Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?

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Because if they are then that is very sad. Overall its a sh*tshow. You have good PCI placements yielding good/okays, perfectly released pitches going nowhere near where you wanted them to go, and fielding (while slightly improved) is still abysmal. You have MLB players talking bad about the game on streams. Some of the top content creators have expressed their negative feelings towards the game.

I understand there is a pandemic and SDS can't magically fix all the issues. However, the lack of communication is extremely worrying. They only acknowledged that fielding was broken, and that was weeks ago. No mention of hitting or pitching despite the fact that many people (and MLB players) have openly talked about how bad these two aspects of the game are.

I would love for SDS to come out and be fully transparent. Does the game currently play exactly how you (SDS) want it to? If not, what changes do you have planned? How does the pandemic effect your ability to implement these changes? These are just a few questions I would like to have answered. I honestly don't think that's too much to ask, just be honest with the consumers who paid $60 for a game that does not play how it was advertised

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I’ve been frequenting these boards for a while, they have never been communicating with us on a constant basis. It’s just always been that way. If their team is like any other, of course they’re not perfectly happy with the product. They want to be proud of their work just like anyone else is. They do have limited resources, budgets to follow and deadlines to respect.

Sometimes you can’t just blame the devs, they have people up the echelon to answer to as well

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@Hikes83 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

I’ve been frequenting these boards for a while, they have never been communicating with us on a constant basis. It’s just always been that way. If their team is like any other, of course they’re not perfectly happy with the product. They want to be proud of their work just like anyone else is. They do have limited resources, budgets to follow and deadlines to respect.

Sometimes you can’t just blame the devs, they have people up the echelon to answer to as well

There was one year where they were pretty good at communicating. I think it was 17 or 18, can't remember which. But they would have monthly streams about the state of the game and as a consumer I appreciated that.

I understand the ultimate goal is to make money, but I would argue that if they don't fix anything, they will lose money in the long term. I personally will not be purchasing The Show 21 unless the current issues are acknowledged. While I would like to see the issues fixed, they should (at the very least) let us know what they consider issues versus what they consider to be the game playing as it should

SDS

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

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It’s built for directional online. Learn how to hit that way.

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They are still working on fielding. Besides that, I would assume the game won’t change much.

Which I’m fine with. As long as the fielding actually gets fixed. But they took a big step the right direction after the last patch with fielding.

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@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

If they are, I would love for them to come out and say it. Even though it is completely different than how the game was advertised, at this point I will concede that its gonna be tough to fix with everyone working from home. But at least tell us that this is how its gonna be from now on, don't make me continue holding out hope

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@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

If they are, I would love for them to come out and say it. Even though it is completely different than how the game was advertised, at this point I will concede that its gonna be tough to fix with everyone working from home. But at least tell us that this is how its gonna be from now on, don't make me continue holding out hope

What is making you have hope? There hasn’t been anything said or implied that they are going to do anything to hitting again.

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@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

If they are, I would love for them to come out and say it. Even though it is completely different than how the game was advertised, at this point I will concede that its gonna be tough to fix with everyone working from home. But at least tell us that this is how its gonna be from now on, don't make me continue holding out hope

Right after the patch that changed hitting someone posted something that one of the developers said on another forum. Basically they said top players had an unrealistically high batting average and they made adjustments to keep numbers realistic and in advance of better cards coming.

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@genopolanco said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

If they are, I would love for them to come out and say it. Even though it is completely different than how the game was advertised, at this point I will concede that its gonna be tough to fix with everyone working from home. But at least tell us that this is how its gonna be from now on, don't make me continue holding out hope

What is making you have hope? There hasn’t been anything said or implied that they are going to do anything to hitting again.

The fact that so many people still complain about hitting, including top players and MLB players. I would think that would be enough to warrant an explanation at least

Also the fact that they asked for screenshots of good/okays about a month ago. Why ask for screenshots if you don't plan on fixing anything? Like I said, I don't expect it to be fixed, but some acknowledgement would be nice.

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@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

If they are, I would love for them to come out and say it. Even though it is completely different than how the game was advertised, at this point I will concede that its gonna be tough to fix with everyone working from home. But at least tell us that this is how its gonna be from now on, don't make me continue holding out hope

Right after the patch that changed hitting someone posted something that one of the developers said on another forum. Basically they said top players had an unrealistically high batting average and they made adjustments to keep numbers realistic and in advance of better cards coming.

Which patch was that? The first one that was released a week after the game came out?

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@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

If they are, I would love for them to come out and say it. Even though it is completely different than how the game was advertised, at this point I will concede that its gonna be tough to fix with everyone working from home. But at least tell us that this is how its gonna be from now on, don't make me continue holding out hope

Right after the patch that changed hitting someone posted something that one of the developers said on another forum. Basically they said top players had an unrealistically high batting average and they made adjustments to keep numbers realistic and in advance of better cards coming.

Which patch was that? The first one that was released a week after the game came out?

Yeah, 1.04 I think.

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@Untchable704 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

It’s built for directional online. Learn how to hit that way.

I am new to DD so I am curious as to more information on your statement. What is directional "supposed" to do? Because I square up many a ball that goes nowhere. I will get a middle middle hanging change and hit it sky high to the pull field with a good/okay (pull field is early, not good). I will also foul balls off to the same spot on different occasions of very/just and early, its not possible for a ball to go to the same spot if you timed it up differently each swing. Is this how it has played every year?

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SDS should scrape direction and analoge hitting all together. Make people adjust if they want to play competitive online baseball. you dont see COD making a game where you can use buttons to auto aim so why should SDS catter to the lowest common dominator. Plus it would probably make it easy for them to apply patches as well.

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@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@ryansitko11 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@maskedgrappler said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

They obviously arent happy about the fielding. I think they're happy with where hitting is though.

If they are, I would love for them to come out and say it. Even though it is completely different than how the game was advertised, at this point I will concede that its gonna be tough to fix with everyone working from home. But at least tell us that this is how its gonna be from now on, don't make me continue holding out hope

Right after the patch that changed hitting someone posted something that one of the developers said on another forum. Basically they said top players had an unrealistically high batting average and they made adjustments to keep numbers realistic and in advance of better cards coming.

Which patch was that? The first one that was released a week after the game came out?

Yeah, 1.04 I think.

That's good that they addressed that. I'm still wondering if patch 1.04 had too much of an effect. Good/okays have been an issue ever since that point, and they even asked us to send in pictures of good/okays. However, that was a long time ago so I'm not sure if they are still working on it or if they just conceded that that's how its gonna be. All I'm asking is for what they think of hitting in its current state

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@Jbob811 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@Untchable704 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

It’s built for directional online. Learn how to hit that way.

I am new to DD so I am curious as to more information on your statement. What is directional "supposed" to do? Because I square up many a ball that goes nowhere. I will get a middle middle hanging change and hit it sky high to the pull field with a good/okay (pull field is early, not good). I will also foul balls off to the same spot on different occasions of very/just and early, its not possible for a ball to go to the same spot if you timed it up differently each swing. Is this how it has played every year?

Just ignore anyone who says directional is the way to go. Chances are anyone who says that stuff hasn’t actually used it consistently online.

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@genopolanco said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@Jbob811 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@Untchable704 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

It’s built for directional online. Learn how to hit that way.

I am new to DD so I am curious as to more information on your statement. What is directional "supposed" to do? Because I square up many a ball that goes nowhere. I will get a middle middle hanging change and hit it sky high to the pull field with a good/okay (pull field is early, not good). I will also foul balls off to the same spot on different occasions of very/just and early, its not possible for a ball to go to the same spot if you timed it up differently each swing. Is this how it has played every year?

Just ignore anyone who says directional is the way to go. Chances are anyone who says that stuff hasn’t actually used it consistently online.

I use it. It's my preference as I dont like the PCI and dont think its realistic to expect a 500 bomb every swing just because you use it. But the results you get from it are not real. You have a guy like 99 Posey who has off the charts contact and vision. I get an okay or a weak contact result from him 99% of the time, doesnt matter the location of the pitch or how well I timed it up.

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They can’t be honest because they worry they will lose $$$$. It’s bad publicity if they admit their game has problems.

Most gamers don’t know this game is bad when they buy it.

SDS would rather not communicate with their customers than lose money.

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@Jbob811 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@genopolanco said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@Jbob811 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

@Untchable704 said in Is SDS content with how the game plays right now?:

It’s built for directional online. Learn how to hit that way.

I am new to DD so I am curious as to more information on your statement. What is directional "supposed" to do? Because I square up many a ball that goes nowhere. I will get a middle middle hanging change and hit it sky high to the pull field with a good/okay (pull field is early, not good). I will also foul balls off to the same spot on different occasions of very/just and early, its not possible for a ball to go to the same spot if you timed it up differently each swing. Is this how it has played every year?

Just ignore anyone who says directional is the way to go. Chances are anyone who says that stuff hasn’t actually used it consistently online.

I use it. It's my preference as I dont like the PCI and dont think its realistic to expect a 500 bomb every swing just because you use it. But the results you get from it are not real. You have a guy like 99 Posey who has off the charts contact and vision. I get an okay or a weak contact result from him 99% of the time, doesnt matter the location of the pitch or how well I timed it up.

Tbh....zone takes more user skill to be successful than either of the other options.

SDS

I would love to see some transparency but they don’t seem interested in it at all

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