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  • posted a message on Auction house 2 dead

    I'm seeing lots of 92's on AH 2, the thing is I don't know what price I need to list for to get my players to sell relative to the other players

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on [NBALM China] 96 Master James harden w/ Clutch coming tomorrow!

    Full screenshots of everything for people unsure of if this is a master set, it most definitely is.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on Charlotte fires Mark Price

    Didn't think this would be the place I'd find out about my school's basketball coach getting fired...

    Posted in: General Chat
  • posted a message on I dont understand.... Mini rant involving youtubers, especially non-gamechangers

    So I hear this is the place to go to bash Bobby Buckets....

    jk, I’m sure many of you have valid points but knowing how most people on this forum view me, I’m gonna save myself and you guys the time of having an argument about mobile gaming ethics and skip to explaining my view on coin sellers. 

    When I was a GC, I tried harder than anyone to get them removed, not because I felt like they’d hurt the game, but because sponsored YouTubers had a huge advantage over GC’s because at the time GC’s didn’t even get NBA Cash.

    EA refused to do anything about it, and I was getting passed by people with coin sponsors while I collected college debt and turn down offers that would potentially help me graduate debt free, all in the name of helping a company that didn’t really seem to care about anything but profits.

    i continued to get passed and offers got bigger while nothing changed, so it came to the point that I left the program to pay bills, and also because I felt EA would never do anything about coin sellers.  Obviously at this point, we can see I was wrong about that point.

    i honestly think that coin sellers do work to help people who play the game because they take the monopoly of power away from EA. If people have an cheaper alternative to improve their teams, EA now has to lower bundles and packs to reasonable prices that make sense for a mobile game purchase. Once again, EA has succeeded (for the most part) in putting its monopoly back in place. 

    So now we are left trying to figure out what we have to do to fix a game most of us used to love that has now gone to crap. Every bundle they drop, I consider more and more approaching Marc Price and offering to drop my coin sponsor in exchange for them fixing the game.  If I thought I’d get a rational response, I would have done it already. 

    But as EA has shown in every other game they make, their top 3 priorities are:

    Profits

    Profits

    Profits

    I’m sure there have been some comments in this thread about my pack boycott. I’m sure most of you all think I’m an idiot (I’ve encountered enough people on here to get a feeling for how I’m viewed on this forum.) whether you agree with coin selling or not, boycotting NBA cash is the only way change will come to the game. EA will continue down the road it is on with NBA Live Mobile until it’s no longer making money. Stop buying cash and they stop making money. 

    Feel free to respond to this how you wish, I won’t be responding to any comments before this but if I remember to check back I might comment on some after. Have a nice day.

    Posted in: General Chat
  • posted a message on Game always crashing before even reaching the homepage

    It’s a glitch that occurs when you have too many notifications, happened to my main account starting Saturday.  Devs are working on fixing it

    Posted in: General Help
  • posted a message on Sadly this is the end of NBALM
    Quote from Zarpa1928 >>
    Quote from BobbyBucketss>>

    Appreciate the love, what's up to all the haters.

    Why you dont want to respond to my questions on other thread ?

     They were stupid...
    Not sure why you’re tryna pick a fight 😂
    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on Sadly this is the end of NBALM

    Appreciate the love, what's up to all the haters.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on [NBALM Asia] New Legends - Dominique Wilkins and Tyson Chandler

    1) TOTW Cousins is now obsolete if you pull Chandler

    2) At minimum you will need to spend $100 for Wilkins

    3) They didn't even bother to use a different picture from Wilkins' 96 OVR card last year.

    4) That $100 you spend will get you a card you can use in one quarter of gameplay per day.

    5) If there is now a timer that means you only have one/2 weeks to complete the card, which will likely soon be obsolete.

     

    I just don't get it.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on LVL is impossible......

    Corner 3's with Lonzo

    Autoplay defense

     

    Your welcome.

    Posted in: NBA Live Mobile Discussion
  • posted a message on When was the last time you give something for free? ... so is EA
    Quote from TorchBeak >>
    Quote from BobbyBucketss >>

    As a marketing major, I'll tell you why EA is actually going about this the worst possible way if they actually want to make money.

    1) By adding a 35% auction house tax, coin sellers are actuqally the only ones who can now make coins, giving them more power in the market.

    2) By making all new program cards unauctionable, you exponentially decrease the value of the players that you can obtain from them because once they are obsolete there can't be sold, making it far less likely that people will buy bundles.

    3) By removing the best features of your game, you are causing players to quit.  Players who would otherwise possibly purchase NBA cash.

    4) As EA continues to get greedier and push out users, their profits will get smaller, which will force them to become even more greedier, which will push out more users.  It's a vicious cycle that won't end, I've seen it time and again with many mobile games that were great until the developers stopped caring about the user and only about the profits.

    You make good points here, however I'll take #2 a different direction.
    Perhaps EA's logic here is that, by making cards unauctionable, they're essentially forcing users to follow their S2 vision.
    The S2 vision is to stop seeing cards as profit, and to see them as training boosts. 
    The more cards a user collects, that he or she can't really do anything with, will eventually lead them to the training solution. 
    This way, everyone becomes acclimated to this system, whether they wish to or not.
     
     
     
     That's a great system, assuming people don't care about the auction house and the economic nature of the game.  Unfortunately, the auction house is the biggest draw for most players (including myself).  If I just wanted good gameplay and player leveling, I'd play 2K18 mobile and not spend thousands of dollars trying to build a good team.  
    Not to mention, if cards become simply training boosts, why on earth would I invest hundreds on dollars into buying them, knowing that they'll likely be obsolete in a matter of weeks, if not days.
    Posted in: General Chat
  • posted a message on When was the last time you give something for free? ... so is EA

    As a marketing major, I'll tell you why EA is actually going about this the worst possible way if they actually want to make money.

    1) By adding a 35% auction house tax, coin sellers are actuqally the only ones who can now make coins, giving them more power in the market.

    2) By making all new program cards unauctionable, you exponentially decrease the value of the players that you can obtain from them because once they are obsolete there can't be sold, making it far less likely that people will buy bundles.

    3) By removing the best features of your game, you are causing players to quit.  Players who would otherwise possibly purchase NBA cash.

    4) As EA continues to get greedier and push out users, their profits will get smaller, which will force them to become even more greedier, which will push out more users.  It's a vicious cycle that won't end, I've seen it time and again with many mobile games that were great until the developers stopped caring about the user and only about the profits.

    Posted in: General Chat
  • posted a message on New Bobby Buckets Video
    Quote from Zarpa1928 >>

    Bobby i have two questions for you:

     

    1) Why your gameplay sucks ? I played better when i was beginner.

     

    2) If you make some lineup to try it and see how it works , why you use just one player to score ?

     lol
    Posted in: General Chat
  • posted a message on New Bobby Buckets Video
    Quote from edlllpt >>

    It's good that is not locked. Issues with impact in the game should not be swept under the rug. 

    And of course, Torch's point is not putting these things at the same level. It's attacking Bobby's logic that "I won't do good, because this superior entity is not doing good enough".

    Bobby, What is your bar for EA's good game that would make you drop the coin sponsor?
    And I fully disagree with this «Coin selling became popular because of the absurd prices that people would otherwise have to pay for a decent team in the game.» as I and many others got a good team without any of that. 

    edit: typo

     If EA were to create a game that had the same quality as FIFA Mobile's gameplay and Didn't give a massive advantage to people who spent 1000's of dollars on the game but gave equal opportunity to earn those players, I'd be willing to give up my coin sponsor.  Obviously that's asking a lot, and I don't expect that it will happen any time soon, but like I've said, my loyalty is to my subscribers rather than to EA.  That's part of the reason I left the GC program and as long as I feel the best value for my fans is to use a coin seller then i will stick with that.  I've frequently denied offers better offers from coin sellers with higher prices in order to stick with the one that has the best prices.  Obviously someone that disapproves of coin sellers will disapprove regardless, but works to prove my point that my end goal is to do what is best for my subscribers.  If I felt dropping my sponsor would get them a better game I'd do it but right now I think NBA Live Mobile will continue to head the money grabbing direction regardless of how Youtubers respond.
    Quote from TorchBeak >>

    The comparison was theoretical in nature, not an implication. 

    I do agree with the logic of how console games cost $60 and cards can go for $100 here.

     

    If everyone stopped and thought about how much of a ripoff that is, with what you can honestly get for $100, no one would spend money.

    Unfortunately, something about the microtransaction model has taken off, and it's highly addictive. 

    I've read articles where kids will literally drain their parents' accounts for these kind of games. 

     

    All in all, you do what you feel is right. 

    I just personally don't believe in purposeful wrongdoing, no matter how strong of an argument you can make for it. 

     

    But people do what they have to do, for their situation. 

     Appreciate you understanding.  I think there is a right way to do the microtransaction model and right now I don't feel that EA is doing it right.  Do coin sellers hurt the game to an extent?  Yes.  But I'd argue that EA's money grabbing tactics for some of its later promos and NBA Live 18 have done more to hurt the game than any coin seller has.
    Quote from YoungFrobe >>

    Bobby the goat roasting y’all.

     

    im subscribed to bobby and this guy just wants to have fun. Of course has the ad in his video but it’s literally like 5 seconds and he never talks about it again or encourages people to do it. You can say it was his fault the auction house tax rose to 35%. If that’s true then why is fifa’s tax 5%? EA makes their own decisions and it’s their fault the game is so bad. Madden has had the same issues with coin sellers yet the tax is still the same. And really out of all the youtubers you called out bobby who is one of the hardest working youtubers trying to make the game better for us

     Appreciate the support from subs who see what my end goal is.  More than anything else I want a great game for myself and for my subscribers.  While people may disagree with how I go about that, at the end of the day I'm gonna do what I believe will help my subscribers most. 
    Posted in: General Chat
  • posted a message on New Bobby Buckets Video
    Quote from TorchBeak >>

    I actually stated in my video that I would gladly drop my coin sponsor if it meant that EA would create a good game that was fair to all players, but seeing what they have done with MM, I have no doubt that they are currently taking NBA down the same path.  Were the opportunity to ever arise where I were asked to give up my coin sponsor in order for EA to actually take steps to making this a great game, I would gladly take it.

    I fail to understand something here.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is coin buying not against the rules of EA's games? 

     

    So what you're saying here is that you would give up on promoting illegal activities if EA created a better game?

    Is that not like saying you'll continue to promote the drug cartels because the government isn't fair to the people? 

     

    My perspective may be wrong, but this is what I'm gathering from the above statement. 

     My loyalty is to my subscribers, not to EA.  Coin selling became popular because of the absurd prices that people would otherwise have to pay for a decent team in the game.  Console games cost $60.  A decent bundle in this game costs $100.  
    Also comparing drug cartels to coin sellers?  Drug cartels kill people and ruin lives with dangerous substances.  Coin sellers hurt EA's profits.  There might be a bit of a difference there.  Obviously I have selfish reasons for wanting a coin sponsor as well, given the fact that before I left the GC program, the GC's got nothing except early access to players, I would have been foolish for me to continue to promote overpriced bundles that I couldn't even afford while EA refused to do anything to stop coin sellers.  I believe that I've helped my subscribers while finding a way to pay for college doing what I love.  Judge me if you want, but let's not act like coin sellers and drug cartels are remotely similar.
    Posted in: General Chat
  • posted a message on New Bobby Buckets Video
    Quote from oggcbsauceyy >>
     It's not about the coin selling
     
    When he left the Game Changers, he expected EA to just let him keep all the coins and cash as well as the cards they gave him, and when they deleted the account after he broke the rules with coin selling and sponsored it and laughed in their faces, he raged and demanded his subscribers give him large donations (called every small donation basically useless) despite being able to ask his coin sponsor for all the coins he would need to build his account. After that he's just started acting like an asshole because he got more subscribers and developed a pretentious attitude.
     
    That and he complains about S2 like he and the other coin sellers arent the reason EA did all they did (closed the AH S1, new tax, restrictions on AH)
     There are actually 0 factual statements in this entire paragraph.
    When I left the gamechangers (For a number of reasons, none of which I would expect you to understand, I was perfectly aware of the risk of getting my account banned.  Up until the time I left I had advocated more than anyone else that EA ban coin sponsored Youtubers and they did not make any effort to do so as all the GC's were passed by those Youtubers because we didn't have the resources they had.  When I was a GC, we didn't even get NBA cash (that was something that started because I left the program).  The main reason I left the program (combined with plenty of others) is that I am a college student and I was collecting debt as I continued to reject offers from coin sponsors that could help pay for my college loans, something EA couldn't do because my channel wasn't big enough. 
    I have never in my life demanded donations from any subscriber, and in the stream where people were donating coins, I was actually shocked that people were generous enough to help me and gave the biggest donors shoutouts in the title of the stream (by my own choice).  Not to mention, at the time when I did that stream, I had parted ways with my coin sponsor because I didn't want my account banned again, so I was starting from the bottom with nothing after having one of the best accounts in the game.  
    If you can point me to any single video where I've displayed a pretentious attitude, I'll gladly agree with the final statement of that paragraph, but to this day I am still friends with the GC's and talk to them on a regular basis on good terms.
    I actually stated in my video that I would gladly drop my coin sponsor if it meant that EA would create a good game that was fair to all players, but seeing what they have done with MM, I have no doubt that they are currently taking NBA down the same path.  Were the opportunity to ever arise where I were asked to give up my coin sponsor in order for EA to actually take steps to making this a great game, I would gladly take it.
    So next time you feel like slandering my name without any regard for the actual truth, do a little bit of research and get your facts straight first.
    Posted in: General Chat
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