An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members

SDS

For the last six weeks I’ve spent the vast majority of my time on TSN complaining about how SDS have ruined the game by implementing narrow swing timing windows that are totally impossible to work with. The ball is unhittable, I repeatedly proclaimed. This game is terrible. If there was a thread complaining about hitting being bad, I’d happily jump in and hijack the thread to complain about swing timing windows, I’ve sent emails and complaints and much more.

To be honest, I felt justified in my viewpoint. Hitting was impossible for me. By the time I started to swing at a fastball, it was in the catchers glove. Not possible to hit.

Fast forward to today, when I changed my display settings (should have tried this a while ago) which had reset when we had a brief power outage several weeks ago.......... And it transpires I’m a complete moron. Sorry about that. I’m kinda early on fastballs now on HoF. Might need to slow my bat down a little. Oops. So, ummm, sorry SDS. Sorry, general community, who read my whining posts every day. I’ll get my coat.......

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@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

For the last six weeks I’ve spent the vast majority of my time on TSN complaining about how SDS have ruined the game by implementing narrow swing timing windows that are totally impossible to work with. The ball is unhittable, I repeatedly proclaimed. This game is terrible. If there was a thread complaining about hitting being bad, I’d happily jump in and hijack the thread to complain about swing timing windows, I’ve sent emails and complaints and much more.

To be honest, I felt justified in my viewpoint. Hitting was impossible for me. By the time I started to swing at a fastball, it was in the catchers glove. Not possible to hit.

Fast forward to today, when I changed my display settings (should have tried this a while ago) which had reset when we had a brief power outage several weeks ago.......... And it transpires I’m a complete moron. Sorry about that. I’m kinda early on fastballs now on HoF. Might need to slow my bat down a little. Oops. So, ummm, sorry SDS. Sorry, general community, who read my whining posts every day. I’ll get my coat.......

What change did you make to your display settings?

SDS

@ComebackLogic nice to hear man. This game has to much potential to be discarded so soon

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@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

For the last six weeks I’ve spent the vast majority of my time on TSN complaining about how SDS have ruined the game by implementing narrow swing timing windows that are totally impossible to work with. The ball is unhittable, I repeatedly proclaimed. This game is terrible. If there was a thread complaining about hitting being bad, I’d happily jump in and hijack the thread to complain about swing timing windows, I’ve sent emails and complaints and much more.

To be honest, I felt justified in my viewpoint. Hitting was impossible for me. By the time I started to swing at a fastball, it was in the catchers glove. Not possible to hit.

Fast forward to today, when I changed my display settings (should have tried this a while ago) which had reset when we had a brief power outage several weeks ago.......... And it transpires I’m a complete moron. Sorry about that. I’m kinda early on fastballs now on HoF. Might need to slow my bat down a little. Oops. So, ummm, sorry SDS. Sorry, general community, who read my whining posts every day. I’ll get my coat.......

So what did they give ya? Trout? Stubs? Edging?

SDS

@ComebackLogic Im in the same boat, elaborate please.

SDS

Happy you found a solution. No such luck here. I'm probably out once I get back to work.

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Sorry but the timing window is still broken

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@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

For the last six weeks I’ve spent the vast majority of my time on TSN complaining about how SDS have ruined the game by implementing narrow swing timing windows that are totally impossible to work with. The ball is unhittable, I repeatedly proclaimed. This game is terrible. If there was a thread complaining about hitting being bad, I’d happily jump in and hijack the thread to complain about swing timing windows, I’ve sent emails and complaints and much more.

To be honest, I felt justified in my viewpoint. Hitting was impossible for me. By the time I started to swing at a fastball, it was in the catchers glove. Not possible to hit.

Fast forward to today, when I changed my display settings (should have tried this a while ago) which had reset when we had a brief power outage several weeks ago.......... And it transpires I’m a complete moron. Sorry about that. I’m kinda early on fastballs now on HoF. Might need to slow my bat down a little. Oops. So, ummm, sorry SDS. Sorry, general community, who read my whining posts every day. I’ll get my coat.......

Way to own it man.

SDS

@slimpesci831 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic Im in the same boat, elaborate please.

I have an ASUS monitor, it’s not ultra modern by any means, I kept it for the PlayStation when I got rid of my PC. The settings aren’t very varied and I usually don’t touch them at all. It does have a display setting for games and graphics however. When I had a power cut, it had reset itself to default settings, which disabled the graphics mode I’d always had on. I assume it’s the equivalent of putting a TV into game mode, removing any overlays which cause delay in response time and frame rate in favour of improved appearance.

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@T-Rox_09 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

For the last six weeks I’ve spent the vast majority of my time on TSN complaining about how SDS have ruined the game by implementing narrow swing timing windows that are totally impossible to work with. The ball is unhittable, I repeatedly proclaimed. This game is terrible. If there was a thread complaining about hitting being bad, I’d happily jump in and hijack the thread to complain about swing timing windows, I’ve sent emails and complaints and much more.

To be honest, I felt justified in my viewpoint. Hitting was impossible for me. By the time I started to swing at a fastball, it was in the catchers glove. Not possible to hit.

Fast forward to today, when I changed my display settings (should have tried this a while ago) which had reset when we had a brief power outage several weeks ago.......... And it transpires I’m a complete moron. Sorry about that. I’m kinda early on fastballs now on HoF. Might need to slow my bat down a little. Oops. So, ummm, sorry SDS. Sorry, general community, who read my whining posts every day. I’ll get my coat.......

So what did they give ya? Trout? Stubs? Edging?

Already have Trout. Hopefully he’ll stop striking out now.

SDS

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@slimpesci831 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic Im in the same boat, elaborate please.

I have an ASUS monitor, it’s not ultra modern by any means, I kept it for the PlayStation when I got rid of my PC. The settings aren’t very varied and I usually don’t touch them at all. It does have a display setting for games and graphics however. When I had a power cut, it had reset itself to default settings, which disabled the graphics mode I’d always had on. I assume it’s the equivalent of putting a TV into game mode, removing any overlays which cause delay in response time and frame rate in favour of improved appearance.

So what settings, exactly, are you using?

SDS

@aaronjw76 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@slimpesci831 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic Im in the same boat, elaborate please.

I have an ASUS monitor, it’s not ultra modern by any means, I kept it for the PlayStation when I got rid of my PC. The settings aren’t very varied and I usually don’t touch them at all. It does have a display setting for games and graphics however. When I had a power cut, it had reset itself to default settings, which disabled the graphics mode I’d always had on. I assume it’s the equivalent of putting a TV into game mode, removing any overlays which cause delay in response time and frame rate in favour of improved appearance.

So what settings, exactly, are you using?

Right, this Acer monitor has extremely limited settings. When you go into the display settings you have brightness up and down, sharpness up and down, colour tint (warm, cool etc). I changed the temperature tone, it was on warm, which I don’t usually use, so I set it to cool and upped the brightness. That made me wonder why it had changed to the warm setting I don’t usually use, so I looked for more settings. The only other setting that was for the display was a button that apparently shifts through a bunch of preselected settings. Options like “user” “movie” “standard” “eco” and “graphics”. Not expecting any change more significant than an alteration to flesh tones, sharpness and all the stuff I’d been adjusting manually in the limited settings, I selected the option for “graphics” anyway.
Went back to the game and I was like wtf. I can see the ball a lot better. It was like there were more frames. Tried a swing to see how it felt and yanked a 102mph Nate Pearson fastball out for a home run. I was like hmm, maybe. Next batter R v R, turned another one around, early/good. I was like ooooooh this is gonna be a game changer. No problems hitting now apart from the problems I’ve always had (I suck at hitting, mostly). The difference is, I don’t feel helpless at all. I can be too late on a fastball and that’s fine, because I know I can hit it, provided I’m tracking the ball and I get my foot down. It’s challenging facing 102 on HoF, but it’s in no way an impossible task, which is how I felt before and was killing my enjoyment of the game. I had fun hitting yesterday for the first time since launch, even when I got my [censored] kicked, even when I got blown away by sinkers. Now if we can stop pitches from randomly hanging on slightly missed meters and have outfielders catch balls at the wall, I’ll be happy.

SDS

@slipkid69 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

Sorry but the timing window is still broken

Yes it is. I have many screenshots and videos showing just how off/broken the timing window is.

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I just started playing all offline. non H2H, things have been great. Successfully done like my last 7 showdown attempts. Not playing anyone until fielding gets cleaned up a bit more. Hitting has been fine. much better than 19.

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@sandule said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@slipkid69 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

Sorry but the timing window is still broken

Yes it is. I have many screenshots and videos showing just how off/broken the timing window is.

While this might be true to an extent in the sense that high sinkers break sharply and so on, it’s not close to what I was experiencing. All star was playing like HoF from last year and HoF was playing way above legend last year. I was physically unable to swing fast enough to hit a fastball even if I knew it was coming on HoF. You could just throw down the middle and I’d be consistently too late. Hitting was practically impossible under the circumstances. I had not experienced anything remotely like it since I first started playing ‘16 on an old TV and I was genuinely baffled by how my opponents could hit the ball, lol. I was sitting there saying “HOW?!?? They cannot possibly be tracking the ball, they are swinging before I’ve even released the pitch, yet getting fluke early home runs without aiming the pci, this is not possible!” Of course, they weren’t, but that’s how handicapped I felt. It was crazy.

SDS

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@aaronjw76 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@slimpesci831 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic Im in the same boat, elaborate please.

I have an ASUS monitor, it’s not ultra modern by any means, I kept it for the PlayStation when I got rid of my PC. The settings aren’t very varied and I usually don’t touch them at all. It does have a display setting for games and graphics however. When I had a power cut, it had reset itself to default settings, which disabled the graphics mode I’d always had on. I assume it’s the equivalent of putting a TV into game mode, removing any overlays which cause delay in response time and frame rate in favour of improved appearance.

So what settings, exactly, are you using?

Right, this Acer monitor has extremely limited settings. When you go into the display settings you have brightness up and down, sharpness up and down, colour tint (warm, cool etc). I changed the temperature tone, it was on warm, which I don’t usually use, so I set it to cool and upped the brightness. That made me wonder why it had changed to the warm setting I don’t usually use, so I looked for more settings. The only other setting that was for the display was a button that apparently shifts through a bunch of preselected settings. Options like “user” “movie” “standard” “eco” and “graphics”. Not expecting any change more significant than an alteration to flesh tones, sharpness and all the stuff I’d been adjusting manually in the limited settings, I selected the option for “graphics” anyway.
Went back to the game and I was like wtf. I can see the ball a lot better. It was like there were more frames. Tried a swing to see how it felt and yanked a 102mph Nate Pearson fastball out for a home run. I was like hmm, maybe. Next batter R v R, turned another one around, early/good. I was like ooooooh this is gonna be a game changer. No problems hitting now apart from the problems I’ve always had (I suck at hitting, mostly). The difference is, I don’t feel helpless at all. I can be too late on a fastball and that’s fine, because I know I can hit it, provided I’m tracking the ball and I get my foot down. It’s challenging facing 102 on HoF, but it’s in no way an impossible task, which is how I felt before and was killing my enjoyment of the game. I had fun hitting yesterday for the first time since launch, even when I got my [censored] kicked, even when I got blown away by sinkers. Now if we can stop pitches from randomly hanging on slightly missed meters and have outfielders catch balls at the wall, I’ll be happy.

So what settings did you change that improved it? Changed it to graphics? Anything else?

SDS

@vagimon said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@aaronjw76 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@slimpesci831 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic Im in the same boat, elaborate please.

I have an ASUS monitor, it’s not ultra modern by any means, I kept it for the PlayStation when I got rid of my PC. The settings aren’t very varied and I usually don’t touch them at all. It does have a display setting for games and graphics however. When I had a power cut, it had reset itself to default settings, which disabled the graphics mode I’d always had on. I assume it’s the equivalent of putting a TV into game mode, removing any overlays which cause delay in response time and frame rate in favour of improved appearance.

So what settings, exactly, are you using?

Right, this Acer monitor has extremely limited settings. When you go into the display settings you have brightness up and down, sharpness up and down, colour tint (warm, cool etc). I changed the temperature tone, it was on warm, which I don’t usually use, so I set it to cool and upped the brightness. That made me wonder why it had changed to the warm setting I don’t usually use, so I looked for more settings. The only other setting that was for the display was a button that apparently shifts through a bunch of preselected settings. Options like “user” “movie” “standard” “eco” and “graphics”. Not expecting any change more significant than an alteration to flesh tones, sharpness and all the stuff I’d been adjusting manually in the limited settings, I selected the option for “graphics” anyway.
Went back to the game and I was like wtf. I can see the ball a lot better. It was like there were more frames. Tried a swing to see how it felt and yanked a 102mph Nate Pearson fastball out for a home run. I was like hmm, maybe. Next batter R v R, turned another one around, early/good. I was like ooooooh this is gonna be a game changer. No problems hitting now apart from the problems I’ve always had (I suck at hitting, mostly). The difference is, I don’t feel helpless at all. I can be too late on a fastball and that’s fine, because I know I can hit it, provided I’m tracking the ball and I get my foot down. It’s challenging facing 102 on HoF, but it’s in no way an impossible task, which is how I felt before and was killing my enjoyment of the game. I had fun hitting yesterday for the first time since launch, even when I got my [censored] kicked, even when I got blown away by sinkers. Now if we can stop pitches from randomly hanging on slightly missed meters and have outfielders catch balls at the wall, I’ll be happy.

So what settings did you change that improved it? Changed it to graphics? Anything else?

Turned the brightness up, but that’s probably irrelevant. I feel like the GFX setting is the equivalent of game mode on a TV for my monitor. It was on ECO before which does who knows what to save power. It’s not a placebo effect either, it’s like I went out and brought a different baseball game. I’m 4-0 on HoF in RS today and up to 877 rating, having spent a month barely beating all star because sinkers and even straight fastballs just blew me away the majority of the time.

SDS

@T-Rox_09 said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

@ComebackLogic said in An Apology. To SDS and Fellow Members:

For the last six weeks I’ve spent the vast majority of my time on TSN complaining about how SDS have ruined the game by implementing narrow swing timing windows that are totally impossible to work with. The ball is unhittable, I repeatedly proclaimed. This game is terrible. If there was a thread complaining about hitting being bad, I’d happily jump in and hijack the thread to complain about swing timing windows, I’ve sent emails and complaints and much more.

To be honest, I felt justified in my viewpoint. Hitting was impossible for me. By the time I started to swing at a fastball, it was in the catchers glove. Not possible to hit.

Fast forward to today, when I changed my display settings (should have tried this a while ago) which had reset when we had a brief power outage several weeks ago.......... And it transpires I’m a complete moron. Sorry about that. I’m kinda early on fastballs now on HoF. Might need to slow my bat down a little. Oops. So, ummm, sorry SDS. Sorry, general community, who read my whining posts every day. I’ll get my coat.......

So what did they give ya? Trout? Stubs? Edging?

LOL

SDS

The game does need a lot of work. It's not as "bad" as everyone makes it out to be, but there are some key issues that need fixing

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The graphics setting in my 5 yr old Sony tv seems to make my screen more pixelated however I use one that says game mode and changed all my setting similar to yours. I noticed the biggest difference when I found a setting for three picture options I chose vivid over neutral and warm and the tv completely changed and my under 500 record online is now 20 games over 500