Wanted to make an account to document 2K18, as someone who was decently addicted to the sniping lifestyle. (Console)
Early in the season I was sniping silvers from the team collections. When they first started releasing historic cards, I was sniping the Hawks. (Shout out Amy Joe Jesus) Unfortunately I was loaded up on Hawks when they released Kobe into the historic packs, crushing my bankroll.
I probably had 200K MT left after the Kobe drop wiped me out. Was thinking about quitting and then the All Star Plus Packs dropped. I realized pretty quickly that certain of the sapphires in this historic sets never made an all-star game, so they would be almost non-existent. From then on, I was killing it, regularly buying sapphires for less than 10K and flipping for 90K+. For the next month or so, was scroll-sniping historics non-stop. I believe this was so successful because of the PD Harden glitch, there were a lot of whales out there sitting on millions of MT willing to lock in for Oscar.
As far as the historics now, I’m not conceived that these new packs killed the market. If anything, pulling them became harder now as they threw other moments content into the packs. I just don’t think there are many people left who want Dr. J. There are some people who probably want a Dirk still.
Pretty burnt out at this point. Overall, would say I made close to 4 million MT grinding the historics this season. Haven’t sold any of it, just waiting for PD Jordan.
The lineup looks like this right now:
The PD Magic is a fun card, really the only card that gets me to fire up a game anymore at all.
I’ve tried to grind Supermax a bit, but the 5-out killed my soul and I never wanted to play cheesy. Also, don’t want to complain too much about the equalizer but it exists heavily for me. Ruby teams shoot contested 70% against me frequently until the 4th quarter, when it suddenly switches off. Makes every game into an unnecessary grind.
No VC purchased this season.