NBA 2K11 My Player Mode Post-Game Press Conference FAQ Version 0.02 For NBA 2K11, PC, English-language (probably applies to all English-language versions) By firstname.lastname@example.org Last Updated 2/19/2011 Table of Contents 1. Purpose 2. How to Read 3. The Questions 4. How to Contribute/Correct 5. Acknowledgements 6. Version History 1. Purpose Following regular- and post-season games in NBA 2K11's My Player mode, your player is asked a question by a member of the in-game press, to which he can respond with one of four qualities: Professionalism, Arrogance, Loyalty, or Indifference. Your choice of response can affect three personal ratings attached your player: Teammate Chemistry, Leage-Wide Popularity, and Local Fan Support. These ratings in turn change the way the play of the game for your player. For example, a player with low Teammate Chemistry will find the ball passed to him less often. The purpose of this FAQ is to provide a list of the questions that can be posed to your player and the personal ratings changes that ensue from answering with each quality. This will allow NBA 2K11 players to optimize their created ballers' personal ratings. 2. How to Read In the succeding "Questions" section is a list of questions, sorted alphabetically - note that leading articles are not dropped for the purpose of sorting. On the next line after each question is a tab-delineated list with entries "P:", "A:", "L:", and "I:" respectively for the answer with the qualities Professionalism, Arrogance, Loyalty, and Indifference. Following the colon for each answer quality is a list of three symbols from the set "+", "=", "-", and "?". The first slot records how answering with the given question with the given quality changes the Teammate Chemistry, the second the League-Wide Popularity, and the third the Local Fan Support. A "+" indicates an increase; an "=", no change; a "-", a decrease; and a "?", that the result is unknown. For example, consider the following (fictitious) entry: My sources in the league office indicate that a management change may be in the works. How do you feel about your coach? P:=-+ A:-+- L:+=+ I:+== This indicates that, if the in-game reporter asks your player the question "My sources in the league office indicate that a management change may be in the works. How do you feel about your coach?", and you answer with Professionalism, Teammate Chemistry will remain unchanged, Leage-Wide Popularity will decrease, and Local Fan Support will increase, etc. One additional caveat may prove of use. The text in this FAQ is (as close as possible) the _written text_ of the asked questions. Rarely, the audio of the question differs slightly from the written text, so make sure you compare the written text of the asked question to the question in this FAQ. 3. The Questions A lot of people were saying after the game that you took way too many from behind the line considering how much trouble you were having getting them to fall. How do you respond to that? P:=-+ A:=+- L:=-= I:??? A source in the NBA offices has apparently leaked the list of players who have been named to the all-star team, and it just so happens that you are on that list. Congratulations! First thoughts? P:??? A:??? L:+++ I:??? According to my sources within the league office, you have just been named the conference Player of the Week once again. Who do you most credit for this award? P:+++ A:-+= L:+++ I:+=+ After back-to-back games, how are you feeling? Any worries about the team getting worn down? P:+== A:-+= L:==+ I:+-= After tonight's game, you're now officially an NBA player. Were there any nerves for you stepping out on to the court for the first time? P:+=+ A:??? L:??? I:??? After your game tonight, I feel like it's safe to say that you've made your statement that you not only belong in this league, but that you will one day be a force in this league. Do you agree with that? P:+++ A:=++ L:+-+ I:??? Are your teammates passing you the ball as much as you would like? Some might say there's been a bit of frustration on your part if you don't touch the ball on a given play. P:+== A:??? L:??? I:??? As this game was ending, the selection committee released the rosters for the upcoming Rookie-Sophomore game at All-Star Weekend. Your excellent play has been recognized, having earned a spot on the roster. Your thoughts? P:=++ A:=+= L:=++ I:=+= Coach has just indicated that you're now the starter at your position. How does it feel to have cracked that starting rotation? P:+=+ A:-++ L:==+ I:+++ Congratulations on bringing home the Larry O'Brien trophy. How much do you feel that you individually contributed towards winning the title? P:+++ A:=++ L:+++ I:+++ Congratulations on the win tonight, this gives the team 3 wins in a row. Could this be the start of something bigger? P:+=+ A:-+- L:+=+ I:??? From the looks of things, you appear to have taken over the starting role for your position. What do you think? P:+=+ A:-+= L:+=+ I:+=+ Great game out there tonight. You set your career high in points. Was this just a one-time outburst, or do you see yourself scoring like this on a regular basis? P:??? A:??? L:+=+ I:??? Great win for the team tonight. You guys were clearly clicking on all cylinders. What can you take out of a positive win like tonights? P:+++ A:+++ L:+=+ I:=-= Great work out there tonight. You had another double-double, and you've really got a streak going now. How is it that you've been able to keep posting numbers like that each game? P:??? A:??? L:+-+ I:??? Has your coach ever talked to you about changing positions, maybe moving up or down one spot to see how it worked? What do you think about that idea? Is your position right now best suited to your game? P:??? A:??? L:==+ I:??? Having just been named Rookie of the Month, can you tell us how that feels? P:=+= A:??? L:??? I:??? How big of an impact do the fans have on any given game? And how do you feel about your team's fans? P:??? A:??? L:==+ I:??? How do you feel about your relationship with the coaching staff? Have they set up the offense to best utilize your skill set, or do you think there's room to improve there? P:??? A:??? L:=-+ I:??? I think we can all agree that you had WAY too many turnovers out there tonight. What kept you from holding onto the ball better in this game? P:=-= A:-+= L:??? I:-=- Is fatigue setting in at all after a back-to-back like this? P:+=+ A:-++ L:=-+ I:=+- It has just been publicly announced that you have been named the conference Player of the Week for this past week. This is the first time you have received this award. Can we expect more of this from you in the future? P:??? A:??? L:=++ I:??? It seemed like you guys could do no wrong out there tonight. What's it feel like to come off of such a great all-around team performance? P:+== A:++= L:+=+ I:-+- It seems like now would be a good time to ask you a little bit about your practice habits. How important is it to you to put in as much extra time as you can, and does it wear you down over the course of a long season? P:??? A:=+- L:??? I:??? It was a rough night from behind the arc tonight, yet you kept on shooting. Why were you struggling so much from deep? P:+=+ A:??? L:??? I:??? It was straight domination by your opponent in the trenches tonight. He outrebounded you by quite a bit. Was there something keeping you from getting involved more down low? P:??? A:-+- L:??? I:??? It's got to be a great feeling setting the team record for points tonight. How does it feel to get such an accomplishment? P:+++ A:=++ L:+++ I:+-+ Kobe lit you guys up out there tonight. Did the team try to do anything specific to shut him down? How do you react to a player that's on a roll like that? P:=-- A:??? L:??? I:??? LeBron had a great game and really took it to your team tonight. Did you have a gameplan going in to try to stop him? How did it feel to see him scoring early and often like that? P:+-- A:-+- L:=+- I:--- Let me be the first person to congratulate you on your spectacular performance tonight. I don't know if you saw the final stat line, but you ended up with a triple-double, the first of your career. Can we expect more performances like this from you in the future? P:+++ A:+++ L:+++ I:+-+ Looks like you'll be moving on to the next round. Are you relieved to have this series out of the way so you can get ready for the next challenge? P:=++ A:??? L:++= I:??? Lots of people would say the fans for your team can be classified as fair-weather fans. Do you feel like they are legitimately behind the team regardless of whether you're winning or losing? P:==+ A:=+= L:+=+ I:??? Not sure if you're aware, but tonight marked your 50th straight game scoring in double digits. That's more than half a season, and a pretty remarkable display of consistency. What's been the key to such a long run? P:+++ A:+++ L:+=+ I:+-+ Now that game 1 of your NBA career is in the books, how would you rate your performance? P:??? A:??? L:+=+ I:??? Now that you've played your first NBA game, how are you feeling? P:??? A:??? L:+-+ I:??? Now that you've wrapped up this series, what's the next step for you and your team? P:+++ A:??? L:+++ I:??? Once again you have been named the conference Player of the Month. What changes in your reaction to winning this award? P:+=+ A:=++ L:??? I:??? Once again, you have been named as the Rookie of the Month. Your star seems to be rising rapidly at this point in your career. What does your future hold? P:=++ A:=+= L:+=+ I:+=+ One complaint about your game tonight is that you weren't taking care of the ball. Why so many turnovers? P:=-+ A:??? L:??? I:??? Rough game for you out there on the defensive side of the ball, causing a lot of people to question your effort. What do you have to say to that kind of criticism? P:==+ A:??? L:??? I:??? Sometimes it seems like you're having trouble establishing a rhythm on offense. Would you say you're getting enough touches out there? P:??? A:??? L:+== I:??? The team just got steamrolled tonight. What are your thoughts after a performance like that? P:??? A:-++ L:=-= I:??? The trade deadline is coming up soon. How do you feel about some of your teammates possibly getting shipped off to another team? What do you think management is trying to do at this point? P:??? A:??? L:+=+ I:??? They really had your number out there tonight, and it wasn't even close. What happened? P:??? A:??? L:??? I:=== This team is clearly on the up-and-up with this being, what, your 5th straight win? What has been the secret to the team's recent success? P:+=+ A:??? L:+=+ I:??? Thus far, the team's been doing well. Going into the second half of the season, what do you think of your chances in the postseason? P:??? A:??? L:+=+ I:??? Tonight's game marks your first career double-double. Do you view this game as the stepping off point in your career? P:=++ A:??? L:??? I:??? Tonight's win makes it 7 in a row for you guys. How long can this ride last? P:+++ A:??? L:??? I:??? We recently saw a big trade that shook up the rotation as well as the emotions in the locker room. How have you reacted to it? P:??? A:??? L:+-+ I:??? We're starting to hear reports that you have recently requested a trade to another team. Any truth to those rumors? P:+++ A:??? L:??? I:??? Well, congratulations on breaking the NBA record for points scored in a game. That's a pretty incredible feat! You have now surpassed some of the legends in the history of this league. How does it feel to be in their company? P:=++ A:+++ L:??? I:=-+ What is team chemistry like at this point in the season? How do you feel the guys get along both on and off the court? P:??? A:??? L:+=+ I:??? What is your relationship with the fans like? How much of a difference can they make in any given game? P:==+ A:??? L:==+ I:??? What is your take on practice? Do you really feel like it makes your game better or helps you get a better feel for the way your teammates like to play? P:=++ A:??? L:??? I:??? With the result of tonight's game, you guys have officially clinched a playoff spot. How do you handle the rest of the season? Do you take your foot off of the gas pedal for a little bit or do you keep going full speed ahead? P:??? A:??? L:+-+ I:??? With this series done and out of the way, what kind of preparation do you begin with for your next opponent? P:+++ A:??? L:??? I:??? Word has just come down from the league that you have been awarded the Player of the Month award. Does something like this create any sort of momentum that will help the team as a whole? P:+++ A:-+= L:+++ I:??? You can't be happy with your defensive performance after a game like that. How do you recover from getting schooled early and often the way you did? Is it even possible? P:??? A:=+- L:??? I:=-- You guys really frustrated LeBron tonight, harassing him into one of his worst performances of the year so far. What did you do specifically to throw him off his game? P:??? A:??? L:+++ I:??? You guys really ran them out of the building tonight. It's gotta feel good coming off of a win like that. What was the reaction like in the locker room afterwards? P:+=+ A:+=+ L:+++ I:++= You guys took quite a beating in tonight's game. What was the mood like in the locker room afterwards? P:=-= A:??? L:??? I:??? You posted yet another double-double in tonight's game. How have you been able to keep up that level of consistency? P:??? A:??? L:+-+ I:??? You really seemed to be hogging the ball out there tonight? Why weren't you looking to get your teammates more involved with things? P:??? A:??? L:-=- I:??? You seemed to have a difficult time holding on to the ball out there? Was the defense just too much for you to handle? P:+=+ A:=+= L:+-- I:=-+ You took a lot of shots from downtown even though they really weren't falling. Why did you keep on shooting even when it was clear you weren't hitting from the outside? P:==+ A:=++ L:+=+ I:??? You were outrebounded by a pretty significant margin tonight. What happened that let your man have such an advantage over you on the glass? P:--= A:??? L:??? I:??? You were really showcasing your passing skills out there tonight, setting the team record for assists. Did you even realize what you were doing as the game unfolded? P:+++ A:??? L:+-+ I:??? You've been on a scoring tear lately, dropping 20 points in ten straight games. How have you been able to keep up that level of consistency for such a long stretch? P:=++ A:??? L:??? I:??? You've played a couple of tough games now back-to-back. Are you looking forward to getting a day off and a little rest? P:??? A:??? L:+== I:??? Your man really did a number on you tonight on the boards. How do you explain such a discrepancy? P:=-+ A:??? L:??? I:??? Your man was running wild tonight, seemingly putting up points at will. Where did things go wrong for you defensively? P:=-- A:??? L:??? I:??? Your name has started to surface in the rumor mill with numerous teams reported to be interested in your services. How do the rumors have an impact on your play on the court? P:+=+ A:??? L:??? I:??? Your team has just clinched the best record in the league and home court advantage throughout the playoffs. Only a short time away to the postseason, how does it help your chances of success in the playoffs? P:+++ A:??? L:??? I:??? 4. How to Contribute/Correct If you want to contribute to or to correct this FAQ, please contact me at me at email@example.com. You can send contributions in the form of questions and answer results in the above format. To aid your efforts, I'll share a trick that will allow you to find the answers many questions quickly. First, unless you've already done so, turn Autosave off (in My Player mode, load the options menu, then go to "NBA>Options>Game Mode Options" and set "Autosave" to "Off.") Play a game through as normal until late in the 4th quarter. Save the game and exit ("Pause Menu>Quit>Save Game and Exit" - make sure you choose a file to which to save your game after you exit, as the NBA 2K11 will no longer autosave the game to the My Player file you're using!) Now, go again to My Player and re-load the game. Play through to the end and answer the press conference question as usual, noting the question and results from your answer choice. Then, repeat the last two steps - quit My Player, re-load the game, play to the end and answer the question again (with a different answer this time if it's the same question - questions are determined by significant game results, so the question almost always will be the same.) In this way, you can fairly quickly discover the results from all four answers. 5. Acknowledgements This FAQ contains entirely original research by me, for now. I encourage you to change this by submitting your own research! For now, I have only to thank 2K for making this fine game. 6. Version History 0.01, Published 1/30/2011 - First version. 0.02, Published 2/19/2011 - Added many new entires. Changed margins. Alphabetized entries. Added this section. Minor changes to wording in many sections.