Some politicians will scream for all sports to be shut down again, They don't want anyone to enjoy life so that we can blame all our misery on Trump resulting in his defeat in November. However, mass protests and rioting are encouraged.
Come on MLB players and owners - show as much courage as your local barber or grocery store employee. Military personnel, law enforcement, doctors, nurses, bankers and most of the people on this forum are working or soon returning.
MLB players are already covered from head to toe in protective gear - would adding a face mask really diminish the sport? Stadiums could be allowed to fill to a quarter capacity and the fans would face less risk than buying a gallon of milk.
At a time that the nation could really use the diversion of sports, the guys are acting like a league of Pelosi's - isolating in their mansions, hording gourmet ice cream.
Perhaps the games will resume in July but that is probably too late - June 1st should be the target for opening day and is easily done with some improvisation. MLB players will face less risk than the kids and their families already returning to the ball fields for friendly games and practices.
SDS should let us pay stubs to reenter with the progress where we failed rather than repeating the entire grind. When we lose a Conquest game, we don't have to restart the entire map - just replay that game.
Here are a few suggestions for SDS going forward.
Starting on the positive, the content is outstanding and for the most part the regular game engine (vs CPU) works well. The main fix should be to baserunning - often the baserunning logic is illogical (e.g. runners freezing on hit balls where there are two outs).
I would like the game options made more concise.
Showdown is a great concept but poorly executed - mainly due to being based in the Moments game engine rather than the regular engine that we play against in Conquest.
Make Showdown a solo effort similar to online BR. Draft a team and play a 3 inning game vs various opponents using the same game engine as Conquest. The opponents can increase in quality allowing for drafts after wins. Play until finished or 2 losses.
Other player teams (streamers and MLB players) can be included in the rotation that the user must beat.
Have more programs like the one used to obtain Ruth.
Do more with Extra Innings. For example, incorporate Extra Innings games into obtaining and improving cards. The user can pick his or her difficulty vs the CPU and advancement is tied to the difficulty chosen (e.g. Veteran vs Legend). Player prestige stats can be obtained when playing on Legend for offline games.
Give a quick count option in games vs CPU.
Include the ability to conquer multiple blocks at one time in Conquest vs taking each one individually.
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Nice work and thanks for posting this. I hope to start looking for the initial break to improve timing between fastball and off speed. Just wondering if you are reading 2-seam the same as 4-seam?
I am stuck on the same two Kaline moments. Have tried the 2 XBH many times and lucky to see even one. I was able to glide through Granderson, but the Kaline reward is probably not worth the continued effort given the way he hits.
It is called "Impossible" and only applies to the Final Showdown. I understand that the majority of you have no issues here. In my case, I cruise into Final Showdown with 10-12 runs and the perfect perks (e.g. diamond heart attack and the 2-strike focus).
I am patient, working the count only to see pitches that dot the lower corners with a sliver of the strike zone for a strike call. Diving catches are the norm and perfect-perfect contact turns into routine line outs and solidly hit double plays.
I do really like the Showdown concept but we need an option to replay the final with our current progress intact. Oh well, SDS does have a sense of humor.
No one is answering the basic point of the OP - developers promised everything would be available through offline play but obviously that is not the case. It would be interesting to hear the reasoning from SDS.
I'm pretty sure that stubs and content are not transferable between versions.
We are increasingly living in a world where everyone is being monitored and many people are looking for the opportunity to report on another. It is one thing to be in a public area (like this forum) and say offensive words - no problem in shutting down these people. But a private chat is different. If you don't like what you are hearing, you can leave or boot the offending member - unless there is a direct threat to another person's well being.
Finest Dominic Smith is a gem and the same for Alex Gordon.
One option in current DD is to replay the Ruth program but that is limited to the Moments engine and All-Star difficulty. There are also Extra Innings games.
Now that the majority of cards are out, SDS could create top lineups for every team and make them available for vs CPU play in Extra Innings. This wouldn't be too difficult for SDS to put together if they wanted to. But I'm afraid the SDS staff is too busy playing Madden!!!!!
As you suggest in #2, removing the stub cap is a good choice. I expect would boost stub sales for SDS as well as people buy extra stubs to purchase premium cards.
Directional hitting, push the stick up for lift, normal swing and wait for a pitch in the middle to middle high strike zone.
He has a good swing .
I'm sure they will be available until used.
This past season Dahl went from leadoff to the bench. Sorry to see him go since he has plenty of potential.
I would like to see the option added for vs CPU games - e.g. Conquest.