Great post. Super informative and helpful.
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Look. There’s nothing wrong with being able to hit. The problem is the check swing non-calls and the strikes on corners not being called strikes.
Expand the strike zone that the game umpires actually call strikes, and call it a strike when the batter swings half his body around.
You are the one that is delaying the game. He is only trying to counter you.
The sportsmanlike thing to do once your opponent sees you are taking an extra step lead and throws over/steps off a few times, is to stop taking an extra step and move your runner with the bat.
Personally, I don’t see where skill is involved in determining whether an outcome is good squared, good good, perfect, or good ok, but if it makes you feel better about it, sure.
It's not the tv. Been using the same system for years. It's the 1.4 patch that screwed things up
You know what else? If a player needs to have a gaming monitor to hit a fastball, the game really should come with a disclaimer.
All the power to you guys who want to get sweaty staring at a monitor up close, but many of us actually want to enjoy just playing the game.
If that makes me “casual” in your eyes, so be it, but ragging on a dude because he wants to play a video game on a tv while sitting on his couch is pretty lame.
Not all of us want to play every out of a game against the neon pink uniformed, DJ horn blaring, bunt dancing, quick pitching, up and in fastball spamming tryhards.
Enjoy your easy win if your opponent quits. What’s with the desire to penalize your opponents? They’re already taking a loss.
I've actually discovered if you move your fielder at the last second towards the ball and arriving to ball at last second I verry very rarely make errors anymore maybe 1 every 3-5games well i watch my oppenents struggle in the OF
Hmm. I wouldn’t advise any sudden last minute movements of the fielder if you want to actually make the play.
At some point, do you guys think we are going to see pitches touching the zone get called for strikes? I mean, the whole rectangular outline is a construct.
I’m glad some effort to get timing windows working is happening, but until the strikes on the edges get called, things still favour the hitter way too much, IMO.
Don’t even get me started on the check swings where your opponent is fooled but gets a pass.
For me, I don’t really mind about the PCI size. I mean, make it as small as you want, but make the results of a swing definable.
Like, for example, if the ball is dead in the middle of the PCI, it is “perfect” or “squared”. If it is near the middle, it is “good”, if it is nearer to the edge of the PCI, it is “ok”, etc.
What irks me is the randomization. The same swing might give perfect, squared, good, or ok depending on chance alone.
I realize this will prompt replies of, “attributes have to matter”. That’s fine, let them matter, just tell us HOW they matter.
You’re kidding, right? You have more skill therefore losing is harder for you?
Maybe you’re just not as good as you thought. We’re all dealing with the same game here.
2nd Inning Showdown is unbelievably easy
1st boss: Starting with bases loaded, score four runs before making 7 outs against Matt Barnes on Rookie
2nd boss: Score one run before making 13 outs against Shane Bieber on Veteran lmao.
3rd boss: Ken “punch myself in the face” Giles lol
If you have trouble with those then I don’t know what to tell you.
There are different pitchers than just the ones you faced.
In fact, different people have different experiences than you, in the game, and in life.
“Unbelievably easy”, whether true or not, is not the point. The point (to me anyway) is that we have to pay to participate in a moments based mode where sliders have obviously been tweaked to make it more difficult.
We’ve all experienced the cpu making diving catches with silver outfielders and dotting the corners with common and bronze pitchers, but how about the cpu stretching a single into a double after a base hit when the cutoff man has the ball?
This has happened twice lately. Cpu two out base hit to create drama, my outfielder fields it and throws to the cutoff man.
Next thing you know, there’s the sliding sound and suddenly the runner is at second base.
This would never happen in an mlb game, but take note guys. The cpu will run on you even if your cutoff man has the ball. No routine normal plays in this game.
I mean, I totally get doing what you need to do in order to avoid frustration.
The problem is if everyone shrugs it off, there's no incentive for anyone to fix it and nothing will change.
Well, that is a legitimate point. I just don’t see much movement in that direction.
When mlb player after mlb player raises the same points we have all been raising in this forum with no comment at all from the developers, it doesn’t inspire much hope.