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The removal of a lot of rewards and increased grind for XP mean that they want you to BUY BUY BUY stubs...I was hoping SDS was better than this

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Or just PLAY PLAY PLAY the game. Also I'm sure they don't want everyone having a ridiculous amount of stubs like last year to the point every new card got released they immediately had hundreds of million stub buy orders. There will also be more of each 'rare' card in circulation since you can get them from accumulative wins ad well as reaching certain tiers.

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@doihearbossmusic said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

The removal of a lot of rewards and increased grind for XP mean that they want you to BUY BUY BUY stubs...I was hoping SDS was better than this

No reason to buy. I've played for about 6 hours so far and have already been able to aquire all the 42 pre-order cards. Just gotta know how to make stubbs and of course how to grind effectively.

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@doihearbossmusic said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

The removal of a lot of rewards and increased grind for XP mean that they want you to BUY BUY BUY stubs...I was hoping SDS was better than this

It's pretty clear they analyzed how many cards were in circulation last year and it was just too many. I remember my binders being STUFFED to the point where I couldn't even take the time to sell the cards on the market. Everyone exchanged their way through TA for the second half and like others have said, every card had 1M stub orders cuz people didn't know what to do with stubs.

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@jiggidyjj_psn said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@doihearbossmusic said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

The removal of a lot of rewards and increased grind for XP mean that they want you to BUY BUY BUY stubs...I was hoping SDS was better than this

No reason to buy. I've played for about 6 hours so far and have already been able to aquire all the 42 pre-order cards. Just gotta know how to make stubbs and of course how to grind effectively.

Please share how because I did that on Friday and got no where close

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Have to disagree. I've been grinding division Conquests and have pulled Tatis, Betts, diamond Donaldson and a few other diamonds from the reward packs and bundles. Jump into conquest if you have not.

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@madderbumgarner said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Have to disagree. I've been grinding division Conquests and have pulled Tatis, Betts, diamond Donaldson and a few other diamonds from the reward packs and bundles. Jump into conquest if you have not.

I haven’t pulled one diamond. Must be nice.

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I like what they did. Made top end cards a attainable for grinders and they balance the market by slowing down some other reward. I’m fine with it

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@nymets1987_psn said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@jiggidyjj_psn said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@doihearbossmusic said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

The removal of a lot of rewards and increased grind for XP mean that they want you to BUY BUY BUY stubs...I was hoping SDS was better than this

No reason to buy. I've played for about 6 hours so far and have already been able to aquire all the 42 pre-order cards. Just gotta know how to make stubbs and of course how to grind effectively.

Please share how because I did that on Friday and got no where close

Couple easy ways. Got to conquest and just take the squares to find the hidden packs. You do not need to play a single game. There was also a great post where you can buy the FA collection with commons for 5 -10 stubs and the reward is 10k stubs plus packs. Lastly flip uniforms right now.

Sell everything except 42 cards and 90 plus live series diamonds. Do not sell now or quick sell. Go to the market and sell for the highest bid.

Grind the showdown to complete TAs. Complete a TA before you move to another one. Lots of good rewards there and get better as you move up.

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Thus far I am not a fan of the new rewards system. I'd rather have the XP path and have Innings tracked separately. Ultimately everybody has lost out on rewards due to them converting it into a single seasonal program.

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@ikasnu_psn said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Thus far I am not a fan of the new rewards system. I'd rather have the XP path and have Innings tracked separately. Ultimately everybody has lost out on rewards due to them converting it into a single seasonal program.

Just you. I think its fine and like it.

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@kovz88 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Or just PLAY PLAY PLAY the game. Also I'm sure they don't want everyone having a ridiculous amount of stubs like last year to the point every new card got released they immediately had hundreds of million stub buy orders. There will also be more of each 'rare' card in circulation since you can get them from accumulative wins ad well as reaching certain tiers

What happens if you face someone with Soriano, Chipper and Ortiz? Even if you have all the 42 cards you are not gonna beat someone who has spent tons of money on the game.

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@theshow21jays_mlbts said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@kovz88 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Or just PLAY PLAY PLAY the game. Also I'm sure they don't want everyone having a ridiculous amount of stubs like last year to the point every new card got released they immediately had hundreds of million stub buy orders. There will also be more of each 'rare' card in circulation since you can get them from accumulative wins ad well as reaching certain tiers

What happens if you face someone with Soriano, Chipper and Ortiz? Even if you have all the 42 cards you are not gonna beat someone who has spent tons of money on the game.

You will if they can't hit.

I could play any of the top 50 in the game with a God squad while they had a silver team and they would win every time vs me. Why? Because those players can hit almost everything.

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@aaronjw76_psn said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@theshow21jays_mlbts said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@kovz88 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Or just PLAY PLAY PLAY the game. Also I'm sure they don't want everyone having a ridiculous amount of stubs like last year to the point every new card got released they immediately had hundreds of million stub buy orders. There will also be more of each 'rare' card in circulation since you can get them from accumulative wins ad well as reaching certain tiers

What happens if you face someone with Soriano, Chipper and Ortiz? Even if you have all the 42 cards you are not gonna beat someone who has spent tons of money on the game.

You will if they can't hit.

I could play any of the top 50 in the game with a God squad while they had a silver team and they would win every time vs me. Why? Because those players can hit almost everything.

If you have a god squad currently a lot of those players come from collections. The collections are behind a paywall. If you are no money spent you are not completing the collections this early in the year. The XP Reward path provided a lot of no money spent players with a god squad. Now you have to finish collections to get one which will cost tons of money.

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@doihearbossmusic said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

The removal of a lot of rewards and increased grind for XP mean that they want you to BUY BUY BUY stubs...I was hoping SDS was better than this

Better than wanting their company to make money?...no one is forcing you to buy

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@theshow21jays_mlbts said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@aaronjw76_psn said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@theshow21jays_mlbts said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@kovz88 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Or just PLAY PLAY PLAY the game. Also I'm sure they don't want everyone having a ridiculous amount of stubs like last year to the point every new card got released they immediately had hundreds of million stub buy orders. There will also be more of each 'rare' card in circulation since you can get them from accumulative wins ad well as reaching certain tiers

What happens if you face someone with Soriano, Chipper and Ortiz? Even if you have all the 42 cards you are not gonna beat someone who has spent tons of money on the game.

You will if they can't hit.

I could play any of the top 50 in the game with a God squad while they had a silver team and they would win every time vs me. Why? Because those players can hit almost everything.

If you have a god squad currently a lot of those players come from collections. The collections are behind a paywall. If you are no money spent you are not completing the collections this early in the year. The XP Reward path provided a lot of no money spent players with a god squad. Now you have to finish collections to get one which will cost tons of money.

It’s early, there is a player program coming out tomorrow. You’re probably a couple days away from the first inning boss which will help level the playing field.

Tomorrow, the non-preorder crowd jumps in. Go after your wins in the event/rs to get the smoltz, miggy, and your choice of prince, sandberg, and Ryan.

You won’t have a god squad, but it will be serviceable. These rewards will help close the gap.

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@themadhatter711 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@theshow21jays_mlbts said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@aaronjw76_psn said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@theshow21jays_mlbts said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@kovz88 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Or just PLAY PLAY PLAY the game. Also I'm sure they don't want everyone having a ridiculous amount of stubs like last year to the point every new card got released they immediately had hundreds of million stub buy orders. There will also be more of each 'rare' card in circulation since you can get them from accumulative wins ad well as reaching certain tiers

What happens if you face someone with Soriano, Chipper and Ortiz? Even if you have all the 42 cards you are not gonna beat someone who has spent tons of money on the game.

You will if they can't hit.

I could play any of the top 50 in the game with a God squad while they had a silver team and they would win every time vs me. Why? Because those players can hit almost everything.

If you have a god squad currently a lot of those players come from collections. The collections are behind a paywall. If you are no money spent you are not completing the collections this early in the year. The XP Reward path provided a lot of no money spent players with a god squad. Now you have to finish collections to get one which will cost tons of money.

It’s early, there is a player program coming out tomorrow. You’re probably a couple days away from the first inning boss which will help level the playing field.

Tomorrow, the non-preorder crowd jumps in. Go after your wins in the event/rs to get the smoltz, miggy, and your choice of prince, sandberg, and Ryan.

You won’t have a god squad, but it will be serviceable. These rewards will help close the gap.

What would be the fastest way to complete collections? I'm going after Piazza and Prince for the 1st Inning and World Series rewards.

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Credit card. Otherwise flipping, which I have really done this year.

Start with the easiest teams/divisions. For example, the NL/AL central are the easiest divisions, but will give you the lowest rewards. Still, a 93 Bob Feller will get a lot of people out.

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@themadhatter711 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Credit card. Otherwise flipping, which I have really done this year.

Start with the easiest teams/divisions. For example, the NL/AL central are the easiest divisions, but will give you the lowest rewards. Still, a 93 Bob Feller will get a lot of people out.

I don't really know what to flip. I have seen some people doing gold uniforms, gold players, silver players and bronze players. What would be the best to flip currently?

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@theshow21jays_mlbts said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

@themadhatter711 said in SDS going the route of EA and 2K:

Credit card. Otherwise flipping, which I have really done this year.

Start with the easiest teams/divisions. For example, the NL/AL central are the easiest divisions, but will give you the lowest rewards. Still, a 93 Bob Feller will get a lot of people out.

I don't really know what to flip. I have seen some people doing gold uniforms, gold players, silver players and bronze players. What would be the best to flip currently?

Meant to say that I haven’t been flipping this year. People are generally reluctant to give out their strategies on this board, as well. Keep in mind with the addition or Xbox, there will be a lot more velocity in the market. I follow the financial markets for my job, and this generally means more liquidity. The better the liquidity generally means the lower the bid-ask spread.

Flipping is usually a volume game in general, but might require even more volume if the spread tightens.