Wednesday, March 23, 2022

two scorers doesn't work


Two scorers on a team doesn't work... I don't know why people keep trying to make it happen. What do I mean by "two scorers"? For example: SG-SF-Rebounder, SG-SG-Rebounder, SF-Scoring PF-Rebounder, PG-SF-Scoring PF, etc.. Combinations like these WILL NOT work.

The main reason is one person ALWAYS ends up dominating the ball and taking the most shots. That leaves the other scorer playing a supporting role that the position is not designed for. Take the team made up of SF-SG-Rebounder. If the SF ends up dominating the ball; takes the most shots and not passing, that leaves the SG trying to play the role of a PG. To me, a SG is not made for passing therefore it ends up hurting the efficiency of the SF as well. Not to mention the defensive rating of a SG is not as high as a PG either. This is why I want a PG on my team at all times. When I mean a PG, I mean a passing PG... but that's another topic for another day. 

I should mention how when one scorer dominates the ball it creates tension within the team with the other scorer feeling resentful and that's never good for team dynamics. If your rebounder ALSO wants to score? Well... your team is screwed. 😅    

Another thing to think about is how inefficient your team's offense will run when you have multiple scorers. This is how 85% of the teams on Basketrio is played: first scorer gets the ball, spam action dribble/drive, can't get open, passes to second scorer who repeats what the first scorer did. If somehow one person gets open then a shot goes up. Rinse and repeat. This is probably why the score for most games are so low. 

Now if you have one clear scorer with a true PG and a pure Rebounder, the offense can flow. The main scorer can focus on scoring and create openings for teammates. The PG focuses on getting the ball to the scorer at the right time and spreading out the floor so defense can't double the scorer. This also comes down to the scorer not being stupid and forcing shots. The PG need to realize that when the scorer passes them the ball it doesn't always mean it's time for them to score. It means he needs some room to move around before getting the ball back. People need to understand their roles for an offense to function at the optimum level.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

the worst part of basketrio

Do you know what is the WORST part of Basketrio? It's not the P2W element, it's not the app crashing multiple times, nor is it all the BS that happens in game. For me, it's the player base.

I'm not even talking about the trolls who type a bunch of crap in chat but the thing I'm referring to is how most people play the game. It's at the point where I'm thinking "Bots play better than some people". I don't mind losing but I DESPISE losing because of people doing dumb things. Let me give you a few examples:

  • Refusing to pass no matter the situation: against double-team, open teammate, can't dribble anymore, etc..
  • GREED. Don't care about winning or the team. What matters is you get to spam dribble and shooting the ball; miss or not all you care about is trying to score.
  • Making the same mistakes over and over AND over:
    • keep trying to rebound as a G, failing, leaving your man undefended, and giving up easy points. 
    • Chasing after the ball
    • Spamming steal and letting your man run away from you for an open shot
  • You got blocked once at the rim doing a layup, you go try it again and get blocked AGAIN, you go for a third time and BLOCKED AGAIN!
  • People going AFK at random times. Now this could be lag or connection issues but it's very suspect when they only go AFK during defensive possessions but "conveniently" come back when it's time to shoot the ball. 
That's just some of the things that annoys me so much when playing Basketrio. I don't know if these people are just dumb, stubborn, or they simply don't care. Most likely it's the third reason but they should have some decency to try not to ruin the experience for the other players on the team.
It makes sense if you're brand new to the game and making newbie mistakes but the people I'm talking about are high enough in rank that they should know better! It's so aggravating.

This issue is my main goal for creating guides on this site. I simply just want to raise the overall quality of gameplay. 
Once again, I often wonder how in the world did some of these people manage to get to their high rank playing like this? It makes zero sense to me.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

stay out of the paint!

One of the most annoying things that people do in game is run into the paint for a layup or dunk as a PG, SG, or SF. Why??? This isn't a NBA 2K, you will get blocked the majority of the time. Just score using jump shots, no need to be fancy with some stupid layup/dunk.

Another reason to stay out of the paint as a PG, SG, and SF is... COVER YOUR MAN! You can't cover the perimeter if you're in the paint right? 
Your rebounder doesn't need you under the basket to help with the rebound either. Trust me. If the opposing rebounder is so good that they're beating your team's rebounder, I'm pretty sure they can outrebound a smaller position. When you miss that rebound, and you will, you just left a wide open shot for the other team.

In case I'm still not being clear, please refer to the picture below.