I’m really liking this year’s gameplay. It’s very good and almost flawless (especially after the most recent shot contest patch). The MyTeam cards are great as well. Great job to 2k for that.
The only glaring problem that’s absurd and worth every complaint is that the only online 5v5 mode available is MTU and some people go 12-0 the first day. This makes it boring for those people and they lose motivation to play, and thus, they stop spending money on 2k (Anyone going 12-0 on first day is most likely a hardcore player and more likely to spend $$$ on 2k than an average player).
We all see people eventually getting the opal Giannis and quitting soon after. I don’t blame them because they have nothing to play for.
My proposed solution (either for this year’s 2k or 2k20):
A new mode called “MyTeam Competitive”.
This is a new mode where players play to gather “medals” and rank up in tiers. This is the summary of how it works:
-Everybody starts off at bronze tier and 0 medals.
-No lineup restrictions.
-Matchmaking matches you up with someone in your tier.
-Each won game nets you a certain amount of medals, depending on what tier you’re currently at.
-Each lost game means you lose a certain amount of medals, depending on what tier you’re currently at.
-*Each month there is a reset of medals if you are on at least pink diamond tier (81 or more medals). You get reset to 81 + (0.5x) medals where x refers to how much medals you have above 81. For example, if you end the season with 110 medals, your medal count after reset is 81 + (0.5(110-81)) which is 81 + 14.5 which is 95 (rounding down). All the medals that you lose as a result of this are converted to either tokens or a new currency called medals (which there is a new shop to spend medals on packs or players).
My proposed tiers and their respective medal range, along with the medal results for a win or loss in brackets.
1: 00-10 Bronze (+5 for win, -0 for loss)
2: 11-20 Silver (+4 for win, -1 for loss)
3: 21-30 Gold (+3 for win, -1 for loss)
4: 31-40 Emerald (+2 for win, -1 for loss)
5: 41-50 Sapphire (+2 for win, -2 for loss)
6: 51-60 Ruby (+1 for win, -2 for loss)
7: 61-70 Amethyst (+1 for win, -3 for loss)
8: 71-80 Diamond (+1 for win, -4 for loss)
9: 81-99 Pink Diamond (+1 for win, -5 for loss)
10: 100+ Galaxy Opal (+1 for win, -6 for loss)
(Each increase in 10 medals, there will be an additional -1 medal loss per loss. For example, at 111 medals, it will be +1 for a win, and -7 for a loss. At 121 medals, it will be +1 for win, and -8 for a loss.)
There is a leaderboard of top 200 medal counts in the world on the screen when you go to the mode.
This allows players something to play for and allows the community of 2k to thrive. For example, a good player can become known for topping the leaderboard consistently and his strategies can be scouted by those who play him. This gets everybody more involved and makes the game more competitive and enjoyable. You’re also guaranteed to match with someone at your skill level which makes the game more enjoyable for everybody and thus people will spend more money on 2k if they enjoy it.
This model can be extended to include All-Time teams. Exact same model, except there is a leaderboard for each team (each player starts off as bronze tier for every team) and in order to get medals for a particular team, you must have a lineup with all cards belonging to that team before starting a MyTeam Competitive game. This will give increased value to cards (example: PD Larry Bird will likely be a staple of every All-Time Celtic team).
If someone knows someone at 2k or wants to send this in, go ahead and do so. I don’t even want any credit, just want the beautiful gameplay of this game to be paired with semi-decent management.