Developing my player's off-the-court character is a similarly rigid and NBA 2K21 MT lifeless development. Developer diaries prior to NBA 2K21's launching suggested that The W players would take on roles that real-life WNBA stars pursue, while promoting the team itself, taking on side gigs in fashion or media design, or preparing for a career as a coach. Well, all of this is managed in a process whose only participant interaction is picking one of 3 options off a card between matches. Again, development is repaired, and all it produces is unlockable makeup items on a fixed schedule.All this means is that you get into a really limited core gameplay very quickly, and one that is very reminiscent of livelihood modes I watched about the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is tough to call The W a fantastic first shot career-mode parity when a lot of its enjoyability comes out of, well, only playing with the games themselves. At least that activity is distinguishable from the rest of NBA 2K21 whilst still being enjoyable -- but it had been when I had been messing around with the WNBA in MyLeague this past year, too.
Likewise, it is hard to criticize Visual Concepts' design here as though pitching female avatars into the much bigger world of MyCareer would be the simplest or easiest solution. The WNBA deserves to have its own livelihood ecosystem; it's a more inviting statement to provide the WNBA its own mode, rather than just dump them into NBA 2K21's aggressively competitive multiplayer world and tell them to fend for themselves or, worse, patronize them with inflated feature ratings.
And, as a practical matter, most NBA 2K players do not wish to keep more than one player avatar in a mode that is already very heavily influenced by microtransactions. 2K Sports would be pilloried if it provided up WNBA players as another vector for real-money sales of digital Currency. To Visual Concepts' credit, a WNBA player does make Virtual Currency which goes toward the user general equilibrium. It provides at least a small reward for attempting the manner. Nonetheless, it is a spectacular irony the WNBA participant himself does not get to"invest" what she earns -- whether on her own progression, or clothing, or Cheap 2K21 MT whatever.