I am still waiting to see the Unit show up in game. Randy Johnson could be devastating.
...with a "poof goes the bird" pitching animation!!!
I'm assuming he'll have very high contact with decent power? But, how in the hell did he not win the MVP in 2000? All those Giants were shooting each other up with the cream & clear.
If we switched Jeff Kent and Todd Helton's teams that year (Helton playing at Pac Bell and Kent playing in Coors) and extrapolated their numbers, this isn't even a contest.
I did a little math and swapped Kent's numbers (extrapolated 7 games at Coors to be 80 games and his home games from 80 to 7 and kept the others the same) and here is what I got for the year 2000.
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
620 170 224 68 3 51 143 25 103 166 .361 .452 .727 1.179
Didn't do Helton's numbers, but that year (2000) at Pac Bell, his splits were:
BA OBP SLG OPS
.190 .320 .238 .558
But keep on about no "Coors Effect" and he could hit "anywhere".
Nope. I am a HS teacher and a JV baseball coach. Our regular season starts Tuesday! But MLBTS20 will be fired up any chance I get. Maybe I’ll have to play the market daily until I can get on the game. Lol
I mean, Manny Ramirez has to be coming sometime soon, right? They have all of his defensive animations in the game already if you have seen Griffey Jr play the OF. They really only need the "LF becomes the relay man" animation and call it a wrap!
I am way above average in this games. Many 12-0 runs, many World Series tags, many top players beat. I don’t wanna hear that garbage. That’s a lame excuse to try and make me look irrelevant. Use that on the players that haven’t played at a high level. Not gonna work in this case. Womp womp.
You can’t use that nonsense you say to these guys that never break allstar...not gonna fly.
Hey man. I'm with you on the faster pitch speeds and smaller PCIs, but this late in the games life cycle, what's the point? SDS knows the complaints (as they have been well documented at this point). Just seems like you are pissing into a head wind.
Your opinion has validity, but as Skep has pointed out, you always seem to do this after a loss. That was his point.
You claim to deserve 250 more wins than you have, but are speaking of beating several top players. If you think that you are getting screwed out of wins because you are playing (and losing) to "lesser" opponents, couldn't the same be said for your wins vs several top players? Do they feel screwed when the "Little Billy Code" goes in your favor?
Yes the game is a little off, and honestly, I agree with your assessment that they are trying to make everyone happy (as I've been saying for years). As a company that is trying to sell as many copies as possible, isn't the point to try and make everyone happy? It's tough enough to make the "elites" happy, but they comprise such a small amount of the overall population of the game that SDS cannot ignore the majority of it's player base.
I believe with these ESL tournaments and "custom leagues", SDS is setting themselves up for their best chance to make "everyone happy". With the game going cross-platform and with the next gen consoles right around the corner, I believe we are going to see the return of Online Franchise and a distinct separation between "casual" and "competitive" gamers.
I think that Ranked Seasons will continue as it is (let's call it Regular Season for right now), being the "catch all" for H2H games, but there will be another mode (let's call it Post Season for the time being) where the ultra competitive gamers (like most of those in the ESL tournaments) can flex their muscles for increased rewards (maybe like COTW-autographed bats, 50k stubs etc) in something like a hybrid between BR and RS, where there are tiered levels with rewards (RS) but there is a loss limit (like BR).
So say you've reached WS in Regular Season and have some time to kill. You hop onto Post Season and can play only against other players that have made WS that season. You win 3 games (without losing 2), you get 25k stubs. You win 6 games (without losing 2), you get 50k stubs. You win 9 games...you see where I'm going. When you lose 2 games, you get kicked from the "session" and have to restart your run.
Just an idea obviously, but with the increase in "new" players to the franchise, and the fact that they are throwing their hat into the egaming ring, I can see them giving us 2 differing online 9 inning game modes.
Or at least that would appease many folks maybe??
I would like the return of:
A) The Ticket Counter (and of course, Tickets)-I also think one could use tickets to buy bundles of packs (or packs in packs or rookie packs or flashback packs etc)
B) My Career (I think when we accumulated stats as we played to earn rewards-like 100 3Bs and you got stubs and packs or diamond cards etc)
C) Rookie to Prime stat grinds etc (Rookie to AS to IV and Prime) from 16
D) Keep the Inning Program structure but also add in the Programs like the “Positional/Career Arcs” (no immortals please) for silver/gold/diamond cards from 18 for those that just want to grind for cards (like moments in a way-but you get cards for completing each one) I’m good with SS cards, but would like a lot more (doesn’t have to be high end but players like Will Clark, Joe Carter, Mark Prior, Joe Torre, Fred McGriff amongst others that were diamonds but didn’t seem to make the cut).
Jim Thome, Pedro Martinez, Manny Ramirez, Randy Johnson for some top shelf guys.
I would also like to see these switch hitters make their way into the game in some form (flashbacks, AS cards etc)
Lance Berkman, Mark Teixeira, Bernie Williams, Carlos Baerga, Fernando Tatis Sr, Chili Davis, Tim Raines, Mickey Mantle, Howard Johnson, Bobby Bonilla, Maury Wills and I'd like Carlos Beltran back (but I don't know if his recent issues would prevent him from re-entering the MLBTS franchise).
I hadn’t played online in a few days (was trying this showdown business) and just finished an Event game where I hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back hrs off diamond Smoltz to start the bottom of the 1st. I had to end up walking it off with Big Meat Pete in the bottom of the 3rd 7-6. I think we each hit 5-6 HRs a piece. Seemed like hitting was back to early access to me.
I haven’t seen any outfielders not lock into an animation (not that it isn’t happening) but I’ve seen some pretty routine grounders get booted (which I’m fine with). I think the big problem with these little “boots” is that they almost always lead to runs because the inning gets extended (which I know happens IRL).
I have noticed that some base runners (even decent ones like diamond Grandy) take FOREVER to get back to a base after rounding it.
What exactly is bad about fielding? Don’t take this the wrong way or don’t think that my players haven’t ever made an error, but could you be more specific? Is this just an RS issue (as I haven’t played RS yet-just custom leagues, BR and events online)?
Just asking an honest question