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Another busy afternoon for Diamond Dynasty mode includes the Ranked Seasons rewards rolling out, a new Event being advertised before beginning tomorrow, and the Set 4 packs being released along with a pack that's tailored to the Event that will be taking place.

The Ranked Seasons rewards affect everyone who played that mode, so it's worth mentioning the release of these rewards began at 3 p.m. EST, and will be continuing for at least a couple hours. This includes the Breakout Paul Goldschmidt for those who made it to World Series rank, and the Francisco Liriano for those who at least made it to the Pennant Race tier -- as well as various other rewards depending on the highest tier you made it to during the first Ranked Seasons. The next season of Ranked Seasons will begin once the rewards have been finished being given out (presumably later today).

The new event is called Advantage: Hitters, and it will run from May 17-24. It is titled as such because it will be right-handed-only batting lineups going up against left-handed-only pitching rotations. The new pack tailored to this event is also up in the Store, and it will run you 4,000 Stubs per pack. The pack includes a guaranteed Legend or Flashback, and any of those throwbacks pulled from the pack will be eligible for the event. The exclusive players for this pack are the Hardware Legend Robin Yount (93 overall), and the Hardware Legend Steve Garvey (88). This 3-inning event will be played on All-Star difficulty, and your team can be as high as 90 overall. The top rewards are a Breakout Joe Carter (89) that you get for 50 cumulative wins, and a All-Star Flashback Andrew Miller (93) that you get for 12-win streak.

The other new pack is the Set 4 pack, which includes exclusive Breakout Legend Cal Ripkin (94), and Breakout Flashback Mat Latos (91).

Finally, some other new cards are now in the game, and they all tie into the new Ranked Season or new Event. These players are All-Star Legend Tony Gwynn (96) that you get if you make it to World Series tier in the second Ranked Seasons, and Impact Veteran Flashback Doug Fister (85) that you get for making it to Pennant Race in Season 2. As for the event, this includes a Breakout Legend Harmon Killebrew (86) that you get for a 9-win streak, and a Impact Veteran Legend Tony Perez (78) that you get for winning at least 30 games during the event.

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# 1 mosdef328 @ 05/16/17 04:47 PM
Am I the only one that feels like getting most of these rewards is close to impossible? Is it just simply deciding to grind them out and if I can only play an hour a night am I just out of the running?
 
# 2 jr2424 @ 05/16/17 04:49 PM
Just curious when SDS will release that rookie Ken Griffey Jr. for those of us who didn't preorder (yes, I have this screen name and avatar and didn't preorder a game with Griffey on the cover. I'm an idiot).
 
# 3 ChaseB @ 05/16/17 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mosdef328
Am I the only one that feels like getting most of these rewards is close to impossible? Is it just simply deciding to grind them out and if I can only play an hour a night am I just out of the running?
I mean in theory the 12-wins one would be doable if you were good. But yeah, the 50 wins one seems rough, for sure.

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Just curious when SDS will release that rookie Ken Griffey Jr. for those of us who didn't preorder (yes, I have this screen name and avatar and didn't preorder a game with Griffey on the cover. I'm an idiot).
I've heard rumors of around All-Star break, but really no clue. I don't believe they've given an official word, and I understand why they'll delay quite a bit in order to make the pre-order bonus seem worth it. Whenever it does happen, I assume you'll be able to buy it with Tickets. When the White Sox Griffey is released, I would assume Rookie Griffey becomes available as well though, either way. Since at that point, everyone will in theory be able to finish the Program.
 
# 4 MetsFan16 @ 05/16/17 08:43 PM
This season is much shorter than Ivy. Ivy lasted from end of March to mid May. This season only goes from mid May to mid June. Gonna be a grind.

I have a question. When I finished Ivy I was in WS and the pop up said "you will be placed in DS" or something for the next season. I haven't played a game yet but if I win do I start my season in DS?

This may explain the short season. Any one else figure this out?

Also if the reward tier gives you Fister in Wild Card tier, does that mean I get Fister right away?


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# 5 ChaseB @ 05/16/17 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by MetsFan16
This season is much shorter than Ivy. Ivy lasted from end of March to mid May. This season only goes from mid May to mid June. Gonna be a grind.

I have a question. When I finished Ivy I was in WS and the pop up said "you will be placed in DS" or something for the next season. I haven't played a game yet but if I win do I start my season in DS?

This may explain the short season. Any one else figure this out?

Also if the reward tier gives you Fister in Wild Card tier, does that mean I get Fister right away?


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I guess I won't know until I actually play, but yeah, assuming you play at least a game, you should get rewards for that particular tier that you were initially placed in.
 
# 6 baseballsim @ 05/17/17 12:59 PM
I'm sort of looking forward to this Event since last event I really didn't have much to build a team with. To be honest, the team building part is what I'm looking forward to the most. I'm not a fan of the 3 inning games.
 
# 7 ChaseB @ 05/17/17 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by baseballsim
I'm sort of looking forward to this Event since last event I really didn't have much to build a team with. To be honest, the team building part is what I'm looking forward to the most. I'm not a fan of the 3 inning games.
Yeah I almost wish they would stick to 6 innings for all these Events to make them unique from BR, plus for those like yourself (and me) who don't like 3 innings.
 
# 8 SigmundFraud @ 05/17/17 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ChaseB
Yeah I almost wish they would stick to 6 innings for all these Events to make them unique from BR, plus for those like yourself (and me) who don't like 3 innings.


The game length for the last event was perfect. I'm not really feeling this one, especially since I was planning on buying Andrew Miller to finish the Indians and now his price is through the roof.
 
# 9 ChaseB @ 05/17/17 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by SigmundFraud
The game length for the last event was perfect. I'm not really feeling this one, especially since I was planning on buying Andrew Miller to finish the Indians and now his price is through the roof.
Wonder why the price of his Indians card would go up with the revelation of another Andrew Miller in the Event. Maybe it's more because the low diamond many got was Kluber, and so they feel closer to finishing the Indians by default.
 
# 10 DenverZeppo @ 05/17/17 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ChaseB
Yeah I almost wish they would stick to 6 innings for all these Events to make them unique from BR, plus for those like yourself (and me) who don't like 3 innings.
While the event itself sounds kind of neat, I can't seem to bring myself to even bother with this (or the last one). The rewards were things I didn't care about, and I'm only at 18 complete teams and 7 complete Epics, so I'll just keep doing that instead.

And, of course, I need to both finish Conquest to unlock those things, and then start over because Tampa Bay didn't have any spaces to take for the last thing I need on the Archer thing...
 
# 11 SigmundFraud @ 05/17/17 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ChaseB
Wonder why the price of his Indians card would go up with the revelation of another Andrew Miller in the Event. Maybe it's more because the low diamond many got was Kluber, and so they feel closer to finishing the Indians by default.


My guess was because they want to use him for the event and then just sell him back. Your idea is possible too, but then again it could just be that the prices for virtually everyone have gone up. Lindor was 65k this morning after being 48 two days ago.
 
# 12 jake19ny @ 05/17/17 02:16 PM
3:15 and the event won't launch. *Sigh. I love the depth of the game but sometimes I think they try and do too much at once.
 
# 13 bcruise @ 05/17/17 02:51 PM
Already got back to my position from last season - Wild Card - when starting from All-Star. Definitely looking to improve upon it this time.
 
# 14 landman2069 @ 05/17/17 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bcruise
Already got back to my position from last season - Wild Card - when starting from All-Star. Definitely looking to improve upon it this time.
Pretty sure we have played a couple of times so you most likely were able to win because of that...LOL
 
# 15 bcruise @ 05/18/17 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by landman2069
Pretty sure we have played a couple of times so you most likely were able to win because of that...LOL
I know I played you one time that night. That was a pretty good game too - Guidry was hard as hell to hit, and I was only able to run his count up to get him out of the game. Even after that I got spooked by the Stanton HR when I was hoping to get a CGSO with Liriano. You really battled at the plate, especially late.

Good game man.
 
# 16 BigOscar @ 05/18/17 11:14 AM
I'm finding this new event much easier than I find BR, I don't know why. I guess the best players don't bother messing around with it as the rewards aren't that great in comparison, but I managed to win 9 games and get Killibrew with my first attempt (and both my losses were pretty tough, one essentially thrown by the computer by dropping back to back routine fly balls to let them walk it off), much better than anything I've managed in BR. Might try and grind it to 50 wins for the cards as it's not been too tough, plus it'll help with my Diamond program.

Having all lefty pitchers though really opens up some cards I wouldn't normally go near though, it's quite fun. A complete slug fest obviously though as your poor pitchers are really up against it. Rookie Arenado is in his element though, same for that CWS Konerko that normally wouldn't stand a chance of getting near my first base position.
 
# 17 SigmundFraud @ 05/18/17 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BigOscar
I'm finding this new event much easier than I find BR, I don't know why. I guess the best players don't bother messing around with it as the rewards aren't that great in comparison, but I managed to win 9 games and get Killibrew with my first attempt (and both my losses were pretty tough, one essentially thrown by the computer by dropping back to back routine fly balls to let them walk it off), much better than anything I've managed in BR. Might try and grind it to 50 wins for the cards as it's not been too tough, plus it'll help with my Diamond program.



Having all lefty pitchers though really opens up some cards I wouldn't normally go near though, it's quite fun. A complete slug fest obviously though as your poor pitchers are really up against it. Rookie Arenado is in his element though, same for that CWS Konerko that normally wouldn't stand a chance of getting near my first base position.


It's definitely true that this is easier than BR. I had no trouble going 12-0 my first try and I've never gone 12-0 on BR. If you can hit, then this event should be a breeze for you.

I'm curious if anyone knows whether or not you can get Andrew miller more than once? Like if I enter again and go 12 wins will I get a second miller? This is a great way to make tons of stubs quickly if it's possible.
 
# 18 BigOscar @ 05/18/17 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by SigmundFraud
It's definitely true that this is easier than BR. I had no trouble going 12-0 my first try and I've never gone 12-0 on BR. If you can hit, then this event should be a breeze for you.

I'm curious if anyone knows whether or not you can get Andrew miller more than once? Like if I enter again and go 12 wins will I get a second miller? This is a great way to make tons of stubs quickly if it's possible.
I imagine you can, based on how little he's going for. Only 40k for a diamond reliever with ridiculous ratings suggests there's a lot of people with some spare. His regular card is like 120k and it's pretty much identical
 
# 19 ChaseB @ 05/18/17 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SigmundFraud
It's definitely true that this is easier than BR. I had no trouble going 12-0 my first try and I've never gone 12-0 on BR. If you can hit, then this event should be a breeze for you.

I'm curious if anyone knows whether or not you can get Andrew miller more than once? Like if I enter again and go 12 wins will I get a second miller? This is a great way to make tons of stubs quickly if it's possible.
I think you can, I mean, I don't see why not.
 
# 20 SigmundFraud @ 05/18/17 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ChaseB
I think you can, I mean, I don't see why not.


You can, just won my second Andrew Miller. Wow I'm going to be playing this a lot between now and Wednesday.
 

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