Coach/Ramone DD Q&A

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https://twitter.com/MLBTheShow/status/1382332814859894785

Highlights:

  • All cards are grindable -- Does this mean No collection rewards?!?
  • "In fact, we've added more ways to earn some of the most difficult cards from previous versions" -- A way to grind BR packs outside of BR?!?
  • No DH in DD "this year"
  • Moments are back and are a "core feature"
  • New Card Art, New card Series, including this one:
  • Same Marketplace for all platforms, all gens.
  • Roster updates remain weekly
  • Attribute updates TBD (weekly or biweekly)
  • No new pre-built stadiums (They're relying on Stadium creators to fill the voids)
  • "The Prestige System has been completely revamped"

and most importantly:

Coach's Last Name is 💎

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Go ahead and start the speculation now: the only other members of 40/40:

Canseco
Bonds
ARod

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  • Moments are back and are a "core feature"

Ewwww

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@savefarris_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

Go ahead and start the speculation now: the only other members of 40/40:

Canseco
Bonds
ARod

Don’t get my hopes up

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We need A Rod

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I agree with SaveFarris about the more ways to earn difficult cards likely referring to BR or World Series cards. There was a decent amount of negativity regarding the long line of 1 million stub orders this past year. I hope they have found a good balance.

I assumed the market would be combined, but that was a constant question on the forum over the past few weeks so I'm glad that cleared things up.

Also, since when can we include pictures within posts?

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You probably always could. I just had to reverse engineer it to figure out how.

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@savefarris_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

Go ahead and start the speculation now: the only other members of 40/40:

Canseco
Bonds
ARod

Arod is the only other one I see possibly being in this years game. I think this will be more of a "club" or milestone series than anything (500 HR club, 3000 H, 300 wins, 3000 k's, triple crown etc

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@the_bad_seed85 said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

  • Moments are back and are a "core feature"

Ewwww

Double ewwww

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@the_dragon1912 said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

@savefarris_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

Go ahead and start the speculation now: the only other members of 40/40:

Canseco
Bonds
ARod

Arod is the only other one I see possibly being in this years game. I think this will be more of a "club" or milestone series than anything (500 HR club, 3000 H, 300 wins, 3000 k's, triple crown etc

I would say you are correct!

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@savefarris_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

https://twitter.com/MLBTheShow/status/1382332814859894785

Highlights:

  • All cards are grindable -- Does this mean No collection rewards?!?
  • "In fact, we've added more ways to earn some of the most difficult cards from previous versions" -- A way to grind BR packs outside of BR?!?
  • No DH in DD "this year"
  • Moments are back and are a "core feature"
  • New Card Art, New card Series, including this one:
  • Same Marketplace for all platforms, all gens.
  • Roster updates remain weekly
  • Attribute updates TBD (weekly or biweekly)
  • No new pre-built stadiums (They're relying on Stadium creators to fill the voids)
  • "The Prestige System has been completely revamped"

and most importantly:

Coach's Last Name is 💎

Imagine if Joe Dimaggio gets a milestone card "56 Game Hit Streak" and he's the final big legend reveal tommorrow / AL Collection reward.

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@savefarris_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

Go ahead and start the speculation now: the only other members of 40/40:

Canseco
Bonds
ARod

Yeah - I suspect it will include 30/30 as well and potentially other milestones as 40/40 by itself wouldn’t have enough cards for a series.

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I don't think that series is just a 40/40 club series to have just 3 or 4 cards I think it's a "club" series so we will see 30/30 guys and 300 strikeouts in a season. The 300 strikeouts in a season could spawn 5 or 6 cards with the active players and legends that are in the game now Kershaw, Mad Max, Verlander, Walter Johnson, Pedro, Feller. That said I think you need some BIG name guys for that series so a Big Unit card for 300K season would be 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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This has huge potential.

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@savefarris_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

All cards are grindable -- Does this mean No collection rewards?!?

Unlikely. I interpret it as there being more ways to make stubs/earn cards. Maybe it they add other ways to earn WS/Flawless rewards (although that kills incentive to work to WS/Flawless outside personal satisfaction). Obviously will need to wait until tomorrow for more deets.

@cdnmoneymaker93 said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

I don't think that series is just a 40/40 club series to have just 3 or 4 cards I think it's a "club" series so we will see 30/30 guys and 300 strikeouts in a season. The 300 strikeouts in a season could spawn 5 or 6 cards with the active players and legends that are in the game now Kershaw, Mad Max, Verlander, Walter Johnson, Pedro, Feller. That said I think you need some BIG name guys for that series so a Big Unit card for 300K season would be 🔥🔥🔥🔥

I think its a milestone/"rare" (or hard to accomplish) feat type club -- similar to what you're noting. A few notibles

40/40 Club (likely only Soriano at this point)
Triple Crown winners (Miggy, Mantle, Ted Williams, Gehrig, Foxx, Hornsby, and a few others)
300 strikeouts in a season (quite a few can be used between current/legends)
300 wins in a career
4HR games
Perfect game throwers? (Cy Young, Catfish Hunter, Dennis Martinez are all in the game and opens a door for quite a few legends -- Randy Johnson, Cone, Wells, Halladay, Felix)

Some other achievements might be like: HR in first career AB (theres quite a few current players), Players who hit for cycle, HR streak (a few had 6+ straight games that are in the game) etc

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Great Thread! Really need my kids to teach me this twitter thingy ma jig contraption! 🙂

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So many W’s

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@savefarris_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

https://twitter.com/MLBTheShow/status/1382332814859894785

Highlights:

  • All cards are grindable -- Does this mean No collection rewards?!?
  • "In fact, we've added more ways to earn some of the most difficult cards from previous versions" -- A way to grind BR packs outside of BR?!?
  • No DH in DD "this year"
  • Moments are back and are a "core feature"
  • New Card Art, New card Series, including this one:
  • Same Marketplace for all platforms, all gens.
  • Roster updates remain weekly
  • Attribute updates TBD (weekly or biweekly)
  • No new pre-built stadiums (They're relying on Stadium creators to fill the voids)
  • "The Prestige System has been completely revamped"

and most importantly:

Coach's Last Name is 💎

All cards are grind able: Doubt they get rid of BR/RS only cards. No way you can grind out if these modes for these cards because it would tank the market. But interested to see what they mean.

Prestige System Revamped: Possible offline stats?

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Yeah, these may be milestone type cards that are seasons worthy of note but did not earn those players actual awards the year they happened.

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@x814xmafia_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

All cards are grind able: Doubt they get rid of BR/RS only cards. No way you can grind out if these modes for these cards because it would tank the market. But interested to see what they mean.

I am of the same mind. They may actually consider winning a BR run grinding. Hard to make assumptions without knowing their definition of grind.

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MOMENTs is a core feature yay said no one ever . They gotta be trolling they know we hate moments

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I wonder if they are going to merge the BR 12-0 and the WS rewards. “Play the modes you want to play. To earn Signature Series Ted Williams, go 12-0 in BR or make World Series in ranked seasons!” For example.

It would help with the scarcity of the BR rewards, at least. And kind of streamline things a little bit. With all the new players I think they are going to continue to encourage the “play the way you want to play” mantra.

Also I think “all cards are grindable” has already been in place, right? You could achieve every card in 20 by just playing (or buy on the market). Technically that was already true. Yes you would have to be a very good player or accumulate a lot of stubs, or both. But it’s still true that every card was achievable

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@dolenz_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

@x814xmafia_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

All cards are grind able: Doubt they get rid of BR/RS only cards. No way you can grind out if these modes for these cards because it would tank the market. But interested to see what they mean.

I am of the same mind. They may actually consider winning a BR run grinding. Hard to make assumptions without knowing their definition of grind.

Yeah. No way they make 12-0 cards available by just playing the CPU. While it would be cool to get those players; that will kill the market and there will be alot of backlash from the players that make their stubs that way.

Guess we'll find out tomorrow.

(Is it bad that I pushed my conference call from 6pm EST to 12pm EST so I can watch the stream without worry of background noise?)

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@tgn848_psn said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

I wonder if they are going to merge the BR 12-0 and the WS rewards. “Play the modes you want to play. To earn Signature Series Ted Williams, go 12-0 in BR or make World Series in ranked seasons!” For example.

It would help with the scarcity of the BR rewards, at least. And kind of streamline things a little bit. With all the new players I think they are going to continue to encourage the “play the way you want to play” mantra.

Also I think “all cards are grindable” has already been in place, right? You could achieve every card in 20 by just playing (or buy on the market). Technically that was already true. Yes you would have to be a very good player or accumulate a lot of stubs, or both. But it’s still true that every card was achievable

Then there will be no reason to do BR . It’s way easier to make WS than go 12-0 so much luck is required where as to make WS is just time consuming.

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@joeythebigboss said in Coach/Ramone DD Q&A:

MOMENTs is a core feature yay said no one ever . They gotta be trolling they know we hate moments

I personally love the idea of moments, and I'd like to parrot another post I saw awhile ago on here in saying that it would be perhaps the coolest thing they could add (outside of stadium creator, which I can't wait for) if when you completed a moment, the game cut to audio/video of the actual moment or something similar. Something to make it seem more important and stress the historical relevancy and pertinence of the moment, which I feel is lacking in the current way moments are presented.