In this episode, I spend some time talking with a great lady named Crossworks. Crossworks is one of the few female members of the NBA2K community. I found Crossworks via her YouTube channel when I was looking for people who had collected every single card in MyTeam. As is customary, before the show, I like to play my guests and so I hit the court with Crossworks where she showed off her Diamond Rose that was the ultimate reward for collecting every single card this year and we had a fun game on the court before we started.
I'm glad I did because I secretly wondered if she played her own games or had someone else play for her when I first stumbled across her channel. I can confirm that she does indeed play her own games and is a tough competitor!
The first thing I wanted to know is how she got interested in playing and turns out she played in high school and some in college and would definitely be interested in seeing the WNBA players be available in NBA2K.
After I learn some of her background, I ask her to walk me through from start to finish the steps she took to get all of the cards. There were 1166 cards available in NBA2K14 to collect. It took her nearly all year to get all of the cards and she did that through a combination of VC, MT coins as well as the Domination, Road to the Playoffs and tournament modes - all of which she completed. She also shares with me the pack strategies she used in buying cards too.
A few other things she mentioned is that you need to follow NBA2K on Facebook and Twitter to get locker codes for some players and to keep up to date on what is going on in MyTeam related to card collecting.
One of things that I uncovered in the course of doing the show was that she is involved in a community called the Kings and Queens of Legitimacy and they are looking for other ladies who plan on forming their own teams to take into the MyPark mode to play against the guys in NBA2K. So, if you are a female and play NBA2K you'll definitely want to get in touch with her if you are also an NBA2K player.
Near the end, we spend some time talking about her YouTube channel and how she got started and got to over 5000 subscribers. She was very grateful to her subscribers for her subscriber growth and also was very thankful to have been featured on Cash Nasty's YouTube channel. Her main goal is to help people not just with collecting cards but creating a special community that also helps each other meet their own personal goals.
I was also very grateful to run across Crossworks. Super helpful lady. I hope you enjoy today's session of On The Court With Coach2K.
PROGRAM NOTE: There were just a couple of times where our phone connection cutout. It was only a few times in the interview so if you hear us lose signal a couple of times that is why. Since it was pretty minor, I left those in and I didn't feel it hurt the context of our conversation.