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MLB The Show 20 Features Multi-Season Custom Leagues with Customizable Settings

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MLB The Show 20 Features Multi-Season Custom Leagues with Customizable Settings

Prior to the MLB The Show 20 livestream, which is happening on Thursday, February 27 at 3:00 PM PT, featuring custom leagues, we should get a few nuggets here and there before the show.

One of those nuggets has dropped today, courtesy of MLB The Show 20’s Twitter account.

Just looking at the tile, shown at the :06 mark, it looks like Custom Leagues will feature the ability to play with friends in a flexible multi-season experience with customizable settings.

Keep an eye out for other videos that are sure to drop prior to the livestream on Thursday.

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  1. Worth mentioning that they've used the word "simple" when describing the leagues in the new feature, but multiseason functionality is already more than I expected. Interested to see where this goes.
    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    Multi season is already more than I expected. But I'm still not even anticipating what we had in the old online franchise.
    I'm expecting more of a true league format unfortunately.
    Here is the answer I got when talking to Nick at SDS last year about the returning of Online Franchise and keep in mind this was in February of 2019 when I spoke to him.

    Now here is what I originally thought we probably would get one CUSTOM LEAGUES was announced. I did not think it wold be multi season, just one season and you were done like years past. I even thought probably they would only give us 40 man rosters and a round robin type schedule where you play everyone in the league so many times. I myself hope we have a real MLB schedule like from 2014-2017 the kinda same setup within those years would be ideal.

    Hey there Baseball fans,
    In this post I’ll be describing the details of the all-new and revamped Online Season League system for MLB 10: The Show. Forget what you knew about SportsConnect leagues last year, and please continue reading…
    Our goal coming into this year was to give online users the same season experience online as they’ve come to expect in the offline season mode. However, there are still the Online League specific features, like creating a Draft or Non-Draft league. The draft still allows for 6-30 teams, with some audio queues for “your turn” and “countdown.” A few new Create League settings: Custom Sliders, Presentation Mode, Umpire Balls and Strikes, Ejections, Home Run Celebration.

    We are again providing you with all online user stats and leaderboards, but the huge change this year is the addition of all player stats for your full 40-man roster. You will get access to the full “Around the League” screens, including Playoff Brackets, Standings, Statistics, Team Rankings, League Leaders and Awards. Just to relay the amount of data available in Online Leagues, we are potentially talking about 30 teams, with 40 players, each with 70+ stats!



    Now this is still an online league, so there are league management tools available that you wouldn’t need in an offline league. First, you can drop a user from your league. New to this year, you can also replace that user with another from the Invite Player screen. This is something that really helps a commissioner keep quality players in a league and ultimately the league progressing nicely. Another league management change is that any user, commissioner or league member can abandon or quite a league at anytime. This used to only be available while a league was in the forming stage. Now, you can quite while in season.
    There are a few new additions and changes I wanted to rattle off:

    • Additional Commissioner Slot (6 total leagues now)
    • NEW Auto-resolve feature. Set to On/Off when creating a league and helps keep leagues progressing
    • Ability to Drop and Replace players within an In-progress league
    • Apply a Custom Slider to a league
    • League Invitation system upgrade
    • New My Complete Leagues list, showing a summary of all completed leagues, the winner and playoff participants
    • New League Round-up and League History tabs in Gamer Card
    • More emails and communication on league changes
    • Players Needing Leagues upgrade. Commissioner can now send invites directly from that screen
    • Additional information about users for a commissioner resolving a game
    • Quit a league at any time (commissioner or league member). No more being held hostage

    We look forward to seeing a ton of leagues created and played to completion.
    https://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/02/02/mlb-10-the-show-online-season-leagues/
    nemesis04
    I am hoping I can set the other league players to cpu and create a pseudo season mode.

    Yeah, AI presence would be a big factor to me in how much use I get out of it. Having the framework to finally have leagues with friends again is nice, but I'm unsure of whether I have the time to dedicate to it.
    nemesis04
    I am hoping I can set the other league players to cpu and create a pseudo season mode.

    Let me do that and play as my Diamond Dynasty team and they'll have my money, easily.
    omegaminus
    Let me do that and play as my Diamond Dynasty team and they'll have my money, easily.
    I'm guessing it will probably be 8 team leagues. 40 man rosters. Flexible schedules.
    Teams can either be real mlb teams, fantasy draft or DD.
    Would be nice to have 30 teams and have a flexible league.
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    The old setup you could move from team to team if you wanted or have yourself and rest all CPU and play online in the online franchise, you didn't half to have 6 people as they claimed.
    Now in 2020 the new custom league and settings I have no idea what we will be able to do. I find it hard to believe they swiped out the old setup/code and started from scratch.
    I am guessing its still somewhat what we have before with some features or options removed. I can't wait until 2/27/20.
    Most of us already knew when news broke it was a online feature since we once had online franchise.
    One of the biggest reason its not in franchise is, well the realignment is just not design to do that the entire schedule would have to be different moving teams around like that.
    On online franchise 14-17 yes you could move teams around, different divisions etc...But it was always the same designed schedule noway of getting it to match up how you align the teams.
    I’m just hoping they didn’t screw this up. If they force us to have a certain amount of players to play then that’s a massive failure. We should be able to start an online league with one other friend. For instance if I want to start a league with one friend and set the rest of the teams in the league to CPU I should be able to. That’s one of the things that made Online Franchise so incredible.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B888Pqvj8uB/?igshid=1nkvbgtaw20s5
    New coach video. It’s got a little bit more info.
    Looks like all the custom settings and sliders are in.
    Says you can edit the number of players, I assume that means User players not players on a team.
    There’s a tab that says league type. And then show a playoff bracket so looks like maybe you can do a regular season or just a tournament with friends
    And the biggest thing they showed which will be huge for some people, ability to use your Diamond Dynasty roster
    I’m trying not to get my hopes up but this already seems like there’s more in it than I was expecting. Can’t wait for Thursday.
    Oh just noticed a couple more things.
    When they show the tournament bracket there’s only 1 username listed. So seems you can def have CPU teams.
    When they show the player select screen on the Diamond Dynasth screen there’s a note at the top that says “Congratulations, your team has met the league requirements for your team”. So looks like you can set a cap on how crazy you’re allowed to make your DD team which is awesome!
    Imagine OS run Diamond Dynasty tournaments with the max overall set at 80 or something. Damnit I’m starting to get psyched!
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    Mercury112491
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B888Pqvj8uB/?igshid=1nkvbgtaw20s5
    New coach video. It’s got a little bit more info.
    Looks like all the custom settings and sliders are in.
    Says you can edit the number of players, I assume that means User players not players on a team.
    There’s a tab that says league type. And then show a playoff bracket so looks like maybe you can do a regular season or just a tournament with friends
    And the biggest thing they showed which will be huge for some people, ability to use your Diamond Dynasty roster
    I’m trying not to get my hopes up but this already seems like there’s more in it than I was expecting. Can’t wait for Thursday.
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    I do not think its YOUR DD roster.
    To me it looked like you can assemble a DD team for the league, but it has restrictions as shown in the video. So many diamonds, golds, etc.
    Because when the video was on DD rosters they had every player available. But who knows.
    I think it would be fun if that was the case. Finish the season. Assemble a diff team.
    eric7064
    I do not think its YOUR DD roster.
    To me it looked like you can assemble a DD team for the league, but it has restrictions as shown in the video. So many diamonds, golds, etc.
    Because when the video was on DD rosters they had every player available. But who knows.
    I think it would be fun if that was the case. Finish the season. Assemble a diff team.

    Ahh good catch. So maybe it’s just a fancy way of saying “fantasy draft”?
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    eric7064
    I do not think its YOUR DD roster.
    To me it looked like you can assemble a DD team for the league, but it has restrictions as shown in the video. So many diamonds, golds, etc.
    Because when the video was on DD rosters they had every player available. But who knows.
    I think it would be fun if that was the case. Finish the season. Assemble a diff team.

    It sounds like it is YOUR DD roster. The dialogue in the video said "You can even use your Diamond Dynasty collection".
    omegaminus
    It sounds like it is YOUR DD roster. The dialogue in the video said "You can even use your Diamond Dynasty collection".

    Ahh hmm. Maybe the "user" just had every player available.
    I hope that's not the case. Or at least give us the option to have the entire DD collection available and let us have restrictions on how many Diamonds, golds, etc we can use.
    Mercury112491
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B888Pqvj8uB/?igshid=1nkvbgtaw20s5
    New coach video. It’s got a little bit more info.
    Looks like all the custom settings and sliders are in.
    Says you can edit the number of players, I assume that means User players not players on a team.
    There’s a tab that says league type. And then show a playoff bracket so looks like maybe you can do a regular season or just a tournament with friends
    And the biggest thing they showed which will be huge for some people, ability to use your Diamond Dynasty roster
    I’m trying not to get my hopes up but this already seems like there’s more in it than I was expecting. Can’t wait for Thursday.
    Oh just noticed a couple more things.
    When they show the tournament bracket there’s only 1 username listed. So seems you can def have CPU teams.
    When they show the player select screen on the Diamond Dynasth screen there’s a note at the top that says “Congratulations, your team has met the league requirements for your team”. So looks like you can set a cap on how crazy you’re allowed to make your DD team which is awesome!
    Imagine OS run Diamond Dynasty tournaments with the max overall set at 80 or something. Damnit I’m starting to get psyched!
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    What a massive failure by Sony...
    They aren’t letting us use custom rosters for the Online Leagues like they did in Online Franchise.
    You can either choose from MLB Live rosters or DD rosters.
    This was a very lazy job by Sony. Online Leagues should be taking steps forward instead of steps backward.
    The fantasy of recreating classic seasons with only the teams that were around then continues to be a fantasy. No pun intended :(
    C
    capa
    The fantasy of recreating classic seasons with only the teams that were around then continues to be a fantasy. No pun intended :(
    C

    I never play online so this is so very disappointing.
    When I saw custom leagues I thought it was having the ability to set up leagues like we want. No WildCards, division winners only qualify for playoffs etc. Things you can do with OOTP fictional league in other words. Seems this is just to promote buying more microtransactions to buy cards. I should have seen that coming, but since this is the last baseball game in this console generation I had high hopes.
    TheDarkKnightRises
    What a massive failure by Sony...
    They aren’t letting us use custom rosters for the Online Leagues like they did in Online Franchise.
    You can either choose from MLB Live rosters or DD rosters.
    This was a very lazy job by Sony. Online Leagues should be taking steps forward instead of steps backward.

    Yep, Live Roster or DD roster which I haven't touched in a decade.
    I was hoping to recreate 87 season, deleting the teams that weren't in existence at the time.
    Well not having custom rosters does take the excitment level down for sure. Will there be a section on the forum here where League gathering/info/invites will be out there for those of us who would like to join and hopefully get to do so with some of the well respected players on this site as opposed to the joe randoms from the basic online area and such? Though ive alawys been offline franchise 96% of the time it would be cool to be a part of a league with alot of the nice people on the site.
    Culture Rot
    Custom Leagues. Offline.

    Do we know that we can't do that? I don't think we know yet whether you can set teams to be controlled by the CPU. I would hope that would be an option.
    TheDarkKnightRises
    What a massive failure by Sony...
    They aren’t letting us use custom rosters for the Online Leagues like they did in Online Franchise.
    You can either choose from MLB Live rosters or DD rosters.
    This was a very lazy job by Sony. Online Leagues should be taking steps forward instead of steps backward.

    Well considering the mode was a glitchy broken mess and then was totally removed from the game. I’d say that taking the time to develop a new core for the mode and giving it back to us only year after it was removed doesn’t really fall into the “lazy” category.
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    Dolenz
    Do we know that we can't do that? I don't think we know yet whether you can set teams to be controlled by the CPU. I would hope that would be an option.

    Yes, with the video that just came out we have enough info to say that this is not an offline feature, and that you cannot use custom rosters with it. I do wish they would change the headline of this topic so as not to disappoint more people coming in and expecting something that isn't there.
    Mercury112491
    Well considering the mode was a glitchy broken mess and then was totally removed from the game. I’d say that taking the time to develop a new core for the mode and giving it back to us only year after it was removed doesn’t really fall into the “lazy” category.

    The allowing or not allowing of Custom Rosters really has nothing to do with any core development of the mode. It's just putting a lock key on an option people want. It wouldn't require much extra work on their part. The custom rosters would load in the same way the base ones do. This is a control thing, and its a really perplexing one. I can't wrap my head around it. I don't get bugged about not having Create A Stadium put in, or things of that nature. But this no brainer stuff is another story.
    Hope I’m in the right thread here...
    My question is..
    I have created some fictional teams 6 to be exact. Can I - at the beginning of a franchise replace existing MLB teams with my teams ?
    Other question may take for instance the Miami Marlins before Franchisce start and just alter uniforms replace logos ..and City name ?
    tuckermaine
    Hope I’m in the right thread here...
    My question is..
    I have created some fictional teams 6 to be exact. Can I - at the beginning of a franchise replace existing MLB teams with my teams ?
    Other question may take for instance the Miami Marlins before Franchisce start and just alter uniforms replace logos ..and City name ?

    Wrong thread :) But I'll answer
    Question 1: the cosmetic team stuff (Logo, uni, city, etc.) can be used to replace teams at the beginning of franchise. It's unclear if the actual roster assets will be saved when you export the team. If they aren't, you would need to import your custom players onto the desired team within the main menu roster editor (like how you would currently). Once complete, you'd save the modified roster file. That roster would then be the one you need to import to start your franchise with - then you can do the re-branding by importing the custom team cosmetics you saved.
    Question 2: Yes.
    JoshC1977
    Wrong thread :) But I'll answer
    Question 1: the cosmetic team stuff (Logo, uni, city, etc.) can be used to replace teams at the beginning of franchise. It's unclear if the actual roster assets will be saved when you export the team. If they aren't, you would need to import your custom players onto the desired team within the main menu roster editor (like how you would currently). Once complete, you'd save the modified roster file. That roster would then be the one you need to import to start your franchise with - then you can do the re-branding by importing the custom team cosmetics you saved.
    Question 2: Yes.

    Thanks Josh...

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