Monday, October 17, 2011

Coach2K Begins His NBA2K12 Online Career

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I began my online career today on NBA 2k12. I play as the Pacers everytime I play so most of the time I am over matched. If you see the username www.Coach2k.com, and find yourself playing the Indiana Pacers, you know that you have found me. I've played four games and am now 0-4. The goal here is not to win at this point although that would be nice. The goal is to put together a game plan that will enable the Pacers to win and to improve. You learn way more from losing than from winning. My mindset is to slowly improve my game.

I spent most of NBA 2k11 learning to play against Hall of Fame mode. But playing online is the ultimate opponent. The computer AI while vastly improved, still can't match the wits of another human opponent who can adjust much faster to what you are trying to do.

I've played the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at this point.

My initial thoughts on NBA 2k12 online play is that it seems the 3 falls pretty easy for my opponents. But overall, the experience has been fine so far with the exception of a couple of lockups before connecting to the game. I just figured that 2ksports was doing some maintenance at the time because today was fine.

Playing online also helps you figure out how to play against so many different variations of defenses. I've been full court pressed, zoned and man to manned. My usual routine is to fall behind early because I turn it over and give up a bunch of easy buckets a lot of times when I play someone new. With the exception of one game, I won the second halves of three of the games which tells me that I am adjusting to what I'm seeing. I just have been getting out of the gate slow.

I wonder if any one else will play the Pacers online. I kind of doubt it. From a defensive stand point, the get sliced up pretty well at this point. My philosophy is this. I start with the basics and improve them one step at a time. Right now, I am working on mastering the offensive side of the ball.

I've also completed the NBA's Greatest Mode as well as training camp.

I'll start to put together my first few lessons here shortly. In the meantime, follow me on twitter for updates.

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