Month: June 2019

New Golden Ticket Players available

Tips for grinding NBA Awards campaign

Yesterday we got a new campaign in NBALM which offers us a lot of stuff to grind for. Here are some tips to get the most out of this promo:

  1. Get the Coach first to get 10% MVP points boost as soon as possible.
  2. Do all the first wins even if you are grinding only for a DPOY or a ROTY card. First wins still are the most efficient way to get MVP points. Don’t miss them!
  3. Grind season as much as you can. You will get a lot more MVP points for your stamina compared to blitz event. Example: Playing the first wins every 6 hours means you need 900 stamina daily just to play the blitz events for the first win bonus. So you still have 990 stamina to use for playing season games (if you don’t do anything else of course).  Without any boosts you can get 1980 points if you use all that stamina for season. Blitz events just would give you 990 points. And if you lose your season games you even get 50% of your stamina back (10 stamina for a season game). So that means 3960 points for 990 stamina compared to 990 points through blitz events. Of course you get more points if you have boost items like coach or players.
  4. Use your Warmup-Points at the end if possible since you will have more boost players and get more points for every 50 Warmup-Points.
  5. Use your LvL Tokens in the Exchange set if you have enough.
  6. If you have coins buy Coaches and Players from this promo via AH. You will get Platinum Boost Items for every 5 cards you get (grind or buy).

If you grind hard and follow those tips you can even get the second master with ability (Harden).

NBA Awards calculation

This time calculation is more complicated since the whole promo has different things to grind for. This calculation is for the main grind (MVP votes). You can get additional points via LvL Token and Warmup-Points.

Tips: Do all First Win Blitz events but decide what you want to get from the awards and focus on that (for example DPOY). Get the Boost Item/Coach first. Try to use your Warmup-Points daily/every 2 days. AND GRIND SEASON AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! You can get a lot more points out if it but it depends how much time you spend on the campaign.

Calculation basis
Days left: 7 (July 3, 2019)
Stamina daily available: 1890 (Daily stamina, ads stamina, events stamina)
Possible points daily through events: 1890 (Blitz events)
Possible points daily through first wins: 7200 (4x, resets every 6 hours)
Possible points daily through coins packs: 1500 (3x daily)
Possible points daily through bonus packs: 500 (5 packs daily)

Possible points daily: 11090

Possible points daily with boost 10%: 11999 (Boost Item)
Possible points daily with boost 20%: 12908 (Boost Item, 1x Boost Player)
Possible points daily with boost 50%: 15635 (Boost Item, 20% Boost Store Player, 2x Boost Player)
Possible points daily with boost 60%: 16544 (Boost Item, 20% Boost Store Player, 3x Boost Player)
Possible points daily with boost 80%: 18362 (Boost Item, 20% Boost Store Player, 5x Boost Player)
Possible points daily with boost 110%: 21089 (Boost Item, 50% Boost Store Player, 5x Boost Player)

Possible points once through extra events: 1500
Possible points once through legacy events: 2700 (Not accounted in my calculation since it’s only available for Season 2 players)

Possible points totally: 79130
Possible points totally with boost 10%: 85493
Possible points totally with boost 20%: 91856
Possible points totally with boost 50%: 110945
Possible points totally with boost 60%: 117308
Possible points totally with boost 80%: 129334
Possible points totally with boost 110%: 149123

Non-Spenders
Low-Spenders (Starter pack + NBA cash)
High-Spenders

Milestone 1: Elevate Pack (1000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 2: 15,000 Coins (2000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 3: 91 OVR NBA Awards Boosted Player and 500 Fantasy Expansion Draft Points (6000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 4: Nickname Pack (10000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 5: 20,000 Coins (12000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 6: 2x Elevate Packs (15000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 7: 100 6th Man Points and 1,500 Fantasy Expansion Draft Points (17000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 8: 93 OVR NBA Awards Boosted Player (20000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 9: Signatures Pack (24000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 10: 100 Defensive Points (26000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 11: 95 OVR NBA Awards Boosted Player (31000 MVP Votes )
Milestone 12: Platinum Select Pack (34000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 13: 50,000 Coins and 1,500 Fantasy Expansion Draft Points (36000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 14: Master Paul George (46000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 15: Nickname Pack (51000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 16: 97 OVR NBA Awards Boosted Player (55000 MVP Votes )
Milestone 17: 100 Rookie Points (58000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 18: Upgrade Item: MVP Honors Token (67000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 19: 100,000 Coins (75000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 20: 2x Elevate Packs (80000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 21: 99 OVR NBA Awards Boosted Player (87000 MVP Votes )
Milestone 22: Platinum Select Pack (94000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 23: Signatures Pack (106000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 24: Master James Harden (121000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 25: 2x Elevate Packs (129000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 26: 50,000 Coins (133000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 27: Upgrade Item: MVP Honors Token (145000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 28: Nickname Pack (152000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 29: Platinum Select Pack (162000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 30: Master Giannis Antetokounmpo (182000 MVP Votes)
Milestone 31: Upgrade Item: MVP Honors Token (212000 MVP Votes)

Important News for grinding NBA Draft 2019 campaign

Update: The Post-Draft Trades Event is only unlocked if you played all Combine Events. Sorry guys, back to the first calculation I posted some days ago. 🙁

I played the whole NBA Draft 2019 campaign in the EA test app just to see if you earn the needed tokens for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd picks just by earning 39, 48 and 58. Good news: It is enough. You don’t need to finish all the Combine events which means you need less Draft Caps to earn the 58 Draft Ballots needed for the 1st pick (Zion?).

Here is how to get enough Draft Ballots:

  1. Use your stamina to get as many Draft Caps as possible (this grind didn’t change)
  2. Finish only the Events from 10th to 7th Draft Pick Combine. Also do the 6h Draft Pick Combine if you want but not needed.
  3. Wait for the Post-Draft Trades Event to be enabled. Save all your Draft Caps until then. You will earn a Draft Ballot for 150 Draft Caps each.

Quick calculation:

Possible Draft Caps totally: 8320
Needed Draft Caps to finish 10th to 7th Draft Pick Combine: 1200

Draft Caps left for the Post-Draft Trades Event: 7120

Draft Ballots earned via Combine events: 13
Draft Ballots earned via Post-Draft Trades Event: 47
Draft Ballots earned totally: 60

That’s all. If EA doesn’t change anything you will be able to get enough Draft Ballots for the 1st pick. Everything now depends on the Post-Draft Trades Event. Of course you won’t get Draymond Green OVR 106 if you don’t grind the Combine Events.

 

NBA Draft 2019 campaign calculation

Days left: 8 (June 26, 2019)

Grind Draft Caps for stamina which are needed for playing the Combine events. You earn Draft Ballots for winning the Combine events. And don’t forget the play while the NBA Draft 2019 is going on to earn even more Draft Caps. So maybe it’s even possible to grind the 2nd pick for free (needing some stamina refills maybe). Remember that this calculation is just a guide to show you what should be possible to get for grinding hard.

Update: There will be a Post Draft Event where you can get 1 Draft Ballot Token for 150 Draft Caps. Not sure if you can get the 1st pick by just doing that event after finishing the 6th Draft Pick Combine since the Sets for 1st, 2nd and 3rd pick need a special Token to be completed. Will update the calculation as soon as that has been anwered.

Stamina daily available: 1890
Possible Draft Caps daily through events: 750
Possible Draft Caps through first wins: 180
Possible Draft Caps daily through coins packs: 60 (3 packs daily)
Possible Draft Caps daily through bonus packs: 50 (5 packs daily)
Possible Draft Caps daily: 1040

Possible Draft Caps daily with 20% boost: 1226
Possible Draft Caps daily with 40% boost: 1412
Possible Draft Caps daily with 60% boost: 1598

Possible Draft Caps totally: 8320
Possible Draft Caps totally with 20% boost: 9808
Possible Draft Caps totally with 40% boost: 11296
Possible Draft Caps totally with 60% boost: 12784

10th Draft Pick Combine: 180 Draft Caps needed (3 Events)
9th Draft Pick Combine: 240 Draft Caps needed (3 Events) [420 Draft Caps totally]
8th Draft Pick Combine: 300 Draft Caps needed (3 Events) [720 Draft Caps totally]
7th Draft Pick Combine: 480 Draft Caps needed (4 Events) [1200 Draft Caps totally]
6th Draft Pick Combine: 750 Draft Caps needed (5 Events) [1950 Draft Caps totally]
5th Draft Pick Combine: 1080 Draft Caps needed (6 Events) [3030 Draft Caps totally]
4th Draft Pick Combine: 1470 Draft Caps needed (7 Events) [4500 Draft Caps totally]
3rd Draft Pick Combine: 1920 Draft Caps needed (8 Events) [6420 Draft Caps totally]
2nd Draft Pick Combine: 2430 Draft Caps needed (9 Events) [8850 Draft Caps totally]
1st Draft Pick Combine: 3000 Draft Caps needed (10 Events) [11850 Draft Caps totally]

Non-Spenders: 42 Draft Ballot Tokens (Including 102 OVR Jimmy Butler, other Draft Legends and enough Draft Ballot Tokens for 3rd Overall Pick)
Low-Spenders: 48 Draft Ballot Tokens (Including 104 OVR Isaiah Thomas, other Draft Legends and enough Draft Ballot Tokens for 2nd Overall Pick)
High-Spenders: 58 Draft Ballot Tokens (Including 106 OVR Draymond Green, other Draft Legends and enough Draft Ballot Tokens for 1st Overall Pick)