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As most of you are aware, 2K Sports has selected their 2K Team-Up participants. Here is a list of all of them.Quite a few of them have accounts here at OS and some of them wrote NBA 2K13 hands-on impression articles for us last year, after the event. Most of them have confirmed to me that they will be doing the same for us this year. So, this is where you come in.

The 2K Team-Up guys have their own list of questions they are going to ask the developers, but what are the fixes and tweaks you would like to see in terms of gameplay for NBA 2K14? Please be as detailed as possible, to be sure your question will be asked.

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# 1 Factzzz @ 08/01/13 01:26 PM
The color of the Pistons jersey are not accurate, the blue needs to be more royal.
 
# 2 ponderguy @ 08/01/13 01:32 PM
Damian Lillard better have his tattoos in the game this year.
 
# 3 Serra11 @ 08/01/13 01:36 PM
Just make NBA 2K14 a real basketball simulation.
Period.

Take a look at this thread:
http://www.operationsports.com/forum...its-issue.html

and follow all the suggestions.
And you will make ALOT of costumers happy.
 
# 4 Steve_OS @ 08/01/13 01:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serra11
Just make NBA 2K14 a real basketball simulation.
Period.

Take a look at this thread:
http://www.operationsports.com/forum...its-issue.html

and follow all the suggestions.
And you will make ALOT of costumers happy.
Sum it up for them. They won't have time to peck through a thread.
 
# 5 WizardJay @ 08/01/13 01:51 PM
Less effective dribble moves in traffic.

More contact in the paint!!!

Better passing(defense doesn't move faster than the ball).

Thats all I can think right now.
 
# 6 Vni @ 08/01/13 01:57 PM
  • Better spacing. No more random off ball movements by the AI ruining the spacing.
  • Defensive counter animation for every offensive animation in the post. No more morphing through a well positionned defense.
  • Does the game still feel animation heavy? Are we still stuck on so many unecessary animation on the perimeter? Is it still a struggle to move around? This is really messed up in 2K13. Moving around is really hard. Watch players like Rondo or Parker. How they move around.
  • Is the defense back? Can you create contact with dunking animations? Is the blocking system legit?
  • Has passing improved? Has passing speed improved? Have passing animations been redone? Are they faster and more appropriate? Do they take context into accounts now?
  • Are signature moves back? Do all players move the same? Signature jab steps? Signature dribble moves?
 
# 7 LS33 @ 08/01/13 01:59 PM
Have this thing where in crucial moments in the game if someone is about to have an empathetic dunk on a person with a high block rating. The game should go in slow motion and average out the defensive awareness and block rating (blocker) vs offensive awareness and dunk rating (dunker) and the highest average wins
 
# 8 Optik @ 08/01/13 02:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LS33
Have this thing where in crucial moments in the game if someone is about to have an empathetic dunk on a person with a high block rating. The game should go in slow motion and average out the defensive awareness and block rating (blocker) vs offensive awareness and dunk rating (dunker) and the highest average wins
Go play NBA Jam if you want that nonsense.

This is a simulation.
 
# 9 witness41 @ 08/01/13 02:07 PM
Player personalities need to mean something. In years past, I've paid no attention to a player's personality when signing FAs or drafting players because I have never seen that it actually matters. Players with more outspoken personalities (like Matt Barnes or Dwight Howard) should get T'd up from time to time for things like arguing with refs.
 
# 10 2_headedmonster @ 08/01/13 02:09 PM
-ANTICIPATION. preemptive rotations, shooting passing lanes, anticipation from the crowd on threes,dunks and buzzer beaters.

-Make sure that there is better dribble differentiation

-stop moving my player to allow rebounds and tiP dunks

-less bumping on the perimeter; accurate defender-ballhandler spacing

-footplanting, acceleration and speed consistency on defense.

-initial contact sequences visually effected by the secondary defender

-spacing and player control on non-play P&Rs

-lowered verticals on shuffling defenders on block attempts
 
# 11 TheTrueHooperAIO @ 08/01/13 02:10 PM
Fix the placement of the # on the Heats jersey.

Add more sizeups and dribbles moves like it was in NBA 2K12.

Fix the colors for all the NBA teams (Knicks blue and Bulls red).

Better looking menus other than the JAY Z look.

Go back to the team color 1 and 2 edit for all the shoes like in NBA 2K12, but allow the feature to edit shoes to with more than 50 edits.
 
# 12 mango_prom @ 08/01/13 02:13 PM
Now I know many people don't care about gameplay mechanics, but it would be nice if these Youtube guys could actually spend some time talking about substance instead of graphics, presentation, MyPlayer-acessoires, dunks and so on.

  • Realistic generated draft classes to maintain balanced league strength over the years. So since 2k hasn't found the solution after 10 years of overpowered association leagues...if you limit rookies rated >70 OVR to 0-5 per year, the league turns out pretty nice. Right now, it's a mess.

  • Fix distribution of tendencies/attributes/animations for generated rookies. This means more variety of different player types suited for specialized roles on certain teams instead of the generic crap we have right now. Also, not every SG/SF needs dunk >90 and NBA Jam packages assigned, just as not every white 6'0 PG should have layup at 90.
  • Biggest issue for me, and won't buy 2k14 at all if it gets ignored the 4th year in a row...is AI playcalling fixed? First of all, the "run best play" script is useless. It limits the CPU to using only a handful of plays no matter how many you have assigned to a playbook.
Playcalling should be handled by a properly working touches scale only!!!
Right now (maybe 2k devs don't know this), in fantasy seasons, as well as associations with trades and with changes to default rosters in general,
the AI doesn't recognize PGs properly and distributes touches according to some useless scripts not really related to the tendencies assigned to the players.
If 2k wanna figure that stuff out, simply start a season with a fantasy draft. Now watch a game with ball dominant PGs in coach mode and notice how the PG gets completely ignored by the CPU. You can spam the useless "run best play" option and you'll notice the AI suggested plays have no relation to how you scale touches.

It's a total mess and breaks gameplay against the CPU, especially if you work around the ridiculous PG iso drive spam in transition-script by setting the (1 year later still) revesed "run plays" tendency to 0 in order to try to make the AI play semi realistically. Why do we even need 50 play slots and a tendency that's supposed to determine usage% for players, if the AI can't use both?
I've tested it with lots of different scalings, and it turns out that with fantasy rosters and every player having the same touches tendency to eliminate any kind of team specific scripting, it simply doesn't work like 2k claims at all.

Is it that hard? Use some random generator to decide for which player the AI runs a play on each possession, with "touches" determining the odds of each player in the procedure. After that, why not pick the specific play randomly out of the playbook? I mean you could use the same probability system for finetuning distribution ( e.g by allowing us to assign percentages to play types for each player individually), but I'd be happy if at least the basics were working properly for once.

Also, it would make sense to remove "touches" from the bottom of the individual tendency menu and put it into a team management window, allowing us to distribute touches while looking at the whole team instead of scrolling though pages for each player individually.
 
# 13 quehouston @ 08/01/13 02:18 PM
Man, where do I begin?

- Physics in the paint, there should be contact where contact happens, not some force field sliding bull.

- Make the ball tangible

- Nerf the spin layups/dunks like you did the eurostep from 2k11

- Get rid of Signature Skills, unless you can find a way to better implement them.

- Bring the post game back. Seems like none of the shots from the post go in anymore.

- Either speed up the passes, slow down the closeout speeds, or make the court bigger. Not sure which one is causing the issues with contested shots, but something has to be fixed.

- Give us control on defense. Why am I being sucked into animations that I didnt trigger? Why is the game not allowing me to closeout on shooters? Why is my man falling because I was guarding an ankle breaker, even though I anticipated the direction he was going?

- Less dunks in the paint.

- Get rid of the self-alleys

- And can we FINALLY fix the interior passing?! PLEASE?! Since 2k8 we've been able to pass the ball to a big man standing directly under the basket, THROUGH 2 OR 3 DEFENDERS, for an easy standing dunk or layup. Why is that pass never deflected or intercepted? Thats been my biggest gripe with 2k during the entirety of this current gen.
 
# 14 secondcity t @ 08/01/13 02:20 PM
Better A.I. offball movement when someone plays Tight onball/Tight offball on all 5 players. Players don't fight for position or free themselves up at all. There is also a bug where the defender playing the ball plays tighter when the double team is initiated.

Changes in defense shouldn't break plays. As a matter of fact, changes in defense or offense shouldn't occur. As it stands, I can spam a play for one player then change it 3 seconds later to send a teammate to the rim. Same thing on defense. It creates a pressure defense that sends 3 man to trap and if the ballhandler passes off, more than likely it'll go off of someone's hand.

The analog stick sprint defense needs to be toned down. It leads to unrealistic movements, the ball being dispossessed like I'm playing soccer and closeouts of defenders who were beat.
 
# 15 mango_prom @ 08/01/13 02:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by quehouston
And can we FINALLY fix the interior passing?! PLEASE?! Since 2k8 we've been able to pass the ball to a big man standing directly under the basket, THROUGH 2 OR 3 DEFENDERS, for an easy standing dunk or layup. Why is that pass never deflected or intercepted? Thats been my biggest gripe with 2k during the entirety of this current gen.
Well, that style of play is how you get enough subscribers to be invited to 2k teamup...

And sig skills are a good point...if they're still in the game, at least make them realistic. "Closer" makes no sense at all. Pointless. Deadeye/Spot Up/Shot Creator are too easily exploitable.

Also, sig skills feel especially cheap since while 2k added these on/off modifiers, they've completely eliminated the player ability screen we had in 2k12, allowing us to edit skills on a much more individual and deep level. So essentially, they've dumbed the whole thing down a lot, which many gamers didn't even recognize since they're only reading the name of a sig skill without looking at the actual impact on gameplay, which is far too simplistic to be a real "signature" feature.
 
# 16 BluFu @ 08/01/13 02:22 PM
-shotblocking improvement
-dribbling should feel more 'signature'
-posters/regular dunks should look more natural
 
# 17 Kache305 @ 08/01/13 02:24 PM
What Are they doing to Improve the passing system they have??
 
# 18 Norris_Cole @ 08/01/13 02:26 PM
This is just a brilliant strategy by 2k so they can automatically market the game to the millions of youtube users these community members have by just spending a few bucks on a plane trip.

Don't be foolish, they are not going to fix anything. There isn't time for that at this point
 
# 19 mango_prom @ 08/01/13 02:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norris_Cole
This is just a brilliant strategy by 2k so they can automatically market the game to the millions of youtube users these community members have by just spending a few bucks on a plane trip.

Don't be foolish, they are not going to fix anything. There isn't time for that at this point
True, I've posted the same old complaints once again, hoping some dev will accidentally click on the thread, lol.
But I'm kinda curious about what the Youtube people will ask if they got the chance. And honestly, most kiddies won't need "fixing", all they want is better graphics and more dunks. That's it.
 
# 20 cthurt @ 08/01/13 02:29 PM
More of a cosmetic fix but the blue and red for alot of jerseys in 2k13 were off colored, key examples off the top of my head are Knicks away Pistons Away Warriors away the blues for these jerseys were all to light and most reds have a pinkish color to them for some reason ex. Bulls Clippers Raptors.
 


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