Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?

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So my last post got removed, and probably rightfully so as it was a bit of a bitchfest.....

This does not mean that the core question shouldn't be addressed. SDS streams last year boasted about how you "no longer had to play online as all content can be accessed online or offline" yet the Devs have went back to requiring online play to unlock some of the best cards (prestiges) just like in '17.

I deal with people all day and many times am exhausted, I don't want to come on MLB to relax only to deal with a 14 year old that acts like an 8 year old just so I can work towards a card I want. You've already committed to going towards me being able to relax offline, and pulled the "bait and switch" this year.

@Collin_SDS

Maybe since you have already read this since you're the one that removed the original post you could address it instead of just removing my old post?

P.S. Currently 20-10 in the event, I'm not horrible online, I just rarely enjoy it (unless I've been drinking)

P.P.S. Make the stats needed 3 times what I'd need if I just did it online, just give me an alternative

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I'm not 100% sure, but typically calling out a moderator doesn't have great results.

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@lucas8181 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

I'm not 100% sure, but typically calling out a moderator doesn't have great results.

Well I said nothing derogatory, if he doesn't want to address it that's fine but I didn't break any rules. I just figure since eyes have already been set on the topic maybe some insight could be provided

SDS

I think tying prestige to online play is a good idea. If you play offline, +3 in everything probably isn’t that meaningful anyway.

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Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

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@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

3rd paragraph in his post sums it up.

Edit: as in its not enjoyable, not that he’s scared of 14 year olds. Man I really need to reread things before I hit submit. No offence intended @DrIuigi

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@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

Again I'm 20-10 and when I try to play ranked generally have been able to make WS in the past. Not enjoying does not equal scared.

I also will have eventually played enough online to Prestige both Mantle and Chipper, but that isn't even the point of this post

SDS

Oh sorry I didn't read your entire essay, but if you're not really going to play online then why do you really need to prestige the card

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@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

How can I use Oswalt in event games? DidI? Hanley?

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@nymets1987 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

How can I use Oswalt in event games? DidI? Hanley?

Fair point, i had the switch hitters in mind

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@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Oh sorry I didn't read your entire essay, but if you're not really going to play online then why do you really need to prestige the card

If I played online why would I really need to prestige the card? When you figure out your answer to that question just apply it to my offline play

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@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

@nymets1987 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

How can I use Oswalt in event games? DidI? Hanley?

Fair point, i had the switch hitters in mind

I been using event to help me with some missions but others most need to occur in ranked seasons. I am unsure if there is another way. I am a 400 player so let’s be honest online really isn’t for me so I get his point,

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@DrIuigi said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Oh sorry I didn't read your entire essay, but if you're not really going to play online then why do you really need to prestige the card

If I played online why would I really need to prestige the card? When you figure out your answer to that question just apply it to my offline play

Useful for conquest and again wish there was more ways to use my team offline. I would play extra innings versus cpu controlled user teams but useless.

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@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

That guy seems to be a huge «censored». And yes I censored myself so I can avoid getting banned.

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@Thierry007007 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

@ayman718 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

Are you that scared of playing online? Geez, you can rack up stats pretty fast playing event games

That guy seems to be a huge «censored». And yes I censored myself so I can avoid getting banned.

My bad

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“Play how you want” unless you just want to Prestige a card, then you have to play exactly how we want you to with absolutely no other options.

SDS

I get your complaint, but your reasoning to complain is dumbfounded. Prestige cards are tied to Online stats because that's what the game developers decided to do. What's the point in selling a Ferrari if your gonna sell it for so little that anyone can buy one? Your team doesn't win the World Series, do they deserve the trophy just as much as the team that did win? The accolades that come with it. If you want the best cards in the game go earn them.

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@GixxerRyder750 said in Why are Prestige cards tied to Online stats?:

I get your complaint, but your reasoning to complain is dumbfounded. Prestige cards are tied to Online stats because that's what the game developers decided to do. What's the point in selling a Ferrari if your gonna sell it for so little that anyone can buy one? Your team doesn't win the World Series, do they deserve the trophy just as much as the team that did win? The accolades that come with it. If you want the best cards in the game go earn them.

Well technically the Ferrari was free but to get it turbocharged you have to work at the Ferrari plant to get it instead of working at your own job

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Because offline, you can just abuse the stats and prestige over night.

I like that it’s online only. Makes it more special.

Honestly don’t understand why anyone would even play diamond dynasty if you’re not going to play online.

What’s the point in building a team for offline? There isn’t one.

SDS

I wouldn’t be opposed if it was at least double and stats had to be accumulated AS or higher, maybe even higher than that...

But I mean it is “prestige” which connotes respect and admiration from a great achievement...so it would make sense that would have to be done through competitive online play and there is no prestige that can come from grinding vs the CPU on lower levels (AS probably being included in a lower level)