Franchise Wishlist

These are some changes that I would like to see that aren't so monumental that would make them difficult to implement.

  1. Better trade system. Be able to trade more than 3 players, 3 team trades, trade a player for money.
  2. Better budget system. It is so hard to know how much money you have with the current weekly system. Perhaps a change to make it an annual rather than weekly system would be much more helpful.
  3. Custom draft classes.
  4. Editable managers (appearance, name, attributes)
  5. More of an owner mode where you can control things like ticket prices, in-stadium store prices, stadium upgrades, sponsorships etc. (For all my OG players, remember how much fun that was?!)
  6. Contract renewals all season. Why only in ST or around the deadline?
  7. Free agents get signed. You can have someone like Mike Trout or Christian Yelich in the 90 OVR range and they can be free agents and go the whole season unsigned.
  8. More interactive scouting
  9. Copy and paste lineups (1st world problems haha but it's so tedious making the same lineup 4 times after the season starts)

Things that may be a bit more difficult to implement but I would love to see:

  1. Expansion teams & customization/relocation of current teams. (I know this is difficult because of the minor league teams and league realignment, but it would be so fun. It would make my franchise team feel more personal and I feel like I would care about it so much more as opposed to using my team or a random one). (Also, the DD uniform creator would be perfect to make a new team design!)
  2. Custom stadiums (I know it may be difficult, but this would add so much more to my last point. Also, adding to point 5 in the last section would make it that much more amazing)

Please feel free to add anything!

Devs if you see this please consider adding some of these changes! This is my favorite game and mode but it's becoming very stale and I would love to feel as excited to play it as when I first started!

@straightnasty23 said in Franchise Wishlist:

These are some changes that I would like to see that aren't so monumental that would make them difficult to implement.

  1. Better trade system. Be able to trade more than 3 players, 3 team trades, trade a player for money.
  2. Better budget system. It is so hard to know how much money you have with the current weekly system. Perhaps a change to make it an annual rather than weekly system would be much more helpful.
  3. Custom draft classes.
  4. Editable managers (appearance, name, attributes)
  5. More of an owner mode where you can control things like ticket prices, in-stadium store prices, stadium upgrades, sponsorships etc. (For all my OG players, remember how much fun that was?!)
  6. Contract renewals all season. Why only in ST or around the deadline?
  7. Free agents get signed. You can have someone like Mike Trout or Christian Yelich in the 90 OVR range and they can be free agents and go the whole season unsigned.
  8. More interactive scouting
  9. Copy and paste lineups (1st world problems haha but it's so tedious making the same lineup 4 times after the season starts)

Things that may be a bit more difficult to implement but I would love to see:

  1. Expansion teams & customization/relocation of current teams. (I know this is difficult because of the minor league teams and league realignment, but it would be so fun. It would make my franchise team feel more personal and I feel like I would care about it so much more as opposed to using my team or a random one). (Also, the DD uniform creator would be perfect to make a new team design!)
  2. Custom stadiums (I know it may be difficult, but this would add so much more to my last point. Also, adding to point 6 in the last section would make it that much more amazing)

Please feel free to add anything!

Devs if you see this please consider adding some of these changes! This is my favorite game and mode but it's becoming very stale and I would love to feel as excited to play it as when I first started!

All I can say is if we get relocation, I’m moving Tampa bay to Montreal immediately

I would love the ability to export drafted players/teams from my franchise.

I would love to see preset difficult settings for all levels.
Currently there are only present settings for Rookie, All-Star, Hall of Fame etc... But they need to have default presets as well for the "+" levels as well (Rookie +, All-Star + etc). The only way to get those settings is to play the game in dynamic mode until you reach these levels and then once you get their, you have to turn down the dynamic influence.

I would also like to see content created players be able to bring into the franchise mode once a season has started...often you will have to reset and start a new season when you want to update content created players or rosters.

I would actually like to be able to download a true life roster after the trade deadline without restarting my franchise. Does anyone know if that's possible?

I’m not happy for a few reasons

  1. No custom stadiums

  2. Single A doesn’t have a full roster

  3. Custom rule sets

  4. Custom expansion

  5. I’m thrilled with the idea of the having a custom team and being able to import it into a franchise but it’s virtually worthless without the ability to expand. I seriously love the game but feel the developers are not trying to make the best game possible. There is zero reasons a ballpark builder can’t be included in the game, even as DLC if they want sales. Only problem is online leagues could have issues but they can have a flag saying no custom stadiums in online. If you think about it custom stadiums have been in games since the early 90s with games like Earl Weaver baseball 2. The backgrounds can be customizable because that’s basically a green screen and the infield is generally all the same and all you need is options for the outfield fences , if people want crazy designs let them because you can default the outfield stands and leave areas blank for crazy shapes. It would also be nice to have full rosters of old time teams older games do this, I’m doing a series on my YouTube channel and all the teams and things you can do are insane that a game like mlb the show can’t do it today near the end of the console’s life cycle is staggering. It’s frustrating to me as an old school gamer to not think through that if you create a team in a different town , so if I moved from Philadelphia to South Dakota for example, I’d want an excellent stadium but having the background of another city is sloppy and I wouldn’t want the name Phillies on top of the scoreboard. It just doesn’t feel thought through even though we have been begging for it for years. I’m happy all the regular changes are made but generally you have to make those changes otherwise everyone would be really angry.

  6. What’s the point of a full minor leagues if you skim off half the roster in single A? It’s been like it for years and I find it pointless for the roster to be there cause it’s only being used to fill up AA and AAA during injury plagued years. Maybe have a single A club that is full and call another roster minor reserves who are training to improve still and can eventually move to single A or be cut.

  7. I think it would be nice like in nba 2k where custom rules can be voted in by the owners during the off season.

  8. Randomly have teams move from on city to another maybe after a team has had 4-5 low attendance figures and they don’t have a stadium lease , then they could move. Just would be interesting. Also would be nice for expansions to randomly be added/expanded playoff possibilities/ shorten regular season?

Anyways if I have all these ideas for franchise the only think I think of is the developers are stuck in their ways and only want to make changes that effect people spending more money instead of making a solid title. That’s why I’m frustrated. Wanna know how I’m right? They wanted to jump out of Franchise discussion as soon as possible. It felt awkward to watch.

@TA-Raider said in Franchise Wishlist:

I would love the ability to export drafted players/teams from my franchise.

It would also be nice to be able to bring players into an existing franchise. For those of us who have been carrying over a franchise for years, it would be nice to have the ability to bring the true-to-life minor leaguers into our existing franchise without having to start a new one. Or the ability to export a current franchise player into a new franchise, so we can take advantage of the minor league roster additions this year.

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