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With Patch #3 due out literally any day now which will hopefully solve many of the game mode and crashing concerns people are having with NBA 2K14 -- one issue still stands tall as a major concern of 2K fans, Virtual Currency.

Many fans are complaining that you almost have to buy virtual currency to get the most out of your game modes, and that a lot of the game modes is built around accumulating your VC within the game.

But what about you? Are you a fan of VC's expanded uses within the game? Are you a fan of VC at all? Sound off by voting in our poll to your right on the homepage and above you in the forums!

Game: NBA 2K14Reader Score: 6/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 quehouston @ 12/16/13 04:58 PM
VC should only exist in MyTeam. Period. It makes no sense in MyGM.

And if it has to be implemented in MyCareer, could we at least have filtering options to where we can choose whether we play against people that have spent money to upgrade their players, or people that earned all their skills? I wanna play against people that grind it out like me, not people that bought their way to a max player.
 
# 2 RipCityAndy @ 12/16/13 05:00 PM
I didn't buy 2k14 because of it this year. It ruined 2k13 for me last year. I'm not buying another 2k basketball game until I'm convinced it's fixed.
 
# 3 BigBadTom @ 12/16/13 05:02 PM
VC ruins the game in many regards, only in MyTeam should it exist.
 
# 4 BA2929 @ 12/16/13 05:05 PM
I voted for "I don't mind it", but I do believe 2k has gone a little overboard with it.

It's fine in MyTeam.

It's mostly fine in MyCareer as a way to upgrade your guy (even though most of the stuff is WAY overpriced. 1800 for a pair of shorts? Come on.)

However, they've gone WAY to far with the way they implemented it in MyGM. It probably shouldn't exist at all in that mode, but if they're going to force it upon us (which they probably will) then they need to adjust it dramatically. I shouldn't have to use 200-500 VC just to unlock the ability to adjust my rotations or fire my Head Coach. Having me pay 250 to up my trade influence? That's fine with me. Having to spend 500 for the ability to raise/lower ticket prices? That's not ok.

Now, I understand you can "just play the game" to get VC and use the app and whatnot, but I don't believe I should have to spend an hour of doing that just to do basic GM functions in MyGM.
 
# 5 XXstormmXX @ 12/16/13 05:06 PM
VC is why I would buy Live over 2K if I had a next gen system. If I pay sixty dollars for a game I should be able to do everything in it without buying virtual money or grinding in game to earn it.
 
# 6 Majingir @ 12/16/13 05:11 PM
I won't mind it in MyCareer but only if it made sense. Don't know what it's like for NBA 2K14, but in NBA2K13 it cost your entire salary to buy a pair of socks.....They should make the value so much diff. Like actually make it like real money. Your player earns millions of VC a season, a pair of socks costs a few dollars, a suit for your guy costs a few hundred dollars and so on. Do things that'd make this make sense.

Make VC important too when it come to stat upgrade, so that people will be forced to choose between the highest salary in free agency(meaning more VC to spend on their player) or taking abit of a paycut to sign with another team that they wanted.

And when you get drafted, you should start at an overall that's reasonable and make it take a number of years for you to get up to the elite level. So you won't suck at the start and have hard time improving, but you won't become the greatest player in the league after a season(let people get VC for simming through their career as well, so people who don't want to play all the games can do so,and still earn VC for their guy)
 
# 7 hallauer @ 12/16/13 05:15 PM
My main issue is that 2K is nickel and diming us with it. Seriously, you want me to spend 7,500 VC for a pair of shoes?? My player will rock his generic Voit Pumps from Wal-Mart all through his Hall of Fame career rather than paying to wear shoes.
 
# 8 gotham7 @ 12/16/13 05:37 PM
Another thing to consider about VC is the fact that not even between modes, but say I want to create another myplayer or mygm then I have to go through spending VC all over again for the same things.

On top of that the game is designed around being online with most of the modes requiring an online connection for VC. There is no value addded from being connected online and I've lost VC multiple times because the game didn't connect to the server and then I couldn't even continue playing the game or had to do something over again.

2k has also advertised Dynamic Living Rosters, but that's just an outright lie to consumers. I feel duped because it took them a month to come out with a roster update and I don't believe players are rated accurately at all. Criticize EA all you want, but I really like that every week Madden has roster updates. It's so important for players to be rated accurately because it directly affects my enjoyment of the game. Monta Ellis is having a phenomenal season, and so is Jordan Crawford but it's not reflected in their ratings. If they do drop back down a bit if they struggle then that would be great to, ratings should vary week to week. We're lucky if 2k ratings vary month to month because they don't generate a profit from actively updating their rosters.

2k has made it very clear their entire focus is to suck every single penny out of consumers. This seems to me like a free to play model where things are locked behind pay walls except if you want to play quick games all day. It's just very unsettling and permeates throughout the entire game.

I have a huge problem as well that for example in my career they could clearly improve the game by getting rid of VC and instead having your character progress based on the way you play on the court. I think that would be exciting. The same could be done in MyGM.
 
# 9 threattonature @ 12/16/13 06:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by quehouston
VC should only exist in MyTeam. Period. It makes no sense in MyGM.

And if it has to be implemented in MyCareer, could we at least have filtering options to where we can choose whether we play against people that have spent money to upgrade their players, or people that earned all their skills? I wanna play against people that grind it out like me, not people that bought their way to a max player.
This should have been an option. I think it should only exist in MyTeam. For mycareer you should have an option on if you want to take them online for myteam or not so that you can play with real money or xp or whatever instead of relying on VC. Each mode should have its own self-contained currency as well.
 
# 10 jdareal21 @ 12/16/13 06:35 PM
For me, this is a pro and a con. On the pro side, I simply don't have the time right now that I did for the last couple 2K games. For those, I went through MyPlayer the proper way and elevated my player over the course of 4-5 seasons, playing every game. That's a daunting task, no matter how much time you have, but I find that VC allows me to at least accelerate my player a little. And let's be clear, I haven't, nor do I plan, to pay the maximum for any of these modes. I just used it sparingly to get MyPlayer's skills to around 70 overall, and that's it.

On the flip side, is that a bad thing? If you're the type of gamer who's never made that trek through the different modes then yeah, I kinda feel it's cheap. But for gamers like me, I feel like I've paid my dues so to speak, and anything that can help me see the full mode in the little bit of time I have, is something I welcome.
 
# 11 eaterofworlds888 @ 12/16/13 06:38 PM
I didn't mind it to bad when it was just in MyCareer (I don't play MYGM so it didn't really effect me there) but it should be kept FAR FAR away from MYGM
 
# 12 GradyMac @ 12/16/13 07:13 PM
It is ridiculous when you start a MyGM game and find out you can't do half of the stuff without spending VC.

Why hide basic functions (price changes, staff changes) behind VC.

Hasn't been too bad in the past, but next gen is a blantant money grab.

Again, not a problem if the VC is around "extras." But hiding part of the basic game that we already paid $60 for, is just wrong.
 
# 13 Thelorn @ 12/16/13 07:16 PM
Ruins game modes, will never give them a penny for VC.
 
# 14 StL_RamZ @ 12/16/13 08:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by quehouston
VC should only exist in MyTeam. Period. It makes no sense in MyGM.

And if it has to be implemented in MyCareer, could we at least have filtering options to where we can choose whether we play against people that have spent money to upgrade their players, or people that earned all their skills? I wanna play against people that grind it out like me, not people that bought their way to a max player.
Amen..........
 
# 15 Coolade @ 12/16/13 08:32 PM
I bought 2k14 this year from the hype. I learned my lesson. They wont create any new game modes until they find a way to monetize it. And with NBA live being terrible there is no alternative. VC has ruined MyGm and MyPlayer mode. Won't be buying another 2k game again. Lord i dont even want them to get the NFL license now at this point. It will cost you 100VC to change adjust your depth chart.
 
# 16 Cowboy008 @ 12/16/13 08:56 PM
I don't think it should be in MyGM
 
# 17 jethrotull @ 12/16/13 09:02 PM
Ruins game and ruins my faith in 2K Sports. In short Ya blew it.
 
# 18 Suntan Superman @ 12/16/13 09:21 PM
I both don't mind it, and hate it. I don't mind it because I don't have the time to grind out MyCareer to be a good player, I'd much rather spend a few bucks and be able to enjoy the game while having time with my family, I hate it because prices are crazily inflated.
 
# 19 RipCityAndy @ 12/16/13 09:22 PM
I think everyone here that is a bit ambivalent about how they feel about VC should consider that if this type of business model becomes successful (even partially) we will very likely see it in all genres of video games - not just sports.
 
# 20 RipCityAndy @ 12/16/13 09:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RipCityAndy
I think everyone here that is a bit ambivalent about how they feel about VC should consider that if this type of business model becomes successful (even partially) we will very likely see it in all genres of video games - not just sports.
And to clarify, I'm not talking about Ultimate Team VC use. That is clearly an established, successful business model. I'm talking about restricting single player modes.
 

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