This could easily outsell any NBA2k game you produce. This mode should stand ALONE and you guys at 2k should give this mode the respect it deserves. The fans have already given you the blueprint, what's the hold up? over 5 million sold huh? That's cool. But how about doubling those numbers by giving the fans what the f&%k they want!
THE JOY IS IN THE JOURNEY:
Bring back the draft combine, summer league, training camp, D League, and take it a step further by bringing over pre-draft workouts from association and let us experience the actual process of making it to the league! 2k was on some BS with this rookie showcase nonsense in 2k12. Scrap that and give us the real platform players have to take in order to make it, not some NBA elite reincarnation of a fantasy all-star game for rookies.
CUT THE CRAP 2k:
2k needs to really, really, REALLY grasp the concept of a level playing field. DEFENSE is just as important as offense if not more, but for the life of me I can't seem to figure out why all of my stupid a%& teammates play like Javale McGee when he wore that atrocious wizards uniform.
These are professional players not junior high scrubs, they should be playing at a high level and actually engaged in the action not just out there taking up space.
SHOW ME THE $$$:
You mean to tell me it's only 5 shoe companies with athletes in the league? yeah ok. You guys have the best basketball game on the planet EVERY YEAR but yet an still your shoes look like Sh%t and you never have updated accessories. My player should be given the option to choose which company he wants to affiliate himself with and they should pay my player via contract negotiation. Don't just assume I want to represent Jordan Brand just because YOUR company is under contract with them. What ever happened to variety? Where are all of these endorsements 2k promised? The magazines and sh%t were cute but c'mon son! we need something groundbreaking. You have Gatorade on everything but I still have yet to be approached by them, what gives? More endorsements and more compensation are needed.
DEVELOPING A BEAST:
Okay 2k, Let's revamp the " Shootaround " option and turn that into " Workout ". Have the ability to sign your own trainer or use your team's trainer and have him assign your player objectives to complete such as (20 Jumpers from a certain spot on the court, make a certain amount of Ft's, suicides, etc.) you should earn extra SP's for completion. " Scrimmage " should be known as " Team Practice ". Team Chemistry should be greatly affected, if you play the game right your team should embrace you more after every practice. If you're a selfish player and it shows throughout practice the team should shut you out more in games. This is also another way to utilize the My Buzz system. Let My Player's personality be dictated by his play on the court, no preset BS! Also the D league should be more of an active option for teams. If I'm not ready to contribute or If I'm not helping the team with the minutes I'm given my team should send me to the D League and make me earn my spot back. nothing should be handed to me, especially if my rating is lower than the starter of my position.
CAN A PLAYER GET SOME LOVE?:
The commentators act as if my player doesn't exist and it absolutely ruins the experience. I lead the league in PPG but they only mention Kevin Durant who's in 3rd, huh? This mode needs some type of storyline or they should implement dynamic broadcasting so that My Player feels more apart of the NBA rather than a mere walk-on from out of nowhere.
HOW DO I LOOK?:
Dear 2k, Your Create - A - Player mode sucks big time. Face, Hair, Tat's, Accessories, this mode sadly needs a major overhaul and this could be a big step in the right direction for the My Player mode as a whole.
Stop the foolish trading and give us the chance to develop within a stable system, every year I have a different team and that usually plays a part on the court.
IS THAT REALLY WHO I THINK IT IS?:
Stars don't play like stars and the guys on my team can't hit shots whatsoever. I understand you can't make everything but Melo missing an uncontested jumper is highly unlikely. I would like to see players react to plays on both ends realistically and make shots their suppose to make, what's the use of having a maxed out mid-range and consistency rating when My Player can't hit that shot consistently?
ALL FUN AND GAMES:
Make the whole My Player experience fun again! No CPU advantages, No restrictions, No default actions. Let ME do the decision making when it comes to MY PLAYER. The draft should be two rounds not one! I played one day and had a terrible game on purpose, bad interviews and all, got drafted with the 17th pick rating 60 that's not realistic. If i play like sh%t I shouldn't be rewarded for it lol. I should be 2nd round to undrafted, that's when the combine, camps, and pre-draft workouts come into play.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
I'm sure 2k is paying little to no attention to the fans because they keep selling us the same game from the previous year with make-up and some type of gimmick. I just want this mode to shine and actually mimic the road real players take in order to realize their NBA dreams, we all know there is no easy way to the league.
** MY PLAYER SHOULD BE A STAND-ALONE TITLE AND 2K SHOULD GIVE THE 5 MILLION+ THAT PURCHASED 2K12 SOMETHING WE ALL ACTUALLY WANT!
I agree with pretty much everything you said. I wouldn't mind at all if it was a stand-alone game if they really upgraded it significantly from what it is now. I mean as-is probably 90% of my playing time on this game is for My Player anyways.
My main issue is probably the looks, the looks are so fake and generic, the hairstyles are god awful. The tattoos are the same ones they've had for like 3 years now and they still suck as much as they did 3 years ago.
I also wouldn't mind more pre-draft action instead of instantly going into a summerleague type game, which really makes no sense.
I also think they should make it harder to get drafted, because for fun one time I fouled out on purpose with a new player within 2 minutes of the game, my stats were all ZERO and I still got drafted I think 22nd if I recall correctly, I mean WTF? They should make it possible to where you could fall to second round or not be drafted at all. Even then if for whatever reason you don't get drafted you can play in a summerleague system and fight for a roster position instead of just going straight to DLeague or something. Obviously people will want to get drafted as high as possible, but I think they should make it harder to get drafted, and make second round/undrafted a viable option as well if you want to do that just for fun and be an "underdog" instead of going into the league and instantly having your own billboards and shoe deals like you're a superstar and you've played like 10 games...