nba 2k13 Signature Skills

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  1. bringbackjimmy

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    2K Sports Weekly Update #9 - Signature Skills In Depth
    NBA 2K13 introduces a new feature called Signature Skills. Zach Timmerman, Producer on NBA 2K13, joined us to break down each Signature Skill and answered a few questions. Dig in to all the juicy information for Signature Skills!
    NBA 2K13 SIGNATURE SKILLS
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    Posterizer
    Example Players: Blake Griffin, Josh Smith, Hakim Warrick
    A player with this skill will often look to dunk on defenders when attempting a dunk in traffic. To get this skill to trigger there must be a defender in the vicinity. To force big-time contact dunks, his stamina must be above 80. Once the dunk completes, his teammates will be given a temporary energy boost.
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    Highlight Film
    Example Players: JaVale McGee, Gerald Green, Paul George
    When looking to dunk, a player with this skill will look to perform the most spectacular dunk available amongst the dunks in his repertoire. In order for this skill to fire off, however, he must have a stamina level of 80 or higher. Once the dunk completes, his teammates will be given a temporary energy boost.
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    Finisher
    Example Players: Rudy Gay, Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook
    This player is adept at finishing contact layups and dunks at a higher rate than others. There is a shot penalty that all offensive players receive when they make contact with defenders in the air. Finishers decrease this shot penalty by 30%. This skill combined with our existing Draw Foul Tendency lends itself well to creating and-one opportunities.
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    Acrobat
    Example Players: Monta Ellis, Derrick Rose, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili
    This is a player that can change his shot in the air without severely reducing his chance of making the shot. There is a shot penalty that all offensive players receive when they attempt to change their shot in the air. Acrobats decrease this shot penalty by 40%. Also, when attempting a hop, spin or euro layup, Acrobats are given a 15% boost to their shot chance.
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    Spot Up Shooter
    Example Players: Anthony Morrow, Kyle Korver, Steve Novak
    This shooter is known for his ability to spot-up and knock down perimeter shots while shooting from a stand-still position. The penalty that users receive for bad shot timing (i.e. releasing the shot too early or too late) is decreased by 30%. This skill becomes available when the player is standing still, shooting 12 to 28 feet from the hoop and not posted up or dribbling.
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    Shot Creator
    Example players: Kobe Bryant, Kemba Walker, Dwyane Wade
    A player with this skill can hit shots at a higher percentage than most if he creates space for his shot. For this skill to fire off there are a number of rules that must pass:
    1. The shooter must break his defender down to create space, either with iso-moves, triple threat moves or drives into special shots (i.e. step backs, drifters, hop shots, spin jumpers, etc). The space he creates when he starts his shot must be more than the space he had when he started to break his defender down.
    2. The Shot Creator must be closer to his matchup (within 7 feet) when he starts to break him down.
    3. The shot must be taken within 2 seconds of the initial break down.
    4. The shot must be taken in a half-court context (i.e. not in transition and not on a fast break) and must come from 33 feet to the basket or closer.
    5. The shooter must not be smothered by the defender at both the break down and the release of the shot.
    If the shooter passes all of these rules, then the shot penalty enforced by the defender on the release of the shot is reduced up to 100%.
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    Deadeye
    Example Players: Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson
    Late arriving defenders have less impact on this type of shooter than most. When we determine the final outcome of a shot, part of the calculation comes from how well a shooter is defended at both the start and release of the shot. When a Deadeye shoots and the defender is more heavily guarding the Deadeye when he releases the shot than when he started it, we reduce the impact of the release up to 100% depending on how heavily guarded he is at the beginning (the more heavily guarded, the more we reduce). A couple more things to keep in mind:
    1. In order to ensure that closing out on a Deadeye matters, there must be some sort of defense applied at the start of the shot.
    2. The shooter must not be smothered by the defender at both the start and release of the shot or the skill will not trigger.
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    Corner Specialist
    Example Players: Shane Battier, Courtney Lee, Danny Green
    This is a skill reserved for players who are exceptional at knocking down three point shots from the corner where the sideline and the baseline meet. For this skill to fire off there are a number of rules that must pass:
    1. The shooter must be standing still.
    2. The shooter must be considered fairly open when he shoots the ball.
    3. The shooter must take his shot within a couple seconds of catching the pass.
    When these rules are fulfilled, a 5% bonus is added to his shot percentage.
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    Post Proficiency
    Example Players: LaMarcus Aldridge, Al Jefferson, Carl Landry
    This is a player with supreme low post offensive skills. Defenders fall for his fakes up to 50% more often than for others, his post shots such as hooks and fades get a 5% shot chance increase and his post moves are more effective. A couple more things to keep in mind:
    1. The shot must be taken from 17 feet to the basket or less.
    2. The skill is still active for up to 0.5 seconds after exiting the post to allow shots and pump fakes to trigger the skill.
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    Ankle Breaker
    Example Players: Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers, Tyreke Evans
    This player is apt to break the ankles of his defender when performing isolation dribble moves. This skill provides a 30% increase in the chances of forcing defenders into ankle-breaking defensive falls, stumbles and recoveries.
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    Post Playmaker
    Example Players: Joakim Noah, Kevin Garnett, Greg Monroe
    This is a player known for hitting open guys in a good position to score when passing the ball out of the post. This skill fires off when passing the ball from a post-up position to an open teammate. The pass will hit the receiver on point and will give him up to a 10% bonus on two-point shots and a 4% bonus on three-point shots, so long as the potential made shot by the shooter would result in an assist for the Post Playmaker.
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    Dimer
    Example Players: Chris Paul, Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo
    This skill is reserved for top-notch passers who are known for hitting open guys in the correct position to score. Dimer fires off when passing the ball (not from the post) to an open teammate. The pass will hit the receiver on point and will give him up to a 10% bonus on two-point shots and a 4% bonus on three-point shots, so long as the potential made shot by the shooter would result in an assist for the Dimer.
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    Break Starter
    Example Players: Tim Duncan, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom
    This player is known for initiating fast breaks with accurate outlet passes. For this skill to fire off, the player must be the defensive rebounder and the pass must be made within 3 seconds of the defensive rebound. The longer the outlet pass is in the game, the higher risk there is for throwing a bad pass. If the rebounder fulfills the two rules mentioned, the pass will have 50% less penalty than normal.
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    Alley-Ooper
    Example Players: Andre Miller, Jason Kidd, Raymond Felton
    This is a player known for throwing accurate alley-oop passes. The Pass attribute of the passer plays a large role in the outcome of alley-oop finishes. An Alley-ooper gets a significant boost to his Pass attribute and receivers will be given a small catch chance bonus.
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    Brick Wall
    Example Players: Marc Gasol, Kendrick Perkins, Glen Davis
    This player engulfs defenders with physical screens, making them more difficult to get through or around. Often times you’ll find defenders getting hit with such force that it causes them to stumble or fall to the ground.
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    Lockdown Defender
    Example Players: Andre Iguodala, Thabo Sefolosha, Tony Allen
    A top-notch perimeter defender who automatically neutralizes most offensive Signature Skills of the player he’s actively guarding. It’s a fairly powerful skill that only elite defenders possess. The only offensive Signature Skills that a Lockdown Defender cannot neutralize are Brick Wall and Floor General.
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    Charge Card
    Example Players: Udonis Haslem, Raja Bell, Kyle Lowry
    This player specializes in the art of drawing charges. When attempting to take a charge, a player equipped with the Charge Card skill will have a 50% better chance of drawing the charge than others. His teammates will also receive a small energy boost if the Charge Card player receives the beneficial call.
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    Interceptor
    Example Players: Trevor Ariza, Brandon Jennings, Rodrigue Beaubois
    Getting pass lane steals is this player’s forte. When attempting to steal a pass that is in the air and in a pass lane within 9 feet of the Interceptor, he will get a boost to his Steal and Vertical attributes, thus allowing him a much better opportunity to pick the pass off.
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    Pick Pocket
    Example Players: Jeremy Lin, Ricky Rubio, Mike Conley
    An on-ball thief adept at stealing the ball from players attempting dribble moves. There are three perks to having this skill:
    1. Significant increase in strip probability when offensive player is in an iso-motion move.
    2. Minor increase in strip probability when offensive player has been in a standing dribble for a couple of seconds.
    3. Lowered foul chance when attempting an on-ball steal.
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    Active Hands
    Example Players: Mario Chalmers, Ronnie Brewer, Kawhi Leonard
    This player can more easily strip the ball from players attempting shots, layups and dunks. When the offensive player is in a shooting motion, an Active Hands player is twice as likely to strip the ball than a player without this skill.
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    Eraser
    Example Players: Dwight Howard, Josh Smith, Serge Ibaka
    A player with this skill is known for protecting the rim with emphatic, crowd pleasing blocks. When an Eraser swats a shot, he boosts the energy of his teammates and decreases the shooting attributes (up to six points) of the player he blocked for up to a minute and a half.
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    Chase Down Artist
    Example Players: LeBron James, Brandon Rush, Thaddeus Young
    This skill is reserved for players that are adept at chasing players down on fastbreaks and swatting their layup and dunk attempts from behind. While on a fastbreak this player is given boosts to his Block, Vertical and Quickness attributes, which will give him a better chance of swatting the shot. A couple more things to keep in mind:
    1. This skill can fire off any time the defense is in transition
    2. The block must happen from behind the shooter while he is moving
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    Bruiser
    Example Players: Anderson Varejao, DeMarcus Cousins, David West
    The overall size, power and relentlessness of this player will drain energy from his match-up upon physical contact. When a Bruiser collides with his opponent during boxouts, post backdowns, off-ball bumps, off-ball rides and contact shots, he depletes more energy from his match-up than players without this skill. For comparison purposes, when contact occurs in one of these areas, bruisers cause their opponents to lose energy about half as much as when his opponent is running.
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    Hustle Points
    Example Players: Nikola Pekovic, David Lee, Andrew Bynum
    This player is known for his ability to score following an offensive rebound. For three seconds after the rebound is pulled down, a Hustle Points player will be given a boost to his Shot Inside, Shot Close and Layup attributes.
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    Scrapper
    Example Players: Chuck Hayes, Reggie Evans, Tyler Hansbrough
    A hustle guy known for his ability to dive for loose balls, win boxout battles and strip rebounds from opponents. A small attribute boost is given to Speed and Quickness during loose ball dives to display the effort these players usually give. During boxout battles and moves, a Scrapper will be given up to a 50% increase in the boxout win chance. For rebounds, a Scrapper has a 50% increase in the chance of poking the ball loose from an opponent who has already grabbed a rebound.
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    Anti-Freeze
    Example Players: Luol Deng, Luis Scola, Zach Randolph
    A player that rarely goes on a cold streak, even when missing several shots in a row. When a player starts to miss shots or turn the ball over, he’ll eventually get cold and his abilities will decrease for a period of time. However, it takes twice as many misses and turnovers for an Anti-Freeze player to get to that point. Basically, he’s a fairly steady player.
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    Microwave
    Example Players: Louis Williams, Eric Gordon, Nick Young
    A player with this skill can heat up in a hurry. It takes fewer made shots and good plays for a Microwave to get hot than players without this skill. Once hot, various offensive and defensive attributes are given a boost for a period of time.
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    Heat Retention
    Example Players: Kobe Bryant, Deron Williams, Stephen Curry
    Players with this skill retain their hot streaks through various game breaks, and they have the ability to maintain their hot streaks through bad plays longer than most players. Typically, when a timeout occurs or the end of a quarter hits, players that are hot will have automatic cool downs that bring them back to normal. Heat Retention players stay hot through these breaks and only bad plays such as missed shots and turnovers can bring this player back to normal. Even then, it takes twice as many missed shots and turnovers for a Heat Retention guy to return to normal.
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    Closer
    Example Players: Derrick Rose, Jason Terry, Kobe Bryant
    This player raises his game in clutch moments. For the last 40% of a fourth quarter and all overtimes, a Closer receives the following perks:
    1. Attribute boosts of up to 12 attribute points
    2. A widened “Excellent Release” free throw release window, thus making it easier to knock down clutch free throws
    3. Energy boosts during timeouts so that he retains more energy through breaks during clutch moments
    4. Shot chance percentage boost of up to 5% for “moving” shots, such as drifters and step back shots.
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    Floor General
    Example Players: Jason Kidd, Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul
    This skill identifies an offensive team leader that has the ability to raise the offensive game of his teammates while he is on the floor. While a Floor General’s team has possession of the ball, all teammates are given up to a six point attribute boost to their offensive abilities.
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    Defensive Anchor
    Example Players: Dwight Howard, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Garnett
    This skill identifies a defense team leader that has the ability to raise the defensive game of his teammates while he is on the floor. While a Defensive Anchor’s team is on defense, all teammates on the floor are given up to a six point attribute boost to their defensive abilities.

     
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  2. sschevyridah

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    ay bringbackjimmy have you heard anything about these sig skills being triggered by a button or is it automatic
     
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    FAQ
    Q: Why create these Signature Skills for 2K13 when you already have several attributes in 2K12?






    A: We felt that our existing attribute and tendency system quite didn’t lend itself well enough to various situational moments that happen in basketball, nor did it help identify very specialized players. Outlet passes, winning charge calls, staying hot through in-game breaks, etc, are just a few areas where our attributes system failed to give you what you need. We’re now able to dig deeper into these situations to allow players stand out where they’re most known. Let’s take shot blocking for example. LeBron James is well-known as the best chase down blocker in the league. In 2K12, when you were in a chase down situation, LeBron was unable to block the shot from behind as much as we’d like him to because he had only a 60-ish Block attribute. With the inclusion of the new Sig Skill, Chase Down Artist, we’re now able to give him the types of skills he needs to embarrass the unsuspecting shooter, without having to artificially raise his Block attribute (which would then allow him to block shots in areas he’s not known for). There are reasons like this for every skill created, which is why we’re bringing this feature to you for NBA 2K13.


    Q: How many Signature Skills are there in total?



    A: There are 31 total Signature Skills.

    Q: What is the maximum amount of Signature Skills a player can have?

    A: An NBA player can have anywhere between 0 and 5 Signature Skills.

    Q: How will I know when a Signature Skill fires off?

    A: If you press UP on the On the Fly Coaching menu on the d-pad, the Signature Skills HUD will appear. You can leave this up the entire game by never pressing UP on the d-pad again. The HUD sits in the upper left-hand corner in a single player game and in the both the upper left-hand and right-hand corners in a multi-player game (however, you only see yours in an online 2-player game). The HUD shows the name of the player you are actively controlling, the Signature Skills he possesses and his basic stat line. When a skill is not active it will be grayed out. When it is available it will be semi-transparent, basically letting you know you are in a situation where it could be used. When it has been activated it will light up in its full glory and the stat line will change to the name of the Signature Skill that just fired off.
     
  4. bringbackjimmy

    bringbackjimmy WTFWTTD

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    I really don't like the idea of it. I feel it's going to make the game play more arcade like. i hope we can turn them off if it does esp if you have to hit a button combo to turn it on.
     
  5. sschevyridah

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    Oh god. i hope it doesnt play like a arcade game..i guess one good thing about it your player stamina has to be u over 80 so i giess the cheesers csnt have those skill activated the whole team.
     
  6. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    I'm worried about the implentation of this as well. The year Madden put skills like this in the game, it made it play all kinds of cheesey. Same thing with NBA Live in Live 07
     
  7. Bl0ndeRedHead

    Bl0ndeRedHead Official TSO Pothead

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    If you guys had read the descriptions of the skills, you'd realize it probably isn't gonna turn 2K13 into NBA Jam. All it does is give guys with those skills a higher chance of completing their skill, and each one has another skill that neutralizes it.
     
  8. Bl0ndeRedHead

    Bl0ndeRedHead Official TSO Pothead

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    To me this is great news, it will add more differentiation between players and really highlight certain stars skills.
     
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  9. Black Republican

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    interesting.
     
  10. QBKILLAR

    QBKILLAR If you only win one, please let it be Ole Miss.

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    Yeah quite a few of these concern me too. Like closer with D. Rose. I can see lots of people abusing this horribly in the 4th as a cheese thing. I'm a little nervous that this will make him unstopable. Oh well I guess we will see I just placed my preorder and if worse comes to worse there is always the Live (but I have alot of faith in 2k so I'm probably overthinking this).
     
  11. RRAHx2

    RRAHx2 Cleared for Takeoff

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    I think this will give the game more of a realistic feel than it will a "gamebreaker" feel (NBA Street reference). These guys are known for these skills. If Blake Griffin is driving down the lane you KNOW without a doubt somebody is gettin' dunked on. If Steve Novak gets a wide open 3 you KNOW without a doubt its going in. If Kobe or D-Rose have the ball in their hands with the game on the line you KNOW that more times than not, they will hit the winning shot. I think this a good way for 2K to finally emphasize how good these guys are at their "specialties" without, as the 2K rep put it, having to over-inflate their stats.
     

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