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(10-12-2012 03:19 AM)Ziveus101 Wrote: Basically the number of stars will tell you how good the player is on a scale of 1 to 8. It's called a value point which becomes a big factor/pain in the behind when you're playing the game. The total number of value points on your team has can't be over what the game's assigned you (the limit grows as you advance farther into the game). This prevents everyone from using nothing but superstars from the get-go and in turn allows the low valued cards play big roles. Fortunatly for me a majority of the low valued cards were players I was going to use anyway, which enabled me to have one of the best rotations ever .
(11-05-2012 07:30 AM)JRMdawg311 Wrote: -So basically what you're sayin is that you have to start out with a low ball team with low points (like the Oakland A's) then play the game long enough and spend enough money to get high points, mass a team together full of super stars (Like the Yankees) to win. Then if you still don't win you could just chuck all your players *cough,* (I mean cards) in the trash and start all over again!
The game and cards sound pretty fun. It would be nice to see that trend and pick up here in the US.
(11-18-2012 10:42 AM)nyyankeesfan28 Wrote: Now that is a good redemption system! Go with Yankees Ichiro! Why are some CardGen cards black border and some white border?
(11-18-2012 11:39 AM)englandhousehold Wrote: I read all your posts just now for the 1st time and it was a great read. Seems like a fun game. So when you play the game, you win cards correct? If so does the machine spit them out or the employees hand them off?
(11-18-2012 11:51 PM)Ziveus101 Wrote: I wish, unfortunatly the arcade's stock of Yankees Ichiro cards ran out as well. Something tells me that Aoki's going to be next one to go.
And the reason some cards have white borders and black borders is basically to give the people playing the game who don't know anything about the MLB a good idea of who's a good player and who's not so good. Although in some cases the cards are white only because the player on it was a rookie a year ago (Hellickson, Kimbrel & Sale for example) or the year before (in Heyward & Stanton's cases) or because they're a declining veteran (Pettitte in 2010's set is a good example).
Any cards that have less than 5 stars are automatically white bordered cards, although some cards with 5 stars have black borders if there aren't than many black bordered cards on their team (Garza, Butler & Lee for example).
The white bordered cards are referred to as "commons" and the black bordered ones are called "rare cards. From my observations here are the odds of getting them.
White Commons - 2:3
Black Rares - 1:4
Foil Variations - 1:60
Exchange Cards - 1:?
So yeah, long story short, they're just white and black borders to help the people playing the game know the who's who in the majors.
No, you get a card everytime you play the game. Like once you put in the coins and press the start button a card automatically comes out of the machine. If they went with a card-per-win system I'd probably have 100 less cards than I do now lol.
Occasionally the employees give you cards but only if you're a first time player and tell them that it's your first time playing the game. They'll give you one card (which is usually a weak player with only 1 star/value) for you to keep to help get your feet off the ground. Although if the employee is a dedicated arcade worker and is f*cking awesome he/she might give you three even though you're clearly no n00b.
(11-19-2012 12:59 AM)englandhousehold Wrote: Ah got it, sounds fun! Does machine ever give off the star or rarer cards or is it always some common card? So actually being in Japan is baseball as big there as the media here leads you to believe? thanks for answering, best read I've had to date on baseball forum.
(11-19-2012 02:53 AM)Mikarlo Wrote: Hi Kenny! Been a little while since I've read or posted, but during that time you've really come a long way! Over half way to completion now, grats my friend! And when it comes to our love of collecting...don't we all end up spending more than we had planned before walking through the door? ^_^
Keep up the good work, partner! And I hope your classes are going well this semester too. Take Care & Be Well!