@Dolenz said in Horrible presentation of franchise:
Huh? I acquired the best team I have ever been able to acquired in DD in the 2019 version and I played a total of maybe 3 Battle Royale games. Between the Conquest Maps and the Moments this past year was the easiest year of all to enjoy DD offline.
I don't like Moments since
- The overwhelming majority don't involve my DD team
- They're isolated and inorganic do-this-and-nothing-else tasks. I don't find that satisfying
Conquest, no matter how many maps get added, is nothing but three-inning road games. I don't like three-inning games, let alone exclusively away ones where I have zero use for my stadium cards and never see my home uniforms.
Play vs. CPU is largely pointless because the only tangible things you can accomplish are the uninteresting background tasks that are XP, program stars and TA innings. There's no challenge, no excitement in accruing those compared to most of the stat missions of 17 and 18.
What I want is something that's more like an offline counterpart to Ranked Seasons - one with proper nine-inning games that is also a longer-term marathon the way a real baseball season is.
I agree with everything you said. I don't care how much of a grind it is. I still hate online play. Especially in sports games. So building this team is pretty much pointless, because it's just playing boring 3 inning games against CPU. the options for offline, they just aren't fun. A season mode would be fun. Especially if we can invite our friends or something.