Wanted to allotment some impressions I've had, lately, afterwards alteration up some settings and how I use arresting controls. See what you guys anticipate about this stuff, too.
I'm aggravating to focus on arresting controls, and the settings that accept to do with them, not arresting settings in the apprenticeship sense.
DEFENSIVE ASSIST: HIGH
In above-mentioned years, and for a lot of of this year, I played with Arresting Assist set to 0. In above-mentioned years, I acquainted like dialing it up would could could cause the apostle I was authoritative to get sucked into Intense-D-type animations too much. Harder to describe, but I just acquainted like I didn't accept the bigger ascendancy over his movement that I would want.
This year, on-ball has been such a abortive attack for me that I approved dialing it way up, just to see what would happen. To be honest, I can't in actuality analyze what is traveling on, in agreement of a difference. Not abiding if I'm accepting tractor beamed adjoin the ballhandler added or beneath or the same. Apparently a bit more.
But I anticipate it's allowance me to not overshoot the ballhandler as much, if I'm reacting to distill feints. And, as a result, I anticipate I'm bigger able to break in foreground of guys. Perhaps this is the accomplished point of it to activate with. (But I didn't in actuality accept this botheration in above-mentioned years. Acquainted like I was appealing acceptable at on-ball before, but this year I'm in actuality in actuality bad.)
In agreement of complete settings, I will punch it up anwhere from about 75 to 95. Can't in actuality analyze any aberration amid those two settings, and what I in actuality set is bluntly arbitrary.
USE OF INTENSE-D W/ AND W/O TURBO
To chase from aggravating to not overcorrect, I've been authoritative a added acquainted accomplishment to not use Turbo so much, even if it's in affiliation with Intense-D (L2), not just beeline active with Turbo.
Players aren't necessarily faster, but I assumption maybe blow-by/collision mechanics crave that defenders in actuality break in foreground of a ballhandler, in adjustment to block their movement. In the past, I anticipate it was easier to get accession acceptable enough to get a accustomed blocking array of animation.
Using Turbo with Intense-D is a accommodation amid Intense-D crabbed movement, and "straight" movement with the Larboard Stick (with or w/o Turbo). And, this year, it feels a little to me like a bad compromise. I feel like I overshoot/overcorrect too abundant if application L2+Turbo and reacting to distill moves. But I'm aswell not affective fast abundant to be able to advance position amid the bassinet and a ballhandler who is turbo sprinting advanced to get a lane to the rim.
So I'm aggravating to advance myself to use added apparent Larboard Stick movement and use Intense-D at credibility of contact. And, of course, in post-up situations.
USE OF RIGHT STICK
I'm aswell aggravating to use Appropriate Stick (RS) more. I can't in actuality acquaint what is added able for blocking drives...both Intense-D (L2) and RS accept to be able to do the job. Maybe L2 added vigorously, but I anticipate that the RS advancement animation/position allows for added acknowledging movement than L2. While aswell advancement the complete directionality of adverse the ballhandler.
Consciously aggravating to not accept L2 captivated down aswell seems to advice me use authentic RS aegis if it's appropriate, i.e. with close-outs. Otherwise, I accept too abundant of a addiction to accept L2 at atomic partially depressed if I'm aggravating to aswell use RS to put up a contest...if you accept L2 depressed at all, you will be affective slower and can't get those sprinting closeouts, with duke up, animations.
I've aswell angry off Auto Challenge with L2. Not abiding if this is acceptable or bad, but my anticipation is that, again, I'm generally partially atramentous L2 a ton of the time, for no accurate reason. And this is causing an auto challenge activity that might be added decumbent to fouling, is not as able as RS contest, and like I said, aswell is abatement responsiveness.
I don't anticipate I can acquaint any aberration amid Complete or Relative as the ambience for RS, but I'm active Absolute. In the bold manual, for Hands Up, it just says "Hold Appropriate Stick," so directionality shouldn't even matter.
I've alleged to just accept that acute Appropriate Stick "against" a screener helps one get about a screener, as has been advocated by Sam Pham. I'm not so abiding that directionality matters. I haven't focused on this but I anticipate maybe just simply accomplishing movement with RS affianced and L2 able is the best way to move afterwards falling casualty to screens.
STEALING AND LEFT STICK
Maybe it's just brainy placebo, but I anticipate that I can do on-ball steals added finer if I "target" the brawl with the LS, if hitting Steal. Directionality of LS does not accept to bulk at all in agreement of which duke one's apostle uses, but seems to accept access over the complete ambition breadth of the abduct swipe.
CONTESTS OF DRIVING FINISHES
I had accomplished myself to use RS as abundant as possible, as adjoin to authoritative jump block attempts. To not foul. But I feel like the hands-up activity is generally way too apathetic to appear and, unless I accept complete aboriginal position, it's bigger to just do a jumping block/contest animation. Perhaps not a jump block attempt, but at atomic a beeline vertical jump contest.
BE MORE MINDFUL OF LS ORIENTATION
What I anticipate I assuredly noticed, in agreement of a ambiguous ascribe habit, is that I'm generally not abandoned agreeable L2 by absence a ton, but aswell accomplishing that with blame RS...and that the aggregate of aggregate traveling on makes me aback non-mindful of what I'm accomplishing with the LS.
I anticipate if I'm blame RS adjoin the ballhandler, this can accomplish me aback do the aforementioned with LS and then, of course, I'm active accomplished guys or the amiss direction, cheapest 2k18 mt or whatever. So I'm aggravating to pay added absorption and be added controlled with LS.