I think you can take the same exact concepts of events and RS and apply them to offline play vs. the CPU. Each new season or event would be added through updates and you would play against CPU teams built to meet those specific requirements and you would have a reward ladder to work through. Heck, you could even make each reward ladder a combination of online and offline achievements such as wins, stats, etc. I think adding these modes would add a ton of lasting gameplay and let those who are tired of online play step away from it without missing out on anything. It also would let you play online occasionally if you felt like it too. I think this setup would please the majority of players and reduce the amounts of complaints about the game.
When being late slightly jammed is more productive than being perfect perfect or good good, there is something terribly wrong. I also have noticed that when you play a team of all silvers that perfect perfect and good good are never hits. Meanwhile the silver team's continually bad input is rewarded with several early ok and late slightly jammed hits. I think that at this point the worse team you have and the worse you play, the better you'll do, because they've programmed it to favor "new" players.
Wins do not equal enjoyment. I guess the instant gratification society does not understand that. I'd rather enjoy a game and lose than play somebody that is either trying to cheese or pretty much boost prestige player stats. I enjoy real competition -- I guess I'm in the minority there.
I personally think if you dashboard quit you should be banned from all online play for 2 days. That'll stop rage quit dashboarding real quick. No penalty needed for properly done pause menu quits.
Tonight in particular the game seemed very glitchy. I had a guy dashboard on me and it went to the queue so I won't get the win or those stats. Extremely laggy. Frame rates dropping. Pitches having a mind of their own going nowhere near where they are aimed with 99 rated pitchers. Fielders running away from the ball when trying to run towards it. Swing timing way off for both me and my opponents. Fielders running through balls. Just horrendous. Total dumpster fire. I still win a good amount of online games, but this is terrible. SDS has really dropped the ball with online play this year. It's no fun because this stuff happens so often. It's almost unplayable right now.
With no money spent and without wasting time flipping or investing, I was able to get 99 Trout within minutes. I started with a bankroll of 420k stubs before the collection reward was released. I needed to buy 3 prospect cards, 2 postseason cards, and 1 award card to get 99 Trout. I now have over 620k stubs. I also have every single inning boss from this year. I share this only because so many people spend so much time flipping and investing. I did that last year and it was miserable. So, I decided I wouldn't do that at all this year. While I don't have many headliners, BR rewards, WS rewards, or TA2 or TA3 cards (I will not buy these -- I like earning them and don't do exchanges except for the non-sellable cards from the team specific TA packs. Plus this gives me something to continue working towards throughout the year and a sense of accomplishment when I unlock the reward cards and move up TA levels. Plus it gives me a reason to use different cards from each team) I do have a complete live Series collection and Trout collection with many other fun cards too. Needless to say, I'm very happy and content with my card collecting strategy this year. And if they release another collection later, I'll still be in great shape.
Just played a guy with WS banner, Prestige Level 49 who just played the most desperate way possible -- all lefty pitchers, quick pitching, slide stepping, running at every opportunity -- all for an event win. Of course he won thanks to a pitch aimed out of the zone with perfect release to Reggie that magically gravitated dead center and me not getting rewarded on anything despite the ball being right in the middle of the PCI (including Ellsbury with the bases loaded)... but, seriously dude, you needed to win that bad? Obviously he's a guy who can't handle losing at all by the way he plays. So sweaty. And he still needed SDS magic to win. Was it worth all the effort? I just don't see how playing like that is enjoyable at all. If you need to win an event game that bad, may the lord have mercy on your soul, because you must be one pent up and frustrated individual. I'm fine. I'll probably win my next game and my blood pressure didn't raise like yours did from pure desperation.
80% of games I played today in BR, RS, and Event have been on the road and in the rain. It is pathetic that people do this to intentionally cause lag because they know that's the only way they might win. I can't believe that SDS knows this and yet still allows it during online play. It totally ruins the spirit of the game. The number of players doing this also reveals that most of people that play this game online look for every cheat and exploit possible. I'm glad that I win more than I lose and NEVER resort to these tactics. I win with dignity -- a concept totally lost on most people who play online. Try it -- it feels better winning knowing you didn't try cheating the game.
No one likes arrogant internet pricks who think they're cool and like to be forum bullies either...
Just had 2 consecutive routine inning ending double play grounders directly at gold fielding infielders and both were booted leading to 3 runs. Also had a lightly hit chopper that went right through my first baseman who made no attempt to field it to start the same inning. I understand errors happen, but it seems to me that stuff like this comes in bunches way too often. Combine that with the awful pitching that makes perfect release irrelevant and it's easy to understand why people hate this game. Offline play is quirky at times too, but nowhere near as bad as online. I still manage to win 60-65% of my games online, but it's not very enjoyable. Especially when you play try hards and cheesers all the time. It's rare to actually have an enjoyable online experience with all this garbage. I only play online so I can get the reward cards. I get them every single time, but right now, I can't wait to get 1 more win for Bohm and then go offline to actually enjoy playing for awhile.
Looking for exploits is playing the game? I don't think so. I win 2/3 of my games without looking for exploits. Some of us here are looking to play real baseball and not solely defend constant bunting and running. I never said opponents were very successful at it against me. Relying on exploits is cheap and pretty pathetic. But, hey it's apparent you do that yourself and I've touched a nerve. Keep being cheap. I'll be classy. Cheap wins aren't my style and I'm proud to say that. You can't say that obviously. It must be miserable to live a life where you have to try to exploit the game to win.
I'm not salty. I do play bunt defense and these guys just bunt constantly. Bunting is part of the game, but not where everyone bunts. Stealing is part of the game too, but not everyone including slow catchers run on every pitch. You missed the point. People don't want to play the game right. They look for exploits instead because they aren't good.
I guess I could have it then too since I'm over prestige 65 with Mantle, Trout, and Polo. I didn't realize it was that easy. Whatever. I won't use it. The way people play still disgusts me.
Ridiculous. Pretty much every game I've played the last 2 days has had the GOAT bat. And in almost every one the opponent has bunt cheesed, attempted to steal with every opportunity, and has had ridiculous lag. Coincidence? I don't think so. Smells like a bunch of cheaters desperate for event wins if you ask me. I've won at least half of those games, but the way this community plays online is despicable. It's actually pathetic that people think that's how the game is meant to be played. Way to go SDS for encouraging the use of such tactics that cater to the shortcut, instant gratification, not willing to work and actually earn anything with dignity generation.
Also only use buy and sell orders. Never use buy now or sell now options.
I completed live series a couple months ago by selling my duplicates and saving up for expensive diamonds if I didn't get lucky enough to pack them. The game gives out tons of packs. I've probably opened thousands of free packs this year through just playing the game. I probably opened 50+ today alone from various rewards. I don't buy any packs with my stubs. I did pull Belli twice in 3 days when I needed him as 1 of about 4 or 5 players left as I was closing in on completing the collection. I remember pulling Sale and Lindor early on which helped when they were fairly expensive. I've pulled a good amount of diamonds but nothing I would consider crazy luck other than 2 Bellis in 3 days. I've opened up a ton of packs and the ratio seems about right. I completed teams one at a time and divisions one at a time for the most part so I could receive the stub rewards quicker and help offset the market cost of the next team. You don't have to rush through anything -- I just kept my process efficient by sequencing my collection rewards properly.
And Rivera hadn't given up a run in about 20 online innings to that point. I don't think any pitchers are reliable online. The outcomes are totally random. And who made you king of the forum, Mr. Perfect? Get off your high horse kid.
It's not about one game genius