'NBA 2K17'
'NBA 2K17' shooting updates have frustrated players, and 2K is looking for feedback. Gameplay designer Mike Wang tweeted polls asking fans how shooting should feel. 'NBA 2K17' is available now on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. 2K Games/Visual Concepts/Steam

NBA 2K17 was recently updated with some tweaks to its shooting algorithm, but not all fans are happy with the adjustments. In the name of transparency, 2K Sports gameplay director Mike Wang recently tweeted several polls to ask players how future adjustments should be made.

The survey stretches across five posts that first went live Monday evening. Questions range from the overall feel of shooting to how often a shooting-build character should be able to score while open. If the results are any indication, fans want shot-heavy athletes to be given a boost from where the stats currently lie. In general, it’s suggested a wide-open shot should score with a shot-based character more than 80 percent of the time.

When the changes were first announced last Wednesday, the goal of the adjustment was to make shots feel more accurate to the athlete’s listed percentages. From Wang’s perspective, the tweak would allow those with greater three-point chops to score more frequently. However, that intended positive impact didn’t really land.

In fact, looking at the comments section of our previous report reveals the crux of the issue. Centers with three-point stats in the 50s are likely to score, while a skilled shooter like Carmelo Anthony struggles to make a basket. Especially with the assumed release of NBA 2K18 right around the corner, it’s clear 2K is trying to tighten its gameplay code as much as possible. That means folks in NBA 2K17 are essentially beta testing how the new game will feel.

It’s assumed Wang’s team will take fan comments into account and release a revised shooting tweak in the near future. He’s already thanked fans for their input multiple times.

NBA 2K17 has sold fairly well given the series’ pedigree for simulation basketball, but the developers may have stepped a little too deep into the sim realm this time. Since the game’s release, longtime players have become frustrated by its frequent mechanical adjustments and unaddressed glitches.

NBA 2K17 is available now on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

What do you think of NBA 2K17’s recent shooting changes? Will these polls lead to a better tweak? Tell us in the comments section!