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NBA 2k15 FEATURES INTERVIEW

aliboomahyeh

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Our friends at Operation Sports got a chance to interview two Senior Producers at Visual Concepts, here is what they had to say about the most anticipated game for NBA gaming.

"NBA 2K15 MyLEAGUE Interview

08/07/2014 by Steve Noah

We recently had a chance to interview Rob Jones, Sr. Producer Visual Concepts and Erick Boenisch, Sr. Producer, Visual Concepts to talk about a new mode for NBA 2K15 called MyLEAGUE, exclusive for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.


Before we get into the interview, here is a quick rundown on some of the options. In a nutshell, it’s the Association Mode that we all know and loved on old-gen consoles, on steroids.


MyLEAGUE offers both a single season or up to an 80 year franchise experience. You will have complete control over every aspect of how your league plays out.


Here are some of those options:

• Custom Roster
• Season Length
• Conference Quarterfinals, semifinals, finals and NBA Finals
• Fantasy Draft Option
• Salary Cap
• Hard Cap
• Trade logic settings
• General settings including team chemistry, lineup management and prospect scouting
• Difficulty settings
• Trade Negotiations Difficulty
• Contract negotiation difficulty
• CPU re-Resigning Aggressiveness
• Morale difficulty and effects
• Chemistry difficulty and effects
• Trade frequency settings
• Blockbuster trade frequency
• Injury effects
• Draft class quality
• Player progression rate
• In-season training effects
• Player non-financial ambitions factor
• Normalize played to sim minutes
• Can manage/play with all teams

NOTE: 2K Sports will NOT have online MyLEAGUES but they will have ONLINE leagues returning this year.


The first question is the question everyone is wondering, will virtual currency play any role in MyLEAGUE?


VC doesn’t play any part in this mode, except that you can earn VC as games are played. MyLEAGUE was created specifically for members in our community that wanted a way to spend their time playing the game at its core.


What was the inspiration behind MyLEAGUE, and what are the goals for this year?


Well, we heard the community loud and clear about wanting a mode that could be fully customizable. A mode that is more of a sandbox of options without limitations. That is what MyLEAGUE is all about. MyLEAGUE gives users the flexibility to do what they want at the pace they wish to do it.


Here is a question our old Association mode guys want to know: Can you control multiple/all teams?


Yes, you can control from 1-30 teams in MyLEAGUE. Additionally, you can also import Classic and Euroleague teams into the mode.


What kind of customization options will there be for season length?


You can play either a single Season OR an 80-year Franchise with a season length set to 14/29/58/82 games per season. You can also customize the playoff series length.


Can you customize the number of teams allowed in the playoffs?


No, the league is still based on the NBA, so the playoffs reflect the league’s playoff structure.


You have two different settings for trades, with trade logic and trade frequency being listed. Will the trade logic and frequency settings be a slider? Can you elaborate on the extremes of each setting?


Trade Logic is simply an On/Off. When turned On, users will have the ability to turn the Trade Deadline on/off, turn Trade Override on/off, turn CPU Trades on/off, turn on CPU-CPU Trade Approval (think commissioner mode here), and the ability to turn Financial Trade Rules on/off. This last one is great for people who struggle to make trades work due to the complexities of the NBA collective bargaining agreement, as the requirement of the salaries to match can simply be turned off. Trade Frequency is a slider that allows you to tune the number of trades you see in a given season. Additionally, there is another slider called Trade Negotiation Difficulty. If you think the CPU is too lenient on trades (or too stingy), the ability to tune the mode to your likings is now at your fingertips. Trading in MyLEAGUE is more robust than ever before.


Staying on trades, how often will blockbuster trades happen in the game? Can you customize their frequency as well? Are they determined by player ratings?


There is a separate slider for blockbuster trades. You can control their frequency.


How can players customize the salary cap in their leagues?


You can decide if to have the salary cap on or off, and if you choose to have it on, you can choose to have the Hard Cap On/Off as well. You can even choose what that value is set to.


How will chemistry be calculated and how severe will the effects be between a team with good chemistry vs. a team with bad chemistry?


There is a close feedback loop between player morale and chemistry. They affect each other. Along with player personalities, we have created a matrix for each team for how its team makeup would affect chemistry. Each team has a particular makeup that will work for them Upsetting that balance will affect player morale, which in turn affects chemistry and ratings. A team with poor chemistry plays significantly worse than one that is on song.


Can you change draft class quality from year to year or is there a variable setting to choose from?


Yes and yes. You can change it from year to year, and it is on a slider that lets you decide what the quality should be."

For the rest of the interview...
http://www.operationsports.com/features/1930/nba-2k15-myleague-interview/
 

posiimage

Rookie
MyLeague is the new Association mode with many notable upgrades.
1st sneak peak of NBA 2K15 gameplay on Next Gen PS4/Xbox One.

 

emanrezai3

Rookie
I need to know if something similar to my-leagues will be online! If it's the same online leagues from NBA 2k14 then I may pass up on the game! :( Since the gameplay looks the same.
 

aliboomahyeh

Administrator
Disregard all the names they keep calling everything, "Myleague" aka "Association on Steroids"
There will be online leagues, but it looks like not as interactive as the "Myleague" feature played offline.
 

JasonRiley

Rookie
I been waiting to get this game. So pumped. I think it was released 2 weeks ago or so. I plan on getting it this weekend. So who all has it?
 

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