Offline content? Not so much.

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I finally woke up in the middle of the night to check the game out.

Mini Seasons looks cool. Great addition.

Otherwise, we have an innings program and a few repeat conquests. Team Affinity is truly gone. Not changed, gone. They made the innings program more interactive but this game is missing a huge chuck of offline content.

I do think Online content looks more inviting to the offline player, but wow...it's just so disappointing.

Before you all jump on here and argue which is welcome of course, my main beef is not that you can't get all the cards. I'm sure in time we will be able to get all of them. But they reduced the grindable content by a vast margin. Instead of 6 huge rewards paths for Team Affinity, 1 huge innings reward path + the daily moments reward path(again, not focused on the rewards part, but the path...the grindable content) and reduced it all to 1 that's shorter than the innings program. Plus, there doesn't look to be weekly moments and there's no section for monthly programs, maybe those will be in other programs?

I'm hoping in the coming weeks we get "other programs" to supplement what's missing, but for now....this is basically a much smaller version of last year's game.

Most of you know, I'm really not a negative poster. I'm still hoping I'm proven wrong. If Mini Seasons turns out to be a ton of fun and time consuming, I'd happily walk back these comments. It also remains to be seen what featured programs are on the horizon.

Anyway, I know nobody asked...I'm hoping to jump in here in the coming days and weeks and say I'm wrong, but thus far I'm just mourning the loss of my favorite program.

And no, I don't take this all too seriously. Of course there are bigger problems in life than a lack of video game content. But I was hoping to be a hermit and grind The Show all weekend but there isn't much to do.

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To me it seems less overwhelming which is nice so far. I can focus on kinda having fun, grinding the USA conquest and Mini Seasons will take a while.

It seems like "quality" over "quantity". If we could get all 30 TA cards, most would sit in collections. You can only use so many. That's my positive spin!

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I think you may be underestimating what mini seasons will have to offer. That will account for your team build lineups and encourage it for missions. We will have about the same amount of total conquest maps. We will still have topps now/monthly awards. We might have less moments in general but that isn't necessarily a Bad thing. There are two types of people that don't like the changes as of now, new in 21 and thinks SDS is turning to EA, and either opinion is fine, but just wait it out a little bit

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@the_dragon1912 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I think you may be underestimating what mini seasons will have to offer. That will account for your team build lineups and encourage it for missions. We will have about the same amount of total conquest maps. We will still have topps now/monthly awards. We might have less moments in general but that isn't necessarily a Bad thing. There are two types of people that don't like the changes as of now, new in 21 and thinks SDS is turning to EA, and either opinion is fine, but just wait it out a little bit

I don’t think topps now is making a return. Which also could mean we don’t see a monthly awards program or see a drastically different version of the awards program

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@jacksonvance35 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@the_dragon1912 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I think you may be underestimating what mini seasons will have to offer. That will account for your team build lineups and encourage it for missions. We will have about the same amount of total conquest maps. We will still have topps now/monthly awards. We might have less moments in general but that isn't necessarily a Bad thing. There are two types of people that don't like the changes as of now, new in 21 and thinks SDS is turning to EA, and either opinion is fine, but just wait it out a little bit

I don’t think topps now is making a return. Which also could mean we don’t see a monthly awards program or see a drastically different version of the awards program

They already said on the stream there would be monthly awards. Can't barely have that without Topps Now. You can't have topps now cards until April 15th anyway

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@the_dragon1912 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@jacksonvance35 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@the_dragon1912 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I think you may be underestimating what mini seasons will have to offer. That will account for your team build lineups and encourage it for missions. We will have about the same amount of total conquest maps. We will still have topps now/monthly awards. We might have less moments in general but that isn't necessarily a Bad thing. There are two types of people that don't like the changes as of now, new in 21 and thinks SDS is turning to EA, and either opinion is fine, but just wait it out a little bit

I don’t think topps now is making a return. Which also could mean we don’t see a monthly awards program or see a drastically different version of the awards program

They already said on the stream there would be monthly awards. Can't barely have that without Topps Now. You can't have topps now cards until April 15th anyway

I didn’t watch the stream so I’ll take your word for it but I was almost certain topps now was not making a return

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I played quite a bit last night. When I finished it hit me…..The improvements are minuscule, I could really not even notice them for gameplay.

Makes me wonder if I really want to spend a ton of time rebuilding my team. I feel like a major mark right now.

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@oreorockstar_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I played quite a bit last night. When I finished it hit me…..The improvements are minuscule, I could really not even notice them for gameplay.

Makes me wonder if I really want to spend a ton of time rebuilding my team. I feel like a major mark right now.

This is why I didn’t buy, felt that way in the tech test. I’ll continue to check for gameplay reviews before I decide if it’s worth it to start all over

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Heard similar complaints last year when they merged the program path and XP path. Turned out okay in the end.

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@ibonafidescrub_ said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@oreorockstar_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I played quite a bit last night. When I finished it hit me…..The improvements are minuscule, I could really not even notice them for gameplay.

Makes me wonder if I really want to spend a ton of time rebuilding my team. I feel like a major mark right now.

This is why I didn’t buy, felt that way in the tech test. I’ll continue to check for gameplay reviews before I decide if it’s worth it to start all over

You are much wiser than I......it seems soul crushing to start over when you don't feel like the game is better

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I think the grind is going to be really hard this year. The fact that they vary the lengths of the featured program could really force you to play the game. You could take a week off of playing and then pick up the game and still completely knock out an inning program before the next inning starter. I do think TA needed to change. It was way too easy to complete them all and the players were better than some that were going for 500k stubs. I think it will make it so teams are more unique and you aren't just facing the same lineup every game with Degrom or Cabrera pitching.

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I just grind US conquest and now doing that plus mini seasons is a hugely welcome addition. I found the Team Affinity to be tedious and I'm glad it's gone. They mentioned monthly awards on the DD stream and I'm sure there will be some form of Topps Now. And there will be All Star content, etc. It'll be just as easy to have a team of 99s.

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@jkooch66_xbl said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I just grind US conquest and now doing that plus mini seasons is a hugely welcome addition. I found the Team Affinity to be tedious and I'm glad it's gone. They mentioned monthly awards on the DD stream and I'm sure there will be some form of Topps Now. And there will be All Star content, etc. It'll be just as easy to have a team of 99s.

You really talking about all star content? Might as well start getting hyped for finest. I’ve never complained about the show’s content but this is buns.

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@ibonafidescrub_ said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@oreorockstar_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I played quite a bit last night. When I finished it hit me…..The improvements are minuscule, I could really not even notice them for gameplay.

Makes me wonder if I really want to spend a ton of time rebuilding my team. I feel like a major mark right now.

This is why I didn’t buy, felt that way in the tech test. I’ll continue to check for gameplay reviews before I decide if it’s worth it to start all over

same here buddy - so happy i dodged a bullet here - SDS is a joke - feel sorry for the guys who were excited on early access

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@jacksonvance35 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@jkooch66_xbl said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I just grind US conquest and now doing that plus mini seasons is a hugely welcome addition. I found the Team Affinity to be tedious and I'm glad it's gone. They mentioned monthly awards on the DD stream and I'm sure there will be some form of Topps Now. And there will be All Star content, etc. It'll be just as easy to have a team of 99s.

You really talking about all star content? Might as well start getting hyped for finest. I’ve never complained about the show’s content but this is buns.

Team Affinity isn't extra content in terms of something to do. It's just extra cards. It was a ton of annoying moments, annoying Showdown, and stats to accrue in OTHER modes of play. The only thing we're kind of losing is the cards, but who cares. As long as there's other ways to grind out 99s it's fine.

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@jkooch66_xbl said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@jacksonvance35 said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@jkooch66_xbl said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I just grind US conquest and now doing that plus mini seasons is a hugely welcome addition. I found the Team Affinity to be tedious and I'm glad it's gone. They mentioned monthly awards on the DD stream and I'm sure there will be some form of Topps Now. And there will be All Star content, etc. It'll be just as easy to have a team of 99s.

You really talking about all star content? Might as well start getting hyped for finest. I’ve never complained about the show’s content but this is buns.

Team Affinity isn't extra content in terms of something to do. It's just extra cards. It was a ton of annoying moments, annoying Showdown, and stats to accrue in OTHER modes of play. The only thing we're kind of losing is the cards, but who cares. As long as there's other ways to grind out 99s it's fine.

It was an easy way to compete with people who drop 2 thousand dollars on the game day one, now instead of 4 hours to complete it, it’ll take 50+ to complete less than half of it. Absolute L.

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This whole “there isn’t even any POTM programs” is getting silly dude, there is obviously no POTM yet, the season hasn’t started…March POTM lmao

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@thehungryhole said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@ibonafidescrub_ said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@oreorockstar_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I played quite a bit last night. When I finished it hit me…..The improvements are minuscule, I could really not even notice them for gameplay.

Makes me wonder if I really want to spend a ton of time rebuilding my team. I feel like a major mark right now.

This is why I didn’t buy, felt that way in the tech test. I’ll continue to check for gameplay reviews before I decide if it’s worth it to start all over

same here buddy - so happy i dodged a bullet here - SDS is a joke - feel sorry for the guys who were excited on early access

Yeah if your going to listen to a review of the game, don’t get it from guys complaining there is no POTM programs on April 1st.

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@charterbus_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@thehungryhole said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@ibonafidescrub_ said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@oreorockstar_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I played quite a bit last night. When I finished it hit me…..The improvements are minuscule, I could really not even notice them for gameplay.

Makes me wonder if I really want to spend a ton of time rebuilding my team. I feel like a major mark right now.

This is why I didn’t buy, felt that way in the tech test. I’ll continue to check for gameplay reviews before I decide if it’s worth it to start all over

same here buddy - so happy i dodged a bullet here - SDS is a joke - feel sorry for the guys who were excited on early access

Yeah if your going to listen to a review of the game, don’t get it from guys complaining there is no POTM programs on April 1st.

I could be wrong, my understanding is we are not getting potm programs. Obviously we don’t have any now the season just started.

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@charterbus_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@thehungryhole said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@ibonafidescrub_ said in Offline content? Not so much.:

@oreorockstar_psn said in Offline content? Not so much.:

I played quite a bit last night. When I finished it hit me…..The improvements are minuscule, I could really not even notice them for gameplay.

Makes me wonder if I really want to spend a ton of time rebuilding my team. I feel like a major mark right now.

This is why I didn’t buy, felt that way in the tech test. I’ll continue to check for gameplay reviews before I decide if it’s worth it to start all over

same here buddy - so happy i dodged a bullet here - SDS is a joke - feel sorry for the guys who were excited on early access

Yeah if your going to listen to a review of the game, don’t get it from guys complaining there is no POTM programs on April 1st.

you are right - i can just listen to literally this whole forum going on about all of the problems to justify my decision