So I have been on a tear lately, I came a game shy of ws last season and was thriving with hof speeds and pci. When the season restarted I lost the first game, set back to all-star difficulty. I’ve been stuck in 6-700 range give or take a few points. Being frustrated with the fielding I decided to focus on the event for a while. I have been destroying it in the event, against lots of elite players. I got to a point where I’m having 5-10 perfect perfects a game , multiple hr’s an inning. I finally got the all-star timing down. I played a couple games in ranked again as I was seeing the ball so well won two in a row and got up to 730ish, my last game was finally on hof again, the first since last season. Now after spending so much time playing the event, and in all-star difficulty my timing is out of sorts.
I think pitch speeds should be universal, all-star, hof, a mixture of both? The only thing that should change is the pci size. When people are playing baseball a 95mph fastball isn’t 85 or 105 depending on if they are in aa,aaa, or the bigs. They learn timing and then they lock in. Maybe have veteran for the first couple ranks like spring training and regular season , and legend for ws and above but can we get the meat to just have the same timing windows? Same for events, they should be uniform to what the meat of ranked season is playing in. It’s fairly difficult to learn the timing as is but to have to go back and forth is really counterproductive to excel in the game.
You already have to adjust to what a 100mph FB timing is , a 95 sink or a 75 curve etc, etc. but when you jump a rank and 100 feels like 120 and so on it makes things really weird. It’s tough for someone like me who has been kind of stuck fluctuating around the difficulty thresholds and you get game to game variation.
Just my 2c on a way the gaming experience could be improved from my end. Anyone agree or disagree and why - thanks
I agree %.
@collin_sds - any way this could be a thing?
Honestly I think that's on the player to re-adjust. Once the highly rated 99 cards come to surface with near maxed vision the upper levels would be the same HR derby it is in All-Star events, if given same pitch speed. Also, universal pitch speeds wouldn't address the good/okay contact issues at all, it's just placing a band-aid on the problem by making it easier to outhit the flawed PCI results. I do understand what you're saying though.
I'd love this to be a thing, the issue is no matter what some group is going to be mad. If it's all-star speeds, the higher-ranked people will get angry, if it's HOF speeds, the people who play on a T.V. will be angry.
I just think having uniform pitch speeds in online play as I suggested above would benefit a majority of the player base from a competitive standpoint.
You make some good points. I just broke through the 700 mark and found that after a beer or two I stopped "thinking" about catching up to the ball or guessing the pitch and instead reacting (albeit poorly). But I believe this is an anecdote you can use to your advantage in terms of just trying to relax your mind and let your instincts take over and react instead of trying to prepare for the pitch. just my $0.02
I feel like making the pitch speed constant could eliminate one whole problem area from gameplay.
I think the game is too complicated right now, and in trying to allow for so many variables, becomes extremely inconsistent.
How do I adjust this. I zoomed through Spring Training level for Ranked Seasons but now can't hit anything. I assume this is because the pitch speeds / level adjusted from something simple like Veteran to higher.
I literally can't hit anything....I do play on a TV (turned to Game mode, which doesn't seem to help at all).....and so I am exploring monitor options. But it would be nice if there are other tweaks that can help before going down to that router because I'm not really a massive gamer. While not being a huge gamer I'd still like to play this online without it being a waste of time because I can't touch anything.