WE MADE IT, BOYS!!!
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Hopped on to play just now and decided I'd just pull the 2 Show packs I had sitting in my inventory before I started any games. Ended up pulling Gerrit Cole! He's the first high diamond I've pulled this year. Sold him, giving me enough stubs to buy Trout, which let me finish collections and get Mantle! I've never finished collections before, and I've only spent 20 bucks on stubs (on opening night). Feeling pretty accomplished this morning, not gonna lie.
Okay, so my real thoughts are here.
I got my life dotted away by Hal. I'm talking at least five strikeouts looking because of absolutely perfect pitches on the paint.
Pitch speeds seem fine at least, even against Hal, but I'll definitely need to get used to the smaller PCI. I seemed to either time it right and be way under the ball or I was placing the PCI perfectly but was way too late. I only had 3 hits, and only one extra base hit which was a double.
Recognizing pitches out of the hand was difficult. I almost had to adjust after the pitch. But I've never hit Hal well even in lower difficulties, so maybe it's just him.
Cole Hamels doesn't seem like he's gonna cut it on Legend. I think his pitch speed differentials are almost too big, which makes pitches easier to pick up on.
I ended up getting mercied after 7 innings.
My only saving grace is that I actually matched up with a top 20 player on the lifetime boards, Tulowry, so I don't feel that bad about losing. Just gotta grind and git gud!
I find redoing the USA map slowly is the best way to get inning missions done. Just load your team full of the team needed and it's done in one game. Then when you finish the map naturally, 10 free packs just for doing your missions.
This game is not pay to win
You didn't read the post
I did. You’re complaining about people spending money, and saying that’s the only reason they are beating you.
Lots of people could buy the best cards in the game and still not make it very far. The free cards are just as good as purchasable cards in most cases.
So no, this game is not pay to win.
When I lose by 1 or 2 runs in a game and it's because my good/good with an 87 overall is a shallow flyout and their late/okay with Mantle is a 3 run homer, yes, I'd absolutely say their cards are compensating for a lack of skill.
Impressive and a little pack-luck never hurts.
My pack luck to this point has been pulling Alonso 4 times, Judge 3 times, Kershaw 3 times, and Yates 2 times. I'm pretty sure I haven't pulled a diamond all year that has sold for over 20k until this morning. lol
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Some of you may remember my post last season where I found out I matched up with Tulowry on my first ever Legend game online. Well this season, in my first Legend game of the season (fourth or fifth all time) I matched up with AndrewMustang17, another top 100 player. I don't know why I keep getting these absolute goons the second I make WS, but I'm hoping it will make me better.
The good thing is I actually ended up beating AndrewMustang17 with an absolute CLUTCH 3 run bomb from Gary Sheffield in the top of the 9th. I was hyped! ggs to both of those guys, if y'all read this. In all sincerity, thank you for helping me improve!
I'd replace Feller for Lodolo from the Reds TA for sure. I'd also switch Belli and Cutch so you have the better arm in right. Other than that, you're looking solid. But what does your pen look like? If you don't have Dibble yet, you can get him for around 85k. He's my only reliever with over 10 games with a sub 2 ERA. I think he's around a 1.5 ERA for me.
Was Honus significantly better than this year's Ernie Banks while Larkin plays SS?
Larkin is a troglodyte compared to Honus
Only real OGs know
In general, you should just bat the players you are most comfortable with near the top of your lineup so they get the most ABs. But there can be extenuating circumstances. For instance, I bat over .360 with Sheffield and had him batting fourth, but he has a tendency to hit into double plays, so I started batting him lower to prevent those DPs as much. Just try to recognize which guys are doing well for you in general, and in specific situations, and build your lineup accordingly.
Dibble is a monster. He has a sub 1.5 ERA for me, and I think on HOF/Legend he has a sub 1. 101/91/81 4 seam/cutter/slider is filthy, especially because a lot of people sit fastball and can't tell the cutter is coming in way slower until it's too late.