Medevenx wrote:You can ALWAYS set the sliders. If the cpu plays horrible defense you can up the On-Ball Defense or the Defensive Awareness.
I was playing against the Lakers and Metta received a fast break pass and pulled up for a DRIFTING transition three and it went in. The next possession I went to shoot with Carmelo behind the line and it went in too. It was too easy and I didn't even realize that it was User Shot Stick Timing.
Also, don't adjust the Game Speed. Game Speed is not the speed of the motion of players but the speed of time itself. 100 Game Speed is almost half a second per second while 0 Game Speed is almost two seconds per second. Always have this to 50 because it will mess with your sense of time. The game you played might have been a couple of seconds (or minutes) longer than it should actually take and you wouldn't even realize it.
The problem with sliders is that you can't change the core mechanics of the game. So no matter what you set on ball defense to, the game simply lacks any influence of momentum and player positioning on defending the ball handler.
You can spam moves as much as you want and bump into defenders repeatedly until you get past them, and that's intended as far as I'm concerned.
And I understand that since if the game would work like real basketball, many gamers would be bored with that, so 2k is doing the smart thing.
But since sliders is all we've got...I think ball handling has to be lowered considerably, I'd like it at 0, but the AI is too passive that way, so around 25-35 is a good compromise.
Also I'm testing defensive pressure settings right now and it almost seems like it works better with values <50.
I'm still trying this but with the AI defensive pressure set to 1 and adjusted individual matchups (simply switch to the 'constant pressure' preset), I like on ball defense almost better than with really high values.
The reason is that if you have defensive pressure set very high, the defender is so close to you that driving becomes too easy. Now I know everyone plays the game different, but it works for me.
It makes almost no sense, but I feel like low pressure combined with setting individual defense for the CPU works better. There will never be a videogame without exploits, so I just want the game to look somewhat like real basketball. An low pressure looks more real to me because the speed of closing out shooters is too high for me with high pressure settings.