So who do you think is going to be on the cover, what should they change/add/remove?
Here's my list for players on the cover in no particular order (keep in mind that it'd be difficult to get Kobe or Lebron on the cover due to the amount of money they'd want)-
-Kevin Durant (my favorite)
There are a flew glitches in the game they need to address. In the off-season, if you put your 1st round pick on the trading block and wait until after the re-sign players period, you'll more than likely get an offer for another 1st round pick. If you view that offer, you're giving away someone else's pick and picking up someone elses pick other than the team your trading with. So basically it's a cheap way to get an extra pick. Unfortunately, I cheat and use this. Also, say you have the 9th overall pick. If you trade your 9th for the 8th overall straight up, it'll accept it. The only time you can't trade straight up is 16th for 15th, 4th for 3rd, and 3rd for 2nd. If you have the 2nd pick, you can trade for the 1st and pick up 2 extra 2nd round picks. It's just a really weird glitch.
Also, in the off-season, say you have under $5.63 million in free agency money, you can't sign anyone for more than the Mid-Level Exception, but there are tons of teams over the cap that sign players to max or near max deals. I don't understand how this works.
When you downgrade a player from their role (role player to benchwarmer, starter to 6th man, etc) they have a huge change in morale, but if you trade a starter to another team, they can automatically be adjusted to say a role player on the other team with no affect on their morale. I'd like to see them incorporate more a players wants, like money, location, winning, etc. Like if you trade Kobe Bryant to Milwaukee, he should be upset he's going there.
There are a few players, specifically Rudy Fernandez, that if he doesn't have a 6th man role or better, his attributes drop to a 60 by the end of the season if he's not getting 25-30 MPG even if the Blazers are winning. I don't like this at all, especially with Rudy. And there are far too many players that have good "on ball defense" ratings but still rack up 5 FPG. Similarly, if a player is foul prone and they lose minutes due foul trouble, it shouldn't affect their morale, at least against you.
As for actually playing the game-
-There are a few players (Gerald Wallace, Lebron, Kobe, Wade, and a few others) that, if you cross over the defender and get a step, you can't stop them from dunking. I play my roommate regularly and he always tries to be a player that has this ability and just goes to him every time.
-Yao Ming is way too good. It's ridiculous. You can't stop him at all.
-They really need to fix the rotation and positioning. Too many times in games, say I have Boris Diaw who I selected as his primary position as PF and secondary position as SF, that when the computer subs in, suddenly he's a SG or center. It gets really annoying, especially that my roommate and I have been trying to play more realistically and have been using the rotational method of subbing and not being able to keep your starting 5 in for 48 minutes a game.
Other than that, I love the in game stuff
, I can't think of too much that needs to be changed.
As for the franchise- (other than previously mentioned)
-They should add a lot of off-court stuff and actually player personality stuff. I'm not sure how without going overboard, but it'd be cool to be able to actually manage your players.
-They should bring back the create a player, or be a single player and manage him throughout his career like NCAA has and I think Madden.
-When you put a player on the trading block, the CPU should be able to offer you more than 1 player. If you put a player on the trading block and select a position and rating, far too many times I've had guys like Chris Duhon that I put on the block and got offer for Deron Williams, Andrei Kirilenko and Matt Harpring so I can't even use the trading block option.
-They should put that meter in that says how warm or cold a team is to accepting that trade.