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MLB The Show 20: The Future Is Bright Event Overview and Tips

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MLB The Show 20: The Future Is Bright Event Overview and Tips

The structure of this set of events in MLB The Show 20 Diamond Dynasty will be slightly different from The Show Goes On, but overall it should feel familiar. In this set of events, you’ll be pursuing 2 Prospects players as the main goals on your way to 50 wins and Future Stars Alec Bohm. There are other rewards as well along the way, and you will have two Future Is Bright events to accrue win totals.

The Future Is Bright Event 1

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Rules
  • Can use Prospects, Future Stars and Faces of the Franchise players
  • Otherwise, use commons who are 62+ overall
  • Maximum team overall rating is 95
  • 6-inning games
  • Difficulty: All-Star
  • As always, free entries

The event is open until April 30 at 2 a.m. PST.

So we have gone back to All-Star difficulty, and now this is the first event with a 6-inning requirement. I personally enjoy the events more at 3 innings, but this is fine as a change of pace. Due to the roster requirements, you will probably end up seeing a lot of the same faces you’ve already been running into like FOTF Ohtani on the hill, and your standard group of FOTF players in the field (Gallo, Soto, Olson, etc.).

I would expect these event games to be rather high scoring as people are going to have some sketchy bullpens considering the prospects and FOTF cards don’t exactly hit on that portion of the roster very often. This probably means you’ll just see starters coming in for other starters rather than using the bullpen as well. I think that sort of undermines the spirit of this event, but SDS gave us the freedom to use your pitchers how we want, so that’s the downside.

In addition, the 62+ overall commons means you won’t see Steven Wright or Ryan Feierabend coming in to throw knuckleballs (they’re both below 62 overall). I don’t think knucklers are hard to hit on All-Star, but still it should make some folks happy, plus at least it means you won’t see the same two common pitchers all the time.

Rewards

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  • 5 wins – The Show pack
  • 10 wins – 1 silver player
  • 15 wins – The Show pack (x3)
  • 20 wins – 1 gold player
  • 25 wins – Prospect Logan Gilbert
  • 30 wins – Prospects Set 3 pack
  • 35 wins – The Show pack (x5)
  • 40 wins – Prospect Gavin Lux
  • 45 wins – Headliners Set 12 pack
  • 50 wins – Future Stars Alec Bohm
  • 55 wins – Ballin Is A Habit pack
  • 60 wins – The Show pack (x5)
  • 65 wins – 3,000 stubs
  • 70 wins – The Show pack (x10)
Miscellaneous Notes
  • As always, don’t be afraid to quit early in these games if you get down. There’s no shame in just starting a run over, and the Alec Bohm card is what you should focus on getting more than putting together a 12-win run.
  • This is a cumulative group of events once again so you don’t need to get all 50 wins right now. I’m not sure if SDS will add bonus wins beyond 75 this go around for event two in the group. They are crystal clear that this is cumulative event this time, so don’t be shocked if 75 wins is where the win totals remain once event two begins. I would be fine with that because 75 wins on 6 innings is a crazy amount, especially since this event is only open until April 30.
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  1. Supersonic141414
    Does this mean Bohm disappears as a reward after April 30th? No way I am winning 50 - 6 inning games in 9 days, so that would stink.

    From the FAQ inside the game:
    Q: I did not get the chance to play during The Future is Bright 1 Event, can I still earn the same rewards during The Future is Bright 2?
    A: Yes, if you missed out on part 1 of a Themed Event, you can start to play and earn the same rewards during part 2 of the Themed Events.
    Part 2 runs through May 7th, so it sounds like you can still get Bohm until then.
    Yeah, I actually like DD because it wasn't the complete and utter imaginary world that EA and 2K have. I guess I'm in the minority of people who would like an ultimate team mode be somewhat realistic. But what do I know.
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    kmp714
    Yeah, I actually like DD because it wasn't the complete and utter imaginary world that EA and 2K have. I guess I'm in the minority of people who would like an ultimate team mode be somewhat realistic. But what do I know.
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    Wonder how EA cards are less realistic than these cards? And at least in madden u can acquire solid players over 84 without spending every dollar u have.
    nymets2020
    And at least in madden u can acquire solid players over 84 without spending every dollar u have.

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, but are you saying you have to pay real money in The Show to get good cards? That can't be further from the truth. Just in the XP stream alone, you get something like 10 or 11 99 players. That's not even counting the bosses every inning, the player programs, or the packs with guaranteed diamonds they give you in the innings programs and hidden in the conquest maps.
    Yeah one of the things they absolutely nail is providing very good cards just for playing the game. In fact they almost go too far with cards like Kershaw and Kluber being available so early and easily but I'd much prefer that strategy than not having them for free.
    I value my time more than my money with gaming. I criticise the **** out of them and rightfully so usually. But the Reward Path is great and I'm glad they do it.
    This prospect stuff is seriously weird, even by their standards. They release all the prospect cards, including a hideous collection to get the best one. Then like, 2 weeks later, they start releasing better versions of the exact same cards? So now the best player on the game is the second version of Alec Bohm, the number 30 prospect in baseball? (outside the top 50 on fangraphs)
    Feel a bit sorry for the lunatics who spent a fortune locking in hundreds of dollars worth of prospect cards to get that Wander card.
    kmp714
    Yeah, I actually like DD because it wasn't the complete and utter imaginary world that EA and 2K have. I guess I'm in the minority of people who would like an ultimate team mode be somewhat realistic. But what do I know.
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    I'm right there with you - I even made a snarky remark earlier this week that Stage 3 should be famous baseball players from movies (e.g. Nuke LaLoosh).
    I'm really turned-off by this paradigm shift. I thought the initial prospect stuff was silly - but I understood why they were doing it and I was fine with it because I could just ignore it all (and I basically did). With that Franco releasing, I'd had hoped that they were done with the silliness.
    Now rolling-in all of these WAY overpowered Future Star cards in TA Stage 2...I really can't ignore it if I continue playing the mode. I'm going to wait until Friday and see what kind of content is part of Stage 2...if it's just a repeat of Stage 1 activities, I may be done with the mode altogether.
    JoshC1977
    I'm right there with you - I even made a snarky remark earlier this week that Stage 3 should be famous baseball players from movies (e.g. Nuke LaLoosh).
    I'm really turned-off by this paradigm shift. I thought the initial prospect stuff was silly - but I understood why they were doing it and I was fine with it because I could just ignore it all (and I basically did). With that Franco releasing, I'd had hoped that they were done with the silliness.
    Now rolling-in all of these WAY overpowered Future Star cards in TA Stage 2...I really can't ignore it if I continue playing the mode. I'm going to wait until Friday and see what kind of content is part of Stage 2...if it's just a repeat of Stage 1 activities, I may be done with the mode altogether.

    I think it just means we are going to get 99s much faster. They committed to the prospect cards so they had to make the program at least somewhat meaningful. What I do like seeing is what they are doing with these future star cards if its what I think they are doing. Most are super high vision and contact rated with low power ratings. Could lead to some good gameplay and not HR derby. Hoping they are using it as a test for ways to rate cards in the future because its very strange to see future stars with insanely high vision ratings. I do like the variety of being able to play with different players than the same ones every year but it's going to make it very funky playing with guys way over rated until the first round of upgraded true stars comes out.
    Dogslax41
    I think it just means we are going to get 99s much faster. They committed to the prospect cards so they had to make the program at least somewhat meaningful. What I do like seeing is what they are doing with these future star cards if its what I think they are doing. Most are super high vision and contact rated with low power ratings. Could lead to some good gameplay and not HR derby. Hoping they are using it as a test for ways to rate cards in the future because its very strange to see future stars with insanely high vision ratings. I do like the variety of being able to play with different players than the same ones every year but it's going to make it very funky playing with guys way over rated until the first round of upgraded true stars comes out.

    Being a first year DD player ( shocking as I have been playing Show since its first iteration), when they do upgrade true stars, do they just upgrade the existing Live card ( so if you have it, you get the upgrade), or is it a new card and the merry go round of acquiring them goes on forever ?
    They just drop new shiny versions and it's a merry go round. Unless they do something different this year which it doesn't look like is happening
    Supersonic141414
    Being a first year DD player ( shocking as I have been playing Show since its first iteration), when they do upgrade true stars, do they just upgrade the existing Live card ( so if you have it, you get the upgrade), or is it a new card and the merry go round of acquiring them goes on forever ?

    Problem is this year is a whole new ballgame. Inside Edge was the set way they upgraded cards in the past. So live series updated in real time with the season. This year without inside edge it looks like SDS is going the route of artificially putting upgraded cards in the game as these prospects. I can imagine they are scrambling as the foundation for 80% of th cards in the game is not viable this year.
    Dogslax41
    Problem is this year is a whole new ballgame. Inside Edge was the set way they upgraded cards in the past. So live series updated in real time with the season. This year without inside edge it looks like SDS is going the route of artificially putting upgraded cards in the game as these prospects. I can imagine they are scrambling as the foundation for 80% of th cards in the game is not viable this year.

    Yeah....
    Live Series is borked aside from a collection standpoint (which is going to make the market dynamics quite interesting). With no in-season upgrades, with no inside edge, the only thing LS cards have going for them are quirks (which should not be underestimated). But ultimately, we now have a very stagnant base.
    Monthly Awards are borked - though the solution to this isn't bad....better than the scramble to buy all the packs before they sell out.
    I don't know if they were going to do Topps Now stuff or not...if they were, that's gone. But the player programs have been a little spin to things which I like a little better.
    If we don't have a season at all....
    I can also nearly guarantee that Stage 4 was going to be Finest-related (which would make total sense). That would be blown-up. I'd really rather they not do old Finest Cards here....that would feel incredibly contrived IMO...moreso because of what they represent.
    Post-season programs are going to need to be adjusted (I'd imagine they'd use old cards here...).
    This would be the perfect time to really go all in on a deep variety of single year cards. Then the meta wouldn't need to shift so fast but I'm sure they'll just pump out the fake cards
    Coxatron
    This would be the perfect time to really go all in on a deep variety of single year cards. Then the meta wouldn't need to shift so fast but I'm sure they'll just pump out the fake cards

    Yeah if there's any year to not worry about pushing out multiple all-star, hardware, or postseason versions of the same guys, this is it.
    Coxatron
    This would be the perfect time to really go all in on a deep variety of single year cards. Then the meta wouldn't need to shift so fast but I'm sure they'll just pump out the fake cards

    I'd have loved this SO much.....You have the entire pool of the in-game major league players plus the available legends...they could've had some fun with it (imagine like a Rookie Billy Hamilton - elite speed/defense OR a 2014 Jose Abreu).
    Projecting current ratings for prospects is a dubious enough proposition as is...projecting out "best case scenarios" of what they could be (and 99% of whom never will) for THAT many low level minor leaguers is just pure fantasy. You can even look back to past Future Star cards...how many of THOSE guys have even come close to those levels...?
    JoshC1977
    I'd have loved this SO much.....You have the entire pool of the in-game major league players plus the available legends...they could've had some fun with it (imagine like a Rookie Billy Hamilton - elite speed/defense OR a 2014 Jose Abreu).
    Projecting current ratings for prospects is a dubious enough proposition as is...projecting out "best case scenarios" of what they could be (and 99% of whom never will) for THAT many low level minor leaguers is just pure fantasy. You can even look back to past Future Star cards...how many of THOSE guys have even come close to those levels...?
    It's one of those things where like - they're a business and they need to do things to make money. Totally cool with that. But I just don't get why THAT is their approach.
    Give me a usable Griffey. Give me a 99 MVP Chipper. Give me some usable cards of the legends you already have instead of creating your own.
    But if they did that, there wouldn't be a huge rush for all the big cards that seems to happen every year. It's an area I wish they could get better at because even with this only being my second year with the game it's clear they don't properly power creep the cards or give usable versions of popular players.
    I mean, who doesn't want a 90+ rated version of the Blue Jays number 23 prospect?
    Think the mistake they made was getting the order of FotF wrong. That first team affinity diamond should have been these prospects, like the first batch they released in packs (low diamonds). Then they could have released really beefed up FotF players for Team Affinity 2 and no one would have complained. Having juiced up versions of each teams best players is cool, it was a good idea, but they went too low, too early with it. Making the Live players, the ones people actually have a real life connection to, relevant cards is a great thing. Making mediocre prospects who may or may not even make it as a major league player, the best players on the game, is stupid. It might please the computer game first bunch, who don't much care about baseball but like cards with big numbers on them, but it would make 100 times more sense to make the current best players these great cards instead.
    Give me a 94 Vlad, or 93 Buxton any day over a 95 Alex Bohm or Kevin Smith
    BigOscar
    I mean, who doesn't want a 90+ rated version of the Blue Jays number 23 prospect?
    Think the mistake they made was getting the order of FotF wrong. That first team affinity diamond should have been these prospects, like the first batch they released in packs (low diamonds). Then they could have released really beefed up FotF players for Team Affinity 2 and no one would have complained. Having juiced up versions of each teams best players is cool, it was a good idea, but they went too low, too early with it. Making the Live players, the ones people actually have a real life connection to, relevant cards is a great thing. Making mediocre prospects who may or may not even make it as a major league player, the best players on the game, is stupid. It might please the computer game first bunch, who don't much care about baseball but like cards with big numbers on them, but it would make 100 times more sense to make the current best players these great cards instead.
    Give me a 94 Vlad, or 93 Buxton any day over a 95 Alex Bohm or Kevin Smith

    Well said....
    ....I mean, modes like this are indeed "fantasy modes"...I get that. But this just feels a bit too contrived...
    BigOscar
    I mean, who doesn't want a 90+ rated version of the Blue Jays number 23 prospect?
    Think the mistake they made was getting the order of FotF wrong. That first team affinity diamond should have been these prospects, like the first batch they released in packs (low diamonds). Then they could have released really beefed up FotF players for Team Affinity 2 and no one would have complained. Having juiced up versions of each teams best players is cool, it was a good idea, but they went too low, too early with it. Making the Live players, the ones people actually have a real life connection to, relevant cards is a great thing. Making mediocre prospects who may or may not even make it as a major league player, the best players on the game, is stupid. It might please the computer game first bunch, who don't much care about baseball but like cards with big numbers on them, but it would make 100 times more sense to make the current best players these great cards instead.
    Give me a 94 Vlad, or 93 Buxton any day over a 95 Alex Bohm or Kevin Smith

    They never have a sound plan for releasing cards and clearly just wing it each year, otherwise Id give them the benefit of the doubt this year with whats going on.
    Like last year how the first program rewards were garbage and then just jumped right to 99's. They just make things up on the fly and it shows badly.
    Some of these guys getting mid 90's cards arent even that good of prospects, meanwhile guys that are top 10 prospects now have 40 prospects better than them. I just wish theyd put some real thought into this stuff instead of panicking and making a bunch of cards they just released worthless.
    I really am afraid this huge negative reaction will cause them to just flood the 99s now. SN was roasting them for this and even Twitter people are ****ting on it.
    Outside of the content, I hope they do some level of Showdown that lets us use our teams instead of just doing Moments to draft pitchers in an offensive boss battle mode. That might be fun.
    mikeq672
    They never have a sound plan for releasing cards and clearly just wing it each year, otherwise Id give them the benefit of the doubt this year with whats going on.
    Like last year how the first program rewards were garbage and then just jumped right to 99's. They just make things up on the fly and it shows badly.
    Some of these guys getting mid 90's cards arent even that good of prospects, meanwhile guys that are top 10 prospects now have 40 prospects better than them. I just wish theyd put some real thought into this stuff instead of panicking and making a bunch of cards they just released worthless.

    Yeah, releasing content in a haphazard, disorganised order is becoming one of the real staples of this series. No idea why they don't set out a road map and plan things out better, it's not that hard. They then repeat the same mistakes year after year. The complete lack of joined up thinking is pretty staggering for a company that's been going for so long
    Coxatron
    I really am afraid this huge negative reaction will cause them to just flood the 99s now. SN was roasting them for this and even Twitter people are ****ting on it.
    Outside of the content, I hope they do some level of Showdown that lets us use our teams instead of just doing Moments to draft pitchers in an offensive boss battle mode. That might be fun.

    Yeah, in essence that is the bigger problem than the silly overrated prospect cards. They need to actually give a compelling reason to play the game and actually accumulate the team affinity points, because if it's just redoing the same boring Mto/showdown/innings nonsense then it's pretty irrelevant what the rewards are. It was boring enough to do that once, doing it all again every time they release a new chunk of affinity missions would be the dullest grind they've ever produced
    Coxatron
    I really am afraid this huge negative reaction will cause them to just flood the 99s now. SN was roasting them for this and even Twitter people are ****ting on it.

    Those folks roast anything that doesn't have maxed power with an OVR of 99....I kinda lol a bit at those crowds. I also suspect a large percentage of those folks don't even know who these guys are - because they don't even really follow the game. On the flip side...I've been out of prospect stuff the last year or so (I was heavy into it beforehand) and I'm looking-up a few of these guys....that's how DEEP they're digging (and then giving them 90+ OVRs; which would essentially be the "perfect world" scenario for their development).
    I really hope SDS takes these guys with a massive grain of salt...because in the end, those casual guys whine for the sake of whining. But nonetheless, I think your fear is valid...I think the 3rd inning program is going to tell us a lot....
    BigOscar
    Yeah, in essence that is the bigger problem than the silly overrated prospect cards. They need to actually give a compelling reason to play the game and actually accumulate the team affinity points, because if it's just redoing the same boring Mto/showdown/innings nonsense then it's pretty irrelevant what the rewards are. It was boring enough to do that once, doing it all again every time they release a new chunk of affinity missions would be the dullest grind they've ever produced

    THIS right here....
    I'd rather do a FUN grind for a card I don't want than do a dull grind for a card I DO want.
    JoshC1977
    THIS right here....
    I'd rather do a FUN grind for a card I don't want than do a dull grind for a card I DO want.
    Same. It's why I so openly bitch about the game.
    I really don't feel like I'm doing anything worthwhile. Moments are manipulated with weird sliders, showdown is pretty much the same thing and online is a random bag of bugs, cheesers and RNG. At the end of it all...it doesn't feel fun and just feels pointless.
    That's why I said I've had so much fun with PvCPU. There's still goofy **** with the game but for the most part, PvCPU on Legend is the game I want to play. I just get nothing out of it.
    Coxatron
    Same. It's why I so openly bitch about the game.
    I really don't feel like I'm doing anything worthwhile. Moments are manipulated with weird sliders, showdown is pretty much the same thing and online is a random bag of bugs, cheesers and RNG. At the end of it all...it doesn't feel fun and just feels pointless.
    That's why I said I've had so much fun with PvCPU. There's still goofy **** with the game but for the most part, PvCPU on Legend is the game I want to play. I just get nothing out of it.

    ...and for me, if I'm going to play a bunch of 9 inning games for no reason other than to accrue innings for TA for cards I don't want....I'm just going to go back to my franchises...
    I've got enough stars for the 2nd inning (between Showdown, exchanges, and innings played) that if I ever decide I want to do some of the player programs or Conquest for that inning, I can do it and still hit 300. Right now, I'm just accumulating Play vs CPU missions in player programs....then I'll do a massive run through all the teams....
    Make a 9 inning conquest USA with decent but not spectacular rewards and I'd put the 20 hours it takes to complete that, while racking up a ton of innings for TA. Would take zero programming to do as well.
    Just give me a reason to play your game

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