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2018.02.13

Developer's Note - v1.8.0 Update



Hello everyone!

We would like to share some insight from the developers of MLB 9 Innings GM! Take a peek at some of their thoughts, including additional notes about the v1.8.0 update.


<February Update>

- New Ace League

Many of you reported to us that MLB 9 Innings GM needed a balance of difficulty for each League, and adjustment of team formation and distribution. 

The developers have reviewed your suggestions from many different perspectives, and finally decided that we needed to add a new higher tier league (Ace League).

Ace League consists of 108 matches, and will make the players' individual accumulated records become similar to that of real-life MLB games.


- Live Event

The main purpose of Live Event is to constantly provide different types of content to users.

Through this update, we introduced Energy/Ticket Recharging feature to support your League/Ladder/Club mode gameplay.

In a future update, we are planning to add challenging content in the Live Event platform which all of you can enjoy every day. 


- GM Room FA Market Improvement 

Many of you reported us that there were no higher-grade players appearing in the GM Room's FA market, and the players currently appearing in the FA market are no longer useful in higher tier leagues.

We agree with your feedback, and thus applied a higher appearance rate of Rare players in the FA market. We hope that this change can give you greater edge to advance in the league. 


- Balancing

Listening to your opinions and analyzing data regarding the balance of MLB GM are important to the developers for long term game management.

After reviewing the data, we decided to reduce the price of players in the Club Shop.


The Overall adjustment of Season players was approached with two perspectives:

1. The function of a Season player being used as a Wild Card needs to be maintained.

2. The performance of the Season players have to be at the appropriate level.

Overall has been adjusted to satisfy the two points listed above.

We will keep improving issues such as the decline of Team Overall and the change of Team performance that may be followed by this adjustment.


<Future Update>

- Season 2 Update

We plan to make a season update in time for baseball season, and we are currently developing two main features.

The first is the content that will continue throughout the 2018 Season, and it will be matched with real-life MLB games to predict the winning team and the players' records every day.

Through the prediction of the winning team and the players' records, you can show your knowledge regarding baseball, and the content will help you to strengthen your team with prediction rewards.

We expect the content will make all of you who love baseball to enjoy MLB GM along with the joy of cheering on the real-life MLB teams and players.


The second content that we will add is new grade players for each position. They will be selected based on their excellent performances.

The new player grade will be made based on the concept of a Wild Card to increase its utilization and to focus on the ability to impact the entire team rather than the importance of individual performances.

We expect that the new player grade will provide you a lot of fun in recruiting and forming your deck.

Along with this new content, we will be marketing to bring in new users for the Season 2 Update as well.



<Q&A Session>

Q: Will new tournament content be added?

A: The developers fully agree to your suggestion for adding new tournament content and we have a plan to do so.

As the game is being serviced globally, we're well aware of the issue of time difference which can cause some problems and unfairness.

To resolve this issue, we're conducting technical reviews of different participation times, limitation in the number of entries and national classifications. 

We'll do our best to provide new tournament content with a sensible approach.


Q: Will the Team Deck effect be added?

A: We are receiving a variety of comments on Dual Team deck and we have a plan to add new effects in the future.

We will review the data internally regarding the Team Dual, Year Dual and Team-Year Dual and proceed with the update. 


<Ending the Developer's Note>

MLB season 2018 is just a month ahead from now!

We will do our best to prepare for a great fun through the future Season Update for all of you who have been waiting for the new season to be full of great games and records.


※ Please note that the developer's note has been written during the development stage and some content might change during this stage. Please feel free to share your feedback and comments via community.

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