10 minutes absolutely sounds like enough time to determine a card's viability.
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For the sanity of your customer base, please make it so we don’t have to go out to the menu in multi-game moments. Please, please, please. I am begging. I’ll even buy some stubs if you want. Make this happen.
It happens in RTTS, so it is possible. Please do this in moments. Please. It is such a colossal waste of time to go back to the menu each time. It’s a no-brainer.
I thought of one today. Let us filter when making event lineups. Say, I want to put in as many Brewers pitchers as I can. Let me filter for Brewers. Really, there are so many QOL things I can think of that would make a big difference in how I felt about the game.:
The ones mentioned above are good. Now that we can’t quicksell collected cards, it would be wonderful if there was an easier way to deal with duplicates. So many more things I could mention.
Here are the MLB prospect rankings for these future stars, guys getting 92-and-up juiced cards. (Correct me if I got the wrong guy or missed someone):
Diamondbacks: Alek Thomas, the team's No. 2 overall prospect and No. 49 overall in the top-100 prospects in the game (not bad, comparatively).
Orioles: Ryan Mountcastle, the team's No. 4 prospect and No. 94 in the top-100 (But this one didn't surprise me).
Cubs: Nico Hoerner, the team's top prospect and No. 51 overall (again, not bad comparatively, but still juiced).
White Sox: Nick Madrigal, team No. 4 and 40th overall. Dane Dunning, team No. 6 and not in top-100.
Astros: Jose Urquidy, team No. 2 and not in top 100.
Angels: Brandon Marsh, team No. 2 and No. 79 overall.
Mets: Andres Giminez, team No. 3 and No. 84 overall.
Yankees: Clarke Schmidt, team No. 2 and No. 88 overall.
Phillies: Alec Bohm, team's No. 1 and No. 30 overall. Adonis Medina, team's No. 5 (!) and not in top 100.
Padres: Taylor Trammell, team's No. 5 and No. 57 overall (good farm system).
Mariners: Evan White, team's No. 4 and No. 56 overall.
Cardinals: Nolan Gorman, team's No. 2 and No. 47 overall.
Blue Jays: Kevan Smith, team's No. 23 (!!!!) and not in top 100.
So, needless to say, I'm not sure how you justify these guys getting 90-plus cards. Again, it seems like the prospect rankings, while maybe a little generous, seemed pretty good. These future stars are just so out of whack.
On most of the team's, it seemed like they tried to go with guys that are closer to high minors and maybe appearing in MLB. Except guys like Gorman and Thomas were Single-A advanced players and a couple were Double-A.
I am so confused. Nick Madrigal already has the prospect card, which as an 85-plus is already a generous ranking. Why give another card of prospects? I understand trying to think outside the box and give us more content since we're all sitting at home, but I don't get this. There's going to be 1 per team but this is a headliner? An 95 Madrigal is the same overall rating as the current Mike Trout. Are you saying you project that Nick Madrigal will one day be as good as Trout now? What in the world? This is all so weird.
Something struck me after reading the thread about pitchouts and playing another game of Conquest with repeated pitchouts. It's like the game in total is just kind of overproduced.
Are there pitchouts IRL? Of course there are, but not to the degree you see in this game. Are routine groundballs sometimes booted? Yes, but not to the degree you see in this game. Do pitchers miss locations and hang pitches? Again, yes but not this much. Do double plays happen? Of course, but not every single time a runner is at first. Do people throw 102? Yes, but not all game.
Do umpires miss calls on the edges of the strike zone? Do they miss safe/out calls at the bags? Are there throwing errors from good infielders? Are there throwing errors from the catcher when he has to throw to first after a dropped third strike? Are homers hit on bad contact? Are good contact hits sometimes hit right at fielders? Do some players make decent contact on pitches way out of the zone? Do pitchers get hit by batted balls? Do pitchers sometimes make good fielding plays on balls up the middle? Do bunts sometimes go past the mound to where the second baseman might need to field it? Do starters sometimes come on in relief?
All of these are a yes, but the balance is way off in this game. Is it cool to have a fully immersive game with these things happening? Yes, but they need to occur a lot less frequently (however that gets programmed). In all, I feel like the game is just a bit overproduced.
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My issue with the moments are the ones that have very little margin for error, no matter how good the card is. It’s one reason I haven’t like three hits in a game missions, and those were ones with regular hits. The lefty Grove shutout one is another example. 9 scoreless innings, there’s no margin for error. Sure, he did it in real life, but out of how many games? Those shutouts and 3 homer games are rare.
I’ve done a couple of these 3 XBH in a game. Ridiculous. I think it was Dawson. Can’t remember the other one. Way too many of these in the new set of moments.
I dont think it's been announced. But in the pre-release streams, they said they created awards/prime cards to be on the same par as signature. So, I've always kind of assumed that the awards/prime/sig are the best cards we'll see of that player. Not sure how FOTF (the legends we have just seen) fit into that either. I can't imagine seeing another Gwynn, Dawson, Brett, Kaline, Schmidt, Smoltz, etc.
Cleveland is a good call. Might do that one next. I’m either in stage 3 with the legend unlocked or still in stage 1. I’m currently working on getting Braves and Nats up there. I went back to an old MTO with Nats and that will do that and I’m exchanging my way up Braves (and doing moments and missions along the way to save some exchanges.)
Belli, Sheff and probably Correa. But yeah, stats are inflated right now because of moonshot.
It’s funny, I loved that they separated offline and online stats this year. But I still won’t be able to get a real gauge on a player with online stats because of moonshot. Who knows when or if it evens out at some point.
Congrats. I'm sure you're joking about the quicksell part.
Wondering if anyone else is feeling this way: I love opening packs as much as the next guy. But man does it take forever to sell stuff lately. I've been opening tons of packs (the affinity packs, event packs, program packs, conquest packs). To SDS credit, there have been a ton of free packs lately. I like it, but having collected all the LS cards, it takes forever to go through my inventory and sell my duplicates. Not complaining about the free cards/stubs, but it would be nice if there was an easier way to go through them. Sometimes it feels like I spend more time listing cards on the market than I actually do playing the game.
SDS, it would be nice to have a way to sort through these a little easier (It wasn't so bad last year when I sold off most of the silvers, bronze and commons after collecting, clearing out the inventory a bit).