Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.

SDS

Particularly when the card you've spent all that time on isn't even that players final form. Its like going Super Saiyan, then realizing an Ultra Instinct version exists.

But seriously, I get that Helton, Chipper, were first inning program cards, 7 months ago. But you can't help but feel a void when you locked in said card, achieved the middling stat requirements to get this version, and towards the end, didnt mean jack dookie anyway.

Shouldn't be more than 1 version of a legend.

SDS

Honestly, I like prestige, plus it's not like you didn't know that the 1st inning Helton wasn't going to be useable at this stage, you locked him in knowing that. I enjoy the stat grinds and while the prestige concept could use a few tweaks, I would love them bringing it back next year.

SDS

@eatyum said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

Honestly, I like prestige, plus it's not like you didn't know that the 1st inning Helton wasn't going to be useable at this stage, you locked him in knowing that. I enjoy the stat grinds and while the prestige concept could use a few tweaks, I would love them bringing it back next year.

Only if we revert to a single card per legend. Make that adjustment and I'd agree.

SDS

@Ikasnu said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

@eatyum said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

Honestly, I like prestige, plus it's not like you didn't know that the 1st inning Helton wasn't going to be useable at this stage, you locked him in knowing that. I enjoy the stat grinds and while the prestige concept could use a few tweaks, I would love them bringing it back next year.

Only if we revert to a single card per legend. Make that adjustment and I'd agree.

I think that's fair for cards that are prestigable, but it's just not really possible to do speaking overall. Otherwise so many players just won't make an appearance until very late OR we get 99's super early / day one, and both those scenarios are not ideal.

SDS

@Ikasnu said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

@eatyum said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

Honestly, I like prestige, plus it's not like you didn't know that the 1st inning Helton wasn't going to be useable at this stage, you locked him in knowing that. I enjoy the stat grinds and while the prestige concept could use a few tweaks, I would love them bringing it back next year.

Only if we revert to a single card per legend. Make that adjustment and I'd agree.

The Smoltz brothers would like a word with you in private...

SDS

Prestige is the only reason I still have interest. No matter how much I play, there are much better players out there. Prestige gives me goals.

SDS

Ha, I think they should allow you to prestige every diamond card in the game. Gives you a little something extra do do while playing. A lot of us play this game all year

SDS

I would like prestige more if SDS could move it to offline as well (say make it a grind for IE hits/HR's/ Strikeouts), it's a good idea but personally I just don't play enough online to get the prestige cards done. I can definitely understand why people like it though.

SDS

@samguenther1987 said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

I would like prestige more if SDS could move it to offline as well (say make it a grind for IE hits/HR's/ Strikeouts), it's a good idea but personally I just don't play enough online to get the prestige cards done. I can definitely understand why people like it though.

I never played online until this year. Now I am addicted. I don't care about winning, just getting those extra base hits and 3 runhomers.

SDS

Or legend are just a hybrid of Evolution/Prestige. You start out with a specific level card and then fulfill the requirements to go up to the next level.

SDS

@Ikasnu said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

Particularly when the card you've spent all that time on isn't even that players final form. Its like going Super Saiyan, then realizing an Ultra Instinct version exists.

But seriously, I get that Helton, Chipper, were first inning program cards, 7 months ago. But you can't help but feel a void when you locked in said card, achieved the middling stat requirements to get this version, and towards the end, didnt mean jack dookie anyway.

Shouldn't be more than 1 version of a legend.

I was with you until the last sentence. I agree that having multiple high level diamonds for the same legend is lame, but I like having the lower level rookie, breakout, veteran type cards early on. They’re not too OP and are usually on par with high level live series cards. It’s also nice being able to play with some version of a legend if the top tier is out of reach. I’m thinking Goose Gossage last year. Not a chance in hell I was going to complete that final level of moments extreme that late in the year, but I had a lot of fun with the boss version that was released in the first inning.

SDS

I would like/try Prestige if you could build them offline. I’m a terrible online player, plus I routinely need to stop/pause as the household demands and that doesn’t work in live games. Make it so that the stats only count on games in HOF and Legend, fine, whatever... just don’t make the only option an online grind.

SDS

Yea they definitely botched prestige this year. It made sense for some players like Dave Roberts, to give em that little boost. And for most of the monthly’s, since you actually have to use the prestige version to get more rewards. But it’s certainly an insult in the other cases you stated, when they become obsolete.

SDS

Just like 2K....said it all year long.

SDS

Was Prestige really worth it though?

Off the top of my head, I think I only have 1 Prestige Card (Brett) out of 5 or 6 Prestiged players who has better stats than regular card, and the difference isn't even that significant. I'll toggle between regular and Prestige W. Johnson, but the others I don't even use, not even on my bench. I'm pretty sure I can't be alone in this.

SDS

I may be in a minority here, but can there be an offline method to prestige a card next year, if they keep the concept? I don't mind if it's more stats, but I simply don't get enough time to play online that much and like my gaming experience to be somewhat relaxing. Lol

SDS

For me, I find it frustrating, because I'll play online and people quit. I'm like great now I can't use that pitcher for a few games until his energy is back to full. I would like it be offline/online. You could do instead of 100 ip online, make it 200 offline, 150 hits online make it 250 hits online or something along those lines. I didn't mind the grind in 18, just hated the exchanges.

SDS

@PennStateFencer said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

@Ikasnu said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

Particularly when the card you've spent all that time on isn't even that players final form. Its like going Super Saiyan, then realizing an Ultra Instinct version exists.

But seriously, I get that Helton, Chipper, were first inning program cards, 7 months ago. But you can't help but feel a void when you locked in said card, achieved the middling stat requirements to get this version, and towards the end, didnt mean jack dookie anyway.

Shouldn't be more than 1 version of a legend.

I was with you until the last sentence. I agree that having multiple high level diamonds for the same legend is lame, but I like having the lower level rookie, breakout, veteran type cards early on. They’re not too OP and are usually on par with high level live series cards. It’s also nice being able to play with some version of a legend if the top tier is out of reach. I’m thinking Goose Gossage last year. Not a chance in hell I was going to complete that final level of moments extreme that late in the year, but I had a lot of fun with the boss version that was released in the first inning.

I guess what I'm referring to are cards like Chipper, Mo, Helton, etc. Maybe I should rephrase it to say they should only have 1 diamond version.

But I mean, [censored] man, in 17 Griffey had 3 different diamond versions. I remember complaining about it then too lol.

SDS

@Ikasnu said in Don't bring back Prestige/Blood Diamond for 21.:

Particularly when the card you've spent all that time on isn't even that players final form. Its like going Super Saiyan, then realizing an Ultra Instinct version exists.

But seriously, I get that Helton, Chipper, were first inning program cards, 7 months ago. But you can't help but feel a void when you locked in said card, achieved the middling stat requirements to get this version, and towards the end, didnt mean jack dookie anyway.

Shouldn't be more than 1 version of a legend.

I agree. I don't want to prestige a card if there is going to be a new one soon!
I am guessing that, due to the content creators enjoying the prestige, they will keep it. IMO

SDS

I wish they would put the prestige for offline stats as well because I don't play online as much and I would definitely have a few prestige guys now with the off line play I do.

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