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VC permeates the MyTeam way again

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    June 24, 2021
    It is no surprise the microtransactions mess every corner of NBA 2K21--and for me personally, I have moved on from being outraged to sense despondent. The game boundaries on a pay-to-win model, with progression tracks which are paced in methods to NBA 2K22 MT nudge you towards paying for VC instead of making it. Improving your stats still relies on spending VC, and the costs increase exponentially the farther you upgrade a particular skill. There are plenty of nice cosmetics to make, and it is admittedly a ton of fun dressing up your participant in new kicks as well as the flyest Nike and Adidas apparel, however their steep VC prices suck the life from their adventure.

    VC permeates the MyTeam way again, too. This mode functions as a fantasy-esque build-your-own-team endeavor where you make card packs to unlock players one of a roster which spans multiple NBA eras. MyTeam can be captivating for long-time basketball fans such as myself who've Allen Iverson teamed up with Anthony Davis and may take this fantasy team roster into single-player or multiplayer matches. However, the loot-box character of making card packs--which can be obtained by slowly earning MT points via fresh avenues like challenges, seasonal events, and turning in useless cards, or Buy MT 2K22 even by purchasing them together with VC--leaves the reliance on VC unsurprisingly egregious.