@SchnauzerFace said in This game is just a dumpster fire:
@GradektheBard said in This game is just a dumpster fire:
@Blue7_Gaming said in This game is just a dumpster fire:
So don't play it. Another problem is solved. No charge for the first one.
Or they could fix it. I’ve noticed no one actually defends the gameplay anymore, have we all just decided to accept mediocrity?
You’re exactly right — no one defends the gameplay because there is no defense for it. But we have continuously complained for months and all we have seen are a couple upgrades to the miserable defense and very minor changes to hitting.
It’s not a matter of “accepting” mediocrity when we really have two options: 1) grit our teeth and play, or 2) don’t play.
This pretty much sums up my feelings. Earlier in the year, I was extremely vocal about the problems with the game. I recorded clips, submitted a ton of feedback with evidence and really tried to express exactly what I felt the problems were. I even had the cheek to offer my opinion on what would be an effective, common sense fix for some issues, despite not being vaguely qualified to offer advice on the subject of coding or game development.
As we got further along in the year and headed into May, it became apparent that the game wouldn’t be changing for the better and I realised I was wasting my time, it was too late in the year for anything significant to change the overall complexion of the game and I moved on to the “grit our teeth and play or don’t play” mentality. I’ve played a lot less this year than previous years and I would imagine that will continue to be the case as the year rolls on.
Yes, the content is okay this year. Problem being, I don’t really feel motivated to grind any of it. I haven’t even unlocked Mike Zunino in the first stage of the POTM program. I haven’t bothered to obtain Honus Wagner for the extra program stars. I stopped doing collections when I was a half dozen teams away or whatever and sold my high diamonds, because I don’t care about having Mickey Mantle/Craig Biggio/Gary Sheffield just like every other line up I face every day. The gameplay being terrible just drains your motivation to play, to grind, to bother at all. This is not an issue I’ve encountered since midway through ‘18, when again, the realisation hit home that this was it for the year and it sucked.
This year followed a similar path to ‘18 actually. I know we had a lot of patches, but the key are the patches that had a tangible effect on gameplay, but left the game ridiculously unbalanced. First we had everyone raking and pitching was terrible. Seeing this, SDS swung the pendulum to the opposite extreme, handing us 15-20 strikeouts per game due to the unreasonably narrow swing timing windows. Even on all star, sinkers were 150mph with lunatic break and the game played like [censored]. SDS waited around, twiddling their thumbs until the complaints got above three decibels and then swung their magic pendulum again. Waaaay across to the opposite extreme, of course. Now pitchers were irrelevant once again, games were played on the moon at Shippet and scored 290-310 with a combined 1102 hits, 600 of which were early/okay solo home runs. Why can’t they just balance the game? Why is it always either hitting or pitching being ridiculously OP?
I’ve mostly given up on this years game, I’ll play it when I do game, but I really couldn’t care less about the 99s coming, or more programs that it’s pointless to grind. What’s the point in grinding for cards when the game dictates random outcomes regardless of which players you’re using? I’m as likely to hit a tank with some scummy silver card as I am with a high diamond legend or flashback and don’t even get me started on new pitchers. New legend El Duque!!! Yeah and he’ll give up 30 homers in his first outing, just like every other pitcher. Bad gameplay = Bad game, no matter how good the content is.