Who Has Fun Playing RS?

SDS

I'd love honest responses..

I can't see how anyone who plays regularly can say its enjoyable. The gameplay is so poor, even for the Show

Every basic aspect of the game is majorly flawed and its so obvious its truly shameful

SDS

I haven’t played in two weeks. I’ve played the event , I’ll do the grind to get cards. But mostly I’m doing showdown, I just can’t stand the homerun or nothing aspect of ranked.

SDS

I gave up about 2-3 weeks ago too. It just isn't fun right now. Every game is a sweat fest even if you're up 6-0 in the 4th inning... you know what's coming and you can't stop it.

SDS

I’ve had fun with RS at times but have to take a break and mix in events, showdown and conquest. Had fun with my one MTO season too. I do totally understand why people quit because it can be frustrating.

SDS

It's not as fun this year. It's such a crapshoot on who will get screwed in each game. I'm hitting homers with balls outside the PCI and the other guy boots routine grounds in the bottom of the 9th to lose. Ever since I changed to analog pitching, it hasn't been as bad. Hitting is just a mess. Law of physics does not apply to this year's game.

SDS

No, it’s nothing like it was in years past. As I only really play RS it formulates my view of the game as a whole and in my view, this is probably the worst edition of the show I’ve ever played and I’ve played every year since ‘16. It’s definitely now on a par with ‘18 in terms of gameplay quality and may even sink beyond that given enough time.
You can’t pitch anywhere without batters making contact, you can’t reliably expect to have any success with good input, every game features a combined 15-20+ runs on 30-40 hits, even if you avoid Shippet, Good/Okay is absolutely out of control, terrible animations abound, outfielders are still dicey about fielding balls hit close to the base of outfield walls, hit variety is way down (unless you count the different types of home run under hit variety), ERAs are into the stratosphere, desync makes the game look terrible online, if not downright farcical at times, bunting is OP due to bad infield defending, outcomes and feedback - Both on the hitting and pitching sides - are totally random as opposed to being dictated by, or in many cases bearing any vague relation to, inputs and visual indicators of success, there are still issues with MLB stadiums dropping frames, the list is endless. None of this, unsurprisingly, makes for a great baseball experience.

SDS

I try to get in one RS game and some BR when I play. Otherwise it’s Apex, CoD or NBA 2K. For a game I usually played the [censored] out of I’m just not feeling it this year and I’m not happy about that.

SDS

It's horrible. Literally every other facet of online play, plays well or decent. RS is a completely clusterf**k of inconsistency.

SDS

It’s like playing the lottery. Every once in a great while you’ll get insanely lucky and get a good, fair, glitch-free game. The other 98% of time, it’s an absolute bucket of slop.

SDS

I've not played ranked seasons in close to month now. Best, stress free time of my "Show" life.

SDS

Wow look at all these posts mentioning how much fun were all having.

Remind me, what's the point of paying the $60 for this game?

SDS

If you don’t play RS what’s the point of Diamond Dynasty? There’s no other mode where you can use the cards you’ve collected to build a team free of restrictions to play a competitive 9 inning game H2H.
Now you could play a 9 inning friendly, but that’s not progressing your Diamond Dynasty in any way, other than the XP and handful of stubs you’d gain for playing 9 innings. The same applies to 9 innings vs CPU. Events are capped and restricted and are 3 or 6 inning games. BR doesn’t require you to own any cards and is a mode played, not unlike events, in order to earn cards as a reward in order to build a squad that you can only use in RS. Stubs and stub sales are used to buy cards, or complete collections to get better cards, again to build a squad for RS. XP progresses you along the XP reward path to earn stubs and cards, which again, are to be used to build a squad that can only be used with any real purpose online in RS. Showdowns progress TA for more cards and stubs to add to your squad which you can only use in RS. If not for RS, Diamond Dynasty is pointless in it’s entirety.

So you’d expect RS to be the flagship mode, the pinnacle of DD and the main focus on getting things right.

SDS

I played roughly 200 RS games last year. As of today, my record is 7-3, and that’s probably where it will stand for the foreseeable future. I still enjoy conquest, MtO, Events, RttS and I’m even coming around on showdown. But I’m not willing to carve out 45-60 minutes to play a mode that’s as big of a mess as RS.

Someone on this forum had a really interesting suggestion recently, and that was to temporarily suspend rating losses in RS when you lose a game (my only suggestion would be to continue to deduct points for rage quits). That would make RS much more palatable. I don’t feel like seeing my already low rating dip even lower because I lose a crapshoot (or is it a crapfest?).

When I started playing this game, RttS is what drew me in. I remember RttS fans complaining that SDS didn’t care about that mode, or, frankly, any mode other than RS. That still feels true. They do putt almost
all of their resources into RS. But it also feels like the developers are, as Tony Soprano once put it, “like King Midas in reverse — everything (they) touch turns to [censored].”

To be clear, I absolutely do NOT believe the game was “perfect” or even passable on launch. This forum tends to have a bizarre nostalgia for an imagined history. But the game hasn’t gotten appreciably better on a macro level. Fielding is better, but hitting is worse. Pitching still sucks. And baserunning! How did they wreck base running so badly? SDS seems to have a knack for breaking 2 new things for every 1 thing they fix.

I want to believe the quarantine is at least partially at fault. But the truth is they released a mess of a game before the lockdown started. Other games are still releasing updates, DLC, and patches.

I know this company has to have the resources to fix things that are objectively bad. I think at this point, hitting is the best we’re going to get and it’s probably where they want it. Why they want it like this, I’ll never know. But fielders taking pop ups off the face and runners getting stuck in between bases and pitches that should be in the dirt ending up belt-high... these aren’t even up for discussion. They’re just incorrect and need to be fixed.

I have a lot of work to do today and I’m just using this post as a way of procrastinating. Good day to you, kind sirs and madam (I’m under the impression this place is a complete sausage fest except for squishie, right?)

SDS

@PoopsyMcDoodle said in Who Has Fun Playing RS?:

Wow look at all these posts mentioning how much fun were all having.

Remind me, what's the point of paying the $60 for this game?

Its beisbol and at this point a yearly tradition of mine.

SDS

My first year of online play was 2015. I was strictly an online only type of player. I hated playing the cpu. 2017 was my favorite year playing the game. Made WS 4 or 5 times. Made top 5 in one of the events. Then it started going downhill. Gameplay I mean. Now it’s so bad that I have more fun playing showdown or doing player programs.

SDS

@SchnauzerFace said in Who Has Fun Playing RS?:

I played roughly 200 RS games last year. As of today, my record is 7-3, and that’s probably where it will stand for the foreseeable future. I still enjoy conquest, MtO, Events, RttS and I’m even coming around on showdown. But I’m not willing to carve out 45-60 minutes to play a mode that’s as big of a mess as RS.

Someone on this forum had a really interesting suggestion recently, and that was to temporarily suspend rating losses in RS when you lose a game (my only suggestion would be to continue to deduct points for rage quits). That would make RS much more palatable. I don’t feel like seeing my already low rating dip even lower because I lose a crapshoot (or is it a crapfest?).

When I started playing this game, RttS is what drew me in. I remember RttS fans complaining that SDS didn’t care about that mode, or, frankly, any mode other than RS. That still feels true. They do putt almost
all of their resources into RS. But it also feels like the developers are, as Tony Soprano once put it, “like King Midas in reverse — everything (they) touch turns to [censored].”

To be clear, I absolutely do NOT believe the game was “perfect” or even passable on launch. This forum tends to have a bizarre nostalgia for an imagined history. But the game hasn’t gotten appreciably better on a macro level. Fielding is better, but hitting is worse. Pitching still sucks. And baserunning! How did they wreck base running so badly? SDS seems to have a knack for breaking 2 new things for every 1 thing they fix.

I want to believe the quarantine is at least partially at fault. But the truth is they released a mess of a game before the lockdown started. Other games are still releasing updates, DLC, and patches.

I know this company has to have the resources to fix things that are objectively bad. I think at this point, hitting is the best we’re going to get and it’s probably where they want it. Why they want it like this, I’ll never know. But fielders taking pop ups off the face and runners getting stuck in between bases and pitches that should be in the dirt ending up belt-high... these aren’t even up for discussion. They’re just incorrect and need to be fixed.

I have a lot of work to do today and I’m just using this post as a way of procrastinating. Good day to you, kind sirs and madam (I’m under the impression this place is a complete sausage fest except for squishie, right?)

Yes, vienna for myself.

SDS

@PoopsyMcDoodle said in Who Has Fun Playing RS?:

I'd love honest responses..

I can't see how anyone who plays regularly can say its enjoyable. The gameplay is so poor, even for the Show

Every basic aspect of the game is majorly flawed and its so obvious its truly shameful

Who has fun playing ranked seasons??

" Not I " said the Cat.
" Not I " said the Mouse.
" Not I " said Trevor May

SDS

@tomivory23 said in Who Has Fun Playing RS?:

@PoopsyMcDoodle said in Who Has Fun Playing RS?:

I'd love honest responses..

I can't see how anyone who plays regularly can say its enjoyable. The gameplay is so poor, even for the Show

Every basic aspect of the game is majorly flawed and its so obvious its truly shameful

Who has fun playing ranked seasons??

" Not I " said the Cat.
" Not I " said the Mouse.
" Not I " said Trevor May

Trevor May is the whole reason we saw a defense patch.

SDS

@SchnauzerFace said I’m under the impression this place is a complete sausage fest except for squishie, right?)

Ahhhhhh too many.....now I'm scared

SDS

There's no incentive to play RS at all. The gameplay is awful and the reward distribution sucks. Who wants to grind all the way up to WS only to get a bench player for your time and aggravation?

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