I honestly think I am done with DD this year

SDS

Not a rant post really just came to realization that this years DD is lacking a lot for me to continue playing.

I will be playing Franchise and Road to the Show from now on but DD is done for 22.

Content has been lacking in my view.

Team Affinity is gone,New featured program is weak and POTM is a joke.Not to mention the grind needed to get Rizzo.Just not fun.

PXP is the single worst addition this year for program progress I think.

Forcing me to use players I don't like to progress very very slowly towards the program is not ideal.

Hitting is bad both online and offline and diving plays are OP.Mini Seasons is a good idea but too shallow and kinda broken for some folks.

Collections are underwhelming really.I only like Gibson,Utley and Jansen.

I will continue playing the game but DD is an L this year from me.

SDS

It's a huge step back from last year IMO.

I wasn't too sour on DD until this POTM program came out. Pretty beefy grind with the lightning player being very underwhelming.

Stubs are much harder to come by, rewards are iffy at best, market is a mess, etc. Just nowhere near as fun as last year (until burnout set in, at least).

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@saberq269_mlbts said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

Not a rant post really just came to realization that this years DD is lacking a lot for me to continue playing.

I will be playing Franchise and Road to the Show from now on but DD is done for 22.

Content has been lacking in my view.

Team Affinity is gone,New featured program is weak and POTM is a joke.Not to mention the grind needed to get Rizzo.Just not fun.

PXP is the single worst addition this year for program progress I think.

Forcing me to use players I don't like to progress very very slowly towards the program is not ideal.

Hitting is bad both online and offline and diving plays are OP.Mini Seasons is a good idea but too shallow and kinda broken for some folks.

Collections are underwhelming really.I only like Gibson,Utley and Jansen.

I will continue playing the game but DD is an L this year from me.

Agree on Team Affinity, sucks that it's gone.

Featured program is fine it's essentially the same as innings I don't the see issue. Yes things are missing like actual daily moments, Team Affinity like I said, etc, but there's nothing wrong with the featured program and all 5 of these new bosses are good. 2 are free and the other 3 are cheap.

Rizzo is actually pretty [censored] good for a 92, and I don't know what you expected for the first month's POTM. He's fine. But YES, it's a poorly thought out, horribly designed grind for no reason.

I LOVE the PXP missions. It's so much better than having to get 5 extra base hits with this guy and 3 HRs with that guy. I hated that. Makes me press and get frustrated when they inevitably fly out to the warning track. You get 20 pxp just for a couple at bats even if you strike out both times. Few hits here and there, doubles, RBIs etc and it's over super fast. I just love that it's the same for everyone and you get progress no matter what. And it's SO easy for pitchers. You're talking one or two games and it's done.

Being upset because you have to grind with players "you don't like" is stupid, no offense. That's completely subjective and you're not forced to use any one player for very long. Or you can just skip that content. Or you can spend real money and get whoever you want. You can't expect EVERYTHING to be easy and only using players you happen to like.

I haven't played online yet, so no comment on hitting. It's fine offline.

Mini Seasons certainly isn't "exciting", but it's a great idea and is great solo content with very fair rewards. It's basically the same as conquest without having to move around the board and sim half the time. You're just grinding 3 inning games for rewards. It's good. But yes of course it's asinine that it's still broken for some folks. And I think that's why we didn't see a new diamond for May.

The only collection rewards that are ever REALLY worth it are the 99s from the live series and the big collections that haven't dropped yet. What collection was so exciting at this time last year? Nothing.

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I agree with most of your points I just don't "feel" it this year

I stopped playing Franchise 4 years ago when I started DD and I think it's kinda time to go back for this year

Something is missing from this years DD.Something is off I can just feel it

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I agree. I still play, but not near as much as previous games. I've been thinking about starting a franchise. Collection rewards are terrible, Frank has a big dumb slow swing.

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So far I'm good with DD, granted I got the game 3 weeks late because I was finally able to buy ps5, so I'm not as advanced as others, but I really like pxp, my goal is to get to level V Silver Barry Larkin, well, just because. I also didn't play 21, so I am getting used to the stuff new to me like Pinpoint pitching. On HOF vs CPU on mini seasons you have to be perfect it seems. I'd like to Git gud as they say with DD before going to franchise.

As far as content, it's been one month, I'll wait before I start complaining, just because it's not up to par with years past doesn't mean it's always going to be this way. TA being gone sucks because I don't see the replacement level of content, but it was also a massive grind in 20 where I was playing MTO more than I wanted, not sure if 21 was an improvement, but I'd rather grind mini seasons and conquest than to play MTO other than 1 time.

Overall I'm good with DD this year, could be better and if mini seasons gets the attention it needs, then I will be happy with DD this year. Really hope the beef up mini seasons next year as it's pretty bare, but still fun.

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@saberq269_mlbts said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

PXP is the single worst addition this year for program progress I think.
Forcing me to use players I don't like to progress very very slowly towards the program is not ideal.

It's just a different flavor than what we had last year. You had to put certain players in your lineup to advance their programs.

That said, I am with you that this year it seems that they have doubled down on it with almost every "Other" program needing PXP. You work to get these cards that you really want to use and then spend most of your playing time using different squads with players you don't care about so you can make progress in the next program.

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@skarmaen_psn said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

It's a huge step back from last year IMO.

I wasn't too sour on DD until this POTM program came out. Pretty beefy grind with the lightning player being very underwhelming.

Stubs are much harder to come by, rewards are iffy at best, market is a mess, etc. Just nowhere near as fun as last year (until burnout set in, at least).

Yeah Rizzo is def not worth it. I'm debating selling my monthly awards cards for stubs rather than locking them in for Rizzo. And buying them back later.

SDS

DD is just...MEH this year. For me, the fact that there's a tab labeled "Other Programs" is symbolic of how uncreative things have gotten. The very layout of the mode is stale and uninviting. The entire UI of the game looks like a bad Power Point presentation.

More substantively, long PXP grinds with players you'll never use again for a card that is underwhelming (to say the least) -- that's a big "no, thank you."

Honestly, Rizzo should have been one of the 90's and a pitcher could have been the Lightning card. Everyone used Buxton last year, but who's gonna use Rizzo if you already have Frank or Prince? Huge miss for SDS, and given the generally negative sentiments about DD this year this first Monthly Awards just confirms that SDS is in a huge slump.

Oh! Don't forget that in Rookie this year, pitchers for some reason throw about 75% fewer cookies. They also dot up, which is [censored] hilarious. And then there's a good chance that the wind will be blowing in. Grinding has become obnoxious.

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@suntlacrimae50_mlbts said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

DD is just...MEH this year. For me, the fact that there's a tab labeled "Other Programs" is symbolic of how uncreative things have gotten. The very layout of the mode is stale and uninviting. The entire UI of the game looks like a bad Power Point presentation.

More substantively, long PXP grinds with players you'll never use again for a card that is underwhelming (to say the least) -- that's a big "no, thank you."

Honestly, Rizzo should have been one of the 90's and a pitcher could have been the Lightning card. Everyone used Buxton last year, but who's gonna use Rizzo if you already have Frank or Prince? Huge miss for SDS, and given the generally negative sentiments about DD this year this first Monthly Awards just confirms that SDS is in a huge slump.

Oh! Don't forget that in Rookie this year, pitchers for some reason throw about 75% fewer cookies. They also dot up, which is [censored] hilarious. And then there's a good chance that the wind will be blowing in. Grinding has become obnoxious.

you are so right mate - 'OTHER PROGRAMS' - just beyond lazy their interface !!!!

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@suntlacrimae50_mlbts said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

DD is just...MEH this year. For me, the fact that there's a tab labeled "Other Programs" is symbolic of how uncreative things have gotten. The very layout of the mode is stale and uninviting. The entire UI of the game looks like a bad Power Point presentation.

More substantively, long PXP grinds with players you'll never use again for a card that is underwhelming (to say the least) -- that's a big "no, thank you."

Honestly, Rizzo should have been one of the 90's and a pitcher could have been the Lightning card. Everyone used Buxton last year, but who's gonna use Rizzo if you already have Frank or Prince? Huge miss for SDS, and given the generally negative sentiments about DD this year this first Monthly Awards just confirms that SDS is in a huge slump.

Oh! Don't forget that in Rookie this year, pitchers for some reason throw about 75% fewer cookies. They also dot up, which is [censored] hilarious. And then there's a good chance that the wind will be blowing in. Grinding has become obnoxious.

DD is truly bad this year.

I truly love the grind in games but I need to be rewarded.I actually struggle to hit on rookie the last week or so and I used to crush All Star

I don't know why this year is like this but I don't like it.

Lack of packs has been number 1 for me to be honest.Last year TA gave us so much stubs,packs and this year nothing

SDS

I am right there with you. Former franchise player here. Got hooked on DD on MLB17 and haven’t gone back to franchise. But this year DD sucks. Waiting for Ridin rosters to drop this weekend and going back to franchise 🤷

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@saberq269_mlbts said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

Not a rant post really just came to realization that this years DD is lacking a lot for me to continue playing.

I will be playing Franchise and Road to the Show from now on but DD is done for 22.

Content has been lacking in my view.

Team Affinity is gone,New featured program is weak and POTM is a joke.Not to mention the grind needed to get Rizzo.Just not fun.

PXP is the single worst addition this year for program progress I think.

Forcing me to use players I don't like to progress very very slowly towards the program is not ideal.

Hitting is bad both online and offline and diving plays are OP.Mini Seasons is a good idea but too shallow and kinda broken for some folks.

Collections are underwhelming really.I only like Gibson,Utley and Jansen.

I will continue playing the game but DD is an L this year from me.

We're a month in, you baby. Good lord

SDS

@dolenz_psn said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

@saberq269_mlbts said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

PXP is the single worst addition this year for program progress I think.
Forcing me to use players I don't like to progress very very slowly towards the program is not ideal.

It's just a different flavor than what we had last year. You had to put certain players in your lineup to advance their programs.

That said, I am with you that this year it seems that they have doubled down on it with almost every "Other" program needing PXP. You work to get these cards that you really want to use and then spend most of your playing time using different squads with players you don't care about so you can make progress in the next program.

Last year was worse IMO; missions were stat missions (HRs, hits and so on) while PXP is plug and play, so if you can't get certain stats because the card sucks, a simple AB is (10 pts) x (difficulty modifier). And the TA had tons of them.

One thing I liked is having these missions in BOTH MA and main program, so you can kill 2 birds with one stone. Also, the MA Moments are pretty easy compared to last year; although that could be just a lucky stretch. I zoomed by them last night compared to other years, especially Topps Now.

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Collections suck this year but glad to see everybody doesn't get the best cards in the game for free. If they would have kept gameplay from last year and replaced Frank with a lefty 1B or literally anybody else that's meta, it would be great. Same for Clemente. Replace him with Griffey maybe

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@cryptopowell90_psn said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

Collections suck this year but glad to see everybody doesn't get the best cards in the game for free. If they would have kept gameplay from last year and replaced Frank with a lefty 1B or literally anybody else that's meta, it would be great. Same for Clemente. Replace him with Griffey maybe

Well, I platoon Frank and Prince. And Clemente is amazing. If you're only standard is 100+ power, then fine. But the guy might be the best fielder in the game, nobody can run on him, and his contact is best in show. He's saved me wins by his fielding/throwing alone. But if you're only meta-hunting, meh...

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@suntlacrimae50_mlbts said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

@cryptopowell90_psn said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

Collections suck this year but glad to see everybody doesn't get the best cards in the game for free. If they would have kept gameplay from last year and replaced Frank with a lefty 1B or literally anybody else that's meta, it would be great. Same for Clemente. Replace him with Griffey maybe

Well, I platoon Frank and Prince. And Clemente is amazing. If you're only standard is 100+ power, then fine. But the guy might be the best fielder in the game, nobody can run on him, and his contact is best in show. He's saved me wins by his fielding/throwing alone. But if you're only meta-hunting, meh...

I mean I play to be as competitive as possible. Clemente's swing is reminiscent of Soriano's from last year in how hard it is to turn on inside pitches. If he had 85+ speed then the card would be fine. The biggest dagger is how great of a reward Chipper was last year. Switch hitting 3rd basemen with 100+ power and contact against both.

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@cryptopowell90_psn said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

Collections suck this year but glad to see everybody doesn't get the best cards in the game for free. If they would have kept gameplay from last year and replaced Frank with a lefty 1B or literally anybody else that's meta, it would be great. Same for Clemente. Replace him with Griffey maybe

They rotate the 99s legends each year (collections, programs, online rewards, bosses).

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Lol what we crying about today we all know you ain’t going anywhere this game is your life

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@yankblan_psn said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

@cryptopowell90_psn said in I honestly think I am done with DD this year:

Collections suck this year but glad to see everybody doesn't get the best cards in the game for free. If they would have kept gameplay from last year and replaced Frank with a lefty 1B or literally anybody else that's meta, it would be great. Same for Clemente. Replace him with Griffey maybe

They rotate the 99s legends each year (collections, programs, online rewards, bosses).

Yeah, that isn't a bad idea. I just wish programs/bosses were always inferior to online rewards/collections as programs/bosses can be done by anyone. For programs, maybe even make some objectives online only like 2K does with MyTeam programs.