Anyone who has lived with me knows that I have what James Dobson calls "video game addiction."
My usual addiction: EA Sports games. I love to build dynasties and simulate seasons, but not to actually play the games themselves. For me it's the quest to build the best team every year, to attempt to always go undefeated.
NBA Live 2005 has a 25-season dynasty mode. You've got 25 seasons to dominate. You have to navigate the salary cap, make wise trades, keep track of who you're going to draft (but don't scout them, that wastes points), trade older guys for younger guys before they start declining, and Just Win Baby.
Everyone cheats in the playoffs, so I don't count how many championships someone wins. You can just keep reloading until you win. But, it's a lot more tedious and takes forever if you want to do that in the regular season, so no one does. I sim a month at a time, so I can make roster adjustments and train my team on a monthly basis.
So, I've just finished the BEST 25-YEAR DYNASTY EVER!
- 1483 regular season wins. That's about 60 wins a season, folks. Imagine 25 years like that with your favorite NBA team.
- 79 wins in 1 season. That's domination.
- Coach of the Year 16 times. That means I had the league's best record 16 out of 25 times.
- 20 years of players on the All-Star team. That's hard to do in this game for some reason.
- Average power ranking over 25 years: 4. Always in contention, baby!
So, what am I going to do now? DESTROY THE GAME. WHY DO WE ENSLAVE OURSELVES TO THESE MACHINES?
Hi, I'm Justin, and I'm an EA addict.