Weren't you the one who, last year, complained about the game all year long and swore that you were not buying the game this year?
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"We here at SDS worked hard all this offseason to come up with a new hitting dynamic. We even had a beta period to test it and receive feedback from players. We used that telemetry and feedback to make further tweaks in order to make things even better for our release"
2 days after official launch:
"We are going to take a few days worth of telemetry, when everyone is playing on the easiest difficulties, mix that in with some player complaints and abandon all the telemetry we gathered and work we did prior to launch."
Here is where I stand as an offline player as of last night
- Completed Starter Conquest
- Complete list 1st Inning Conquest
- Completed US Conquest
- Completed Starter Showdown
- Made Several failed attempts at the 1st inning Showdown
- Did all of the Welcome Moments
- Did all of the first inning Moments (Granderson and Woods)
- Did the Eckersly Evolution moments.
- Did a MTO run up to the World series(have not played the world series as it would be a waste of affinity points)
- Earned the FOTF from my favorite team.
- Played the nine inning CPU games against Cubs and Yankees. (Woods and Granderson)
I am sitting at 205 program points.
There are only a few options open to me to get the final 95 points. Showdown, which I have failed badly at in every attempt so far, and that costs 500 stubs each attempt. Collections, which also cost stubs, but in this case both collections together are more expensive than just buying the three bosses outright. Mindlessly grinding for another 30 hours or so in the last 9 days of the 1st Inning Program.
Basically the goal of 300 stars still seems so far away and the options to get there seem so unappealing (and just not fun) that it has killed a bit of my desire to keep playing.
@skepple15 said in Showdown is a carnival game:
@skepple15 said in Showdown is a carnival game:
Supes hard and rigged...
Like what is the point of this? Does everyone on here have to be a massive piece of [censored] person constantly? I also beat the NL east showdown, should I be a massive asshole towards people who havent too? [censored] dorks.
Showdown is rigged
Showdown is impossible
Showdown is the worst thing this franchise has ever done
Everything I hit in showdown is a line out
SDS doesn’t want me to get X player
There are better ways of dealing with other players frustrations than by simply throwing your successes in their face. That just makes the situation worse.
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.
I would rather watch paint dry.
And yet, you still play every day, start new complaint threads daily and have invested over 120 hours in something you have complained about daily for almost a month.
I can't imaging what mental state I would be in if I forced myself to spend an average of 4 1/2 hours a day doing something that I hated.
So I have been slowly picking up Cardinal players but out of the more expensive ones I had only picked up Flaherty and Goldschmidt, passing on Miller because over 3,000 stubs for a low gold reliever, even a lefty seemed a bit too much.
Today, I earned my first pack for 9 logins (thanks double dailies) and low and behold the last card is a gold card. I flip that sucker and sure enough, it is Miller! Score.
I slot him in to my lineup and go play a stronghold game in conquest against the White Sox on veteren difficulty, beating them 7-0. I get to the post screen reward and I am shocked to see a diamond card listed there. It is only the second time in my years of playing that I remember seeing that. I decide to remove the cards one at a time to see how long the game was going to tease me but when I get down to 2 cards the diamond is still there. I remove the last card and I am shocked that I earned the diamond.
Welcome to the team Ronald Acuna Jr
I expect my luck is done for the year.
Either they nerfed showdowns cuz people complained they couldn't beat them.. orr they nerfed them cuz we complained about Future Stars as TA2 and wanted us to actually get them done... hmmmmm
Or, they nerfed them because the data showed the success rate was awful.
Ah, a voice of reason!
I am sure they have tons of data on the first batch of showdowns (at least I hope).
- How many people started
- How Many people completed
- How far the average user advanced
- How many attempts people made
- How many people started it, failed and never went back to try again
They are not basing decisions on complaints alone. Especially around here because people complain about everything.
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releasing stuff that people complete in one day
That is because people treat it like a race.
As an offline player it feels like there is more to do in this years game than ever before.
We pretty much have everything we had last year plus
Multiple stages of team affinity
Shoot the sheer number of new moments they dropped for the Affinity 1-3 stages could keep me going a long time if I wanted to do them.
I am not sure I would call those equal complaints.
At least with conquest it is 30 points per inning program and you have other alternatives to earn those points. With Prestige it is online play or nothing. There is no other alternative.
And I am saying that as someone who realizes that I would probably never even prestige a player even if there were an offline option. I just don't play that much.
My prediction since very early on is that it will be a Signature series of one of the teams best players, be they legend or current.
For example the Cardinals could see a Gibson or a Musial (I would bet against Pujols as I see him being a more universal reward)
TA4 will be Finest but non-sellable. They pissed everyone off by making TA3 sellable and then they'll reverse course and [censored] everyone off again.
That would be a catastrophe. People are skipping the TA 3 grind and just buying the cards they want. If they make stage 4 non-sellable then everyone would have to grind through 2 stages to earn them.
I don't think they can reverse course now.
I have only failed one so far. I have 3 more normal moments before the final boss. I chose to get Matt Olsen and Larry Walker back to back. They are RAKING. Every at bat for Olsen has been a home run. Almost the same for Larry. SWEET!
I stunk it up during the regular moments and went in with trailing 15-6