Random question about hitting.

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I have a weird problem. When I press the x button to swing, the pressure of me pressing the swing button forces me to pull down on the left stick while swinging. I pop out on pitches down the middle as a result.

Can anyone offer any tips to keep my thumb/ pci still throughout the swing? Thank you!

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This has been my problem all year. My first year playing DD, it gets better with patience man. Physically tell yourself not to over and over. I use to start my PCI low so I had to move it up. Try that

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Put pressure on the left stick with your thumb. It helps limit the jerkiness imo

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@LankyRyan said in Random question about hitting.:

Put pressure on the left stick with your thumb. It helps limit the jerkiness imo

Ill give that a shot! Thank you

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@lazy_toast said in Random question about hitting.:

This has been my problem all year. My first year playing DD, it gets better with patience man. Physically tell yourself not to over and over. I use to start my PCI low so I had to move it up. Try that

Starting low helps. Im looking to find a way to get to the high heater as well. Thanks!

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this happens and youll adjust to it eventually

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You could always use this flaw to your advantage too! I’ll start high with the PCI, it’s easier to trace the ball out of the pitchers hand for me and cover more of the plate. And then just slam it down like you know how to for the low pitches. Let go and hit x for anything over the middle. And nobody is sneaking high cheese by you either. It’s the only way I can hit.

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Start out with your PCI high and follow the pitch down. Just be careful doing that with nasty breaking balls. I'd also recommend checking if your controller has stick drift, as it makes the PCI act weird.

If your controller is a later generation controller (Model CUH-ZCT2U), you can connect it to the console directly, which reduces input lag. Just make sure that the USB is the preferred connection method in your settings.

Have your camera angle set to Strike Zone. It's the one that works best for me and gives me a better view of pitches.

I'd also recommend putting your TV on the Game Mode setting, if it has one. Dunno why, but it helps me see fastballs better and it can help you if your timing is late on those.

Don't put too much pressure on the Left Stick—sometimes I bear down on it and I can't move it as quickly, which results in pop-ups and flyouts. Just make sure that your thumb is on the stick in a way that you can move it easily to wherever while still maintaining control.

And don't forget the power of patience. I had no patience at all when I was a noob, so it just takes time to build that (same goes with motor memory). Just focus on waiting for your pitch, don't be afraid to take pitches you don't like (as for determining if I don't like a pitch, I usually trust my gut), and make the pitcher work—if you swing at everything he throws, it'll only increase his confidence and make hitting harder for you. Making him work to get you out has benefits— For example, if you manage to get in a count with three balls, the pitcher will try to throw a fastball for a strike—that will be the pitch you can send over the fence. Hope this helps

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Random question about hitting.:

Start out with your PCI high and follow the pitch down. Just be careful doing that with nasty breaking balls. I'd also recommend checking if your controller has stick drift, as it makes the PCI act weird.

Have your camera angle set to Strike Zone. It's the one that works best for me and gives me a better view of pitches.

I'd also recommend putting your TV on the Game Mode setting, if it has one. Dunno why, but it helps me see fastballs better and it can help you if your timing is late on those.

Don't put too much pressure on the Left Stick—sometimes I bear down on it and I can't move it as quickly, which results in pop-ups and flyouts. Just make sure that your thumb is on the stick in a way that you can move it easily to wherever while still maintaining control.

And don't forget the power of patience. I had no patience at all when I was a noob, so it just takes time to build that (same goes with motor memory). Just focus on waiting for your pitch, don't be afraid to take pitches you don't like (as for determining if I don't like a pitch, I usually trust my gut), and make the pitcher work—if you swing at everything he throws, it'll only increase his confidence and make hitting harder for you. Making him work to get you out has benefits— For example, if you manage to get in a count with three balls, the pitcher will try to throw a fastball for a strike—that will be the pitch you can send over the fence. Hope this helps

I see you have learned well young Jedi

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@TEXAS10PT said in Random question about hitting.:

@The_DoctorsWife said in Random question about hitting.:

Start out with your PCI high and follow the pitch down. Just be careful doing that with nasty breaking balls. I'd also recommend checking if your controller has stick drift, as it makes the PCI act weird.

Have your camera angle set to Strike Zone. It's the one that works best for me and gives me a better view of pitches.

I'd also recommend putting your TV on the Game Mode setting, if it has one. Dunno why, but it helps me see fastballs better and it can help you if your timing is late on those.

Don't put too much pressure on the Left Stick—sometimes I bear down on it and I can't move it as quickly, which results in pop-ups and flyouts. Just make sure that your thumb is on the stick in a way that you can move it easily to wherever while still maintaining control.

And don't forget the power of patience. I had no patience at all when I was a noob, so it just takes time to build that (same goes with motor memory). Just focus on waiting for your pitch, don't be afraid to take pitches you don't like (as for determining if I don't like a pitch, I usually trust my gut), and make the pitcher work—if you swing at everything he throws, it'll only increase his confidence and make hitting harder for you. Making him work to get you out has benefits— For example, if you manage to get in a count with three balls, the pitcher will try to throw a fastball for a strike—that will be the pitch you can send over the fence. Hope this helps

I see you have learned well young Jedi

Thank you. Does this mean I am granted the rank of Master?

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Random question about hitting.:

@TEXAS10PT said in Random question about hitting.:

@The_DoctorsWife said in Random question about hitting.:

Start out with your PCI high and follow the pitch down. Just be careful doing that with nasty breaking balls. I'd also recommend checking if your controller has stick drift, as it makes the PCI act weird.

Have your camera angle set to Strike Zone. It's the one that works best for me and gives me a better view of pitches.

I'd also recommend putting your TV on the Game Mode setting, if it has one. Dunno why, but it helps me see fastballs better and it can help you if your timing is late on those.

Don't put too much pressure on the Left Stick—sometimes I bear down on it and I can't move it as quickly, which results in pop-ups and flyouts. Just make sure that your thumb is on the stick in a way that you can move it easily to wherever while still maintaining control.

And don't forget the power of patience. I had no patience at all when I was a noob, so it just takes time to build that (same goes with motor memory). Just focus on waiting for your pitch, don't be afraid to take pitches you don't like (as for determining if I don't like a pitch, I usually trust my gut), and make the pitcher work—if you swing at everything he throws, it'll only increase his confidence and make hitting harder for you. Making him work to get you out has benefits— For example, if you manage to get in a count with three balls, the pitcher will try to throw a fastball for a strike—that will be the pitch you can send over the fence. Hope this helps

I see you have learned well young Jedi

Thank you. Does this mean I am granted the rank of Master?

That is up to Yoda only 🙂

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