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  • @trojanman999 and @Thekid84 - attached is an updated version that incorporates skill leveling.  Note that PXP and LXP upgrade costs are all the same.  Please let me know if you have any feedback.
  • It feels like upgrades are becoming more important.  I have hitting coach/trainer/clutch at 100/100/85 and used Riley (12/12 skills, 90 pennants) on 5.10 - he was a perfect 20 for 20.  5.7 gave me fits though, I lost there a handful of times because…
  • Great points on the power rating - do care about it some but its more of a tie breaker for me if I have two guys with the same hit rating.  Redick is especially terrible because he has the vs LHP skill as a left handed batter - yuck!   
  • Maybe the worst offender of the year was Monday's "prime" Perez - he was basically a mediocre BXP player that required PXP to level.  I never look at max ratings anymore, I only care about hit rating and skills, especially since Slugfest h…
  • @KCTribe - if it were me, I wouldn't level Conforto.  You're stacked in the OF and he'd only be a marginal upgrade from your Verdugo.  He's a great WOH bat, but WOH doesn't seem to be terribly important to most players at the moment.
    in Conforto Comment by SandlotGuru July 30
  • I got some feedback about the data validation cells not working - please use the attached instead.  Also noted that the trade-in values are not perfectly in line with today's 400 max Soto.  If someone can send me a better data set I will happily upd…
  • Doh!  Re-posted to include an upgrade costs tool that it pulls from - give that version a try.
  • @whynot - attached is a repull optimizer that will help with these types of decisions.  The key variables are the player type (i.e. BXP, PXP, LXP), expected number of pulls, and current discount % (if any).  The trade-in values are based on players …
  • @Underdogs - I'd advise against the S10 approach.  As an example: leveling from G1 to G2 costs 840 XP (with a 40% discount) - your repull value from G1-G2 is about 5,200 XP, when you could have gotten closer to 20,000 XP by repulling at D10.  So eff…
  • @iratepirate - if it were me, I'd wait until Friday, find a 30% discount club and then go crazy with the weekend boxes - stacked with the two weekend fieldpasses, the 60% discount on players is HUGE and I imagine you'd be able to cap all of the non-…
  • Does anyone have any test data on whether 1st pitch has changed behavior in bonus games and tournies too?  I'm assuming it has, which would move 1st pitch into the scrap heap of skill options along with bases loaded, bases empty, two outs, etc.  The…
  • Beware - a guy in my club used this feature to auto-level a player to P10 - the resource calculations were right but he received NO balls!  I would not recommend using this feature until this is fixed.
  • @RodFarva - you just perfectly described my approach.  Rather than spending a ton of money like I did last year, I've become a grinder and am having a lot of fun with it.  I've spent very little this year and have a solid, but not amazing squad of D…
  • @navyjack77 - below is a snip from the charts thread.  If your goal is solely to get the most blue cash out of your loyalty points then silver loyalty boxes are the smart play.  The ability to get loyalty boxes at each tier everyday is why there are…
  • @iratepirate - I was able to take advantage of this deal before they put the box limit on it.  I leveled each guy to P10 and then repulled them to D10 - made about 19K XP on all subsequent D10 repulls.  I netted about 2.5 million XP - so I'd say its…
  • Thanks @Tdub71 - as an avid reader and seldom poster on the forums, it felt very validating to know that forum participation is being monitored and is appreciated by Glu.  Thanks to everyone on the forums for all your strategies and insights!
  • An alternative to building up a huge amount of XP, is to build up a gold stack (like the OP has).  I jumped from gold to diamond with only about 300K XP, but by spending about 190K gold on a Monday.  I capped every bonus player that day at D10 and w…
  • @Hata - do you have a solo CVC club?  I've seen a bunch of guys rebuild their WOH roster in a single event by blowing a lot of gold, winning CVC matches and leveraging the power of repulls to cap 5-6 batters all at once.  My advice would be to build…
  • The final four pitchers in the weekend royale had stuff ratings of 223,241,249,255, as compared to 264,255,276,281 for today's HOF - so 5.7 today should be harder to beat than any pitcher you saw over the weekend.  WOH usually comes down to math - y…
  • (Quote) 
It would be really interesting to see who would be left in the MVP rankings if they limited them to players who are actually eligible to collect rewards.  I finished in the top 10 in four different brackets today and couldn't collec…
    in WOH 6/22 Comment by SandlotGuru June 23
  • Thank you for the direct messages - a few tweaks were needed to the prime/legend costs at D6 and D10.  The attachment has been updated.  Please keep the feedback coming.
  • Repulls and trade in values are based on the same algorithm, so they have both been significantly adjusted.  I believe that a repull is treated as a trade-in of your existing player (say D9) and is replaced by a player one level higher (say D10).  S…
  • The increase in the repull values is incredibly valuable to anyone who regularly cycles WOH.  It means that you can either do fewer cycles to produce the same net return as last year, or do the same amount of cycles and bank a huge amount of excess …
  • I learned this the hard way last year, so here's a tip for the rookies out there - if you don't have enough PXP to cap your prime player, just trade them in after the event and move on.  Do not "work on a player", meaning slowly level them…
  • My preference is to trade in bonus players as soon as an event is over.  Last year there seemed to be about a two month lag before a box re-appeared with a discounted price and elevated pull %s, but the players are so far behind the curve at that po…
  • I specifically keep 3.5 star pitchers - there are 51 of them.  Keeping batters is just annoying because they cog up your roster and I toggle batters in and out all the time.  At one point I was XP rich and decided to take them all to S10, so now I g…
  • I decided to embrace the TS this morning - I went from no skill upgrades on any pitchers to 8/8 on the eight D10 pitchers I've got.  My TS instantly jumped by 19,200, which really stroked my ego, but I haven't noticed any performance differences so …
  • I have an iPhone 10 XR - with fieldpass I clocked 50 games at 9:20 (started going cross-eyed), so roughly 18:40 for 100 games.  This was also with no ice wraps and no video boosts - went 50-0 - so any amount of paying attention to matchups would def…
  • I can't quite make sense of this, but the cash box DJ LeMahieu from a few weeks ago has the lowest hit rating on my team (with double 1st pitch skills at 8/8) and somehow he has the highest batting average and OPS on my team.  It feels like this ski…
  • I agree with @Tdub71, but would caveat that you should not spend any resources on pitcher skills.  Many top players believe that pitcher skills are irrelevant and have no impact on performance, they merely prop up your team strength.
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