Last year I stayed in the silver tier until October. I eventually ended up at diamond, but I felt like I would have enjoyed the game more if I made the jump sooner. My plan is to go diamond next Monday. I know several others on here are contemplating jumping up tiers, so I thought I would share my experience.
I am currently at Gold 6 and up 2-0 in my playoff series to move to platinum. Here is my current lineup and resources.
The current players I will be leveling to platinum are...
Lowe- Platinum 10
Santana- Platinum 4
Hosmer- Platinum 4
Garcia- Platinum 10
Both keepers to Platinum 1
I will level the new player to platinum 8, and then cycle him to platinum 10. I don’t have a ton of time to play on Wednesdays, so 5-7 cycles is a good day for me.
Over the weekend I will level Kershaw, and Scherzer, and my closer to gold 10. I should be able to get through all 6 levels of platinum before Monday. I won’t level up to diamond until I get the new guaranteed player from WOH classic and cycle him up from platinum 7 or 8 to platinum 10.
I will then win my last playoff game at platinum and and level the player to diamond 7 or 8 and then cycle to get him to diamond 10.
I will take my platinum 10 batters to diamond 3 or 4 to help cycle WOH at diamond.
This is all assuming I have enough cash and bxp to make this happen.
Any feedback or suggestions are appreciated.
My team strength is 65k, but that is because I haven’t done much to my pitching staff. My hitting team skills are all maxed at gold right now. My pitching skills are at 50/60.
Maybe I’m looking at it wrong and I should have leveled up to gold already. 🤷♂️
@Mattattack thanks for the suggestion for bxp boxes. I might do that if I need to level guys more at platinum to cycle WOH.
@Bigpredfan you are right about there not being a wrong way to approach the game. The primes being released pushed me to jump to diamond earlier than I originally planned. PXP is way too difficult to get right now. Plus playing bonus games whenever I have time fits my schedule better. I can improve my team no matter the day or time. Just need to get my team at the point where it can win most diamond bonus games.
However, I will be limited to the live boost tonight to try tournaments. @JEDDDOGGY and I talked a little and tournaments in diamond aren’t quite guaranteed yet for us, so I’m gonna try the live boost time tonight for my current team and see if I can make tournaments a little easier (I win about 50% of them right now which isn’t awful to start but isn’t great either)
I think there's also just a lot of parity right now, which makes it harder. My team strength is 104k now and I'm playing teams that are 85k and they will beat me on occasion. It's not like 18 where my team is around 250k and 95 percent of the teams I'm playing are like 160k or less.
As the season wears on I think we'll see it easier to win bonus games and tournaments at Diamond. Really, in 18, the only teams I was losing to consistently was KingPork and maybe a couple others. There are a lot of teams that can whoop you right now since everyone's so close in team strength.
Bxp- 410k Bxp- 278k
cash- 5.2 million Cash- 2.4 million
EVO- 1,200 EVO- 1,040
Did 7 total cycles...4 at gold (leveled Ohtani to gold 7 and capped him with cycles) and 3 at platinum (leveled him to platinum 7 and cycled him to platinum 10).
Have only updated my batting skills so far. They are 70/80. Still have all my draft picks from WOH to open for more bxp. I also haven’t cashed in the balls I gained from leveling up players and team skills (gained 20k balls).
Really only need 4 platinum bats to cycle WOH.