Moments and Showdown

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I been a regular offline player since Show 15, I'm not a great player and will never be.

Can we please lower the difficulty on Moments and Showdown. In those modes I can not tell you how many perfect/perfect and good/okay outs I made. It's a game and supposed to be fun. Hernandez and Dawson moments were painful to complete, I get anxiety just looking at those multi game moments...

I think those modes should be user friendly enjoyable modes, the constant line outs and diving catches by the computer are ridiculous. I do not expect a hit every at bat however, it should not be mission impossible either.

With that being said I appreciate SDS and the ongoing content during these uncertain times.

SDS

I’m also an offline player and I struggle with showdowns to the point where I avoid them altogether now. I don’t have that experience at all with moments though.

I’ve completed all of the moments available except the create-a-player moments and the stage 2 affinity moments. To me, the struggles I have in showdown don’t cross over to moments.

Maybe I just have good luck with moments. I was able to complete the Jackie Robinson moments before they lowered the requirements and didn’t struggle with the Kaline, Hernandez, or Dawson moments.

One of the differences, I think, is that moments are much shorter and I’m able to remain patient at the plate and more focused. In showdown, my hits don’t land, I get sloppier and less patient as I progress and that increases the pitcher’s confidence and just makes it more difficult on myself.

I’m definitely an advocate for a selectable difficulty level in showdown with scaled rewards the same way affinity points are awarded in MTO.

Stick with the moments and eventually you’ll get them. I don’t feel the same way about showdown, however. For my skill level, that’s just not a mode that’s enjoyable or rewarding.

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I have a been able to complete the showdowns and the player moments however, it is a struggle with my level of skill. The hit timing is flawed, on a recent stage 2 showdown I made 10 consecutive outs all hard contact good/okay, good/good, and perfect/perfect. I do not enjoy the stress of the showdown, the mode has been rewarding though.

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I will preface by saying that sports video gaming has been a part of my life since the introduction of the original Nintendo. Loved Tecmo football along with the original baseball etc. I understand that this is a Sony forum. I’m 100% a supporter of Sony and the PS4. Anyway,I’m a offline player and by the all feedback I’m not all interested in online gaming. Tons of drama. I believe there’s a untapped segment of offline “The Show”. Either way,I’m thankful of the The Show’s content. A good distraction of life during these sketchy times. I can only devote two plus hours a night to jamming it out. I’m the dreaded “packs buyer” for my DD team.

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Yes, I agree with you entirely. I avoid online play like the plague, I've been playing offline for years it is quite enjoyable in that context. I know I'm not great and do not have to deal with that PVP drama. Offline for life ha

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@JrMeTs92 said in Moments and Showdown:

I have a been able to complete the showdowns and the player moments however, it is a struggle with my level of skill. The hit timing is flawed, on a recent stage 2 showdown I made 10 consecutive outs all hard contact good/okay, good/good, and perfect/perfect. I do not enjoy the stress of the showdown, the mode has been rewarding though.

While I have been able to complete showdown before, I find the struggle not worth the reward. Due to how many attempts and the length of time it takes me to be successful, MTO is more rewarding in both affinity points and enjoyment.

I’ve had the same experience with the hit results. I understand that perfect/perfect etc. does not mean it should be a hit (the ball can absolutely end up right where the defender is positioned) but it seems too many good/good, good/okay swings don’t result in hits. For me, the frustrations outweigh the rewards and make the mode not worthwhile.

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@ilvmyjeep I agree with you I do the MTO instead of the Stage 1 show downs. Stage 2 seems a little easier for me thankfully. MTO just takes a long time and i hate it that the computer changes your lineup and rotation after acquiring a new player... if it was a slightly shorter and max three inning moments would be great.

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@JrMeTs92 said in Moments and Showdown:

@ilvmyjeep I agree with you I do the MTO instead of the Stage 1 show downs. Stage 2 seems a little easier for me thankfully. MTO just takes a long time and i hate it that the computer changes your lineup and rotation after acquiring a new player... if it was a slightly shorter and max three inning moments would be great.

Agreed. The stage 2 showdowns have definitely been an improvement. For teams that I’ve reached stage 2 of the affinity points, showdowns are more rewarding than MTO.

Showdowns do offer more variety than MTO too, which makes them easier to play repetitively . There’s only so many times you can complete MTO before the monotony gets to you.

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I hate Showdown, fact is I am not consistently good at hitting. But sometimes the results are not consistent either. And dont get me started on diving catches and the CPU painting the corners. The divisions I have the most success with are the ones that have more pitching missions than hitting. The other day I made it to final boss of AL east, but failed ever hitting mission other than the bosses.

Fact is not everyone is a great hitter, I can win on HOF, but get into these moments and its line out, fly out, ground out. Even on Veteran.

But MTO and innings are way too long of a grind

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@nflman2033 said in Moments and Showdown:

I hate Showdown, fact is I am not consistently good at hitting. But sometimes the results are not consistent either. And dont get me started on diving catches and the CPU painting the corners. The divisions I have the most success with are the ones that have more pitching missions than hitting. The other day I made it to final boss of AL east, but failed ever hitting mission other than the bosses.

Fact is not everyone is a great hitter, I can win on HOF, but get into these moments and its line out, fly out, ground out. Even on Veteran.

But MTO and innings are way too long of a grind

You forgot the occasional single, immediately followed by a double play.

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@nflman2033 You speak the truth I was doing the Hernandez and Dawson moments, Perfect/Perfect out. Good/Square up out. I could not hit the ball any better. In showdown and moments you should be rewarded for a perfect/perfect with a guaranteed hit, simulation or not...I don't get them that often.

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@ItsaCanesthing said in Moments and Showdown:

@nflman2033 said in Moments and Showdown:

I hate Showdown, fact is I am not consistently good at hitting. But sometimes the results are not consistent either. And dont get me started on diving catches and the CPU painting the corners. The divisions I have the most success with are the ones that have more pitching missions than hitting. The other day I made it to final boss of AL east, but failed ever hitting mission other than the bosses.

Fact is not everyone is a great hitter, I can win on HOF, but get into these moments and its line out, fly out, ground out. Even on Veteran.

But MTO and innings are way too long of a grind

You forgot the occasional single, immediately followed by a double play.

More than occasionally for me.

Just had a HR robbed in a boss mission.

And a new one. I am beating the Dodgers 2-1 take over win the game. I have the perk for weak contact on 1st pitch. Well right out the box I am giving up hits. So down 3-2 but I actually am hitting right now and I get it back, up 4-3. In the bag right, nope again CPU plays all juiced up. They bring in Kike and 1st pitch HR. The one sure way to fail. It wasnt a meat pitch either and it was against my perk. WTF?

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