This thread is intended for those of you who are new to Diamond Dynasty! Maybe after watching the the Diamond Dynasty stream on Saturday you were a little overwhelmed with all the information provided?
Well I am going to list a strategy for Players who are new to Diamond Dynasty in hopes of making your experience as seamless as possible while also providing a way to start creating your Dream Team from day 1!
Now real quick as the Devs have mentioned Diamond Dynasty is a team of your favorite players that you get to create/build from scratch! Below I am going to mention Tips,Tricks and strategies that will give you an opportunity to get your team going down the right path!
Now these tips,tricks and strategies are based off of information received from the streams up to this point from the Developers and some are based off of my experience with the mode.
#1 -First and foremost DO NOT feel like you have to jump into Ranked seasons right away! (Explanation to follow)
#2- Dynamic Difficulty this one is huge for new users and new Diamond Dynasty players! Dynamic Difficulty can be thought of as an "Evaluation" of what your skill level is each time this is used. Why is this important? Well when you start doing moments or challenges, i think it is great to know what level you are comfortable playing at. Which in turn will allow you to get the maximum amount of rewards at that time until you get better or more familiar with the game!
Where is Dynamic Difficulty setting available? The place i am going to talk about is March to October or also referred to as M2O! Now you are thinking "he is talking about M2O?" What does this have to do with Diamond Dynasty? It has alot to do with several aspects of how to get content for Diamond Dynasty! By playing M2O regardless what team you choose you will be earning Team affinity points, XP. and Program Points! All of these methods are affiliated with Diamond Dynasty one way or another.
M20 on average takes about 18 hours to get to the end of season. With the new reward gates implemented this year, if you complete a full season with a team your chances of earning 30 to 50 team affinity points in one season is greatly increased due to the Dynamic Difficulty setting.
But wait M2O is repeatable! So for the sake of conversation i will use the Nationals as an example. Lets say you play a season with the Nats and you didn't make it all the way to the post season Well based off of your performance there is still a good chance to earn 20-25 Team affinity points! That is huge! Why? Because at 25 team affinity points for every Team in MLB the show is a gold Prospect card ready to be implemented into your Diamond Dynasty Squad!
Now comes the repeatable part of the the mode! You set your difficulty to Dynamic again it is going to "Evaluate" your progression as the season goes. It's your second time around, chances of you knowing what to expect and perhaps finish at a higher difficulty reward increases simply because you chose "Dynamic Difficulty". So lets say you finish with 25 points again for the season! Well guess what 25 + 25 = Face of the Franchise Diamond player to put on your squad. But that isn't all because in between the player rewards you will also notice 4 packs that contain 4 players for that team specific and one item in each pack. So by reaching level 50 in team affinity per team you will have aquired approximately 18 players for that specific team.
With all that gameplay in lets say 2 days worth of playing maybe 3 not only did you get approx get 18 players for that team you have earned a nice little chunk of XP and program points just for playing 1 mode which also unlocks amazing rewards to place on your team!!
#3- Is a real quick and easy tip! Every year for the past 4 or 5 years maybe longer the developers have an area where you can earn quick XP just by simply collecting simple things like for instance 5 left fielders for 300 xp! I recommend doing each one of these, and before you know it you have unlocked the first pack in the XP program.
#4- Free Entries to battle Royal and Showdown! Use this as an opportunity to get your feet wet in the modes. Battle Royal entry you will get a MLB 20 pack at minimum as a reward. And you never know that free entry could be the 12-0 run that leads to whole other slew of rewards. But keep expectations of yourself low so not to get disappointed b/c even the best players in the world do not go 12-0 every time!
Showdown Entry it has been said by the developers that the first one is going to be easy so take the opportunity to get the most out of each level and discover perks and use it to your advantage. Again a chance for XP, stubs, program points, and a player reward at the end that again can be placed on your Diamond Dynasty Squad.
Ok so now you have played for a few days you have unlocked some cards for your squad you have a decent playable team!
#5- Conquest- This mode is really good mode for various reasons but mostly people like it for the hidden rewards. Conquest is a mode where you play 3 inning games and they are turn based. A great strategy to use here is build your team with players that include the team or teams you are working towards to unlock in Team Affinity.
But another strategy that you can use in Conquest especially with the changes this year with pitcher energy is approach it like Battle Royal and maybe set your lineup with the same structure as the Battle Royal lineup structure.
So this was a little longer than i expected it it to be so my apologies. But if you rinse and repeat these tips and strategies in 2 weeks time you possibly could have a team built and ready to go dive into Ranked seasons and see how you fair! But again i cannot stress enough how important Dynamic Difficulty can help you become a better player just by simply setting it it as your Difficulty setting and getting evaluated every time you play M2O.
Hope this helps you new players and I wish you lots of luck and remember it is all about having fun most of all!!