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Postby [Q] on Fri May 25, 2018 6:13 am

That's a Bucks version of Ray Allen? They had a Sonics and Celtics version right?
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Fri May 25, 2018 6:18 am

That's his Sonics version, as well as the only version (at least so far). Oddly enough, his portrait and CF have him with hair (which should be his Bucks years), but his card art has him bald and in a Sonics uniform. Even stranger, there exists a bald version of Allen, but he's only been seen as an NPC in the Live Events mode (representing the Celtics).

If he gets a Bucks version, he should have at least a 96 in threes. Even though he had two seasons with a higher three point percentage during his run with Celtics, he was more consistent at shooting more than 40% with Milwaukee.
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Postby [Q] on Fri May 25, 2018 6:24 am

Yeah I think it might have been them trying to reuse assets from previous games. I noticed Mitch Richmond in game doesn't match the card. There's a couple of players like that.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Fri May 25, 2018 6:31 am

Something I didn't notice until recently is that Master Garnett uses his Celtics CF instead of his Wolves CF. It's probably for the better, since his Timberwolves legend CF is awful, and doesn't even resemble him at all, while his Celtics variant looks much more like him.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Fri May 25, 2018 12:29 pm

Looks like a great card. I need more three-point shooting in my lineup, I think.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Sat May 26, 2018 8:23 am

J.R. Smith's 99 overall card represents the Knicks. This also strongly hints that masked LeBron is going be the 99 Master James card.
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Postby [Q] on Sat May 26, 2018 10:40 am

JR Smith is still an odd choice for a master. How much did he pay to get that spot lol
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

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

Postby Andrew on Sat May 26, 2018 11:57 am

Surprised his finishing rating is that low, though I guess it's already a pretty OP card.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Sat May 26, 2018 3:05 pm

Don't let that finishing rating fool you. Nuggets Smith has a flashy dunk package, and was capable of dunking over defenders, despite his finish rating being a 78, and this one looks even better.

It's kind of funny how people used to call the masters "poor man's legend cards", and here comes the part 2/2 program with 99 OVR cards. Now I see cards like 97 Bird going for 250k, and 96 Magic going for 70k.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Wed May 30, 2018 7:09 am

ToTY Antetokounmpo. First released card with all green attributes on the right side. Based on these ratings, he can play all five positions.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Wed May 30, 2018 1:06 pm

Only real weakness is three-point shooting, and 75 is generally good enough to knock down open ones.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:14 pm

Had a couple of exciting comeback victories last night. The cheapness of the AI in the ToTY and Legends Challenges had me trailing late, and in the case of the ToTY game, down big in the second quarter. Furious rallies late in the fourth resulted in wins both times however, with Chris Mullin hitting the gamewinner in the second contest. It's funny because the games were quite frustrating and examples of things that need to be toned down on the tougher difficulty settings for more balanced and realistic gameplay, but they also felt immensely satisfying because of the wins.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:11 pm

Went ahead and put together some clips of the comeback wins in this week's Monday Tip-Off.

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

Postby [Q] on Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:21 am

Andrew wrote:Had a couple of exciting comeback victories last night. The cheapness of the AI in the ToTY and Legends Challenges had me trailing late, and in the case of the ToTY game, down big in the second quarter. Furious rallies late in the fourth resulted in wins both times however, with Chris Mullin hitting the gamewinner in the second contest. It's funny because the games were quite frustrating and examples of things that need to be toned down on the tougher difficulty settings for more balanced and realistic gameplay, but they also felt immensely satisfying because of the wins.

I agree, I really enjoy the close games over 50 point blowouts. I like needing to strategize, playing the foul game, and all that comes at the end of a close game. If I lose it does feel like a complete waste of time though lol
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:25 am

Victory does make the cheapness worth it! It is something that needs to be addressed, but I do want the game to be competitive.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:06 pm

The Henny God is here.

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

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:14 pm

80 for finishing sill feels a little low.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:05 am

Best card art in the game. Best offensive player in the game.

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Are we sure Vince isn't on the cover of live 19? They juiced his stats just a little bit.

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The team is almost complete.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:17 am

That card looks simply unstoppable, assuming his dunk package matches the card art. Speaking of which, awesome card art indeed.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:37 pm

That's part 2 of his master card right?
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:00 pm

[Q] wrote:That's part 2 of his master card right?


Yep.

A bit of a shame they released them so late. The cover athlete for will be announced by the time all of the 2/2s are out. Maybe should have released them before the playoffs to keep peoples interest.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby matmat66 on Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:40 pm

Hi zzcoolj, is the 99 Vince Carter really much better in game compared to the 90 rated one? Thanks.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:14 am

matmat66 wrote:is the 99 Vince Carter really much better in game compared to the 90 rated one? Thanks.

Absolutely. You have a much easier time with on-ball defense with the 99 Master, as well as better shooting.

Slowly but surely, I'm getting most of these 99 Masters.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:08 pm

Have the dunk packages for the Master cards been fixed?
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:14 pm

I'm not so sure. I tested everyone except Pippen so far, and they all have good packages (minus Bird, but that's to be expected).

99 Bird and LeBron both have better dribble packages compared to their other cards.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby matmat66 on Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 pm

Thanks for the info shinron. I'm having difficulty beating the second game of the challenge with Westbrook, JR Smith, masked Lebron in the CPU's line up. I also lost to this same team in the Steph Curry challenge.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Got him in the Southeast Division Legends Challenge. Given it was Chris Mullin who helped me steal the victory, it only makes sense that I'd get another long-range bomber and offensive juggernaut.

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Postby zzcoolj21 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:08 pm

I just remembered Nuggets Melo was in one of the live events. Pretty sure 2011 Rose was as well.

I swear they had more content planned this year for ultimate team. Something must have happened behind the scenes. All of these retro faces and assets in the game but no throwback players is baffling to me.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:54 pm

If only the game were on PC. We could've made use of those for modding!
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby [Q] on Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:56 am

zzcoolj21 wrote:I just remembered Nuggets Melo was in one of the live events. Pretty sure 2011 Rose was as well.

I swear they had more content planned this year for ultimate team. Something must have happened behind the scenes. All of these retro faces and assets in the game but no throwback players is baffling to me.

There was something off about the content this year, despite them providing us with a lot of content every week. No throwback logos which they had in Live 15. So if you didn't want any logo arena or court other than your favorite team then all there others were a waste to get in packs. Also, classic jerseys were not included. What a bummer as I waited all season to play with the Hornets classics. I don't think they had alternate courts but that would've been cool to have. Throwback courts would've been a nice bonus.


Nuggets Carmelo and Mavs Dirk and Raptors Carter were on the 2000s team from the master challenges
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:50 am

Agreed, some missed opportunities with no throwback jerseys, courts, and logos.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:18 pm

Picked up Ray Allen for 10,000 coins from the Auction House. Still in my Collection for the moment, currently running with this lineup:

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

Postby shinron15 on Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:58 am

Got lucky with the newest challenges this week. ToTY challenge awarded me with Big Moments LeBron, so I made a decent amount of coins from him, and I got Hakeem Olajuwon from the Southwest Division Legends, so I finally get Hakeem after parting ways with him a while back.

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Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:08 am

I haven't been so lucky with the recent ToTY Challenges: Trey Burke, and someone else whose name escapes me at the moment (but was around 86 Overall). Mind you, I have had good luck with previous Challenges and with some of the Legends Packs pulls, so I can't complain too much.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:37 am

Sometimes, just getting an Elite ToTW player can benefit you in certain ways. A few weeks ago, I got ToTW Myles Turner, and ToTW John Wall. Both work out really well for the Master Wall challenge, and not to mention that Turner has one of the highest defense ratings for a ToTW card.

The first three PG Masters (Wall, Curry, and Brodie) require ToTW players, and I'd say keep the Elites so you don't have to get gold players, should you attempt the challenges.

I also saw that you potentially wanted Magic and/or Bird for your lineup. Magic's Master requires all the hero challenges to be completed, but you can at least attempt Bird's challenge much faster. All you need for the challenge is 2 Celtics players, 2 Wing Shooter players, and 2 Legends in your lineup.
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Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:39 am

For sure. I do generally hold onto them in case I need them to qualify for a Challenge.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby zzcoolj21 on Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:43 am

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3 players away from doing everything I want to do in the mode.

2 of them are the most expensive in the game and the other will be the most expensive when it comes out.

We'll see.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 am

Insane.

I still have to play the Playoffs Challenges, so I've still got something to do this offseason. There are a couple more 90s Legends I wouldn't mind getting, but I already feel quite accomplished already.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby shinron15 on Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:08 am

Some decade lineups that I have
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Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:11 am

Awesome! I definitely envy that. And am also reminded how much I'd like to see the Decade All-Stars return in NBA Live 19, for Play Now purposes.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby matmat66 on Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:01 am

Great lineup shinron! Does the 99 Pippen dunk?
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Postby shinron15 on Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:29 pm

Sadly, he does not dunk frequently. Oddly enough, his legend card can dunk just fine, but for whatever reason, his master loves to prioritize layups over dunking (Master Garnett has this issue too).
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:36 pm

The Legend version of Pippen originally had that problem as well, though it's since been fixed.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby matmat66 on Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:48 pm

shinron15 wrote:Sadly, he does not dunk frequently. Oddly enough, his legend card can dunk just fine, but for whatever reason, his master loves to prioritize layups over dunking (Master Garnett has this issue too).


That's really odd given his 99 rating and the fact that he was really a dunker during his playing days. I might just stick with my legend Scottie Pippen since he already have a good dunk package. Thanks
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby matmat66 on Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:51 pm

My difficulty with Live 18 is the fact that I cannot win games in All Star and Superstar difficulty settings without having players with high 3 pt. ratings. I cannot effectively slash to the basket, either I cannot get pass by the defender or my shot will get blocked, even the dunk attempts. So I really rely on the 3 pt shot to win.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:12 pm

I've found that as well. I've had to alter my 90s rotation accordingly.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:18 am

Last ToTY Challenge yielded a Big Moments Dirk Nowitzki card for me.

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

Postby shinron15 on Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:18 am

Nice, that Dirk card is a good substitute for Bird if you don't have him yet. On top of that, this Nowitzki can actually block shots as apposed to his gold cards.

Newest legends challenge features every legend team from the Eastern Conference. I completed the challenge and ended up with Kenny Anderson. I wanted Ewing, since he's rare, but I can't complain too much, since I haven't even seen him on the AH for months now.
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Re: Live Ultimate Team - How is your team doing?

Postby Andrew on Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:01 am

I figured they'd be done with new content, so that's good news. I'll have to try my luck with that one. I'd like Ewing too, but as you said, he's extremely rare.
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