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Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:03 pm

Let's talk MyCAREER, and the Road to 99. For those who play the mode and its connected experiences, where are you at? What rating are you up to? Any highlights/big performances you care to share?

After really getting into MyCAREER last year and playing well ahead of the NBA schedule - I believe I was into my second season around March or April - I've slowed down after a quick start this year. For reasons I've mentioned in other topics, I haven't been quite as into MyCAREER this year, but another factor is that progress towards Badges and the like can also be made in The Playground and 2K Pro-Am. I do like that approach, as it means I can still improve my player (and sometimes even earn a decent amount of VC in a session) without having to play through the NBA season.

As such, I'm not that far ahead of the real 2018 season; I'm at December 20th, as of this post. Currently 89 Overall with 17 Badges, nine of them maxed out. Unfortunately, there are no Hall of Fame level Badges for the Sharpshooting Playmaker hybrid Archetype. I'm still slogging through, and even through the rough sessions, I like getting online with the guys to play some Pro-Am, so I'm hoping to at least make it to 90 Overall. Not sure if I can complete the Road to 99, though I'd like to have some of the perks you get in the 90s, so I'm intending to give it a shot. Right now I've maxed out all available ratings, so it's all about grinding for the next Cap Breaker, and stockpiling VC.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby sticky-fingers on Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:50 pm

I never started this mode.

BTW I strong believe that "Road to 99" has a two meanings :
for users, "Road to Level 99"
for 2K, "Road to 99$"
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:37 am

I like it. Though, judging by the VC requirements to upgrade so far, it would cost more than $99 to get to 99 Overall.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:03 pm

Finally hit 90 Overall last night after our 2K Pro-Am session. I wanted to at least get to 90 so I'm happy with that, but I'm not sure if I'll keep grinding for much longer.

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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby sticky-fingers on Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:32 am

No VC purchased ?
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:18 am

Not since the first week the game came out, when I got that initial boost to around 75 or so. A necessarily evil, considering the NLSC squad got into 2K Pro-Am right away as well.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby sticky-fingers on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:44 pm

1 booster and 5 months, woah :shock: :roll:
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:57 pm

In all fairness to the game, I have had stretches where I've not played MyCAREER or NBA 2K18 at all for a while, either because I've been playing NBA Live 18, or I've just been taking a break. If I'd been playing it as enthusiastically as I did MyCAREER in NBA 2K17, the progression would've been quicker. Of course, that speaks to the lack of appeal in MyCAREER this year - for me, at least - and one of the reasons is the grind. I could be further along, if I'd felt inclined to put in more time and effort.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby DaCrispy on Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:23 am

65 overall 7'3" max wingspan athletic monster got 10 points 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in my third game on six minute quarters.

Being a physical big man against Atlantas bench of Ilyasova and Muscala is the just too op
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby mrk326 on Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:37 am

its funny since i've been having straight triple double games though im at 71 overall, maybe because im with paul and harden lol
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:07 am

You definitely don't need to be rated 90+ Overall to put up some numbers in MyCAREER. Online, it's a little tougher. Different difficulty and gameplay tuning, and everyone tends to be rated higher.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby cavs4872 on Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:55 pm

I have been through hell and back when it comes to creating players, but the build I always come back to is my 6'9" rebounding defender forward. I have foolishly deleted players out of frustration or the desire to just stick to one build, but for me it's important to have a wealth of players as I have trouble sticking to one guy.

I've had a lot of fond my memories with my max height/weight rebounding defender center, but the only players I have at the moment are an 86 overall sharpshooting slasher small forward (which I can't even consistently hit threes with), a pure playmaking PG that's still in the prelude and my 85 rebounding defender I stated above; this is the player I projected myself to the NBA with. I'm not 6'9" irl, but I'm taller than most.

Do you guys ever regret your position/archetype choices, or do you just trudge through it?
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:25 pm

I think this is the first year I've second-guessed it, mostly due to the dunking issue, but it's working out OK for the most part. My biggest issue has been finding a jumpshot that I can hit Greens with consistently. I'm currently running with a custom jumper: James Harden Base, 55% Stephen Curry, 45% Larry Bird, second fastest release. It's working out a little better.

Pure Playmaker does look good and I was tempted to go that route, but the shooting Badges of the Sharpshooting Playmaker help out, even though they max out at Silver and Bronze. Speaking of Badges, I've earned all but one that's available to me, with 14 maxed out, three at Gold level. No Hall of Fame level Badges with my Archetype, unfortunately.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby DaCrispy on Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:34 am

I am a 67 overall and if I am with decent guards I can absolutely dominate in pro am and mypark.

Friday night in a pro am walk on game I got 32 points 11 rebounds and 6 blocks.

In my park I'm getting roughly 8 points a couple blocks and depending on my matchup lots of dunks and rebounds.

I'm a 7'3" two way athletic finisher and after trying a couple other builds this a is definitely my best.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:36 am

7'3" builds tend to be cheese even before they've levelled up, so no surprise there. What kind of ratings do your teammates and opponents have?
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby DaCrispy on Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:56 am

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The only screenshots I have but as is the case with 95% of online matches they're all rated 85+
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby kennii on Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:45 am

my game is bugged out/stuck in the second round of the playoffs. i can sim or play any games smh. im not starting over.
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Re: Where are you at in MyCAREER/The Road to 99?

Postby Andrew on Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:22 am

Ugh, that's brutal. I wouldn't feel inclined to start over, either.
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