Honestly this is so disappointing, RTTS is my number one reason I play this. I was two seasons away on MLB 20 from retiring. Come to find out it doesn’t transfer... LAME. Now, starting this year, I’ve already played half of my AA year and everything is nerfed. My contact has moved 4 attribute points from 30 to 34. What the heck SDS! I’m hitting .350+ and yet 80% of my hits are bleeders or bloopers over infielders heads or down the line. It’s nearly impossible to square one up and send it out. I still HAVEN’T hit a home run regardless of what perks I use on the ballplayer loadout. The mode is just super disappointing this year because of the such slow progression. Why couldn’t they just keep doing what was WORKING??? SDS please, go back to the RTTS we all loved.
Start with the Team Affinity 2 progressions. There are 10 players in each division (all diamonds) and you pick which players from the packs you get as you progress.
Start with the moments from each division and you should unlock the first player pack in each division. Go to conquest using those (about 6 total) players and play the West, Central, and East team affinity 2 conquest maps. As you use the players to beat the conquest goals, complete each player’s challenge listed in the team affinity menus and you’ll be making a solid squad in no time.
I agree. I’m totally disappointed in SDS and what they’ve done to RTTS. They’ve spayed and neutered the game mode for Diamond dynasty. Sickening. I’ve played this game since the first road to the show was ever released. I’ve played half an AA season and I’m sick of the forced narrative videos, the INSANELY SLOW progression, and the weak hitting. Just completely dissatisfied with MLB 21. I knew that when they introduced it to Xbox something would change and the game would go down in flames.
For MLB 21...Devs and Players
Sony San Diego, I’ve been playing the Show since it came out and it would just mean a lot if y’all could read this once, if it’s not something you guys are interested in, that’s cool but I’m excited about it and wanted to share it.
I’ll preface this though, I put for MLB 21 in the topic bar because this will take a while to get done if even possible, and it would be much better equipped once the PS5 comes out with new software.
I had an idea tonight about RTTS, I’ve only ever retired two of my RTTS characters in previous games because tbh when I do, it seems kind of a dull ending; flat screen with career stats, my character, and Hall of Fame written on it after playing countless seasons. No small cutscene congratulating me for my accomplishments, no HOF induction, just a screen with my name on it, but it could be better.
And once I do it, that’s it, it’s over. But something hit me that came from Madden a few years back; what if after the player retires from runnin and gunnin, they begin their road to the owners office?
All the way from the bottom like a development scout, base coach or position-specific coach, up through a hitting/pitching/fielding coach, then onto a managerial spot on a club, then taking the GM reigns, then onto owning the club?
Each role would have their own respective duties in the club, and mini games as such for training and upgrading specific players/positions, building team morale, developing traits and skills within players, etc, there would also be cutscenes built in like the current RTTS call ups and trades for when you talk to players, train them, practice, build skills, etc.
Each coach’s starting abilities would be based off his player ratings when he retired (I.e. if he retired with 90 Contact and 75 Power, he could be a hitting coach right off the bat; or 95 stamina, 85 control with 90 H/9 could be a pitching coach whereas lower ratings at retirement offer lower jobs like the scouting or single position coach jobs).
Each role would give you control of a specific set of the team during games should you want to play during the process through the club ranks. For example, say your RTTS character was a shortstop that played 1B, 2B, and 3B as well in his career. He may start as an infield coach somewhere. When he begins, his job is to build the players at those positions into better versions of themselves. Which he does by upgrading them through mini games and daily practices, or challenges as I’ll call them where he assigns tasks for players to complete during season games that boost performance and player ratings. Then he can see results by simming season games or feel the results by playing the games as those 1B’men 2B’men 3B’men or shortstops.
Assuming you start at a lower role..eventually, the coach completes his role, and is offered a more important job like a hitting coach, fielding coach, or a pitching coach for the entire ball club. At which point there will be more mini games, practices, and season game challenges to complete, while also being offered to take control of playing as the entire batting lineup, as the entire defense, or as the entire pitching staff in ballgames as opposed to just a few specific positions.
Once that role is completed successfully, he gets the offer to be a manager, and then this is where things get tricky. With control of the whole ballclub, including lineups, pitching rotations, bench players, bullpen etc, it may be smart to have this be the final stage, then once he gets the job as the GM, send it to franchise mode to handle the rest because once you get the GM spot it basically is franchise mode.
But as for the manager job, this is going to be the best of all of the RTTS material. As a manager you will have access to everything short of what the GM and owner handles. Lineups; pitching rotations; bullpen movement; defensive positions; assigning series goals based off scouting reports from your scouts; press conferences and interviews with media; as well as all of the jobs that could be done in other roles if you so choose like upgrading abilities in specific positions or whole groups like outfielders, catchers, pitchers; building morale by substituting players in key moments; implementing new skills through practices and challenges. Everything you wanted to do but couldn’t on the road to this point you can now do as the manager. And if you lead your team where your contract goal says, eventually after an appropriate amount of years managing and coaching through the clubs, you get that call to go be a GM, at which point it transfers over to a franchise mode like March to October did in MLB 19.
Just for the record, I think this would be the levels of coaching positions;
Level 1: Individual position coaches C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, SP, RP, CP; or Team Development Scout
Level 2: Group position coaches C, IF, OF, Pitchers; or 1B Coach (hitting only), or 3B Coach (hitting only)
Level 3: Hitting Coach, or Pitching Coach, or Fielding Coach
Level 4: Manager
Level 5: GM in Franchise
Level 6: Owner in Franchise (rebranding teams here, haha I saw that on the stream schedule page)
I’d love to hear everyone’s feedback on this! Do you think it’s a good idea, bad idea, too complicated, not enough detail, not enough opportunity, too much opportunity, too tough to build, not long enough to play through?
Give me all the feedback because I think this would be pretty cool to see in MLB The Show 21 on the PS5.
Devs please give me your feedback too! It would be really cool to hear what you guys think of the idea. Thanks for all the hard work in bringing us the best sports title year after year. Keep it up!
I really wanna see a Seattle Mariners All Star Alex Rodriguez card. Never seen one of those before. Good contact, great power, a great glove/arm and good speed.
I just checked my progress for the sparkplug perk, it says I’ve only got 25 hits with sparkplug.. but i have like 85 hits on the season and I only use sparkplug?? What the heck? Anybody else having this issue?
How about a Mariners Milestone 30/30 club Alex Rodriguez card then?
@Spitfirex007_PSN dude you hit the nail on the head. I can’t remember a time when I saw frank thomas hit a 450+ bomb then steal 2nd base with ease the next day. REMOVE THE ATTRIBUTE CAPS SDS. Let me play the way I want. If I wanna make a speedy, powerful yet graceful fielding shortstop, LET ME.
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Thank you for adding challenges to the TA3 programs that DON’T require online play. I can’t hold a connection to play online so I do everything offline.
I asked for this a couple times and you guys came through for these programs. Much appreciated
I see a lot of people pulling Tatis and Trout in this thread
Yeah. Your post hit on the spot which sucks. Seattle is a really young club so odds are, they don’t make the wild card. I think Oakland doesn’t have the endurance to push through and win the wild card either. Although, I don’t see Rizzo and Gallo in New York changing their odds for the playoffs.
Is Vlad a bad card? I don’t have him yet.
How’d you best get your stubs to buy the other high end dudes
I just got Acuna and I’m stoked because I need so many stubs still to get Trout, Degrom, Cole, Tatis, Bellinger, Betts, and some low diamonds in the 5-10k range.
Side note, does anybody know if there has ever been a Diamond Randy Johnson card? I feel like he would be filthy
I think my most hated types of moments are tally 6 or 8 bases in a 4 PA game. Because at least one of those PA’s I don’t see a single strike, and even using zone, I can’t hit an offspeed 6 inches off the outside edge with will Myers.
The other type I hate the most are multiple game tally XBH or HR challenges. Curious what you guys hate the most about moments? Please share your hatred with me
If they award the Reds with a 99 Griffey before they award Seattle with 99 Griffey imma commit war crimes
Griffey won’t be a 99 card tho if they put him with the reds. It will be like a 95 with good power, and horrible fielding because he was aging like a president
Man that sucks I hate Nolan Ryan
Why wouldn’t Griffey’s Milestone card be for his back to back 56 HR ‘97/‘98 seasons in Seattle? Griffey was an afterthought when he went to Cinncinati then Chicago