So sick of Showdowns

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I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

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Honestly juggle your time between modes man. I feel the same as you, sometimes you're in the mood for certain things. Knock out showdown when you're not in the mood to play ranked, etc. Just my suggestion. It's not that bad at all.

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New showdowns are incredibly easy. I hated the divisional ones but these NL and AL ones are a breeze.

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@Laaaaylay said in So sick of Showdowns:

New showdowns are incredibly easy. I hated the divisional ones but these NL and AL ones are a breeze.

Yea the new ones are really easy. I really like how they changed it up but I personally think it kinda sucks that you have to go back and do all the divisional showdowns to progress the teams you don’t have advanced to stage 2. I probably only have 6 teams advanced to 70+ stars. I want the Dodgers future star unfortunately I have the Dodgers at zero lol

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New showdown are the difficulty it should have been from the beginning. It's still a grind to get them done, but they don't take exceptionally long and aren't so hard they turn you off from the mode.

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@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

And yet the offline players get punished in every other aspect of diamond dynasty

SDS

playing showdowns and moments is probably the least fun I have ever had playing a video game, and I owned superman 64

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@Boneman05 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

And yet the offline players get punished in every other aspect of diamond dynasty
Offline players pay the $20 or whatever it is to be able to be on an online service (ps plus) just to play offline. Doesn’t make sense

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@FranklinSabers16 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Boneman05 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

And yet the offline players get punished in every other aspect of diamond dynasty
Offline players pay the $20 or whatever it is to be able to be on an online service (ps plus) just to play offline. Doesn’t make sense

I play online when I have the time but most of my playing is done offline because I simply dont have the time to devote to a 9 inning ranked season game. I don't think there should be online or offline specific missions like they have for the programs

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@Boneman05 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

And yet the offline players get punished in every other aspect of diamond dynasty

Oh you mean the mode that is inherently designed to be an online mode? Anyway I wasn’t saying they should take it away. I’m saying there should be efficient ways to grind through TA’s online as well as offline.

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@FifaBing said in So sick of Showdowns:

New showdown are the difficulty it should have been from the beginning. It's still a grind to get them done, but they don't take exceptionally long and aren't so hard they turn you off from the mode.

New showdowns are great, I completely agree. Stage 1 showdowns suck and it blows you have to do those 2-3 times to even advance to stage 2. I still have teams at zero stars and if I like their future star or any stage 3 card that is a hell of a long grind to put in playing a mode of the game I do not enjoy.

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@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Boneman05 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

And yet the offline players get punished in every other aspect of diamond dynasty

Oh you mean the mode that is inherently designed to be an online mode? Anyway I wasn’t saying they should take it away. I’m saying there should be efficient ways to grind through TA’s online as well as offline.

I mean EA and 2K have no problems catering to predominately offline players and making money off them, so I would have to say no this mode isn't inherently designed to be an online mode.

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@JEEZY-E said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Boneman05 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

And yet the offline players get punished in every other aspect of diamond dynasty

Oh you mean the mode that is inherently designed to be an online mode? Anyway I wasn’t saying they should take it away. I’m saying there should be efficient ways to grind through TA’s online as well as offline.

I mean EA and 2K have no problems catering to predominately offline players and making money off them, so I would have to say no this mode isn't inherently designed to be an online mode.

Look at 2k though the only offline game mode is domination and then once you beat it there really isn’t anything else to do besides play online. MLB at least adds a ton of content throughout the year for offline players unlike 2k. The Ultimate team modes were all online modes mainly starting off and The show probably does the best job of all of them with offline content. So yea, maybe now not so much there’s plenty of offline content.

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While I don't disagree with the wash, rinse, repeat annoyance of the 2 modes, I still think it's better than the vs. CPU grind of 18's Immortals. That was brutal. The one game stat missions were terrible as well. 18 was probably my least favorite year by far.

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@stewart1465 said in So sick of Showdowns:

While I don't disagree with the wash, rinse, repeat annoyance of the 2 modes, I still think it's better than the vs. CPU grind of 18's Immortals. That was brutal. The one game stat missions were terrible as well. 18 was probably my least favorite year by far.

Hands down, '18 was the only Show I didn’t make it past June playing.

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@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@JEEZY-E said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Boneman05 said in So sick of Showdowns:

@Namtrah22 said in So sick of Showdowns:

I hate that team affinities are essentially locked behind Showdowns and MTO as the most efficient ways to grind through team affinities. I’m not even bad at Showdowns I’ve probably only failed a handful of times but just the fact that I’m going to fall behind on 75% of teams because I don’t want to spend all my gameplay time doing showdowns is somewhat annoying.

The stat missions should be repeatable or have progressions or there should just simply be more of them. I feel like online players get punished in the team affinities this year.

And yet the offline players get punished in every other aspect of diamond dynasty

Oh you mean the mode that is inherently designed to be an online mode? Anyway I wasn’t saying they should take it away. I’m saying there should be efficient ways to grind through TA’s online as well as offline.

I mean EA and 2K have no problems catering to predominately offline players and making money off them, so I would have to say no this mode isn't inherently designed to be an online mode.

Look at 2k though the only offline game mode is domination and then once you beat it there really isn’t anything else to do besides play online. MLB at least adds a ton of content throughout the year for offline players unlike 2k. The Ultimate team modes were all online modes mainly starting off and The show probably does the best job of all of them with offline content. So yea, maybe now not so much there’s plenty of offline content.

Offline Content was stripped to a bare minimum when they removed stat grinds for moments. 2k has multiple modes besides domination grinds, which they have 3 of btw. Triple threat, weekly and spotlight challenges, evolution cards that include a stat grind, BY FAR the most offline content of any ultimate team mode. Even EA the scum bags that they are have more offline content than DD, SDS could cater more to offline players is all I am saying and it's really as simple as re introducing stat grinds. I don't need them to focus strictly on offline modes, but releasing a few conquest maps, moments and showdowns here and there isn't really keeping predominantly offline players entertained.

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@stewart1465 said in So sick of Showdowns:

While I don't disagree with the wash, rinse, repeat annoyance of the 2 modes, I still think it's better than the vs. CPU grind of 18's Immortals. That was brutal. The one game stat missions were terrible as well. 18 was probably my least favorite year by far.

Sure, but 17 had stat missions as well and people didnt complain too much about those, because they weren't excessive like 18.

Instead of fixing a problem, sds throws the while thing away and dies something else completely that causes a different set of problems.

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@maskedgrappler said in So sick of Showdowns:

@stewart1465 said in So sick of Showdowns:

While I don't disagree with the wash, rinse, repeat annoyance of the 2 modes, I still think it's better than the vs. CPU grind of 18's Immortals. That was brutal. The one game stat missions were terrible as well. 18 was probably my least favorite year by far.

Sure, but 17 had stat missions as well and people didnt complain too much about those, because they weren't excessive like 18.

Instead of fixing a problem, sds throws the whole thing away and dies something else completely that causes a different set of problems.

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Sorry, but this is by design. SDS clearly has set this up so that the vast majority of players only take a handful or so of these all the way to the end. I for one approve of this, as it will make the reward cards fairly rare.

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@GradektheBard said in So sick of Showdowns:

Sorry, but this is by design. SDS clearly has set this up so that the vast majority of players only take a handful or so of these all the way to the end. I for one approve of this, as it will make the reward cards fairly rare.

How are they rare? Every event game I'm up against the same murderer's row of fotf cards. Every game. They certainly arent rare.

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