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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Izzy Snow on Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:53 am

[Q] wrote:So essentially I need a player from each team to play them in the heroes game then need to beat the divisional and conference teams? So 38 games for the heroes alone.

Fuuuu what a grind. Are these legends considered "elite" cards that you can't extend like the Harden card? That would suck to have to go through all that effort only to get them for 10 games or less


It's definitely a grind. It's about 129 games. You play each team hero 4 games. The cards are definitely elite and are yours FOREVER. Dude just look at my team on Twitter. It's sick.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Izzy Snow on Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:55 am

[Q] wrote:What do you guys think of the packs? I have enough for the 8000 one but am considering saving for the 15000 one


Rule of thumb with LUT. Save your coins for players off the AH. Don't use them for packs.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:10 am

I've got a long way to go before I can grab those Legends, then. :lol:
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Izzy Snow on Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:57 am

Andrew wrote:I've got a long way to go before I can grab those Legends, then. :lol:


Hahaha well at least you know you have content coming from LUT alone.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:44 am

Absolutely. Something to sink my teeth into.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:21 am

I take on the All-Time Pacers here, and get a 3 game Jalen Rose card.

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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:09 am

Whoa that looks pretty cool. I might have to boot the game up to try ot
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:19 am

[Q] wrote:Whoa that looks pretty cool. I might have to boot the game up to try ot


That challenge is available until 10-26.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:32 am

I was in the 2nd quarter with a comfortable lead when the servers went down lol
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:35 am

[Q] wrote:I was in the 2nd quarter with a comfortable lead when the servers went down lol


That blows, I lost 2 contracts that was awhile ago.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:41 am

I was really upset because I had the game under control and when I tried it again I wound up blowing a small lead at the end and had to replay it.
I did the rookie ladder challenge and was hoping to get a Kuzma card. I looked on the auctions and someone's selling a silver for 4000

Will try to to the Lakers what if for the gold pack and I think I can finish of the first GM list now if the rookie ladder card I got counts as a silver.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:20 am

I might jump on tonight and throw Jalen Rose in the game, I'll post a video if I end up playing.

Btw, I am really impressed with some of the legends faces in Live, some of them are far superior to 2K. Look at that Rik Smits? It's much better, the Jalen Rose is better as well.

Now if only Live would let us have them in a legends pool offline :D
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:47 am

Game 12 of Ultimate Team. I activated Rose for this one.

Against the Raptors here.

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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:22 pm

My goal is to get a Kuzma card. I had a chance to buy a standard rookie card for 5000 but he's only rated 73. I've seen better versions for sale as well but for outrageous prices
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Postby [Q] on Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:40 pm

So when I logged on, there was an auction for a rookie kuzma card for 400 with a couple minutes left. Sniped it for 550 at the end. Basically did the same thing for 550 on Jeremy Lin so now I have a team with players I enjoy playing with. Kuz just dropped 24 on the hornets for the legend card

Of the legends on that team I was hoping for Rice and I got him
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:43 pm

Great deals. (Y)
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:13 am

[Q] wrote:So when I logged on, there was an auction for a rookie kuzma card for 400 with a couple minutes left. Sniped it for 550 at the end. Basically did the same thing for 550 on Jeremy Lin so now I have a team with players I enjoy playing with. Kuz just dropped 24 on the hornets for the legend card

Of the legends on that team I was hoping for Rice and I got him


Nice. Rice will be fun.

Do you have recording software, or have interest in recording some highlights using upload studio or something? Would be cool to see you bombing away from downtown with him.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:18 am

The guys over at NBA Live Society are compiling a database: http://nbalivesociety.com/ultimate-team/lut-database/
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby beegees on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:13 pm

Has anyone knows, which player ratings are applied? Is EA joking? :oops:

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There is a problem for me the absence of auto subs– I don't wanna play the start 5 only, it is not realistic. :(
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:57 pm

Yeah, there still seems to be an issue with players not subbing in LUT.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby beegees on Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:03 am

Today played my first online game in all modes of NBA Live 18 and the experience was not good. I was matched with a top-notch opponent with over 200 wins and all players 85+. The first quarter I mostly held up, finished with just -2. Then he started using deadly overpowered 90s Carry’s 3s from 8–8,5 meters in the front... The shot meter on FT was terrible, none from my dozen of attempts turned green. Checked that from mid-long range – its timing was like a stable off-line flow with AI. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Surprisingly, autosubs was there on point (in LUT challenges it’s not working). I want to note little unstable game flow: maybe to call drops, lags. There were not critical though. I was disappointed that it seems camera replays is not online: there was a crazy shot I would see how it knocked down. I lost ~40:80. Overall rating: 3/10.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:14 pm

These new Legend packs are juiced
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Packed the Ray Allen and Shawn Kemp. Everything else I got from Auctions.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:14 pm

Oh man. I'm jealous of that lineup!
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:24 am

Nice, a sonics themed challenge. I was hoping for availability of a sonics logo or jersey but didn't see anything. I had some coins saved up plus the 20k from selling the Oaktown alternate jersey so I spent 27K on a Gary Payton card.

I had enough for the pack, but didn't want to risk getting Kemp or allen
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:02 am

As far as consolation prizes go, you could do worse than Kemp. I know you're all about The Glove, though.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:51 am

Kemp is the most expensive of the 3. Might sell him and pick up his cavs card. A little bit of a downgrade but a lot cheaper. Gives me room to make some bench upgrades after I unlock Master Curry.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:28 pm

So I put in some time with Payton and he's a lot of fun to play with. Like my character from the one, his defense is top notch so steals are easy to get. He wound up replacing Lin in the lineup. I have him surrounded by shooters: Kuzma, Justin Jackson, and Alex Abrines (who I've never heard of) all rated 85 or higher in 3s. I have Monroe at center. I basically work for layups or find someone open for 3.

I played a bit to get a pack to see if I could get Allen to replace abrines or maybe Kemp. I wound up getting another Payton lol

I played my first heroes challenges and I was a little disappointed that it wasn't a bit more difficult. I dropped 99 and 105 points on my opponents respectively and it was basically 3 point shooting practice.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:24 pm

I do want to say that whoever worked on the card art did a great job with these LUT Master players.

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A short grind later and I think I have my Point Guards for the rest of LUT
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Yeah, I reckon they'll do the job quite nicely.
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Postby [Q] on Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:27 am

I got to the end of the heroes and OKC definitely put up a fight. I was down 7 heading into the 4th before I pulled away at the end with the 8 point win. Got my McCollum hero card. Still trying to unload my extra Payton card.
There's 4 different kuzma cards out there and I just upgraded to the second best one
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:39 am

Thinking of giving Ultimate Team a chance, considering that I've never tried out MyTeam before. When I saw that you can unlock legends for limited time usage, I also found out that there were legends in the auction house that contained contracts ranging from 7 to 10 games. Can you apply contracts to those legend cards as opposed to the ones that only let you use them for 3 games?
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Postby Andrew on Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:24 pm

Yeah, those aren't limited cards, so they can be boosted with new contracts.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:49 pm

I appreciate that the contract cards don't give less games for better cards like in earlier Madden games. This allows you to keep better cards on your team without blowing through tons of contract cards.

I like that legends are available but some are just not affordable. I lucked out with Payton but I've been hoping for a Glen Rice card but there aren't many out there and people are charging like 250k for them

I honesty wouldn't mind it if the regular players had as good ratings but some legends are a bit overrated. I don't understand how a regular Curry isn't over 90 in 3s and is somehow as good as jalen rose in 3s. Current superstars are barely cracking 80 in 3 point rating
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Postby shinron15 on Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:16 am

Oh good, that's a relief to hear. I didn't want to go around with legend cards that couldn't be redeemed.

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This is my team so far after completing some Fantasy Challenges and snagging some cards at the auction house. Anyone know a faster way to earn coins after completing games, since I only get about 900-1,000 after completing a Fantasy Game? I don't want to fork over my cash just to open packs that might get me a bronze player.
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Postby [Q] on Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:08 am

That's actually a pretty good team early on. You can get specific gold players for 2000 or less in auction but looks like you are doing the smart thing by getting free hero cards which are slightly better than normal gold cards.

It just takes time and scouring the auctions and getting lucky. You also have to be consistent every week and work the featured challenges for free stuff every week
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:44 am

Thinking of getting some of the better hero cards at first (Wiggins, McCollum, DeAndre, Drik, etc), and then building my team from there. Like you said, it's a decent squad for starting off, and if worst comes to worst, I still have my Harden trial card with 7 games left.

This mode is really fun to play; I can't believe I didn't try it out beforehand.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:22 am

Another note re: the Legend cards. Short term cards (Legends or otherwise) can't be traded in or put up for auction, so if you see a card in the Auction house, it's a card you're going to be able to apply additional contracts to.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:26 am

Attempting the Christmas Clash events to try to get a team captain, and the requirements are insane. It's a 9 game gauntlet, and the difficulty increases to All-Star on the seventh game, and the AI becomes psychic. Lost by two, but since I lost my gauntlet player, I have to get another one all over again. Any way I can deal with All-Star difficulty AI?
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Postby [Q] on Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:12 am

I can only recall playing against all star difficulty once of twice in 60 or so games. I played one last week and brought in the big guns (legends that I save in my inventory)but I didn't have any trouble winning.

You definitely want to stack your starting 5, but you still need one or two decent players off the bench in the longer games when fatigue becomes a factor.
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Postby shinron15 on Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:50 am

I kinda figured you needed the really good cards, but the problem in Christmas Clash, is that you're limited to only Christmas Clash players (73-81 OVR range), and a Christmas Gauntlet player (79-83 OVR range - as well as only being usable for one game), all of which are random. If you lose the game, you also lose the Christmas Gauntlet player, which you have to play the game against the Cavs just to get another one. The fact that you're restricted with select few players, and with the 9 game gauntlets, it's a brutal challenge indeed.
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Postby [Q] on Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:07 pm

Zz, have you completed the challenge? Wondering which one I should start on. I finished the intro and beat the cavs for a clash card

What's inside the reward pack? Does completing the Lakers one give you a Lakers card or are they all random?

I also read about people getting "holiday bundles" and getting ridiculously good cards inside. Where do you get those?
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Postby shinron15 on Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:55 am

The gauntlets give you 87 Overall team captains with the Cavs Gauntlet giving you LeBron, Celtics Gauntlet giving you Kyrie, Warriors Gauntlet giving you Durant, and some others not at the top of my head atm. But since the difficulty switches to All-Star at the seventh game, I still haven't completed the Wizards game from the Cavs Gauntlet.

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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:11 am

Cool. Thanks for the explanation. I might go for redick then because of his 3 point rating. Or maybe LeBron because he'll have a good chance of getting upgraded (probably him or Durant)
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:22 am

Sooo I wound up going for redick though halfway through I figured I should have gone for LeBron. Especially with the chance of him getting better.

Also, it would have helped to not have to play Cleveland. I ran through the first 6 teams easily, even dropping over 80 points on Minnesota. Then I played the rockets who I kept up with in the first half before they blew me out. I have to control myself from getting angry and doing stupid stuff because that leads to turnovers and easy buckets for them. I begrudgingly redid the cavs one for the gauntlet card and got an extra pack for help. I wound up getting teague in the pack which helped because I had no pgs and the embiid gauntlet card was a good matchup for capela.

It was a dogfight, as I was down 6-8 points the whole game. They are tough because their Bench guys are good and cp3 or harden seemed to always be in the game. I managed o luck out in the 3rd as they subbed out all starters so I kept mine in and furiously made a comeback. It was close at the end so I went with my tried and true method of trying to dunk with wiggins and they started doubling him which allowed Love to hit a couple clutch 3s to seal it.

Not looking forward to the warriors and cavs
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:50 am

Another problem I have with the Christmas Clash challenges is that the games are 5 minute quarters, on top of being 9 games each, and you only had TWO days (including Christmas) to complete them, which imo, should've been extended to New Year's. Currently acquiring some Hero cards, as well as seeing if I can snag some good players for a fair price (got an 81 Backcourt Defender Rondo for only 2,000).
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:39 pm

Did the gauntlets for LeBron and Ingram, then went out and bought KD. Just 3 really well rounded cards and of course I am going to play LeBron at the point all cheesy.

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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:33 am

... you bought the Durant card? You must be swimming in coins like Scrooge McDuck lol

I beat the cavs and warriors pretty easily so I got my redick card. Good idea playing LeBron at the point. I don't think he would have fit on my team because I shoot a lot of 3s when my guys get doubled. I really liked playing with Wiggins during the 10 games so I will keep and start him. I would not have been able to finish the series if it weren't for him. I rode him hard at times when I needed buckets and just drove and dunked over defenders.

I had no problems with the clash series. I liked how you basically had to start over and play with different players than your regular team. It basically let me try new guys out and the difficulty of the rockets game forced me to actually think about my lineup and strategize and scheme against them. I actually had to start mbah a moute to help keep harden at bay. Usually all the games in the mode are too easy that it becomes a bit mindless playing the mode.

Took me about 6-7 hours in total for the 13 games to finish everything. Luckily I had the day off yesterday to do it after a very busy weekend.

On a side note, it is pretty annoying to have to play against teams using old rosters.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:56 am

[Q] wrote:On a side note, it is pretty annoying to have to play against teams using old rosters.


Yeah, that's been an issue since LUT debuted. MyTEAM has similar problems.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:10 am

Obviously the UT roster is independent from the regular roster but I'm not sure how they manage that roster especially with them creating new teams and challenges every week. At the very least they should update jersey numbers and starting 5. Although I did notice at one point I had two Josh Hart base rookie cards with different jersey numbers, so I know it's possible
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