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6 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

Classic Mattingly is in the game this year, that's pretty cool. 

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Apologies if this was answered earlier but are all the legends just unlocked at the beginning of the game or do we have to complete challenges to get them?

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How many of us here will have the game? And do you all have PS Plus? We should get a single-elimination tournament going once in awhile for fun with all of us.

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3 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

Apologies if this was answered earlier but are all the legends just unlocked at the beginning of the game or do we have to complete challenges to get them?

If I'm not mistaken they're unlocked in exhibition mode but are locked in Diamond Dynasty where you'd have to earn them. That could have changed but generally that's how they do it. 

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17 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

If I'm not mistaken they're unlocked in exhibition mode but are locked in Diamond Dynasty where you'd have to earn them. That could have changed but generally that's how they do it. 

That works for me if so.

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10 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

1 week until the release!

Has any other info come out lately?

Rickey Henderson has been revealed as another new legend in the game, so that's awesome.

 

9 hours ago, rmc523 said:

Meh......sounds "interesting" I guess.  But if you get a sucky pack, you just suck?

 

9 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

You keep getting players as you complete challenges and earn the in-game currency or you can buy them with real money. Ah lovely micro transactions.

 

9 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

Definitely. You only really can buy stuff if you play that mode, and even then you can enjoy it without paying anything. Other games pile it on.

So you can buy multiple packs - for example, with the Digital Deluxe edition of the game with pre-order, you get 30 standard packs + 1 guaranteed diamond pack (1 flashback from each team, you choose) + 1 classic stadium pack (used in Diamond Dynasty) + 1 gear up choice pack (equipment, used in Diamond Dynasty for a created player [that you work up through missions, caps at 88 overall] or Road to the Show).

You also get a free pack every ninth day you log in. Usually don't get anything in those but it's free, so hey. 

You can also buy stubs for Franchise Mode if you want to use them to increase your team's budget, just throwing that out there. Like 1000 stubs can get you an extra $4M, 5000 stubs gets $20M and so on (I could be wrong on these numbers).

You can also earn stubs through missions in Diamond Dynasty, or just by simply playing the game. Just simply playing the game, gather stubs, do missions, you can buy packs that way or buy players outright from the market.

Some people have actually gotten all their stubs and their players simply by using the market and doing a buy low / sell high method. I've tried it a few times with varying success, usually more success with the lower tier players since people are much more likely to put no second thought to buying a common tier card for 60 stubs than a diamond tier card for 60,000.

 

 

4 hours ago, SonOfJack said:

Apologies if this was answered earlier but are all the legends just unlocked at the beginning of the game or do we have to complete challenges to get them?

So SilverBullet got this out of the way - exhibition modes and home run derby you can use everybody on day one (I did this with Babe Ruth in 18 in a Derby, hit like 75 homers with him in 3 rounds lol - have him be the lowest seed so he always goes first in each round) and Diamond Dynasty you have to unlock or buy them.

They've added a lot (A LOT) of variety in this game. The "first inning" mission (which runs from launch to April 19th) can get you a choice pack at the end of it, with options of Andruw Jones, Cy Young, or Goose Gossage - all diamond cards in the low to mid 90's rating overall. (Yes, Cy Young is in this game!)

They have Team Affinity missions which can be linked to the March to October mode, but can also be done by simply repeating their innings requirement over and over - 250 innings with players from that team - now that adds up with each player from that team you use so say you were working on the Marlins Team Affinity mission, you can use an entire team of Marlins and in a 9 inning game, you get 81 innings done. So essentially, three games (with one going a little into extras) and you get five percent of the mission done. The March to October mode, if you do it successfully on Legend, will get you 60% in one shot.

Honestly, play Diamond Dynasty for fun - you don't have to play anyone online, not required at all - just play the single-player modes, Play vs CPU and Conquest - they're really a lot of fun and Conquest has been a great way to build up teams on a budget (or, really, FREE) the last couple years. In MLB 18, the rewards were a flashback of Cole Hamels, Edgar Martinez, and Luis Gonzalez, and once you completed the map once, they did Conquest Extreme afterwards where you had to go through a bunch of missions using other players you unlocked during the first Conquest runthrough, and then after all THAT is done, you get huge rewards for getting all 30 strongholds in 12 moves or less (which I did eventually ... lol). Those got you some pretty good cards as well. MLB 17 has flashbacks of Curtis Granderson, CC Sabathia, and Reggie Jackson (which is a card I used for the entire year - absolutely raked with that card).

Seriously just give it a try, have some fun! The missions are fun to get done and have no need to pay anything other than the base game to play successfully and enjoy. 😄

Gosh I said a lot in this post, I'm just really excited for the game.

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@Michaelwhat do u know about this team affinity thing? Is it only for DD? I'd be super interested in team specific challenges (play X innings with Marlins players, etc etc) that sounds like I'd love to complete but is there a purpose if I'm not big on DD? Are the rewards only for DD? That's the thing with DD, it's cool but not everyone plays it yet there's so many aspects of the game that's tied to DD it's a little frustrating. There's so many cool sounding things that i never touch because i dont play DD. Is team affinity like this? 

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2 minutes ago, SilverBullet said:

@Michaelwhat do u know about this team affinity thing? Is it only for DD? I'd be super interested in team specific challenges (play X innings with Marlins players, etc etc) that sounds like I'd love to complete but is there a purpose if I'm not big on DD? Are the rewards only for DD? That's the thing with DD, it's cool but not everyone plays it yet there's so many aspects of the game that's tied to DD it's a little frustrating. There's so many cool sounding things that i never touch because i dont play DD. Is team affinity like this? 

Yeah, it's replacing what were the Team Epics in the last couple years which were super grinds and expensive at times, especially in MLB 18 for not-the-best rewards. MLB 17 had good rewards for Team Epics.

Again you could use the stubs earned from those missions in Franchise Mode to add in some funds if needed to sign a player, or to buy equipment for your Road to the Show guy.

Road to the Show looks pretty improved this year too, gotta say.

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10 hours ago, Michael said:

osh I said a lot in this post, I'm just really excited for the game.

Great info. Personally speaking I gave DD a long try last year and I just couldn't get into it. I tried plenty of conquest mode but it wasn't my cup of tea. I'll probably try this year's as well, but I am not expecting to venture into it too much. I prefer realistic rosters instead of a fantasy team roster, like @SilverBullet

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