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Ronnie2K and LD2K hosted another Twitch stream last night (you can watch the archive here), as they discussed the new badge system and some other things mixed in. The team has decided to go away from Signature Skills.

LD2K pointed out quite a few details from the stream on Twitter and we have listed some of them below. A blog will arrive soon with more details.
  • NBA 2K15: 77 total badges. 28 of them are categorized as "personality badges" effecting hot/cold streaks, ambient animations & facial exp's.
  • The rest are categorized as "Skill Badges" which have 3 tiers - Bronze, Silver, Gold.
  • These are categorized as outside scoring, inside scoring, athleticism, playmaking, and rebounding.
  • NBA players can have up to 70 badges and skill badges are not limited to one tier. LeBron currently has the most with 47 total badges.
  • In MyCAREER, badges are EARNED based on your play, how you respond to situations in scenes and how good your regular attributes are.
  • NBA Players can't have all 77 badges because some conflict (ie: a player can't have both ALPHA Dog and BETA Dog).
  • 6,000 new animations, deep defensive settings, new shot system & streamlined gameplay w/ legacy issues addressed...
  • Defense is also categorized in the skill badges.
  • This will highlight role players better than ever! Paired with the game play improvements &ratings system, badges are phenomenal in NBA 2K15
  • The crowd will erupt during big plays and 4th quarter games are absolutely bananas. One of my fav. thing about NBA 2K15. Adrenaline rush!
  • The crowd will empty out of the arena during blowouts... Empty seats means you need to step your game up!
They have plans to release something that will break the Internet later today.

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# 1 Taer @ 09/17/14 02:39 AM
Thanks for the summation and link to the archive.

I am excited about a lot I see there but a bit apprehensive about the badges and their three levels.

Can't wait to hear the info releasing tomorrow.
 
# 2 Tomb Of God @ 09/17/14 03:31 AM
BETA Dog?!??! Where do I sign up!
 
# 3 ruLEX$$ @ 09/17/14 03:45 AM
Not tomorrow Tare, later today my friend
 
# 4 JasonMartin @ 09/17/14 04:09 AM
Badges? Bronze/Silver/Gold?

This all sounds so childish. The feeling I'm getting when I read this ->
Quote:
These are categorized as outside scoring, inside scoring, athleticism, playmaking, and rebounding.
->it feels like it has become less sim and less detailed.
 
# 5 lakers24 @ 09/17/14 04:41 AM
It's nice to know the crowd reactions are going to be similar to their 2k9 days, now all they need to do is get the noise/more models/aesthetics right and they'll be golden.
 
# 6 svit @ 09/17/14 04:45 AM
What is the point of badges? Do they produce ratings boost? For example badge "Outside scoring" does what?
 
# 7 lakers24 @ 09/17/14 04:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonMartin
Badges? Bronze/Silver/Gold?

This all sounds so childish. The feeling I'm getting when I read this -> ->it feels like it has become less sim and less detailed.
TBH it sounds more like APF 2k8's star system which was pretty good.
 
# 8 lakers24 @ 09/17/14 04:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by svit
What is the point of badges? Do they produce ratings boost? For example badge "Outside scoring" does what?
It's a ratings boost to an extent, but it's more about showcasing players' specialty.
 
# 9 Goffs @ 09/17/14 05:04 AM
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Originally Posted by lakers24
It's nice to know the crowd reactions are going to be similar to their 2k9 days, now all they need to do is get the noise/more models/aesthetics right and they'll be golden.
I'll believe it when I hear it...
 
# 10 UnbelievablyRAW @ 09/17/14 05:21 AM
Will the coach still force you to play the entire 4th quarter in MyCareer even in blowouts is something I need answered
 
# 11 UniversalNoob @ 09/17/14 06:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by svit
What is the point of badges? Do they produce ratings boost? For example badge "Outside scoring" does what?

As far as I understand it, there is no badge "outside scoring". That's just a categorie for a number of badges (could be things like spot-up shooter, shot-creator,...). You have those mentioned categories and they contain a number of badges in different tiers. What I'm asking myself...77 badges...Do they contain the 3 tiers or du you have 77 badges of every tier?
 
# 12 Jakeness23 @ 09/17/14 09:37 AM
I wish that along with people leaving during blowouts that they could have also brought back dynamic attendance. Just not very realistic to have the teams that aren't very popular (or good for that matter) sell out every game.
 
# 13 8KB24 @ 09/17/14 09:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by UniversalNoob
What I'm asking myself...77 badges...Do they contain the 3 tiers or du you have 77 badges of every tier?
I think second one, because LeBron has 40+ badges. And 77 badges are not divideable with 3 (tiers)
 
# 14 bpietro @ 09/17/14 10:23 AM
not all of them have tiers. you can have 20 badges with three tiers each and have more 17 unique badges. just a random number, though.
 
# 15 franzis @ 09/17/14 10:31 AM
I guess badges are similiar to those in the FIFA series
 
# 16 jayman504 @ 09/17/14 10:48 AM
didn't the crowd leave after the 3rd Q last game? Mid-way through the 4th there would be a lot of empty seats. Unless you actually see fans getting up and leaving? that would be pretty cool.
 
# 17 nate1986 @ 09/17/14 11:28 AM
wonder what they mean by some news that will break the internet, maybe the FIBA teams or a FIBA mode
 
# 18 wodi @ 09/17/14 11:38 AM
has there been any word if this is just for next gen, or last gen also?
 
# 19 lakers24 @ 09/17/14 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Goffs
I'll believe it when I hear it...
Well it did say "reactions" not "sounds" lol
 
# 20 scottyp180 @ 09/18/14 12:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonMartin
Badges? Bronze/Silver/Gold?

This all sounds so childish. The feeling I'm getting when I read this -> ->it feels like it has become less sim and less detailed.
How is it less sim and less detailed? To me it's the complete opposite. There are players that have skills that can not be displayed simply through rating and attributes. The badges allow their unique talents to show. At same time there are varying levels of talent for these skills throughout the league. Think of a badge like 3 point specialist. Steph Curry would probably be gold since he can light it up from 3. A player like ray allen, at the point in his career, would probably only be bronze, maybe silver. He can still light it up from time to time but he is not automatic like he once was.
 

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