Team Affinity

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I see alot of talk from you guys about unlocking the Future Stars cards....how are you guys progressing so much in the team affinities? I get to 26% and I come to a halt.....are you guys just grinding showdowns for that specific division? Could definitely use some pointers here, my RS team is all of the OG prospects but I would love to upgrade to some of these guys.

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Showdowns day and night my friend

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showdowns by far the most effective way if you can beat them regularly

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I have 4 of the FS Cards- Nolan Jones, Marsh, Graterol, and Rolison. I have stage 1 done on 12 more. I will probably just grind the stage 2 showdowns until I am dome with those before I go back and finish the stage 1s

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Showdown, MTO. And use the-show-zone website to find out the most efficient way to do exchanges. I'm up to 7 FS now and I'm about 10 points away on 3 more

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Once you can get the first 70 points, it’s a breeze to the FS player (AL/NL showdowns are pretty easy - the divisional ones are still a chore). But that’s the best way if you don’t want to dump stubs into exchanges.

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Thats the problem, without the Showdown i can only get like 30 points and i come to a halt....i dont necessarily want to grind each specific teams "hits" or "score x runs with Nationals" cause the reward is so little, but will if i have to.

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Im at the point now i'm just trying to chip away at 76-79 silver cards for exchanges while doing some MTO. Can't beat showdown 1 so, its either exchange or grind through MTO.

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May i ask what 76-79 silver card exchanges do?

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I grind innings when I can. I only play 1-2 RS games per day and hardly work the events at all. I am on my 4th round of the US conquest map. 3 innings X 20 teams X 9 players = 810 innings. As stated above, once you get to 70 points, it is very easy to do the stage 2 showdown.

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@jonblaze2424 said in Team Affinity:

May i ask what 76-79 silver card exchanges do?

The higher the card overall, the higher the exchange value. Silver cards have high exchange value but arent super expensive so you can do exchanges fairly quickly with them. You can do the exchanges cheaper with common and bronze cards but will take much longer because it will take way more cards.

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@Some_Schmuck_22 said in Team Affinity:

I grind innings when I can. I only play 1-2 RS games per day and hardly work the events at all. I am on my 4th round of the US conquest map. 3 innings X 20 teams X 9 players = 810 innings. As stated above, once you get to 70 points, it is very easy to do the stage 2 showdown.

So you just play offline games with said team over and over again and gain points from the innings?

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@jonblaze2424 said in Team Affinity:

May i ask what 76-79 silver card exchanges do?

Doing the exchange rival cards, need 50k in value to get 10 points towards TA. Its repeatable. a 79 silver is worth 4775 value. So 11 of those gives you the 50k you need for 10 points. Roughly 6 to 6.5 k in stubs if you do orders and pick and choose. The 76 overalls give you 2404 value, (half of 79) you'd need twice as man cards as 79, but if you can get them at half price it comes out the same.

You might get a better deal in stubs in the long run on lower overall cards, but you have to buy so much more. General opinion is it takes around 30-40k per team to get to 50 TA points doing exchanges. Some might have found a better method, but i havent come across that yet.

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I suck at showdown, have yet to win any of the more than 20 I have played, so I mainly play offline bs cpu or conquest, and do rival exchanges

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@jonblaze2424 said in Team Affinity:

@Some_Schmuck_22 said in Team Affinity:

I grind innings when I can. I only play 1-2 RS games per day and hardly work the events at all. I am on my 4th round of the US conquest map. 3 innings X 20 teams X 9 players = 810 innings. As stated above, once you get to 70 points, it is very easy to do the stage 2 showdown.

So you just play offline games with said team over and over again and gain points from the innings?

Well, only with teams not reflected in my main squad lineup. At the end of every 3 inning game you get a reward card...the odds of a valuable card increase if you play at All-Star or higher. This helps with trade-ins. When you conquer every square on the map you get a 10 pack bundle. This is also helpful for trade ins. Along the way you knock out the stat missions...Stage 1 stat missions can be done offline.

Also, when I want to play an online game, I'll make sure to first play a conquest game on All-Star or HOF as a warm-up instead of taking BP in practice mode which is something people talked about doing a lot in years past.

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Unfortunately I know absolutely NOTHING about conquest and how it works.....might be time to figure that one out cause it seems there are some decent rewards along the way.

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@jonblaze2424 said in Team Affinity:

Unfortunately I know absolutely NOTHING about conquest and how it works.....might be time to figure that one out cause it seems there are some decent rewards along the way.

Yeah, conquest is worthwhile. I recommend setting up a second lineup. Lineup one is my H2H squad. Lineup 2 is my grind squad. Also, you can mix and match from teams on the grind squad since the innings will accumulate anyway. Currently I have 3 Reds, 2 Cubs, 2 Mariners, and 2 Cardinals on my grind squad.

Also, the CPU will match your rotation order, so I place diamond OVR starters in my rotation and have 2 gold Reds starters and 2 Reds relievers in the pen. I am currently working the pitch 40 innings with Reds stat mission, so when I select a Reds starter the CPU picks either the opposing team's 4th or 5th starter instead of the ace.

There are a lot of videos on youtube about basic conquest strategies. In general, you will want to take out the Rockies 1st and move on the Mariners 2nd. Then you work your way down the West coast teams so no one can be attacking you from the left as you sweep your way East. 'Steal Fans' games suck, but after 3-4 of them (Against the Rox and M's) you shouldn't have to do any more unless yo want to...they are after all just extra innings for the grinding. Leave at least 3 fans in each stronghold which is near a border with another team...you can move them out later as the buffer for each area gets larger.

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@jonblaze2424 said in Team Affinity:

May i ask what 76-79 silver card exchanges do?

Exchanges for TA, silvers get it done more efficiently you need: 79x1, 78x4, 77x6, 76x5,

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@Soucy81 said in Team Affinity:

@jonblaze2424 said in Team Affinity:

May i ask what 76-79 silver card exchanges do?

Doing the exchange rival cards, need 50k in value to get 10 points towards TA. Its repeatable. a 79 silver is worth 4775 value. So 11 of those gives you the 50k you need for 10 points. Roughly 6 to 6.5 k in stubs if you do orders and pick and choose. The 76 overalls give you 2404 value, (half of 79) you'd need twice as man cards as 79, but if you can get them at half price it comes out the same.

You might get a better deal in stubs in the long run on lower overall cards, but you have to buy so much more. General opinion is it takes around 30-40k per team to get to 50 TA points doing exchanges. Some might have found a better method, but i havent come across that yet.

I do bronzes 68-73 and it's around 18-20K per 50 TA pts. It takes longer, but you can put tons of buy orders in and they usually get filled overnight. Way cheaper.

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Gotta just grind showdown. I have 28 of the affinities to 100% and I havent done any inning grinding. It’s also helped me get to prestige 40