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MLB The Show 18 Video - Improvements to Diamond Dynasty

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MLB The Show 18 Video - Improvements to Diamond Dynasty

Check out the latest MLB The Show 18 video, highlighting what’s new in Diamond Dynasty.

Flexible Program System

  • Pick which missions to play
  • Play through small programs and advance to the big ones
  • The cap on attributes goes beyond 99

  • 30 new legends and more Flashbacks
  • 100’s of new souvenirs have been added, including new team collectible team hats, jerseys, autographs and bobbleheads

  • Fans can drop player items and souvenirs into the Exchange, to swap items and improve your squad and earn exclusive rewards

  • Overhauled and rebalanced the created player, tying his progression to player specific programs
  • Missions are based off of new archetypes

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  1. Really the only mode that I care absolutely nothing about. But I understand the appeal and honestly I like collecting the cards and stuff. Looks like some cool additions for those that play this way.
    Turbojugend
    Perhaps stating the obvious, but it seems as though we'll finally be able to wear actual MLB unis in DD.

    Tips confirmed on Twitter that the jersey cards are only collectable items.
    krmarks
    So Gamestop is the only one giving the 4 days early or does PS store do that too? That's gonna determine who I get it through.

    Gamestop, PS Store, Target, Walmart and Best Buy are the retailers for First Pitch Weekend.
    krmarks
    So Gamestop is the only one giving the 4 days early or does PS store do that too? That's gonna determine who I get it through.

    Gamestop
    Playstation Store
    Target
    Wal-Mart
    Best Buy
    All are doing the early access (March 23rd release) for pre-ordering.
    I like the idea that they removed the "max level" for certain ratings. So guys with off-the-charts fastballs like Nolan Ryan and Aroldis Chapman might be able to throw 102-104 now, instead of 99-100.
    hopefully the menus navigate as fast for us as they do in these videos :)
    and ya, im not too sure on the going above 99 attributes. i guess we will have to wait until friday when they will probably give info on why they did such a thing.
    Flaxseed Oil
    I like the idea that they removed the "max level" for certain ratings. So guys with off-the-charts fastballs like Nolan Ryan and Aroldis Chapman might be able to throw 102-104 now, instead of 99-100.

    Yeah exactly this. Or giving old legend pitchers 125 stamina because they came from a time where they pitched complete games all the time.
    kt-od
    hmmm... None of those links work. The 1st one takes me to buy the game at GS. The other two are errors, page doesn't exist errors. Any suggestions?


    EDIT: I didn't see BCruise's post directly above mine....:google:
    Shaffer26
    Tips confirmed on Twitter that the jersey cards are only collectable items.

    Wait, so you can collect a jersey card but you can't actually wear the jersey? Do these guys even play other UT games?
    PhilliesFan13
    As cool as it looks this year I can't let myself get sucked into DD again.
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    My thoughts exactly. DD consumed a lot of playing time for me last year. And I enjoyed it but this year I want to pay more attention to Franchise and RTTS but these additions look very cool.
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    kt-od
    Thanks Brian and CB, that one worked!
    I noticed that they have the 4th of July hats in again this year.

    Not saying they don’t but those where the Nationals alternate hats in the video.
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    countryboy

    EDIT: I didn't see BCruise's post directly above mine....:google:

    No worries - still good to have the youtube link in-thread for those who don't want to click through to twitter. :waytogo:
    milldaddy35
    I'm confused on the souvenir collectables too. Are they useable in game, or no?

    No, they aren't - the MLBTheShow_Tips twitter account confirmed this. They're just for collecting.
    bcruise
    No, they aren't - the MLBTheShow_Tips twitter account confirmed this. They're just for collecting.

    So what do we trade them in for? Had my hopes up lol.
    Pointless to collect a jersey but can’t wear it ... you’ve won a token worth 1 trillion dollars but you can’t spend it ... hoping we get some cool info this week - like some of you, I bought that $99 dollar version last year and ... not doing it this year
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    RunRickyRun24
    Pointless to collect a jersey but can’t wear it ... you’ve won a token worth 1 trillion dollars but you can’t spend it ... hoping we get some cool info this week - like some of you, I bought that $99 dollar version last year and ... not doing it this year
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    Not the best analogy, these collectable uniforms will be used to complete sets that you can trade in for certain players(cards) to be used.
    Man, I hope Babe Ruth has 800 power.
    I wish the 100 point cap, or whatever, could be removed in other modes, as a toggle like other things are. I'm not saying I'd take advantage of it, but you could totally make it an arcade game by giving that much more power to roster creators.
    I wonder what the impact of having a 125 as opposed to having a 100 in something is going to be.
    No, I believe Best Buy Gamers Club will also be offering pre-order and early access to the MLB 18 The Show. Gamers Club will also discount 20% off the game and if you pre-order you get the digital copy for free. Make sure to research this some more but if this is the case, I will be joining Gamers Club this week. I believe it is $30 for a year membership.
    legacyme3
    Man, I hope Babe Ruth has 800 power.
    I wish the 100 point cap, or whatever, could be removed in other modes, as a toggle like other things are. I'm not saying I'd take advantage of it, but you could totally make it an arcade game by giving that much more power to roster creators.
    I wonder what the impact of having a 125 as opposed to having a 100 in something is going to be.

    I wonder if there is a pitching version of Babe? Would tie in nicely with any Ohtani feature of 2-way players.
    Gamesoldier68
    No, I believe Best Buy Gamers Club will also be offering pre-order and early access to the MLB 18 The Show. Gamers Club will also discount 20% off the game and if you pre-order you get the digital copy for free. Make sure to research this some more but if this is the case, I will be joining Gamers Club this week. I believe it is $30 for a year membership.

    Will that allow you to pre-load? Just got Gamer's Club with The Show in mind and being able to pre-load plus have a physical copy would be awesome.
    Regarding the Best Buy pre-order bonus, does that mean you get the Digital copy AND the physical copy? If that's the case, can't you just sell the hard-copy and essentially get the game for free?
    Never really played DD mode, but it's always good to have these weekly updates of features, that is what is so great about these guys they don't remove modes so everyone is happy with the variety
    lilazndood1
    Regarding the Best Buy pre-order bonus, does that mean you get the Digital copy AND the physical copy? If that's the case, can't you just sell the hard-copy and essentially get the game for free?

    You don't get the digital copy from Best Buy, they will just ship your physical copy so you get it on the early release date.
    These changes are certainly interesting, but this video has pushed me away from buying the game this year a little bit. Unless they have some easy-to-use, massive tracking system that alerts you about missions that you can tap the motion pad to access, there's no way that I'd be able to keep track of the missions. Unless, of course, Diamond Dynasty is finally a proper offline game mode.
    Speaking of the missions themselves, with seemingly so much more content being added I do hope that the missions are easier to accomplish. I don't have the time or energy to grind through the lengthy stuff of last year's games, especially with the ridiculous restrictions. One of the best features of MLB The Show DD mode pre '17 was the ability to play other user created teams. With most of the program missions purposely excluding Extra Innings, DD is essentially useless to me and might as well be an offline mode if all I'm doing is playing against the CPU (because I didn't buy PS+). I don't mind the mode exclusive daily missions because those you can just reroll since they don't lock away a player or some other content aside from EXP and Stubs.
    The new CAP changes are interesting, but unfortunately for me, in the wrong direction it feels like. I realize that I'm in the small minority of players who uses the CAP as a utility defender first and not switch-hitting catcher Big Daddy whatever, but at this point the CAP feels so useless that I'd customize my manager instead. At least with a customized manager appearance, I can still feel some connection to the team and have my created face somewhere in it. I hope that with these changes we'll see secondary positions being allowed for the CAP if he's getting locked into those balanced program positions, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
    Finally, the souvenirs are somewhat neat but without some sort of 3D home to display them in (AKA like 2k’s skybox or similar) then these feel a bit like a waste of space. Woo, I pulled a bobblehead card, but I can’t interact with it or make it bobble with the touchpad in any way. Woo, I pulled a jersey, but I can’t frame it on my virtual skybox wall. I’d like to be able to see and interact with these things if they’re going to be included in the game and to venture to long after the servers for the game are taken down.
    ramspeedkill
    when will they have information on franchise?

    March 12th - Gamestop Monday which will probably be about Franchise mode.
    March 13th - PS Blog about Franchise.
    March 15th - Franchise mode deep dive stream on Twitch.
    Can't help but feel all the extra (pretty pointless by the sounds of it) souvenirs are just going to further dilute packs to make the rare cards even rarer. Simply add a bunch of extra, worthless cards that you can now get and it means an even higher percentage of the diamonds won't be players? Seems like they've added hundreds of extra rituals/stadiums/sponsorships equivalent cards
    Unless I'm misreading that?
    Diamond Dynasty pfft! I NEVER play that or Ultimate Team for the NHL series. Get rid of them and improve other aspects of the game ;)
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    As someone who dabbles into DD as well as maintaining legit time spent in Franchise and RTTS, these additions dont seem to add much other than more grinding and missions.
    I’d rather have more ways to play, such as Offline Battle Royale, CPU Seasons, Offline “Moments” To recreate historic or this season’s epic games. Add more ways to play. Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale are great modes, Events are whatever nothing special. But let’s further the Offline aspect for those who hate online cheese and faulty servers.
    Also I’m really hoping less missions are Online only. I know a lot of people struggled to get Griffey because of the Online Only Missions. Even if you have to make the offline missions more difficult and time consuming than the Online Ones. At least it’s still attainable through offline play.
    One thing that I’m really hoping to see but am no way expecting this, less card variations.
    I don’t get the fascination of having 4 types of cards of the same player. Why do I need a Rookie, Breakout, All Star, Hardware, Postseason and Impact Veteran version or Dante Bichette or Willie Stargell.
    They all play relatively the same except the hardware is better than rookie obviously.
    The rest play fairly the same aside from slight upgrades in certain attributes. I will never understand why people think this is a good idea.
    The only cards you need is a Rookie and “Prime” (Whichever is better, Hardware/Postseason/All Star version) and there HAS to be a mission to get from Rookie to the Prime version. Otherwise what’s the point of even having the rookie card in the game.
    All of these variations of the same player dilute the market and make high quality cards even more rare than they were in years past and make it stupid expensive in the Market.
    Someone above me mentioned the souvenirs even furthering the dilution of the packs/market. And it will.
    Unless I see something that is really eye popping and really gets my attention, I was already planning on scaling back my DD time but I’d really take a step back from it and focus on Franchise and RTTS more.
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    I dabble in this mode.....and only will continue to dabble. Nothing there in that video made me go ....wow. I like the card collecting aspect. That’s about it.
    Now if there were offline seasons vs the CPU and things like that I would get excited.
    Yari
    These changes are certainly interesting, but this video has pushed me away from buying the game this year a little bit. Unless they have some easy-to-use, massive tracking system that alerts you about missions that you can tap the motion pad to access, there's no way that I'd be able to keep track of the missions. Unless, of course, Diamond Dynasty is finally a proper offline game mode.
    Speaking of the missions themselves, with seemingly so much more content being added I do hope that the missions are easier to accomplish. I don't have the time or energy to grind through the lengthy stuff of last year's games, especially with the ridiculous restrictions. One of the best features of MLB The Show DD mode pre '17 was the ability to play other user created teams. With most of the program missions purposely excluding Extra Innings, DD is essentially useless to me and might as well be an offline mode if all I'm doing is playing against the CPU (because I didn't buy PS+). I don't mind the mode exclusive daily missions because those you can just reroll since they don't lock away a player or some other content aside from EXP and Stubs.
    The new CAP changes are interesting, but unfortunately for me, in the wrong direction it feels like. I realize that I'm in the small minority of players who uses the CAP as a utility defender first and not switch-hitting catcher Big Daddy whatever, but at this point the CAP feels so useless that I'd customize my manager instead. At least with a customized manager appearance, I can still feel some connection to the team and have my created face somewhere in it. I hope that with these changes we'll see secondary positions being allowed for the CAP if he's getting locked into those balanced program positions, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
    Finally, the souvenirs are somewhat neat but without some sort of 3D home to display them in (AKA like 2k’s skybox or similar) then these feel a bit like a waste of space. Woo, I pulled a bobblehead card, but I can’t interact with it or make it bobble with the touchpad in any way. Woo, I pulled a jersey, but I can’t frame it on my virtual skybox wall. I’d like to be able to see and interact with these things if they’re going to be included in the game and to venture to long after the servers for the game are taken down.

    I wish I could upvote your post multiple times. You’re spot on, in my mind.
    Bullit
    Really the only mode that I care absolutely nothing about. But I understand the appeal and honestly I like collecting the cards and stuff. Looks like some cool additions for those that play this way.

    Same here. Only mode I don't care about. But cool nonetheless. Like someone mentioned above, give me some offline Battle Royale, CPU Seasons, Offline “Moments” to recreate historic or this season’s epic games and I'll consider playing this mode.
    MetsFan16
    As someone who dabbles into DD as well as maintaining legit time spent in Franchise and RTTS, these additions dont seem to add much other than more grinding and missions.
    I’d rather have more ways to play, such as Offline Battle Royale, CPU Seasons, Offline “Moments” To recreate historic or this season’s epic games. Add more ways to play. Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale are great modes, Events are whatever nothing special. But let’s further the Offline aspect for those who hate online cheese and faulty servers.
    Also I’m really hoping less missions are Online only. I know a lot of people struggled to get Griffey because of the Online Only Missions. Even if you have to make the offline missions more difficult and time consuming than the Online Ones. At least it’s still attainable through offline play.
    One thing that I’m really hoping to see but am no way expecting this, less card variations.
    I don’t get the fascination of having 4 types of cards of the same player. Why do I need a Rookie, Breakout, All Star, Hardware, Postseason and Impact Veteran version or Dante Bichette or Willie Stargell.
    They all play relatively the same except the hardware is better than rookie obviously.
    The rest play fairly the same aside from slight upgrades in certain attributes. I will never understand why people think this is a good idea.
    The only cards you need is a Rookie and “Prime” (Whichever is better, Hardware/Postseason/All Star version) and there HAS to be a mission to get from Rookie to the Prime version. Otherwise what’s the point of even having the rookie card in the game.
    All of these variations of the same player dilute the market and make high quality cards even more rare than they were in years past and make it stupid expensive in the Market.
    Someone above me mentioned the souvenirs even furthering the dilution of the packs/market. And it will.
    Unless I see something that is really eye popping and really gets my attention, I was already planning on scaling back my DD time but I’d really take a step back from it and focus on Franchise and RTTS more.
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    Agreed, I'd love an offline battle Royale. I have no interest in the online aspect of this game but enjoy collecting the cards. Wish DD had more to offer offline players than conquest and team epics.
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    Jon Arbuckle
    Will that allow you to pre-load? Just got Gamer's Club with The Show in mind and being able to pre-load plus have a physical copy would be awesome.
    I'm pretty sure pre loading for a physical copy is impossible. You need the disc to be able to load the game.
    This feels like a stupid question but I'm doubtful so I feel like I need to ask it. Packs are only useful for DD right? If I'm someone who never plays DD, I have zero use for packs right? Or am I missing something about packs that I don't see?
    SilverBullet1929
    This feels like a stupid question but I'm doubtful so I feel like I need to ask it. Packs are only useful for DD right? If I'm someone who never plays DD, I have zero use for packs right? Or am I missing something about packs that I don't see?

    You can get rituals, equipment, and sponsors from packs which the first two can be used in RTTS (Road to the Show) and the sponsors can be used in Franchise mode. The player cards and stadiums that you can also get from packs are specific to Diamond Dynasty mode.
    SilverBullet1929
    This feels like a stupid question but I'm doubtful so I feel like I need to ask it. Packs are only useful for DD right? If I'm someone who never plays DD, I have zero use for packs right? Or am I missing something about packs that I don't see?

    Assuming things stay as they were in '17 regarding packs, the equipment you pull out of them can be used by your RTTS player, to give them stat boosts. And I believe sponsorships can be used in Franchise. Both are completely optional, and both modes can be played just fine without them.
    With the qualifier again of "if things stay as they are" you don't need to play DD to get packs/items. They drop as random rewards after games in any mode if you play while connected to the internet, plus there are daily bonus items just for starting up the game too.
    I never played a lot of games in DD but I still loved collecting the cards so I played enough to get points for new packs.
    I was more about collecting sets rather than have items to use in DD games/players.
    They need to give us the ability to edit our DD players' equipment. Every thread or comment section involving this game, no matter where it is, is filled with "X player switched to Adidas" or "Y player's batting gloves are wrong" Doing so would solve all of these problems. They hardly get anyone's equipment right and even when they do, there's no guarantee that their "team color 1, team color 2" configuration is gonna work with your team's colors. DD is all about customization and this would add a crucial layer to that.
    If any devs read this and there's a technical or practical reason why this hasn't happened yet, please let me know.
    Skyboxer
    I never played a lot of games in DD but I still loved collecting the cards so I played enough to get points for new packs.
    I was more about collecting sets rather than have items to use in DD games/players.

    Pretty much how I will approach it this year as well.
    I'm just here to collect. I play it in the beginning waiting for rosters. The bummer for me is there's so much parody with the teams. I just want to be able to do the missions offline. That way I won't be rubbing elbows with the doucher's out there...
    SilverBullet1929
    This feels like a stupid question but I'm doubtful so I feel like I need to ask it. Packs are only useful for DD right? If I'm someone who never plays DD, I have zero use for packs right? Or am I missing something about packs that I don't see?

    Aside from what everyone else mentioned, you can also sell your cards for stubs. So if you don't play DD and you somehow get a Babe Ruth card, you can sell it for millions of stubs and use those to boost up your RTTS player or add to your budget in Franchise mode.
    I did DD first time in 17. Only the vs cpu modes. Any information they added more VS CPU modes? Like Madden did a few years ago which brought new life for me to MUT.
    I can't play DD online vs. All the other players teams are stacked and they take advantage it seems of the game. I understand it's fun for some, but I didnt enjoy online since it felt like I was always going to get beat because I didnt spend the money on a strong team.
    So any info on increasing 'offline' DD vs CPU modes?
    Can anyone tell me how to sign up for the preorder bonus stuff with Best Buy? If you preorder are you guaranteed all the extra packs, the legend card, and everything the end of the video mentioned? And get the game early?
    Or do you have to buy the locker room or elite edition instead of the standard game?
    hyacinth1
    Can anyone tell me how to sign up for the preorder bonus stuff with Best Buy? If you preorder are you guaranteed all the extra packs, the legend card, and everything the end of the video mentioned? And get the game early?
    Or do you have to buy the locker room or elite edition instead of the standard game?
    It works on the regular edition as well. They will email you the code when the game ships.
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    So...did they get rid of the use of the old retro card motif? It was so cool seeing a bunch of the old school Topps designs from when I collected as a kid. If they're gone, well, I don't know...it loses a bit of the charm for me.
    Guess we'll know soon enough....
    JoshC1977
    So...did they get rid of the use of the old retro card motif? It was so cool seeing a bunch of the old school Topps designs from when I collected as a kid. If they're gone, well, I don't know...it loses a bit of the charm for me.
    Guess we'll know soon enough....
    I'm sure they will have a ton of flashbacks and old cards still
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    JoshC1977
    So...did they get rid of the use of the old retro card motif? It was so cool seeing a bunch of the old school Topps designs from when I collected as a kid. If they're gone, well, I don't know...it loses a bit of the charm for me.
    Guess we'll know soon enough....

    Yeah that was my favorite part of DD last cycle. All those sweet retro Topps cards.
    I’d like a post season mode .. where your DD team plays a best of 5,7,7 game series and if you win it all you get a card : make the difficulties like when you play against the cpu in extra innings .
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    Servers. Yes. You reminded me how bad they were last few years. Actually every year. I’m sure it’ll be no different at launch.
    I wish you could use your dd team in season mode.
    ElroyJetson
    I’d like a post season mode .. where your DD team plays a best of 5,7,7 game series and if you win it all you get a card : make the difficulties like when you play against the cpu in extra innings .
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    I like this idea.
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    If the attributes for CAPs can go up to 125, I hope someone in the community will make another updated ratings calculator. Last year’s was great and I used it a ton, but I would have zero idea on how to even start to make one. A new one would be greatly appreciated if this is indeed the case.
    myghty
    I love DD mode but if the servers are not fixed, this is a deal breaker for me.

    I got enough "Lost Connection to the Server" messages last year and lost enough progress in DD missions and programs that I ended up quitting the mode for the year. And these were actually games vs CPU.
    It could be a deal breaker for me again this year if it is not resolved.
    Dolenz
    I got enough "Lost Connection to the Server" messages last year and lost enough progress in DD missions and programs that I ended up quitting the mode for the year. And these were actually games vs CPU.
    It could be a deal breaker for me again this year if it is not resolved.

    Same here. vs cpu games. It ALWAYS happens first week too. I don't expect any different. It sucks but their servers have always had problems. Maybe best time to start DD is like July.
    hyacinth1
    Same here. vs cpu games. It ALWAYS happens first week too. I don't expect any different. It sucks but their servers have always had problems. Maybe best time to start DD is like July.

    Yes, I won't give up too quickly but if it happens in the first few weeks it will probably cause me to cut back on my playing time during that span. When I jumped back into DD in like November or December and received that error again, even though server traffic should have been much lower, that was the end of it for me.
    I like the fact that you can now complete all of DD using only single player mode.
    I like the suggestion about CPU seasons which would require the player to manage the rotation and bullpen and have injuries have effect beyond the game they are hurt in. That would add an additional level of strategy to CPU play.
    I also would prefer more different historic and legend players instead of having 4 or 5 cards for a single flashback or legend. They could mix it up by adding more different flashbacks who were good players, but not superstars.
    Karle
    Flaxseed Oil
    I like the idea that they removed the "max level" for certain ratings. So guys with off-the-charts fastballs like Nolan Ryan and Aroldis Chapman might be able to throw 102-104 now, instead of 99-100.

    Did they say the limit increased from 102 which very seldom was seen?
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    Cowboy008
    March 12th - Gamestop Monday which will probably be about Franchise mode.
    March 13th - PS Blog about Franchise.
    March 15th - Franchise mode deep dive stream on Twitch.

    About dang time if u ask me
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    BigOscar
    Can't help but feel all the extra (pretty pointless by the sounds of it) souvenirs are just going to further dilute packs to make the rare cards even rarer. Simply add a bunch of extra, worthless cards that you can now get and it means an even higher percentage of the diamonds won't be players? Seems like they've added hundreds of extra rituals/stadiums/sponsorships equivalent cards
    Unless I'm misreading that?

    Welcome to SDS!!!
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    Karle
    I like the fact that you can now complete all of DD using only single player mode.
    Karle

    I'll believe it when I see it. i hope you can do all of it offline now but i am highly skeptical.
    So the 125 attribute cap doesn't happen outside off DD right? If not, I find it weird. In the stream, they said how Gwynn hit .394 one year, and the raised cap actually allows him to potentially reach that. Without this, he was only capped at hitting around .330 despite being maxed 99 in contact, which doesn't show how good Gwynn is. In RTTS, the only way I can have that kind of season is if I play on a lower difficulty level. I think they should incorporate the 125 cap in RTTS but just changed the regression for that attribute to regress sharply while in  "Legend" cap. I don't know how they'd do this, maybe a time limit, or prime age range where it's possible, but I should be able to get that chance to hit .400 or break Bonds' HR record, just examples. 
    hyacinth1
    I'll believe it when I see it. i hope you can do all of it offline now but i am highly skeptical.

    Listen at 1:07 17 seconds of the latest twitch stream. He states all programs and create a player are offline. You don't need to have PS+ or play other players online to do it. You just need an internet connection of course for DD but no required playing other players.
    TripleCrown9
    I've never really done Diamond Dynasty, but in 18 I'm going to try to get more into the collecting aspect.

    This was my attitude for last year's game, but I just never got as into it as I had hoped.
    I "accidentally" acquired nearly every card in 16 the Show, and completed nearly every team. In 17, I only completed one team, and only have roughly 70% of the live series cards (to say nothing of the legends, flashbacks, etc you can get). I'm hoping 18 is more addicting so I collect more cards on accident like I did in 16.
    Karle
    I like the fact that you can now complete all of DD using only single player mode.

    I like the suggestion about CPU seasons which would require the player to manage the rotation and bullpen and have injuries have effect beyond the game they are hurt in. That would add an additional level of strategy to CPU play.

    I also would prefer more different historic and legend players instead of having 4 or 5 cards for a single flashback or legend. They could mix it up by adding more different flashbacks who were good players, but not superstars.

    Karle

    X1000 I agree!!!
    legacyme3
    This was my attitude for last year's game, but I just never got as into it as I had hoped.
    I "accidentally" acquired nearly every card in 16 the Show, and completed nearly every team. In 17, I only completed one team, and only have roughly 70% of the live series cards (to say nothing of the legends, flashbacks, etc you can get). I'm hoping 18 is more addicting so I collect more cards on accident like I did in 16.

    Same here. Played the heck out of it on 15 and 16......not nearly as much on 17. Servers and gameplay were god awful.
    bxphenom7
    So the 125 attribute cap doesn't happen outside off DD right? If not, I find it weird. In the stream, they said how Gwynn hit .394 one year, and the raised cap actually allows him to potentially reach that. Without this, he was only capped at hitting around .330 despite being maxed 99 in contact, which doesn't show how good Gwynn is. In RTTS, the only way I can have that kind of season is if I play on a lower difficulty level. I think they should incorporate the 125 cap in RTTS but just changed the regression for that attribute to regress sharply while in* "Legend" cap. I don't know how they'd do this, maybe a time limit, or prime age range where it's possible, but I should be able to get that chance to hit .400 or break Bonds' HR record, just examples.*

    It's in DD only. No need to worry.
    BigOscar
    I'm amazed no one has made a Spinal Tap "but this one goes to 11" reference about them lifting the overall limits yet

    I was definitely thinking it.
    Does anyone know if once a mission is complete, it tells you in the form of a pop up menu or something?
    Was really long winded checking every mission last year to see what you had completed.
    watson17
    Does anyone know if once a mission is complete, it tells you in the form of a pop up menu or something?
    Was really long winded checking every mission last year to see what you had completed.

    Probably not. That would be a pretty big addition and I can't imagine that if they implemented it that they would not have mentioned it during the stream.
    watson17
    Does anyone know if once a mission is complete, it tells you in the form of a pop up menu or something?
    Was really long winded checking every mission last year to see what you had completed.

    I dabbled in offline DD last year. Had some fun. But it was quite annoying when I'd set up my lineup to try and achieve one of the goals on a Mission, playing a game thinking I had completed the goal, only to scroll back through the Missions to see I was wrong about something and didn't achieve it.
    Or, conversely, scrolling through Missions to find I had completed something I wasn't even trying for and having no idea when I completed it. Maybe it had been days or weeks that I had rewards sitting there that I could have redeemed??
    I agree there should be a mission tracker in-game.
    An even better solution may be a smart phone companion app. Pull up your missions while you play and see what you need.
    Also play the market, manage your DD squad, look at your universal profile. I’m very surprised this isn’t a thing yet
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    Hopefully with the quicker servers and menu scrolling it wont be as tedious this year.
    It didn't help last year that it took 15-20 seconds for every screen to load when checking missions etc.
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