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.
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.
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
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.
The only way I might be able to enjoy online play at all anymore is to go in with the mindset of only caring about racking up innings and stats. I cannot begin to think about wins or losses or expecting even a decent representation of the game of baseball. The way they have programmed this year's game is atrocious. It basically just generates totally random outcomes for hitting, pitching, and fielding no matter what you do and the game usually feels like the outcome is predetermined.
Where I go wrong is expecting baseball outcomes to happen in this baseball game and when they don't happen, I get extremely frustrated. Events are better than RS, but no online play mode shines. The play on All-Star online is the worst offender by far of totally random happenings. Unfortunately, the majority of online play you are stuck playing on All-Star.
I believe you can make a great baseball simulation even with a card collecting mode featuring players from different eras. SDS has not accomplished this at all with online DD play. While the amount of content and quality of it has been great, they have totally failed with how the game performs online. The worst part is that they force online play on you to prestige players, earn program stars from daily challenges, and earn unique rewards. If online wasn't required for all this, I'd rarely play online due to the state of online play. I only try to stomach online play to get rewards. However, I'd be much happier if online play was just an option, and you could do everything else vs. CPU. If this was the case, I'd immediately stop playing online to not have to deal with it's bugs and total inconsistency.
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.
This happened to me and I emailed SDS today with proof of it happening and 2 HRs I hit with Ortiz online yesterday. I had about 15 XB hits with Ortiz and it was reset to zero at some point. They responded to me within a couple hours. They couldn't fix the lost stats, but they were able to make it track properly again. They also dropped a bunch of packs in my inventory for the inconvenience. Things happen. I appreciated the timely response and thought they handled it the best they could. I also wrote a nice email, didn't demand anything, and just politely asked them to look into it. If you do those things, chances are most companies will respond positively to you. If you make rash accusations, complain, and make ridiculous demands, no one will take you seriously anywhere. People complain about SDS customer service all the time, but I found my experience to be excellent. Of course, I also approached the situation like an adult and not an unruly child like others have, which probably helped my cause.
Ok you all can keep riding on your high horses -- I don't need help and really appreciate all the insults from our finest and classiest members on here. Keep inflating your own egos.
I am fine with losing unlike so many on here that do anything to try to win -- including using exploits and glitches -- so don't tell me I can't accept losses.
I don't think it's ridiculous to question how perfect pitching input results in every pitch missing the strike zone only against these players with ridiculous errors happening immediately after against these guys when it rarely happens versus others. And I never said they weren't good at the game... but apparently I've offended so many people by making an observation. Sheesh.
No one likes arrogant internet pricks who think they're cool and like to be forum bullies either...
Multiple event games this morning vs WS players and in each one late in the game, my pitchers with good control all of a sudden can't throw any strikes with perfect input and errors on routine double plays start happening, turning close games into defeats. It seems as if they know how to do something to manipulate the game that gives them the advantage in key spots when they are in trouble. I heard something earlier this year about how some people knew how to force an automatic walk and I think this is still being done. This happens multiple times a day to me, so it can't be coincidence. Combine that with fielders conveniently making errors after that and it seems very fishy. Also only seems to happen against guys with WS banners. Anyone else experiencing this regularly?
Monthly Awards Chase Anderson pitched a perfect game with 14 Ks in an 11-0 win while Bo Bichette led my all Blue Jays lineup with 3 HRs! I've pitched perfect games before and it was only on All-Star difficulty, but that was really fun! I just figured I'd slog through another ho hum 9 inning game just getting innings in and a mission done. What a pleasant surprise!
I bee-lined and beat the Cubs on turn 1 on All-Star, then stole 2 fans from the Yankees on veteran (you need to steal 1 fan anyway), and on turn 2 beat the Yankees on All-Star. It's really easy.
You have 2 turns to beat the Cubs and 4 turns to beat the Yankees and you can always reset the map and do one at a time, even though there should be no need to do so.
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.
That's pathetic. Just prestige the card normally. You don't have to ruin everyone's fun, because you are impatient. I have prestiged several cards this year just using them normally without robbing others of the enjoyment of playing the game.