Constructive Criticism W/ Examples

I wanted to share what I think the biggest issues with the game are and provide clips to show what I mean.
Examples are in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mjm4poM_tk

  1. For years now, I think maybe the biggest issue with The Show is the inability to get swings and misses and strikeouts against competent players. At 0:01 I have just some random clip that I found. The pitch is at the top of the zone, I am very late and even move my PCI down a bit. I don't care how good my hitter is or how bad the opposing pitcher is, unless the difficulty is on rookie, I don't think that this should ever be a foul ball. I've had examples even worse than this but this just happens to be the one I found. (I accidentally edited wrong for like 5 seconds after this clip, sorry)

  2. Pitch timing and uncontrollable fielding glitches. I think these two issues are already well documented so I won't really go over them, but pitch timing being so slow as well as the first point I made are obviously the main reasons theres not enough strikeouts. I think the game would be so much better if there were more swings and misses, it's just not realistic right now. 0:22 starts this weird fielding glitch I just encountered.

  3. Low Pitches - A low fastball is arguably the worst pitch to throw in the game unless you are using it sparingly and know when to pick your spots. I think that's enough of a problem as it is. Worse than that, though, is the fact that pitches well beneath the knees are so often hit hard and go for hits, and I mean WAY too often. At 0:33 is a perfect example of this. A sinker way beneath the zone is smacked up the middle for a base hit. As a one time thing, this is obviously fine, but this happens all the time to the point where I am sometimes afraid to throw a fastball anywhere in the bottom half of the strike zone or lower. These hits almost always seem to go straight up the middle or find a way through. I think low fastballs need to be made slightly more effective, and balls way beneath the zone like this really need to be changed. Either nerf how hard the exit velocity often seems to be, or make it so that balls are hit near fielders more. It seems like a glitch that it is always up the middle.

  4. Pitch Location/Control - This is another issue that I am sure you guys are aware of, but it is for good reason. A big part of the problem with hitting being OP is that the strike zone is too small and control is bad, even on perfect timing releases. At 0:52 I get a perfect release on a changeup, only for it to go nowhere near where I aimed right down the middle and crushed for a homerun. I am aware that a changeup is Oswalt's 5th pitch, but this happens all too often with all pitchers even with primary pitches. I do not think control needs to be nerfed too much, as I like that walks are actually a part of the game this year, but perfect releases need to be improved.

  5. Appeals- Please just take these out of online play. 99% of appeals are ruled no swing and they honestly just waste time when we all know what is going to happen.

1:14 is more of just a wtf clip that happened in the game, as well as 1:25, but this one is more of a glitch as I somehow get a bunt down at a pitch coming towards my pitcher's head. If you actually read all of this and watched the video I put together, I appreciate it. I think it shows something as well that I gathered all these examples from a single game. I think the game is much improved from last year, but if a lot of these issues were fixed, the game would be great.

Good post!

I agree with appeals. MAKE THE RIGHT CALL IN THE FIRST PLACE

Also contact hitters are still a bit weak

That bunt towards the end was hilarious , dude used his head to bunt and got it down perfect ....

Great post. I did agree with hitting being OP . I think hitting has just as many issues as pitching . The difference being that if you get lucky in hitting your hitting a HR 90% of the time where if you get lucky with pitching , best case your getting a single swinging strike . I have played about 50 online RS and BR games since launch and the box scores are always realistic ( in a 9 inning game let’s say a score of 7-2 with 7 hits on each side ) but the team that wins is always the one that has the big inning (back to back HR or two guys get on cause of a fielding glitch or something ) but after that both teams struggle to get anything going .

Can we add sacrifice bunts with the pitcher to this list? In order to not be thrown out at second I have to steal. But half the time when I bunt it is a pop-up to the 1st/3rd baseman. I guess having my pitcher on first with 1 out is better than no one on with 2 outs because I would ground into a double play if I don't bunt.

@dhkansas said in Constructive Criticism W/ Examples:

Can we add sacrifice bunts with the pitcher to this list? In order to not be thrown out at second I have to steal. But half the time when I bunt it is a pop-up to the 1st/3rd baseman. I guess having my pitcher on first with 1 out is better than no one on with 2 outs because I would ground into a double play if I don't bunt.

That’s a very good point. I know how bad it was last game but I haven’t bunted enough times to know yet this year

If all feedback on the forum was presented like this (constructive with video evidence) then it would be more likely to be taken seriously.

So thank you @Dudeman22_ for your effort, we need more of this on the forums.

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