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MLB The Show 19 New Moments Mode Details, Video and Screenshots

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MLB The Show 19 New Moments Mode Details, Video and Screenshots

GameStop has posted their official MLB Monday, featuring MLB The Show 19’s new Moments mode with game designer, Kyle Blake.

We’ve embedded the video below, along with some bulleted details and captured screenshots. Make sure to post your thoughts.

  • Moments is all about taking a trip back in time, to relive and replay the biggest games, situations and plays of all eras of baseball history
  • Step up as Babe Ruth and call your shot, hit father and son back to back home runs with Ken Griffey Jr. and Sr, set the major league strikeout record with Nolan Ryan
  • Moments range from a single at bat, to an entire 7 game playoff series, for a quick challenge or hours of fun
  • Answer baseball’s biggest questions or even alter history, older legend hitters vs. modern day pitchers, it’s up to you to change the game
  • Moments has been fully integrated into how you progress through Diamond Dynasty
  • Take a squad of your favorite players into Moments and play them against Legends and modern day superstars
  • With every Moment you conquer, you earn rewards (stubs, player items) to upgrade your team
  • With Moments, gone are the days where you have to unlock a player, to play as him
  • You receive in-game notifications as you progress through each Moment, so you always know what to complete next
  • Watch for new historical Moments and Moments from the 2019 season, as they happen
  • More Moments will be added throughout the year
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  1. This seems intriguing. It looks like it basically gives the offline DD fans things to do except Conquest and Grinding.
    Looking forward to more details in the next stream. This could draw me back in.
    Oh wow that looks really well implimented. It's nothing ground breaking to sports games(I think Madden has done something similar) but I'm loving the look of this for The Show. Should be a really nice mode to take a break from the regular modes. I love that it ranges from 1AB to a 7 game series. They didn't mention anything longer but if a 7 game series is the longest time then I wonder how those Career moments will break down.
    I like seeing stats needed to complete player missions. Something I always disliked about DD was not knowing/remembering what stats I needed to complete my objective.
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    Mercury112491
    Oh wow that looks really well implimented. It's nothing ground breaking to sports games(I think Madden has done something similar) but I'm loving the look of this for The Show. Should be a really nice mode to take a break from the regular modes. I love that it ranges from 1AB to a 7 game series. They didn't mention anything longer but if a 7 game series is the longest time then I wonder how those Career moments will break down.

    Looking at the Bryce Harper Rookie one. There are multiple missions. The first few are single game missions. But the last one they actually show on screen is an 11 game challenge.
    Tally 15 hits
    Hit 4 Home Runs
    Tally 7 Extra Base Hits
    Tally 8 RBIs
    That was like the 4th or 5th mission and covered the dates May26th - June 8th.
    So it looks like the Career and Season moments can have longer challenges? The question becomes, on an 11 game challenge like above, can I quit and restart if 7 games in it looks like I won't hit the numbers?
    Willis135
    New record, they waited 68 seconds before mentioning diamond dynasty.
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    Geez give it a rest. The schedule is set so that this week is a Diamond Dynasty week. What the hell did you expect?
    Dolenz
    Geez give it a rest. The schedule is set so that this week is a Diamond Dynasty week. What the hell did you expect?
    I challenge you to find one other time I mentioned diamond dynasty, so you give it a rest because I've seen multiple times you argue with people who are tired of diamond dynasty
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    All I can give this mode is a moment of silence, not my cup of tea. The only way I will engage historical modes is the way Visual Concepts did NBA 2K12 Hardwood Classics, they actually made grainy black and white filters, featured the same era arenas and rules to play by. It made for a better experience because you played by those rules, and you viewed it through that lense.
    Mercury112491
    Oh wow that looks really well implimented. It's nothing ground breaking to sports games(I think Madden has done something similar) but I'm loving the look of this for The Show. Should be a really nice mode to take a break from the regular modes. I love that it ranges from 1AB to a 7 game series. They didn't mention anything longer but if a 7 game series is the longest time then I wonder how those Career moments will break down.

    Yes, I remember a mode like this being in Madden several years back when I still played that series.
    Impetuous65
    All I can give this mode is a moment of silence, not my cup of tea. The only way I will engage historical modes is the way Visual Concepts did NBA 2K12 Hardwood Classics, they actually made grainy black and white filters, featured the same era arenas and rules to play by. It made for a better experience because you played by those rules, and you viewed it through that lense.

    If there, please let the grainy black and white filters be an option. I want to play the game and see the colors...not black and white.
    Doesn't really move the needle much for me, I may spend 5% of my time with it. Right now, just hoping for something impactful in March to October or at least some logic tweaks to FA/trading in Franchise Mode.
    The gameplay advances are almost enough for me to purchase, as they appear to be well implemented and needed (especially making offspeed and secondary pitches less effective). Just need a bone on franchise of some sort.
    countryboy
    If there, please let the grainy black and white filters be an option. I want to play the game and see the colors...not black and white.

    Didn't the 1st trailer with the Willie Mays catch play in black & white? Maybe it will be an option
    Willis135
    I challenge you to find one other time I mentioned diamond dynasty, so you give it a rest because I've seen multiple times you argue with people who are tired of diamond dynasty
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    I get tired of them thread crapping in threads about DD and other modes. I won't apologize for that.
    Now that is what I am talking about. This is a mode I can really have a ton of fun in and enjoy offline Diamond Dynasty.
    Seriously? What is not to like about this mode. Playing against and with former greats.....I am digging this. Plus they will add more throughout the games cycle.
    Very nice.
    Sheamazin
    Didn't the 1st trailer with the Willie Mays catch play in black & white? Maybe it will be an option

    Yes it did
    If that is how it is, I'll still play it. I just prefer it to be color.
    LastActionHero
    Very cool!
    Can’t wait to play as the Red Sox and beat the Yankees again 3 games up in the ALCS of 2004!
    Btw why is the facebook video quality so bad

    if this is added you think we will we guys like Jeter, ARod, Rivera, Ortiz, Pedro???
    I hopes so! they said they added like 100 new legends this year right?
    That's pretty much what I assumed it was, though I didn't expect multi-game moments or more in the future through online updates.
    Did it look to anyone else like Harper was just assigned a generic batting stance on his single to CF?
    Nate497
    if this is added you think we will we guys like Jeter, ARod, Rivera, Ortiz, Pedro???
    I hopes so! they said they added like 100 new legends this year right?

    Good question, hadn’t thought about that. They will probably only create the “moments” that fit within the legends they have in the game.
    Oh wel...
    Nate497
    if this is added you think we will we guys like Jeter, ARod, Rivera, Ortiz, Pedro???
    I hopes so! they said they added like 100 new legends this year right?

    That brings up a good question. How, for example, do we relieve the Cubs run when some, like David Ross, has since retired and as far as I know will has not been added back into the game.
    We definitely won't see era specific rosters for the Ruth career missions.
    goillini03
    Could be cool if it is not too grindy. The moments thing in Madden got so repetitive that it pushed me out of MUT.

    Right. Hopefully the missions are a good mix of different things so it doesn’t get too boring.
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    So, say there is a moment that is really just supposed to last a pitch, like a home run or a triple play. That would be really cool if they had a way to sync up the actual radio/television audio call as it's happening if you do it successfully, like we hear in the menus of the game. Either that, or if we could see the actual moment replayed afterward/beforehand or something like that. Anything like that works for me!
    Anyway, I noticed that they've now put up the Oracle Park sign as well, and can show it off in its full glory.
    Blzer
    That's pretty much what I assumed it was, though I didn't expect multi-game moments or more in the future through online updates.
    Did it look to anyone else like Harper was just assigned a generic batting stance on his single to CF?

    It did to me. I really hope that wasn't his mo capped version.
    Berserker2020
    It did to me. I really hope that wasn't his mo capped version.

    I mean since he is the cover athlete and all, I'm sure they just "deleted" his old one and they are going to get him a new one during ST... assuming he is around for it!
    His is interesting in general though, because his stance is that of a lot of different actions, particularly in the stride. No one motion capture encapsulates all that is his actual stance. I hope they take all of that in stride (heh) for a unique experience when batting as Harper.
    But yes, I'm hoping that's not his signature stance. That would be poor if so. And given the Oracle Park sign I mentioned, you know that video is relatively new (since any other videos in that park always avoided showing the sign because they likely hadn't yet created it at the time).
    Is Nolan Ryan’s angels uni a pullover? Looked like it.
    I also was expecting era specific filters like nba 2k did in 2012. Thought they were in after willie mays clip, but looks like that may have just been for the trailer.
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    Cool thought. But kind of ruined for me since a lot of these will not take place in the classic stadiums. The Griffeys at T-mobile instead of kingdome and Nolan Ryan at the new big A instead of the old one. For me it just kills the immersion. I would have preferred they had focused on a lesser amount of moments and tried to make them as true to life as possible, instead of a plethora of them that are not historically accurate.
    Not complaining just my two cents.
    Dolenz
    Geez give it a rest. The schedule is set so that this week is a Diamond Dynasty week. What the hell did you expect?

    Well the schedule last week only said RTTS yet they still took the time to shove DD down our throats last week as well
    bacon96

    Are we sure that is what those are or, since they talked about mixing players from past and present, were they simply custom created for a DD team?
    Therebelyell626
    Well the schedule last week only said RTTS yet they still took the time to shove DD down our throats last week as well

    Well then be prepared to be further annoyed because they will be revealing DD legends in every single stream. Just like they did last year.
    Dolenz
    This seems intriguing. It looks like it basically gives the offline DD fans things to do except Conquest and Grinding.
    Looking forward to more details in the next stream. This could draw me back in.

    Yea, this looks fun.
    Blzer
    That's pretty much what I assumed it was, though I didn't expect multi-game moments or more in the future through online updates.
    Did it look to anyone else like Harper was just assigned a generic batting stance on his single to CF?

    I got distracted by how horrendous it looked while he was running to first.
    Impetuous65
    All I can give this mode is a moment of silence, not my cup of tea. The only way I will engage historical modes is the way Visual Concepts did NBA 2K12 Hardwood Classics, they actually made grainy black and white filters, featured the same era arenas and rules to play by. It made for a better experience because you played by those rules, and you viewed it through that lense.

    If not, Just adjust the color settings on your tv to black and white. It’s an idea.
    HenryClay1844
    Wonder how they'll handle unlicensed players in those scenarios. Will the just use current players or fakes like the minor leagues?

    I think this is exactly what they will do. They will just sub current players in their place. I don't think this will be as much of a "play the moments" mode as it will be a "try and replicate what his player did in a specific situation" mode. Then again that's not as catchy or marketable
    I'd definitely be into this if they had the accurate rosters and stadiums from those certain dates, but I highly doubt it, looks like just franchise for me again.
    A bit more of a general question, but watching this video reminded me...
    Do we know if we'll be able to turn off the 'no-doubt' HR cam this year? Really not a fan of it and how it breaks the immersion.
    beau21
    A bit more of a general question, but watching this video reminded me...
    Do we know if we'll be able to turn off the 'no-doubt' HR cam this year? Really not a fan of it and how it breaks the immersion.

    No way SDS will allow this ☹️
    I loved when we had the option to turn them off.
    I will never understand why SDS thought it could hurt the game by allowing us to turn off the HR Cam???
    tnixen
    No way SDS will allow this ☹️
    I loved when we had the option to turn them off.

    Maybe I missed something, but just curious why you think there's no way they'd allow it? I remember we used to have control over most visual aids (and still do over many) so I'm surprised this would be different?
    tnixen
    No way SDS will allow this ☹️
    I loved when we had the option to turn them off.
    I will never understand why SDS thought it could hurt the game by allowing us to turn off the HR Cam???

    I personally love the HR cam. But do think there should be an off version for those of you who are not fans. More options never hurt anyone. My only fear would be that if people aren't using it then SDS would stop doing signature HR swings. Which is one of my favorite parts of the game. Every year the first thing I do is go through the entire roster and see whos signature swings got added, and who got updated ones. Nothing wrong with giving players separation in individuality.
    I remember when there were only like 5 or 6 generic HR swings and that was lame
    Therebelyell626
    I personally love the HR cam. But do think there should be an off version for those of you who are not fans. More options never hurt anyone. My only fear would be that if people aren't using it then SDS would stop doing signature HR swings. Which is one of my favorite parts of the game. Every year the first thing I do is go through the entire roster and see whos signature swings got added, and who got updated ones. Nothing wrong with giving players separation in individuality.
    I remember when there were only like 5 or 6 generic HR swings and that was lame

    I also love the signature HR swings but I guess my thought is that if they're going to show a replay of the HR, then I can see the swing there. I like the few seconds between when you think you hit the ball solid and when you see it go over the wall. Holding my breath while I wait to see whether it will go out or not is what's fun to me :)
    Dolenz
    So it looks like the Career and Season moments can have longer challenges? The question becomes, on an 11 game challenge like above, can I quit and restart if 7 games in it looks like I won't hit the numbers?

    Looks like you can press R1 to reset the multi game moment.
    No thanks on this mode. Would be mildly intrigued if the rosters were correct, the uniforms were not just general throwbacks because they don’t have that exact uniform in the games, or (and most especially) the ballparks were true to the ones in which the event took place in.
    Nothing zaps you out of the moment even more than watching dead ball players run around in stadiums they weren’t even alive to have seen be built, let alone play in.
    I play The Show to have some control over a baseball simulation, and it feels like SCEA just wants to keep reminding me that I’m playing a video game. I don’t care about challenges, or grinding for crap, or unlocks, etc. I care about baseball. The sport sells itself, just as it has for the past 25+ years of baseball video gaming. Replicate the sport. There’s still so much work that needs to be done in that regard. And I think that is why a lot of customers are pissed and tired of this stuff.
    People still like baseball, believe it or not. People still want to watch and consume and play and replicate baseball. I don’t need gimmicks. That one commercial from Sony will always stick with me, the one with the cartoon capes and super villains running around on a baseball diamond. It was at that point I knew we were in trouble. Cause this company is trying to market a video game instead of a baseball game.
    Stay true to your roots, improve on what killed your competition in the first place. Replicate the actual sport like never before and push the boundaries of blurring the lines between realism and virtual baseball. You can milk your cash cow of DD wnd placate to actual fans at the same time, it is doable. Because at this rate they’re going to lose everyone eventually.
    Cowboy008
    Not for me. I’ve never been a DD guy. Looking forward to the info that’s dropping next week though.

    Same here. It's a nice add-on but I could care less. Franchise mode is all that I care about. SDS want to look at how to make a deep and enthralling franchise mode? Look no further than OOTP 19. Incredible depth. I'm hooked on this game right now!!
    sva91
    Is Nolan Ryan’s angels uni a pullover? Looked like it.
    I also was expecting era specific filters like nba 2k did in 2012. Thought they were in after willie mays clip, but looks like that may have just been for the trailer.
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    I hope so. Especially if that means you can give your DD team pullover unis. Would definitely do that for my squad.
    Whoever was narrating that video couldn't have sounded more bored if he tried, and that's exactly how I feel about this mode. I love how they add 2 new modes in which they have no way to determine their popularity, yet completely ignore Franchise mode. Again.
    Someone mentioned earlier how they keep trying to "push" the game of baseball into some new dimension with all these gimmicky modes and DD and stubs and card packs, etc. I initially started buying this series for the game of baseball itself and the fact that I could take my team in any which direction I so pleased.
    Nice to know they're gonna keep adding more and more moments while they keep ignoring Franchise. Smh
    Man, I can tell OS is gonna be unbearable this week. People need to read the schedule and know what to expect.
    Looking forward to more info on the moments stuff as someone who plays DD more against the CPU than head to head. Adding new moments that occur in-season sounds awesome.
    Also hoping that progress tracker shows up in normal DD (as in progress toward completing programs).
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    And just to squash any hopes of the pullover jersey making it into the game, nope. Angels jersey has buttons with Ryan wearing it. :29 shows them clearly.
    They don’t have the memory to put in more uniform templates. So it won’t be until at least PS5 until we see these improvements. They’d better completely rework their uniforms and player models on the next console. They are severely dated.
    This mode looks really really fun. I like how there are different types of moments. My biggest peeve with Madden Moments were it got really repetitive. It seems like these range from Individual Players, Teams, and Game Situations.
    Not entirely clear on if it’s a DD mode though. It said you can use your DD team to play against the all Legend teams but I think most of the most will be off line using just player lock
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    So Moments are essentially missions to achieve during games with certain players?
    That sounds pretty cool, it's a different way to play and sounds fun.
    Did they mention what the teams will be like? Custom teams that we create? Legends added to modern day teams? Something else perhaps?
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    MetsFan16

    Not entirely clear on if it’s a DD mode though. It said you can use your DD team to play against the all Legend teams but I think most of the most will be off line using just player lock

    They said something about playing with players before unlocking them. I think there will be certain cards for DD unlocked in Moments. I’m betting that’s how you get the Harper rookie card that they showed in the video.
    CubFan23
    Is retro mode still in this year? Ugh, I hope not, horrible way to play the game. This is yet another mode I won't touch.

    It's too bad that I see this new mode through the lens of opportunity cost to other modes that I do play. The nicer and more intricate this mode is, the higher the opportunity cost. Too bad I can't just enjoy this for what it is, but that's the issue with being conditioned about which modes are getting attention and which are not.
    This MOMENTS mode seems like a good way to capture those who have some knowledge of baseball history but maybe have been on the fence about trying DD.
    baxtercherry
    Sure looked liked numbers on the brim of Sanchez’s Helmet as he rounded the bases.. Am I seeing things?
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    No there are numbers on the brim. When he takes off his helmet after rounding third you can see the numbers clearly.
    I always love modes like this.  One of my favorites was NFL 2k5's ESPN 25th Anniversary mode, as well as the Jordan Challenge in 2k11.  I never play the MLB games but I might check it out for this mode.  I'd love to see Madden and NBA 2k incorporate similar modes.  
    bravesfan1984
    Why is Andruw #22?? Talk about a vibe killer.
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    I was going to say he wore that in '12 with the Yankees, but he was so absurdly horrible that season that I can't believe they'd use that year for a DD card and pick that card to showcase in a trailer. My guess is that it's because that was the last number he wore in his MLB career (he did play 2 more seasons in Japan).
    Td1984
    I was going to say he wore that in '12 with the Yankees, but he was so absurdly horrible that season that I can't believe they'd use that year for a DD card and pick that card to showcase in a trailer. My guess is that it's because that was the last number he wore in his MLB career (he did play 2 more seasons in Japan).
    Makes no sense though, he was and always will be #25 in a Braves jersey. They should at least get all the specifics of history correct. I know it may not be a big deal to many, but it makes me cringe.
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    Looks interesting, but I have absolutely no interest. I do find it interesting that they added this new mode and quickly integrated it with DD, yet they continue to ignore franchise and not integrate that with DD. Why do they continue to focus their efforts on new game modes in which they have no clue how they will be received while ignoring franchise, in which such a concise demographic primarily play? Makes no sense to me.
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    Padgoi
    Looks interesting, but I have absolutely no interest. I do find it interesting that they added this new mode and quickly integrated it with DD, yet they continue to ignore franchise and not integrate that with DD. Why do they continue to focus their efforts on new game modes in which they have no clue how they will be received while ignoring franchise, in which such a concise demographic primarily play? Makes no sense to me.
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    How do you know they didnt add more dd to franchise? They havent done the franchise stream yet. On a side note, franchise is integrated with DD you earn stubs and items when you level up. Both can be used in DD.
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    Padgoi
    Looks interesting, but I have absolutely no interest. I do find it interesting that they added this new mode and quickly integrated it with DD, yet they continue to ignore franchise and not integrate that with DD. Why do they continue to focus their efforts on new game modes in which they have no clue how they will be received while ignoring franchise, in which such a concise demographic primarily play? Makes no sense to me.
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    To be honest, I don't really see this as a new mode that they've integrated with DD, more just a replacement for the programs from previous DD's, that they have marketed as a new mode. This is all the same things you'd have done in previous programs, done with your DD team, to get rewards in DD.
    The difference looks like they've possibly changed it to make it so you can jump in and just do the part of the game needed for the program, but other than that it looks like the same concept.
    As a DD fan who was been looking forward to this week...I can’t wait for the franchise week so I can go in that thread and bitch about it. Seriously, it’s DD week, if you don’t like it just be quiet and wait.
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    Man, you can just hear the enthusiasm radiating in that narration. Didn't make me very excited to be honest.
    If you want to promote something like Moments at least have some excitement in your voice.
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    BigOscar
    To be honest, I don't really see this as a new mode that they've integrated with DD, more just a replacement for the programs from previous DD's, that they have marketed as a new mode. This is all the same things you'd have done in previous programs, done with your DD team, to get rewards in DD.
    The difference looks like they've possibly changed it to make it so you can jump in and just do the part of the game needed for the program, but other than that it looks like the same concept.

    Yeah, these are really no different than programs so there is no real reason that they need to be a separate menu item.
    But are those programs really all there is? I need some more info on how this is different than what they had before and I hope we get it on Thursday
    Mercury112491
    As a DD fan who was been looking forward to this week...I can’t wait for the franchise week so I can go in that thread and bitch about it. Seriously, it’s DD week, if you don’t like it just be quiet and wait.
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    This is not needed either. You are being part of the problem, so congrats.
    bravesfan1984
    Why is Andruw #22?? Talk about a vibe killer.
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    I noticed that right off the bat, too. You would think since these are "legends" that there would be more care to details than that. I mean, they have that cool tattoo on his neck but can't get the number he always worse as a Brave right? SMH
    goillini03
    This is not needed either. You are being part of the problem, so congrats.

    I doubt he actually would do that. He was making a point.
    The number of people who hate DD, have always hated DD and never would stoop to play DD that come into the thread about a DD video just to crap on it is kind of ridiculous.
    Dolenz
    I doubt he actually would do that. He was making a point.
    The number of people who hate DD, have always hated DD and never would stoop to play DD that come into the thread about a DD video just to crap on it is kind of ridiculous.

    Just place those people on ignore. I have people on ignore and many threads are perfectly fine because I their comments do not show.
    Whether he was making a point or not, his comments just further fan the flames.
    countryboy
    Looking forward to Thursday's stream to hear/learn more about Moments.

    I think I am most interested in seeing how they integrate into DD. And do they replace programs, or add to the programs?
    countryboy
    Looking forward to Thursday's stream to hear/learn more about Moments.

    Same here, it has pushed me a little more towards buying the game this year, but I really do want to know more details than are in the video.
    While I am interested, these kind of seem like just another form a offline grinding.
    Dolenz
    Same here, it has pushed me a little more towards buying the game this year, but I really do want to know more details than are in the video.
    While I am interested, these kind of seem like just another form a offline grinding.

    As someone who has never messed with DD in the past, this mode will have me jumping in. I doubt that it really changes how far into DD I get, but as a baseball nut who loves the history of the game, and who has been waiting for a mode like this to be implemented into the game, they have swayed a 100% offline franchise player to at least give DD a look. :)
    goillini03
    This is not needed either. You are being part of the problem, so congrats.

    The problem is not people aggressively shutting on Franchise and blaming its players for ruining the game. Sooooo, no.
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    Dolenz
    Yeah, these are really no different than programs so there is no real reason that they need to be a separate menu item.
    But are those programs really all there is? I need some more info on how this is different than what they had before and I hope we get it on Thursday

    I think the fact the context that they’ve wrapped them in this year gives it an ok reason to separate them. Also I didn’t see any players as rewards at the end of these missions so I think the regular DD will still be there. I dunno,
    I’m excited to hear more on Thursday though.
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    Let's talk about Moments guys. This kind of banter needs to stop on these threads. Seriously.
    If this is another way to play DD offline I am absolutely in. Conquest is fun for me but only really for one go around. Moments is definitely a nice little game mode for when I get tired of messing around with different Franchise saves I have. Going home from work straight to watch the stream on Thursday. I'm due for a giveaway :y15:
    countryboy
    As someone who has never messed with DD in the past, this mode will have me jumping in. I doubt that it really changes how far into DD I get, but as a baseball nut who loves the history of the game, and who has been waiting for a mode like this to be implemented into the game, they have swayed a 100% offline franchise player to at least give DD a look. :)

    I think that this has the potential to sway a lot of people. I have enjoyed the amount of DD that I have played, but the grind was real. I have a few buddies who just play offline, so they are just chasing the challenge. If you dabble into online play, it can add a new layer.
    I think that they may be on to something if this is executed correctly.
    Probably my one "concern" about Moments from the vid is the difficulty level. The ones we could see identified "rookie" level for several of them (I assume they will scale up the deeper you get). Honestly, Rookie is fine and dandy for the newcomers, but I REALLY want this to be a "minimum" difficulty level (i.e. Rookie and Above). So, if I want to run all of these on All Star or HOF, I can do so....it'd be WAY more fun that way.
    I'll be quite curious how this all integrates....Thursday's stream is going to be lit!!
    Mercury112491
    I think the fact the context that they’ve wrapped them in this year gives it an ok reason to separate them. Also I didn’t see any players as rewards at the end of these missions so I think the regular DD will still be there. I dunno,
    I’m excited to hear more on Thursday though.
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    Just a guess, but I'm expecting them to count towards a percentage like with the career arcs and then there being a separate screen which shows you the cumulative unlocks like the different versions of players. That would be in line with the program/career arc strategy of the past, plus I think it said "this year you will be able to play with the players before unlocking them" (paraphrasing, can't remember the exact thing said), which to me at least suggested you would unlock them via the moment/program thingy. it certainly seemed like all the early ones were using rookie Bryce, so it'd make sense to unlock him after doing them? All guesses though
    It'll be interesting to see how it's actually done and hopefully we'll have more things as well on the side. (offline DD seasons is long overdue)
    JoshC1977
    Probably my one "concern" about Moments from the vid is the difficulty level. The ones we could see identified "rookie" level for several of them (I assume they will scale up the deeper you get). Honestly, Rookie is fine and dandy for the newcomers, but I REALLY want this to be a "minimum" difficulty level (i.e. Rookie and Above). So, if I want to run all of these on All Star or HOF, I can do so....it'd be WAY more fun that way.
    I'll be quite curious how this all integrates....Thursday's stream is going to be lit!!

    Oh good call on the difficulty, I didn’t think of that. Hopefully the rewards scale a little if you tackle them at higher difficulty.
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    Mercury112491
    As a DD fan who was been looking forward to this week...I can’t wait for the franchise week so I can go in that thread and bitch about it. Seriously, it’s DD week, if you don’t like it just be quiet and wait.
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    Well that's a mature approach
    Dolenz
    I doubt he actually would do that. He was making a point.
    The number of people who hate DD, have always hated DD and never would stoop to play DD that come into the thread about a DD video just to crap on it is kind of ridiculous.

    But... moments is not a DD thread or mode. It's a mode that is integrated with DD. At least that's how hey are marketing it.
    Therebelyell626
    But... moments is not a DD thread or mode. It's a mode that is integrated with DD. At least that's how hey are marketing it.

    The point is that this thread is about the game mode Moments.
    If you're not in here to discuss it, then there is no reason to be posting here.
    I want to discuss and talk about and bounce ideas off of others in regards to this mode. I shouldn't have to sift thru posts about how someone doesn't like DD, or how someone is upset that franchise mode isn't getting more attention, or how SDS is only focused on stubs and microtransactions, or anything of the sort.
    I should be able to come into this thread and discuss the topic at hand, which is the game mode called Moments.
    countryboy
    The point is that this thread is about the game mode Moments.
    If you're not in here to discuss it, then there is no reason to be posting here.
    I want to discuss and talk about and bounce ideas off of others in regards to this mode. I shouldn't have to sift thru posts about how someone doesn't like DD, or how someone is upset that franchise mode isn't getting more attention, or how SDS is only focused on stubs and microtransactions, or anything of the sort.
    I should be able to come into this thread and discuss the topic at hand, which is the game mode called Moments.

    I don't see how you can single me out as the one who is perpetuating the DD vs franchise debate. I directly quoted someone stating that moments is not a DD mode. So in reality I was actually making the point you are making now
    Do we think this replaces the god awful bronze/sliver/gold missions from last year? Like, they HAVE to have revamped that whole Immortals system right?
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    Therebelyell626
    I don't see how you can single me out as the one who is perpetuating the DD vs franchise debate. I directly quoted someone stating that moments is not a DD mode. So in reality I was actually making the point you are making now

    Wasn't singling you out.
    Was using your post as a reference to the point I was making.
    Mercury112491
    Oh good call on the difficulty, I didn’t think of that. Hopefully the rewards scale a little if you tackle them at higher difficulty.

    I'd be down with that myself.
    Even if they don't...the game is just imminently more enjoyable at the higher difficulties (and as someone uninterested in online, I want to get more bang for my buck).
    I'm quite curious if/how this will interface with DD....it might be that you don't get to use "your DD" team (which could be why it is in an outside menu). But rather it could be that it just borrows a lot of the mission structures and assets from DD. So it could be DD-esque but without a direct interface into one's DD teams.
    I like the idea of moments. I would definitely be a tad more excited if it was more of a historical showcase mode. Complete with a seperate broadcast package and announce team that had more of an "old timey" feel. I know being a small dev team they probably do not have the resources to do all of this.
    I really like how 2k does the wwe 2k historical showcase mode. They really let you relive the "moments" with a good mixture of cut scenes, quick time events, and actual gameplay. Complete with accurate arenas and characters. Wwe 13 (which was a THQ game, RIP) even had Jim Ross and Jerry lawler doing commentary in the "attitude era" moments. It really almost puts you there in the time frame and I feel like I am reliving history and stirs up some nice nostalgia.
    I really was hoping this is what moments would be. But I will probably still give it a try until a certain roster set comes out.
    Mercury112491
    Do we think this replaces the god awful bronze/sliver/gold missions from last year? Like, they HAVE to have revamped that whole Immortals system right?
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    I fully acknowledge that I'm decidedly in the minority....but I REALLY hope it is more of the same as last year. All of those missions, career arcs, and immortal programs were SO much fun.
    As long as they don't try to replicate MUT's awful solos approach, I'll live though :)
    Mercury112491
    Do we think this replaces the god awful bronze/sliver/gold missions from last year? Like, they HAVE to have revamped that whole Immortals system right?
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    I'm hoping for a bit of both, as I want something to actually play DD for as well as this moments thing. If everything was just these pre-set scenarios then that'd be a bit dull, I can't imagine it will be.
    I don't want the terrible one game missions with hundreds of useless cards, but at least something that involves all your team while you play the game
    Impetuous65
    All I can give this mode is a moment of silence, not my cup of tea. The only way I will engage historical modes is the way Visual Concepts did NBA 2K12 Hardwood Classics, they actually made grainy black and white filters, featured the same era arenas and rules to play by. It made for a better experience because you played by those rules, and you viewed it through that lense.

    Why did thy not leave this in NBA 2k? It was so fun playing in retro looking graphics and gameplay.
    Therebelyell626
    But... moments is not a DD thread or mode. It's a mode that is integrated with DD. At least that's how hey are marketing it.

    I think it is safe to assume that, when you look at the Stream schedule, that Moments would be tied to DD. Every single topic listed beneath the header for Thursday's stream title announcing the new game mode is all DD related.
    Why they decided to make it a separate item on the main menu? Maybe we will find out on Thursday.
    Oh that blog clears some things up. First off they said they're will be some Player Lock moments? That's a pretty cool a new addition for guys who don't play much RttS. It also mentions there will be missions that involve your actual DD team and needing to create different style teams to tackle certain moments. Sounds pretty diverse. Still hope the regular missions are there but the more I hear about moments the more I like it.
    Get prepared to build squads based on certain criteria, come through in clutch Moments, and earn new players to add to your collection.
    Sounds possibly like an offline version of Events.
    Hopefully we can choose to play as Cleveland in an alternate version of that "End the Cubs drought" moment. Otherwise, I think I speak for a lot of Cleveland fans when I say I'm not touching that one lol.
    PhilliesFan13
    Man, you can just hear the enthusiasm radiating in that narration. Didn't make me very excited to be honest.
    If you want to promote something like Moments at least have some excitement in your voice.
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    excitement and enthusiasm is obviously NOT The Shows style. Look at the game's commentary, zero excitement/enthusiasm there..

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