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  1. dblplay1212

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    haha I had this the other day. 2nd and 3rd, 1 out, he tried to squeeze bunt. I deliberately click way early on the meter so my pitcher would throw very high. He tried to go back, got in run down, tagged out, then man from 2b was hung out and ended up getting him too. Double play to end the inning after having 2nd and 3rd with no outs.
     
  2. Boom TittyMilk

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    Guy got on base with his lead off can’t remember who it was but it was a 1b line bunt that straddled it. By the time McGriff picked it up he was past him and on the bag. Then he stole 2nd on a pitchout without any worry. I was furious. 99spd and 99ish steal iirc
     
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  3. dblplay1212

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    Anyone else every have where you throw to a bag and the runner goes back and you can't move to run them down? Like player going to 2b, throw is beating him by 20 feet so the runner goes back, but when the 2b catches the ball he can't move. All you can do is throw it to 1b, you can't start a run down.
     
  4. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yeah I’ve had that a couple times lately. It’s like the guy gets stuck in an animation of applying the tag or something. At least on mine.
     
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  5. Willpépé

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    Yeah Ive had this happen. I also had a first today in that a runner literally stopped between first and second.
     
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  6. Willpépé

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    Alright, so I am really glad I had to shit this morning. Turns out its hard to hit in this game when you are not square on the TV. Suddenly I can see angles and as a result I won my first Showdown! I was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more fired up than a man my age should be when I won that.

    But I got my first inning player, Helton, another Legend which ultimately turned into FOF Schmidt through TA.

    Last note, I was happy as hell but slightly confused when I was not facing Oswalt. I got German Marquez which I was really happy about until he retired my first five in a row. Called a team meeting and told everyone to calm the fuck down. It worked.
     
  7. pianoman

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    Hit four homers off Hal tonight, guy quit before the last one landed.
     
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  8. IowaHuskerFan3

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    Packed the new Yadier card today and sold him. I’m like 5 players away from collecting the whole MLB... and of course they’re all over 100k.

    Have Mattingly, Brock, Smoltz, and McGriff currently. Close on the White Sox, Padres, Twins, and Marlins.

    really wondering what the unveil is that talks about collections in late July.
     
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  9. whiteboy

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    Last year the big collection was 99 Honus that was pretty amazing and could play almost anywhere. I could be wrong, but I'd think they make it another card that can play a ton of positions. If it's a pitcher or a bat with limited position eligibility, not as many people will bother trying to collect it. Maybe it's Honus again but who knows.

    Also, last year you could quick sell cards you had locked in. So you could lock in diamonds you were never going to use, then quick sell for 5k stubbs towards other cards you needed for collections. It made it pretty easy to do some of the collections. Will be interesting to see if that influences how many cards you need this year or not. Either way, prices will start to go up in the market so if you don't care about the collection, buy some guys now and sell them in a week to make a big profit.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Willpépé

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    The market prices are fucking insane right now, it's annoying. I have like 50k invested that I am just waiting to drop.

    Do you do all the TA Showdowns? Just did my first Stage 3 East today and holy fuck all the pitching is annoying. That was the first TA showdown that I did. Are all the TA showdowns that pitch intensive? I wish there was a delivery length on pitchers that you could see. I absolutely cannot stand pitching with a guy who has a longer delivery. Online is fine, but grinding conquest and in Showdowns is annoying as fuck.
     
  11. dblplay1212

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    What do you mean you could lock them in and then sell them? You mean you could trade them in or whatever it it's called as part of a collection and still sell them? That would be awesome. I was stupid af and traded in a few cards that I now have no use for and I can't see them. At least 200k stubs worth, if not more.
     
  12. IowaHuskerFan3

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    I do March to October and play on All-Star and just grind through. I find it easier than the Showdowns and I just get a lead then set my controller down and come back and pitch, repeat.

    usually only play online with teams/players that I grind affinity for
     
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  13. The Hebrew Husker

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    Has anyone gone 12-0 in battle royal and gotten the reward?
     
  14. whiteboy

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    When you lock in a card (like for Mantle, or the HR Derby Griffey Jr card) it becomes non-sellable. Last year you could quick sell non-sellable cards. Diamonds are 5k, Golds 1k. This year you can only quick sell sellable cards or duplicates.
     
  15. Willpépé

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    I’ve gone 1 and 2, not sure if that counts as 12 though?

    Joking, currently 5-0. Read a thing on reddit about this and I think it holds true. For the draft you want to target diamond RP. Supposedly they get their health back quickly and you can ride RP for the duration. Been experimenting and I’d much rather use a mid 70s bat over a mid 70s pitcher.
     
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  16. The Hebrew Husker

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    I swear anytime I try to get on right after work (around 4:30-5:00pm CST) the game won’t let me connect to the servers. It makes no sense.
     
  17. The Hebrew Husker

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    Ive heard this too but never actually tried it lol
     
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  18. Willpépé

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    Not that anyone cares but attempted two stage one affinity things today. NL West, did all the shit or attempted to, went in 5-15 and lost took like 2-3 hours. I then went into Central, drafting just for the showdown, so bats only. Went in 0-15 and faced Hader. I was down 11-15 on my last out hit a couple homers to tie and then homered with Matt Carpenter to win it. Since he is a RP he was completely out of energy and I had his confidence way down well before 10 outs to go. Ended up with 22 hits off of him. Definitely my method moving forward because it's quick and you're not waiting 30 minutes for fucking menus to load. I also definitely think I could get him gassed sooner next time with some more patience and not cut it as close.

    Finally, last tip of the day, if you are experiencing troubles hitting, change your angle or distance to the TV/monitor. I was absolute garbage before I made that adjustment. At this point I'm not sure if it's being dead center on the TV or if backing up a foot helped. So strange.
     
  19. The Hebrew Husker

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    I’ve only tried it for one weekend, but I used my monitor and I felt like it really helped. I don’t even think it was really the lag, it was just a smaller screen and I was able to basically look directly at it. Compared to my TV where even if I sit “square” there’s still a majority of it that’s above eye level.
     
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  20. dblplay1212

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    He k'd 19 times

    I k'd 7 times

    He had 7 hits

    I had 1

    He won 1-0 on a wild pitch that was in the dirt and somehow bounced into the stands and his man at 2b was allowed to score.

    I hate this fucking game.
     
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  21. Boom TittyMilk

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    I would have either thrown my controller or just laughed uncontrollably at that situation.

    holy shit.
     
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  22. dblplay1212

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    My wife told me I need to take it less seriously. I told her she needs to go to bed.
     
  23. Boom TittyMilk

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    We all know how that goes in your household.
     
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  24. The Hebrew Husker

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    I feel like overall the game is solid and fun to play, but those times the game decides to piss me off it’s a 0 to 100 situation. No in between.
     
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  25. dblplay1212

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    Haha exactly. After the ball in the dirt into the stands in the 1st to put me down 1-0, I knew how it was going. I should have turned it off. Everything he put in play was a hit. One was a super weak chopper to the right side that should have been a double play. Nope, it bounced over my 1b and 2b behind him and rolled into right field. Thankfully G is at my mom's bc the "FUCK YOU GAME!" would have woke her up and that would have gone poorly.
     
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  26. Willpépé

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    Yup something happens once a day that makes me sit here and repeat:

    I hate this fucking game, I really hate this fucking game.
     
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  27. The Hebrew Husker

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    Wow. Got out to a 3-0 lead, then blew it in 8th, but answered in the bottom to go up 5-3. Top 9 I can’t get an out to save my life I’m getting so pissed he goes up 6-5. Two outs bottom of 9th I go back to back solo shots to win it.

    Will be with my GF’s family this weekend so this seems like a good game to end on for the week.
     
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  28. whiteboy

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    Big content drop today and flash sales going on for opening day. Ducks on the pond for another 30 minutes at 15K. Just pulled 97 Chapman who is normally 150+. Normally I would probably sell him but I think I'm going to hold him and see how good he is. If I don't like him, I'll sell him later.
     
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  29. Willpépé

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    Is the sale already over?
     
  30. whiteboy

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    Yeah but there's supposed to be another tomorrow according to the main page. It was 2-5pm (central) with a different pack every hour. First two were HRD packs and then the DOTP the last hour. No clue what it might be tomorrow, but the prices were good. 10K for HRD pack when the bottom tier guys had been selling for about 10K. The prices tanked during the sale, but give it a week and they're probably back close to 10K so you're not out a whole lot.
     
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  31. Willpépé

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    How is real baseball going to impact the market? What should I be aware of or any other considerations? How often will the players be updated or what was the frequency in the past? Any other words of wisdom.
     
  32. The Hebrew Husker

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    I think it’s updated weekly. Not sure how it will work this year though with so many diamond cards out already.

    Usually seemed like the flippers would just buy lower rated cards they expected to have huge boosts after a guy gets hot.
     
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  33. whiteboy

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    Yeah it's updated every week or two. I don't think it really impacts the market too much other than some borderline live series cards. So you'll see people load up on cards right below the next level up (74, 79, 84, etc.) trying to buy the cards cheap and then when they upgrade to gold or diamond or whatever, it's guaranteed profit. But the high end cards most people use probably won't be affected too much imo.

    I will say that inside edge is fun. It doesn't really impact the current event or ranked seasons since no one is using live series cards there, but BR and I even noticed in showdown this morning it gave some guys a big boost. Live series cards get boosts or deductions for the day based on real life matchups. So yesterday Trout was facing a righty and he had a big contact/power boost to his vs righty stats. But guys facing someone like Verlander or DeGrom would most likely have deductions.
     
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  34. Willpépé

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    Thanks I had no idea what the hell that meant. I saw it all day yesterday while playing showdown.

    I still can’t beat Mariano and it’s really pissing me off. Finished 15-15 starting with only two runs. Lost 15-12 starting with 8 runs.

    I went straight off draft into the new one and finished with 12. Hard as hell to homer off him as well.
     
  35. The Hebrew Husker

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    If using a live series card in Ranked does inside edge impact it?
     
  36. scatman duse

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    Yes
     
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  37. pianoman

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    The sixth inning showdown is a cake walk. No idea if they got feedback that said to make the pitchers throw more strikes but that was the easiest showdown this year as 80%+ of the pitches in all matchups were strikes.
     
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  38. bwi2

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    Maddux throws like 50% hanging curves and changes too, and about 80% in two strike counts. Once you get the timing done it’s game over.

    Also, you face zero LHP
     
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  39. Willpépé

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    Made the Pennant Race on ranked and holy shit you actually get a good card. All lower 90 diamonds but I’ll take it.

    took Witt, KC prospect because I’m trying to collect those next. Some are absurdly priced but getting there slowly.
     
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  40. dblplay1212

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    Inside edge impact? What does that mean?
     
  41. bwi2

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    Every day live series cards get boosts or downgrades (I’ve seen up to five points each way) based on the day’s matchup - i.e. if Trout is going up against a weak right hander, his stats against RHPs will get a boost. This is temporary and limited to the handedness of the opposing starter or the handedness of the batters that drive the pitcher’s boosts or downgrade, and is in addition to the (I believe) weekly live series changes by which cards can change ratings (so like next week, gold 84 Stanton is looking like a good bet to become an 85-87 diamond card).
     
  42. Willpépé

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    Okay yeah that’s an easy showdown. My second run but first one I went in with 0 runs. My team was absolutely fucking loaded going into the final. Also Soto is an absolute beast for me. Hit at least 7 homers with him throughout the run. Homer and a double in the final.
     
  43. Willpépé

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    Pulled a Max today from a guaranteed silver pack this morning. That was nice.
     
  44. The Hebrew Husker

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    Finally back in action going to chip away at the 6th inning showdown over lunch.

    Also got Yelich in that free diamond pack and can’t sell him so adding him to my bench because why not
     
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  45. dblplay1212

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    Yelich rakes. I have the 88 or 89 overall one and he can hit. He's my 2nd lefty off the bench after Reggie.
     
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  46. Boom TittyMilk

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    Free diamond pack you say??
     
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  47. bwi2

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    Yes, claim it in packs. 85-89.
     
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  48. The Hebrew Husker

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    Yep that’s what I got. He’s a 92 today too because of that “inside edge” thing.
     
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  49. Willpépé

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    So I finally beat Mariano's ass but now I feel like I need 1000 ABs to be able to hit with right handed hitters between that challenge and the 6th inning.
     
  50. The Hebrew Husker

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    Probably due to not playing for a few days but holy hell I can’t hit at all in the 6th inning showdown. Will try again tomorrow.