Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?

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Because I haven't really seen it. Instead, I've seen CPU outfielders (and occasionally, infielders) glitching when they dive for a ball and moonwalking to catch lineouts.

Just now, with Postseason Travis d'Arnaud, I hit a line drive that looked to be past Jason Heyward and to his right. As he runs for it, he makes this quick and artificial (as in, not human) zigzag running pattern, seemingly moonwalking for a brief moment, and he miraculously catches the line drive. And he moonwalked a good ways.

So is this the game correcting the outfielders? If Heyward hadn't moonwalked several feet to his right, it would have been a base hit.

This is not exclusive to CPU players. After I threw a ball home to Joe Torre, Torre extended his arm to catch it. It landed square in the middle of glove, but the moment the ball made contact with the glove, Torre magically glitches to his right and the ball falls on the ground. The scorer did not label this as an error.

I also have a strange problem with balls that make a turn in the air (you can see the angle it makes if you have the ball trail on), literally changing direction to land in the glove of an awaiting outfielder. It makes no sense, and I'm tired of all these inhuman occurrences.

Tell me this won't happen in MLB 21... whenever that is announced.

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They said a lot of things....

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Fielding is a joke. It was improved when the game dropped. Just like last year. Then they go and tweak things and everything goes to [censored]. Shortstops run in on balls to their left. 3rd basemen too. Centerfielders with diamond fielding break the wrong way or dont move at the crack of the bat to ensure doubles. You get control of the wrong fielder on fly balls when it clearly should be the centerfielder ball. Or you get control of the centerfielder on a ball that should be the ss or 2nd baseman's play. but you hit dive because you know its within 3 feet of them only to see the centerfielder belly flop to give up a double. Content has been great this year minus a bunch of cards everyone wants being a million stubs a piece. Gameplay took a big dump this year.

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@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

Fielding is a joke. It was improved when the game dropped. Just like last year. Then they go and tweak things and everything goes to [censored]. Shortstops run in on balls to their left. 3rd basemen too. Centerfielders with diamond fielding break the wrong way or dont move at the crack of the bat to ensure doubles. You get control of the wrong fielder on fly balls when it clearly should be the centerfielder ball. Or you get control of the centerfielder on a ball that should be the ss or 2nd baseman's play. but you hit dive because you know its within 3 feet of them only to see the centerfielder belly flop to give up a double. Content has been great this year minus a bunch of cards everyone wants being a million stubs a piece. Gameplay took a big dump this year.

Nothing like the first month of having the ball hit your infielder directly in the forehead and landing for a single on a pop up.

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@jswance2 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

Fielding is a joke. It was improved when the game dropped. Just like last year. Then they go and tweak things and everything goes to [censored]. Shortstops run in on balls to their left. 3rd basemen too. Centerfielders with diamond fielding break the wrong way or dont move at the crack of the bat to ensure doubles. You get control of the wrong fielder on fly balls when it clearly should be the centerfielder ball. Or you get control of the centerfielder on a ball that should be the ss or 2nd baseman's play. but you hit dive because you know its within 3 feet of them only to see the centerfielder belly flop to give up a double. Content has been great this year minus a bunch of cards everyone wants being a million stubs a piece. Gameplay took a big dump this year.

Nothing like the first month of having the ball hit your infielder directly in the forehead and landing for a single on a pop up.

I didnt say it was perfect. But outfielder urgency and better outfield animations was more prevalent at launch.

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@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@jswance2 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

Fielding is a joke. It was improved when the game dropped. Just like last year. Then they go and tweak things and everything goes to [censored]. Shortstops run in on balls to their left. 3rd basemen too. Centerfielders with diamond fielding break the wrong way or dont move at the crack of the bat to ensure doubles. You get control of the wrong fielder on fly balls when it clearly should be the centerfielder ball. Or you get control of the centerfielder on a ball that should be the ss or 2nd baseman's play. but you hit dive because you know its within 3 feet of them only to see the centerfielder belly flop to give up a double. Content has been great this year minus a bunch of cards everyone wants being a million stubs a piece. Gameplay took a big dump this year.

Nothing like the first month of having the ball hit your infielder directly in the forehead and landing for a single on a pop up.

I didnt say it was perfect. But outfielder urgency and better outfield animations was more prevalent at launch.

Just how can they have messed up the animations from post-launch patches. The game is supposed to be more broken shortly after launch, not at the end of the cycle.

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@The_DoctorsWife said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@jswance2 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

Fielding is a joke. It was improved when the game dropped. Just like last year. Then they go and tweak things and everything goes to [censored]. Shortstops run in on balls to their left. 3rd basemen too. Centerfielders with diamond fielding break the wrong way or dont move at the crack of the bat to ensure doubles. You get control of the wrong fielder on fly balls when it clearly should be the centerfielder ball. Or you get control of the centerfielder on a ball that should be the ss or 2nd baseman's play. but you hit dive because you know its within 3 feet of them only to see the centerfielder belly flop to give up a double. Content has been great this year minus a bunch of cards everyone wants being a million stubs a piece. Gameplay took a big dump this year.

Nothing like the first month of having the ball hit your infielder directly in the forehead and landing for a single on a pop up.

I didnt say it was perfect. But outfielder urgency and better outfield animations was more prevalent at launch.

Just how can they have messed up the animations from post-launch patches. The game is supposed to be more broken shortly after launch, not at the end of the cycle.

you would think but it never actually works out that way. Some of the bugs get worked out. Outfielders not locking on to balls and some other stuff (mostly). But somehow the other things that worked well at launch get dumbed down.

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@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@The_DoctorsWife said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@jswance2 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

@nyjets52 said in Didn't They Say They Improved OF Fielding?:

Fielding is a joke. It was improved when the game dropped. Just like last year. Then they go and tweak things and everything goes to [censored]. Shortstops run in on balls to their left. 3rd basemen too. Centerfielders with diamond fielding break the wrong way or dont move at the crack of the bat to ensure doubles. You get control of the wrong fielder on fly balls when it clearly should be the centerfielder ball. Or you get control of the centerfielder on a ball that should be the ss or 2nd baseman's play. but you hit dive because you know its within 3 feet of them only to see the centerfielder belly flop to give up a double. Content has been great this year minus a bunch of cards everyone wants being a million stubs a piece. Gameplay took a big dump this year.

Nothing like the first month of having the ball hit your infielder directly in the forehead and landing for a single on a pop up.

I didnt say it was perfect. But outfielder urgency and better outfield animations was more prevalent at launch.

Just how can they have messed up the animations from post-launch patches. The game is supposed to be more broken shortly after launch, not at the end of the cycle.

you would think but it never actually works out that way. Some of the bugs get worked out. Outfielders not locking on to balls and some other stuff (mostly). But somehow the other things that worked well at launch get dumbed down.

Maybe this next year (if they even decide to release a game, they haven't said zip) they should experiment and just do no patches. Just to see if it makes a difference compared to this year.