Anyway, since I'm now hooked on playing and continuing to create a better squad, I've been playing a lot more than usual lately. I use zone hitting and am batting a respectable .275ish after 50 games or so on DD, averaging a little less than 1 home run per game. My issue is the frustration with the 5-10 times per game that I absolutely square up on a ball and it is popped up, grounded weakly or just downright missed. I played baseball for years and understand that just because you hit the ball well, it doesn't guarantee you success. I've researched several forums and YouTube videos to see what I need to do differently, and they are mainly tips on how to efficiently put the PCI where the ball is with the right timing, which is what I'm already doing. I understand the game takes many things into consideration such as the count, the pitchers confidence, the hitter and pitcher's attributes, etc., but when I go 1 2 3 in an inning after squaring up 3 straight balls it drives me insane. Even if they are on the first pitch. Earlier today I had a pitch basically right down the middle that I hit with power (using prime Texiera) that could not have been hit any better. The count was in my favor and the pitcher had medium confidence, and it was just a lazy fly ball to right field. Am I wrong in saying that this should be a home run the majority of the time? Stop torturing me San Diego Studios.
Overall, one of the main things I enjoy about playing the game is how realistic it is most of the time (minus the bunt glitching, fielders sometimes taking forever to throw, etc.). My favorite games to play in are the ones that are the most realistic. Games where there isn't an excess of anything such as home runs, bunts, stolen bases, content balls in the dirt, etc. Just a good solid baseball game. So as I mentioned earier, I hit for about a .275 average or about 8-10 hits per game, which is right on par with real life. However, due to my recent frustration I am getting maybe 2 or 3 hits per game via bunting as well, because it is just too hard to get hits sometimes. I don't want to be a bunter. I think it's lame and taking advatage of a glitch, which is why they are making changes for 2017 as they are recognizing that its way too easy.
So really I think I just needed to vent after my recent frustrations. None of my friends play The Show, so they proabably wouldn't be too interested in anything I just mentioned, and most of you reading this proably aren't either. But at least I know that you get it. I'm looking forward to the new version of the game coming out next month and curious to see the improvements they make. Ok, rant over.