The W is connected by a multi-season team

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    Developing my participant's off-the-court character is a similarly rigid and lifeless development. Developer diaries before NBA 2K21's launch suggested the W players could take on roles that real-life WNBA stars pursue, while boosting the league itself, taking on side gigs in media or fashion style, or preparing for a career as a coach. Well, all this is handled in a process whose sole participant interaction is choosing one of three choices off a card between matches. Again, progression is fixed, and all it provides is unlockable cosmetics items on a predetermined schedule. This means is that you get into a very restricted core gameplay loop very quickly, and one which is very reminiscent of livelihood modes I watched on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It's hard to predict The W a good first shot at career-mode parity when so much of its enjoyability comes out of, well, just 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 was messing about with the WNBA in MyLeague last year, too.

    Likewise, it is tough to criticize Visual Concepts' design here as though pitching female avatars into the much bigger world of MyCareer are the easiest or easiest solution. The WNBA deserves to have its own career ecosystem; it is a more inviting statement to give the WNBA its own mode, instead of just dump them to NBA 2K21's aggressively competitive multiplayer world and let them fend for themselves or, worse, patronize them with inflated attribute evaluations.

    And, as a practical matter, many NBA 2K players don't wish to maintain more than one participant avatar in a mode that's already very heavily influenced by microtransactions. 2K Sports are pilloried if it provided up WNBA players as just another vector to get real-money sales of digital Money. To Visual Concepts' credit, a WNBA player does earn Virtual Money that goes toward the user general equilibrium. It provides at least a small reward for trying the manner. But it is a spectacular irony that the WNBA player herself does not get to"spend" what she makes -- whether on her own progression, or clothing, or whatever.

    The W is connected by a multi-season team management style, called MyWNBA. But its menu-driven feature set looks like something from MLB 2K10 or even 2K11. There is not much to this beyond getting two"jobs" in the beginning of the year -- you to exchange a Buy 2K21 MT specific player prior to the deadline and another (from... the governor?) To acquire a certain number of games. At a multi-season background simulation, my own failure to send either didn't have much of an effect. The real motives for running a group -- developing gamers, installing an offensive scheme -- are still as self-driven as whatever narrative MyWNBA happens to deliver.