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Unlock Every Player in NBA Playgrounds For $9.99 - Good or Bad Move?

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Unlock Every Player in NBA Playgrounds For $9.99 - Good or Bad Move?

Saber Interactive is offering the ability to unlock every player currently on the NBA Playgrounds roster. This includes every free player added in the future for $9.99 on Steam, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

According to Saber, this was one of the top community requests, but the responses on their Twitter feed show there are many upset fans.

NBA Playgrounds was mostly based off of a player unlock system, opening packs and leveling up. This DLC takes the fun out of that process and angered their fanbase.

What are your thoughts? Is this a good or bad move?

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  1. Steve_OS
    NBA Playgrounds was mostly based off of a player unlock system, opening packs and leveling up. This DLC takes the fun out of that process and angered their fanbase.

    I prefer to unlock characters the old-school way. But what about this DLC "takes the fun out of that process"? Can't I just keep unlocking characters per usual and not spend the $9.99? If so, not sure what there is to be angry about.
    Turbojugend
    I prefer to unlock characters the old-school way. But what about this DLC "takes the fun out of that process"? Can't I just keep unlocking characters per usual and not spend the $9.99? If so, not sure what there is to be angry about.

    Yes, you can do that. Many fans are upset because while they are grinding the right way to get players (like you do), others can simply pay a fee and have them all unlocked, take them online, etc. Kind of a cheesy way to do it. It should have been designed better, but they can learn from it.
    Gotcha Steve. To me, paying to unlock characters is like paying to beat a game, I'm not sure why you'd do it but I'm not upset that the option exists for those who choose to do so.
    While this approach has its problems, I also think it's a necessary evil in this case, as long as the game lacks offline content. If you're primarily an offline player, it's a really hard grind to level up and earn packs once you've completed the Tournaments, since you earn less XP when replaying them.
    Adding more content with chances to earn a higher amount of XP without playing online would have been preferable, and maybe that's still in the long-term plans. As it stands, it's always going to be a controversial move, but it's understandable, and gamers did ask for it, so it's on the fanbase as much as Saber themselves.
    AndrewNLSC
    While this approach has its problems, I also think it's a necessary evil in this case, as long as the game lacks offline content. If you're primarily an offline player, it's a really hard grind to level up and earn packs once you've completed the Tournaments, since you earn less XP when replaying them.
    Adding more content with chances to earn a higher amount of XP without playing online would have been preferable, and maybe that's still in the long-term plans. As it stands, it's always going to be a controversial move, but it's understandable, and gamers did ask for it, so it's on the fanbase as much as Saber themselves.

    I see no issue here for the offline gamer, but those online guys that love to grind will be disappointed to see so many out there w/ full rosters. I agree though, no matter what, the fanbase will be split on the decision and Saber heard those specific fans loud and clear.
    Totally against it simply because I can not help myself. I have not played this yet but WWE 2K has a similar set up and I used to take great joy in unlocking each character but now that it is an option to buy an unlock the past few years  I always wind up doing it the first day and then regretting it of course because it kills any sense of accomplishment lol. Guess I need more self control : )
    I grinded for over two weeks and pobably got about 100 repeats.
    it was annoying gamed stunk because of that if it had the 9.99 beforehand i would have enjoyed it much more now the game is tainted to me and cheap
    I bought this game on the Switch and played it maybe 10 times. I wouldn't pay $9.99 for the rosters, but I can see where some would. Grinding is fun for some. I like ranking up on COD , but wouldn't pay to hit 20 prestige. Cleaver move for the devs, once 2K and Live drops, most will move on. Get every dime you can I guess.
    Personally I thought the old school approach to the game was a real winner for me, no microtranactions and free regular updates. I don't like the cheese element to everyone having AI and Shaq combos etc but if the youngsters prefer to have everything at once I guess I can't argue. 
    I am happy to grind away unlocking packs. 
    Take the packs away and to me this game is non exsistant. 
    The solo modes are shocking
    The fact I'm motivated to unlock new players is the game .
    That is what brings me back 
    With this topic I think people typically forget about the gamers that simply don't have the time to grind.   For people that can spend hours upon hours playing games daily, grind away.  But if you are someone that doesn't have the time or simply isn't that committed to a videogame you should have the option to unlock content and enjoy the game to your liking.
    I'm also not sold on the idea that this ruins the online experience.  Isn't the whole point of playing online to have a competitive experience? Shouldnt you want a challenge? Plus how would you even know if someone grinded their way to get players or bought them all? I would think this would actually result in more variety since more gamers will have a much larger selection to choose from.
    but the actual point of playing the game is to unlock cards and you know actually play the game...
    its like me saying I don't have time to play Skyrim and paying 10 dollars (pounds) to say I've completed it. 
    If if you don't have time to play you don't complete it. 

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