There was one tweet that asked Citizens which sports career they are most looking forward to in the update. Based on another tweet, it looks like the football aspect of the game won't be using the NFL.
Instead, we will be getting the Billie Football League that will include similar teams with different names. If you're a fan of the team, then you might want to look away, because the Billie Twitter made a bit of a joke of them in a tweet.
We also learned that the New Orleans team will be the Diablos, Cincinnati will be the Tigers, and Detroit is the Sambas. I would imagine that means you will need to be part of a University team, which would lead to the possibility of you getting drafted.
In two years’ time, Candy writer has become a household name for mobile gamers, thanks to the enduring success of their life simulator game, Billie. As Candy writer explains in the description, this new update happens to be the 42nd in the game’s history, and if you’re a baseball fan, you’ll know that 42 is the legendary Jackie Robinson’s number.
Regardless of the sport, though, it appears you cannot be drafted in the middle of your collegiate career, though you can drop out of college and request a tryout with the team and league of your choice. That’s going to fill up your Athleticism bar, provided you make annual visits to the gym and/or take at least one martial arts lesson per year.
For example, if you have high Smarts, that increases your chances of getting drafted as a basketball Point Guard, a baseball Catcher, a football Quarterback, or a soccer Goalkeeper. Players at these positions mainly serve as on-court or on-field leaders, and it stands to reason that they have should a high in-game IQ, which is why Smarts are so important in the context of the Pro SportsUpdate.
The very first decision you’ll need to make, of course, is whether you’re going to accept your first contract offer, negotiate for a higher salary, or outright reject it. Take note that BitLifesports free agency isn’t as lucrative or as (seemingly) easy to navigate as it is in the real world.
While we’re still on the topic of Respect, we should also let you know that this stat, combined with your Greatness, has more of an impact on your Fame as a Famous Athlete than the usual avenues, meaning your book deals, TV commercials, magazine photo shoots, talk show appearances, and social media posts and product endorsements. The Greatness bar can be found on your main athlete menu, and this goes up or down depending on your attributes as a player as well as the Respect you earn or lose by doing good or bad things on and off the court.
You can still star in them, you can appear in sexy photo-ops, you can write autobiographies, and you can endorse everything from sportswear to scorpion lollipops in the various in-game social media platforms. This would usually happen if you’ve proven to be too much trouble, typically as a result of frequent on-court issues, off-court legal problems, or if you chose to do a Lateral Farewell and attacked your coach for one reason or another.
Unfortunately, you still can’t use your martial arts training for more than just bar fights and other physical altercations, and you can’t use your membership in the high school or college wrestling team as a stepping stone to the world of sports entertainment. But while MMA and pro wrestling still aren’t supported in the Billie universe, two other popular sports have been added in version 1.43, and those are women’s volleyball and men’s rugby.
This is, sadly, a case of art imitating life, considering that real-life NBA superstars earn far less money than their male counterparts in the NBA. Makes sense, considering Brazil has produced so many great players through the years and has possibly the most prominent soccer league in South America.
You’ll want to keep winning more of these awards in order to improve your chances of making the Hall of Fame, which we shall be explaining in the next tip. In addition to the individual awards we mentioned, you can also earn championship rings if your team win a title in your chosen sport.
Thanks to the new update, you could end up getting inducted into your sport’s Billie Hall of Fame if you have a standout career, preferably from start to finish! For one, it appears that it’s quite hard to get inducted into a Hall of Fame if your career ends due to old age, i.e. you reach your early 40s and no one wants to give you a tryout no matter how well you played in the last season.
In many, if not all cases, Hall of Farmers in a given sport are essentially guaranteed celebrity status for life, or at least until a few decades pass from their retirement and/or induction. But then again, Billie has always had a mechanic in which you need to keep starring in commercials, doing shoots for magazines, etc., in order to remain relevant once you’ve retired from your celebrity career, so this might be less likely to be patched than the former issue.