Hate the Game, Not the Players

SDS

I just went 1-4, despite constantly SCORCHING the ball; they were loud outs, and my opponents got a few homers on "Early/Okay" swings.

That's not on them, they didn't cheat, and they probably have gotten similarly screwed by the hitting engine.

It seems like a lot of people only come on here to complain about getting screwed, but rarely to celebrate their walkoff on an error, bad animation, or cheap homer.

PSA: we're all going through it.

SDS

I wish most people would take this to heart. Far too often it feels like the people (and I'm mostly referring to watching Twitch streamers), are trashing the opponent, not the game. It makes me feel uncomfortable watching. What if that person was a huge fan of theirs, and when they get matched up, they excitedly turn on the person's stream only to hear them trashing him/her.

I understand how frustrating it is to "know" you are better than your opponent and to lose, but it's not their fault.

SDS

@eatyum said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

I wish most people would take this to heart. Far too often it feels like the people (and I'm mostly referring to watching Twitch streamers), are trashing the opponent, not the game. It makes me feel uncomfortable watching. What if that person was a huge fan of theirs, and when they get matched up, they excitedly turn on the person's stream only to hear them trashing him/her.

I understand how frustrating it is to "know" you are better than your opponent and to lose, but it's not their fault.

I yell at my players: when I hit the perfect release on an outside slider or low curve, and they hang it over the middle for a bomb, my opponent didn't do that.

Alomar has developed a habit of not reacting, but no one hacked him!

People are not cheating, if the game creates the situation.

SDS

People are so in denial that they blame the game for having mediocre records. They act as if their opponents aren’t playing the same game as them. Everyone gets screwed over in this game, it’s about overcoming that

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@mitchhammond24 said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

People are so in denial that they blame the game for having mediocre records. They act as if their opponents aren’t playing the same game as them. Everyone gets screwed over in this game, it’s about overcoming that

Couldn't agree more , I screw myself out of way more games then the game does lol its still a great game

SDS

@eatyum said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

I wish most people would take this to heart. Far too often it feels like the people (and I'm mostly referring to watching Twitch streamers), are trashing the opponent, not the game. It makes me feel uncomfortable watching. What if that person was a huge fan of theirs, and when they get matched up, they excitedly turn on the person's stream only to hear them trashing him/her.

I understand how frustrating it is to "know" you are better than your opponent and to lose, but it's not their fault.

This happened to me with quash. Lol. I tuned in all excited too. He got mad for lining out 4 times in a row and I was up 2-0 from a bloop and a blast. Starting calling me a [censored] anytime I switched pitchers or subbed in a fielder, yelling about anytime anything happened. I was just laughing bc it just happened to me in a game before lol but I wasn't entirely thrilled at how he handled the situation, felt awkward. He ended up winning. Gotta give him his credit there. 5-4.

But I agree with you both. For some reason everyone is tainted with how the last couple years of the game have gone and forgot that we're all playing the same [censored] game and we're all getting screwed the same amount in some way, shape, or form. and we're supposed to be a community around here anyways so I'm not sure how people get so hostile. (I think that's more of a cultural/society thing vs a broken game thing though)

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@mitchhammond24 said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

People are so in denial that they blame the game for having mediocre records. They act as if their opponents aren’t playing the same game as them. Everyone gets screwed over in this game, it’s about overcoming that

I think the mediocre players have lineouts magnified. they finally square one up after chasing, fouling, late early........ and they expect to get a homerun. the good players constantly square up the ball and eventually they get rewarded.

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@mitchhammond24 said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

People are so in denial that they blame the game for having mediocre records. They act as if their opponents aren’t playing the same game as them. Everyone gets screwed over in this game, it’s about overcoming that

If you're 100-300, it's NOT bad luck lol.

SDS

This entitlement comes from not being able to admit when you've been outplayed or when your opponent got screwed over

It also says a lot about the kind of person someone is if they blame the other person for a mechanical problem with the game

Some people take it further and somehow have the time in their day to complain about this said thing on the forums and act like anyone actually cares in February

We all know the people I'm talking about

SDS

@JustASeal0 said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

This entitlement comes from not being able to admit when you've been outplayed or when your opponent got screwed over

It also says a lot about the kind of person someone is if they blame the other person for a mechanical problem with the game

Some people take it further and somehow have the time in their day to complain about this said thing on the forums and act like anyone actually cares in February

We all know the people I'm talking about

I just lost a game, on account of the weird rundown/tag mechanics and then went on to win the next game on a RIDICULOUS throwing error to the plate.

It cuts both ways.

SDS

@DanTheThriller said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

@JustASeal0 said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

This entitlement comes from not being able to admit when you've been outplayed or when your opponent got screwed over

It also says a lot about the kind of person someone is if they blame the other person for a mechanical problem with the game

Some people take it further and somehow have the time in their day to complain about this said thing on the forums and act like anyone actually cares in February

We all know the people I'm talking about

I just lost a game, on account of the weird rundown/tag mechanics and then went on to win the next game on a RIDICULOUS throwing error to the plate.

It cuts both ways.

@DanTheThriller said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

@JustASeal0 said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

This entitlement comes from not being able to admit when you've been outplayed or when your opponent got screwed over

It also says a lot about the kind of person someone is if they blame the other person for a mechanical problem with the game

Some people take it further and somehow have the time in their day to complain about this said thing on the forums and act like anyone actually cares in February

We all know the people I'm talking about

I just lost a game, on account of the weird rundown/tag mechanics and then went on to win the next game on a RIDICULOUS throwing error to the plate.

It cuts both ways.

I'm not saying don't admit when you lost to bs and you know it

SDS

@MrGamebred said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

@eatyum said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

I wish most people would take this to heart. Far too often it feels like the people (and I'm mostly referring to watching Twitch streamers), are trashing the opponent, not the game. It makes me feel uncomfortable watching. What if that person was a huge fan of theirs, and when they get matched up, they excitedly turn on the person's stream only to hear them trashing him/her.

I understand how frustrating it is to "know" you are better than your opponent and to lose, but it's not their fault.

This happened to me with quash. Lol. I tuned in all excited too. He got mad for lining out 4 times in a row and I was up 2-0 from a bloop and a blast. Starting calling me a [censored] anytime I switched pitchers or subbed in a fielder, yelling about anytime anything happened. I was just laughing bc it just happened to me in a game before lol but I wasn't entirely thrilled at how he handled the situation, felt awkward. He ended up winning. Gotta give him his credit there. 5-4.

But I agree with you both. For some reason everyone is tainted with how the last couple years of the game have gone and forgot that we're all playing the same [censored] game and we're all getting screwed the same amount in some way, shape, or form. and we're supposed to be a community around here anyways so I'm not sure how people get so hostile. (I think that's more of a cultural/society thing vs a broken game thing though)

Players might be coming around: as the season has worn on, fewer people have jumped on PSN to go bananas.

SDS

if you lose it is never the other players fault, it is most likely you or the game.

SDS

I ended up getting matched against Cbrev on the last day of last season. I was in the low 800s (first time all year) and he was at like 887. he had a no-no on me until the 7th. i finally got a hit with Jr and broke it up. earlier in the game 2 really hard hit balls ended up going right at Jr and he missed them, ended up giving up 2 runs each because of it. He said my Griffey was broken in his YT video.

i ended up quiting only after i broke up the No-no, mainly because i had an hour left till the new season started and i wanted to try to get in one more game (ended up leaving to go pick up my kids). In his YT vid he gave me props for not quiting while in the no-no, and for sticking with it as long as i did. never trashed me in his video, never said i sucked, he said he got lucky on some really hard hit balls by me. i was dreading him posting it because of how awful i played and how he would react. but he was encouraging.

moral of the story...why trash a player? everyone has bad games. it happens. I won 4 in a row this past weekend and have lost 2 since on games i feel i should have won but whatever you go and play again.

SDS

@DanTheThriller said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

I just went 1-4, despite constantly SCORCHING the ball; they were loud outs, and my opponents got a few homers on "Early/Okay" swings.

That's not on them, they didn't cheat, and they probably have gotten similarly screwed by the hitting engine.

It seems like a lot of people only come on here to complain about getting screwed, but rarely to celebrate their walkoff on an error, bad animation, or cheap homer.

PSA: we're all going through it.

you are absolutely right mate its more the immature ppl who don't grasp your concept

SDS

I'm gonna celebrate the walk-off here for the first time! Played some cheeser. wanted to bunt dance the entire game. that doesn't bother me. i just pitch. Dude scored his only run on a single by Sandberg, then 2 steals and gets the pitcher up who lays down a perfect squeeze down 1-0. I couldn't hit anything...everything i put good contact on was a flyout to warning track or line out.

Get to top of ninth. he has like 3 hits and that 1 run. first batter he hits, next 2 guys get out, then bregman gets on with a wild pitch on a bad swing...Bellinger up next...Crushed into the RF bleachers for a Dinger. I win 3-1! Most satisfying victory i've ever had!!!

SDS

"don't hate the player, hate the game"
https://youtu.be/fcIH5DQY6U8

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@Johnny_Coletrain said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

I'm gonna celebrate the walk-off here for the first time! Played some cheeser. wanted to bunt dance the entire game. that doesn't bother me. i just pitch. Dude scored his only run on a single by Sandberg, then 2 steals and gets the pitcher up who lays down a perfect squeeze down 1-0. I couldn't hit anything...everything i put good contact on was a flyout to warning track or line out.

Get to top of ninth. he has like 3 hits and that 1 run. first batter he hits, next 2 guys get out, then bregman gets on with a wild pitch on a bad swing...Bellinger up next...Crushed into the RF bleachers for a Dinger. I win 3-1! Most satisfying victory i've ever had!!!

One of my losses was to a BAD player who did his damndest to abuse the rundown, bunt, and steal mechanics.

He barely swung at pitches and almost always gambled on beating the pitcher or the tag animation.

It sucked, but that's something SDS has to fix: exploits are on them.

SDS

N question the game sucks for everyone in 2018 and 2019. [censored] game for both opponents. Hilarious that SDs still lies on these forums that there is no RNG and DDA.

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@yanksthebest said in Hate the Game, Not the Players:

N question the game sucks for everyone in 2018 and 2019. [censored] game for both opponents. Hilarious that SDs still lies on these forums that there is no RNG and DDA.

Um, when has SDS ever claimed there was no RNG?

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