When there is so much negativity about a game for weeks, it’s suicide to start taking away beneficial things from the gamers that have stuck with it, even if it’s a glitch that only a few were using. I didn’t even know the MTO points exploit was a thing. I knew people were using HRD to get XP and points, but it was just too boring for me to do. Hasn’t it always awarded 25 xP per homer though? Bottomline is that until a game is running smoothly, you shouldn’t take away Goodwill. If anything, Goodwill should be added to reward the loyal consumers of a product. It’s a bad look when developers are quick to nerf things that help but slow to fix actual problems.
Thanks for the free card, but it makes no sense that SDS gives Future Stars higher power stats than Babe Ruth. Gotta be kidding right? If there’s one player in the game that should have 125 power, should easily be Ruth.
Defense needs to be toned down from the current superhero levels, especially with so many requirements for extra base hits.
The gameplay definitely hasn’t been great, but the most disappointing thing about the last couple months is just the general lack of communication from SDS about anything. It would honestly even be acceptable for them to just say, sorry but we can’t fix it until we get back to business as usual. Other studios are having to deal with the same issues, but are continuing to communicate with their player bases and releasing patches and content. None of the announced patches for the game seem to fix much, and often times things get worse. I own my own business and things have been very challenging during COVID. I’ve had a closed office for over 6 weeks, but I’ve communicated with my staff every day and we’ve been communicating with clients via phone and office visits when issues and emergencies arise. If they can’t fix it now, just publicly acknowledge it and say they’ll work on it when they have access to better resources and tech. Lack of communication just creates more toxicity. There would still be some toxicity without fixes but I think we sometimes underestimate how many people would just understand the challenges if there’s just some acknowledgement of the situations. There are obvious issues while just playing the game offline and online. If SDS employees are playing their own game, it’s impossible for me to think that they couldn’t be absolutely aware of each issue. The problems happen often. I’ve always liked the SDS guys, but the lack of communication has soured my respect for them. Disappointing but true. If there’s some communication from them that I’m unaware of, I would happily accept being wrong. I want to stay positive about SDS and I game I’ve loved for years.
If Jeter, the question is whether they will honestly grade out his fielding. He was overrated at SS his entire career. Great player, great clutch, great team captain, just meh defensively. Truth.
Fielding is still pretty bad guys. 2-3+ times per offline game the fielders are not locking onto balls. If anything the infield defenders have gotten worse since the patch. I’m seeing many times where diamonds fielders aren’t picking the ball up and throwing it. Something is just not right about the game code this year. The baserunning has honestly never been great, but the baserunning IQ this year is way worse. Last night I had runners at 1st and 2nd with no outs. I hit a gapper that was easily gonna be a double scoring 2 runs, but the runner at 2nd refused to start running even though I was pressing to advance all from the beginning. Actually ended up being a ridiculous triple play by CPU defenders on Rookie. I want so much to love the game, but it’s getting harder and harder. I’ve watched a lot of the Players League from the beginning and it’s gotten so I even feel embarrassed for SDS during the games. The game code errors are evident in many of the games, and those games are only 3 innings.
I’m hoping for Hank Aaron or Clemente. With all the other new Braves added this season, I keep thinking Hank.
RIP to prestige requirement if that’s the case. I don’t play online but have collected a large majority of every type of card.
You gotta like drunken streams from McGunski at least.
Headliners still worse.
If Griffey is only boss in 10th inning program, it’s just not a great idea. He’s already in the game. It’d be fine if he’s one of 3 choices. Where’s Mays? Hopefully Mays isn’t a WS or BR reward.
I received more twitch drops packs the last couple days than ever before. Couldn’t believe it honestly. Think I got around 8. One said “twitch bundle” in upper left messages when it popped through.
For first time this year I didn’t even hit 300 in an inning. I can still get to it with the player programs and Conquest, but the bosses haven’t been very inspiring most of the year. I bought Harper and Frank, but only because I had a bunch of stubs. Been playing other games, but I’ve also noticed that it seems like even CPU games take way longer than they used to. Not motivated to play online.
I actually stopped playing the 6-inning Babe Ruth moments this weekend because so many well struck balls were being caught at the fence. Another thing that I’ve noticed recently is a turn for the worse in infield defense. It’s taking fielders much longer to change directions and get the ball out of the gloves, and I’m talking about diamond and gold fielders. It also goes without saying that baserunning around second base is still terrible. They just refuse to make that better. I played at Polo Grounds for first time in a while against the CPU this weekend. I remember in previous years how if you hit a ball in the gap with a player with more than 60 speed, it was an inside the park homer. I couldn’t even get players with 92 speed beyond third on balls that rolled all the way to the corner. CPU defense in all modes is way too OP. I wish I had completed all the Babe moments when they came out. I had way fewer problems the first week.
Sheffield by far the most consistent for me. It’s hard for me to take him out of lineup and I like other cards in outfield. Banks at SS, but I have Chipper and Kris Bryant on bench. They are both very good too. That Kris Bryant was clutch for me in the Babe Ruth moments with multiple pinch hit homers.
Silly that they give Future Stars cards more power than BABE RUTH. Just don’t use common sense sometimes.
You’re forgetting in moments how many times the CPU pitchers throw to 1B and 2B on pickoffs while you’re batting, how many times the CPU batters run your pitch count up by fouling over and over, and my favorite - hitting me with a pitch late in a game when I need hits. Not to mention how many times the CPU defense dives to catch balls that are headed for the gap. They also [censored] you around by constantly setting you up against junk ball pitchers that throw nothing but sliders and off speed off the plate. You defiantly can’t be a free-swinger in moments.
The area between 2nd and 3rd is coded as quicksand in the basepaths; might as well be on defensive situations too. Every baserunner that rounds 2B or starts from 2B is an absolute moron in this game. I will never understand why they can’t or won’t fix that problem.
One of worst things in this game are moments that want you to pitch 9 innings, getting strikeouts, and not allowing a run. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten to 1 or 2 outs in 9th inning and the CPU cheats you. It’s hard enough with all the foul balls the CPU hits. By the time you get to the 9th inning, your SP is 100+ in pitches. I usually have 15+ strikeouts by the end and I’m super careful to only throw low and away fastballs and sliders/sinkers late in the games. I hate that doodoo. They should never throw that “don’t give up a run” part in moments. You waste all that time pitching perfectly into the 9th inning and have to start over. The Eckersley and Corbin moments are good examples.