Stage 3 showdown moments

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It pretty annoying how they made us the home team for So many of these moments (between bosses), and we can’t give up a run... I have lost a lot off of cheap HR by the cpu on perfect pitches. Not sure why they would make them this way.

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It’s a time sink. That’s why.

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@genopolanco said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

It’s a time sink. That’s why.

That’s just what I need haha

Showdowns are a waste of time. I get more frustrated beating them than losing in RS.

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I actually find stage 3 easier or at least equal to stage 2. They are definitely faster to complete than stage 2. The 1 strikeout moments are quick.

I been getting to final boss with more runs than stage 2. Stage 2 was anywhere from 7 to 14 runs , with average around 10. Stage 3 been 10 to 14 runs. Makes a huge difference going into it with more runs

Yes, the pitchers are better which makes you be more patient. The more runs makes up for it

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I just lost a showdown. Needing 12 runs vs Burnett. I scored 11 in the 1st 10 outs. Then with ZERO confidence he started dotting the corners, with line outs all over, and no walks. That’s it, hopefully I finally stop playing this dumb mode.

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The East stage 3 is the most difficult by far.

Central is the easiest, and the West was on par with the stage 2 difficulty.

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@pbake12 said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

I just lost a showdown. Needing 12 runs vs Burnett. I scored 11 in the 1st 10 outs. Then with ZERO confidence he started dotting the corners, with line outs all over, and no walks. That’s it, hopefully I finally stop playing this dumb mode.

Some how I scored only 1 run in 9 outs & was trailing against Burnett 6-15 with 11 outs left. And ended up winning 18-15 somehow. I sat up and away with my lineup stacked with lefties and only swung at fastballs.

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@pbake12 said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

It pretty annoying how they made us the home team for So many of these moments (between bosses), and we can’t give up a run... I have lost a lot off of cheap HR by the cpu on perfect pitches. Not sure why they would make them this way.

Yo, despite the others that will say this is the easiest (which it sorta is), your point is spot on. I have lost several of these stupid moments because of the low and away change up on 0-2 being put in the seats. Annoying that we don't get at least a chance to hit our way out of it or at minimum at least 2 runs. But, oh well.

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@CalisGW said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

I actually find stage 3 easier or at least equal to stage 2. They are definitely faster to complete than stage 2. The 1 strikeout moments are quick.

I been getting to final boss with more runs than stage 2. Stage 2 was anywhere from 7 to 14 runs , with average around 10. Stage 3 been 10 to 14 runs. Makes a huge difference going into it with more runs

Yes, the pitchers are better which makes you be more patient. The more runs makes up for it

I went into the majority of the stage 2 final showdowns 15-15, I feel lucky if I’ve got 11 or more so far on stage 3. 6 outs just isn’t enough to balance out the fluke perfect/perfect outs sometimes.

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Glad people are having the same feelings as me! This was my first showdown complaint post this year. Just so confused why the changed a good thing with the stage 2 showdowns. Oh well

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@CalisGW said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

I actually find stage 3 easier or at least equal to stage 2. They are definitely faster to complete than stage 2. The 1 strikeout moments are quick.

I been getting to final boss with more runs than stage 2. Stage 2 was anywhere from 7 to 14 runs , with average around 10. Stage 3 been 10 to 14 runs. Makes a huge difference going into it with more runs

Yes, the pitchers are better which makes you be more patient. The more runs makes up for it

No idea how you can make this claim...

Stage 2: Score 2 runs in the inning Start with a man on 2nd and 3rd with no outs
Stage 3: Score 2 runs in the inning Start with nobody on base

These are the majority of both of what these stages normally look like...yeah there's always one long pitching one in Stage 2 but you just skip that single mission to save yourself 20 mins

Stage 2: I'd generally go in with 13-15 runs
Stage 3: It's like 10-13 runs

I honestly wonder if you just got better at the game between Stage 2 and Stage 3

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@DrIuigi said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

@CalisGW said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

I actually find stage 3 easier or at least equal to stage 2. They are definitely faster to complete than stage 2. The 1 strikeout moments are quick.

I been getting to final boss with more runs than stage 2. Stage 2 was anywhere from 7 to 14 runs , with average around 10. Stage 3 been 10 to 14 runs. Makes a huge difference going into it with more runs

Yes, the pitchers are better which makes you be more patient. The more runs makes up for it

No idea how you can make this claim...

Stage 2: Score 2 runs in the inning Start with a man on 2nd and 3rd with no outs
Stage 3: Score 2 runs in the inning Start with nobody on base

These are the majority of both of what these stages normally look like...yeah there's always one long pitching one in Stage 2 but you just skip that single mission to save yourself 20 mins

Stage 2: I'd generally go in with 13-15 runs
Stage 3: It's like 10-13 runs

I honestly wonder if you just got better at the game between Stage 2 and Stage 3

Valid point. Did switch over to a monitor. I honestly think completing every team affinity moment helped make me patient

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Stage 3 is faster though. I never skipped a moment in stage 2 and yeah that long pitching one eats a lot of time

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@CalisGW said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

Stage 3 is faster though. I never skipped a moment in stage 2 and yeah that long pitching one eats a lot of time

I can see that but over the course I think they even out. Getting 2 runs with the bases loaded I can end in a single swing on stage 2 whereas many times I'm going the full 2 innings to get 2 runs with the bases bare

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I'm not bad, but playing this mode lowers every bit of Mojo i think i have. Last night playing 5th inning showdown and made it to final showdown against Mo only needing 5 runs, i could only score 4. I truly believe this is a time wasting mode.

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I feel ashamed to admit it but this morning I lost to Catfish! Freaking Catfish Hunter!

Was down 7-15 in the final showdown. Scored 5 runs with still 12 out left... and it was line drive city for the rest of the showdown and I lose 12-15. Oh and my last at bat was a line at the first baseman who turned the fastest 3-6-3 double play I’ve ever seen! I know it was Matt Olson who has I think diamond defense but c’mon! It was garbage

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@NotSure_2505_ said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

The East stage 3 is the most difficult by far.

Central is the easiest, and the West was on par with the stage 2 difficulty.

I’d switch East and west in your order personally, although I guess it depends what final boss you play. I think West has the harder moments but Marichal and Catfish are easier to face than Palmer/Leiter/Smoltz/Henke. If you get Hershiser the west is difficult

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@sondez said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

I'm not bad, but playing this mode lowers every bit of Mojo i think i have. Last night playing 5th inning showdown and made it to final showdown against Mo only needing 5 runs, i could only score 4. I truly believe this is a time wasting mode.

It's only time wasting when you don't win the final showdown.... which I have had happen multiple times... very frustrating to spend an 45 min to an hour to get to that point and lose... 20 pts towards a TA plus the stubs/xp you get completing them is worth the time though

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I hate all the score 2 runs get 2 extra base hits, dont allow a run. Cant tell you how many bombs have ruined me finally getting the offensive stats.

But honestly the bosses are still so much easier than stage 1, that i still rarely fail. Beat Catfish going in 5-15. You know how horrible it was only winning blue moments for 5 runs.

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@jjsmith605 said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

@sondez said in Stage 3 showdown moments:

I'm not bad, but playing this mode lowers every bit of Mojo i think i have. Last night playing 5th inning showdown and made it to final showdown against Mo only needing 5 runs, i could only score 4. I truly believe this is a time wasting mode.

It's only time wasting when you don't win the final showdown.... which I have had happen multiple times... very frustrating to spend an 45 min to an hour to get to that point and lose... 20 pts towards a TA plus the stubs/xp you get completing them is worth the time though

I beat around 90% of showdowns I do, and the inning ones on the first try every time. I am starting to think they are a waste of time though, not for TA progress, but enjoying life! I get so mad during these, even when I win. I will lose playing online and never get that mad.

My stress levels are not worth the XP and stubs this far into the game anymore!