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SDS

Hope everyone is enjoying memorial day and remembering those who sacrificed their lives for this country.

Wanted to have an open discussion on how to enjoy this game because I just came across a post that suggested the best way to enjoy this game is to not care so much about the outcomes.

It troubles me when I see people say “well you shouldnt take this game seriously”. “If you dont worry so much about the BS you’ll have a better time”

Whenever I play a video game I get a sense of accomplishment when I give it good input and get rewarded for it. I mean isnt this why we play a game? To give it good input and get rewarded for if?

So I guess im just confused at how im supposed to enjoy the game if i just play a mindlessly and very random game.

What are your thoughts?

Btw im not attacking anyone who says they enjoy the gameplay or just dont care about it.

SDS

To each their own?

If you want to treat a video game like game 7 of the NBA finals, go for it. I quite frankly play for fun and don't take it that seriously. I can still try and compete I just don't flip out if something doesn't go my way.

I actually played baseball at a high level and you know what's frustrating...throwing a ball in on a guys hands only for him to get sawed off and the ball bloops into RF over your 2B head. Or you get a perfect double play ground ball and it takes a terrible bounce and you're looking at runners on 1st/2nd with 1 out as opposed to enjoying a clean inning. Or you throw an absolute masterful dot on a 2 strike count and the ump looks at you like a doofus and you have to throw another pitch.

Idk...real life got my competitive juices going. Video games don't do it for me.

SDS

Don't play ranked, it's a disaster. I've been playing every other mode instead and enjoying myself more.

SDS

Perfect perfect flyball, guy has over 100 power , warning track caught . Pci not on ball, late - no doubter. This stuff is frustrating, also the good squared up 95 mph lazy fly balls and grounders.

I have found a lot more enjoyment since I stopped caring about making WS or my record. I just look for a good competitive game where it’s close and I’m evenly matched. Once I stopped caring about my record and making ws ive had a lot more fun, I still get to 800’s every season and I’ll likely make ws but I’ll have a lot more fun doing it. If I’m out marches and guy crushes everything and I’m down 12-3 in the 4th I’ll just quit. But 98% of the time it’s a fun game back and forth, the key is to not get too emotionally invested in an outcome, weather that’s input being rewarded properly , the dub, or the next division

SDS

I played college baseball and this isnt baseball. I am unsure if anyone at SDS picked up a baseball in their life but it sure seems like they didnt.

SDS

@Washed__AF said in Open Friendly Discussion:

To each their own?

If you want to treat a video game like game 7 of the NBA finals, go for it. I quite frankly play for fun and don't take it that seriously. I can still try and compete I just don't flip out if something doesn't go my way.

I actually played baseball at a high level and you know what's frustrating...throwing a ball in on a guys hands only for him to get sawed off and the ball bloops into RF over your 2B head. Or you get a perfect double play ground ball and it takes a terrible bounce and you're looking at runners on 1st/2nd with 1 out as opposed to enjoying a clean inning. Or you throw an absolute masterful dot on a 2 strike count and the ump looks at you like a doofus and you have to throw another pitch.

Idk...real life got my competitive juices going. Video games don't do it for me.

I agree. I dont think anyone should treat it as serious as game 7 nba finals. But i feel like getting rewarded for good input is key for enjoyment. I dont expect that every single good/good becomes a hit or every perfect pitching meter becomes a strike out. But getting better rewards from bad input to me is deflating

SDS

@MaxHarvest said in Open Friendly Discussion:

Perfect perfect flyball, guy has over 100 power , warning track caught . Pci not on ball, late - no doubter. This stuff is frustrating, also the good squared up 95 mph lazy fly balls and grounders.

I have found a lot more enjoyment since I stopped caring about making WS or my record. I just look for a good competitive game where it’s close and I’m evenly matched. Once I stopped caring about my record and making ws ive had a lot more fun, I still get to 800’s every season and I’ll likely make ws but I’ll have a lot more fun doing it. If I’m out marches and guy crushes everything and I’m down 12-3 in the 4th I’ll just quit. But 98% of the time it’s a fun game back and forth, the key is to not get too emotionally invested in an outcome, weather that’s input being rewarded properly , the dub, or the next division

Yeah. I mean I dont expect every perfect input to be a hit or a dot of a pitch. I do agree that bad input is rewarded a whole lot and thats where the frustration stems from

SDS

I just don’t understand the point of having “perfect” inputs if they don’t mean anything. When I get a perfect release and my pitch still misses its spot, it just makes me scratch my head.

SDS

How hard is it to make routine flyballs routine? The most common animation I get on a lazy flyball is the one where the fielder trots, refuses to run the spot, and then makes the grab behind them while on the run. It's a routine can-o-corn that you can easily camp under, why won't SDS let me run?

It's the stuff like this that's mind boggling. The simple easy stuff like having players cover bases. Last year getting thrown out at first on liners to RF... At fenway players making catches halfway up to the concourse... Like, how do issues like this make it to release and worse, not get patched months in? Yet they're "updating signage at xyz ballpark for accuracy".

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@halfbutt said in Open Friendly Discussion:

I just don’t understand the point of having “perfect” inputs if they don’t mean anything. When I get a perfect release and my pitch still misses its spot, it just makes me scratch my head.

Have you ever had confidence level on change ups all the way full and throw a change up bellow the zone with perfect input and ends up about 2 zone squares about the target? Yeah thats frustrating.

SDS

@DUIaintEZ said in Open Friendly Discussion:

How hard is it to make routine flyballs routine? The most common animation I get on a lazy flyball is the one where the fielder trots, refuses to run the spot, and then makes the grab behind them while on the run. It's a routine can-o-corn that you can easily camp under, why won't SDS let me run?

It's the stuff like this that's mind boggling. The simple easy stuff like having players cover bases. Last year getting thrown out at first on liners to RF... At fenway players making catches halfway up to the concourse... Like, how do issues like this make it to release and worse, not get patched months in? Yet they're "updating signage at xyz ballpark for accuracy".

Haha i got a laugh out of this one. I swear every single running play the outfielder makes the most unorthodox/awkward behind the body catch. Unnecessarily.

SDS

The only way I can have fun with the game anymore is to smoke some weed and play offline. Online play is completely hopeless

SDS

@MannyJay24 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

Hope everyone is enjoying memorial day and remembering those who sacrificed their lives for this country.

Wanted to have an open discussion on how to enjoy this game because I just came across a post that suggested the best way to enjoy this game is to not care so much about the outcomes.

It troubles me when I see people say “well you shouldnt take this game seriously”. “If you dont worry so much about the BS you’ll have a better time”

Whenever I play a video game I get a sense of accomplishment when I give it good input and get rewarded for it. I mean isnt this why we play a game? To give it good input and get rewarded for if?

So I guess im just confused at how im supposed to enjoy the game if i just play a mindlessly and very random game.

What are your thoughts?

Btw im not attacking anyone who says they enjoy the gameplay or just dont care about it.

Not sure if it was my post you are talking about, not offended if it is.

Maybe I needed to be more clear, its not that I dont care about the outcomes because I get frustrated when I get a Perfect Perfect and it's a [censored] missle at the first baseman but more so that I have moved away from playing RS to reach the higher level cause it's just stressful and I like doing team builds so now I work TA innings and if I pick up wins that is just extra.

I want to be rewarded but I am just finding ways to balance getting rewarded vs how much frustration I have to get that reward.

I love this game and collecting cards I just wont play the game at a win at all cost mindset cause that is no fun to me

SDS

@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

@MannyJay24 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

Hope everyone is enjoying memorial day and remembering those who sacrificed their lives for this country.

Wanted to have an open discussion on how to enjoy this game because I just came across a post that suggested the best way to enjoy this game is to not care so much about the outcomes.

It troubles me when I see people say “well you shouldnt take this game seriously”. “If you dont worry so much about the BS you’ll have a better time”

Whenever I play a video game I get a sense of accomplishment when I give it good input and get rewarded for it. I mean isnt this why we play a game? To give it good input and get rewarded for if?

So I guess im just confused at how im supposed to enjoy the game if i just play a mindlessly and very random game.

What are your thoughts?

Btw im not attacking anyone who says they enjoy the gameplay or just dont care about it.

Not sure if it was my post you are talking about, not offended if it is.

Maybe I needed to be more clear, its not that I dont care about the outcomes because I get frustrated when I get a Perfect Perfect and it's a [censored] missle at the first baseman but more so that I have moved away from playing RS to reach the higher level cause it's just stressful and I like doing team builds so now I work TA innings and if I pick up wins that is just extra.

I want to be rewarded but I am just finding ways to balance getting rewarded vs how much frustration I have to get that reward.

I love this game and collecting cards I just wont play the game at a win at all cost mindset cause that is no fun to me

I should’ve included on my post that Im not finding enjoyment in online gameplay. I think TA, MTO, moments etc are a good way to have fun. Except of course when you get nothing but good/ok all game long which seems to be the norm now lol.

I think the post was from a username along the lines of THOR?

SDS

@TooGood3434 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

I played college baseball and this isnt baseball. I am unsure if anyone at SDS picked up a baseball in their life but it sure seems like they didnt.

They were on the math and debate teams

SDS

@MannyJay24 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

@CDNMoneyMaker93 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

@MannyJay24 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

Hope everyone is enjoying memorial day and remembering those who sacrificed their lives for this country.

Wanted to have an open discussion on how to enjoy this game because I just came across a post that suggested the best way to enjoy this game is to not care so much about the outcomes.

It troubles me when I see people say “well you shouldnt take this game seriously”. “If you dont worry so much about the BS you’ll have a better time”

Whenever I play a video game I get a sense of accomplishment when I give it good input and get rewarded for it. I mean isnt this why we play a game? To give it good input and get rewarded for if?

So I guess im just confused at how im supposed to enjoy the game if i just play a mindlessly and very random game.

What are your thoughts?

Btw im not attacking anyone who says they enjoy the gameplay or just dont care about it.

Not sure if it was my post you are talking about, not offended if it is.

Maybe I needed to be more clear, its not that I dont care about the outcomes because I get frustrated when I get a Perfect Perfect and it's a [censored] missle at the first baseman but more so that I have moved away from playing RS to reach the higher level cause it's just stressful and I like doing team builds so now I work TA innings and if I pick up wins that is just extra.

I want to be rewarded but I am just finding ways to balance getting rewarded vs how much frustration I have to get that reward.

I love this game and collecting cards I just wont play the game at a win at all cost mindset cause that is no fun to me

I should’ve included on my post that Im not finding enjoyment in online gameplay. I think TA, MTO, moments etc are a good way to have fun. Except of course when you get nothing but good/ok all game long which seems to be the norm now lol.

I think the post was from a username along the lines of THOR?

Yeah in my post I said that MTO is now where I focus alot of my play cause it's a nice relaxing play throught.

SDS

@TooGood3434 said in Open Friendly Discussion:

I played college baseball and this isnt baseball. I am unsure if anyone at SDS picked up a baseball in their life but it sure seems like they didnt.

I hate this arguement

I played college ball as well but to say someone has to play baseball to have knowledge of the game is such a short sighted statement.

Is this game baseball no it's not it's a digital interpretation of the sport of baseball using desgain code to replicate the mechanics of the game.

Playing the game will help you understand the mental and psychological aspects of the game which are all but meaningless in a video game. You can be a fan of the game and have an understanding of how the game works but I suspect that there are very very few baseball players that understand and have knowledge of how to code a video game to make it work like a baseball game.

SDS

The game of baseball has always just been relaxing for me. This is why I don't play online, because it just raises my blood pressure.

I'm an offline inning and conquest grinder and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Why? Because it allows me to enjoy baseball the way I've always enjoyed it, at a slower pace.