There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game

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@gun_deezy_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

honestly wouldnt be as bad if collections still gave you XP.

Agreed. But that would only really help you early on. What would you do to get xp for second and third inning programs and so on?

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@easy_duhz_it_ said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

You got 20 days to do it. They probably just want people to space it out. Its not meant to be grinded in a weekend. Ive been playing since Friday and even with all the disconnects, I'm at 175K...and i have a life, a job, etc. At the rate Im gaining, i'll have 350K by Thursday and I'll have the program done by the end of next week.

I'm nowhere near saying I need to do it on first weekend. In my previous post I said I'm at 150k right now. But it's just because I played 30 hours in 3 days... If you have job, family and some other things in your life, you can't play so much everyday. My normal playing time is about 2-4 hours max and I'm not playing everyday

@Born2beWild007_PSN : Yes, you get 1500 xp for 3 inning game. But if you do some math, you need 233 three inning games for 350k. That's 11 games per day. And if we say each game is taking 20 minutes, you are still at 4 hours playing everyday...
I think it't too much and last year was a lot more friendly to normal players with families, jobs and so on.
And here you can't say it's time or money, because you can't buy xp (which I would never do)

You can actually get a lot more XP then I mentioned. You get 1500+ for each win just playing on Veteran's difficulty but yes, it would still be at at least 3 hours a day which for many isn't too bad.
On the other hand we're talking about struggling to get to 350k when you actually need 650 to finish everything. Clearly that, or anything even close is totally impossible at this point.
It would seem one solution would to give us more days.

I haven't played MLB for 3-4 years so much has changed. There must be much more content coming to make 650k achievable? Which I guess would mean downgrading the rewards along the way....

650k is only mean to be achieved by hardcore grinders

Yeah except several people have been given all 650k xp due to some glitch so to be fair , we’re not all on an even playing field.

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Agreed.

They also removed XP from ranked season promotions, as well as took the XP out of the various non-inning-related collections you do.

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Aren't they doing double xp weekend this weekend starting Friday 4/23?

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@gun_deezy_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

honestly wouldnt be as bad if collections still gave you
its ridiculous that you don't get xp for completing collections. the stubs you get for completing collections arent nearly enough to make up for no xp either.

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@rymflaherty_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

  I was a bit frustrated by the xp situation, but now I’m actually more annoyed by the, shut up it’s fine, low iq posts, as it’s not subjective...it’s been objectively proven in this post that it is an insane grind comparative to innings programs the past couple years.

This.

It’s how nearly every thread devolves on this board. Dismissive posts that attack people who are posing questions as being whiners or players that just need to get good.

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If this is the route SDS is going to take to encourage spending, this might be my last year. I have neither the time nor the money to waste on pay to play. Last year was perfect (including stars rather than this unnecessary XP).

Please remedy this SDS for the loyal Show folks.

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Heavily agree. Collections should give out xp too.

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@ikasnu_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

Heavily agree. Collections should give out xp too.

i couldn't believe collections didnt give out xp.

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@wkward83_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@ikasnu_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

Heavily agree. Collections should give out xp too.

i couldn't believe collections didnt give out xp.

I can see why it wasn't as it would not be a fair balance. It would have caused more complaints because the hard-core would get all the xp in week one then complain that they don't collection xp for the next program where others do so easiest way to make everyone happy is not give anyone anything

Parenting 101

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@cdnmoneymaker93_xbl said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@wkward83_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@ikasnu_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

Heavily agree. Collections should give out xp too.

i couldn't believe collections didnt give out xp.

I can see why it wasn't as it would not be a fair balance. It would have caused more complaints because the hard-core would get all the xp in week one then complain that they don't collection xp for the next program where others do so easiest way to make everyone happy is not give anyone anything

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Except collections can only be completed one single time per team.

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I looked at my XP over 4 days, if I average that over the next 17 days, I will get to the end of the First inning program with 5 days to spare. I did not play 24/7. I have played 6 RS games. Some Road to the show when network errors come up. I did HRD last night cause of network errors. I completed 4 or 5 CQ maps including NL West and 42 Jackie Robinson. I completed NL west showdown super easy this year. Finished up the starter showdown. Completed a ton of moments. You do have to have some time to play. Very doable.

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@dbarmonstar_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

I looked at my XP over 4 days, if I average that over the next 17 days, I will get to the end of the First inning program with 5 days to spare. I did not play 24/7. I have played 6 RS games. Some Road to the show when network errors come up. I did HRD last night cause of network errors. I completed 4 or 5 CQ maps including NL West and 42 Jackie Robinson. I completed NL west showdown super easy this year. Finished up the starter showdown. Completed a ton of moments. You do have to have some time to play. Very doable.

Don't forget to consider the 2x xp weekend. I'm not sure how often this will be a thing (once a month? Every weekend?) but its a good time to play and will help.

The XP numbers look high but they are definitely doable. Davis Program which is very simple is something like 35k xp? (or maybe 50k? might be thinking of 1st inning collection). More content will be released for additional ways to get XP.

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@ikasnu_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@cdnmoneymaker93_xbl said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@wkward83_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@ikasnu_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

Heavily agree. Collections should give out xp too.

i couldn't believe collections didnt give out xp.

I can see why it wasn't as it would not be a fair balance. It would have caused more complaints because the hard-core would get all the xp in week one then complain that they don't collection xp for the next program where others do so easiest way to make everyone happy is not give anyone anything

Parenting 101

Except collections can only be completed one single time per team.

That's what I mean if you do it the one time it's only for that program so people would complain come the 3rd inning the aren't getting xp like they did when they did the collections

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@khain24_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@dbarmonstar_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

I looked at my XP over 4 days, if I average that over the next 17 days, I will get to the end of the First inning program with 5 days to spare. I did not play 24/7. I have played 6 RS games. Some Road to the show when network errors come up. I did HRD last night cause of network errors. I completed 4 or 5 CQ maps including NL West and 42 Jackie Robinson. I completed NL west showdown super easy this year. Finished up the starter showdown. Completed a ton of moments. You do have to have some time to play. Very doable.

Don't forget to consider the 2x xp weekend. I'm not sure how often this will be a thing (once a month? Every weekend?) but its a good time to play and will help.

The XP numbers look high but they are definitely doable. Davis Program which is very simple is something like 35k xp? (or maybe 50k? might be thinking of 1st inning collection). More content will be released for additional ways to get XP.

I just play and not worry about the XP. Reading this post yesterday, I looked at my XP last night after I was done playing. I play anywhere from 2-4 hours a night. Weekends are not always easy for me to play. Saturdays my son has his baseball game and spending time with friends or family. If I am home I will play a ton on the weekends. I did not touch the Davis program last night I might do some of that tonight.

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@aaronjw76_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@easy_duhz_it_ said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@aaronjw76_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

As I mentioned previously, If their goal is to control the pace/rate at which people can earn rewards then capping the XP per day makes the most logical sense rather than nerfing the amount of XP you can gain aging various modes.

How would capping it solve anything? Some people may have 6 hours to play over the weekend but no time during the week. They'd basically be telling people "Screw you if you have less time to play during the week".

It would solve the problem of pacing the content if their goal is to make sure people cannot get these cards within 24 hours of them being available. If you only have 6 hours to play in week then you weren't getting a boss anyway.

You'd be surprised how much xp you can get when you're playing the right things. I've been playing since Friday and im a third of the way through the 1st Inning just from doing moments and conquests. They give you a month to do these programs for a reason. Everything is attainable.

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@easy_duhz_it_ said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@aaronjw76_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@easy_duhz_it_ said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

@aaronjw76_psn said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

As I mentioned previously, If their goal is to control the pace/rate at which people can earn rewards then capping the XP per day makes the most logical sense rather than nerfing the amount of XP you can gain aging various modes.

How would capping it solve anything? Some people may have 6 hours to play over the weekend but no time during the week. They'd basically be telling people "Screw you if you have less time to play during the week".

It would solve the problem of pacing the content if their goal is to make sure people cannot get these cards within 24 hours of them being available. If you only have 6 hours to play in week then you weren't getting a boss anyway.

You'd be surprised how much xp you can get when you're playing the right things. I've been playing since Friday and im a third of the way through the 1st Inning just from doing moments and conquests. They give you a month to do these programs for a reason. Everything is attainable.

I think moments is where I got most of my xp

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@allmustfall16 said in There is not enough XP rewarded across the board in this game:

350k in XP to get the 1st inning bosses seems too high. Exchanges this year only offer 300 xp. That can’t be right. How does 300 xp seem right when 350k is the number we have to hit.

I get some people can play this all day and don’t work. But most of us still have jobs. And we still play this a lot.

I’m not asking for anything free. I’m just saying, XP that’s given, doesn’t seem like even close to enough.

The servers are slow. It took me a long time last night just with having to sim parts of conquest. I’ve dropped so many games the last 24 hours. I’m not even trying to play online.

Also, most of us are still waiting on our stubs that were taken from canceled orders.

Most of the regulars know me on here and I wouldn’t bash SDS just to do it. I’m pretty loyal to them and I understand patience. But this weekend has been horrible to be honest.

I really hope they figure it out. But after you’re done fixing the stubs and server issues, please look into XP given. It doesn’t seem like enough at all.

They will add more player programs to this inning which will be able to collect for free and earn additional xp. I think the Eric Davis program was like 30k xp? It'll be attainable.

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It would honestly eliminate 90% of the complaints about xp rate if SDS just stopped being stubborn and eliminated the time limit. I feel like most people who play DD have no problem with a long grind, but they hate the pressure of racing a clock. I know I'd be much less likely to get burned out and quit playing halfway through the year like I usually do if I were able to just relax and complete stuff at my own pace.

There's a fine line between a grind that makes people want to play as often as possible and making it feel like a second job, and I think the current way of doing things has nudged the game dangerously close to the wrong side of that line.

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Agreed but I haven't played any BR, RS or events yet to see how much XP I get from it. I had to turn the game off last night because it was taking 2 minutes to sim one conquest game.

I'd also love to get my 13k stubs or so I lost on pre-order launch too. Not that it's a big deal, but it's the principle. I feel bad for folks that like hundreds of thousands of stubs!