"Am I only the one"
You ain't been reading the 20+ threads each day about this?
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I went to final boss needing 8 runs. I lost. All my plate disciple went out the window so only my self to blame. It did seem easy, but I just butchered it. I did get 5 outs on some BS (imo) fly outs, but that's life.
However, now on my fifth attempt and I am getting no where near it.
I'm finishing this [censored] thing today, I don't care if it costs me 10k stubs and a divorce; I won't let it beat me.
Sorry, another showdown post.
Just lost another one (AL Stage 2, final boss) - all my fault. I came in needing 10 runs at 6-15. I was disciplined, in fact I was even good. Got to 13-15 with 14 outs remaining after a Gallo grand slam. Clarke Schmidt was up to around 65 pitches. I thought "I should take a break, come back to it". Then "Nah dude, you on a roll, keep going baby!!!". But I tensed up. Even with 14 outs remaining, I was already starting to fear failure. Once the fear gets you, you're done. I only got one more hit and that was erased on a double play.
Even with all the magic CPU fielding, and dotting the black etc; every loss comes down to the dude holding the controller. Those who beat these things constantly are not only technically good, but they stay 'zen' throughout it. I can only do that for a limited time.
I'm limiting myself to only two or three showdown attempts a day lately. I'll try again tomorrow.
When the Dems lost this next election, I reckon they will blame SDS this time instead of Russia.
It's a shame dumbasses send messages like that, as it makes a lot of folk turn off their messages.
I actually sometimes like having a chat with my opponent, usually after the game or after a big play. I'm always friendly, and they respond in kind; or don't respond at all and that's cool too. Got some good tips once from a dude who was owning me.
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Last year was my first ‘full year’ playing the game. And I had so much time to play: with lockdown, working from home and also a new baby who slept a lot. Now where I live lockdown is completely over, I have to commute to work again, and the easy baby is now a not-so-easy toddler. I just don’t have the time like I did last year.
But I really enjoy the game when I play; so this year I’ll just focus on having fun in RTTS. And as much as they frustrate me, I feel compelled to finish every showdown. And I still want to do each POTM program, and the occasional player program. Oh and I like completing each conquest, and I love the Dodgers so I have started their team affinity. And since I’ll do the Dodgers, well, I might as well attempt to do all the TAs. And then I will be close to getting the XP for each inning program, so I might as well do the daily challenges, including the odd online game to get that xp. So yeah … hardly any time this year.
I used to do it nice and slow and get those 50k exchange points for 3k or less.
Now I'm lazy and do 3x 83 and 3x 100 pointers to get to exactly 50k. Nice and quick
As some dude said above - you choose: do it cheap or do it fast. And what's your goal? Sell the TA Cards for profit, or use them?
With so many packs floating around, and given how easy the RIB Showdown is (those cards still fetch a nice price), stubs shouldn't really be much of an issue these days.
Late to this thread, but I'm a 39 yo old dad of a 13 month old. In fact, it was one week after he was born that MLB The Show was free on PS4. It was my first go at a baseball game since some terrible one I sort of remember playing as a kid - either late 80s or early 90s. All I remember about that game, is most of the time after fielding a ball you could just run around with it and eventually the CPU runner would advance to the next base and you could get an easy out. lol.
I had a moderate interest in baseball (which is rare in Australia) but since playing The Show I am totally obsessed.
@bjannan said in 99 Machado is the best card in the game:
Didn't even really need the stubs. So think I'll buy him back and just take the stubs hit. Chalk it up to a lesson.
Can't you just get him again via TA4 Conquest and save yourself stubs?
I just assumed that once you get a card through the TA rewards path then that's it, you can't get it again unless you buy it. I am completing the Padres conquest now, but only to ge the last 30 TA points I need to collect the rewards after the Finest Machado. From memory, you get the Finest cards at 50 points, but then there are still a further 60 points to go in TA4 - you can a few pretty lovley choice packs.
For something that apparently happens "almost all the time", I have never seen it.
To prepare for TA4 I did the Run it Back Showdown over and over and over and sold the cards - you get anywhere from 18k to 30k depending on the market. Then use those stubs to buy cards for exchanges. This was all before the market changed this weekend, but it will find a new normal.
The RIB showdown is one of the easier ones out there. No point doing the TA1-3 showdowns now. They are harder and get you only 20 TA points (24 for TA1). Whereas even 18k stubs should get you 30, 40 or even 50 TA points if you do exchanges smartly.