I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown

I cruise through Conquest on HOF, I get to the world series in MTO on Dynamic (largely HOF and HOF+), but then I do any Showdown and I can't get anything going. I just can't explain how my bat disappears in this mode, despite it being on Veteran

Trust me you ain't the only one. I love HOF mode but i cant complete this showdown to save my life. I was never a fan of modes that dont use your own DD team.

It all balances out with the different difficulties. In 19 the ball would fly way better on Legend as opposed to All-Star, it was just harder to get good input. I assume the same concept applies here; getting good input on veteran is super easy but it doesn't guarantee any results whatsoever unless it's a perfect perfect.

Same here man

If you are like me it is harder to hit on Veteran and Rookie than All Star and HoF because of pitch speeds. I cannot keep adjusting my timing. It takes a while. And the higher levels timing are much more realistic and easier to adjust to.

@raesONE said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

It all balances out with the different difficulties. In 19 the ball would fly way better on Legend as opposed to All-Star, it was just harder to get good input. I assume the same concept applies here; getting good input on veteran is super easy but it doesn't guarantee any results whatsoever unless it's a perfect perfect.

Perfect perfect also don’t guarantee results. I’ve had a number of perfect perfect grounders which look identical to roll over ground balls to short or second, except for crack of the bat of course.

@halfbutt said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

@raesONE said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

It all balances out with the different difficulties. In 19 the ball would fly way better on Legend as opposed to All-Star, it was just harder to get good input. I assume the same concept applies here; getting good input on veteran is super easy but it doesn't guarantee any results whatsoever unless it's a perfect perfect.

Perfect perfect also don’t guarantee results. I’ve had a number of perfect perfect grounders which look identical to roll over ground balls to short or second, except for crack of the bat of course.

True, it doesn't guarantee 100% results. I even flew out on perfect perfect flyballs with the wind blowing in. But you do get rewarded more often than not in my experience.

I found that power swinging yielded better results for me in Showdown, especially on rook/veteran

It feels like moments from last year how a lot of them felt kind of harder even though they shouldn’t have been. But I’ve learned the strategy and started winning them now.

@NicholasHowardT5 said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

It feels like moments from last year how a lot of them felt kind of harder even though they shouldn’t have been. But I’ve learned the strategy and started winning them now.

What's the strategy? 😄

It’s gonna sound cliche but it’s true. Take, take til you get 2 strikes, gas the pitcher, every at bat I had atleast 4 pitches thrown to me and at the end kenley Jansen was gassed and i was able to hit him hard even with bronzes. Also sit to your strength I sat up and In and whenever one went in that spot i crushed it.

@ImDFC said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

I cruise through Conquest on HOF, I get to the world series in MTO on Dynamic (largely HOF and HOF+), but then I do any Showdown and I can't get anything going. I just can't explain how my bat disappears in this mode, despite it being on Veteran

It doesnt take a genious to figure out why. This is why I dont touch DD. Garbage casual mode made for generation OCD or emptying your wallet. It's not baseball, it's a baseball card casino designed to manipulate children and gambling addicts.

Yes, I agree, it feels harder than it should, its beyond frustrating

It's the fear of losing that makes you play different. There is a stress factor because unlike moments and conquest you can restart or try again.

Showdown is fun for me. I can't tell you the last time I locked in on a game playing on veteran. I went down to two outs before hitting a walk off in the NL Central last mini showdown. I was fist pumping and letting Luis Castillo know what I really thought about him.

@Chuck_Dizzle29 said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

It's the fear of losing that makes you play different. There is a stress factor because unlike moments and conquest you can restart or try again.

Showdown is fun for me. I can't tell you the last time I locked in on a game playing on veteran. I went down to two outs before hitting a walk off in the NL Central last mini showdown. I was fist pumping and letting Luis Castillo know what I really thought about him.

Not sure which part I like less. The fact you like Showdown or that you are bashing Castillo.

Build your team accordingly to the pitcher. The first inning show down I went with left handed batters and switch hitters. I also played enough of the showdown to increase my total runs. I went into facing oswalt down 15-9 and beat it with 10 outs remaining

@beanball0571 said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

Build your team accordingly to the pitcher. The first inning show down I went with left handed batters and switch hitters. I also played enough of the showdown to increase my total runs. I went into facing oswalt down 15-9 and beat it with 10 outs remaining

I tried that, but then had to face Kershaw in the middle, he beat me. Have to start over.

My strategy: stack hitters as much as possible for last showdown.

The first showdown you should be able to get past without issue. Finish the next 3 challenges and get your team good enough to go right to final showdown.

It’s worked for me. I think I’ve completed 8 showdowns already

@nflman2033 said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

@Chuck_Dizzle29 said in I honestly don't get how I can be so bad at Showdown:

It's the fear of losing that makes you play different. There is a stress factor because unlike moments and conquest you can restart or try again.

Showdown is fun for me. I can't tell you the last time I locked in on a game playing on veteran. I went down to two outs before hitting a walk off in the NL Central last mini showdown. I was fist pumping and letting Luis Castillo know what I really thought about him.

Not sure which part I like less. The fact you like Showdown or that you are bashing Castillo.

CASTILLO SUCKS!!!

The Issue I have with showdown is that the program stars are tied to it and not moments. I think they should add moments into the program as well. I feel like the showdown is the storylines of this year. They had such a great idea for the story lines and I liked it but they made them way to hard in the beginning and the rewards were not worth it and then people stopped playing them. The cubs story line was a joke for a gold.

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