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4/29/2021 Poll- When did you start?

BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
When did you start playing TSB?  Leave a comment of something you remember from that first year

4/29/2021 Poll- When did you start? 40 votes

2021
0%
2020
5%
NOWHEREMANrtjrnat 2 votes
2019
12%
xracmanRschar21drsmartassphdjerrye23brooklyn55 5 votes
2018
27%
DFBBredlegs2018uMulderkenJEDDDOGGYbuddydaveJCAM80CanadaCubsAgulierspeedfatDaddyBigburgRainOnMyParade 11 votes
2017
22%
DantemavericksThunderstormertshea510JTANDMEMore2Most2FirstFrankTheTank04YardGoatsjalapenocubbiestoddgurley30 9 votes
2016
12%
DirectFXCooz19Mattattacksullipa8jmsorioles33 5 votes
2015
15%
BigpredfanToughthundercatswhynotBigBibbins333baseball2020gocubbiez4417 6 votes
It was so long ago I can't remember
5%
dkarski872003cobra 2 votes

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    BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
    2015
    I believe it was 2015 when I started.  Something I remember from my first year is that Joe Panik was a stud 2nd round pick.  His ratings were 9/3/3.  To put that into context, Prime Jose Reyes (a reward for finishing first on a weekend prime event), was 9/5/9
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    dkarski87dkarski87 Registered Users, Member 3,040 Posts
    It was so long ago I can't remember
    Who knows, I think it was 16/17. Regretting every day since.
    "Oops we need to restart! Yeap that's 2019 for ya!"
    – The Great Houmy
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    Cooz19Cooz19 Registered Users 1,256 Posts
    2016
    It was far more basic back in 2016. Single digit ratings, bonus games were literally a bonus in opposition to playing every game head to head, and the only workable event was the prime weekend and single day. If you didn't get a high-level starting pitcher, you didn't win. And draft picks had tangible value beyond xp.
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    BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
    2015
    dkarski87 said:
    Who knows, I think it was 16/17. Regretting every day since.
    I will say this, your punctuation has gotten noticeably better since then. Maybe you shouldn’t regret all of it. 
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    BigBibbins333BigBibbins333 Registered Users, Member 243 Posts
    2015
    It was a lot harder to consistently win games. It also had a ton less glitches, errors, etc., which inherently made it enjoyable to play. No bonus players of any kind, no bonus sets. Points were based on how good your team was, not on external carnival game like influences. It was simple, it was basic, and I enjoyed it much more than what it has become today. If I recall correctly the only 2 players with 9 ratings across the board were Buster Posey and Kershaw.
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    jalapenocubbiesjalapenocubbies Registered Users, Member 1,057 Posts
    2017
    I started in 17 thanks to my nephew who I saw playing. Funny story with the new mini game taking away auto play. It took me like a month to figure out I didn’t have to manually play every game and every inning. 

    When I started there also were no bonus players. I miss those days.
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    BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
    2015
    It was a lot harder to consistently win games. It also had a ton less glitches, errors, etc., which inherently made it enjoyable to play. No bonus players of any kind, no bonus sets. Points were based on how good your team was, not on external carnival game like influences. It was simple, it was basic, and I enjoyed it much more than what it has become today. If I recall correctly the only 2 players with 9 ratings across the board were Buster Posey and Kershaw.
    I never had a legend that year, but remember seeing some 13 and 14 ratings. It was so much simpler. 
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    DFBBDFBB Registered Users, Moderators, Member, Moderator 6,602 Posts
    edited April 2021
    2018
    In hindsight, it was quite bland, but I loved the concept. I never bought a mystery box because it was way out of my league and I used to get super jelly at those who could afford the potw/potm guys. 

    edit: Oh, I also remember when I thought I was cool because I figured out how to maximize prime bars without using gold. Yup, gold was always real tough and I was such a scrooge with my gold. Again, '18 was fun, but kind of bland(no woh, no cvc, no bonus players, everyone NOT wanting to waste wins, etc.). 
    If you're not having fun, you're losing.
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    whynotwhynot Registered Users, Member 1,749 Posts
    2015
    Pretty sure it was when the game first came out in 14.  The biggest thing I remember is you had the option to play a “short game”, 3 innings.  That was pretty sweet cause they removed it with the next update, which I didn’t do 😁.  They gave gold to guy with highest wins daily, man I was cleaning up with 3 inning bg still active.
    I'm confused by what you mean by 5.7 and 5.8.  You mean the round and level? 
    - Blueleopard
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    DFBBDFBB Registered Users, Moderators, Member, Moderator 6,602 Posts
    2018
    Okay, semi related, but I want to add that in '19, I saw @Bigpredfan post about his diamond experience(I was silver at the time). He talked about how he'd play a bunch of games and get gold and he could hit every FR. On top of that, the 'impossible' achievements would all inevitably get unlocked. That blew my mind! Opening boxes is my favorite part of the game. I was sold! 
    If you're not having fun, you're losing.
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    BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
    2015
    whynot said:
    Pretty sure it was when the game first came out in 14.  The biggest thing I remember is you had the option to play a “short game”, 3 innings.  That was pretty sweet cause they removed it with the next update, which I didn’t do 😁.  They gave gold to guy with highest wins daily, man I was cleaning up with 3 inning bg still active.
    You mean when the daily challenges were actually challenging and rewarding?
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    BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
    2015
    DFBB said:
    Okay, semi related, but I want to add that in '19, I saw @Bigpredfan post about his diamond experience(I was silver at the time). He talked about how he'd play a bunch of games and get gold and he could hit every FR. On top of that, the 'impossible' achievements would all inevitably get unlocked. That blew my mind! Opening boxes is my favorite part of the game. I was sold! 
    during the Diaz days. Lol
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    DFBBDFBB Registered Users, Moderators, Member, Moderator 6,602 Posts
    2018
    DFBB said:
    Okay, semi related, but I want to add that in '19, I saw @Bigpredfan post about his diamond experience(I was silver at the time). He talked about how he'd play a bunch of games and get gold and he could hit every FR. On top of that, the 'impossible' achievements would all inevitably get unlocked. That blew my mind! Opening boxes is my favorite part of the game. I was sold! 
    during the Diaz days. Lol
    That just reminded me. Bah. Father time continues to be cruel...Diaz was in '18. I actually started playing tsb in '17. 
    If you're not having fun, you're losing.
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    JEDDDOGGYJEDDDOGGY Registered Users, Member 2,460 Posts
    2018
    2018 for me, toward the end of the season (so barely missed the Diaz/Neris woh)
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    2003cobra2003cobra Registered Users, Member 2,725 Posts
    It was so long ago I can't remember
    2014 for me. Back then it was basically prime and h2h. I met a lot of good people playing h2h and it was nothing to have 50 open games at one time 
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    CanadaCubsCanadaCubs Registered Users, Member 1,235 Posts
    2018
    2018 for me. Somewhere at the beginning of the season. Ironically I discovered this game through an ad on one of the poker sites I used. 
    "If you can't beat them, report them"
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    BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
    2015
    2003cobra said:
    2014 for me. Back then it was basically prime and h2h. I met a lot of good people playing h2h and it was nothing to have 50 open games at one time 
    50  goodness.  My stress levels wouldn't let me do more than 10  
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    MattattackMattattack Registered Users 1,971 Posts
    2016
    The first couple years I really only played head to head and part of me really misses that.   Felt like there was a tad bit of skill required and pulling players that were even just basic 5 stars was super exciting.   Don’t really need to get into a diatribe about what happened next because we already know.   But long story short I had a great run playing this game for years and met a lot of great people.   I finally was able to decide this season so far that the game has moved on without me and hopeful it stays that way as I have really enjoyed my time back.  

    But yeah from when I started to where it is now, it really isn’t the same game at all.  
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    JTANDMEJTANDME Registered Users, Member 767 Posts
    2017
    As long as my foggy memory is remembering correctly. What I do recall is Kris Bryant was the cover athlete the year I started. The longer it goes the more I want to punch my brother in law in the face for getting me hooked on this game lol.
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    ToughthundercatsToughthundercats Registered Users, Member 1,959 Posts
    2015
    I remember you could always get the top of line player from hitting the top tier of fan rewards. That's how I would build my team. If I didn't need that player from that week's FR I would save my gold and wait till the next week. Now FR has been become a mute point because of the oversaturation of bonus players. I also remember the feature where you collected  certain players and then attempted to trade them in for a 5* player. I remember spending almost 10000g trying to get a trade to go through for Joakim Soria because I needed a closer badly. 
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    BigpredfanBigpredfan Registered Users 3,306 Posts
    2015
    I remember you could always get the top of line player from hitting the top tier of fan rewards. That's how I would build my team. If I didn't need that player from that week's FR I would save my gold and wait till the next week. Now FR has been become a mute point because of the oversaturation of bonus players. I also remember the feature where you collected  certain players and then attempted to trade them in for a 5* player. I remember spending almost 10000g trying to get a trade to go through for Joakim Soria because I needed a closer badly. 
    I was trying to remember how trading in worked. I now remember saving a certain number of 3-star players to get a #1 overall pick. 
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    ToughthundercatsToughthundercats Registered Users, Member 1,959 Posts
    2015
    I remember you could always get the top of line player from hitting the top tier of fan rewards. That's how I would build my team. If I didn't need that player from that week's FR I would save my gold and wait till the next week. Now FR has been become a mute point because of the oversaturation of bonus players. I also remember the feature where you collected  certain players and then attempted to trade them in for a 5* player. I remember spending almost 10000g trying to get a trade to go through for Joakim Soria because I needed a closer badly. 
    I was trying to remember how trading in worked. I now remember saving a certain number of 3-star players to get a #1 overall pick. 
    I liked the feature it actually gave other uses for the lower ranked players other than for XP. 
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    sullipa8sullipa8 Registered Users, Member 564 Posts
    2016
    2016 for me. Each year I’ve learned more and more how to play. The early days were a struggle for sure, but without bonus players someone could crush events easily. I could play in a club by myself and win the bracket on Slugfest days. One cycle would do it, maybe 2 if another good club was there. That may have been 17, I’m not sure. But there were also ways to take advantage of the game and allow you to avoid the big clubs. I’m not talking about cheating either. The rules allowed you to hop clubs and find the right bracket. Either me by myself or the club I was in, we would jump until we found a good bracket. I think they fixed that in 18, and it made it harder to compete with top clubs. 
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    tshea510tshea510 Registered Users, Member 1,788 Posts
    2017
    ‘17 around Series time. Went Gold too soon, regretted it, learned a lesson (for me anyway), stayed Silver ever since.
    Just a Silver team from the wrong side of the tracks, so what do I know? 🤷
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    DirectFXDirectFX Registered Users 110 Posts
    2016
    2016 I believe just seems all the years blend in together hard to separate early ones but it was definitely before any WoH modes , sets, and you had decent odds plus grinding videos was a decent way to compete if you didn’t spend on the game. I also remember when Slugfest was a decent mode as the player and rewards were worth playing and it was nice change up having a home run derby type mode . Remember first year of CvC being added was fun as it was more balanced scoring plus there was no subscriptions like now where can buy extra boosts , retries and lower costs for cvc . Seems my best memories were less in game purchases the better and modes were new . Just amazing remembering how the game was before field pass, subscriptions , lots players in spend only specials and all the ways changed to today rewards nerfed WoH / Slugfest etc , modes nerfed (BG only one counts now) / not important , amount of vip players and all the extras Glu gives you if you spend the gap just too big for guys only spend a few bucks to compete with clubs stacked with 20/20 Vips get weekly field pass, CvC subscriptions, buy players for sets from specials, use enough money to get event sets , buy weekend field pass , all the all star vip level bonuses , get monthly vip gifts and added this year the 2-6x multiplier on free boxes everyone gets . Makes you really wish for older years back not just outspend competition had to grind it out yourself also didn’t have all the club hopping , gifts for points , or full 20/20 vip clubs resetting every week so they could dominate minors levels . 
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    DantemavericksDantemavericks Registered Users, Member 92 Posts
    2017
    2017- I ended the season with a Gold 3 team and a TS of 55,000- and I thought I had done well. I remember being stoked when I saved up enough gold to buy legend boxes and pulled Luis Gonzales. Played a total of 3000 games back then and thought that was spending way too much time on a mobile game. Fast forward to 2020 and I think I played that many in one week with a field pass.
    Never fight a man with a perm
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    baseball2020baseball2020 Registered Users, Member 511 Posts
    2015
    I played in 2015 and then didn’t play again until 2019. What I remember from 2015 was the ultimate glitch where you could could stockpile as many #1 draft picks as you wanted so your whole team could be all of the best players. Then it got boring because you essentially “beat” the game and there was no longer any challenge.
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    More2Most2FirstMore2Most2First Registered Users, Member 777 Posts
    2017
    Similar to @baseball2020 for me, but not quite the hiatus.  I played in 2017, made like 10 teams with bullshit emails, and even got my wife to make a team on her phone.  Then realized I had no idea WTF I was really doing and got over it.  Came back with vengeance in 2019 and fell in love with it, mostly due to finding this forum (so I have very ambivalent feelings toward you all, lol) and learned how to be at least somewhat competitive...which was about the time Glu started systematically ruining the game and turning it into the pile of shit it now is.  However, I was already hooked at that point and it’s still a better and cheaper (both in terms of money and life damage) addiction than my previous battle with alcoholism...let’s say it together now

    **** YOU GLU 🖕
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