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NBA 2K19 Senior Producer Details MyLeague, MyGM, Create a Player & More

Check out the latest interview from Brian Mazique, as he talks to NBA 2K19 senior producer, Erick Boenisch (AKA SimBaller), about MyLeague, MyGM, create a player and much more. Brian also posted his thoughts at Forbes. Make sure to check it out and post your thoughts.

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  1. A few things that stood out to me:
    In NBA 2K19, we now have pre-created draft classes for the following drafts:
    1960 – Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, and more
    1965 – Gail Goodrich, Rick Barry, Jerry Sloan, and more
    1969 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jo Jo White, and more
    1970 – Bob Lanier, Pete Maravich, Dave Cowens, Rudy Tomjanovich, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, and more
    1974 – Bill Walton, Jamaal Wilkes, Maurice Lucas, George Gervin, and more
    1976-2017 – ALL of the modern NBA!
    You have the option of importing one of these classes at the start of every NBA season.

    This is fantastic. Meaning that if I don't like the way this year's draft turned out, I can rewrite it myself.
    - And finally, FULLY customize the style and color of the Hair. Many hairstyles also allow for the customization of the length of the hair (very cool), the pattern shaved into the hair (think lines, Jumpman logos, etc.), control over the fade, and even how you shape the hair corner on the back of the neck (are you a round or a sharp corner kind of person?).

    I really hope this means that hair/facial hair colors will have full RGB control. I hate the Brown, Light Brown, Dark Blonde, etc. options that they have now, as none of them are anywhere close to my own hair color. Full RGB control would be awesome.
    Sculpting sliders being readded is very welcome as well. Now if they can just add in some different hair textures for the shorter buzz/fade options, I might be able to make myself look like myself lol.
    Excited for the new NBA Draft experience. Sounds awesome.
    I usually turn trades off because honestly I'm not a big fan of in-season trading but I actually do appreciate the trade sliders feature. Sounds really cool for those who keep trades on. Progression sliders also sound neat.
    Historical draft classes sound awesome too but I'm wondering about the extent of how far they go. Obviously, a lot of drafted players never made it to the NBA.
    eaterofworlds888
    One slider I would really love to see in a future title is a draft class strength slider in which you can adjust how strong the upcoming draft class will be.

    Isn't that already in 2K18?
    I've been dying to be able to pick All-Star Game players and season awards, love that those are finally in. Interested in seeing how Historical Draft Classes will work with player liscences, but sounds like it good be great. And of course, CAP and Player DNA is back, 2K giving the people what they want once again.
    ch46647
    Could you elaborate? I am at work and cannot watch. Thanks!
    The CAP sculpting is back. Historical Draft Classes. MUCH improved online myleague. Full on customisation on myleague sliders (You can customise how much a pick is valued, player salary, trade value, and more). Mentorship feature. Option to turn on 1-16 seeding and alot more.
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    bigmike0077
    Is this the official BLOG or just excerpts mixed with Forbes commentary?

    It seems to be the latter. There's a line in the Forbes article that you can tell will end up linking to the official blog once it's posted too.
    Well yeaa i kinda am puzzled about all that long list of features added and so on.. WOOOOOWWW i just mean WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.. :) :59:
    First things first THANK YOU to great Franchise Dev team at 2K starting from Erick Boenisch to leftosa and davez and so on... Thank you all it was a great experience in 2K18, it looks like to be even better in 2K19. Mad props for all.
    First question out of the blue is ofcourse about MLO.
    What admin abilities are added other than tickers in terms of shaping our leagues and controlling ability about everything from setting up games to setting up how many teams in a league or setting up teams to different conferences or setting up editing or ability to take a player from one team to another if i want or setting controller settings for all or assigning admin power differentiating like one admin can only reset games other can edit players etc. or or or.. So yeah overall what kind of new abilities we have as the commish of our created league. :y220d:
    So overall can a commish in MLO act like in ML offline for setting up teams trades on its own even the other team has a user fe.
    I think i'm freakin happy now.. Lol... I'm a 33 years old little boi.. :D
    I know there will probably be some bugs to work out initially, but every year I read these MyLeague blogs and it reminds me how hilarious it is that people try to pretend 2K releases the same game every year with a roster update. Nobody adds more from year to year in the sports genre than 2K does IMO and it's insanely impressive to me every year compared to the competitors.
    I think the league sliders are going to go a long way in helping us approximate the real NBA. A game will never approach real life logic but giving us the option to mimic it as close as possible is a win.
    Some great stuff in this, I especially like the historical draft classes. Although it seems like create a court and jersey creating wasn't a priority for them this year which is a huge shame.
    I don't know if anyone else noticed but Erick avoided SO MANY questions in the video. It was actually starting to get ridiculous.
    definitely liking what I've read here. 2k good job of all that has been added and the CAP system sounds good thank you for the face sculpting it was extremely needed. Player DNA is going to be greatly useful in creating draft classes, I cant wait!
    Last year I didn't buy at release because I felt burned by the prior year's release and post release bugs, in gameplay and in MyL. I had intended to do the same this year.
    My gaming time is becoming more and more limited, but since the MyL team has focused on addressing things in the mode I've been asking them to tackle for the last couple of years, I feel like I need to recognize that by buying the game at release, even if I don't have much time to play it for a while.
    I encourage others who have had these same complaints to do the same, and to talk about it today on twitter with @beluba dn #simnation in their posts.
    Thanks to Eric, Davez, Leftos and others for listening and working to improve the things we've been asking for. You didn't try to solve the problems we identified in the way I was recommending or asking about, but you know the technology, and you set about to address them in another way that should still allow the player to create the simulation experience they want.
    Kudos and thanks to you all.
    Impressive. The MyLeague team brings their A game every year and this year is no different -- the historical draft classes are HUGE for roster projects, along with the Player DNA and revamped CAP system. Super pleased that they addressed that section of the fanbase, as they really took a hit last season with 2K18.
    There will be growing pains I imagine with all the new features added in but I sincerely hope 2K tested this thing hard this season; with all they added into MyLeague, it'd be a shame if people had to wait because a gamebreaking bug was discovered on Day 1.
    We'll see how it all looks live but, at least on (digital) paper, it looks stupendous. Customization is the name of the game and 2K brought it out in full force this year.
    This isn't for me for a while. I really need to play this Madden trial before I waste the whole thing. Bravo 2K once again. The depth here is insane. Really happy for the ML Online cats, they been starving for a few years now. Now they can feast. I'm really liking the draft blurbs and it should add more context to things. The historic draft classes are going to be a blast. I'm probably gonna have 6 or 7 ML files before its all over. I always run a current ML. I always do a "who's number one" with the classic teams but I sto after the first season because it doesn't feel right importing new players into that world. Now I can use the historic classes to add a new wrinkle. I also do a ML with the all time college players. Now I can import that old draft class file to that as "recruits". Man, the options. Ok. I'm done now. Off to Madden for a few hours, I hope...
    Considering the effort they've put in giving us all these historical draft classes, I wonder if we'll be able to reset current NBA records this year. It would be strange if Kareem has the all-time points record as a rookie, and whether he would start adding to it or just start a separate tally. The ability to adjust the starting year would be cool too.
    Out of everything in the blog I think I'm the most excited for Player DNA. I like to create draft classes based off players that I play with in real life and using real players DNA as a starting template is going to save a ton of time. Basically, now all I'm going to have to do is copy an NBA players DNA, update their appearance and vitals, then tweak a few things to make them a little different than the NBA player.
    As for my personal CAP DNA - hello, rookie Larry Bird :bump:
    These guys eyes have to almost roll out of their sockets when they hear something like "2K doesnt pay any attention to the hardcore fans, just "fantasy" modes" ...
    A lot of this is for the very, very hard core.
    Some of these options are even over my head....goodness...
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    Of course we have to wait how it will work in the game, but all these new sliders sound awesome, the level of customization in MyLeague becomes just insane and I love it.
    Sounds like this year will be a huge step forward in terms of Rosters Building and Player Progression/Regression.
    We can now adjust Progression/Regression for every attribute - this is huge for me, was on my wish list for years, finally no more declining in IQ-Attributes or Attributes like Passing (or at least I can now control the regression) :59:
    Also love the historic draft classes.
    Man every year I want to skip NBA 2K, but every year the MyLeague blog gets me.
    jeremym480
    Out of everything in the blog I think I'm the most excited for Player DNA. I like to create draft classes based off players that I play with in real life and using real players DNA as a starting template is going to save a ton of time. Basically, now all I'm going to have to do is copy an NBA players DNA, update their appearance and vitals, then tweak a few things to make them a little different than the NBA player.
    As for my personal CAP DNA - hello, rookie Larry Bird :bump:

    Oh yeah, the amount of wish-fulfillment in this is HUGE. Admittedly, we're likely to miss a few important legends (Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller, to name a few) but the vast majority of the best historical players -- or at least the best, most well known -- should be represented.
    And -- this is a total assumption -- but if we have the ability to import historical draft classes of historical players, one would hope that 2K took the time to run the historical player models through the new CAP system to polish them up some (because, let's face it, some of the legends look better IRL right now than their digital models have in the last few years).
    This is truly incredible! These guys just get it! The amount of customization and depth is incredible. I was playing EA access Madden yesterday and the lack of gameplay sliders with no changes stood out. Having a plethora of sliders like these to customize our experience and search for the most realistic set in given area in today's day and age can't be overlooked! The ability to set some of these for individual players? That is insane! Not only does 2K set the bar high, but they are never satisfied and continue to take it to the next level! All other sports games need to strive to be a 1/4 of what 2K gives us. Kudos to Erick, Dave, & Leftos! :appl::appl::appl:ANDDDDDD Congrats to all those online league guys (me included)!
    vtcrb
    Amazing news for me as a Roster maker that we will have CAP Sharing & Face Sculpting. Everything else is icing on the cake.

    I missed this... So, there is CAP sharing?
    vannwolfhawk
    This is truly incredible! These guys just get it! The amount of customization and depth is incredible. I was playing EA access Madden yesterday and the lack of gameplay sliders with no changes stood out. Having a plethora of sliders like these to customize our experience and search for the most realistic set in given area in today's day and age can't be overlooked! The ability to set some of these my individual players? That is insane! Not only does 2K set the bar high, but they are never satisfied and continue to take it to the next level! All other sports games need to strive to be a 1/4 of what 2K gives us. Kudos to Erick, Dave, & Leftos! :appl::appl::appl:ANDDDDDD Congrats to all those online league guys (me included)!
    Only question I have is are CAP's shareable through 2K share this year?

    Yes you can share CAPS!!!!!!!!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍
    I wonder if one of the options in MyLeague is to decrease the amount of teams in the league. This would be incredible for historical rosters and for myself who is hoping to eventually have a game where I can have a WNBA franchise with the 12 teams.
    Killuminati
    I wonder if one of the options in MyLeague is to decrease the amount of teams in the league. This would be incredible for historical rosters and for myself who is hoping to eventually have a game where I can have a WNBA franchise with the 12 teams.

    Yea i mean i wonder if it's in or not as it's a big part of MLO running,too..
    trekfan
    Oh yeah, the amount of wish-fulfillment in this is HUGE. Admittedly, we're likely to miss a few important legends (Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller, to name a few) but the vast majority of the best historical players -- or at least the best, most well known -- should be represented.

    And -- this is a total assumption -- but if we have the ability to import historical draft classes of historical players, one would hope that 2K took the time to run the historical player models through the new CAP system to polish them up some (because, let's face it, some of the legends look better IRL right now than their digital models have in the last few years).

    I believe they said you can add CAPs to historical draft classes so hopefully with the improved CAP system we will be able to create some accurate looking players to fill I'm the missing players. Looking forward to seeing what the community is able to create with the new tools.
    mrcsch
    Did he also confirm that you could use the looks of players? Kinda like cyberfaces? Or did I read it wrong?

    Looks confirmed from what he said:
    I detailed our new incredibly robust Create Player feature up above. Player DNA is a new feature that ties into it in that it that allows you to download, create, and/or share templates of created players via Edit Player to use in custom rosters or draft classes. With Player DNA, you can choose to import everything about any player (past or present), just the player’s likeness, or just the player’s attributes.
    You may find this handy when creating a draft class and you want to create a player in the mold of another player. Or perhaps you just want to create yourself while giving yourself every detail of LeBron’s game. This is yet another feature created at the request of you, our fans; we look forwarding to see what you can all do with it!
    First time poster... long time follower.
    This was an incredible read... I am an avid Myleague fan and some things stood out.
    * Cant wait to see the list of rule changes they have available (1-16!!!)
    * The mentor ship feature is amazing... I was hoping for some edits to how a guy can acquire some badges.
    * Importing historical draft classes is amazing
    * CAP being fixed is good (did it talk about editing wingspan?)
    I am all kinds of amped up. I look forward to being an active member of the forum for 2k19
    Go Celtics!
    The MyLeague team never ceases to amaze me man. This just shows that they hear our requests and sometimes it takes time to implement them within the video game setting. I am beyond impressed with the free agent sliders and progression sliders, and custom award selection (the biggest things i have been asking for the last few years). I dont even know what they could possibly do from here going forward aside from fine tuning these features. Take my money now.
    ataman5
    Yea i mean i wonder if it's in or not as it's a big part of MLO running,too..

    I would buy the game in a heart beat if you can drop the amount of teams to 12 lol
    My fall back plan has always been to create a women's college basketball roster but I really don't have the time to edit 30 teams lol
    If they ever make it to where you can decrease the amount of teams then I'll finally be able to make my WNBA roster and my ACC roster, and I'll be all set for life lol
    Have we all arrived to "please shut up and take my money 2k!" :59:
    And am i allowed to cry for joy? as i'm speaking with Ame at the same time thru WP and we're like "We made it!" LOL! Ahaha it's our time now! :D
    MLO FOR LIFE!
    Two little nuggets I gleaned from the blog:
    1. Summer League formatted to reflect real life tournament structure.
    2. Teams that do not make the playoffs can be placed in their own tournament with the winner receiving the # 1 draft pick.
    scottyp180
    I believe they said you can add CAPs to historical draft classes so hopefully with the improved CAP system we will be able to create some accurate looking players to fill I'm the missing players. Looking forward to seeing what the community is able to create with the new tools.

    That is a very good point. The new CAP tools should help bridge the gap for legends that are missing -- assuming the draft classes are fully editable outside of MyLeague (and that's a safe assumption because who edits the classes in MyLeague? That's a painstaking process), than in theory users can recreate legends that are missing and do so without having to resort to less-than-ideal workarounds (like renaming Monta Ellis to Reggie Miller). The below from Mazique emphasizes that:
    Thes draft classes will be editable so that you're able to fill in the gaps for players 2K doesn't have a license to use. I still don't know if the players from the draft classes will be accessible in any other aspect of the game for roster building. You will, however, be able to edit the legends, but not their ages.
    spike83
    Two little nuggets I gleaned from the blog:
    1. Summer League formatted to reflect real life tournament structure.
    2. Teams that do not make the playoffs can be placed in their own tournament with the winner receiving the # 1 draft pick.

    #2 is incredible! Personally I would love this to be how it is handled in real life
    Forgot to mention this earlier but the mentorship thing sounds really cool too. I had Damian Lillard in My MyLeague in 2k18 and would have loved for him to mentor Gerardo Esparsa (a point guard I drafted). Really neat feature that I'll definitely use.
    Interested to see who the highest rated prospect is, and how they deal with rating rookies like Kareem ot LeBron. Kareems gotta be the highes rookie, right?
    spike83
    Two little nuggets I gleaned from the blog:
    2. Teams that do not make the playoffs can be placed in their own tournament with the winner receiving the # 1 draft pick.

    I love this idea. I wouldn't want it to happen in the real NBA, but in the game it sounds incredibly fun to fight it out for that #1 pick.
    spike83
    Two little nuggets I gleaned from the blog:
    2. Teams that do not make the playoffs can be placed in their own tournament with the winner receiving the # 1 draft pick.

    I'm definitely doing this. I just hope it works well with the 1-16 seed format as well. All of this stuff sounds great but I'm expecting a few things to not work properly at launch.
    spike83
    Two little nuggets I gleaned from the blog:
    1. Summer League formatted to reflect real life tournament structure.
    2. Teams that do not make the playoffs can be placed in their own tournament with the winner receiving the # 1 draft pick.

    Lol this idea in real life would be bad. Imagine the Nuggets missing the playoffs and then getting the first pick because the demolish the other non playoff teams
    MLO is worth the wait!!! I am so happy right now. It's been a long road for online league. 4 years ago seems so far but well worth the wait. I can't believe I am reading what I am reading. The amount of customization is insane for an ONLINE league.
    I can't wait to dive into the full blog but everything I have read is honestly too much. Bravo!!!
    UnbelievablyRAW
    Lol this idea in real life would be bad. Imagine the Nuggets missing the playoffs and then getting the first pick because the demolish the other non playoff teams

    Lol good point
    Maybe they could have the bottom 2 teams go head to head for the #1 pick. That would be an intense game
    swimfunk
    MLO is worth the wait!!! I am so happy right now. It's been a long road for online league. 4 years ago seems so far but well worth the wait. I can't believe I am reading what I am reading. The amount of customization is insane for an ONLINE league.
    I can't wait to dive into the full blog but everything I have read is honestly too much. Bravo!!!

    I can't grasp all and think what it really means imported offline to MLO in full flesh, i just can't i need answers, lol. :D :D :D
    I know this doesn't add much, but just blown away at what they do for franchise every year. Just a stunning amount of customization to suit any player. Can't wait for the game! Kudos to this dev team! :appl:
    I just truly have to take a step back and ingest all of it. I've reread it twice this morning. The amount of options and customization is absolutely insane. It's nearly overwhelming, but in a great way.
    I'm truly astounded by the depth surrounding the mode, and how the team listened to the complaints, listened to the feedback, and FIXED what we were asking for.
    Bruh.....
    No for real, 2K? I'm speechless right now. I just read through this thing for the first time and I don't even think I can comprehend what I just saw. It's going to take me at least 4 times to really digest everything.
    Historical draft classes though? Come on, son.
    A tournament to determine who gets the #1 pick in the draft?
    Editing trade values?
    Man, I can't. They already got my $100. I'd give them $200 just based on this info alone. Outdid yourselves yet again.
    Absolutely wow'ed.
    They really did some great things here and took the criticism seriously. I am not an expert slider person, but I know some of you are and I cannot wait to include your tinkering into my own MyLeague.
    This was just an incredible piece of work by the team.
    It often frustrated me whe nI hear people say they dont listen to the community. I think they do, I think they are just strategic about how the implement and when they implement. For example, MLO could have been done last year, but maybe they needed the trial of some new features so that it didnt go completely screwy.
    Either way, they clearly had the full MLO immersion on a long term trakc. While it sucked to wait, I think it's going to go smoothly and can't wait to be apart of it.
    Well done 2k!
    eaterofworlds888
    Forgot to mention this earlier but the mentorship thing sounds really cool too. I had Damian Lillard in My MyLeague in 2k18 and would have loved for him to mentor Gerardo Esparsa (a point guard I drafted). Really neat feature that I'll definitely use.

    This is probably the most underrated addition from comments I've seen online.
    I personally love this kind of stuff. I'm a Raptors fan and I love how Kawhi is now going to be able to mentor OG in real life with his sky-high perimiter D potential. Now I can do it in the game! Friggin awesome.
    It adds a lot of immersion if you want to build a certain style.
    cjacks17
    This is probably the most underrated addition from comments I've seen online.
    I personally love this kind of stuff. I'm a Raptors fan and I love how Kawhi is now going to be able to mentor OG in real life with his sky-high perimiter D potential. Now I can do it in the game! Friggin awesome.
    It adds a lot of immersion if you want to build a certain style.

    Ya, definitely a cool edition. Maybe it's worth signing the 41 year old Vince Carter now to a 1 year contract like IRL...
    swimfunk
    MLO is worth the wait!!! I am so happy right now. It's been a long road for online league. 4 years ago seems so far but well worth the wait. I can't believe I am reading what I am reading. The amount of customization is insane for an ONLINE league.
    I can't wait to dive into the full blog but everything I have read is honestly too much. Bravo!!!

    "Siri, play God Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts"
    "And now on to the fantastical. The other rule change I want to call out (that is an office favorite) is one we have added that creates the concept of a lottery tournament. When this rule is activated, the teams that do not make the playoffs enter into their own bracket. The stakes? The stakes are high! The winner of the lottery tournament will land the #1 pick in the draft, while the remaining lottery picks will be determined by placement in the tournament. Tankers need not apply here! We actually have a few variants on this rule change where the top pick or top 2 picks are determined by the tournament (the loser in the Finals gets that #2 pick), while the remainder of the lottery picks are determined by team record."
    This idea is absolutely amazing and the NBA should adapt this rule immediately. Throw all lottery teams into a pool. Completely randomize who plays who to minimize teams trying to purposely be the 9th seed in their conference and think they have a easy path to the Final. Make it a one-off tourney right after the NBA Finals ends and you have a two week NBA-March Madness tourney for the #1 draft pick. Please tell me there are no drawbacks to this!!!!
    vannwolfhawk
    Ya, definitely a cool edition. Maybe it's worth signing the 41 year old Vince Carter now to a 1 year contract like IRL...

    Agreed. I'm interested to see how it works, but I have some high hopes.
    The blog mentions a players Work Ethic. Is that the announcement of a new attribute or something, or was that in 2K18 and I never noticed it?
    hyretic
    The blog mentions a players Work Ethic. Is that the announcement of a new attribute or something, or was that in 2K18 and I never noticed it?

    Speculation: I believe that's referring to the High Work Ethic and Legendary Work Ethic mental badges, already in the game -- though perhaps they've taken that and made it an actual attribute (possibly as an addition or replacement to Intangibles within the player's attribute record).
    trekfan
    Speculation: I believe that's referring to the High Work Ethic and Legendary Work Ethic mental badges, already in the game -- though perhaps they've taken that and made it an actual attribute (possibly as an addition or replacement to Intangibles within the player's attribute record).

    Ah yeah, you're probably right. I forgot about those.
    So much stuff to take in I don't even know where to start 2k gets me hyped every year.... and I haven't even finished reading it all yet. I had to go walk around the plant at work to get my thoughts together
    Mannnn as a MyLeague guy I'm loving this. Especially since I just had a kid and dont have time to play every game. I can go into full GM mode and customize everything to my liking
    UnbelievablyRAW
    Lol this idea in real life would be bad. Imagine the Nuggets missing the playoffs and then getting the first pick because the demolish the other non playoff teams

    Wouldn't that promote even more parity? Instead of a 20 win magic team getting the pick, it goes to a 40 win nuggets team, that with the addition of that #1 pick now propels to the 4th seed next year, and possibly takes on the top teams.
    Chemthethriller
    Wouldn't that promote even more parity? Instead of a 20 win magic team getting the pick, it goes to a 40 win nuggets team, that with the addition of that #1 pick now propels to the 4th seed next year, and possibly takes on the top teams.

    Then what happens to the Magic? They're terrible for another year, and with no hope of getting a top pick. Teams might stay terrible for decades.
    My only disappointment is the still G-League isn’t playable but I like everything else about the game.
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    midwestking100
    One thing I would've like to have seen is the ability to edit NBA shorts. But everything else is spot on.
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    I talked with Brian about this, he didn't say anything about the shorts, but did say a lot of what you read in this article is the "basics" and that there could be video on create aspects coming soon.
    Im really crossing my fingers for the official blog. Want to dive deep into this.
    From the video though- REALLY EXCITED about possibly getting in game injuries now. its been absent for a few years
    vannwolfhawk
    I'm now waiting for all the madden guys to come over here and read this and start crying and wonder what could be?! LOL :popcorn: :duck:

    I m a football fan who loves franchise mode in any sports game and i dont like watch nba specialy the way that the competion works, but this game is insane good, the ea madden **** looks like 10-year-old game compared to, the options and customization that this game has is crazy, i sure this make a lot of fans who dont watch nba maybe be a potential fans in future, good for the NBA to allow this customization and imersion, the NFL is too extrictly with the options to add to games.
    this game is a preorder for sure
    InRodWeTrust
    Player mentorship and the ability to stop IQ from regressing as fast is going to make older players so much more valuable in MyLeague.

    For example i wonder if we have the same ability in MLO.
    Believe me that back 2k14 i guess i was trading old guys in Online League just for this purpose like i remeber that i traded Derek Fisher in for Irving to get more mature and ofcourse i know that this didn't affect at all then yet now, wow. So is it in MLO,too? Please....
    Junior Moe
    Did Erick say that scanned faces can have their hair edited now in the youtube video with Mazique?
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    Yeah, he also specifically said in the blog, "import everything about any player (past or present)" which leads me to believe that he was talking about actual players and not MyPlayer face scans.
    Junior Moe
    Did Erick say that scanned faces can have their hair edited now in the youtube video with Mazique?
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    Yeah I mentioned the same thing in the CAP system thread. It seems like it might be the case, although he could have thought that Brian was talking about MyPlayer face scans.
    So much to digest, but this what stood out to me.
    -Glad to see we have the option to play GM Mode without having to follow the story aspect.
    -The historical draft classes sound like a great addition.
    -Mentorship component could be really cool.
    Hopefully the new CAP system lets us adjust the nose/eyebrows/mouth so that it can align with our face scans. Similar to WWE 2K's CAW system.
    That would solve a ton a problems the system has with making face scans look weird.
    Info hits you like

    I was trying to think of what to say, but this is so overwhelmingly deep that i woke up just going

    - Thank You Eric,Leftos, daveZ and whomever else we don't know about.
    You guys are the pure expression of #SimNation
    - Im happy for the MLO online guys who have patiently and frustratingly waited for this moment. Play and never look back.

    - This mode is like a game all by itself and there is no way you should even let stale or lazy come out of your mouth... add innovative in there though while you're at it.
    You could literally just play with the options the mode offers and not touch the game for days. There is no way you can see this and not see us simplayers still being represented at 2k.
    There are just too many things named here to even comment on, but kudos to the team. THIS is how you open a show! Looking forward to the rest of the team releasing equally mind blowing blogs.
    So many features in this blog that there are some that will be completely underrated but a massive addition to the game.
    Thanks SIMballer and crew... I can see the passion and MJ like psychotic affinity for winning in this one.
    Oh and I gotta throw a gif in there for my man LD2K

    PRORDER #NBA2K19 Now!
    September 7th Please, HURRY
    A couple things on the below from the end of the article/blog.
    1- We can create a lineup like the Hampton Five. Can this be done within a roster? If so, will the CPU use it?
    2- Erick says he helped work on another area and am I reading into this that he said that after the lineups? Or was that just the end of the blog and a quick note? I am hoping that they worked on the substitution logic. Advanced rotations, deep bench guys subbed in in late blowout games to assure sim stats for the whole team, etc... If bench guys get hot do they (CPU teams) ride them out a bit? I am really hoping this is what Erick was talking about. Regardless wherever he go's and whatever he touches I know it will be well done!
    On-The-Fly Lineups
    This is a quick and nifty little feature that allows you to set quick lineups for different types of situations (Quickness/Fast players, Best Defenders, Best 3-PT Shooters, Best Free Throw Shooters, A full Bench lineup, Your Tallest Players, and a Custom lineup slot that you can use to make your own On-The-Fly Lineup). These lineups are all easily customized by you, the user, and are very easily accessed in-game by pressing down to activating the On-The-Fly-Coaching (OTFC) feature. I’ve found these to be very helpful and simple to use.
    P.S. This is not the last you will hear from me this year. I’ve actually spent a lot of time helping to revitalize another aspect of the game that I am incredibly eager to tell you about (and I will!). Stay tuned and I’ll see you again before the game launches on September 7th!
    The idea of a tourney for the lottery has always been awful, and I will definitely enact it in 2K to just burn everything down. Imagine my Wolves or Grizzlies just miss the playoffs, beat down every other team, you load up an 03 draft, or 98, or 96, or 84 and they can get a Bron, a Kobe or Nash or KG, an AI, a Hakeem or Michael.
    Whew
    For MyLeague and MyGM alone, I'm buying this game.
    Question: does anyone know if MyLeague Online allows you to do a league with just two or three human users and the other 27 or so teams controlled by CPU?
    I've never played MyLeague Online in prior years and didn't see it mentioned in the blog (maybe I missed it though).
    ranger91
    Question: does anyone know if MyLeague Online allows you to do a league with just two or three human users and the other 27 or so teams controlled by CPU?

    Yes, thats possible.
    vannwolfhawk
    A couple things on the below from the end of the article/blog.
    1- We can create a lineup like the Hampton Five. Can this be done within a roster? If so, will the CPU use it?
    2- Erick says he helped work on another area and am I reading into this that he said that after the lineups? Or was that just the end of the blog and a quick note? I am hoping that they worked on the substitution logic. Advanced rotations, deep bench guys subbed in in late blowout games to assure sim stats for the whole team, etc... If bench guys get hot do they (CPU teams) ride them out a bit? I am really hoping this is what Erick was talking about. Regardless wherever he go's and whatever he touches I know it will be well done!
    On-The-Fly Lineups
    This is a quick and nifty little feature that allows you to set quick lineups for different types of situations (Quickness/Fast players, Best Defenders, Best 3-PT Shooters, Best Free Throw Shooters, A full Bench lineup, Your Tallest Players, and a Custom lineup slot that you can use to make your own On-The-Fly Lineup). These lineups are all easily customized by you, the user, and are very easily accessed in-game by pressing down to activating the On-The-Fly-Coaching (OTFC) feature. I’ve found these to be very helpful and simple to use.
    P.S. This is not the last you will hear from me this year. I’ve actually spent a lot of time helping to revitalize another aspect of the game that I am incredibly eager to tell you about (and I will!). Stay tuned and I’ll see you again before the game launches on September 7th!

    Yeah man, happy to see on-the-fly-lineups.
    We had this already on last gen, but they took it out, good that they brought it back.
    And I really really hope he talks about Advanced Rotations, when he said he helped work on another area.
    This could be an awesome feature, if it works correctly.
    Newlegacy
    The idea of a tourney for the lottery has always been awful, and I will definitely enact it in 2K to just burn everything down. Imagine my Wolves or Grizzlies just miss the playoffs, beat down every other team, you load up an 03 draft, or 98, or 96, or 84 and they can get a Bron, a Kobe or Nash or KG, an AI, a Hakeem or Michael.
    Whew
    For MyLeague and MyGM alone, I'm buying this game.

    What I think would be kind of cool and this is obviously hypothetical but if the NBA had the lottery immediately after the season ended. Then the top 4 teams (bottom 4 teams) had like 1 game survive and advance final 4 like for the top 4 picks from the lottery. Maybe you do this for the top 8 teams? This eliminates the Nuggets example as having a shot as they barely missed the playoffs. Then you could feasibly play these games 1 week after the season. The way it's constructed now with lottery a month or 2 after the season it's not even feasible. It would be interesting and avoid tanking and add some drama... Just a thought and fantasy thinking out loud...
    PeacemanNOT
    I get the excitement, but do you guys never learn? You know it's bad when long term members of OS are saying to pre-order the game... come on man.


    You serious dawg?
    You must've not been around here much to even know what that means :lol:
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    You serious dawg?
    You must've not been around here much to even know what that means :lol:

    Doesn't matter if I don't understand some reference, a lot of people won't either. You're getting ahead yourself. Sure this is great for franchise guys, but there are so many aspects of the game.
    Do not pre-order anything, don't be fooled again year after year.
    PeacemanNOT
    Doesn't matter if I don't understand some reference, a lot of people won't either. You're getting ahead yourself. Sure this is great for franchise guys, but there are so many aspects of the game.
    Do not pre-order anything, don't be fooled again year after year.

    I dont care if others dont undestand, it makes me no difference.
    You go ahead and be a griper on your own my dude
    Find another game that puts this much in a franchise mode then we can talk
    #NBA2K offers the most comprehensive franchise mode EVER in a sports basketball simulation.
    #THANK YOU LD2K
    InRodWeTrust
    Mannnn as a MyLeague guy I'm loving this. Especially since I just had a kid and dont have time to play every game. I can go into full GM mode and customize everything to my liking

    I am already thinking of ideas with the sliders to make it customizeable... Adjust sliders so aging VETS get signed by contenders! I love it
    23
    I dont care if others dont undestand, it makes me no difference.
    You go ahead and be a griper on your own my dude
    Find another game that puts this much in a franchise mode then we can talk
    #NBA2K offers the most comprehensive franchise mode EVER in a sports basketball simulation.
    #THANK YOU LD2K

    Did I say any other game produces as good as a franchise mode as 2K does... no. What they've done is amazing, but we're talking about pre-orders man. What's much of an amazing franchise mode if the gameplay isn't any good.
    I don't know what it is, but a lot of old users on here tend to defend the game way too much. Any criticism is shot down immediately. Year after year people get fooled into pre-ordering, just don't do it. Wait and see how the rest of the game is before deciding.
    Man with the CAP sharing and historical draft classes, I really hope they let us edit short length for classic teams/players. It would be such a missed opportunity If we still can’t.
    I’d be totally cool if we get ability to edit short length and never get another classic team again. The community will takeover the classic teams.
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    ranger91
    Question: does anyone know if MyLeague Online allows you to do a league with just two or three human users and the other 27 or so teams controlled by CPU?
    I've never played MyLeague Online in prior years and didn't see it mentioned in the blog (maybe I missed it though).

    Or between different platforms?
    I've never been an online player but I have been streaming on Twitch and would love to get into an MLO league with other twitch streamers. Could be so much fun. Imagine having a draft with all the teams live streaming on twitch.......
    DJ
    -Glad to see we have the option to play GM Mode without having to follow the story aspect.

    Would love to see this for MyCareer too, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
    Yea as great as this all sounds I don't think I'm buying at launch. I put A LOT of time into 2k18 and expect to this year too but there were a lot of problems with CAPs cloning and having 7'5 Point guards and things at launch. I'll likely wait a week or two to see how these new features work and probably give time for the first patch or two to fix some things if need be. If all's good though I'll definitely be buying not too long after launch. Definitely looking forward to what looks like to be a well-worthy experience.
    ApolloKids
    Very small takeaway but looks like maybe we are going back to headshots instead of the action shots? I love that.

    Hopefully this means they updated everyone's headshots. No more outdated four year old headshots when we go into a simulated game.
    PeacemanNOT
    Did I say any other game produces as good as a franchise mode as 2K does... no. What they've done is amazing, but we're talking about pre-orders man. What's much of an amazing franchise mode if the gameplay isn't any good.
    I don't know what it is, but a lot of old users on here tend to defend the game way too much. Any criticism is shot down immediately. Year after year people get fooled into pre-ordering, just don't do it. Wait and see how the rest of the game is before deciding.
    No you're just mad at my post and don't even understand the reference.
    You're not looking too good right now man just fall back.
    I don't really need your commentary, just focus on the topic and back away from the keyboard.
    I'm honestly not interested in going back and forth with you and I'll show you better than I can tell you if you don't stop posting off topic
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    No you're just mad at my post and don't even understand the reference.
    You're not looking too good right now man just fall back.
    I don't really need your commentary, just focus on the topic and back away from the keyboard.
    I'm honestly not interested in going back and forth with you and I'll show you better than I can tell you if you don't stop posting off topic
    Sent from my LG-LS998 using Tapatalk

    I'm sorry I don't understand the "reference", so if it's just a meme or something that's understandable. You've proved my point regardless, but I'll stop going back and forth. I'm excited for the new franchise features just like you, but surely you can understand some of my constraints.
    PeacemanNOT
    Did I say any other game produces as good as a franchise mode as 2K does... no. What they've done is amazing, but we're talking about pre-orders man. What's much of an amazing franchise mode if the gameplay isn't any good.
    I don't know what it is, but a lot of old users on here tend to defend the game way too much. Any criticism is shot down immediately. Year after year people get fooled into pre-ordering, just don't do it. Wait and see how the rest of the game is before deciding.

    I for one am highly critical in voicing my opinion on things I think can be added, things that need looking into, areas I think they can improve, etc... BUT, when props are due you give it, and props are most definitely due in this scenario and from this blog alone! That being said 2K has earned our trust IMO and is always adding on multiple areas of the game. If you compare other AAA titles that didn't even add in all modes what 2K just added in 1 area of their game. LOL! I can't wait for DaCzar & OG's gameplay & AI blogs now, but I know with 1000% certainty I will probably have the same feeling I had in reading this blog and not be left disappointed. I get what you are saying in wait and see to hear all the news before making a buying decision, but for me and with 2K's track record I'm buying regardless to support the devs, the game, and the dedication they show in a yearly cycle year in and year out! It's incredible how much they add in that time. I have always been a guy who would want 100 things done every year that are new that can be built on in the future as opposed to adding just 3-5 things that were fully fleshed out and never touched on for another 4-5 years. Add to all that, this is an area a lot of gamers care about and where they spend maybe 100% of their time. If this is your thing and where you will be 99% of the time this is absolutely a pre order from reading this blog.
    But, to each their own...
    eaterofworlds888
    Yea as great as this all sounds I don't think I'm buying at launch. I put A LOT of time into 2k18 and expect to this year too but there were a lot of problems with CAPs cloning and having 7'5 Point guards and things at launch. I'll likely wait a week or two to see how these new features work and probably give time for the first patch or two to fix some things if need be. If all's good though I'll definitely be buying not too long after launch. Definitely looking forward to what looks like to be a well-worthy experience.

    No, that's the wisest choice and one I'm doing as well. All the props and compliments to the MyLeague team this year (and virtually every year since 2K16 on), but I remember launch last year and BOY was it rough.
    MyLeague wasn't really ready to go until about a month after the game came out, and even then there were lingering issues that didn't get solved.
    We need gameplay to be revealed, then we need it tested by people who know it (SamPham), and then we need to see how MyLeague actually plays. All the features they added are amazing on paper, but every new thing added to something like this has a chance to throw off something else; there's lot of complex code involved here.
    I'm on the "Wait and See" approach. Frankly, this fall is just loaded with games that deserve attention so I'm punting on an early order and we'll see where the game stands in November, when the first set of (inevitable) patches hit.
    But that does nothing to take away from the effort put into it. I'm passing on a preorder not as a form of protest, I'm just not convinced after the miserable experience last year and after being an early adopter the last three years ... I need a damned break, lol. 2K18 is still doing fine for me in MyLeague.
    vannwolfhawk
    I for one am highly critical in voicing my opinion on things I think can be added, things that need looking into, areas I think they can improve, etc... BUT, when props are due you give it, and props are most definitely due in this scenario and from this blog alone! That being said 2K has earned our trust IMO and is always adding on multiple areas of the game. If you compare other AAA titles that didn't even add in all modes what 2K just added in 1 area of their game. LOL! I can't wait for DaCzar & OG's gameplay & AI blogs now, but I know with 1000% certainty I will probably have the same feeling I had in reading this blog and not be left disappointed. I get what you are saying in wait and see to hear all the news before making a buying decision, but for me and with 2K's track record I'm buying regardless to support the devs, the game, and the dedication they show in a yearly cycle year in and year out! It's incredible how much they add in that time. I have always been a guy who would want 100 things done every year that are new that can be built on in the future as opposed to adding just 3-5 things that were fully fleshed out and never touched on for another 4-5 years. Add to all that, this is an area a lot of gamers care about and where they spend maybe 100% of their time. If this is your thing and where you will be 99% of the time this is absolutely a pre order from reading this blog.
    But, to each their own...

    I've found some fantastic things in that blog, mentorship seems really fun and interesting, probably the thing I found the best there, also it seems to me that they are not using those in action whole body pics that they've been using for the last couple of years but they are using photos from chest to above, I really hate these portraits they've been using, I also hope these pics don't become generic if you trade players.
    But I agree with peacemanNOT that the gameplay is the most important thing and MyLeague just doesn't work for me if I find the gameplay lacking.
    Regarding the blogs, I was so hyped after Scotts blog last year where he was talking about how the defense is improved and smart and sophisticated just to be disappointed later and at the end it made the game too easy for me. I knew that If I needed a win I could just play that game instead of simulating it and most of the times I'd win even if I was facing a superior team.
    This blog was great, but I think everybody who isn't sure if he/she should buy the game should wait for the demo.
    That Live Free Agency period for MLO sounds like a blast man. I can't imagine you and 3 other GM's all vying for Lebron to come play for you... seeing those offers come in and experiencing the virtual heartache over him not signing haha.
    trekfan
    No, that's the wisest choice and one I'm doing as well. All the props and compliments to the MyLeague team this year (and virtually every year since 2K16 on), but I remember launch last year and BOY was it rough.
    MyLeague wasn't really ready to go until about a month after the game came out, and even then there were lingering issues that didn't get solved.
    We need gameplay to be revealed, then we need it tested by people who know it (SamPham), and then we need to see how MyLeague actually plays. All the features they added are amazing on paper, but every new thing added to something like this has a chance to throw off something else; there's lot of complex code involved here.
    I'm on the "Wait and See" approach. Frankly, this fall is just loaded with games that deserve attention so I'm punting on an early order and we'll see where the game stands in November, when the first set of (inevitable) patches hit.
    But that does nothing to take away from the effort put into it. I'm passing on a preorder not as a form of protest, I'm just not convinced after the miserable experience last year and after being an early adopter the last three years ... I need a damned break, lol. 2K18 is still doing fine for me in MyLeague.

    Exactly my thoughts but I think you were able to put it into better words. Just because I'm not pre-ordering doesn't mean I don't appreciate the effort 2k put in. All of this stuff sounds amazing and I absolutely appreciate it as an almost exclusively offline MyLeague guy. I just want to be able to head into it without having to restart because of something not working properly. I had to restart my MyLeague a few times last year in the first month because of cloning players and it was definitely aggravating. The feature of drafting foreign players that play overseas a few more years was definitely worth some of the aggravation though. I used it a couple times and it definitely paid off into helping to build my team.
    Johnnythelegend
    I've found some fantastic things in that blog, mentorship seems really fun and interesting, probably the thing I found the best there, also it seems to me that they are not using those in action whole body pics that they've been using for the last couple of years but they are using photos from chest to above, I really hate these portraits they've been using, I also hope these pics don't become generic if you trade players.
    But I agree with peacemanNOT that the gameplay is the most important thing and MyLeague just doesn't work for me if I find the gameplay lacking.
    Regarding the blogs, I was so hyped after Scotts blog last year where he was talking about how the defense is improved and smart and sophisticated just to be disappointed later and at the end it made the game too easy for me. I knew that If I needed a win I could just play that game instead of simulating it and most of the times I'd win even if I was facing a superior team.
    This blog was great, but I think everybody who isn't sure if he/she should buy the game should wait for the demo.

    I get it... Whats crazy though is I didn't get the experience a lot of others did with gameplay. When you really dive into the sliders for gameplay or with coaching adjustments for the CPU in my league I guarantee you a lot of complaints can be fixed. Things like help defense, playbooks, etc. I had the best CPU playing games I have ever had in a 2K game that felt like I was playing another USER. I didn't have blow by issues with sliders and if it did happen the team help defense slider (which you could only adjust in my league) provided a completely different experience as opposed to not editing it. I'd run into a shot blocking big and very rarely have a open lane or wide open roll man on the PNR. But in fairness it was heavily edited. The great part with 2K is the customization they give us not just in my league but in all areas of the game through sliders. It is really unprecedented territory as deep as they go to give us those tools. Other games don't have 5% of the sliders 2K give us to customize our experience. I just think most people don't go down that path which is why I see the differences in opinions that vary imo. But again to each their own. I will be diving in on September 7th, but I DO understand the skepticism you refer to in waiting. I might be in minority (actually I know I am) but I rarely play the game for the 1st month or 2 anyways as I'm tweaking things so I guess by the time I really start playing (when playbooks are tested & done for every team as well as finding a good slider set for myself) then some areas are already fixed through a patch...
    eaterofworlds888
    Exactly my thoughts but I think you were able to put it into better words. Just because I'm not pre-ordering doesn't mean I don't appreciate the effort 2k put in. All of this stuff sounds amazing and I absolutely appreciate it as an almost exclusively offline MyLeague guy. I just want to be able to head into it without having to restart because of something not working properly. I had to restart my MyLeague a few times last year in the first month because of cloning players and it was definitely aggravating. The feature of drafting foreign players that play overseas a few more years was definitely worth some of the aggravation though. I used it a couple times and it definitely paid off into helping to build my team.

    Oh yes, I'm doing a complete rebuild of the Suns this time around and am using that feature, as I imagine they intended it -- when I started my ML last October, that feature was still wonky (I recently concluded that a month ago), so this version of ML plays like a whole new one to me! So many things that are working as I expected day 1 with 2K18.
    I hope against hope we don't have a lot of that this time around -- I know they'll likely be some minor bugs and glitches, as there always are, but I really want people to get a great day 1 experience, just so the narrative of "2K suks game is sameaz last yr! Roster updtae trash!" can be firmly put to bed.
    2K is the standard for sports gaming -- yes, even over MLB the Show, whose recent iterations have been more stagnant, IMO. Everyone is at least two years behind them and that standard of excellence should be recognized, not compared to EA who's just FINALLY starting to understand that franchise players are still important after spending the near-last decade kicking them in the nether-regions.
    jeremym480
    Out of everything in the blog I think I'm the most excited for Player DNA. I like to create draft classes based off players that I play with in real life and using real players DNA as a starting template is going to save a ton of time. Basically, now all I'm going to have to do is copy an NBA players DNA, update their appearance and vitals, then tweak a few things to make them a little different than the NBA player.
    As for my personal CAP DNA - hello, rookie Larry Bird :bump:

    trekfan
    Looks confirmed from what he said:

    does this mean i can finally look like Iverson now??? if so..i want to cry now..
    OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!
    Thank you 2K! These new improvements sound incredible! Now, if I could just hear what improvements have been made to jersey and arena creations....
    hyretic
    Would love to see this for MyCareer too, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

    Create a player in Mylegaue and let CPU handle everything and player lock on your created player. If your on PC u can even copy your mycareer roster into mylegaue and keep your personal cyberface. Its honestly the best way to play a real "career mode" without all the story crap.
    vannwolfhawk
    I get it... Whats crazy though is I didn't get the experience a lot of others did with gameplay. When you really dive into the sliders for gameplay or with coaching adjustments for the CPU in my league I guarantee you a lot of complaints can be fixed. Things like help defense, playbooks, etc. I had the best CPU playing games I have ever had in a 2K game that felt like I was playing another USER. I didn't have blow by issues with sliders and if it did happen the team help defense slider (which you could only adjust in my league) provided a completely different experience as opposed to not editing it. I'd run into a shot blocking big and very rarely have a open lane or wide open roll man on the PNR. But in fairness it was heavily edited. The great part with 2K is the customization they give us not just in my league but in all areas of the game through sliders. It is really unprecedented territory as deep as they go to give us those tools. Other games don't have 5% of the sliders 2K give us to customize our experience. I just think most people don't go down that path which is why I see the differences in opinions that vary imo. But again to each their own. I will be diving in on September 7th, but I DO understand the skepticism you refer to in waiting. I might be in minority (actually I know I am) but I rarely play the game for the 1st month or 2 anyways as I'm tweaking things so I guess by the time I really start playing (when playbooks are tested & done for every team as well as finding a good slider set for myself) then some areas are already fixed through a patch...

    Yeah man, If gameplay is going to back up all of this and If I find it awesome 2k19 is going to be such a blast. Just when I think of what could community do with all these possibilities, draft classes, sliders and everything. Come on guys from 2k tell me defense is hugely improved
    ranger91
    Question: does anyone know if MyLeague Online allows you to do a league with just two or three human users and the other 27 or so teams controlled by CPU?
    I've never played MyLeague Online in prior years and didn't see it mentioned in the blog (maybe I missed it though).

    My question is the opposite: if we only have 12 guys that want to be in a league, can we create a league with just 12 teams in it? This used to be how 2K's online leagues worked a long, long time ago and I always preferred it that way personally.
    Yeah...THAT Guy
    My question is the opposite: if we only have 12 guys that want to be in a league, can we create a league with just 12 teams in it? This used to be how 2K's online leagues worked a long, long time ago and I always preferred it that way personally.
    I believe the other teams are cpu
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    I believe the other teams are cpu
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    Oh well, I'll get over it. I'll definitely be trying to set aside enough time to invest in an online league this year. :bil:
    emack32
    Will legend classes have rookie ratings or legend ratings?
    I'm really interested in seeing how they are rated. Because this could be a gigantic feature for me if they've done it right. Could introduce quite a few what if scenarios too.
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    Yeah...THAT Guy
    My question is the opposite: if we only have 12 guys that want to be in a league, can we create a league with just 12 teams in it? This used to be how 2K's online leagues worked a long, long time ago and I always preferred it that way personally.

    Me,too. And experience speaking that the sweet number is 24 for an MLO to be completely active and ongoing all the time on my end for years..
    If we can already expand to 32 why not narrow it down to 24 fe. right :)
    itsmb8
    Okay, one question I came up with....
    Can we rebrand the logo and court for All-Star Weekend?

    Can we play All-Star game in MLO? My question would be as a team-up event in MLO?
    I'm still puzzled as to what really all offline MyLeague is now Online MyLeague saying, is it really true? LOL, it's a great feeling to be puzzled like that.
    I hope the other aspect that Erick hints at is presenation/immersion. Something along the lines of the return of the NBA.com hub for news and stuff or a show or something to really submerge us into our leagues. I want that NFL 2K presentation treatment. I literally can't think of anything else I'd add to ML. The options already are staggering.
    The 24th Letter
    These guys eyes have to almost roll out of their sockets when they hear something like "2K doesnt pay any attention to the hardcore fans, just "fantasy" modes" ...
    A lot of this is for the very, very hard core.
    Some of these options are even over my head....goodness...
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    Anyone who says that just hasn't be paying attention for the past few years. I tell people every year that 2K listens when it comes to MyLeague, just make sure you get in Davez wish-list thread early enough and if it's within reason they'll try to get it in.
    In 2k19 they pretty much knocked off half of my Top 10 wants. I'm not 100% sure about all of them yet but it looks like I can check off #1-4 & 10.
    ..and the crazy thing is is that they do this pretty much every year. I mean, I'm really going to have to think outside of the box this year to come up with 10 things. I'll certainly try though. :59:
    Kudos to Erick, Davez, Leftos and company you guys really are the real MVP's. :cheers444
    alabamarob
    And there will be 1 or 2 MLO's that finish a full season. Hopefully, guys step up and play MLO after 2k gave us all this.

    A question for you MLO guys... does any sort of companion app or website like DaddyLeagues work with 2K online? If so, since online and offline virtually the same I might consider doing a solo online MyLeague if I can view my Myleague stats, standings, etc. online.
    jeremym480
    A question for you MLO guys... does any sort of companion app or website like DaddyLeagues work with 2K online? If so, since online and offline virtually the same I might consider doing a solo online MyLeague if I can view my Myleague stats, standings, etc. online.

    not that i know of.
    The face and hair sculpting is great, as a MyPlayer guy. I think the screenshot had to show a white dude because 2K’s face models haven’t serviced white guys very well in recent years lol
    Hopefully we can customize hair and facial hair from the MyPlayer menu as per usual this year, rather than the microtransactional nature of 2K18.
    jeremym480
    Anyone who says that just hasn't be paying attention for the past few years. I tell people every year that 2K listens when it comes to MyLeague, just make sure you get in Davez wish-list thread early enough and if it's within reason they'll try to get it in.
    In 2k19 they pretty much knocked off half of my Top 10 wants. I'm not 100% sure about all of them yet but it looks like I can check off #1-4 & 10.
    ..and the crazy thing is is that they do this pretty much every year. I mean, I'm really going to have to think outside of the box this year to come up with 10 things. I'll certainly try though. :59:
    Kudos to Erick, Davez, Leftos and company you guys really are the real MVP's. :cheers444

    Obligatory post in three ... two ... one ...
    Junior Moe
    I think the league sliders are going to go a long way in helping us approximate the real NBA. A game will never approach real life logic but giving us the option to mimic it as close as possible is a win.

    you are right about that. i have found that with some tweaking of sliders i've had games that are more interesting than real life NBA.
    Cleve07103
    Wish they could have gotten dynamic tendencies
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    That would definetly bring alot of realism to the game.
    Junior Moe
    I hope the other aspect that Erick hints at is presenation/immersion. Something along the lines of the return of the NBA.com hub for news and stuff or a show or something to really submerge us into our leagues. I want that NFL 2K presentation treatment. I literally can't think of anything else I'd add to ML. The options already are staggering.
    Yup, I'd be right there with you. These guys out-do themselves year in and year out but I might try to swing into the Wishlist this year and throw out some presentation requests. I'd actually dig more attention, displays, and graphics acknowledging records being set or surpassed and other things of that ilk (say, season-highs being set). It'd be cool to see a cut to, say, Andre Drummond shortly after he becomes the Pistons' all-time leader in rebounds, or something like that, with an overlay mentioning the news and who he surpassed in the process.
    But that's another topic for another day. Today's MyLeague news was by and large incredible. I'm hoping I understood the Create-a-Player DNA thing right (the ability for other to upload those DNA's for other users to download). It'd be so nice to have that back.
    “Mazique Commentary
    Thes draft classes will be editable so that you’re able to fill in the gaps for players 2K doesn’t have a license to use. I still don’t know if the players from the draft classes will be accessible in any other aspect of the game for roster building. You will, however, be able to edit the legends, but not their ages.
    This is probably the only thing that I’m worried about. We can’t edit legends age again. I hope that’s only for the legend draft classes.
    All the other things are just amazing. 2K get better year after year
    after reading this, my level of excitement is off the charts for the game.
    Execution is always key but the idea of all this is so amazing.
    being able to fine tune regression/progression is amazing. I've long complained about older players losing IQ when they should be only losing athleticism type attributes. And younger players shouldn't be gaining vertical at 21. That's peaked 999/1000 times IRL.
    All this stuff sound so amazing.
    If this all works, or at least 80%, then well done to 2k. I've been hard on the game for 3 years now, but this all sounds spectacular and kudos to them for listening to franchise fans and not just the folks paying for micro transactions.
    TrustTheProcess
    NICE!!! Good way to quiet the week of Madden down. It amazes me every year the amount of customization 2K can put in their games but Madden can't add a single one.

    U ever think that just maybe the NFL is much stricter when it comes to making of a game then the NBA?
    TrustTheProcess
    NICE!!! Good way to quiet the week of Madden down. It amazes me every year the amount of customization 2K can put in their games but Madden can't add a single one.

    couldnt agree more
    2k takes features that are already great and somehow makes them even better every year yet Madden can't fix their broken modes year in and year out. as a fan of both games its always bittersweet reading the nba 2k blogs - im always so thrilled by the new additions, a bunch of community requests get answered, and they even add in things I didnt even know I wanted, but at the same time find myself getting frustrated while reading about them because I wish Madden would get the same treatment.
    Junior Moe
    I hope the other aspect that Erick hints at is presenation/immersion. Something along the lines of the return of the NBA.com hub for news and stuff or a show or something to really submerge us into our leagues. I want that NFL 2K presentation treatment. I literally can't think of anything else I'd add to ML. The options already are staggering.

    Totally agree. All these customizations are fantastic but I always had trouble with immersion. I want the announcers to call out the league leader in scoring, talk about who won the championship, new free agent signing, next game, winning streaks ect
    Just make it feel more immersive. Add something other than "the golden state warriors have won the nba championship" cut scenes, parade idk. Myleague is great but it can improve on presentation a lot.
    2 more things. More stat overlays. Way more. Also add a super fast option for simcast live. Simcast live is great but slow. It also shows replays without playing unlike regular simcast.
    I also pray this is the year that we are finally rid of the forced nicknames when using CAP. At least the option to select "none", especially if the player's last name is present in the given database. If not...then its back to the torches and pitchforks fellas :signball:
    kidding lol
    I am a huge huge huge MyLeague Online player. I used to play in online leagues in NBA 2k12 and NBA 2K13. The leagues were very barebones and they would constantly crash and glitch. The huge post about all the changes to online leagues for 2K19 makes me extremely happy. It took 6+ years, but it's finally here. Hopefully it's worth the long wait!
    I’m going to keep pushing a home court advantage dynamic but this is a spectacular list.
    NBA sim fans have it really good.
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    TonGunne
    “Mazique Commentary
    Thes draft classes will be editable so that you’re able to fill in the gaps for players 2K doesn’t have a license to use. I still don’t know if the players from the draft classes will be accessible in any other aspect of the game for roster building. You will, however, be able to edit the legends, but not their ages.
    This is probably the only thing that I’m worried about. We can’t edit legends age again. I hope that’s only for the legend draft classes.
    All the other things are just amazing. 2K get better year after year

    It sounds like the Player DNA feature might come to the rescue for this. It sounds like you can copy everything, from the attributes to the tendancies to (most importantly) their appearance. If it works the way I'm imagining then you can copy them and then edit the ages.
    Some Q&A would be amazing at this point to get an overhaul understanding of what we can, and how we can, where we can with devs coming by and dropping some gems as we've done in porevious years. :59:
    XxRnSxX
    U ever think that just maybe the NFL is much stricter when it comes to making of a game then the NBA?

    no, i just think EA is lazier.
    seriously, all the **** they had in Madden 05/06 is gone from Franchise these days.
    XxRnSxX
    U ever think that just maybe the NFL is much stricter when it comes to making of a game then the NBA?

    lopey986
    no, i just think EA is lazier.
    seriously, all the **** they had in Madden 05/06 is gone from Franchise these days.

    Actually, I think the NFL is much, much stricter than the NBA. And part of that has to do with the dynamics of the NFL, as the players union there doesn't have nearly the sway and public pull that the NBA players union does. In the NFL the owners are kings and the NFL players are just their very well-compensated pawns.
    In the NBA, the revenue split between the owners and players is about 50/50, and the contracts of the players -- for most of them -- are fully guaranteed. That gives the players much more security and allows them to exert their influence without fear of retribution, which can't be said in the NFL as any player that steps out of line will get blackballed/cut and the NFL players union doesn't have much it can do about it.
    So, I don't 100% think it's EA's fault that Madden is the way it is. Certain aspects of the game and certain things about the game are designed so the NFL can only be seen in the best light, regardless of whether it is reality. I would say it's probably a 60/40 split in favor of EA (because, let's face it, they have a history across multiple game genres of doing bad things), but the NFL certainly has a set of strict guidelines they impose on EA.
    That said, despite those guidelines, EA has put Madden on PC this year for the first time in forever and I fully expect the community to mod the hell out of that game into something amazing. I don't believe Madden will reach that level out of the box for many years, if ever, and that's due to a lot of the NFL restrictions that likely exist.
    XxRnSxX
    U ever think that just maybe the NFL is much stricter when it comes to making of a game then the NBA?

    Only if the NFL also determines what EA is able to add to their other sports games too.
    I do think the NFL is somewhat stricter, but it's a common theme across all of their games.
    trekfan
    Actually, I think the NFL is much, much stricter than the NBA. And part of that has to do with the dynamics of the NFL, as the players union there doesn't have nearly the sway and public pull that the NBA players union does. In the NFL the owners are kings and the NFL players are just their very well-compensated pawns.
    In the NBA, the revenue split between the owners and players is about 50/50, and the contracts of the players -- for most of them -- are fully guaranteed. That gives the players much more security and allows them to exert their influence without fear of retribution, which can't be said in the NFL as any player that steps out of line will get blackballed/cut and the NFL players union doesn't have much it can do about it.
    So, I don't 100% think it's EA's fault that Madden is the way it is. Certain aspects of the game and certain things about the game are designed so the NFL can only be seen in the best light, regardless of whether it is reality. I would say it's probably a 60/40 split in favor of EA (because, let's face it, they have a history across multiple game genres of doing bad things), but the NFL certainly has a set of strict guidelines they impose on EA.
    That said, despite those guidelines, EA has put Madden on PC this year for the first time in forever and I fully expect the community to mod the hell out of that game into something amazing. I don't believe Madden will reach that level out of the box for many years, if ever, and that's due to a lot of the NFL restrictions that likely exist.

    eh, from what i've read from FIFA players on PC it's nearly impossible to mod FIFA so I don't have high hopes for anything positive coming out of Madden.
    i won't be buying Madden this year but if someone manages to mod it to get an actual franchise mode, then i'll pirate it somewhere for sure.
    I am extremely excited and optimistic about historic draft classes and what that could potentially mean for creating past teams/legends they don't have the rights to. My question is they said that if you copy a players DNA then that player is fully editable. I assume that means their player models appearance, and not just there gear. If that is the case, then specifically I'm wondering could I take say 2013 Miami Heat LeBron player model copy him and edit his facial hair to a stubble instead of a full beard so you could have his 2009 LeBron appearance? Provided that they don't include the 2009 Cavaliers team, or take 2007 LeBron and edit his facial hair to a goatee to make him more closely resemble 2005 Cavaliers LeBron? Really hoping these draft classes have player models that actually are true to their draft class year physical appearance. Like 2003 Draft Class LeBron should not look like current LeBron's player model. However if there are mistakes in terms of hair or facial hair, will we be able to edit those features? Really interesting if you wanted to edit the all time Spurs Dennis Rodman for example and give him a blonde Mohawk. Those additions could be huge for roster makers.
    I hope 2K takes the stage to set the bar for presentation, crowd atomosphere, and overall immersion for sports games the way they have done with franchise.
    Disagree with those blaming NFL for Madden's shortcomings. Yeah they cant put some things in because of the NFL but that doesnt mean they cant have a realistic line, a good progression system, functioning team AI or QB AI ,etc
    Cleve07103
    No tats on created players.

    It needs to be said that this almost certainly isn't the devs' fault.
    Remember that lawsuit years ago, from tattoo artists claiming copyright/trademark rights to their tattoo designs?
    I can't blame Visual Concepts for wanting no part of THAT bull.
    drugsbunny
    Can I give my created player tattoos? Can I alter his physique?

    Your MyPlayer is the same as always. You can't put tats on created players, though.
    Trackball
    It needs to be said that this almost certainly isn't the devs' fault.
    Remember that lawsuit years ago, from tattoo artists claiming copyright/trademark rights to their tattoo designs?
    I can't blame Visual Concepts for wanting no part of THAT bull.

    Erick said something about tech limits or something. Like its difficult having a league full of user CAPS with tats. MyPlayer is one thing, having that apply to the full league (if you want) is a little more difficult. It's in the Mazique YouTube video. Anytime I see a player without hit tats though I figure it has something to do with the artist and rights.
    I can say for a fact that my player glitched out because I added too many tatts and the game doesn't give you a hard limit.
    So I get where they are coming from. PS5 maybe?
    Two things that are underrated but need to be added are:
    1. Facescan/Uploading faces on CAP (For Myleague and MyGM mode)
    2. YEAR TO YEAR SAVE!!!
    Being a mlb the show player this feature is golden!!! Having the ability to take your time and watch your hard work develop is awesome. Watching a prospect develop into an all star level player is priceless. I dont sim i try to play every game. Having year to year saves in 2k will be a great addition. I like having the latest version of the game but I hate starting my franchise over every single year
    soamazen23
    Two things that are underrated but need to be added are:
    1. Facescan/Uploading faces on CAP (For Myleague and MyGM mode)
    2. YEAR TO YEAR SAVE!!!
    Being a mlb the show player this feature is golden!!! Having the ability to take your time and watch your hard work develop is awesome. Watching a prospect develop into an all star level player is priceless. I dont sim i try to play every game. Having year to year saves in 2k will be a great addition. I like having the latest version of the game but I hate starting my franchise over every single year

    In regards to the year to year saves its addressed in the blog,, basically so much is changed each iteration that it's not really possible.
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