I'm starting to get pissed off at the rule changes during some of these Jordan challenges. I'm doing the one vs the Lakers in the Finals, and so far I did the first two games, won both and have MJ well ahead of the pace I need him at to pass the challenge. . . BUT, the cheese factor of the Lakers is through the roof in this challenge. They get way too many offensive boards, they usually out ORB me by 4x as much, this last time it was 8-1, and I've been trying to get boards. . .
Plus they seem to have less lag after going for boards, less lag than my team does after losing the ball (they pick the ball back up almost right away after I poke it out, meanwhile they always get the ball if they poke it away from me).
They seem to have infinite stamina. Magic Johnson never sits down and never slows down, Worthy is almost always on the floor even if he has 5 fouls at the beginning of the 3rd quarter, and somehow is allowed to stay in the game even when he fouls out (that literally just happened, not joking).
Plus every time they force up a contested shot, they seem to have a far greater chance of making it than if I do. Actually, their accuracy with contested shots is about as much as mine are wide open.
I've just barely scraped by the first two games. . .the one just now I barely won 92-91, and they bricked a game winner attempt at the buzzer.
I got outrebounded 33-22. . .and had to shoot over 60% for the whole game to win by a single point. :\ They also had 14 second chance points to my 0 (since they get offensive boards way too much).
Tall about a grueling challenge. Just winning the games I mean. The other challenges were a joke and blowout wins (besides the Celtics one). But this, jesus. Byron Scott plays like he's Wade, Worthy plays like he's Hakeem, and Magic plays like it was 6 years before the game even took place. :\
Anyway. . .I got the first two games done with Jordan averaging 46/5.5/17.
50/5/17 on 66% in Game 1, and 42/6/17 on 58% in game 2.
I'll probably set the point/assist parameter in Game 3 so I can just focus on winning game 4 and ignore the other parameters. Just need 32 points and 10 assists over the next two games (assuming I win both) to match the PPG/APG quota. Just gotta not chuck and drop the FG% below 55.
/end rant and wall of text. :P
Originally Posted by Kebab Stall
I've done the first two. The 63 against the Celts and 69 against the Cavs. I had to cheese all the way through. There's no way those challenges can be done by playing properly on only 8 minute quarters.
They can, you just have to do specific things to make sure you pass them properly. It's best to use a second ballhandler (especially once you can start to use Pippen in the later challenges, he comes in HUGE in upping your assist totals and for assisting you on plays to score more easily) and have Jordan move without the ball then catch a pass in a more favorable position since you always get collapsed on and double/triple teamed any time you get the ball (this is what happened irl with him too).
Once you get Pippen, it should be easy to drop 50-60 points on 55-70% to go along with 10+ assists in every challenge. Well, when you have to do the L.A. one you probably won't get much over 50 since those games are extremely hard and they cheat hardcore.
Originally Posted by niko
YOu get used to the passing defense. I don't get the ball stolen too much anymore unless i start getting carelss. No long outlets and if you pass cross court you need to see who is around. the thing about the defense now is its fun to play because the collision improved so much. it doesn't feel like you are just hoping when you try to steal passes, block shots, etc.
You're right there, but it's like, when I pass along the perimeter it's like they have a sixth sense and lunge 5 feet toward the arc to intercept a bullet pass. It's like there's no way they could've done that w/o the AI just reacting to the button input and have an automatic countermeasure or something. My TOs are drastically reduced now because I get REALLY close before passing unless it's with MJ or Pipp' since they always panic and double/triple when they drive trying to contest.
I have np with the blocking or anything though. Just the insane pass defense that some of these classic teams have. It's just weird 'cause guys with low pass ability apparently always get their passes intercepted if anyone's even remotely close to the intended player. You gotta walk the ball up to them like Smalls. Maybe there's some special way to pass the ball better that I don't know though. That very well could be the case.
Originally Posted by niko
And i've done 3 challenges so far and im doing the Laker series now. Tied 1-1, i had 40-17 and LOST game 2.
Jordan went cold at the end (and got double teamed) and my teammates decided to pretend they forgot how to shoot. Obnxious.
I feel your pain. Playing them makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes. I almost just lost game 2 as well. Luckily they bricked a potential game winner. The funny this is, I had a 42/17 game 2.
Almost exact same stats you got. I guess the difference is that I got a fair amount of FTAs for a change (of course, the player who fouled out got to stay in the game).
Honestly, I've almost changed the game setting several times during the game out of spite because I knew it was bs, but I resisted and barely won. It's sure as hell stressful though. Pippen saved me w/ a monster game and great shooting.