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  1. bwi2

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    He’s an option for the XP rewards at Silver 1. You’ll take 99 Reggie Jackson.
     
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  2. The Hebrew Husker

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    This
     
  3. The Hebrew Husker

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    dblplay1212 you can obviously look all this up on the game too, but just in case you want to see what cards come with what XP level you can skip around this video some dude made.

     
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  4. The Hebrew Husker

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    How many of you guys play DD? I know this thread started out as a league/tournament but no one I know plays MLBTS so would be cool to have a place to talk about what cards have been good/bad, what our lineups look like etc.
     
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    well well dan newlin guys .
    let me tell you dan newlin is not a first responder .

    he and his staff cherry pick cases .
    you do not fit in dan newlin the roach busting cop and worse lawyer .
     
  6. dblplay1212

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    Up 5-1 in the 9th. Have my worst RP in and my next worse warning up bc this game is over, right?

    Gave up back to back to back to back HR's to lose.

    :laugh:

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  7. dblplay1212

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    I'm not even mad. That’s fucking hilarious.
     
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  8. bwi2

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    relievers are trash
     
  9. dblplay1212

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    I have Lee Smith, Hader, Rivera, and Nen. Didn't have any warm. Probably should have gone to Hader to face Olson bc he was probably warm. He K'd like 18 times. I took Kopech out early after I went out 5-1 and had my worst pitcher in for 2 innings and then brought in Bedrosian. Never expected that rally lol. Oh well.
     
  10. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yeah there’s only a couple RPs out that are good/“affordable”, hopefully they release more soon. Plus they all have like 23 stamina, there’s no middle RP really.

    Also, hate how if you give up a bomb or a couple runs, your pitcher’s confidence goes to 0 and you get shelled.
     
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  11. TDCD

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    I gotta fire this up again to test out the new patch, I've been strictly COD the past few weeks
     
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  12. The Hebrew Husker

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    Think this is the 11th update since release so who knows what’s changed in the last few weeks haha
     
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    Lol RIP mobile bay bears
     
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  14. dblplay1212

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    Took Bay out and just named them after Bear.
     
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    Judge grounded out before the last homer imo
     
  16. dblplay1212

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    Close enough
     
  17. Willpépé

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    My team got a 1000 times better this week. May sound dumb but I finally figured out how to make some progress on the grind and it was fun. Played my first online games today and went 3-1 and finished a bunch of challenges. That said I just figured out ranked games and conquest.

    I still need to figure out showdown and how to skip stuff, or what you’re aiming for. I’ve seen stuff where people say to skip the second boss and stuff like that. Also need to figure out edge. Computer made my team and it’s like a pack of window lickers. I’m going up against guys who have 99 mantle (he beat me with a walk-off) and just stacked lineups. I’m sure there is a trick to creating a line up but I need to figure that out.
     
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  18. The Hebrew Husker

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    Not sure what you’re talking about with the computer making a team but as far as showdown goes here are some tips I have, all fairly simple.

    - Most of the challenges are hitting challenges, so don’t waste any good picks on pitchers. Maybe get a mid/high 70s SP and RP to get by the 1-2 mini games that do require a pitcher.

    - When you are going up against the bosses, remember you won’t need to play the field so just throw your best hitters in your lineup pregame. Doesn’t matter what position because you hit the whole time.

    - Personally I do most of the mini challenges because I’m not a good enough player/hitter to score 15 runs or whatever with the terrible team you start with. Doing the challenges adds to the grind but you get rewarded with stubs, better players/quirks, and also 1-2 runs towards your final boss. Once I get to like 7-8 runs I skip to the final boss if I’m tired of the grind.

    - Easier said than done but be very patient in the boss challenges. The 2nd inning one, I didn’t even pick up the controller until I had two strikes except for the few diamond hitters I had.
     
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  19. dblplay1212

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    I don't understand any of the challenges. I just go buy guys and play DD games. From what I gather there's some players that can't be bought so it's whatever. My team is good enough that I can't blame it on having a shit team. I'd like to get some of those 99s though.

    And holy shit Trout is 300k now and he's not even that good.
     
  20. The Hebrew Husker

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    As far as overall DD roster goes, this year they have released tons of good cards that are free. One thing I really like about DD compared to EA/2K versions of ultimate team type modes, you can get a team that can compete for free.

    I don’t pay for stubs/players basically just out of pride (plus see my username). Do all of the inning challenges/moments and you can get a solid squad. At the very least you can sell your inning boss for like 30K stubs and get another need for your team.

    When I say I don’t pay for the players I mean I don’t buy stubs with real money. I just use stubs I earn by playing. Just to clarify.
     
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  21. The Hebrew Husker

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    What challenges? The ones for the inning programs?
     
  22. dblplay1212

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    I dont even know. I just see people here talk about them. I literally know nothing about the game other than RTTS, play now with current teams, and buying players on the market for my DD team.
     
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  23. dblplay1212

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    Wtf is a Boss?
     
  24. The Hebrew Husker

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    lol for the record I started playing DD last year so I’m far from an expert.

    You probably see it on the main menu, but they release 3 guys every “inning program” that you can unlock by getting 300 “program points”...you can unlock these just by playing the game, but there’s specific missions that unlock like 30-50 at a time, it’s a grind but an easy way to in lock good players.

    If you open up diamond dynasty, the first menu in that mode you’ll see the “3rd inning” thing. It’s like Chipper Jones, Brian Roberts, and Victorino. If you click that you should be able to open up the missions and all that.

    This is 100x harder to explain via typing
     
  25. dblplay1212

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    How long does it take? Hours? Days?
     
  26. dblplay1212

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    And what is this?

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  28. The Hebrew Husker

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    Obviously depends on how much you play. I only play a couple hours a night and not every night and it probably takes me a week to get 300 points.

    But some of the “missions” to get these points are like win 10 online games, so I’m basically just doing something I’d be doing anyways.

    BUT...the missions to unlock Hernandez and Dawson are worth 20pts each when your unlock them with the cpu challenges.

    So you end up with those cards on your roster (probably can’t sell which sucks)...plus 40pts or whatever towards your 300 to get the 94ovr “bosses” I mentioned above

    The ones with innings above their name were guys you can unlock for that specific program.

    The evolution are guys you can unlock and do challenges to upgrade. I think Pudge and Biggio are ones they start at like 78, and you do challenges to advance their card. I don’t mess with that though.

    I stick with the inning stuff because you unlock solid cards with the moments, but then also a “boss” who is like 95ovr who you either can use or sell for 30Kish and buy someone else.
     
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  29. The Hebrew Husker

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    Once my team gets to the level where it’s mostly diamonds (like this), I get more selective with what cards I bother to grind for. As I said in my other post I do like doing the inning programs thing just because you at least get a solid card or can sell it.

    Again I don’t put any real money into it (not saying you did, or chirping it if you did)...so the programs and all of that are a good way to build a competitive team without feeling obligated to buy stubs.
     
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  30. dblplay1212

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    Ok sounds like I'll just keep doing what I'm doing and deal with the fact that there's some guys I won't be able to buy. The only guy I want really bad and can't get is Mantle.
     
  31. Willpépé

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    This is what I was saying, we were the same. I watched a tutorial on conquest and ran with that, it’s almost mindless but it’s a good way to get ABs.

    Showdown I still don’t get, although Hebrew definitely helped me a bit with that on his post above. When I first started I definitely was not at the point where I would pay stubs to strike out and want to rage. Looking forward to trying that out.

    Edge is another game mode I tried out today. Again, I still don’t have a fuckin clue how that works but the appeal is that it’s only 3 inning games and you can bang them out at leisure and gain xp towards the 3rd inning. If you click into it off the main screen you’ll see all the stipulations and how a roster has to be created. You can only use who you own.

    I also tried another mode where I drafted players and that sucked, definitely won’t play that again.
     
  32. dblplay1212

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    I have time for maybe 2-3 games a couple times a week. I don't have the time to grind it, unfortunately.
     
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  33. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yeah with showdown the big reason I do the small challenges outside the stuff above you can win your stubs back so if you fail it’s not a complete L haha

    I think the other two games you’re referring to are Events (edge?), and Battle Royale...I don’t mess with these modes just because I feel like that’s what the good ass/twitch level guys play so fuck that. Plus I like using the team I built.

    Conquest I did the same thing and YouTube it and just play that when my GF is watching Something and I can mindlessly finish some stuff.
     
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  34. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yeah this is how it’s been for me lately. As I said above, with your current team you should be competitive in most games. Obviously like any online game you may run into some buzz saws.
     
  35. dblplay1212

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    Fuck it just added Dibble and Britton to my pen.
     
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  36. The Hebrew Husker

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    Another thing that’s weird about this year is there’s no season. Typically the “live series” cards (active players) get upgraded and downgraded as the season goes on. So the market for buying/selling cards fluctuates way more.

    The true grinders will treat it like it’s the stock market it’s insane. They’ll buy like 100 cards of some 71 guy hoping he gets upgraded to a 78 and they can sell for profit lol
     
  37. The Hebrew Husker

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    How did you do a screen shot? Is that just a PS4 thing you can do?
     
  38. dblplay1212

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    Took a screenshot on ps4 (options button on controller), sent to someone on my friends list, then opened PS Messages app on my cell, saved to my phone, uploaded here.
     
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  39. The Hebrew Husker

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    Nice, I’ll mess with that next time I’m on and post my roster. Not as good as yours yet.
     
  40. The Hebrew Husker

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    Willpépé

    One other thing you can do if you’re willing to grind out an offline mode. I think if you play March to October and win the World Series (or close I assume) you can unlock the face of the franchise card for that team. Think it’s usually a 85ish diamond player.

    I think you just need to do it on veteran...my friend has done it a couple times but he’s a single dude who lives alone during quarantine haha probably takes 6-7 hours to do a full season.
     
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    i cant take a baseball game seriously or i’ll start to hate it after a while i like i do games like cod

    i just fuck around and have fun playing because it’s the only baseball i’ve got :(
     
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  42. The Hebrew Husker

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    Despite my 791 posts in the last hour, that’s why I like the diamond dynasty stuff being free. Other than just playing the game, it’s fun to be able to face real people online and have a good matchup and not have to spend 100s of dollars to do it. Which doesn’t happen on 2K, or Ultimate Team from my experience.
     
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  43. Willpépé

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    If you do anything related to this make sure you get the Didi card. He’s absolutely fucking ridiculous. It’s not on this screen it’s the monthly April thing. That Didi is probably my favorite card I own at the moment.

    This is great information I was wondering how the hell you get those. I might do that for one or two players I’d use. Otherwise I’m sitting all diamonds through my entire roster so I really have to look at those to pick and choose.

    Last PSA, the website is sweet. I’ve come up with saved searches and price points to flip dudes constantly. I honestly could easily just flip cards for hours on end if I didn’t control myself.

    https://theshownation.com
     
  44. The Hebrew Husker

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    Was considering grinding out all the April moments for Gigi, his card looked awesome.

    And yeah with MTO, just look at the team affinity before you do it, and you can see what team has who and if it’s worth doing it. I have considered doing an As one to get Olson
     
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  45. dblplay1212

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    I have Hanley. Is he better than Hanley?
     
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  46. The Hebrew Husker

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    lol I actually sold him with the thought of grinding for Gigi. So hoping the answer is yes.
     
  47. dblplay1212

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    He just hit a 3 run go ahead HR in the 8th off Kimbrell so he stays.

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  48. Willpépé

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    I do not have Hanley but seriously that Didi card is absurd for me. I struggled for a while with LHB, especially with power. Not with him and he’s pretty fast too. Other note he has 2b and 3b as secondary positions so you can always plug him in there. I can’t see replacing him with anyone at this rate.

    His power swing is literally larger than most players contact rate, it’s nuts. I’ve also hit lots of homers with him just using the X.
     
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    He had 10 hits but K'd 17 times. I only K'd 8 times but only had 6 hits. Kept hitting it at him.
     
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    anyone want to play a DD game?