoes instead of their away.

* There are other under the hood things included in the patch (like the autosave in FIBA mode now working) that we won’t go into, but we’re pretty confident that you’ll notice a difference in NBA LIVE 09.

Thanks for your support!

The NBA LIVE Dev Team

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# 1 carnalnirvana @ 11/26/08 02:57 PM
ok i am officially retracting my post in the previous thresd that they MISS SHOTS..... THEY MAKE MORE

SOMEONE NEEDS TO PLAY THE LAKERS ON DEFAULT SUPERSTAR and report the stats.... kobe is UNSTOPPABLE

the game is much harder and MY guys miss alot more

but i am loving the smoothness OF THE ACTION.

looking foward to workin on sliders this weekend
 
# 2 bigball12 @ 11/26/08 03:28 PM
Plays the same for me! The new "quick" blocking is great. The Free throws are really ridiculous! how could they possibly of made then easier than they were already? And I like that now I can finally add or take off headbands from players. But I hate how it will not take effect online. W/e, it didn't do a whole lot for me.
 
# 3 Moegames @ 11/26/08 03:29 PM
Ok now i got a chance with the patch on 360. wow.. what a HUGE difference in the "flow" of the game now...its just so much better. The controls feel so much better, more responsiveness is that word that keeps popping to mind while playing Live09 on 360 with this new patch...VERY responsive controls now. That was one thing that just bugged me even though i still preferred Live09 over 2k9 this year.. the tad sluggish controls really bugged me...it took alot for Live09 to win my loyalty for this year as im a HUGE 2k bball gamer..but yet i "always" keep an open mind to any other game..im not one of these pathetic biased fanboys that refuse to give the "other" game a fair chance...dont get me wrong, there's is nothing wrong with being a fan of a certain game from a certain company but you must always keep an open mind to videogames because 1 year is all it takes for the tide to change and Live09 in my honest opinion is living proof of that very tide changing...

Post Patch....NBA live09 "hands down" IS the best basketball videogame this year.... they just made too many positive changes this year and there's enough "freshness" there to back that up...with the addition of this patch now....my goodness, this is one fine game of bball.

Guys, seriously, this responsiveness is has been greatly refined which to me has just made NBA Live09 MUCH better... There's alot of other nice tweaks made here in the patch too.. basically everything EA said that was in the patch is "determinately" there and has indeed polished up the rough area's that were there from day1 release....

Nice job to these developers behind the Live09 Series...i must admit that you guys give EA a good name. Now i just hope these bro's over in the Tiburon Offices can how us this much improvement next year with Madden 2010..because its not too often you see a developer turn a crap game into something of a gem in just 1 year like the guys that developed this NBA Live09 game..compared to Live08..its a night & day difference....

PS there's a couple of other things i just witnessed lol but im not gonna comment on that until i play a bit more..but if my eye's were correct..i seen some "new" graphical overlay's here on the court... and a few other things related to the atmosphere and presentation but ...maybe it was because i havent had time to play many vid games in the last 3 weeks because of OT at work,etc...im sure someone will comment on this stuff if before i can get back and reply with what i think i saw..lol
 
# 4 SageInfinite @ 11/26/08 03:31 PM
Went back to All-star and default slider since the patch. Played 1 game against the Nets (Lakers) and totally destroyed them, so I guess it was pretty accurate, lol. We shot too high tho (57%). I'm gonna try and play the game from last week with the Suns and see how it pans out before I go back to super star and tweak sliders. I love this game tho. Hey Live guys you should try to upate the shoe colors in your 365 update as well. Some teams where white on the road now.
 
# 5 Da Birthday Boy @ 11/26/08 04:12 PM
The game is sick now, and the most realistic basketball game there is. No more cheap dunking or anything, the blocking is great, it's a lot smoother and all your shots you have to earn. Anyone who likes basketball would enjoy it now.
 
# 6 bsubenvis @ 11/26/08 04:25 PM
So I got the PS3 patch last week in that small period of time that it was posted early...I have started Live up today and it didnt say anything about an update...am I good? Or do I need to delete some file to get the correct patch? It seems patched, but I read that it was "premature"...
 
# 7 ChiTownKid @ 11/26/08 04:33 PM
Free throws are WAYYY too easy now. Why there isn't a slider to adjust FT difficulty is beyond me...
 
# 8 stephensonmc @ 11/26/08 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SageInfinite
Went back to All-star and default slider since the patch. Played 1 game against the Nets (Lakers) and totally destroyed them, so I guess it was pretty accurate, lol. We shot too high tho (57%). I'm gonna try and play the game from last week with the Suns and see how it pans out before I go back to super star and tweak sliders. I love this game tho. Hey Live guys you should try to upate the shoe colors in your 365 update as well. Some teams where white on the road now.
This is being changed my man each week. You're talking about the NETS right?

that's going to be updated this week.
 
# 9 stephensonmc @ 11/26/08 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by bsubenvis
So I got the PS3 patch last week in that small period of time that it was posted early...I have started Live up today and it didnt say anything about an update...am I good? Or do I need to delete some file to get the correct patch? It seems patched, but I read that it was "premature"...
You're good my man.
 
# 10 Nthomp02 @ 11/26/08 05:03 PM
YESSS....NBA LIVE 365 NOW UPDATED...Seriously though, the game has made drastic improvements !! I love the fact teams can play with appropriate accessories.

However, I've yet to see any Injuries, before and post the patch. Has anybody ever seen a player injury ?
 
# 11 SageInfinite @ 11/26/08 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stephensonmc
This is being changed my man each week. You're talking about the NETS right?

that's going to be updated this week.
Thanx . Is there anyway the Pistons or the Mavericks can be fixed? It's great how you guys have stayed up to date each week. It makes you want to play the game even more just to see what's changed. Great job this year.
 
# 12 bison160 @ 11/26/08 05:18 PM
First impressions. Im truly disappointed. Here are my quick thoughts after my first game post patch. I will post more in depth later after i get a full night of playing in.

Pro's
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- Blocking animations are quicker
- nets seem more active

Con's
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- easier FT's? WHY, they were way too easy in the first place.
Everyone now has like 8 bars. Its pointless to even tap to distract. I proved to my friend I can close my eyes and still make it with Detroits crappiest FT shooters. I havent seen anyone miss one yet.
- Where did the defense go? Fastbreaks are now easier than ever. And the big man cheese is unstoppable.
- Animations are a being sucked in all over the place. I burn a defender, then all of a sudden they warp back in front of me.
- nets seem more active(yes this is a pro/con) Now they get stuck on the rim and stay that way all game.
- Superstars like kobe and lebron just "ignore" the defender and go "through" the defender. this happened pre-patch, but now is much worse.
- Did i mention how terrible the defense was now?

Anyways, now im going to go play some more, and pray i get proved wrong. If this truly is the final patch, which to me has made the game unplayable, Im done with this game.

EDIT: Note that my experiences are all online. I dont play offline and really dont care to. So if devs are going to sacrifice online play for the offline crowd, ill spend my money elsewhere. I also think that if you think what makes a good game is what color of shoes or headband each player is wearing then you might as well just watch basketball on tv. Gameplay is what makes a game. And this patch so far is a huge step back in overall gameplay online.
 
# 13 Muzyk23 @ 11/26/08 05:48 PM
could anyone post a post patch gameplay video if possible?
 
# 14 stephensonmc @ 11/26/08 05:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SageInfinite
Thanx . Is there anyway the Pistons or the Mavericks can be fixed? It's great how you guys have stayed up to date each week. It makes you want to play the game even more just to see what's changed. Great job this year.
Mavs are fixed dude. I'll make the change to Detroit right now.
 
# 15 PVarck31 @ 11/26/08 06:24 PM
Hey Steph, first of, if you didn't see some of my previous posts, GREAT JOB. The game is even better post patch. You guys freakin Nailed it this year.

One problem though. The Cavs rotation is screwed up. I don't want to have to change it manually because I don't want to screw up the 365 stuff. Which is amazing by the way. Anyway, Lorenzen Wright should not be the first or second big off the bench. He should be on the IL. Darnell Jackson should now be in the rotation as well, along with Hickson getting more pt. Just a heads up for you.
 
# 16 bison160 @ 11/26/08 06:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Da Birthday Boy
The game is sick now, and the most realistic basketball game there is. No more cheap dunking or anything, the blocking is great, it's a lot smoother and all your shots you have to earn. Anyone who likes basketball would enjoy it now.
Are you kidding me dude? The AI defense just completely ignores a human player while running the fast break. Your lucky if the guy even turns to try to defend.
 
# 17 MrMaddog @ 11/26/08 06:52 PM
Stephensonmc,

I'm on the PS3, and I've seen no change as far as the in-game replays and halftime reel. The replays stutter or are choppy and the halftime reel doesn't work after hitting the L1 button several times during gameplay. I only play offline.

Usually what happens is someone will post that their replays and halftime reel works. Silky smooth I think I've seen several times. Suggestions have been made to put in another game and that will rectify the problem.

I know this was suppose to be in the patch, but these features really are not working across the board for everyone. People posting that their works does not make the problem go away.

It just bothers me that because some people replay and halftime reel works, then it must not be a problem. It's still a problem.

Can you explain why everyone's replay does not run silky smooth or why the halftime reel does not work for everyone? Again this is offline, PS3.

Was this issue even released in the patch? Or did this not make it into the patch for the PS3.
 
# 18 Chairman7w @ 11/26/08 07:00 PM
Just guessing here, but if he knew why it did that, I figure they would have fixed it in the patch.
 
# 19 SageInfinite @ 11/26/08 07:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephensonmc
Mavs are fixed dude. I'll make the change to Detroit right now.
Thanx alot man. The details are appreciated my man.
 
# 20 Da_Czar @ 11/26/08 07:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SageInfinite
Thanx . Is there anyway the Pistons or the Mavericks can be fixed? It's great how you guys have stayed up to date each week. It makes you want to play the game even more just to see what's changed. Great job this year.
Sage I know what you mean. I was in practice with a team I play with often and was like DAM my mans got on new Sneaks... It makes the game seem alive. You play a team in oct then you play that same team in Nov and theres a good chance they will not only play different but LOOK different.
 

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