THE FUTURE OF NBA GENERAL MANAGER

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    FTB Team

    @Roberto -- We've always sent your suggestions to the team to take into account. Keep in mind that suggestions are suggestions. Suggestions can either be taken into account or not if that company determines that the suggestion won't be beneficial to the game. You can continue to send your suggestions in the "Suggestions" thread, as long as you do so in a respectful manner, and we'll send them to the team. Regarding the NBA License, as soon as we have information about that, we'll let you know. If we don't have information, we can't share anything.

    @Everybody -- There was an issue in the database that automatically reloaded the official images back into the game. That was an error and it should now be resolved. We apologize for that.

    The FTB Team

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    Roberto

    No, thanks......you had my trust and my intelligence disrespected enough here and I'm not arguing with you anymore.

    But you can continue to fool all the managers here who pay real money to compete in the ranking or the special events.

    In spite of the announcement 2 years ago, you didn't change  the format of the game: competition is not your goal, making money is.

    Not only the appearance is ugly (also, as I wrote 10 days ago, still the players in auction or buy now sections don't even have the city reference), you also aren't caring the usual about the basic features. You're also making the game worse, with all the bonus video features not working anymore as for the latest "release" in iOS. 

    Your organization is totally disconnected: in spite of your denials, the support team don't know anything about the development and test of the game...oh yeah, sure they're different teams!

    And don't tell that your're busy with other games: this is really offending for people playing basketball manager.

    Why don't you buy out this platform so that some other company can get a new nba license? You don't deserve  to regain it. 

    And I've been polite.....

     

     

     

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    FTB Team

    Hi @Roberto -- We're sorry you feel this way, but we understand you're not happy with the current layout of the game. We are working to make it more attractive in upcoming versions.

    The development team and support team are, in fact, different teams, and we don't know everything that they're working on at every moment, therefore - in some cases, we have to check with the development team before we can confirm anything with you. We have completely different tasks, just like the QA team does, which is the team that tests the games before and after the versions are released.

    We understand you'd like things to be a certain way, but that is how the company is organized. We have different teams for different tasks, not one team that works on everything.

    The FTB Team

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    Rafahm78

    Good Morning,

    Do you have any news about the license? because the game is unbearable right now, for example I have lowered the activity a lot.

    I think we deserve an explanation from time to time, and do not tell me that as there is no information there is no explanation, because that is poor.

    Do you have any option to recover it or are you progressing on something? Do not you think we deserve any reward for all this we are enduring?

    Another question that you still have not answered me, the tournaments from now on will only give players, because I imagine that we forget the NBA shirts.

    Is that you have to give many explanations that you do not give, I suppose to continue receiving money, but I think we deserve this explanation.

    That you have luck with the negotiations.

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    FTB Team

    Hi @Rafahm78 -- At this time we do not have any news about the contract. We will let you know as soon as we have confirmed information, but we cannot explain or confirm anything that we don't have information on. 

    Regarding the special events, just because we don't have the official license, that doesn't mean that we won't offer real prizes, although we cannot yet confirm if they can be NBA prizes since we don't have the NBA license. This is also something that we can only confirm when we have this confirmation.

    It's not that we don't want to share any information, it's that we cannot confirm anything we don't have.

    Thanks for your understanding,
    The FTB Team

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    Jean-Louis Fg

    Good morning,

    I just want to share my opinion about this issue.
    I am just a normal player, I cannot afford to pay a cent for playing this game even if I do enjoy this game. I tend to gather money and counts from tournament only.
    I do understand that the NBA licence might be very expensive and you not paying without any negotiation is totally understandable.

    All these person that I respect must take in account the return on investment might not be worth.

    I can accept playing with these shapes a few times before the licence is back.

    Have a nice week.

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    Hayden Ireland

    Hey ftb,

    Going forward I’m hope the lack of updating the special events ranking improves. You don’t even had the st Patrick one up still the p.o.m as the last updated rankings. I understand the loss of the Licence and all that but how about you get the simple things updated too.

     

    thanks a huge fan of the game.

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    FTB Team

    Hi @Hayden Ireland -- Unfortunately, our office was closed on Monday and Tuesday due to local holidays, therefore, we were unable to update the Ranking. This doesn't have to do with the license. Thanks for your understanding.

    @Jean-Louis Fg -- Thanks for your feedback!


    The FTB Team

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    Luca Donnini

    Well, I'm really disappointed to see we lost player's names too
    I suppose this change has to do with licence issue, but it makes the game experience even worse because now we don't have players' faces, nor shirts or team's logos, nor their names!
    Just a (nearly useless) shirt number, which makes very frustrating playing...

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    Rafahm78

    Good Morning,

    Well we are improving, 3 or 4 days ago the names of the players disappeared and today the surnames disappear.

    I'm not an expert or pretend to give lessons to anyone, but as you do not try to solve this issue, much to my regret, it will be the end of the game, and it's a real shame because this game is a wonder and you can hardly find another like it.

    I hope you are doing everything possible to try to find a solution to this issue.

    Good luck with the recovery of the license.

    Greetings.

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    SEBO LAVIE

    LEONCARD?! WESTBRUCK?! CHURRY???!!! RUDANT???????!!!!!!!!! OMG......

    you hit the bottom …....

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    Riccardocazzate

    @Rafham, Jean-Louis and other users who still believe there's a solution to the "issue"

    This is what I understood and I believe, so I'd like to share my opinion:

    Months and months ago NBA demanded more money to renew the licence --> many features (HoF planet???) and offers (monthly subscriptions???) appeared in the game to "push" players to spend some real money --> some users were pissed but the players' base supposedly continued growing and many spent real money --> FTB nevertheless lost the licence --> MANY players left the game (myself included, after playing for 5 years) --> no faces, no jerseys and now no real names --> no one in his right mind would spend real money in this game --> players' base always decreasing

    Now, if you followed the above reasoning, how do you think FTB will pay for the official licence? Does it make some financial sense to you? I think you all can draw your conclusions..

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    Jov machelen

    This is completely ridicolous...this "game"  is just the ghost of a real game, an empty shell with no relation to NBA anymore.

    One month ago,  these "from the bench"  opened this thread, with the following words

    The most important changes that you’ll see are:

    • The official player portraits will be changed to jerseys
    • The names and power ups of the official teams. We will only use the city of the franchise.
    • All logos or any other designs related to the NBA and the franchises also need to be changed.

    They didn't say nothing about players names...but they knew already back then that, as a matter of time,  also the players names had to be, how to say, transformed....ah ah ah....plus, with no relation to a city franchise (so, you know what team you're managing, but no player, not even one, is related to a city)....do you "from the bench" have any idea how to play this "game"? 

    They really have a talented sense of humour....can imagine their morning meetings planning all this!

    But well, you know, NBA  (Shhhhh....can't use even the name NBA!) lawyers are quite serious and they are pretending under the threat of a legal sue that any relation to NBA is terminated.

    Now, do these people "from the bench" think that someone here will slightly invest  a pound for something which is such a monster?

    Clearly, you're not going to regain a license.

    If you "from the bench" really want to do people here a favor, just need to give away the empty shell this game has become  to someone paying what the NBA are demanding.

     

     

     

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    Lubo Stevko

    Death game... R.I.P...

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    Rafahm78

    Someone knows some similar game, but that is really the NBA ??? not that

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    Rafahm78

    I already said at the beginning of the post, if this was not fixed, the game was RIP, because nobody is going to invest a penny in this game

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    David Kropp

    today the names are also changed...so it's a challenge knowing who is who with some people unless you know the ratings of your players/ jersey number of your players memorized  :  JHard and Johnsome are easy...,Kams --  which is LeBron James is more difficult to recognize

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    EJ Lee

    All the players should be easily recognizable for Christ's sake. Come on guys. You can do better. Can you?

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    Mark Jutte

    I was hanging in hoping for a license fix, but the player name changes are it for me. It's not worth playing as is. Is there reasonable hope of a near term solution?

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    James Dean

    Guys... is this some kind of joke? How in anyway is this playable? Lila, Gregor, Nietzsche? How the hell am I supposed to know who these players are lmao. Y’all need to get this addressed like by tomorrow otherwise this game is dead in the water and should be taken down from the App Store immediately.

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    Thomas Imandt

    It is incredible.

    I have no words anymore. 

    You lost the license.. Fine.... We have no NBA Logos, Names etc. anymore in the game. Fine. 

    But do you realize what the real shame is????

    People are dicussing in this forum and you don't give any answers. You should show more presence to us. For me that is also a sign of respect. The only thing we hear from you is: "We lost the license. Sorry! We will update you." And that's it.

    On the other hand, you put again "offers" to the game?!?!?! Do you really think, anyone would buy this? 

    If you really would care about your users, you would handle all this in a different way. 

    E.g. "We are really sorry. But here all WoF Players get 200 contract days for free". or other players on different planets get coins or cash!

    It is all in your hand @FTB Team, if this game survives or not! 

    As i said  already. It is one thing that you lost the license, but it is a complete other thing how you deal with your users. 

    Cheers

    Thomas

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    FTB Team

    Hi everybody,

    We understand that none of you like the new changes in the game. We are still studying better and more attractive changes, however, we were contacted by the NBA and were asked to make even more changes as we can no longer use the players' names. Therefore, if we continue to leave their names in the game, there could be even bigger problems.

    We hope that you can understand that, and please don't think that we're not trying to reach a new agreement, because we are, however, reaching an agreement isn't as simple as 1,2,3. These things can take time, and we're doing the best we can.

    The FTB Team

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    Jov machelen

    Why dont' you begin by associating the  nooneknowsguesswhostheplayersname to a city? 

    You can still do that for the "city" chosen by any manager.........

     

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    Lubo Stevko

    W. Chamberaint 19,99 € 😂😂😂 total stupid... No more cash for this game

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    Jov machelen

    ....actually, everybody with "chamberaint" in their roster should sell him (as we know, for nothing) and then buying him again in the special package!

    Can you imagine the help they can get with 24,99 € each.....C'mon mates, what is a little more sacrifice to help these benchers regain the nba license?

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    Игор Караџоски

    And the names of the players are gone now :/ wtf ?!? I dont feel like iam playing the same game anymore

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    Mark Jutte

    I really hope the license issue is resolved soon. Without resolution I will be leaving, but there seem to be a lot of haters out there who don't understand negotiations. Most of the time releasing info will set the process back.

    Also for those calling for the game owners to pay whatever the NBA is asking: The NBA has an interest in resolution. Presently the league is getting no money off this app, and oatmeal beats no meal. Also if the fees are too high, the app will go under.

    Reaching a fair balance will make money for the league, the app, and provide a better gaming experience for us fans. Hopefully it happens before we all leave.lol

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    Riccardocazzate

    @Mark Jutte

    I am not a hater.

    Since in your opinion I "don't understand negotiations", can you please tell me what I did not understand in the following reasoning?

    Months and months ago NBA demanded more money to renew the licence --> many features (HoF planet???) and offers (monthly subscriptions???) appeared in the game to "push" players to spend some real money --> some users were pissed but the players' base supposedly continued growing and many spent real money --> FTB nevertheless lost the licence --> MANY players left the game (myself included, after playing for 5 years) --> no faces, no jerseys and now no real names --> no one in his right mind would spend real money in this game --> players' base always decreasing

    How do you think FTB will pay for the official licence? Does it make some financial sense to you?

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    Jov machelen

    Why not provide a table of comparison, 

    structured like this 

    https://fromthebench.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360004229187-List-of-Legend-Players-Player-Value

    putting nba players real names aside with the fake unlicensed?

     

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    Jov machelen

    @Riccardo cazzate,

    on principle, I'm contrary to spend money on whatever game I downloaded on my smarphone\tablet.

    Then, I didn't (and I won't) spend money here......

    I read that you stopped playing this game: myself not sure how long I will...

    These benchers can count on the big spenders in the game, those for whom the game is an addiction  (because that's it: scientifically is an illness), eventually so strong they invest big money to be constantly  in the highest positions of the special events that take place on a regular base and the monthly ranking  (introduced last year).

    The times of "Whitemamba", the face of these benchers,  are long gone (a couple of years, now) and the game took a completely different direction....right for those big money spenders!

    As you said in your remarkable comment, in spite of their profit margin coming from the addicts, they're not able to meet  the request of NBA anymore.

    In my view, the benchers can only postpone the foreclosure of this game...and it seems that they dont have a B plan. 

    Cheers.

     

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