NBA 2K is one of the most popular basketball video games in the world, with millions of fans and players. However, some of them have taken their passion for the game to a whole new level, by spending thousands of dollars on virtual currency (VC) in NBA 2K23.
Are People Bragging About Spending Thousands of Dollars on VC Suffering from Microtransaction Addictions Because of NBA 2K23?
VC is used to buy various items and features in the game, such as player upgrades, cosmetics, and packs. However, many people on social media feel that it has created a form of microtransaction mental illness, and that 2K Sports is taking advantage of it with their new battle pass system.
The conversation around this topic went viral when a Twitter user named Uncle Demi posted a thread expressing how he feels about the amount of money he spent on VC in NBA 2K23.
In his tweet he described himself as feeling embarrassed, but many people thought of it as subliminal flex where he actually wants to people to know he spent a lot of cash on the game.
People are going to infer he spent unspeakable amounts on VC, because he said he feels embarrassed to actually say the amount. Many people feel that was the real goal of him posting the tweet in the first place. The thread quickly went viral, as many 2K gamers and YouTubers responded with astonishing amounts of money they had spent. Some of the most notable examples are:
- Ferrari Roy claimed he spent around $6,000.
- LetsEat Nate claimed he spent $1,490.
- Spoiled LA Fan claimed he spent around $2,500.
- ObamasPercs claimed he spent $1,560.
- TeeJay claimed he spent $25K.
- WRJBleg Claimed He Spent $12K
- AllCityLiveTV claimed he spent $1,190.
It seems like general consensus on social media that the craziest one has to be TeeJay spending $25,000 on VC in an imaginary basketball game. Most people who play NBA 2K, wouldn’t even know how to spend that much money in the game.
How many builds does one person need, when in reality most people only use around three offensive moves over and over. Considering that when 2K shuts down servers for each NBA 2K game it makes all online modes become unplayable including MyCareer, it just doesn’t make sense to some people.
There’s not really anything wrong with bragging about unique spending habits, but it seems most people were not impressed by their actions, rather it they felt worried. On social media platforms such as reddit, there were many comments from people who felt that bragging about spending thousands of dollars on VC in NBA 2K23 could be sign that a person is suffering from a microtransaction mental illness in the form of an addiction to buying and spending VC.
All in all, those tweets might be proof of why 2K probably isn’t worried about the negative reactions to their battle pass system. People out there might end up spending 6 figures on VC this year to live the lavish life in the virtual Beachfront City.