Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty

Postby Houndy on Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:56 am

If Kobe was on the Mavs with Dirk, I would hug him.
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty

Postby Warlock95 on Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:44 pm

Axel. wrote:Not hating on Kobe, just hating on the Lakers. If Kobe was on a different team, I would not dislike him.


Well, he's decided to be a Laker for life...

Axel. wrote:Anyone who's on the Lakers, I dislike.


Purple and gold hurts your eyes?
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty

Postby Axel. on Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:50 am

No, my school's colors are purple and gold. I just don't like the Lakers because a big chunk of their fans consider themselves "fans", but once they're dethroned, they're gonna say, "I never was a Laker fan", and begin bandwagoning on whatever team dethroned them. And of course, as a Rockets fan (a real one), it's an instinct for me to hate/dislike them. Someone like Sit I respect though, because he's been a Laker fan since their three-peat years (bandwagoner!), but remained a loyal fan throughout their few downs in the past decade.
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty

Postby Warlock95 on Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:11 pm

Or conversely, those people only claim to be Laker fans after they win the championship.

...Heat fans after Lebron comes...

...Knicks fans after Amare comes...

...Hornets fans after that 9-0 start...

...stop being Celtics fans after they lost the 2009-10 Finals...

...stop being Cavs fans after Lebron leaves...

...stop being Wizards fans after that gun incident...

...stop being Rockets fans after Yao's one-season leave...

...stop being Suns fans after Amare and Marion leave...

You get the point.
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty

Postby Murat on Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:01 am

...stop being Cavs fans after breaking the lose record...

...and being a Cavs fan after winning a game...

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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty

Postby belekox on Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:50 am

lol kobe in live 09 looks like a lot like Picard
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association

Postby The X on Sat May 07, 2011 11:40 am

This sticky thread now covers both the Live and 2k series. If you have any queries with starting a Dynasty/Association story, please feel free to post it here and we'll try to steer you in the right direction :P
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association

Postby itsmb8 on Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:32 am

dont forget you can see the # of views so that's a great thing to have in there. Great job guys, that helps! (I'm not joking)
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association

Postby Warlock95 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:38 pm

I have a few questions here, can anybody help me?

1) How to execute a three-team trade in 2K11?
2) How to change somebody's jersey# to 00 (double 0)? When it says "Enter new number" and I type 00, it only comes back as 0 (single).
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby Woogie98 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:16 am

Hey Guys,
So I have read this a couple of times now, and really want to make a great association. I have tried about 3 times now but have given up in the first couple of weeks. So, I have a couple of questions to ask you vets.

1) I'm not a very good writer and don't have ps, so what type of layout should I use?
2) My association's never garner any interest, so how can I keep from being discouraged?

Thanks in advance :D
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby Axel. on Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:48 pm

Woogie98, hopefully my answers to your questions are helpful:

1. It's hard to suggest a specific layout to use. Trust me, you don't need photoshop to make your recaps, articles, etc. look pretty. If you need ideas, may I suggest you read my "Houston, We Have A Dynasty" story (link on my signature)? [/propaganda] I wasn't a very good writer then either, and the layout isn't anything fancy, but I was pretty happy with the result. You could also read the other stories that are in the HOF for ideas as well. Learn from the best!

2. As a story writer, you're going to have times in which replies are scarce. It is discouraging, but remember, replies shouldn't be the biggest reason you're writing your association in the first place. As said by someone three posts above, watch the number of views you're getting. Sometimes, people just don't have much time to reply (which sucks very much), but if you're getting a lot of views, that's a good sign. Also, persistence is key. If you keep your story going for a couple pages or three, more people will be likely to tune in. It also wouldn't hurt to use catchy thread titles. :wink:
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby Woogie98 on Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks Axel. helped a bunch!! Definitely going to read your Rockets story but 35 pages -__-
Going to find a system that works for me, and going to have to take a trip to the ps thread and ask politely for some banners. I want to have an association because it seems like a lot of fun!! So next time it's going to be AWESOME! :cheeky:
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby Axel. on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:41 am

By read, I don't mean force yourself to read 30-35 pages (although, if you find it interesting, why not? :P ). Just skim through it and look at the layouts used for recaps, articles, stories, etc. just to get an idea or a source of inspiration. Again, it also wouldn't hurt to look in the HOF.
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:26 pm

You might find that running a story thread improves your writing skills. Definitely take a look at other story threads as well as real news articles and feature columns, to get a feel for how people write about basketball.
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby hova- on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:37 pm

You will improve by writing, trust me. I'm so much into English because of my love for the NBA and basketball, it has definitely helped me to improve my english to heights that I wouldn't even stand out negatively here despite being German (at least nobody has ever told me that my english is weak :D )
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby Woogie98 on Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:48 am

Thanks guys for the feedback...Definatley going to take a look through the HoF, so look for my association in a few weeks :D
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby dascoot on Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:30 am

I really enjoy this article. I'm not guaranteeing anything but when I get an XBOX One and get NBA Live 14 or NBA 2K I'm going to make a comeback. If I get 2K I'm going to pick an eastern conference team. If I get Live I'm going to pick a western conference team. On 2K I'm leaning towards Orlando or Philadelphia because of the rebuilding. On NBA Live I'm leaning towards Pelicans or Jazz. Pelicans would be interesting because of to me Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans. I might end up possibly trading off Eric Gordon for an expiring contract to have cap space. I want to try and possibly make a push for Lebron, Carmelo or someone else that's a big name.
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby KevinParker13 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:26 am

dascoot wrote:I really enjoy this article. I'm not guaranteeing anything but when I get an XBOX One and get NBA Live 14 or NBA 2K I'm going to make a comeback. If I get 2K I'm going to pick an eastern conference team. If I get Live I'm going to pick a western conference team. On 2K I'm leaning towards Orlando or Philadelphia because of the rebuilding. On NBA Live I'm leaning towards Pelicans or Jazz. Pelicans would be interesting because of to me Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans. I might end up possibly trading off Eric Gordon for an expiring contract to have cap space. I want to try and possibly make a push for Lebron, Carmelo or someone else that's a big name.
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Re: Guidelines For A Successful Dynasty/Association Story

Postby Fifedawg on Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:08 am

Thanks for this. About to start a Dynasty Story and this helps. (Y)
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