Happy New Year, Everyone!
As an MLB The Show n00b, 19 was my first go-round with the series. After playing this version a great deal (very little Franchise Mode, though), I noticed some things that could use improvement. Hopefully, you have comments and the devs have answers:
1-Let us custom build a home stadium, for DD and franchise use, a la MVP Baseball.
2-Don’t change pitch speeds at different difficulty levels: change exit velocity instead; the variations on pitch speeds for moments, conquest, events, RS, etc. can be jarring.
3-Fix advance all runners mechanic: too many baserunners get stuck on the same base.
4-Add multiple paths to endgame rewards: this helps casual, younger, and older gamers access the same rewards through longer grinding.
5-Move the Manager button to the first column: no reason for Replay to be the first paused selection.
6-Add more commentary on players to cut down on play-by-play repetitiveness.
7-Allow us to assign another pitcher to warm up when we send a receiver in from the BP.
1-Don’t make us play the side that doesn’t have an objective: need HRs or XBH in a 9-inning game? Don’t make us pitch.
2-Don’t make us rack up total bases with slow players.
3-Don’t make us hit HRs with contact hitters.
4-Make PC defenders react like humans; defenders don’t immediately start running to the spot.
5-On good/good or good/squared [censored], make them hits: moments don’t affect other players, and this would deprive them of nothing.
6-Always give us control of baserunning.
7-Always give us control of defense.
8-Reset ABs where a BB is meaningless.
9-Let us restart a game that’s in progress, during a multi-game challenge.
10-Grant experience for each plate appearance, not each inning.
11-Remove locked player hitting/defense moments: no reason to have offensive goals spoiled by not getting a ball hit to you.
12-Remove locker player pitching/offense moments: no reason to have pitching goals ruined by bad luck ABs.
13-Always have full game offensive moments on the road: one extra AB can be critical.
14-Make the CPU pitcher start with expected fatigue for late-inning moments with starters who have [itched dee[p into a game.
15-Allow for restarting at any time: a GB right to short will never count as XBH.
1-Create more opportunities to gain Baserunning Aggressiveness points.
2-Reduce caught stealing penalties.
3-Remove odd mini-games, in favor of actual hitting and pitching drills.
4-Let us use our RTTS players in DD modes.
1-Improve IF catching and swiping on CS attempts.
2-Decrease passed ball/WP instances.
3-Remove or drastically decrease errors.
4-Let us prioritize stats in team optimization: power, contact, speed, defense, etc.
5-Change the even point system and always reward players for their efforts: extra-inning games and losses can take a lot of time to garner 0 points.
6-If the other player runs down their pause timer, let their opponent have unlimited time to force their forfeit.
7-Remove pitcher randomizer; force us to manage the full rotation and pen.
1-Let us auto-skip to the end of the sim games.
2-Let us auto-skip through all games, when skipping to the next turn.
Thanks for reading!