Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.

SDS

Here is where I stand as an offline player as of last night

  • Completed Starter Conquest
  • Complete list 1st Inning Conquest
  • Completed US Conquest
  • Completed Starter Showdown
  • Made Several failed attempts at the 1st inning Showdown
  • Did all of the Welcome Moments
  • Did all of the first inning Moments (Granderson and Woods)
  • Did the Eckersly Evolution moments.
  • Did a MTO run up to the World series(have not played the world series as it would be a waste of affinity points)
  • Earned the FOTF from my favorite team.
  • Played the nine inning CPU games against Cubs and Yankees. (Woods and Granderson)

I am sitting at 205 program points.

There are only a few options open to me to get the final 95 points. Showdown, which I have failed badly at in every attempt so far, and that costs 500 stubs each attempt. Collections, which also cost stubs, but in this case both collections together are more expensive than just buying the three bosses outright. Mindlessly grinding for another 30 hours or so in the last 9 days of the 1st Inning Program.

Basically the goal of 300 stars still seems so far away and the options to get there seem so unappealing (and just not fun) that it has killed a bit of my desire to keep playing.

SDS

Playing conquest and cpu also earn you stars

SDS

@DirtySixThirty91 said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

Playing conquest and cpu also earn you stars

I have completed all of the available conquest maps. There is little incentive to repeat them.
At roughly 1 program point per three inning game I would need to complete the entire US map at least 2 more times to get close and it would take another 20-30 hours.

SDS

Any game you play with your DD team even against the cpu counts towards stars.

SDS

@DirtySixThirty91 said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

Any game you play with your DD team even against the cpu counts towards stars.

I realize that but it feels like meaningless grinding though and meaningless grinding for 20-30 more hours is not appealing at all.

SDS

You do realize that showdown is basically free and completely offline mode if u want to complain bf you can’t get 300 stars then maybe yup should do the [censored] showdown

SDS

@Dolenz said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

@DirtySixThirty91 said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

Any game you play with your DD team even against the cpu counts towards stars.

I realize that but it feels like meaningless grinding though and meaningless grinding for 20-30 more hours is not appealing at all.

...but offline play is, in essence, meaningless grinding

SDS

Last I checked Showdown costs stubs, and before you reply, I've lost at the first showdown a few times, you dont make your money back until the second. It took 18 tries to beat it.

SDS

My son and I have almost 500 playing events and mostly MTO. I attempted the first innning showdown but gave up.

Only played my first RS game last night.

SDS

@mtlanier said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

@Dolenz said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

@DirtySixThirty91 said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

Any game you play with your DD team even against the cpu counts towards stars.

I realize that but it feels like meaningless grinding though and meaningless grinding for 20-30 more hours is not appealing at all.

...but offline play is, in essence, meaningless grinding

But there has to be a goal, a reason to try to win games. The same reason people dont play online casual, there's no goal.

SDS

@Speedy44 said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

You do realize that showdown is basically free and completely offline mode if u want to complain bf you can’t get 300 stars then maybe yup should do the [censored] showdown

I have attempted the Showdown. I have failed miserably. Chances are I will attempt it even more times before the first inning is complete. But if I still can't beat it then those 70 points don't help at all.

SDS

@mtlanier said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

@Dolenz said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

@DirtySixThirty91 said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

Any game you play with your DD team even against the cpu counts towards stars.

I realize that but it feels like meaningless grinding though and meaningless grinding for 20-30 more hours is not appealing at all.

...but offline play is, in essence, meaningless grinding

I don't agree. Completing the conquest maps the first time and earning the rewards is not meaningless. Playing the Player programs and earning the Granderson and Woods cards is not meaningless. Completing Moments is not meaningless.

What I mean by meaningless is playing vs the CPU for the sole purpose of earning program points.

SDS

This is on you, not SDS. Either you like baseball enough to play the game more or you don’t, but you aren’t entitled to get 300 stars without actually playing. On top of that, there were/are 28 days in the program, which means 28 dailies where (even just offline) you should be able to get 4 points a day (ie 112 points just from those).

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@GradektheBard said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

This is on you, not SDS. Either you like baseball enough to play the game more or you don’t, but you aren’t entitled to get 300 stars without actually playing. On top of that, there were/are 28 days in the program, which means 28 dailies where (even just offline) you should be able to get 4 points a day (ie 112 points just from those).

According to my profile I have 72 hours played so far, or 4 hours a day since release. How much more time am I expected to devote to it?

SDS

@GradektheBard said in Offline DD - No path to 300 without Showdown or expensive collections is killing my desire to continue.:

This is on you, not SDS. Either you like baseball enough to play the game more or you don’t, but you aren’t entitled to get 300 stars without actually playing. On top of that, there were/are 28 days in the program, which means 28 dailies where (even just offline) you should be able to get 4 points a day (ie 112 points just from those).

Unless they want you to exchange a 3000 stub pair of glasses for 2 program points...

SDS

I mean honestly your best bet is to keep trying showdown this way you’re grinding towards something and even if you fail you’re getting xo which gives you stars overtime, not proud to say but i’ve gotten about 30 stars so far just by failing showdown over and over. And i usually make it to second boss everytime which actually gets me about an extra 500 on top of the 500 you pay.

SDS

I play way less than you (stuck home with a kid and wife) and closing in on 400. Played maybe 15 games of RS, mostly Conquest, very few Moments and none to completion within a set (those are boringly rinse and repeat until you get lucky). One MtO reg. season only. Did beginners, 1st Inning, AL East/Central, now West Showdowns. Do more programs through exchanges or Conquest games for X innings with players for Y team maybe?

SDS

They really dropped the ball with content thus far this year as far as I'm concerned.

Last year I consistently got 600+ program stars without trying all that hard, so seeing a goal at 1000 had me excited that there would be lots to do. I only hit the 300 stars mark yesterday. There just isn't enough different goals to work towards.

SDS

you have 2 prospect cards already, tebow and the one for your team, you need 8 more for the collect to get 20 1st inning stars. 25 stars with 8 teams, load up your lineup go into conquest ,every 9 games (then play cpu at home to pitch for the half inning, will get 5 stars for the team, each conquest map you'll get this 3 times, do steal fans at beginning and it's 4-5 per map, do the team mission at same time for another 5 stars for the team. all the while it's 1 inning star per game.
I did the team mission for every team,collected 8 of the non diamond teams and grinded the 250 inning twice and completed the prospect collect for the 1st inning. and all the xp you earn for the reward path, and at the end of the map its 1k stubs 5 k xp and a 10 pk bundle. which helps with collecting or your bank, lower market now but I sold off all the 1st one and got 30k from it( think it was 12k on most recent a week ago)
so definitely very worthwhile

SDS

Completed the conquest map 5 times now. Sitting over 650 and was able to buy Trout by selling Pearson. I think it’s all perspective. Completing 5 Face of the Franchise and 10 of the prospect cards.

On a side question -

Any moments actually give extra stars?