2019 NBA Playoffs Round 1 Promo - Lillard Time

Stewie309

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It’s Lillard time. The Trail Blazers enter the playoffs with Damian Lillard leading the way. Start the NBA Playoffs by reliving great moments of the season and seeing what it took to make it. Take charge of the Trail Blazers and advance your Damian Lillard to top OVR (and unlocking amazing boosts and abilities) while you usher the team into the first round of the NBA Playoffs!

Campaign Dates/Times
Live Date: April 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST

End of Campaign: April 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST





Campaign Map
  1. Play the events to earn Gold Playoffs tokens. Turn Gold Playoffs tokens into Elite Playoffs tokens that will be used to level up your 2019 Playoffs Damian Lillard in Sets.
  2. There are 5 sets of Story Progression Events. The Story Progression Events cost no stamina to play, but are first win bonus only. They reward 400 Coins, 200 XP and between 1 and 3 Gold Playoffs tokens. These events are not required to begin or complete the campaign, but are there to showcase the Trail Blazers’ journey with Damian Lillard as their leader through the season to the first round of the NBA Playoffs!
  3. There are 3 Blitz Events: one for 25 stamina, one for 50 stamina and one for 75 stamina. These events reset their first win bonus every 8 hours and award Gold Playoffs tokens.
  4. Once you earn Gold Playoffs tokens from both the Story Progression Events and Blitz Events you then combine the Gold Playoffs tokens into Elite Playoffs tokens. The elite tokens are used to upgrade your 2019 Playoffs Damian Lillard to 101 OVR with special boosts and ability and unlock 3 fellow Trail Blazer teammates.
  5. To accelerate progress:
    1. After you've completed the Playoffs 2019 II sets, exchange any 2 Season 3 players with abilities to fast track to the end of the Playoffs 2019 IV sets.
    2. You can purchase the Playoffs Starter Special and other packs in the Store.






Campaign Sets
Set Row​
Cost​
Reward​
Playoffs 1-1​
4 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 85 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard​
92 OVR Damian Lillard​
Playoffs 1-2​
10 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 92 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard​
95 OVR Damian Lillard​
Playoffs 1-3​
20 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 95 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard​
97 OVR Damian Lillard​
Playoffs 1-4​
40 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 97 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard​
99 OVR Damian Lillard​
Playoffs 1-5​
50 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 99 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard​
101 OVR Damian Lillard and 92 OVR Al-Farouq Aminu​
Playoffs 2-1​
4 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard​
101 OVR Damian Lillard +2% Fan Boost​
Playoffs 2-2​
10 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +2% Fan Boost​
101 OVR Damian Lillard +4% Fan Boost​
Playoffs 2-3​
30 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +4% Fan Boost​
101 OVR Damian Lillard +6% Fan Boost​
Playoffs 2-4​
40 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +6% Fan Boost​
101 OVR Damian Lillard +8% Fan Boost​
Playoffs 2-5​
60 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +8% Fan Boost​
101 OVR Damian Lillard +10% Fan Boost and 97 OVR Jusuf Nurkić​
Playoffs 3-1​
10 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +10% Fan Boost​
101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard + 10% Fan Boost & +1 3-Point Shot to PG​
Playoffs 3-2​
20 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +10% Fan Boost & +1 3-Point Shot to PG​
101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard + 10% Fan Boost & +2 3-Point Shot to PG​
Playoffs 3-3​
30 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +10% Fan Boost & +2 3-Point Shot to PG​
101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard + 10% Fan Boost & +3 3-Point Shot to PG​
Playoffs 3-4​
50 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +10% Fan Boost & +3 3-Point Shot to PG​
101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard + 10% Fan Boost & +4 3-Point Shot to PG​
Playoffs 4-1​
70 Elite Playoffs Tokens and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +10% Fan Boost & +4 3-Point Shot to PG​
101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard + 10% Fan Boost & +5 3-Point Shot to PG & Buzzer Beaterand 98 OVR C.J. McCollum​
Playoffs 4-2​
2 Ability Players (any 2 Season 3 players with an ability) and 101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard +10% Fan Boost​
101 OVR Playoffs Damian Lillard + 10% Fan Boost & +5 3-Point Shot to PG & Buzzer Beaterand 98 OVR C.J. McCollum​





Auction House
All levels of Damian Lillard are NOT auctionable until the end of the campaign.

Trail Blazer teammates Aminu, Nurkić and McCollum are auctionable during the campaign.





Campaign Players
There is one Master and 3 Teammate players you can earn in Playoffs Round 1: Lillard Time.

  1. 101 OVR Playoffs Round 1 Master Damian Lillard, PG, Portland Trail Blazers
  2. 98 OVR C.J. McCollum, SG, Portland Trail Blazers
  3. 97 OVR Jusuf Nurkić, C, Portland Trail Blazers
  4. 92 OVR Al-Farouq Aminu, PF, Portland Trail Blazers



Changes made in this campaign:
You can use any Season 3 players with abilities to fast track to the end of the Playoff 2019 IV sets.
 

TomH

Rookie 1
So 268 elite tokens + 2 players w ability = 101 Lillard w +5 3pt to pg plus buzzer beater plus 98 McCollum. Sounds familiar. lol

His pic shows +5 3pt boost to pg, active and bench. So, does he give +5 to himself? He’s only has a 95 3 attribute otherwise.
 

rrfb

Rookie 1
This is really disappointing. I have no idea why they thought it was a good idea to make the first Playoffs promo all about one player. Looks like a good time to take a week long break from the game. Hopefully the 2nd round promo is better.
 

dub365

Rookie 2
870


Just wondering how much fun it actually is to rehash a 3 month old idea. Is that what the kids call "designing" these days?

Also, since it's P2W like Harden, they're about to make things not so fun for the regular folk who don't spend a lot. Another BB right after both Tenement masters have abilities. So now we're back to Xmas when Ghosts came out & you had to face teams with 5 abilities. Someone tell EA that doesn't make the game more fun for the majority.

Just design better Masters, offer P2W a higher OVR version, and give them better skill boosts. Stop giving out abilities to every player. If you can't fix the wack gameplay issues we all constantly complain about, at least throw us a bone regarding abilities.
 
I also don’t understand why the promo is about one guy. I wish they’d cut and paste LNY instead of the Harden campaign. Clearly, all the good first round cards will be in the store.
 

X020179

Rookie 2
Yeah figures they give him a card because everybody and their mother knows Blazers aren’t leaving the first round (no bias needed for that statement) but it makes literally no sense to make it about one guy
 

dub365

Rookie 2
Yeah figures they give him a card because everybody and their mother knows Blazers aren’t leaving the first round (no bias needed for that statement) but it makes literally no sense to make it about one guy
..... And it's about one guy who has a weaker card than MM Westbrook that most ppl just got for free. If you aren't paying are you really excited about weaker card with a fan boost that doesn't make any difference...... since it isn't hard to get Legend in SD in the first place and the rewards for SD are all poop anyways??????
 

cire2245

Rookie 1
Same here, even the full version master is not appealing. Another 101 when i have already 3, a bb ability when i already have booker and can only use one of them both in lvl and sd, a +5 3pt boost when stats almost no effect at all because of random difficulty and ovr advantage. Maybe if they at least make him a 102 i would reconsider grinding him, but this? Guess will take this chance to perform at work for a week...haha
 

X020179

Rookie 2
I’ll still try and get him completed because he’ll fetch max cap price consistently due to his boost and ability but other than that it’s extremely disappointing.. Playoffs were usually the bread and butter of NBALM in past seasons
 

kirid96

Rookie 1
feeling ability fatigue.....prefer more / better boosts too on the masters vs slapping an ability on every one of them

more fun and can experiment with team construction

that way if there were cards you really liked but a little off the pace OVR-wise, with boosts you could still make them somewhat relevant
 

ukmj23

Rookie 1
What in the Waggoner is "Changes made in this Campaign". The only change made is that u use 2 instead of 1 previous ability player for the short cut from the copy paste campaign. Is he trying to mock us or himself. This is what happens when Kid Waggoner "designs" a promo. I would like to say shake my head but I really wanna shake his head.
 

dub365

Rookie 2
What in the Waggoner is "Changes made in this Campaign". The only change made is that u use 2 instead of 1 previous ability player for the short cut from the copy paste campaign. Is he trying to mock us or himself. This is what happens when Kid Waggoner "designs" a promo. I would like to say shake my head but I really wanna shake his head.
Haha. This thread may be entertaining to you...

 

Chico

Rookie 1
Maybe just maybe instead of scoring a three pointer, it’s score a fade-away three pointer. Or score a lay-up or a dunk maybe it’s change to score an dunk thru an alley-oop. Maybe he designed a bunch of new drills or something. I don’t know i’ll Guess we’ll just see it in 8 hours 38 minutes.

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JukeNukem1432

Rookie 2
This is highly disappointing but expected. Since its like the Harden campaign I know I'll only get to 101 Lillard with 6% fans so I'll put him in my SD lineup and call it a wrap for this round. Brian is so defensive yet it's clearly just a copy paste, yeah some events may be different but c'mon! This would have been the perfect opportunity to give us auctionable content needed for the sets, bundles with guaranteed toppers, a new campaign format, introduce 102 ovrs, introduce new or rare boosts like contested shot, on ball defense etc. Missed opportunity here for both players and EA. If the next rounds are the exact same format and all 101s then thats just lazy design.
 
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