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Kstat
01-04-2011, 06:12 PM
anyone on??

Should be a group on later, but nobody's playing until we talk things over. I'll start taking challenge privileges away if I have to. We will not go down the same road as last season.

cgg
01-04-2011, 07:33 PM
Who's ever made challenges except who was there last night?

Kstat
01-04-2011, 07:54 PM
Who's ever made challenges except who was there last night?

It's not about that. I'm saying whoever wants to play from now on is going to get on the same page as the rest of us. I let a lot of things go last season for the sake of making people happy that also cost us a ton of games. We're trying to win now.

pacer4ever
01-04-2011, 08:07 PM
It's not about that. I'm saying whoever wants to play from now on is going to get on the same page as the rest of us. I let a lot of things go last season for the sake of making people happy that also cost us a ton of games. We're trying to win now.

dude it is just a video game it isnt that deep.

Kstat
01-04-2011, 08:23 PM
On some level, it's still basketball. The fundamentals still apply, which we realized last night when we started following them again and immediately started winning games.

Besides, making sure everyone is on the same page is a fundamental rule of anything. You could play call of duty and have the same attitude.

Is it just a video game? Sure. Is there anything real at stake here? Nope. But those of us who have done this here for years and put a lot of time and effort in this are tired of the losing. We've put a lot of time and effort into this, and we'd like to make the playoffs.

pwee31
01-04-2011, 08:32 PM
I can't figure out how to shoot on 2k11. I even went through practice to get comfy on when to release the ball... so I dunno.

I was actually good at 2k9 and 2k10. I stink at 2k11

Kstat
01-04-2011, 08:38 PM
I can't figure out how to shoot on 2k11. I even went through practice to get comfy on when to release the ball... so I dunno.

I was actually good at 2k9 and 2k10. I stink at 2k11

turn on the shooting feedback indicator for online games. It helps a ton.

pwee31
01-04-2011, 09:03 PM
turn on the shooting feedback indicator for online games. It helps a ton.

I didn't even know there was such a thing to turn on for online games. I saw the indicator on the practice level, but not the online level.

Perhaps that explains why it seems like some guys don't miss!

pacer4ever
01-04-2011, 09:06 PM
I didn't even know there was such a thing to turn on for online games. I saw the indicator on the practice level, but not the online level.

Perhaps that explains why it seems like some guys don't miss!

ya most everyone uses the shot feedback tool

tora tora
01-04-2011, 11:15 PM
I'm on who's playing 2nite?

pacer4ever
01-04-2011, 11:19 PM
I'm on who's playing 2nite?

i will if we have a 3rd

Kstat
01-05-2011, 03:34 AM
We ran our winning streak up to to 8 tonight. Should have been 9 but the game disconnected.

This is as well as we have ever played in my years doing this. Great team chemistry all around. Bad teams, good team, we're smoking with all of em.

Kstat
01-05-2011, 03:50 AM
we're now ranked 18th

tora tora
01-06-2011, 12:22 AM
I opened some ports on my router so I should be good to go now.

Kstat
01-07-2011, 05:52 PM
Due to some technicalities disqualifying teams above us (namely, they neglected to send in playoff rosters before the deadline), WE ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!

pacer4ever
01-07-2011, 06:03 PM
Due to some technicalities disqualifying teams above us (namely, they neglected to send in playoff rosters before the deadline), WE ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS!

It says we are 45th. is that wrong or are there 45 teams in the playoffs??

So i take it we cant play unless ur s/n is hicks, bender,detroit,cgg??

Kstat
01-07-2011, 06:16 PM
It says we are 45th. is that wrong or are there 45 teams in the playoffs??

So i take it we cant play unless ur s/n is hicks, bender,detroit,cgg??

1. I just said a bunch of teams above us failed to send in their playoff rosters, making them ineligible.

2. I sent in my playoff roster in at the beginning of the month. The depth chart is as follows:

1. Kstat
2. Ryan
3. Hicks
4. Robertmto
5. CGG
6. Pacer4ever

All matches are to be played on a Monday/Wednesday schedule, at or before 9PM est. I messaged the other team's leader to set up a date/format for the match. We can play any number from 2v2 to 5v5, but it depends on preference and availability.

In other words, if it's a 3v3 match, I go with the first 3 names on the list. If one of the top 3 won't be available, I ask the next person on the list, and so on.

If neither me nor him can agree on the number of players, then it goes to a 2v2 game by default. Hopefully it won't come to that.

Ryan
01-09-2011, 06:08 PM
we beat the 9th ranked team who is 16-2 last night.

Kstat
01-10-2011, 03:12 AM
we lost in the first round by 4 points. Story of our season.

Oh well, we have 1 more season to go. Hopefully we get a better seed next time.

pacer4ever
01-13-2011, 07:18 PM
any 1 playing 2 nite?

Kstat
01-13-2011, 07:19 PM
I can go until 730.

cgg
01-13-2011, 07:21 PM
I can play.

cgg
01-13-2011, 07:26 PM
lets go kstat

pacer4ever
01-13-2011, 09:07 PM
2-0 beat the #3 overall team and in the other game we had 0 turnovers LOl

Kstat
01-13-2011, 09:17 PM
That is easily the best 2-game stretch this team has ever had. A zero-turnover game followed by whipping a top-3 team.

cgg
01-13-2011, 09:25 PM
We have good ball movement with that lineup.

Dr. Awesome
01-13-2011, 09:33 PM
I might have the worst XBOX rank here, but at least I have the best GB rank. :-p

cgg
01-14-2011, 02:08 PM
Anyone playing today?

pacer4ever
01-14-2011, 02:11 PM
Anyone playing today?

i have phsical thearpy untill 2:00 and i can play untill 5 ill be on then.

cgg
01-14-2011, 02:25 PM
I can play at 3:30

Hicks
01-14-2011, 04:29 PM
If we can get a match started at 345, I think I can play the entire game. But I have to be leaving by 4:30 at the latest.

pacer4ever
01-14-2011, 04:31 PM
CGG get on

cgg
01-14-2011, 04:35 PM
ill be home in 10-15 min

Kstat
01-14-2011, 06:29 PM
winning streak is over, but a new one begins....

Dr. Awesome
01-14-2011, 06:37 PM
I have the game, but have never played with team members. I own a video game website though, so I have been trying to get active on more games, if a spot opens up I'm usually available whenever.

Kstat
01-14-2011, 06:40 PM
We have a spot open now, providing you're willing to play within our team philosophy.

It's really simple. I streamlined it so most anyone can get it down in 10 minutes.

Dr. Awesome
01-14-2011, 09:40 PM
Yea man, I'm all about teamwork. I've been playing GB since it was first created.

GB - pacer
GT - z SnEaKy P z

I have no experience with playing on the team game of 2K11, but I'm perfectly willing to learn.

Kstat
01-14-2011, 09:55 PM
ok, you're the 14th member. we have room for 1 more.

cgg
01-15-2011, 06:16 PM
Anyone playing today?

Hicks
01-15-2011, 06:21 PM
Detroit and I are on now.

cgg
01-15-2011, 06:58 PM
I'm getting on now.

cgg
01-15-2011, 10:20 PM
I'm back, whenever everyone is ready to play again.

pacer4ever
01-15-2011, 10:24 PM
I'm back, whenever everyone is ready to play again.

after the football game

Dr. Awesome
01-15-2011, 11:08 PM
I can if needed. My AIM is xGrangeR33x if ya'll have a screenname. My XBOX is downstairs.

pacer4ever
01-15-2011, 11:23 PM
I can if needed. My AIM is xGrangeR33x if ya'll have a screenname. My XBOX is downstairs.

I added u on XBL

Dr. Awesome
01-16-2011, 12:09 AM
Aight guys, I'm on.

Kstat
01-16-2011, 01:36 PM
An update:

As I hoped, our 2nd season is progressing much better than our first. We're 27-13 in our last 40 games, and up to 21st in the standings.

Crazy how far we've come in style and efficiency between then and now.

cgg
01-16-2011, 02:46 PM
Anyone playing today?

pacer4ever
01-16-2011, 03:02 PM
Anyone playing today?

maybe after the pats jets game.

Dr. Awesome
01-16-2011, 03:04 PM
I can whenever.

Hicks
01-16-2011, 03:21 PM
Maybe tonight.

pacer4ever
01-16-2011, 10:18 PM
is any 1 on??? are we playing 2 night??

ThA HoyA
01-17-2011, 04:51 PM
Told me no one left in the game and now my xbox won't come back on!! WTF!

cgg
01-17-2011, 07:15 PM
The xbox doesn't work at all now?

We've got 2 online, need another.

pacer4ever
01-17-2011, 07:16 PM
The xbox doesn't work at all now?

We've got 2 online, need another.

im down

cgg
01-17-2011, 07:21 PM
nvm, kstat is done

ThA HoyA
01-17-2011, 10:19 PM
The xbox doesn't work at all now?

We've got 2 online, need another.

It didn't turn on for like a couple hours I guess now it's on really weird.... After that happened check all my other stuff and laptop and iPad were on the internet

pacer4ever
01-17-2011, 10:35 PM
are we playin 2 nite

cgg
01-18-2011, 03:19 AM
kstat is off tomorrow so we'll probably play a lot.

cgg
01-18-2011, 12:54 PM
I can play whenever others are ready.

pacer4ever
01-18-2011, 12:59 PM
I can play whenever others are ready.

got PT till 2:30

Hicks
01-18-2011, 04:27 PM
I can play whenever.

Kstat
01-18-2011, 05:10 PM
I can go until 6, then i'll be on around 9.

Dr. Awesome
01-18-2011, 05:11 PM
I will be on later...I'm trying to work on my site right now though. If anyone has AIM add me, xGrangeR33x and lemme know when ya'll are getting one.

tora tora
01-18-2011, 06:10 PM
It would be nice to get more people involved and stop settling for so many 3vs3's.

Sparhawk
01-18-2011, 06:18 PM
It would be nice to get more people involved and stop settling for so many 3vs3's.

I wouldn't mind going against some of you guys to see if I have what it takes. I mostly play my Association and MyPlayer, but I'd be down with some games. I just don't know when I'll be on during the week, but I'm down on weekends for sure.

cgg
01-18-2011, 08:50 PM
I got a camera. This is what 2k looks like when I record it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF_GyajV4l4

cgg
01-19-2011, 02:28 AM
First half game video of This match (http://gamebattles.com/xbox360/nba-2k11/team/one-rainy-day/match/?id=22407674) should be available in an hour.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epi8AerL4jo

cgg
01-19-2011, 02:37 AM
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Dr. Awesome
01-19-2011, 05:24 AM
Sorry about getting booted guys, what happened with the match, I saw it wasn't there? I would have stayed but my roommate was waiting on me to go out..I was trying to put it off until the end of the game, but once I got booted I figured it didn't matter...

Kstat
01-19-2011, 08:41 AM
No biggie. Just bad luck.

Kstat
01-19-2011, 10:31 AM
I did find a lot of things in the film that will help in future games. Excellent work.

Not having Matt Barnes really hurt us last night. Odom kept getting switched out on Mike Miller and never closed. I also did a very poor job coming with help on that lebron ISO, even though it was pretty obvious that he was taking it himself.

cgg
01-19-2011, 11:55 AM
Anyone around to play?

pacer4ever
01-19-2011, 12:58 PM
Anyone around to play?

i could play

Kstat
01-19-2011, 01:16 PM
I can go for a little while.

cgg
01-19-2011, 02:01 PM
p4e, we're ready whenever you get on.

Kstat
01-20-2011, 06:53 PM
Got time for 1 if anyone else is around.

cgg
01-20-2011, 06:54 PM
yes sir

Dr. Awesome
01-21-2011, 12:46 AM
I saw this on another website and thought it was funny. Some guy was describing his My Player experience and apparently he was drafted by the Pacers...its funny how realistic this game is:


The pacers are just awful in this game. Every play we run is a screen for Danny Granger and even though I'm a PG the coach puts me in at SG 80% of the time. I was playing at Miami the other day and we were getting crushed until I got subbed in at PG. I made four three's in the fourth quarter and then get subbed out! We had closed the gap to 4 and when I got back in it was 11.

/rant
/ eff the pacers
/ danny granger sucks
/ lol roy hibbert
/ hope i get traded to the knicks

Kstat
01-21-2011, 01:15 AM
I got outcoached tonight. Twice. Never again.

Kstat
01-21-2011, 05:25 PM
I'll be around in 20 mins or so.

pacer4ever
01-21-2011, 05:30 PM
I'll be around in 20 mins or so.

Xbox Live is down for me

Kstat
01-22-2011, 01:04 AM
Pacer4ever outscored an entire team by himself today. Just thought that deserved a mention.

Trader Joe
01-22-2011, 01:07 AM
with who?

Dr. Awesome
01-22-2011, 01:13 AM
with who?

Ben Gordon/Rip Hamilton.

Trader Joe
01-22-2011, 01:14 AM
3 point barrage?

pacer4ever
01-22-2011, 01:16 AM
3 point barrage?

3 3s i think i went 11-20 from the field i think

Kstat
01-22-2011, 01:17 AM
I'd like to point out I set some nasty baseline screens for him with austin daye....

pacer4ever
01-22-2011, 01:18 AM
I'd like to point out I set some nasty baseline screens for him with austin daye....

ya u set good screens . U couldnt buy a shot with him or u would have had 27 also

Dr. Awesome
01-22-2011, 03:18 AM
I'd like to point out I set some nasty baseline screens for him with austin daye....

Psh, he wouldn't have outscored the other team by himself with out my stingy defense.

My guy: 0-7 for 0 points with 2 assists and 6 turnovers.

:-p

Kstat
01-22-2011, 04:35 PM
we could use 1 more.

cgg
01-22-2011, 04:42 PM
Get one for 4 or 4:15 and I'll get on after I run to CVS.

Dr. Awesome
01-22-2011, 04:59 PM
I can get on in a little as well.

pwee31
01-22-2011, 05:22 PM
I'm starting to improve at 2K11. I hate the passing controls, I've never been a fan of icon passing (holding down button to see passing options), but the game is so touchy with game flow passing and can be running towards and looking right at the player I want to pass to, and a slight bump or movement changes the cursor and usually winds up as a turnover.

It's also ridiculous how many balls are batted down and deflected. I think in recent years 2K has tried being a little too real, and has ruined some of the game play that made 2k9 so much fun.

Is the shooting motion is forced. I understand they try to make it where the best shot is at the top of a player's release, but even that feels forced and robot-like instead of free flowing.

It was mentioned to use the shot indicator or whatever, but I don't like that, it takes away from the focus of the game for me, as you're constantly looking at that indicator, instead of just playing the game.

It won't get better or change this year,but I hope they make improvements in the future, maybe EA Sports failure with Elite will cause them to make a really good NBA game. Who knows?

Kstat
01-25-2011, 07:36 PM
we need 1.

Kstat
01-29-2011, 06:40 PM
I have limited time tonight but can go a few right now. we need 1

pacer4ever
01-29-2011, 06:42 PM
I have limited time tonight but can go a few right now. we need 1

im playing with Brandon Rush cant play right now

cgg
01-29-2011, 06:42 PM
I left my game at a friends house, so I can't play right now.

cgg
01-29-2011, 06:43 PM
im playing with Brandon Rush cant play right now

Tell him he can join the team, we need defense. lol

Dr. Awesome
01-29-2011, 07:05 PM
im playing with Brandon Rush cant play right now

I hate you. I'm his biggest fan.

pacer4ever
01-29-2011, 07:12 PM
I hate you. I'm his biggest fan.

were tlking JOB

Dr. Awesome
01-29-2011, 07:13 PM
were tlking JOB

Spill. Have him join our team, that would be sick.

BringJackBack
01-29-2011, 07:19 PM
were tlking JOB

Like what?

Dr. Awesome
02-01-2011, 04:06 PM
Almost 3 pages down, we still doing this?

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 04:08 PM
Almost 3 pages down, we still doing this?

iL PLAY but no one eles is ever on

Kstat
02-01-2011, 05:16 PM
Almost 3 pages down, we still doing this?

Absolutely. I'm off tomorrow.

pacer4ever
02-01-2011, 07:02 PM
Anyone playing 2 nite?

pacer4ever
02-02-2011, 10:50 PM
Any 1 playing 2 nite?

Kstat
02-02-2011, 11:02 PM
I'm around.

cgg
02-16-2011, 10:37 PM
Anyone wanna play tonight?

Kstat
02-16-2011, 10:50 PM
I can.

cgg
02-16-2011, 11:06 PM
okay I'm on and xbox live is renewed

pacer4ever
02-20-2011, 12:51 AM
any 1 wanna play?

Dr. Awesome
02-20-2011, 05:50 AM
I'm down to start again, I have been out of town.

Kstat
02-24-2011, 02:42 PM
Need one for some mid day games...

pacer4ever
02-24-2011, 02:47 PM
Need one for some mid day games...

give me a few mins

tora tora
02-25-2011, 12:59 AM
are you guys playing tonight?

pacer4ever
02-26-2011, 12:10 AM
we playing 2nite??

Kstat
02-26-2011, 12:19 AM
I can go if need be.

Kstat
06-28-2011, 09:58 PM
We could use a 3rd for some games tonight.

cgg
06-28-2011, 10:19 PM
i can probably play again in about 30-45 mins

Kstat
07-05-2011, 11:32 PM
We could use a 3rd for some league games...

cgg
07-05-2011, 11:38 PM
to tired tonight

tora tora
07-05-2011, 11:44 PM
Xbox is being repaired, should be back by the weekend...

Kstat
07-07-2011, 07:22 PM
games tonight around 10-11 for those interested.

pacer4ever
07-07-2011, 07:55 PM
games tonight around 10-11 for those interested.

i wont get home till about 10 or later but i should be able to play.

Kstat
07-07-2011, 07:55 PM
also, FYI the reconfigured final standings for the winter season are in: we finished 4th out of 312 teams.

Ryan
07-07-2011, 07:59 PM
we played 1 playoff game and lost yet we finish 4th. lame.

we have a good start going this go around. it seems like there is always 15 matches posted (2v2 thru 5v5) so people who havent played in a while.. get back on board.

we just play. win lose or draw we try to have fun.

Kstat
07-07-2011, 08:00 PM
actually, that was the fall season. the winter season was the one following that one. We won %52 of our games, the only time we've ever finished above .500.

I believe we made the playoffs too. We were just inactive at the time.

ApNeDtRiEeW
07-07-2011, 09:00 PM
How do I get in on this?

pacer4ever
07-07-2011, 09:01 PM
How do I get in on this?

sign up for gamebattles

http://gamebattles.com/

Kstat
07-07-2011, 09:04 PM
How do I get in on this?

1. sign up for a gamebattles account.

2. Respond to the confirmation email (VERY important)

3. Reply on this thread with both your xbox live gamertag and gamebattles username.

There's a 12 hour wait to play once you sign up, so the sooner you get it out of the way, the better.

Derek2k3
07-07-2011, 09:07 PM
This is Xbox only, right?

Kstat
07-07-2011, 09:08 PM
This is Xbox only, right?

correct.

Nobody's preventing anyone from setting up a PS3 gamebattles team ,but this is an XBox live thread.

Hicks
07-07-2011, 09:38 PM
I'm up for playing a little bit again, if you'd like. I still go by "Hicks The White" on Live.

I'm very busy the rest of this month, though. I could only play a little.

Kstat
07-07-2011, 09:42 PM
says your account is ineligible again. must need some updating.

Hicks
07-07-2011, 09:47 PM
I got an invite and accepted. I'm assuming I've still got to wait 12 hours for eligibility.

Just as well; tonight if I was going to be free at all it was probably only going to be until about midnight anyway, and I have to go do some work for a while, too.

Still, if it's not too close to 12, I may pop up online just to see if there's a scrimmage or something. I'd like to get my feet wet again.

imbtyler
07-08-2011, 02:37 AM
3. Reply on this thread with both your xbox live gamertag and gamebattles username.

gamertag: btylerx
gamebattles: imbtyler

I just signed up, so in about 12 hours, I guess I'll be eligible to play. I'm excited to get on 2K11 against some decent competitors.

Kstat
07-08-2011, 04:38 AM
added.

Kstat
07-10-2011, 04:57 PM
Looking to get some games in tonight around 8-9.

Ryan
07-10-2011, 10:14 PM
Bump let's goooo

notque
07-10-2011, 11:24 PM
my name is notque on xbox live. Add me, I play random team ups all the time, and i'm sick of people who don't know how to play.

I'm game tonight if anyone's up

made a gamebattles account, notque there as well

Sparhawk
07-11-2011, 12:59 PM
Just wanted to say that I just started my second season of My Player mode. I'm on the Lakers trying to get traded to the Pacers but it's a no go so far. However, the Pacers signed Vince Carter and Carmelo Anthony. They still have Granger and traded their 2011 pick for Gordon Hayward. Holy crap are they good. They even resigned Duns and Ford. Very strange things are happening.

I'd love to team up, but I rarely have time to play during the week. I might sign up with the gamebattles and see about some weekend play. I'd definitely like to test my skills out. Haven't played online yet.

pacer4ever
07-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Kstat u down for some games right now?

Hicks
07-11-2011, 01:41 PM
Figures; I had time to play Saturday night, but not Sunday.

pacer4ever
07-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Figures; I had time to play Saturday night, but not Sunday.

we could play now but stupid game battles changed team leaders rules. I cant pick games now because we have to limit the captains too two.

Hicks
07-11-2011, 01:45 PM
I couldn't play this second anyway; I have to leave soon. Modest chance I could have an hour or two tonight (like 10 or 11 until 1230)

Hicks
07-11-2011, 08:09 PM
Got my work done early tonight. I could play whenever if you need a 3rd/4th/5th until about 1215.

notque
07-11-2011, 08:14 PM
Got my work done early tonight. I could play whenever if you need a 3rd/4th/5th until about 1215.

I'm in too, username notque

Kstat
07-11-2011, 09:28 PM
I'm in too, username notque
you don't show up on gamebattles.

Ryan
07-11-2011, 10:11 PM
Looking for one more player or more to join hicks and I

notque
07-11-2011, 10:19 PM
Jumping on now.

Kstat
07-11-2011, 10:29 PM
Jumping on now.

You arent listed on gamebattles.

notque
07-11-2011, 11:00 PM
You arent listed on gamebattles.

I created an account under notque...

just logged in... looks fine..

Kstat
07-12-2011, 06:47 AM
I created an account under notque...

just logged in... looks fine..

Just added you. You're good to go now.

Kstat
07-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Should be around in 2 hours or so for some games tonight.

Hicks
07-12-2011, 10:09 PM
I can play for a couple hours if we have enough folks.

notque
07-12-2011, 10:22 PM
I'm in for a game.

ApNeDtRiEeW
07-12-2011, 10:40 PM
tried gamebattles for a couple days....until it became obvious you would have to record every game you play due to people who can't take a loss.

Kstat
07-13-2011, 12:20 PM
A successful night last night (we went 3-2), but one thing I feel I need to get across....

When you post a challenge, you must submit a specific roster. This cannot be changed after the fact. If another team accepts that challenge, the players you submitted are locked in to that match. So, whenever anyone feels they don't have enough time to play another game, I need to know ahead of time, so I don't place you on the active roster.

notque
07-13-2011, 01:24 PM
Had fun. I setup my audio so I could hear everyone even though I didn't have a mic.

Will probably just pick up a mic on the way home today. We were sure playing with some terrible teams.

The Wolves? Really?

The first game I was Kidd, aside from that I don't think I played with a player rated over 74. :)

Kstat
07-13-2011, 01:51 PM
the first game you played was an official match. The other two games were just intra-squad scrimmages.

We don't worry about wins or losses in scrimmages. It's just practice. It;s usually better practice to be lesser teams like Minnesota or Indiana.

pacersgroningen
07-13-2011, 02:58 PM
I've decided to use my month of xbox live... my gamertag is pacersgroningen, I would love to play with some of you guys! Maybe somebody can send me a message when would suit and give me some pointers on how to make it work!

Ryan
07-13-2011, 10:00 PM
Me and it looks like greenway are on. Anyone wanna
Play!

pacer4ever
07-13-2011, 10:11 PM
Me and it looks like greenway are on. Anyone wanna
Play!

YA

Ryan
07-13-2011, 11:44 PM
K stat report our win as the hawks. It won't let me

Kstat
07-14-2011, 12:10 AM
Done.

Ryan
07-14-2011, 12:22 AM
And that one. Why can't I report?

Kstat
07-14-2011, 12:25 AM
You won the 2nd game?

Ryan
07-14-2011, 12:27 AM
Yea

Kstat
07-14-2011, 12:29 AM
K done

Ryan
07-14-2011, 01:09 AM
Three game win streak

Kstat
07-14-2011, 01:12 AM
From now on I need scores. We won the 3rd game as well?

Ryan
07-14-2011, 01:17 AM
Yes. Will do scores next game

Ryan
07-14-2011, 01:46 AM
43-38 win

notque
07-14-2011, 01:40 PM
Feels like we had great games last night. Dallas is working well for us. Hope you guys don't mind that I'm very non-shooting at point guard.

I like to try to get you guys the ball in spots. And I understand if you guys don't like to run, but I tend to push it and then pull back if nothing is available. Most guys push it, and don't pull back.

There was one guy running with me at times, but most of the time it was "pull back" so I tried to follow the feel of things.

Great games though. I almost bought a mic, but I think I sort of like the quiet point guard thing. Makes me listen closely to what you guys are doing, and then I can get someone the ball in a good spot that's frustrated or whatever.

Ryan
07-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Great games last night. 4-1 is the best night ive had in a while. Had fun with hicks
NotQue pacer4 and greenway. I'll be on today and tonight as well

Ryan
07-14-2011, 03:27 PM
17-13 on the season ranked 65. Up from I believe 111 before the games started

Ryan
07-14-2011, 11:40 PM
won last game we were pistons they were boston. no score sorry

Ryan
07-15-2011, 12:10 AM
we won second game as bulls vs thunder 60-59

Kstat
07-15-2011, 02:24 PM
we're on our way back. 6 out of 7 and 14 of our last 18.

notque
07-15-2011, 08:23 PM
Anyone want to play now?

Ryan
07-15-2011, 08:38 PM
im out until sunday at least.

gotta give hicks props for the bulls game. he made two crucial free throws to win the game for us. excellent game by greenway too. they carried us

Kstat
07-15-2011, 10:21 PM
As am I, so no late games tonight or tomorrow.

D0NT SH0OT ME
07-16-2011, 05:24 AM
If you guys are looking for any new member I'm interested in joining. GT is D0NT SH0OT ME, GB is D0NTSH0OTME

tora tora
07-16-2011, 12:15 PM
Biggest roster ever?

Kstat
07-16-2011, 01:37 PM
no, we've been maxed out at 15 for a while now. I've been removing inactive players to add more.

Kstat
07-16-2011, 01:39 PM
I will say, this is both the deepest and the most talented roster we've had since we started. We added both the role players and the firepower up front that we've been lacking for 8 months.

PD historically has yet to make it out of the first round, but I seriously believe we have a shot at winning the whole thing this season.

D0NT SH0OT ME
07-16-2011, 05:15 PM
Awwwww, but I haz mad skillz!

LetsTalkPacers
07-16-2011, 08:56 PM
we playing today?

Kstat
07-16-2011, 10:24 PM
we playing today?

Ryan and I are both unavailable for tonight, so no official matches until tomorrow.

imbtyler
07-16-2011, 10:34 PM
we playing today?

I'm down to play out-of-league. We should form a "crew" with our respective My Players.

pacer4ever
07-16-2011, 11:01 PM
I'm down to play out-of-league. We should form a "crew" with our respective My Players.

so you want to play the glitch mode? Playing with the my players online are so stupid a bunch of 7'6 guys running around playing pg. My 6'3 max pg has no shot.

I don't feel like playing tonight i might play tomorrow it depends

pacersgroningen
07-17-2011, 12:20 PM
I'm online and ready to play, pls add me!

Kstat
07-17-2011, 03:46 PM
I'll be around for a few hours until 7 or so in case anyone wants to play some matches.

Ryan
07-17-2011, 05:21 PM
will be on at 9 or so for a long night of wins.

pacer4ever
07-17-2011, 05:34 PM
we need 1 more

tora tora
07-17-2011, 10:09 PM
Ready to play if there's any openings...

imbtyler
07-17-2011, 10:45 PM
Ready to play if there's any openings...

This.

Kstat
07-18-2011, 01:44 AM
Good games everyone.

pacer4ever
07-18-2011, 12:54 PM
Good games everyone.

what was the record after i left?

notque
07-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Any input on my game?

Kstat
07-18-2011, 03:02 PM
what was the record after i left?

we played one match and it got canceled due to a misunderstanding.

The team that quit on us got their no-show win.

Basically, finishing the game and losing to the computer killed us.

pacersgroningen
07-18-2011, 04:19 PM
gamertag and gamebattle name is pacersgroningen, so hopefully today I can join in on the fun :)

Kstat
07-18-2011, 04:22 PM
Any input on my game?

you'd benefit from a mic.

Outside from that, perimeter defense is something everyone can work on.

Kstat
07-18-2011, 04:25 PM
gamertag and gamebattle name is pacersgroningen, so hopefully today I can join in on the fun :)

there's a 12 hour wait limit, but aside from that you have to link your xbox gamertag to your gamebattles account.

Kstat
07-19-2011, 04:52 PM
around for games in a few hours...

notque
07-20-2011, 02:21 AM
Had a good first 2 games, then played PF on the Nuggets, and it was terrible. Apologies.

I'd argue it was difficult considering the cutter was always wide open, I had to cover 2 guys, and still get the rebound (which I failed at)

Total crap game from all of us in that one. They were cheesy as hell, and we couldn't stop them. Has bothered me all night.

One good reason to get a mic though, better communication in that game would have helped.

Kstat
07-20-2011, 04:42 AM
Had a good first 2 games, then played PF on the Nuggets, and it was terrible. Apologies.

I'd argue it was difficult considering the cutter was always wide open, I had to cover 2 guys, and still get the rebound (which I failed at)

Total crap game from all of us in that one. They were cheesy as hell, and we couldn't stop them. Has bothered me all night.

One good reason to get a mic though, better communication in that game would have helped.

Don't worry about it. Everyone had at least one bad game tonight. The key is to keep playing through it.

pacer4ever
07-20-2011, 12:55 PM
My internet went out during that 5v5 i take it we won?

Kstat
07-20-2011, 01:34 PM
we won by 28.

pacer4ever
07-20-2011, 01:37 PM
we won by 28.

did we win any more last night?

Kstat
07-20-2011, 01:40 PM
we won 2 out of 3 after you left.

notque
07-21-2011, 01:41 PM
Bought a mic, was around last night. didn't see anyone.

pacer4ever
07-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Bought a mic, was around last night. didn't see anyone.

can u play now? (just pick up though no league games)

Kstat
07-21-2011, 02:24 PM
NBA 2K12's cover athlete(s)....Bird and Magic!
http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1182991/nba-2k12-20110721043811947.jpg

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1182991/nba-2k12-20110721043808852.jpg

...and yes, Jordan will be back, too.

http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/118/1182991/nba-2k12-20110721043810352.jpg

Kstat
07-21-2011, 02:26 PM
Loving the retro theme...keep with what's working.

Looking forward to Russell and Chamberlain for 2K13.

pacer4ever
07-21-2011, 02:34 PM
Loving the retro theme...keep with what's working.

Looking forward to Russell and Chamberlain for 2K13.

the big O Oscar

or
Hakeem

Kstat
07-21-2011, 02:39 PM
I think they would go down the list of the biggest names.

Wilt and Russell would be next, and if not them, Dr. J and/or Kareem.

I wouldn't mind it if they did this every year. Just make sure the gameplay continues to be up to par.

Ryan
07-21-2011, 09:01 PM
i will be on tonight if anyone wants to play. Hicks, Greenway, Pacer, Notque, Murph, CG, ANYONEE

cgg
07-21-2011, 09:05 PM
I'm around. Let me know when you're ready to play.

pacer4ever
07-21-2011, 09:07 PM
i will be on tonight if anyone wants to play. Hicks, Greenway, Pacer, Notque, Murph, CG, ANYONEE

ill be on at 1030

Ryan
07-21-2011, 09:12 PM
ready now on now everyone come on in to the party

cgg
07-21-2011, 09:13 PM
Have to beat a boss in ff8 then I'll be on

Ryan
07-21-2011, 09:17 PM
we start tonight at 55. lets get to 35

imbtyler
07-21-2011, 09:49 PM
I'm online, and down to run if anyone else is around. league or not. tag: btylerx

Ryan
07-21-2011, 11:43 PM
loss and cancel. we were down in the 4th when network error. tried rehosting couldnt work.

tora tora
07-22-2011, 03:31 AM
So Sunday & Tuesday nights are the big game nights? Are we playing this weekend?

Kstat
07-22-2011, 04:17 AM
I'll be around a lot, since I'll be on vacation starting Tuesday.

pacer4ever
07-22-2011, 12:35 PM
man we need to tell gamebattles that we need 3 captains(or people who can pick games)


But me and CCG figured out how to icon pass and still be able to shoot so i will be iconing a lot more now. I hated being stuck not being able to shoot but we figured it out.

notque
07-22-2011, 01:09 PM
man we need to tell gamebattles that we need 3 captains(or people who can pick games)


But me and CCG figured out how to icon pass and still be able to shoot so i will be iconing a lot more now. I hated being stuck not being able to shoot but we figured it out.

So how? this is one of the main reasons I don't shoot much. I always have Icons up so I don't miss a good pass opportunity.

pacer4ever
07-22-2011, 01:33 PM
So how? this is one of the main reasons I don't shoot much. I always have Icons up so I don't miss a good pass opportunity.

go to options in the main menu then controller settings turn icon lead pass off and right stick passing off.

Hicks
07-22-2011, 01:53 PM
So you guys, what, like to leave icon passing "on" (so to speak) moments before you decide whether or not to pass so that when you see an opportunity you can immediately hit the button? If so, that's interesting and I'll have to try that. I usually have more of a delay and have to anticipate passes that may not really be there because I always wait until I decide to go for it, then click the bumper button to turn them on and then finally hit the correct the icon.

pacer4ever
07-22-2011, 01:56 PM
So you guys, what, like to leave icon passing "on" (so to speak) moments before you decide whether or not to pass so that when you see an opportunity you can immediately hit the button? If so, that's interesting and I'll have to try that. I usually have more of a delay and have to anticipate passes that may not really be there because I always wait until I decide to go for it, then click the bumper button to turn them on and then finally hit the correct the icon.

if i dont icon i throw it to the wrong person

Hicks
07-22-2011, 02:04 PM
I'm asking if you preemptively click the RB button so that the icons are up while you're scanning the floor for a potential pass, that way you're ready to just hit the icon if you see something.

pacer4ever
07-22-2011, 02:06 PM
I'm asking if you preemptively click the RB button so that the icons are up while you're scanning the floor for a potential pass, that way you're ready to just hit the icon if you see something.

Im gonna start doing that. I didn't do that before because i couldn't shoot but i changed the setup now i can.

Hicks
07-22-2011, 02:11 PM
I get why you turn off the right stick passing, but what is the point of turning off icon lead passing?

pacer4ever
07-22-2011, 02:13 PM
I get why you turn off the right stick passing, but what is the point of turning off icon lead passing?

I dont know how to use it. How do you use it?

Hicks
07-22-2011, 02:20 PM
I'm only assuming, but I think it means that if you icon pass, if you are also holding your left stick in a given direction, it might "lead" the pass receiver into that direction as well.

So it might actually be useful not to have that in team up mode so you don't accidentally botch someone's cutting/movement when you pass it to them. (Like if I'm dribbling left, they're cutting right, and I icon pass, depending on the circumstances, I think it can pull them out of the direction they're cutting/running).

pacersgroningen
07-22-2011, 03:24 PM
I'm on now for a long while :) only thing my mic is still at a friends place and he's outta town, so have to play while being quiet

notque
07-22-2011, 05:08 PM
I dont know how to use it. How do you use it?

Maybe it will help if I explain how I play point guard.

1. I am lead passing on almost every pass I do (So turning off lead passing doesn't help me)

2. I usually have the icon passing up.

This is why often you guys complain I don't shoot when wide open. I can't. I'm focused on the seams and where you guys are, and my icons are up.

If I'm coming behind your player, or you're coming behind me... that means I'm expecting you to cut to the basket, or somewhere. I'm watching you. You are my first target.

I do this EVERY trip up. It's like a fast break. I am waiting if an opportunity presents itself. If it does.. .I make the pass. If not, we do something else.

Hicks is the best out of everyone at taking advantage of this. And actually attacking with it.

I hope this makes sense. i can explain more, but it's about feel.

My thought process.

1. Notque takes the ball up the court.
2. Notque runs behind whoever feels like they need a score, haven't scored in awhile, or is really good at cutting (hicks)
3. Notque brings up Icon passing while dribbling with Hicks... I intentionally Ram into Hick's man. This means that his man is covering me, and my man has to cover Hicks, which rarely happens.
4. If I see Hicks make the proper cut, I lead pass him to the basket. Hicks scores.


That's how I play with Hicks. Pacer4ever plays differently. He can handle the cuts but he prefers the outside. No problem.

1. Notque takes the ball up the court.
2. Notque runs behind Pacer4ever
3. Notque brings up Icon passing. P4E usually cuts left or right to find space on the 3 point line...
4. I run AWAY from P4E to pull defenders away from him to create him space.
5. I Icon lead pass him even FARTHER away from me, wide open on the 3 point line.
6. Splash.


Everyone is different. But what I'm trying to explain is that my icon passing is usually up. That's how I run point.

This all might be simple stuff. I've been playing since NBA2k on Dreamcast, and I lead pass almost every pass I make.

notque
07-22-2011, 05:09 PM
I'm only assuming, but I think it means that if you icon pass, if you are also holding your left stick in a given direction, it might "lead" the pass receiver into that direction as well.

So it might actually be useful not to have that in team up mode so you don't accidentally botch someone's cutting/movement when you pass it to them. (Like if I'm dribbling left, they're cutting right, and I icon pass, depending on the circumstances, I think it can pull them out of the direction they're cutting/running).

If you're good at it, it's not a problem though. have you had any problems with my leading you? No... you're going the right direction anyway. I'm just putting the ball in front of you, so you don't have to stop, and I'm threading it away from defenders.

Hicks
07-22-2011, 05:18 PM
If you're good at it, it's not a problem though. have you had any problems with my leading you? No... you're going the right direction anyway. I'm just putting the ball in front of you, so you don't have to stop, and I'm threading it away from defenders.

I'm thinking more of when I'm playing a perimeter player or PG. I want to be more like how you play, but typically I become more of a scoring/dime guard instead of a true distributor, and that means I'm always looking to attack and potentially shoot or slash, and that makes it a lot trickier to use icon passes, such as when I may be attacking in on direction, see a guy cutting the opposite direction, do the icon pass, but when I forget to let up on the left stick, I'm still running the same direction when I make the icon pass, when I need to really have the stick pointing in the direction the cutter is going.

It can be done, but it's easy to accidentally "lead it the wrong way". Sometimes the game doesn't make anything happen and it works anyway, but I think sometimes you can accidentally screw up the cut if you're holding the left stick in the wrong direction at the time of the pass.

That aside, since I am looking to score as well, it's common that I'm not as ready to pass, so even when I recognize an opportunity, there's more of a delay than there is with your method.

notque
07-22-2011, 05:31 PM
I'm thinking more of when I'm playing a perimeter player or PG. I want to be more like how you play, but typically I become more of a scoring/dime guard instead of a true distributor, and that means I'm always looking to attack and potentially shoot or slash, and that makes it a lot trickier to use icon passes, such as when I may be attacking in on direction, see a guy cutting the opposite direction, do the icon pass, but when I forget to let up on the left stick, I'm still running the same direction when I make the icon pass, when I need to really have the stick pointing in the direction the cutter is going.

It can be done, but it's easy to accidentally "lead it the wrong way". Sometimes the game doesn't make anything happen and it works anyway, but I think sometimes you can accidentally screw up the cut if you're holding the left stick in the wrong direction at the time of the pass.

That aside, since I am looking to score as well, it's common that I'm not as ready to pass, so even when I recognize an opportunity, there's more of a delay than there is with your method.

Exactly, and I have the opposite problem. I am so focused on passing, that there's a delay when I am open to shoot (unless it's off a pass)

The thing is, that on any play that someone complains I missed shooting a wide open shot, in that same play 7 seconds later, someone else is taking a wide open shot. So really, what's the loss?

I stay laser focused on helping you guys get into scoring position. I can score (scored 20 last night with Tyreke Evans) but I also had a ton of assists, and was my general PG self.

If we're playing 5 on 5, that means 4 of you really want to shoot, and will get less shots. If I take myself out of the equation of needing shots, that means they get split by 4 instead of 5, making you guys happier. Whole team passes better, cuts better, etc.

So it's all just a decision I'm making. It's not that I can't shoot or score (although I'm not the best at it compared to some of you), but it's that I think that we all have a better chance of winning if you're scoring, and I'm facilitating.

The thing I think I need to worry about more than anything is 100% quality defense. If I'm doing that right, and playing my normal offensive game, we should be in great shape.

Hicks
07-22-2011, 05:41 PM
Yeah, the things on my "to do list" lately now that I'm "back" have been:

1) Get good on defense again, which essentially means:

a) When I'm on the perimeter, force them to their off hand, err on the side of giving up the jumper instead of the drive, and always try my best to contest once they go up with it.

b) When I'm a big, always deny an easy cut to the hoop for a catch and layup/dunk, beat them to their favorite spots otherwise, and then try to be as physical as I can to make them have to go through me.

c) In any case, if I'm in any position to do so (sometimes I'm not because I like to go for offensive rebounds, too), get back, cut off the fast break, make them have to pass or set things up.


2) Get better at distributing the ball, basically by playing more like you try to play and have described.


3) And this is where I'm really lagging behind, brush up on some go-to moves in the paint and from the perimeter. Right now I'm mostly living off of passing and cutting, which can be just fine, but I really want to get comfortable at creating my own shot from outside, finding better angles to slash to the hoop off the dribble, and scoring in the low post (this is where I'm probably still best at for now).


4) Be ready and able to knock down spot up jumpers off of passes. I'm actually not doing bad here, but lately my green lights have been missing, even when I'm wide open, which obviously is frustrating, but there's not much else I can do other than be as sure as I can that I'm picking the right spots to fit who I'm controlling.

Hicks
07-22-2011, 05:42 PM
Is anyone going to be around tonight to play? I might be able to go for a bit, maybe 10:30ish to 12:30ish.

pacer4ever
07-22-2011, 05:44 PM
Ive been settling for the outside J too much and forcing it i need to get to the rim more and let the game come to me.

notque
07-22-2011, 05:51 PM
Is anyone going to be around tonight to play? I might be able to go for a bit, maybe 10:30ish to 12:30ish.

Planning on it if nothing else comes up.

pacer4ever
07-22-2011, 05:57 PM
Is anyone going to be around tonight to play? I might be able to go for a bit, maybe 10:30ish to 12:30ish.

ya but we cant play league games

cgg
07-22-2011, 10:24 PM
i can play if you want to play pickup