TA catch up thoughts

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As someone who started late and way behind catching up and grinding TA1.....

No catch-up ladders should be provided. If I want to catch up, I will master the Divisions' showdown

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@MINISTRO787 said in TA catch up thoughts:

Not trying to be "that guy" but I think that's BS for the folks that grinded showdowns and did tons of exchanging for TA1.

Not to be that guy, but you did get those players months before those of us who suck, so its not exactly the same thing.

TA3 has a better Gwynn and Schmidt card than from the collections, i still dont have those, now by the time i get them they are useless due to better versions. Am i complaining, no because i didnt work the market or pay money to have those cards in the 1st week.

Its the same thing as over playing for a card as soon as it drops, you pay more than those who have it later, but you get to use the card longer.

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@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in TA catch up thoughts:

@hoboadam said in TA catch up thoughts:

For those behind in TA, you still can do TA 1 and TA 2 showdowns. There's the catch up.

"They're too hard". Sorry

"I don't want to have to grind 1 and 2 to get to 3". /Facepalm

I have been grinding showdown pretty much exclusively for the last 2-3 weeks work on TA and I'm loving it

Showdown is the best mode added to this game in a long time

I was trying to do showdowns over the weekend for TA2 after losing 15-15, 14-15, 12-15. I gave up.

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@nflman2033 said in TA catch up thoughts:

@MINISTRO787 said in TA catch up thoughts:

Not trying to be "that guy" but I think that's BS for the folks that grinded showdowns and did tons of exchanging for TA1.

Not to be that guy, but you did get those players months before those of us who suck, so its not exactly the same thing.

TA3 has a better Gwynn and Schmidt card than from the collections, i still dont have those, now by the time i get them they are useless due to better versions. Am i complaining, no because i didnt work the market or pay money to have those cards in the 1st week.

Its the same thing as over playing for a card as soon as it drops, you pay more than those who have it later, but you get to use the card longer.

Good point. Yet the catchup thing still comes across as a participation trophy to some folks. No big deal honestly...

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I think people are stuck on the words "catch up". They said in the stream that it is applicable to whatever stage you are on, so that you can get to the end result faster. It's a good thing for everyone.

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@formallyforearms said in TA catch up thoughts:

I think people are stuck on the words "catch up". They said in the stream that it is applicable to whatever stage you are on, so that you can get to the end result faster. It's a good thing for everyone.

Exactly. And it’s not just about people getting to the end of each stage. If they help people move along each TA path more quickly, that means a lot more packs — especially BiaH packs — will be opened, so a lot more golds and diamonds will be reintroduced to the market. Otherwise, we will be eventually need a pack sale or some sort of mass infusion of cards to bring those prices back down to earth.

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@formallyforearms said in TA catch up thoughts:

I think people are stuck on the words "catch up". They said in the stream that it is applicable to whatever stage you are on, so that you can get to the end result faster. It's a good thing for everyone.

Just went back and watched and it was made clear it was a 1 time boost to what ever stage you are in which will be good.

So it could simply end up as a few moments worth 10 points in total so if you are really behind then likely you will still be very behind

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@nflman2033 said in TA catch up thoughts:

My concern isnt the length or difficulty of the catch up moments, its the points. If they add a new moment for 2 points, that isnt exactly going to help. Showdown by far is the best bang for the buck, but you can work your [censored] of for 90 minutes and blow the final boss come away empty handed. Some people are so good they can jump straight to the boss and have 20 points for 1k stubs.

Yesterday i finally had a perfect SD run on the NL west. But man it was touch and go, could have easily lost 3 of them that would have been 6 runs. But since i switched camera angles they have gotten easier. Still most definitely not easy.

My guess is the moments would be 5 but other moments within were 3 and how many per team?

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Every person has a different mode where they are successful.

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@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in TA catch up thoughts:

@formallyforearms said in TA catch up thoughts:

I think people are stuck on the words "catch up". They said in the stream that it is applicable to whatever stage you are on, so that you can get to the end result faster. It's a good thing for everyone.

Just went back and watched and it was made clear it was a 1 time boost to what ever stage you are in which will be good.

So it could simply end up as a few moments worth 10 points in total so if you are really behind then likely you will still be very behind

To me, when they say it's a "catch up" and if they literally mean it will get you to the next stage (from whatever stage you're in), the moments would have to be worth some hefty points. Example: say you haven't done squat with the Marlins yet and you have 0 points toward their TA... if they're going to give you enough points in moments to advance to stage 2 that's a minimum of 70 points in moments to advance. So I don't know if each team will have like 7 moments worth 10 pts each or 10 moments worth 7 each? I'm not sure but I think it'll be something like that. Just my guess...

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Considering I spent a ton to get the first two TA’s completed it would be a slap in the face to all those who completed these

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@Speedy44 said in TA catch up thoughts:

Considering I spent a ton to get the first two TA’s completed it would be a slap in the face to all those who completed these

But it could benefit you too because (depending on how these new moments will work) you may not have to spend a single stub to advance through stage 3.

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@hoboadam said in TA catch up thoughts:

@genopolanco said in TA catch up thoughts:

TAs are just too much of a grind at this point. Especially if you’re only in stage 1 on a lot of teams. Think about how many showdowns you have to do to keep up at this point.

You should have been grinding all along towards the goal.

Same logic for prestige. If someone is a 54 silver, we shouldn't be giving them extra XP for being behind.

Sadly some of us work 8 to 18 hours a day( I am an essential worker). So it is hard to grind T/A. But at the same time I would not ask for it to be made easier.

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@HDTowOp said in TA catch up thoughts:

@hoboadam said in TA catch up thoughts:

@genopolanco said in TA catch up thoughts:

TAs are just too much of a grind at this point. Especially if you’re only in stage 1 on a lot of teams. Think about how many showdowns you have to do to keep up at this point.

You should have been grinding all along towards the goal.

Same logic for prestige. If someone is a 54 silver, we shouldn't be giving them extra XP for being behind.

Sadly some of us work 8 to 18 hours a day( I am an essential worker). So it is hard to grind T/A. But at the same time I would not ask for it to be made easier.

I completely respect that, and thank you for what you do.

I'm only 94 gold and have logged less in game time this year than the last 4 years despite being home more. I get it.

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@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in TA catch up thoughts:

We know they are going to add moments to help people catch up which will apply to what ever stage you are in. What are your thoughts on what these could be?

To me these wont be quick moments I think they will more in line with actually games for example let use the Blue Jays

The moments could be beat the Blue Jays best squad (ala signature teams) in a 9 inning game. Then there would be beat a squad of AL east rivals in a 9 inning game.

The reason I make this case is based on the situation I'm in right now currently I have 14 teams left in stage one so if I move all of then into stage 2 I will get 52k in stubs and 84 TA packs I dont see SDS making these moments super quick just to allow everyone to collect on major stub and packs lots

Didn't they say in the 5th inning stream that the moments would be available at ANY stage of TA? I've assumed that people like us with teams at 100% will be able to do them as well.

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@Garet_Jax82 said in TA catch up thoughts:

@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in TA catch up thoughts:

We know they are going to add moments to help people catch up which will apply to what ever stage you are in. What are your thoughts on what these could be?

To me these wont be quick moments I think they will more in line with actually games for example let use the Blue Jays

The moments could be beat the Blue Jays best squad (ala signature teams) in a 9 inning game. Then there would be beat a squad of AL east rivals in a 9 inning game.

The reason I make this case is based on the situation I'm in right now currently I have 14 teams left in stage one so if I move all of then into stage 2 I will get 52k in stubs and 84 TA packs I dont see SDS making these moments super quick just to allow everyone to collect on major stub and packs lots

Didn't they say in the 5th inning stream that the moments would be available at ANY stage of TA? I've assumed that people like us with teams at 100% will be able to do them as well.

They said whatever stage you are currently in. I just went back and watched it again.

So if you are stage 1 likely will only apply there so one can assume the moments might apply to stage 3 as well

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@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in TA catch up thoughts:

@Garet_Jax82 said in TA catch up thoughts:

@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in TA catch up thoughts:

We know they are going to add moments to help people catch up which will apply to what ever stage you are in. What are your thoughts on what these could be?

To me these wont be quick moments I think they will more in line with actually games for example let use the Blue Jays

The moments could be beat the Blue Jays best squad (ala signature teams) in a 9 inning game. Then there would be beat a squad of AL east rivals in a 9 inning game.

The reason I make this case is based on the situation I'm in right now currently I have 14 teams left in stage one so if I move all of then into stage 2 I will get 52k in stubs and 84 TA packs I dont see SDS making these moments super quick just to allow everyone to collect on major stub and packs lots

Didn't they say in the 5th inning stream that the moments would be available at ANY stage of TA? I've assumed that people like us with teams at 100% will be able to do them as well.

They said whatever stage you are currently in. I just went back and watched it again.

So if you are stage 1 likely will only apply there so one can assume the moments might apply to stage 3 as well

Yea the impression I got was there would be blanket moments with raw point for any stage of TA, so I think it all evens out guys.

But we'll know in 3.5 hours.

Edit: But with that said, I'm stashing a bunch of AL and NL affinity vouchers and not quite completing stage 2s just in case. At this point doing divisional showdowns feels soul crushing tho so hoping for moments for those!

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@hoboadam said in TA catch up thoughts:

@genopolanco said in TA catch up thoughts:

TAs are just too much of a grind at this point. Especially if you’re only in stage 1 on a lot of teams. Think about how many showdowns you have to do to keep up at this point.

You should have been grinding all along towards the goal.

Same logic for prestige. If someone is a 54 silver, we shouldn't be giving them extra XP for being behind.

It’s just not realistic to expect a large majority of people to be able to keep up with it. Anyone who has even 5 teams 100% right now are in the large minority. I didn’t expect a bailout but it also doesn’t surprise me with how much of a grind it is.

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@genopolanco said in TA catch up thoughts:

@hoboadam said in TA catch up thoughts:

@genopolanco said in TA catch up thoughts:

TAs are just too much of a grind at this point. Especially if you’re only in stage 1 on a lot of teams. Think about how many showdowns you have to do to keep up at this point.

You should have been grinding all along towards the goal.

Same logic for prestige. If someone is a 54 silver, we shouldn't be giving them extra XP for being behind.

It’s just not realistic to expect a large majority of people to be able to keep up with it. Anyone who has even 5 teams 100% right now are in the large minority. I didn’t expect a bailout but it also doesn’t surprise me with how much of a grind it is.

This x100. I grinded a TON of division showdowns back when they were still hard to get like 6 teams to 100%. Doing those over and over again, months in, while I have a real job, just isn't something I want to do.

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@Garet_Jax82 said in TA catch up thoughts:

@genopolanco said in TA catch up thoughts:

@hoboadam said in TA catch up thoughts:

@genopolanco said in TA catch up thoughts:

TAs are just too much of a grind at this point. Especially if you’re only in stage 1 on a lot of teams. Think about how many showdowns you have to do to keep up at this point.

You should have been grinding all along towards the goal.

Same logic for prestige. If someone is a 54 silver, we shouldn't be giving them extra XP for being behind.

It’s just not realistic to expect a large majority of people to be able to keep up with it. Anyone who has even 5 teams 100% right now are in the large minority. I didn’t expect a bailout but it also doesn’t surprise me with how much of a grind it is.

This x100. I grinded a TON of division showdowns back when they were still hard to get like 6 teams to 100%. Doing those over and over again, months in, while I have a real job, just isn't something I want to do.

I have them all done and I can guarantee SDS has data that shows the average number done and know they need to make these more available to the majority of their customers.