Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies

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This thread is intended for those of you who are new to Diamond Dynasty! Maybe after watching the the Diamond Dynasty stream on Saturday you were a little overwhelmed with all the information provided?

Well I am going to list a strategy for Players who are new to Diamond Dynasty in hopes of making your experience as seamless as possible while also providing a way to start creating your Dream Team from day 1!

Now real quick as the Devs have mentioned Diamond Dynasty is a team of your favorite players that you get to create/build from scratch! Below I am going to mention Tips,Tricks and strategies that will give you an opportunity to get your team going down the right path!

Now these tips,tricks and strategies are based off of information received from the streams up to this point from the Developers and some are based off of my experience with the mode.

#1 -First and foremost DO NOT feel like you have to jump into Ranked seasons right away! (Explanation to follow)

#2- Dynamic Difficulty this one is huge for new users and new Diamond Dynasty players! Dynamic Difficulty can be thought of as an "Evaluation" of what your skill level is each time this is used. Why is this important? Well when you start doing moments or challenges, i think it is great to know what level you are comfortable playing at. Which in turn will allow you to get the maximum amount of rewards at that time until you get better or more familiar with the game!

Where is Dynamic Difficulty setting available? The place i am going to talk about is March to October or also referred to as M2O! Now you are thinking "he is talking about M2O?" What does this have to do with Diamond Dynasty? It has alot to do with several aspects of how to get content for Diamond Dynasty! By playing M2O regardless what team you choose you will be earning Team affinity points, XP. and Program Points! All of these methods are affiliated with Diamond Dynasty one way or another.

M20 on average takes about 18 hours to get to the end of season. With the new reward gates implemented this year, if you complete a full season with a team your chances of earning 30 to 50 team affinity points in one season is greatly increased due to the Dynamic Difficulty setting.

But wait M2O is repeatable! So for the sake of conversation i will use the Nationals as an example. Lets say you play a season with the Nats and you didn't make it all the way to the post season Well based off of your performance there is still a good chance to earn 20-25 Team affinity points! That is huge! Why? Because at 25 team affinity points for every Team in MLB the show is a gold Prospect card ready to be implemented into your Diamond Dynasty Squad!

Now comes the repeatable part of the the mode! You set your difficulty to Dynamic again it is going to "Evaluate" your progression as the season goes. It's your second time around, chances of you knowing what to expect and perhaps finish at a higher difficulty reward increases simply because you chose "Dynamic Difficulty". So lets say you finish with 25 points again for the season! Well guess what 25 + 25 = Face of the Franchise Diamond player to put on your squad. But that isn't all because in between the player rewards you will also notice 4 packs that contain 4 players for that team specific and one item in each pack. So by reaching level 50 in team affinity per team you will have aquired approximately 18 players for that specific team.

With all that gameplay in lets say 2 days worth of playing maybe 3 not only did you get approx get 18 players for that team you have earned a nice little chunk of XP and program points just for playing 1 mode which also unlocks amazing rewards to place on your team!!

#3- Is a real quick and easy tip! Every year for the past 4 or 5 years maybe longer the developers have an area where you can earn quick XP just by simply collecting simple things like for instance 5 left fielders for 300 xp! I recommend doing each one of these, and before you know it you have unlocked the first pack in the XP program.

#4- 1rst time Free Entries to battle Royal and Showdown! Use this as an opportunity to get your feet wet in the modes. Battle Royal entry you will get a MLB 20 pack at minimum as a reward. And you never know that free entry could be the 12-0 run that leads to whole other slew of rewards. But keep expectations of yourself low so not to get disappointed b/c even the best players in the world do not go 12-0 every time!

Showdown Entry it has been said by the developers that the first one is going to be easy so take the opportunity to get the most out of each level and discover perks and use it to your advantage. Again a chance for XP, stubs, program points, and a player reward at the end that again can be placed on your Diamond Dynasty Squad.

Ok so now you have played for a few days you have unlocked some cards for your squad you have a decent playable team!

#5- Conquest- This mode is really good mode for various reasons but mostly people like it for the hidden rewards. Conquest is a mode where you play 3 inning games and they are turn based. A great strategy to use here is build your team with players that include the team or teams you are working towards to unlock in Team Affinity.

But another strategy that you can use in Conquest especially with the changes this year with pitcher energy is approach it like Battle Royal and maybe set your lineup with the same structure as the Battle Royal lineup structure.

So this was a little longer than i expected it it to be so my apologies. But if you rinse and repeat these tips and strategies in 2 weeks time you possibly could have a team built and ready to go dive into Ranked seasons and see how you fair! But again i cannot stress enough how important Dynamic Difficulty can help you become a better player just by simply setting it it as your Difficulty setting and getting evaluated every time you play M2O.

Hope this helps you new players and I wish you lots of luck and remember it is all about having fun most of all!!

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Grizz you’re a better community manager than... the community manager. Get this guy on the payroll Tips.

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Wow man... you put a lot of work into this

That's awesome

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I really wanted to hate this because it came from you, but this is actually awesome and I think DD newcomers will get a lot from it. Good work, man 🦄

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I didn't know BR and showdown were free. That's HUGE

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@MrGamebred said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

I didn't know BR and showdown were free. That's HUGE

Pretty sure it's just the 1st entry of the year that is free and it'll cost 1500 stubs to enter after that for the rest of the year.

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@raesONE said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

Pretty sure it's just the 1st entry of the year that is free and it'll cost 1500 stubs to enter after that for the rest of the year.

Okay, that makes sense. It felt a little too good to be true, appreciate it man.

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@raesONE said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

@MrGamebred said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

I didn't know BR and showdown were free. That's HUGE

Pretty sure it's just the 1st entry of the year that is free and it'll cost 1500 stubs to enter after that for the rest of the year.

Showdown either?

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@Xien_Nano said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

@raesONE said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

@MrGamebred said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

I didn't know BR and showdown were free. That's HUGE

Pretty sure it's just the 1st entry of the year that is free and it'll cost 1500 stubs to enter after that for the rest of the year.

Showdown either?

Not sure about that one, because it's a new feature

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@raesONE said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

@Xien_Nano said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

@raesONE said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

@MrGamebred said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

I didn't know BR and showdown were free. That's HUGE

Pretty sure it's just the 1st entry of the year that is free and it'll cost 1500 stubs to enter after that for the rest of the year.

Showdown either?

Not sure about that one, because it's a new feature

Pretty sure they said in the stream that Showdown is free the first time, then you have to pay stubs to play, Like BR

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Hello,
I Pre-ordered the digital deluxe edition. A few noob questions:

  1. Should I sell all diamonds on early release night or should I wait until Tuesday for the regular release? (Looking for max stubs)

  2. Would you sell your diamonds or use them for you Diamond Dynasty teams? (I’m in it for the long run and don’t care if I have a crappy team early on)

Thanks!

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@DrYoshi818 said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

Hello,
I Pre-ordered the digital deluxe edition. A few noob questions:

  1. Should I sell all diamonds on early release night or should I wait until Tuesday for the regular release? (Looking for max stubs)

  2. Would you sell your diamonds or use them for you Diamond Dynasty teams? (I’m in it for the long run and don’t care if I have a crappy team early on)

Thanks!
in the early release period you will have those that compete for 1st to complete the collection, demand on launch day should be just as high so you can't go wrong either way.

I'm gonna sell everything thing I can (and maybe buy packs with the bonus stubs-depending on the market, values even on bronze/silver will not be higher, then buy back to start collection in a couple weeks when prices come down.

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Bump, This thread was created last year but thought could be helpful to people new to ths show. Granted some of what i mention in op won't be relavant but maybe give you an idea what to expect. 🙂

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I played a lot of M2O because of TA. But I played it on rookie, which gave you 40 points in case you win World series.
Why is it better to play on Dynamic difficulty? Just to improve your game or is it faster play regular season twice?

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@foresticek_psn said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

I played a lot of M2O because of TA. But I played it on rookie, which gave you 40 points in case you win World series.
Why is it better to play on Dynamic difficulty? Just to improve your game or is it faster play regular season twice?

Dynamic difficulty will progress your rewards automatically based on how you play. If set to rookie, rookie rewards is what you will get.

Dynamic difficulty will reward you for level you reach. Think of dynamic diff as an evaluation throughout season. Hope this helps. 🙂

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Ok, I'm gonna try it in 21, thanks

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@foresticek_psn said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

Ok, I'm gonna try it in 21, thanks

I think veteran was the most bang for your buck, even for less skilled players. I won the WS every time I did it (3 x) on veteran as a first year player who was pretty bad. I think it gave 60 or so TA points and took approx 7 hours (not sure where the OP got 18 hours, that's crazy talk).

I think the increases pasts veteran weren't as significant to justify the potential of missing Ws and those associated points. But if it was a sure thing, then go for it. Although, doing it on HOF or Legend probably wasn't the move if you're just going for TA. If you can win the WS every time on HOF then you probably aren't having trouble with showdown if TA was your goal

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I wasn't so much confident to do it even on veteran in the start of 20. Now I can beat veteran reguralry, so this could be the way.
But first I'm gonna try, how far I can go with that dynamic difficulty

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@tdizzle00 said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

@foresticek_psn said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

Ok, I'm gonna try it in 21, thanks

I think veteran was the most bang for your buck, even for less skilled players. I won the WS every time I did it (3 x) on veteran as a first year player who was pretty bad. I think it gave 60 or so TA points and took approx 7 hours (not sure where the OP got 18 hours, that's crazy talk).

I think the increases pasts veteran weren't as significant to justify the potential of missing Ws and those associated points. But if it was a sure thing, then go for it. Although, doing it on HOF or Legend probably wasn't the move if you're just going for TA. If you can win the WS every time on HOF then you probably aren't having trouble with showdown if TA was your goal

Don't even know where to start to respond to this.

Dynamic difficulty will recognize the difficulty you are playing at, so if he is playing at veteran level he will still get veteran level rewards. But if he sets it to dynamic and finishes on all star he will get all star rewards. Which is significantly higher by up to approx. 7 TA points per per reward gate.

As far as me saying 18 hrs that was based off of 2 things really.

1rst dynamic diificulty if you reach HOF or Legend then common sense dictates the game will be harder and obviouly take longer.

2nd reason is that it was pointed out in the developer stream that it could take between 12 to 18 hour to complete.

Now if it takes you 7 hrs to complete on veteran and lets say 14 hours on dynamic? And the person playing on dynamic lets say reaches HOF the person playing on dynamic is going to get HOF rewards immediately.

Whereas the person playing on veteran will have to play through twice to reach same level of rewards as the dynamic difficulty player which equates to 7hrs on veteran time 2 playthroughs equal 14 hrs to get same rewards dynamic difficulty did in 1 playthrough.

And again Dynamic can be used as a tool for the player to see what level of gameplay suits them. So not sure why you referred to it as crazy talk but i hope this clears thing up for you. 🙂

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@foresticek_psn said in Day 1 New Player Tips and Strategies:

I wasn't so much confident to do it even on veteran in the start of 20. Now I can beat veteran reguralry, so this could be the way.
But first I'm gonna try, how far I can go with that dynamic difficulty

Dynamic will actually start you off on beginner diff. i think and just progress you automatically. Beginner or rookie. 🙂