So I've been on and off of this site for several years playing mostly the basketball Sim. What brought me back this time around was the baseball Sim. It's baseball season, I've got the Yahoo Fantasy team going full throttle and I figured, what the heck, I'll give baseball here a shot. I must say that I'm enjoying it so far and I've got several teams going in open leagues. But I've also been reading the forums here and I, like many others, am already tired of the same 'ol, same 'ol in the open leagues. Addie Joss, Tim Raines, Bip Roberts, HoJo playing shortstop and all of the obviously overused and tired "strategies" that so many team owners employ. And being part of the, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!" crowd has already lost its appeal.
So the common response to threads like this is, "You should join a progressive or some other theme league, they changed my SimLife for the better!". I won't dispute this notion, as I know it was true with the basketball and football Sims. Unfortunately, all of the interesting progs are full and are seemingly very difficult to get into. The remaining theme leagues just aren't doing it for me right now. And then I checked out the Diamond Legends setup. I like the idea. Simple, yet different enough to be worth trying.
So I drafted my team and got into a league. It was half full, or half empty depending on your outlook on life, and took at least 5 days to get to that point (based on messages in the league forum). I'm typically not an impatient guy, but at that rate, it seemed like it would take 2 weeks or more to fill and that was a depressing thought.
Now, a few questions for ye forum lurkers. In your experience, are Diamond Legends leagues fun? Do they typically take a long time to fill, and if so, how long usually? Lastly, what's the best way get on the waiting lists for the better and longer running progressive leagues? Thanks, in advance, for any and all of your help!