First year playing DD now I'm hooked....

SDS

This is my first year playing Diamond Dynasty, and I gotta say I'm hooked. I lucked into pulling Diamond's Smoltz, Mondesi, and Harper. I recently got Brian Roberts for leveling up. I've discovered purchasing individual cards so I purchased Chipper 3B and built a pretty decent 'pen. My lineup:

Roberts 2B
Mondesi SS
Harper RF
C. Jones 3B
M. Olson 1B
I. Rodriguez C
Keirmeier LF
Buxton CF
Pitcher

My question is what do you think the best way to build up stubs is? I'd like to try and get some rookies, as well as some more diamonds. I just was curious as to some opinions on the best way to go about it.

Thanks.

SDS

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

SDS

@PhillyRunt44 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

My question is what do you think the best way to build up stubs is?

Just playing and doing the different mission, collections in the game. I finally went into the Create a Player collections and locked those all in. That nets you around 25K or more stubs.

There is always flipping cards on the marketplace but I've never really had the patience to do it and currently the returns are pretty bad.

SDS

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

Why is everything doom and gloom with you?, the guy is excited about his team and enjoying the game, he asked the best way to make stubs and your response was to try and trample on any sort of joy this guy has.

we get it man, you don't like the game because it doesn't cater to you, or because of some grand deep state conspiracy SDS is plotting against you. Keep your negativity to yourself, or better yet just stay off these forums.

SDS

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

most of those are FOTF

SDS

You do realize if you could prove SDS was changing the odds based upon which user was opening the pack, you would have the basis for winning the largest class-action lawsuit in history.

Put up or shut up.

SDS

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

You are probably correct. My first thought was wow this is pretty cool. But now, just starting out and trying to advance through playing games having to play against teams that their lineups are entire diamond rated it kinda sucks. I will still continue to play, it just makes it less fun trying to do it the right way no money spent and having to face lineups like that.

SDS

@PhillyRunt44 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

You are probably correct. My first thought was wow this is pretty cool. But now, just starting out and trying to advance through playing games having to play against teams that their lineups are entire diamond rated it kinda sucks. I will still continue to play, it just makes it less fun trying to do it the right way no money spent and having to face lineups like that.

No he is not correct, he is full of s@#$, I am not a streamer, a new player or a particularly bad player and I have had about 7 diamond pulls this year. You got lucky, pulled some nice cards to build your line up around. Team affinity cards are the way to go for no money spent, you can earn them by just playing with players from that specific team or doing an MTO run with that specific team, they are highly rated cards and will definitely fill out your line up well.

SDS

Do the conquest maps (especially the US map) against the CPU to build XP, grind towards Affinity program players, grind stats for program players (Kerry Wood, Curtis Grandson, and your selection from the Evolution program), and grind stats/innings for your created player. Build your team first , online play will always be there. Have fun!

SDS

@PhillyRunt44 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

You are probably correct. My first thought was wow this is pretty cool. But now, just starting out and trying to advance through playing games having to play against teams that their lineups are entire diamond rated it kinda sucks. I will still continue to play, it just makes it less fun trying to do it the right way no money spent and having to face lineups like that.

Don't listen to him. He never has anything good to say about the game. He is in a abusive relationship with the game but he can't seem to walk away.

Enjoy your team and have fun with the game. That is what matters the most.

SDS

@PhillyRunt44 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

You are probably correct. My first thought was wow this is pretty cool. But now, just starting out and trying to advance through playing games having to play against teams that their lineups are entire diamond rated it kinda sucks. I will still continue to play, it just makes it less fun trying to do it the right way no money spent and having to face lineups like that.

You can be no money spent and still have a really good team just by leveling up. Just be patient and level up at your own speed. It's still early. I don't spend money in this game at all

SDS

Thank you all for the responses I really appreciate all the input!

SDS

@JEEZY-E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

Why is everything doom and gloom with you?, the guy is excited about his team and enjoying the game, he asked the best way to make stubs and your response was to try and trample on any sort of joy this guy has.

we get it man, you don't like the game because it doesn't cater to you, or because of some grand deep state conspiracy SDS is plotting against you. Keep your negativity to yourself, or better yet just stay off these forums.

Not everything. Just call a spade a spade.

I never said they were against me. Those items I mentioned are marketing ploys. It is exactly what I would do if I wanted to increase pack and stub sales. I am a 2-3 win per loss player and have been since I started playing RS in 17. I know what to expect, that is why I rarely by packs.

I bought a 50 pack bundle when I was undefeated in RS at the time and got zero diamonds. Maybe I should tank RS and get a losing record and buy 50 more? I would say there is a good chance my results would be different. Just a theory based on what I have seen since 17.

SDS

@PhillyRunt44 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

You are probably correct. My first thought was wow this is pretty cool. But now, just starting out and trying to advance through playing games having to play against teams that their lineups are entire diamond rated it kinda sucks. I will still continue to play, it just makes it less fun trying to do it the right way no money spent and having to face lineups like that.

You can still have a good team with no money spent. I have a solid team. I also spent many hours doing conquest and showdowns. This is the first year I have bought a 50 pack in 3 years and got nothing from it. I knew that was very possible but wanted to try it anyway. I would say to buy packs if you meet one of those 3 criteria. If you don't meet those criteria, my advice would be to not buy packs and purchase the players you want to purchase. If you enjoy playing the market (which I do not), that is another viable way to get stubs to improve your team.

SDS

@JEEZY-E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@PhillyRunt44 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

You are probably correct. My first thought was wow this is pretty cool. But now, just starting out and trying to advance through playing games having to play against teams that their lineups are entire diamond rated it kinda sucks. I will still continue to play, it just makes it less fun trying to do it the right way no money spent and having to face lineups like that.

No he is not correct, he is full of s@#$, I am not a streamer, a new player or a particularly bad player and I have had about 7 diamond pulls this year. You got lucky, pulled some nice cards to build your line up around. Team affinity cards are the way to go for no money spent, you can earn them by just playing with players from that specific team or doing an MTO run with that specific team, they are highly rated cards and will definitely fill out your line up well.

I said rare if you do not meet those qualifications, I didn't say impossible. Maybe you are an anomaly. Most people that don't meet those qualifications don't have good pack luck and are better to purchase the players with stubs.

SDS

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

Hey, OP, I would recommend ignoring this guy. Everything is a complaint or a conspiracy because he think this game owes him something.

To answer your question, though, the best ways to save up stubs are ignoring packs, playing the game and flipping cards on the market by identifying margins between buy now and sell now prices and trying to get in on that sweet action.

SDS

@WiryHooligan22 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

Hey, OP, I would recommend ignoring this guy. Everything is a complaint or a conspiracy because he think this game owes him something.

To answer your question, though, the best ways to save up stubs are ignoring packs, playing the game and flipping cards on the market by identifying margins between buy now and sell now prices and trying to get in on that sweet action.

Once again, never said the game owed me anything. Not sure where you people get this. I am the same player regardless of what SDS does.

You are telling him to ignore packs and play the market. Isn't that what I said most players should do?

"I would say to buy packs if you meet one of those 3 criteria. If you don't meet those criteria, my advice would be to not buy packs and purchase the players you want to purchase. If you enjoy playing the market (which I do not), that is another viable way to get stubs to improve your team."

SDS

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@WiryHooligan22 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

Hey, OP, I would recommend ignoring this guy. Everything is a complaint or a conspiracy because he think this game owes him something.

To answer your question, though, the best ways to save up stubs are ignoring packs, playing the game and flipping cards on the market by identifying margins between buy now and sell now prices and trying to get in on that sweet action.

Once again, never said the game owed me anything. Not sure where you people get this. I am the same player regardless of what SDS does.

You are telling him to ignore packs and play the market. Isn't that what I said most players should do?

"I would say to buy packs if you meet one of those 3 criteria. If you don't meet those criteria, my advice would be to not buy packs and purchase the players you want to purchase. If you enjoy playing the market (which I do not), that is another viable way to get stubs to improve your team."

Truthfully, I quit reading your comment after the first sentence because that was stupid enough. You post multiple times every day talking about how bad this game is and that you don’t get rewarded for your input and that SDS was the second gunman on the grassy knoll. Your posts are tired. It’s every day. It’s exhausting. Just warning this guy. He’s new to the game. I’d rather welcome him than allow him to be blindsided by you and the other tin foil hat ball bags that overshadow anyone’s ability to have constructive conversation on these forums because you’re too concerned with how you hit a line drive and a player caught it.

The annoying conspiracy theory mindset you display is only second to the worst part of it, though. The worst part is that about once a week you promise us you’re done with the game...we can all celebrate for a few moments that you’ll finally be gone...but sure enough...two hours later, there you are beating the same drum, rinse and repeat.

SDS

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@JEEZY-E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

Why is everything doom and gloom with you?, the guy is excited about his team and enjoying the game, he asked the best way to make stubs and your response was to try and trample on any sort of joy this guy has.

we get it man, you don't like the game because it doesn't cater to you, or because of some grand deep state conspiracy SDS is plotting against you. Keep your negativity to yourself, or better yet just stay off these forums.

Not everything. Just call a spade a spade.

I never said they were against me. Those items I mentioned are marketing ploys. It is exactly what I would do if I wanted to increase pack and stub sales. I am a 2-3 win per loss player and have been since I started playing RS in 17. I know what to expect, that is why I rarely by packs.

I bought a 50 pack bundle when I was undefeated in RS at the time and got zero diamonds. Maybe I should tank RS and get a losing record and buy 50 more? I would say there is a good chance my results would be different. Just a theory based on what I have seen since 17.

Then you would be exposed to massive liabilities, I’m guessing Sony would frown on that

SDS

@WiryHooligan22 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@WiryHooligan22 said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

@D_e_m_I_s_E said in First year playing DD now I'm hooked....:

You didn't luck into pulling those diamonds. It is a way to get first year players hooked. People that get a lot of diamond pulls tend to be:
Streamers - So the players watching can see the packs are "lit" and go out and by themselves. Also gives the streamers the best chance of being successful.

1st time players - To get them hooked. If you have a decent record, let me know how this plays out the next few years.

Bad players - To give them better players to try to help them out.

Now, you could not be in any of these and get diamonds but I think it is really rare. These are all marketing ploys which are intended to increase sales.

Hey, OP, I would recommend ignoring this guy. Everything is a complaint or a conspiracy because he think this game owes him something.

To answer your question, though, the best ways to save up stubs are ignoring packs, playing the game and flipping cards on the market by identifying margins between buy now and sell now prices and trying to get in on that sweet action.

Once again, never said the game owed me anything. Not sure where you people get this. I am the same player regardless of what SDS does.

You are telling him to ignore packs and play the market. Isn't that what I said most players should do?

"I would say to buy packs if you meet one of those 3 criteria. If you don't meet those criteria, my advice would be to not buy packs and purchase the players you want to purchase. If you enjoy playing the market (which I do not), that is another viable way to get stubs to improve your team."

Truthfully, I quit reading your comment after the first sentence because that was stupid enough. You post multiple times every day talking about how bad this game is and that you don’t get rewarded for your input and that SDS was the second gunman on the grassy knoll. Your posts are tired. It’s every day. It’s exhausting. Just warning this guy. He’s new to the game. I’d rather welcome him than allow him to be blindsided by you and the other tin foil hat ball bags that overshadow anyone’s ability to have constructive conversation on these forums because you’re too concerned with how you hit a line drive and a player caught it.

The annoying conspiracy theory mindset you display is only second to the worst part of it, though. The worst part is that about once a week you promise us you’re done with the game...we can all celebrate for a few moments that you’ll finally be gone...but sure enough...two hours later, there you are beating the same drum, rinse and repeat.

How your allowed to repeatedly insult members solely based on your dislike for what they have to say without being banned is beyond me. I have flagged all your inappropriate posts...yet here you are, still at it.

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