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 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 think Pedro and Randy have to be definites. So we should be getting tons of new pitchers. What about hitters?
Just checking the WAR leaders for the 90's and 00's had some good names that could make (should make) an appearance:
Darin Erstad (was in last year but gone this year)
Not to mention other pitchers who had success in the 90's and 00's
This could be a whole new crop of AS/PS/BO/IV/R or even SS cards (if there are such things in '20).
It's kind of exciting to think about it!
Stephen and Luis did mention during yesterday's second live stream that there would be "dozens" of new legends this year, with an emphasis on players from the 1990s and 2000s, so that's really encouraging. I don't know if that means 24...36...48 new legends, but we should expect a healthy influx of new players this year.
Hopefully that doesn’t mean at the expense of losing other legends though.
Inevitably, SDS does lose the rights to some guys. It happens every year. I can remember players like Gaylord Perry, Jack McDowell and Yogi Berra being in multiple versions of The Show, but they weren't in this year's edition. Even last year, guys like Darin Erstad, Doc Ellis and Albert Belle were in the game, but they aren't this year. I think SDS will probably lose a few ancillary legends from this year's cycle, but they tend to replace them with big names. This year, we had Willie Mays, Ivan Rodriguez, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, and a ton of other big-name stars enter the cycle. By teasing Rivera, Ortiz, Maddux, Smoltz and Glavine for 20, SDS could be setting up the community to not realize that some lesser-known guys might not be coming back.
If we lose Ashburn and Slaughter...I'm fine with that.
Too bad we lose GrandyMan...
"If we lose Ashburn (...) I'm fine with that"
I'm not. He's one of 2(two) legends available on the Phillies before this year. Slaughter sure, who is one of 178 Cardinals legends in MLB 19 can afford it. But unless they add a bunch of players, teams like the Brewers and Phillies shouldn't lose a single legend
I sympathize with your situation, but in dealing with a franchise that has been widely regarded as less than average (as a whole), I’d rather see the likes of Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Scott Rolen, Darren Dalton, Robin Roberts, Ted Simmons, Roy Halladay Chase Utley, Bobby Abreu, [censored] Allen etc.
2 legends before this year though? Are you talking ‘19 or ‘20?
And TBH, for a franchise that has just over a 47% winning percentage in their history...
I’ll see myself out.
Boy they put dudes like Eric Davis and Jay Bunher in these games. They can afford to put ROBIN ROBERTS or STEVE CARLTON in
Hey now, don't [censored] on Eric Davis, he had some nice seasonal/career numbers. They have had Buhner a few years now. Carlton belongs in the game, but I'm guessing his "camp" wants more money.
Chuck Knoblauch, Ramiro Mendoza, David Cone, Chili Davis and Daryl Strawberry would be nice to see. Plus Mike Stanton for a good lefty reliever.
I also really want to see a Mickey Mantle card eventual.
Did you just name drop Ramiro Mendoza? That guys stats are not “The Show” worthy. Not in the least.
Chili Davis would be either an Indian or a Giant and Strawberry would be a Met. Stop trying to take take every other teams players. Haha
I hope they add the Moises Alou reaction to the "Bartman incident" if you don't catch one reaching over the fence.
I also hope they take out the animation where the OF kind of goes up on one leg and catches it at the warning track. That just adds insult to injury. They might as well make an automatic "DJ Airhorn" noise every time the CPU does it against you.
I see where you’re going with this, but they would have to come up with some better RPs then. And maybe find some more top notch lefties. I like the Corbin, Britton, Snell, Pomeranz and Luzardo from the PS Program. Hopefully they bring in Plesac, Franco, Guardado, McGraw, Arthur Rhodes, Sparky Lyle, BJ Ryan, Randy Myers, Jesse Orosco etc.
- Who still plays 18
- Why would u pay someone to create a dumb logo?
Cant believe we see eye to eye on something..Merry Christmas my dude..Happy Holidays if you dont do Pagan things.
Merry christmas to u too
Àngel Pagan things?
@DanTheThriller said in [Proposed Improvements for MLB
Those sound awesome! Why would they remove them!?
I’m not sure. I do know that they made a big deal about going to one type of “currency” and they chose stubs (which of course ended the “ticket counter”). The ticket counter in ‘17 was so good and ‘18 was pretty underwhelming and many complained about saving tickets all year for a 99 Beltran type and when 99 iBerra was “the best” at 12k tickets it essentially died. Considering we already had iPiazza and diamond Bench (who had better stats than iBerra I think), it was a bit of a letdown.
Custom stadiums online would be an absolute disaster, no thanks
Hall of fame pitch speeds everything above 400 In DD, 900+ goes to legend
As much fun as it would be to have a moat in my OF, I was referring more to what they did in MVP Baseball lol.
That game gave you several (if I recall correctly) templates that you could upgrade with increasing team revenue (concessions, entertainment features, additional seating tiers, etc.).
Remember when Enron Field opened and there was a flag pole in fair territory out in CF? How did Astros and visiting players not get injured with this thing?
I know. Who thought that was a good idea? I still recall Lance Berkman stumbling as he ran up the hill to make the play.
Content is meh imo. I despise the super cards we've seen from the last 2 years, LS Trout needs to be a 99 again. Imagine the quality of these players if stats ended at 99 like in 17. There would be far far more choices for end game.
TBH, there have been far more cards to use this year prior to the last few years. That’s a good gripe, but a little misleading
That sucks my dude. You talking about RS? We have known that the blocking is trash this year so if you are going to continue to deploy Pudge (who has had some awful times blocking the ball this year) then play somewhere that has a short backstop or stop throwing dirtballs. throw way up and out of the zone, bring in your OF to combat bloopers when necessary and try not to freak out and overreact. Learn your opponents weaknesses (if he/she is batting .188 they probably have many of them) and exploit them. I can tell when a "high hard one" is coming and it is usually after an error, misplay, HR etc and I camp up and in and it usually ends up being another bomb then a dashboard. Many people let this game trigger them and it is all about staying calm and working through "adversity".
Personally, I use 99 Posey (I know I'm a homer) but he really doesn't have many blocking issues. And TBH, I've been using Diamond Breakout Panda during this event and he has been spectacular behind, and at, the dish.
Good luck going forward.
Hook me up with that Alfonso Soriano, or Aramis Ramirez card.....Id imagine they'd be flashback cards and probably would be good early in the game....but it sure would be fun to play with them. Also, Mark Grace, and Derrek Lee would be nice.
I've been wanting a Derrek Lee for a while myself. Even just a 2005 version would be killer! Plus, he would be yet another awesome addition to the "All #27 Team"!!!