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

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:38 am

I need to get stuck into some challenges, earn some cards and coins, and catch up with all your nifty squads!
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:30 am

It'll be good since the Kings are featured for this week's Throwback Thursday challenge. You have a chance to earn a short term card for either Tiny Archibald, Mitch Richmond, or Vlade Divac.

PS, I would LOVE to see Archibald's throwback uniform unlockable for The Streets.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:46 am

Those Garnett Celtic cards can be had for cheap right now.

I see you have a Wiggins hero card. I kept his Xmas card but I might have to do the hero challenge for a better version
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:07 am

The Hero card of Wiggins indeed has better stats compared to his Christmas variant. I snagged that Garnett the instant I saw that I could get it for 10,000 (I saw John Starks who also had 10,000 once, then he went back to being in the 50,000 range). All the legends I have were purchased for around 10,000, with the exception of English who was 16,000. Looking in the AH is definitely the smarter option compared to purchasing packs.

Also, I have some uniforms that I don't like (Spurs Gray Alternate especially), so if I put them up for auction, do I receive the amount of coins that another player purchased for it? If so, do I only have to put it for bidding, or am I able to specify a buy now price?
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Postby [Q] on Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:23 pm

Both. What I normally do is set the auction to start at just past whatever i would get if I discarded the card. usually like 150-200 coins for bad players or jerseys, coaches, courts. Then I set the buy now at whatever I think I can sucker someone into paying me (but still lower than the other similar cards in the AH, obviously)

the game says they take a percentage like 5% or something of what you sell it for, which doesn't make sense to me other than them wanting to be like 2K and taking coins out of the market so people will have to play for or buy them.

The statement jerseys are a bit more rare so you can probably sell them for a couple grand. I sold the Pelicans red for like 4-5000 buy now. Regular jerseys I usually get a couple hundred for them.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:55 am

Sold some of my jerseys and was able to get the Cavs Kemp card. That gives me another big man who can rebound, finish, and block shots, now increasing the count to six good defensive bigs (Kemp, Garnett, Nance, Drummond, Porzingis, and Embiid).

Trying to sell some of my other cards, but no luck doing so. It's strange how I put the Grizzilies' home uniform up for auction for 12 hours for 750 and nobody took it, yet I put the Warriors Icon uniform up for 5,000 and it sold in less than an hour.
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Postby [Q] on Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:07 am

I usually don't sell the regular home or away jerseys for much but I try to sell the ones for popular teams like the warriors or Cleveland for a little more. Not, 5000 but like 600-700. Sounds like you got lucky there for sure

I got the warriors Oak Town ones over thanksgiving and sold it for 20000
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:22 pm

If it's a popular team and people haven't had any luck getting a specific jersey themselves (and are running out of patience), you'll likely have more luck selling, even at a higher price point. Not that I'm advocating gouging, of course, but you'll definitely have better fortune with items for the most popular teams, especially if someone browsing the Auction House is getting impatient.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:56 am

Dang I knew he would win it but I had to go for redick who's rated 93 in 3s. Hard to find someone in the 90s that's not a legend.
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Awesome retro lineup!
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:59 pm

Whoa, Nique is almost a must-have with those stats.

what i found weird was divac as a kings legend had #12 on when he wore #21 for them.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:28 pm

Divac isn't the only one with an incorrect number; Celtics Garnett wears #4 in game instead of #5.

btw, Wilkins has to be my favorite card yet. He's an amazing finisher, quick, able to green threes when open, decent rebounding, and can get an occasional block here and there. Definitely one of the best cards released right now, only thing is that he costs a fortune at the AH (200,000 average!)
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:18 pm

shinron15 wrote:Divac isn't the only one with an incorrect number; Celtics Garnett wears #4 in game instead of #5.

btw, Wilkins has to be my favorite card yet. He's an amazing finisher, quick, able to green threes when open, decent rebounding, and can get an occasional block here and there. Definitely one of the best cards released right now, only thing is that he costs a fortune at the AH (200,000 average!)


Wow, that's ridiculous. I give them a pass for divacs number because already he's worn #12 but Garnett never wore #4 so that's just inexcusable.

I wanted to take my chances on a legend pack to see if I could get nique and got him on the first try! I have almost enough for a second one. What so you think my chances are for getting another one to flip for a profit?
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:57 am

Pretty rare from what I've seen. I saw one person on Twitter pull him twice, while I saw some others pull a Spud Webb on their second try (he's worth about 50,000).
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Postby [Q] on Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:17 am

I've seen him and Lenny go for as low as 10-15K so I figured if I miss I could recoup some of the coins. A bit of a gamble I guess
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Postby shinron15 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:36 am

Spud should be worth more than 10k, but because a lot of people didn't get Dominique, they sell all the other Hawks legends for cheap. Attempting to sell my Richardson card so I can get another HWC pack, and hope that I can get another Dominique so I can put him on auction.
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Postby [Q] on Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:03 am

Ah, supply and demand. Same reason why you can get Celtics Garnett for cheap
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:18 am

If I can pull another Dominique, I plan on saving for next weeks Throwback Thursday, and getting some legend guards, especially John Starks and Gary Payton
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:47 am

shinron15 wrote:If I can pull another Dominique, I plan on saving for next weeks Throwback Thursday, and getting some legend guards, especially John Starks and Gary Payton

I bought Payton for about 40k when they first released him and got a duplicate when I bought a pack trying to get another sonics player. Man, I would've loved to have gotten a Kemp or Allen. I wound up selling the duplicate for about 25k but lately I've seen affordable ones in the 20000s
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:34 pm

Sooo I bought another legends pack and got another nique and sold him for 149k. It was like 142 after getting taxed
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:14 am

Got a chance to play with Dominique Wilkins and this guy makes me feel like I'm cheating. Even against the triple double team of the week on all star difficulty, he had no problem scoring. No holes in his game, and he's made some highlight and one dunks. I'm glad I passed on the Xmas LeBron and wound up getting Wilkins instead. It would be hard to find a better all around player in the game
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 am

So I didn't have enough to purchase another Legends Pack in time, but the good news is that I didn't go out empty handed.

For not spending any real money for this team, this lineup is insane!

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First half against ToTW Heat (they didn't score until the 3rd Quarter):

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

Postby [Q] on Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:40 am

Whered you get your giannis card? I'd like to have him as my backup pf

I really like how my team is shaping up. I'll have to post a pic when I get a chance
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:45 am

Found him in the Auction House; I didn't even know Giannis had a gold card tbh. Got him for 15k, but I'm assuming that his gold is a very rare card. From what I've seen, his stats are some of the best I've seen from a gold card.

I'd love to see what your team looks like, so take a screenshot whenever you can
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Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:23 pm

Those are some brutal blowouts!
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:05 pm

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Lin was the first gold card i bought in the AH when I didn't have any money. First Legend I bought was Payton. I had to have him because (surprise, surprise) he plays just like my character. Gets steals whenever I want. I built my team based on the way I play on offense. A lot of pick n roll, usually score enough with one guy to get him doubled then find the open guys for 3. I needed a Center and didn't have anyone in mind, but I bought Kemp and put him there as I needed someone who's good on D and REBs. I got Xmas Redick because I wanted a 90+ sniper who's still decent on defense.

I just got the Wiggins hero card and it's identical to the Xmas one I had lol

also, Gary Payton and Gary Payton II on the same team
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:07 am

Nice team you got there! Love that connection of having both Paytons on the same team btw. I'm looking forward to the legends pack tomorrow (especially if it's the Celtics, Blazers, or Spurs).

PS, I found a gold Giannis going on auction for bids only (starts at 4,500), so if you can, check it out - it lasts 16 hours iirc.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:36 am

I've been meaning to upgrade my kuzma to the 85 ladder version and wound up dropping 51k to get one after posting that lol

Didn't intend to, but I got Kemp and Payton on the same team which is cool. Feels like NBA jam on a fast break with nique and Kemp dunking over everyone

I noticed there are new master challenges without needing heroes so I will work on getting warriors and totw players for cheap in the AH to get Curry
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:18 am

Found a LUT producer who gives hints on Thursday's legends the day before.

http://www.twitter.com/gmsholler
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Postby [Q] on Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:11 am

The Bob pet it one was clever lol
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:19 am

inb4 the Spurs legends hints look like this:

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Edit: Looks like the Magic will be featured tomorrow with a hint of Pennywise, so maybe we will see Hardaway, McGrady, possibly another Shaq, and maybe prime Dwight (might be stretching it here)
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:07 pm

Vin Diesel definitely seems to be hinting at Shaq.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

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Have a lot of players up on the auction block. Magic T-Mac and Shaq are must haves in my opinion.
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Postby [Q] on Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:37 pm

I think what I want more than magic legends are both 90s magic jerseys as throwbacks
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:25 pm

Ah, that would be cool.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:55 am

Without a doubt, these are the best legends released; true gamebreakers right here!

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Today must've been Shaq-happy since I pulled two Shaqs, and a trial Shaq card. Going to sell Diesel so I can get Mac.
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Postby zzcoolj21 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:14 am

Pulled 2 T-Mac's. I'm in the process of selling one but here is the team so far.

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

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:41 am

Alright, seems like a good time for me to get stuck into LUT for a couple of days.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:29 pm

Sold my duplicate Shaq and was able to get McGrady. It was madness trying to find a McGrady earlier that didn't go for exaggerated prices, same with O'Neal (800,000 coins, are you kidding me?!)

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Postby [Q] on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:06 pm

Dude mcgrady is a stud. Even on the easy difficulty, he still owned redick, mbah a moute, and Wilkins

I was hoping for a shaq card to sell but I got tmac and I might wind up keeping him

This mode is a lot of fun now with all these legends. UT was fun on live 15 but it was hard to build your team up.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:18 pm

After much procrastination and telling myself I'd start building my LUT, I played a few games this evening. I've got a couple of short term cards that I'm putting to use while building my lineup. I gave the Magic Legends challenge a try, and man, McGrady is unstoppable! I mounted a comeback in the fourth but it came up short, mostly because Curry could not hit a three. Waste of one of his three games trying to use him there, he didn't help at all.

I did pick up Taj Gibson for cheap in the Auction House, and he's pretty effective. Surprisingly, Cole Aldrich at 69 Overall had a couple of good games for me, including a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Definitely interesting trying to put the low cards to good use while trying to build your squad. At this point, I think I'm going to have to get stuck into the League Heroes challenges.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:50 am

I would start with the easier training camp challenges and the featured ones they have every week. Almost all games are on rookie or pro so early on I used poorly rated Tyler zeller or Joel Anthony on pick and rolls for easy buckets. The key for me was doing the playstyle challenges that give you overrated specialist cards so I got abrines and Justin Jackson who were rated 85 and 86 in 3s

If you want to build your team up quickly, I would continue to scour the AH for cheap deals as you can find them once in a while. When the game was launched, you couldn't get a gold card for less than 2000 but they are a bit more common now so you might be lucky enough to snag one for 1500 or less
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:00 am

Yeah, that's how I got Gibson. I'm working through the remaining Training Camp challenges at the moment, too.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:23 am

Currently doing the master curry series to try to save up enough coins for a second Magic legend. Enjoying the difficulty and challenge as most of the mode is just way too easy.

Also I think someone said that the number on the card isn't their in-game rating? I don't get it,what is it for then? Just like a general overall card value?
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 am

I don't know how the overalls work in LUT, because I do see them being different. Off the top of my head Mutombo (86), McGrady (93), Wilkins (92), and Shaq (94), appear with a 78, 89, 85, and 85 respectively on the substitutions and rosters screens, so I have no clue which are correct.

Also taking in fact that overall ratings are very inconsistent with the visible stats on each card, for example Wes Unseld is a 91 overall, yet Amar'e Stoudemire has better visible stats, yet he's an 89 overall.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:35 am

Yeah, it's kind of weird and very confusing. I usually base my opinions off the stats on the card.

Wound up getting a 2nd tmac and was a little disappointed with what he was fetching in the AH. I was hoping for a Shaq to be able to sell for a ton of coins.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 am

I was able to sell Shaq for 190k when he first came out, because of Shaq's popularity as a player. From what I've seen, prices can vary to a player's popularity, or based mainly on three point ratings.

Best example I can find is McGrady on release vs Glen Rice on Thursday. When people looked at McGrady's ratings, they found out that he was a better offensive player than Rice (who at the time was considered the best offensive player), and I saw some Rice cards going for 80k, but since people started to drop the price for auctioning McGrady, Rice went back to being worth 200+k mainly because of his three point rating (same with Chuck Person being in the 150+k range).

Popularity is also in consideration, because before the Magic challange, even Shaq's Cavs card went for about 80+k, even though Cavs Kemp had superior stats.
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