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NBA 2K19 MyLeague Online Commissioner Roundtable

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NBA 2K19 MyLeague Online Commissioner Roundtable

The NBA 2K series has had many ups and down throughout its history as it relates to online leagues. During the era of NBA 2K9, you would say the studio was leading the industry with an extensive website where you could see rosters and live scores. They were ambitious with an Online Association that introduced multiple seasons and salaries. Once the newer generation (PS4/Xbox One) was introduced, they went backwards and seemed to focus on other game modes (Park, MyTeam, MyGM, MyLeague).

This year, online leagues wanted to get back in the spotlight by bringing over a lot of the core features of MyLeague into MyLeague Online. Did the new features live up to the hype? I interviewed some members of the most successful leagues on the three major platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4) to find out.

  • JK31: DYNE, PC
  • Raven: Sim Ballers League (SBL), PS4
  • Ataman: Turkish Simulation Basketball Association (TSBT), PS4
  • AMEDawg: Sim City Hoops (SCH), Xbox One
  • Swimfunk: Sim Sensational Basketball Association (SSBA), PS4 (editor)

Now that we are seven months into NBA 2K19, what are some of the aspects of MyLeague Online (MLO) that you enjoy?

JK31: I guess that we have a mode where we can play a private season with 30 human GMs with custom rosters and custom sliders.

Raven: I’m glad that 2K was able to make it mostly like offline MyLeague, and that the normal league stuff finally works after a few patches.

Ataman: It’s always been that we get together with the best coaches and friends to play and compete in a good NBA league environment. That’s the spirit carried on in all 2K games that have had the online league mode. It’s always good fun that you can never quite find in any other mode and it’s been like that for the last 10 years and on. And also finally it’s good to be able to trade players with the real salaries, which we’ve been waiting for since 2K15. To be able to create your own custom roster in MLO has always been good and reliable, too.

AME: MLO has come a long way since the dark days of 2K14/15 and those broken online leagues. We are almost at a point where 2K is getting close to having incorporated nearly all of the offline components of MyLeague into MyLeague Online. The feature I personally enjoy the most is the customizable feature settings for how you would like for your MLO to progress season over season. Some leagues prefer a slow burn progression system and some want a faster progression system that makes it worthwhile for team owners to take on rebuilding teams that are full of young talent that may not be able to compete with veteran-laden teams. The progression and regression system thankfully allows for that. Likewise, the customization of the salary cap and the details of how quickly it should rise all bring an added strategic element to the mode where users have to be equally adept at roster construction, GM duties and stick skills.

Swimfunk: During the season, the mode is great. I love some of the new features that 2K has provided us. It took a couple of months but the league runs smooth now. The social media tool provides the league updates on league news around the league, and games are being played with minimal issues.

MLO has changed a lot from previous versions, what is the one new feature of MLO you think is a game changer?

Jk31: For what we really need in our community, nothing that 2K introduced this year is really important. We do as much as possible outside of the game so we are not dependent on what they give us. I guess, for most people it would be the fact that you, at least in theory, can do the same actions as in the offline leagues.

Raven: Besides getting the basic features to make a league functional, which took a few years since it went to the new consoles, the biggest thing is that it has most of the features of offline MyLeague and a full offseason — which is a huge step in the right direction.

Ataman: I would say team and player salaries, and also league rule changes. But I would have liked to see myself as an admin be able to customize the league rules without needing to wait for the rule changes in the offseason. I can’t say much about what was added to the ongoing seasons except they are very badly implemented as the offseasons are not functioning as we’ve been told they would. I also like the new timer concept, but again it’s very immature in this state and not very practical.

AME: The addition of the salary elements to MLO and the discarding of the keeper system. This alone has been the biggest game changer since the introduction of the Online Association in 2K12. It took us seven years before we once again got multi-season Online Associations complete with salary cap ramifications, and an automated offseason with the rookie draft and free agency. Though server issues have glitched offseasons, the majority of the issues can be worked around and have been ironed out with server-side fixes as the year has gone on.

Swimfunk: The addition of salaries and an offseason is a game changer. However, I haven’t had much luck in getting through an offseason without it freezing. That being said, the player DNA tool has been a lifesaver as my league has had to re-create the league every offseason. With this tool, we’ve been able to continue our league right where we froze.

What is one feature of MLO that needs to improve?

JK31: The whole functionality of the mode. They can add as much as they want, but if their servers are not able to carry the load that is put on them by all the new features (especially the offseason), then the new features are not worth anything.

Raven: Servers, servers, servers and some more servers. Servers and just general MLO stability need to be priority one, two and three. Without functional servers and stability, all the progress they’ve made towards improving MLO is pointless.

Ataman: Servers above all. I mean we can list so many things within the mode, but without properly implemented servers all around the world, none of the features will mean a thing as we see it. Servers are impacting the gameplay part as well. You can see a lot of inconsistent movements on the court. So many hectic stuff happens all around from rubber-banding to ghosting to muddy movements.

AME: Dedicating more resources to the mode. This has all sorts of consequences ranging from peak server time crashes where leagues are inaccessible, to menu lags, in-game drops and disconnects, to in-game input lag, and sometimes the inability to connect with your opponents.

Swimfunk: I think it comes down to dedicated servers for MLO. The offseason is a disaster once free agency starts. I think 2K outdid themselves and provided an offseason that is very comparable to the NBA. The problem comes when you have a full league and have 30 teams bidding on free agents. Offers don’t stick and the offseason loses its appeal. I think if we can have a smoother offseason this mode would be a 10/10.

What are some of the changes you would like to see to MLO?

JK31: As we are not really using any of the team-managing functions, I would really like to see more options as a league admin. I cannot force controller settings globally that everyone has to use. I cannot change the foul limit (well I can, but the game does not recognize the change). I cannot use Real FG percentage instead of shot timing. I cannot do any roster transactions for all teams without any workarounds.

Raven: Again, servers and MLO stability need to be plan A, B and C in improving the MLO experience. But also I would like to see an “Auto-Pilot” you can put user teams on so if they aren’t around during the offseason or whatever, the CPU can sign FAs or whatever else. Contract extensions need to be able to be done in the regular season. As far as I’m aware, there is not a way to re-sign players during the regular season. Last but not certainly not least, 2K needs to bring back the online league hosting site they had back in the day around 2K8-2K12. For the people who have been playing 2K for a decade-plus or so, you know what I’m referencing. This was huge for online league immersion as you could be anywhere and look at the standings and stats for the league, it had a front page for articles, and you could upload highlights that would go directly to the website.

Ataman: For fun factor, I would definitely say All-Star Weekend (Team-Up) within the league so that we can play a sort of all-star game and have the other activities from that weekend. As TSBT, we kind of organize our own version of this, but it’s ad-hoc. As for the crucial implementation, I would like to see more commissioner control in ongoing leagues and maybe the ability to export XML into websites. And I also think the keeper concept from 2K18 can be brought back as an extra choice for Ultra Fantasy Leagues out there.

AME: For transparency, I would like for there to be a log of all edits of rosters whenever admins make changes. When 30 users are battling for online supremacy in a league, they need to be assured that admin powers are not being abused and that the playing field is even for all members. A simple audit log of any changes to settings and rosters should be sent via notification alerts to all members. We already have this for when transactions like trades are approved, so why not have it for any admin changes as well. Never underestimate the potential for abuse and cheating in leagues where the thirst to win a championship in a competitive league can drive admins into dark places. Lastly, please make sure the offseason is fixed so users do not have to plan their offseasons at ungodly hours in order to avoid peak server loads that often glitch or halt the offseason at different times. There should be a primary emphasis on the free agent day-to-day bidding and advancement. Nothing needs to be added until 2K can guarantee seamless and smooth automated offseasons that do not glitch or halt the OA in any fashion.

Swimfunk: I think going away from the timer system in the offseason could help. I think when you get a timer involved there are syncing issues. One member may be ahead or behind, which seems to screw up the league. I would also like to see some of the features (All-Star Weekend, player mentorship, Summer League) that didn’t make it in from offline be an option online. I would also like to see a better home menu that showcases the league news. Also, if they brought back a functioning website it would be amazing.

What is the current state of MLO? How confident are you in 2K in improving MLO and taking it to the next level?

JK31: The biggest problem of the MLO is the servers. Many functions of the MLO simply do not work because the servers are not able to carry the load. Some key functions are missing.

Raven: The current state of MLO to me is just okay. Since the new consoles came out, it’s been at a turtle’s pace of progress. It took until around 2K17 for leagues to actually be somewhat functional. This year was the biggest step in the right direction, but it killed all the momentum it had built up because of all the bugs and lack of server stability in MLO, and how long 2K took to fix the said bugs. It took until almost the new year for most of the bugs to be fixed. As for taking MLO to the next level, I think they are almost there as implementing the features from offline MyLeague was the biggest step towards the end goal of MLO, but they need to get the servers for MLO together first and foremost.

Ataman: The current state of MLO is like an NBA player who has A+ potential for years but can’t really lead the team as he should. Sometimes it’s lacking mentally, sometimes it’s lacking fundamentals but still shows great potential. As for the fundamentals, the servers have to function better. We’re close to 2020 and servers can’t be allowed to function this way anymore.

AME: Since the revamping of the mode in 2K16, 2K has gone from providing a stable platform to the mode while slowly migrating all of the offline MyLeague features into MLO. The latest enchilada was adding the offseason in order to accommodate multi-season online associations at the expense of stale one-and-done leagues. I have full confidence that next year they will iron out the aforementioned offseason issues while also migrating the last vestiges of the offline components, such as in-season training, the mentor system, the All-Star game festivities, and the Summer and G Leagues to MLO.

Swimfunk: I am confident 2K will address the server issues in 2K20. It’s commendable when other games are going away from online leagues, NBA 2K is raising the bar even higher. League players are some of the most dedicated fans of the series, and I’m glad 2K realizes this. I think 2K will keep with this model and hopefully fix some of the issues. MLO is so close to being a home run, it just needs to address some of the server issues that have dragged this mode down.

Final Thoughts?

JK31: I am really depressed year after year how hard it sometimes gets to just continue our league. We encounter so many bugs that are just frustrating. Some are minor things, but still, if you encounter them in every iteration of NBA 2K, it gets really frustrating.

Raven: I’m glad that MLO has been getting some love over the past year from 2K, as well as other media outlets like OS, Brian Mazique and others that have shed light on the MLO community. The MLO heads just want a fully functioning, non-buggy mode that we can enjoy as an MLO community.

Ataman: I created my online league TSBT with the hopes of finding sim head, basketball fanatics like myself to play with 10 years ago, and I have been going strong ever since. And I know many others like me who are going strong each and every day with their online leagues as well. I never believed that my own league would get this big, so I’m thankful to 2K for it. It’s been a long and bumpy road, there have been so many issues for myself to workaround over the years, but it’s been worth it.

AME: The camaraderie that comes from being able to chat with your online buddies and competitors in real-time group chat platforms like Discord, WhatsApp, GroupMe etc. is what makes the community special. In between the fierce battles of 2K online league competition, we are able to banter about all things and topics under the sun. The spectator mode aspect of MLO where you are able to watch in real time creates a League Pass-type platform that no mode in the game can rival. If 2K can allow the sound to work on streams, it will take the mode to the next level and save the hardcore streamers from having to spend on expensive capture cards. This mode, when played with 30 like-minded sim heads is unrivaled and peerless in comparison to the other 2K modes. MyLeague has been around for nearly a decade, and the turnover of members is relatively low — with a long wait list — because once you discover online leagues, preferably those that are guaranteed to finish season after season, year after year, you will be in 2K heaven.

Swimfunk: In closing, I like where this mode is headed. I feel confident that the dev team is aware of some of these issues and will address them in the upcoming game. I feel NBA 2K has come too far to take a step back in terms of MLO. This year was a huge step and the devs finally came through on with their promise to us. It would be devastating to the community if they took a step back now.

Please let us know your thoughts on MyLeague Online. What do you feel 2K gets right and wrong? What is one thing you would like to see 2K implement for the mode next year? Is there anything you would like to see them remove to make the mode run better?

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  1. At long last MLO is getting some attention on OS. I know this primarily an offline myleague dominant site but its good for the online version to get some exposure as well. I have always wondered why more offline myleague guys didnt migrate online. The experience is a hundred times better than playing the robotic CPU. The storylines are infinitely more unpredictable when you are matching wits with human user General Managers that build and construct teams with way more intelligence than the AI. The thrill of competing against like minded sim heads in an online competitive environment compared to the CPU is not even a discussion. All of the offline headaches of bad trades, head scratching team building strategies, tendency complaints, and everything in between is mitigated when human users are on the sticks making decisions and hooping. 12 min quarter, hour long strategic battles on hall of fame sim settings; 14, 29, 58, or even 82 game leagues with real life draft classes or even the vaunted simworld draft class. MLO has it ALL. Its about time offline myleague guys flock to MLO and discover what they've been missing. The mode has come a LONG way and it is now ready for prime time. We have played 5 seasons going on 6 at a 7 game a week pace and best of 7 playoffs. If time committment is an issue, I understand but feel free check out our discord group chat and get on our waitlist if you are inspired to take your 2k skills online and discover online leagues.
    https://discord.gg/HKwnDQ
    Been apart of this league since 2k15, and the love and the passion for the game that this group has is incredible. We have been through it all and have put in so many man hours during the dark days of the OA. We are finally having a smooth running OA and being able to coach and GM your franchise is awesome!
    You will not find a more dedicated commish then the one above, you will not find a better league then the one above!
    Can’t agree more. You don’t really know how good you are until you have to play GM and learn 10+ player tendencies while trying to compete against 29 different playing styles and rosters.
    The community aspect is what brought me to MLO and haven’t been the same since. Our MLO community is really an extension of my family. Good times and bad, there is nothing like competing against 29 people for one chip.
    MLO is almost there and really should be on the same level as 2k league IMO. Maybe one day we will break through but until then... servers. Once we get servers right and the rest of the offline functionality incorporated, we will be ready for prime time. We are almost there.
    amedawg00
    At long last MLO is getting some attention on OS. I know this primarily an offline myleague dominant site but its good for the online version to get some exposure as well. I have always wondered why more offline myleague guys didnt migrate online. The experience is a hundred times better than playing the robotic CPU. The storylines are infinitely more unpredictable when you are matching wits with human user General Managers that build and construct teams with way more intelligence than the AI. The thrill of competing against like minded sim heads in an online competitive environment compared to the CPU is not even a discussion. All of the offline headaches of bad trades, head scratching team building strategies, tendency complaints, and everything in between is mitigated when human users are on the sticks making decisions and hooping. 12 min quarter, hour long strategic battles on hall of fame sim settings; 14, 29, 58, or even 82 game leagues with real life draft classes or even the vaunted simworld draft class. MLO has it ALL. Its about time offline myleague guys flock to MLO and discover what they've been missing. The mode has come a LONG way and it is now ready for prime time. We have played 5 seasons going on 6 at a 7 game a week pace and best of 7 playoffs. If time committment is an issue, I understand but feel free check out our discord group chat and get on our waitlist if you are inspired to take your 2k skills online and discover online leagues.
    https://discord.gg/HKwnDQ
    Good Day MLO Experience is one of the most underrated feature use in 2k series people always want to be GM of their favorite teams and online leagues gives you a much a better feel of being a Real GM than offline.......Being in 2k online league for a long time I bless to be part of an online league that's dedicated to Giving best Sim experience ever. I truly hope 2k users and developers take the time out and focus on online experience
    Thank you
    It's nice to see an underrated feature of 2k get some exposure. :appl:
    I cannot even count the amount of the times that our MLO league has been disappointed by servers crashing or a glitch occurring. One of the best features of this MLO is the offseason and the opportunities that teams have to sign FA's and go through the rest of the process in an attempt to rebuild their team. The one thing I do know is that every time our league looked like it was coming to an end because of the servers, our admins did a commendable job in getting the league right back up. It really takes a great commish in order to inspire his league members to put numerous hours of man power in recreating a league. It also takes a certain group of admins to constantly display grit and determination to continually work on fixing a problem that is only going to inevitably occur again.
    We have a group of guys that love playing in this league. People who love building rosters, playing the game, and doing so when competing against 29 other humans. Our most recent MLO has been running smoothly and it just makes things way more enjoyable.
    I hope that going into 2k20, we can get some reliable servers that benefit us all. Write ups like the one linked in this thread is a step in the right direction. Well done.
    amedawg00
    At long last MLO is getting some attention on OS. I know this primarily an offline myleague dominant site but its good for the online version to get some exposure as well. I have always wondered why more offline myleague guys didnt migrate online. The experience is a hundred times better than playing the robotic CPU. The storylines are infinitely more unpredictable when you are matching wits with human user General Managers that build and construct teams with way more intelligence than the AI. The thrill of competing against like minded sim heads in an online competitive environment compared to the CPU is not even a discussion. All of the offline headaches of bad trades, head scratching team building strategies, tendency complaints, and everything in between is mitigated when human users are on the sticks making decisions and hooping. 12 min quarter, hour long strategic battles on hall of fame sim settings; 14, 29, 58, or even 82 game leagues with real life draft classes or even the vaunted simworld draft class. MLO has it ALL. Its about time offline myleague guys flock to MLO and discover what they've been missing. The mode has come a LONG way and it is now ready for prime time. We have played 5 seasons going on 6 at a 7 game a week pace and best of 7 playoffs. If time committment is an issue, I understand but feel free check out our discord group chat and get on our waitlist if you are inspired to take your 2k skills online and discover online leagues.
    https://discord.gg/HKwnDQ

    Make a PS4 league next year so we can play again after many moons away. :cheers444
    Been waiting so long to be able to experience 2K to the levels that only Madden provided for years. Excited to see that all the hard work our commishes and admins and hardcore 2Kers is starting to pay off and get noticed. Great stuff fellas. Great article. #FJLUPPY
    This is a good read hope 2k see this I love MLO I’m in the best 2k lg ever I want to get that 2k10 feeling when they 1st introduce MLO looking forward for improvements
    2k has always been considered as a 2nd job to me, all of the hours put into Games, trades, news, and league-wide chat discussions, for us it is simple, make us feel like we are the GM, Coach, and player. If everything is examined and properly tested by some of us that pay attention to the ins and outs of the game, the online association can be even bigger then they think, if they listen to the audience for once on this, they will see a bigger and bigger viewership. Then in the future work on giving us an app we can follow all of our league activities and giving admins full control from their mobile device. Live scores and streams posted on the app with personalization of creativity for personal league branding. Slowly but surely it has got a lot better, but I believe working with the right people it can be a bigger community then park.
    ChaseB
    Make a PS4 league next year so we can play again after many moons away. :cheers444
    If I only could take all 30 of members to ps4 I most definitely would. It's so hard to find 30 users who are all in and dedicated to the MLO with little to no turnover. So when you find them you got to stick with them on the same platform (Xbox one). Man I miss our os vets battles from yester year lol. Good to see you still lurking chase.
    The best ps4 LG going is swims Ssba LG. If you ever get the urge to jump back into leagues, swim would be happy to have you. I'd vouch for your Sim gameplay any day and swim is one of the most dedicated commishes on any console.

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    It's great to see articles like this that draw attention to MLO as an individual game mode. Despite the popularity of My player game modes, sim heads who grew up on MLO are truly the backbone of the NBA2k and Live franchises. We are the ones who supported the product in the earlier years with hopes, year after year for what the product could be. We fostered and forced greater emphasis on realism and authenticity over the years with our demands, suggestions and feedback. We put in countless hours of effort to be able to play and experience the game in the most realistic way possible and as such as ask the company to strive every year to meet us closer to that ideal. 2k owes us for pushing, nay, carrying them to the point of success that they now enjoy. It is heartening to see that we inch closer to getting the MLO experience that we deserve, despite years of regression, setbacks and teases. One can only hope, as we do every fall, that the next iteration of the product will bring us closer to our dreams without sacrificing the progress made thus far. Here's to articles like this and members of the MLO community like these who continue to challenge the developers to deliver on their promises year after year. Kudos to you all.
    SCH MLO is the only reason I buy 2k every year. Theres nothing like playing with 29 other people just as passionate about this game mode excited to see what progress 2k20 brings us
    Great game, and i love playing it and playing in the best league out there (SCH).  If 2k is listening i would say the meat is there now take care of the little things as the issues that we had with this version should not occur with proper testing.  2k has a entire community that can test and will test for free or utilize a league like SCH to play beta with the only compensation being a copy of the latest version of the game. All bugs and inaccuracies will be eliminated a little to no cost.
    I think the only problem with my league online. Admin or commissioner should be able to take opinions and not get butt hurt. League votes should be more of a thing cause it's everyone leagues. Shit should always be fair. Trades and etc. Cause once someone point fingers it gets toxic. Cause I'm in a league where they don't want u to voice your opinion which makes it kinda hard to get shit fair. Maybe add like admin log to make sure no one is cheating or playing favoritism. Cause leagues should be for the ppl and not just for admins. And add all star to the league and training camps would be lovely as well. 
    2k is on the right track with MLO but the fact is there are too many problems with it rn for it to be successful, between admins not having the right to assign players to teams is a user drops their star,. As well as both the fantasy and offseason drafts being broken. 2k needs to improve servers 
    Personally how I feel with MLO is that they dropped the ball but are getting back on track, in previous 2K's (Last Gen) it ran so smoothly (even tho the timer was bad) but they need to improve the off-season so that the leagues don't mess up and have to recreate the league over and over AGAIN! 
    Great read! All commishes hit on the same priority. NBA2K is a stable server away from providing the greatest sports gaming experience ever. Shoutout Swim and the rest of the USDA/SSBA staff y’all the real mvp’s!
    amedawg00
    If I only could take all 30 of members to ps4 I most definitely would. It's so hard to find 30 users who are all in and dedicated to the MLO with little to no turnover. So when you find them you got to stick with them on the same platform (Xbox one). Man I miss our os vets battles from yester year lol. Good to see you still lurking chase.
    The best ps4 LG going is swims Ssba LG. If you ever get the urge to jump back into leagues, swim would be happy to have you. I'd vouch for your Sim gameplay any day and swim is one of the most dedicated commishes on any console.

    Sent from my LG-H910 using Tapatalk
    The inability to find 30 likeminded users is all the more reason we need the option to have leagues smaller than 30 teams. That was one of the underrated things in 2k15.
    I think there is a consistent theme among the interviewees that the online stability is paramount in what we need for a more enjoyable experience.
    Admins of dedicated leagues like these have found workarounds to 2K issues for years and 2K league admins are the hardest working on any gaming platform guaranteed, but it doesn't have to be that difficult.
    Many brought up great ideas about new features that they'd enjoy, but I think we all agree a new feature is worthless if it doesn't function as intended.
    Once what we currently have can be properly used as intended without workarounds or heart breaking glitched off-seasons I think 2K should pump the brakes on adding anything else.
    We do extensive workarounds in our 12min sim league to create the ultimate experience. And if anyone is interested feel free to join our waitlist on discord here.
    https://discord.gg/EWbCF5S
    I would like the old 2K8 site back as one admin stated. That was ahead of its time.
    The mode is nice before more options are added functionality for offseason FA needs to be fixed. Just that alone makes it a solid fun mode that can last until the new release
    I strictly purchase NBA2K for online leagues.   It's the only mode I play, so when news dropped regarding MLO I was pumped.   I wanted to thank all the commishes that took time to provide answers regarding their MLO experience.  There is nothing better than a well run MLO.   It really takes the franchise to another level when you are dealing with actual users during games, trade discussions and the overall.   I wrote a piece regarding some of the benefits in joining an online community that can be found here: LINK?  
    The MLO community is excited about big things to come next 2K and I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.   Just please don't backwards again when the next gen comes out.   
    I originally purchased 2K19 to play Park like most people, but soon found the joy of online leagues. I joined one that soon after I became commissioner of due to the past commissioner making some rather devious moves.  I've seen all of the above mentioned and more! From what seemed like a slowly dying league to building the league back up to a full 30 members and from offseason glitches to some incredible 7 game playoff series! Myleague has built an amazing community and I'm glad to be a small part of it as commissioner of 2KSC and a member of SSBA. 
    I miss playing the online association but just hate the idea of investing so much time just to get to the offseason and it's broke.  I have passed on 2k for a few years as have my friends due to how bad the online associations have been considering that's the only reason we would buy the game. I love the steps they've taken with it but after reading about all the server issues passed on it again.  Glad to see that the mode is getting some love here on OS.  Great article and all the participants did a great job expressing their issues with the mode while laying out what can make it great.
    Great Content guys with all valid points pertaining to MLO. With the much needed added improvement to the platform there's Always another level to make it much greater than the current. I hope that some Dev are  listening And taking notes to all of your asks that are all quite achievable for the next gen.  
    That was a great article, and couldn't agree more about the server stability. A lot of the issues seem to stem from the servers.
    We are almost done with our 3rd season(PS4) , and have around 20 great users right now, and we've had constant turnover all cycle long, but still plan on getting 2 more seasons. We've been doing a few workarounds, especially for the off-season.
    I'm just hoping 2k actually sees this and does something, because like it's been mentioned, they are only a solid server away from having the best online franchise experience out there, especially with the amount of depth they already have.
    MLO is the only reason I buy 2k to me it is the true test of a 2k elite gamer. You can’t find one money shot and perfect it you have 13 guys you have to learn with a roster that will have turnover from year to year. You are continually trying to build your franchise to achieve your future goals. You get a bond or Enemy with the guys in your league instead of playing against a CPU. The servers need work we shouldn’t have to stay up til 2 AM or wake up at 4 am however you want to look at it just to maybe have a chance of the offseason not freezing do to server overload but that shows the true dedication MLO has from 2k fans.
    Let's continue to show support to the MLO community. Small things like this will show 2k that this game mode needs the same attention or at least 50% of what they put into myplayer.. 
    I wish they would fix the drafts and bring back the online (website) drafts.  
    OH yeah, Great read all the way through guys! 
    Man Great Write up thanks to OS, Ame, Swim, ataman, JK31 & raven for broadcasting our voices a bit louder. It was very much needed it may not be the most hyped of the modes but theres definitely group of player only specifically looking forward to this mode just as much if not more than other modes like MyCareer or My Team. Being a part of several leagues for about 8 years and finally finding THE one (SCH) since the takeover (if you know, YOU KNOW) its alway about what has 2k added to the mode to get our 30 member league the features needed to keep everyone locked in from year to year. This year looked EXTREMELY promising and still made a capable lg as long as servers didnt mess things up of being a great set up. The servers and half *** approach to the mode has brought that hype down a lot but when your apart of a great league you will find ways to keep things going. 2k help us out a bit and not wreck our brains trying to figure all the work arounds we've been forced to figure out for so many years its next gen you took a huge step back in 2k14 as part of the transition and we see you all trying. its time to show and prove not just show anymore. Once again thank you to all involved in this write up and those who commented keeping our voices alive... :appl:
    Great article and shout out to those Commissioners advocating for the Sim community. MLO is definitely an enjoyable mode and appears to be growing! Unstable servers appear to be a common problematic issue that hinder the community but most worked through it for the love of Sim ball. SCH is definitely the best sim lg around, but there are other good leagues around as well that include SSBA, SimSportsNation, SHA, NBA Today, Death of XBA, SZN, SGA, NES and many more. I wish the Sim community Commisioners would come together, compete vs each other and support each other. Moreover, it would be great if 2k MLO mode could be connected to DaddyLeagues similar to what Madden does.
    Lastly if anyone is interested in joining SHA, which is a sim lg of 28 gamers that is still going strong, join the discord link below or hit me up on xbox my gt is jdiz619. We are looking to add a couple guys. Most guys are playing 3 to 5 games a week and we welcome all skill levels from new sim players to vets. Come chill and talk hoop with us during the playoffs and hoop ������
    https://discord.gg/4J6Jsmb
    jdiz619
    Great article and shout out to those Commissioners advocating for the Sim community. MLO is definitely an enjoyable mode and appears to be growing! Unstable servers appear to be a common problematic issue that hinder the community but most worked through it for the love of Sim ball. SCH is definitely the best sim lg around, but there are other good leagues around as well that include SSBA, SimSportsNation, SHA, NBA Today, Death of XBA, SZN, SGA, NES and many more. I wish the Sim community Commisioners would come together, compete vs each other and support each other. Moreover, it would be great if 2k MLO mode could be connected to DaddyLeagues similar to what Madden does.
    Lastly if anyone is interested in joining SHA, which is a sim lg of 28 gamers that is still going strong, join the discord link below or hit me up on xbox my gt is jdiz619. We are looking to add a couple guys. Most guys are playing 3 to 5 games a week and we welcome all skill levels from new sim players to vets. Come chill and talk hoop with us during the playoffs and hoop ������
    https://discord.gg/4J6Jsmb

    Thanks for the ssba shout out we run on ps4 and we're glad to see the spirit of sim alive and well on other platforms also.
    If any ps4 users are interested in joining the waitlist for ssba our discord link is here.
    https://discord.gg/EWbCF5S
    We are currently operating at 30 users however playoffs start this week and we'll be entering season 5. Some shuffling could be possible so it's the perfect time to become a part of the sim revolution if interested.
    Everyone keep up the great work across our community.
    Great article. Its good to see MLO get some attention again. 10 years ago it was one of the most popular forums on this board. With myself, Ame, Momentous (great 2k trailers), Pared, ChaseB (worked on madden), Bornindamecca ....Books from Sim nation (@mebroshow) .. GSW.. the list goes on, many of still giving their input to the sim community. A lot of knowledge can be shared if 2k reached out more. A lot of years and a whole lot of work arounds. We know this mode inside and out, what works and what doesnt. this Mode can even be used as e-sport element. I look forward on how MLO will be improved.
    Big thanks to the commissioners 👏🏽. Dope article. Hoping MLO continues to get the attention it needs without bugs and needed workarounds.
    amedawg00
    Great post fellas. If anyone wants to join the most competitive and active lg on any console use the link below and come to see how we get down in sch
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    Just wanted to come in here and speak my mind. The blatant disrespect and favoritism and back channel politics is sickening within this league. It’s a fantastic league competition-wise, but in the aspect that brings a group together and actually breeds entertaining matches and growth, this was the most cancerous and toxic league I’ve ever been a part of, and it all had to do with the dictatorship here, which won’t change. I only want to stand up and speak my mind because I want those who are looking for a competitive and healthy MLO environment to steer clear of this league. Unless you’re his guy or in his clique, you won’t succeed here because the admin will have his eyes set on making your MLO experience here as grueling as possible if you making any noise whatsoever, be it with skill or talking. This was a terrible representation of the Sim Community, and I’m making sure to spread news of it everywhere I can whenever I can so that no one else will become subject to what I had to deal with. I was active, loyal and did everything I was asked to do and the commissioner is mood swingy, arbitrary in his decision making, and very spiteful and personal with his actions. He is easily influenced by his clique in this league and they whisper into his ear to gain advantages within the league. This is a toxic environment when individuals can’t even speak in main chat and enjoy competition and the culture of basketball. I give this testimony about this SCH league and I’m not the first or last one that has gone through this type of corrupt and toxic experience with this particular league. I hope future players steer clear of this league, there are fantastic players but you will not enjoy your time unless you are specifically a yes man who will not say a word contrary to the established powers. Have a good day gentlemen.
    In Italy, our community have created a continuos myleague year by year 2k by 2k.
    We've created a site for standings, because every fifteen days during the season, we restart the league for updating ratings.
    We've created free agency system, and we'll have the draft at the end of june.
    I hope in updating system real time rating in mlo and a multiplayer all star weekend mode and a better ingame stats and a final review nba game time style.
    I love multiple season online however, but our commisioner have decided for other ways.
    Best realistic mode in nba2k.
    vuje85
    In Italy, our community have created a continuos myleague year by year 2k by 2k.
    We've created a site for standings, because every fifteen days during the season, we restart the league for updating ratings.
    We've created free agency system, and we'll have the draft at the end of june.
    I hope in updating system real time rating in mlo and a multiplayer all star weekend mode and a better ingame stats and a final review nba game time style.
    I love multiple season online however, but our commisioner have decided for other ways.
    Best realistic mode in nba2k.

    Good to see the euro leagues going strong. Why not just update the ratings with the quick edit menus to apply player updates? Why do you guys have to restart the league? One and done leagues are a waste of time in my opinion. Multi-season Online Associations are the way to go.
    LRod2k
    Just wanted to come in here and speak my mind. The blatant disrespect and favoritism and back channel politics is sickening within this league. It’s a fantastic league competition-wise, but in the aspect that brings a group together and actually breeds entertaining matches and growth, this was the most cancerous and toxic league I’ve ever been a part of, and it all had to do with the dictatorship here, which won’t change. I only want to stand up and speak my mind because I want those who are looking for a competitive and healthy MLO environment to steer clear of this league. Unless you’re his guy or in his clique, you won’t succeed here because the admin will have his eyes set on making your MLO experience here as grueling as possible if you making any noise whatsoever, be it with skill or talking. This was a terrible representation of the Sim Community, and I’m making sure to spread news of it everywhere I can whenever I can so that no one else will become subject to what I had to deal with. I was active, loyal and did everything I was asked to do and the commissioner is mood swingy, arbitrary in his decision making, and very spiteful and personal with his actions. He is easily influenced by his clique in this league and they whisper into his ear to gain advantages within the league. This is a toxic environment when individuals can’t even speak in main chat and enjoy competition and the culture of basketball. I give this testimony about this SCH league and I’m not the first or last one that has gone through this type of corrupt and toxic experience with this particular league. I hope future players steer clear of this league, there are fantastic players but you will not enjoy your time unless you are specifically a yes man who will not say a word contrary to the established powers. Have a good day gentlemen.

    Fitting how he is on the MLO roundtable

Scott plays a variety of sports games and is a commissioner of USDA & SSBA 2K online leagues. I am huge Chicago sports fan (Bulls, Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks) and try to play with them any chance I can get.

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