Classic Pitching?

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Since there has been lots of talk of random pitching locations, has anyone here just use Classic Pitching?

Cuz whats the difference.. pitches don't go where they're placed right?.

If so... have you ever made World Series with it?

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I only use classic. I’m not really that great of a player though. Haven’t made it to World Series but division series. I would say I’m better at pitching than hitting to be honest. Did come 1 out away from a no no

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@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

I only use classic. I’m not really that great of a player though. Haven’t made it to World Series but division series. I would say I’m better at pitching than hitting to be honest. Did come 1 out away from a no no

I'm in a slump with Meter. Just trying to switch it up..

Have you tried the other pitching styles?
Why do you stick to classic?

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I really haven’t tried other styles at all. I’ve always done classic I guess just cause I enjoy playing that way. Meter seems like it sucks

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@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

I really haven’t tried other styles at all. I’ve always done classic I guess just cause I enjoy playing that way. Meter seems like it sucks

Pure analog is well worth the effort. It's way better for accuracy, i.e. controlling where your pitches go so you don't hang pitches right over the middle of the plate, and even then it still happens. Meter is probably the second best option if you want to play competitively imo. There's definitely a learning curve, but over time it should pay off. Both meter and pure analog require more variable user input than classic, so good quality inputs should improve your chances of success rather than just leaving it up to the per 9's.

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@baseballfan2446 said in Classic Pitching?:

@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

I really haven’t tried other styles at all. I’ve always done classic I guess just cause I enjoy playing that way. Meter seems like it sucks

Pure analog is well worth the effort. It's way better for accuracy, i.e. controlling where your pitches go so you don't hang pitches right over the middle of the plate, and even then it still happens. Meter is probably the second best option if you want to play competitively imo. There's definitely a learning curve, but over time it should pay off. Both meter and pure analog require more variable user input than classic, so good quality inputs should improve your chances of success rather than just leaving it up to the per 9's.

Thats what I'm saying, if it "Still Happens" with Analog... how often does it happen compared to Classic?
Does it even matter in this versions game. Previous years, I'm sure it did.

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Don’t you still have to time the release in the classic pitching? I think I’ll give the pure analog a shot to see how it goes.

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Use Pulse.

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@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

Don’t you still have to time the release in the classic pitching? I think I’ll give the pure analog a shot to see how it goes.

Nah, Classic is just pick the spot, press the button..

Pulse is the timing one

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@louieepthree said in Classic Pitching?:

@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

I only use classic. I’m not really that great of a player though. Haven’t made it to World Series but division series. I would say I’m better at pitching than hitting to be honest. Did come 1 out away from a no no

I'm in a slump with Meter. Just trying to switch it up..

Have you tried the other pitching styles?
Why do you stick to classic?

As someone who has always used meter, it's absolutely unusable this year. It honestly might be worse than using directional hitting.

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@notoriousHEB said in Classic Pitching?:

@louieepthree said in Classic Pitching?:

@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

I only use classic. I’m not really that great of a player though. Haven’t made it to World Series but division series. I would say I’m better at pitching than hitting to be honest. Did come 1 out away from a no no

I'm in a slump with Meter. Just trying to switch it up..

Have you tried the other pitching styles?
Why do you stick to classic?

As someone who has always used meter, it's absolutely unusable this year. It honestly might be worse than using directional hitting.

So what have you been using now?

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@louieepthree said in Classic Pitching?:

@notoriousHEB said in Classic Pitching?:

@louieepthree said in Classic Pitching?:

@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

I only use classic. I’m not really that great of a player though. Haven’t made it to World Series but division series. I would say I’m better at pitching than hitting to be honest. Did come 1 out away from a no no

I'm in a slump with Meter. Just trying to switch it up..

Have you tried the other pitching styles?
Why do you stick to classic?

As someone who has always used meter, it's absolutely unusable this year. It honestly might be worse than using directional hitting.

So what have you been using now?

Analog, of course.

Personally, I dislike the control method, but you get accustomed to it. Give it 1 week, it will be ugly at first but it's totally worth it. Look up some videos explaining how it works that will be most helpful -- there's some tips like you don't have to pull straight down and how quick you flick up determines pitch power.

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@louieepthree said in Classic Pitching?:

@dbryant747 said in Classic Pitching?:

Don’t you still have to time the release in the classic pitching? I think I’ll give the pure analog a shot to see how it goes.

Nah, Classic is just pick the spot, press the button..

Pulse is the timing one

SDS doesn't explain it, but it's not just push the button and let go whenever. I used this method for quite a while, and it definitely makes a difference when you let the button go. I believe that it factors in meter pitching, because there were two or three different release points for the button. I was using the last release point, where the ball was getting ready to come out of the hand. I judged it by the position of his feet, and when timed properly was extremely accurate. All the pitchers were different however, and I just gave up and went to analog.

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Pulse pitching is great and very easy to get perfect

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When I started playing the show 18 I used meter. A friend told me to switch it up to pure analog. It certainly took a little time to get used to it, but I was never the same pitcher. I make it to World Series every month and rank in the 1000’s, but with an ERA of close to 6.00. So basically I have to hit my way up. My recommendation is to stay with what you feel comfortable, because what works for me doesn’t always work for you. Minor changes may be more useful, Camera, pitch ball marker.. etc. (Just my recommendation)

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I use Classic only. One reason is laziness, but your reasoning is reason number 2. If the ball is going to go wherever it wants why waste time trying to time it up. Plus I'm just not good at analog or meter even. I do notice that you can press and hold the button and it will vibrate. I try to release the button right when it vibrates. I don't know if it actually does anything, but it seems like if a dude has a 94-97 MPH FB, He gets closer to 97 when I do this. It also helps me with my timing of pitches. Again. it's all mental and probably does nothing, but it feels like it to me.

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I use analog pitching but last night I was actually playing a RS game last night a RS game and pitches kept hanging with Newhouser and getting crushed and I had the exact thought you had and thought if they’re hanging I may as well use classic and pitches didn’t hang over the middle on me anymore but I couldn’t hit the strike zone at all though lol

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@GixxerRyder750 said in Classic Pitching?:

I use Classic only. One reason is laziness, but your reasoning is reason number 2. If the ball is going to go wherever it wants why waste time trying to time it up. Plus I'm just not good at analog or meter even. I do notice that you can press and hold the button and it will vibrate. I try to release the button right when it vibrates. I don't know if it actually does anything, but it seems like if a dude has a 94-97 MPH FB, He gets closer to 97 when I do this. It also helps me with my timing of pitches. Again. it's all mental and probably does nothing, but it feels like it to me.

Laziness and video games go hand in hand lol .. .

Do you make WS using classic tho?. Thats what Im really trying to figure out..

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@allday9128 said in Classic Pitching?:

I use analog pitching but last night I was actually playing a RS game last night a RS game and pitches kept hanging with Newhouser and getting crushed and I had the exact thought you had and thought if they’re hanging I may as well use classic and pitches didn’t hang over the middle on me anymore but I couldn’t hit the strike zone at all though lol

Yeah I gave them all a try.. i started off with Analog, then classic and meter all in the same game. Ima just stick to meter I guess lol

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20 is the first year I switched to analog pitching after using classic for years. In my opinion there is a huge difference. With analog I feel like you have more control of your pitches. Classic I noticed this year that I could pick my spots, but the control wasn't there like in years past.