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Agreed for the the most part. Gameplay is pretty good. Many of the same structural things that I hated last year are back though. Moments for example. All of the things that made them awful last year are still there this year. A small non gameplay gripe I have is the menus or whatever they are called are not intuitive. I liked last year’s version a lot more. But so far my biggest gripe is the dumpster fire of a rollout. People paid extra to get early access then had a bunch of stubs taken from them for most of that time. And then the servers have crashed nonstop and pretty much everyone has had to redo games or moments or whatever as a result. It’s been pretty ugly.

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@dbbg1515_mlbts said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Agreed for the the most part. Gameplay is pretty good. Many of the same structural things that I hated last year are back though. Moments for example. All of the things that made them awful last year are still there this year. A small non gameplay gripe I have is the menus or whatever they are called are not intuitive. I liked last year’s version a lot more. But so far my biggest gripe is the dumpster fire of a rollout. People paid extra to get early access then had a bunch of stubs taken from them for most of that time. And then the servers have crashed nonstop and pretty much everyone has had to redo games or moments or whatever as a result. It’s been pretty ugly.

Yeah the rollout could've been better for sure. Gameplay and mechanics matter most to me though, because these issues with the servers will get fixed at some point while mechanics are here to stay for the year.

I'm not too bothered my the moments or showdowns, I think especially the showdowns are a great way to complete TA programs. The menus were a bit weird to me in the beginning, but once I figured them out it's whatever really. You get used to it I guess.

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I haven't played online yet, afraid of getting booted off. Not that it really matters what my record is, just would like to play when things are more stable. Offline DD plays great, I love things like hitters swings going with the ball, and everything feels balanced. PP pitching can be quite rewarding too.

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@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

This isnt really an unpopular opinion. Most of us seem to love the game...which is why we're pissed with all the issues. I think i speak for most when i say that we just wanna play. If we didnt enjoy the game, we would have moved on already.

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@easy_duhz_it_ said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

This isnt really an unpopular opinion. Most of us seem to love the game...which is why we're pissed with all the issues. I think i speak for most when i say that we just wanna play. If we didnt enjoy the game, we would have moved on already.

Fair enough, but I've seen complaints about other areas of the game too. I just wanted to add a positive vibe to this place because the game deserves that imo.

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I agree 100%...Other than the servers & the timer glitch the gameplay is the best EVER.

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@yankeefan412_xbl said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

I agree 100%...Other than the servers & the timer glitch the gameplay is the best EVER.

What timer glitch?

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The gameplay is good, like everyone has mentioned, just the ability to get on and actually play sucks. Lol.

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I’m very cautiously optimistic. I haven’t played online much, so there’s that, but when I did, I found myself enjoying it.

Overall, I’ve been having mostly a lot of fun, so let’s hope the server situation gets worked out and the gameplay doesn’t get tweaked to death.

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@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@yankeefan412_xbl said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

I agree 100%...Other than the servers & the timer glitch the gameplay is the best EVER.

What timer glitch?

When my opponent lets the clock run out it pops up saying the timer has expired would you can take the win or continue to wait...But there is only one option - The X button which just adds another minute on the timer. There is no option to just take the win. It’s insane but as of right now there is no option for just taking the win. I’ve filed several tickets & heard nothing.

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I agree. I'm sure they will do their normal thing and start listening to all the whiners in these forums and start screwing with stuff and make it worse. At least that's how it's been the past 2 years.

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@yankeefan412_xbl said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@yankeefan412_xbl said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

I agree 100%...Other than the servers & the timer glitch the gameplay is the best EVER.

What timer glitch?

When my opponent lets the clock run out it pops up saying the timer has expired would you can take the win or continue to wait...But there is only one option - The X button which just adds another minute on the timer. There is no option to just take the win. It’s insane but as of right now there is no option for just taking the win. I’ve filed several tickets & heard nothing.

Yikes, I haven't played online yet because of the servers so I had no idea this existed. I'm sure they'll fix it though, this sounds ridiculous.

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@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

I agree that all of these are nearly perfect after the last few years a small patch will lead to another and another and pretty soon there will be problems.

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@pfcorporate_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

I agree that all of these are nearly perfect after the last few years a small patch will lead to another and another and pretty soon there will be problems.

Let's hope not

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@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@dolenz_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

The server issues are awful but I would also add in the absolute garbage state that My Ballplayer and RTTS is at the moment.

I don't really care about either My Ballplayer or RTTS, so I left that out. But if you care about those things, I understand the frustration.

Yeah I dont usually touch RTTS, and the My Ballplayer I kinda tried to start but dont understand it. And I figured there are enough other cards to make up for it. I have too many cards to use already to worry about that guy.

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@pfcorporate_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

I agree that all of these are nearly perfect after the last few years a small patch will lead to another and another and pretty soon there will be problems.

I love the game where it is at currently, besides the obvious. But once better cards start coming out I fear they screw with hitting to balance it out like they always do. And it probably wont be good.

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@chuckclc_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@dolenz_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

The server issues are awful but I would also add in the absolute garbage state that My Ballplayer and RTTS is at the moment.

I don't really care about either My Ballplayer or RTTS, so I left that out. But if you care about those things, I understand the frustration.

Yeah I dont usually touch RTTS, and the My Ballplayer I kinda tried to start but dont understand it. And I figured there are enough other cards to make up for it. I have too many cards to use already to worry about that guy.

I saw Rebel post a screenshot of his 65 overall My Ballplayer with 125 contact both sides, 110ish power both sides and elite defense at SS. Might be worth investigating after all lol.

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@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@chuckclc_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@dolenz_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

@raesone_psn said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

Apart from the server shenanigans, I'm enjoying the game. Pitching improved, check swings are pretty much nonexistent, animations improved and hitting feels balanced. Still a bit cautious because it's only been a week, but I'm already enjoying it more than I ever enjoyed 20 at any point.

The server issues are awful but I would also add in the absolute garbage state that My Ballplayer and RTTS is at the moment.

I don't really care about either My Ballplayer or RTTS, so I left that out. But if you care about those things, I understand the frustration.

Yeah I dont usually touch RTTS, and the My Ballplayer I kinda tried to start but dont understand it. And I figured there are enough other cards to make up for it. I have too many cards to use already to worry about that guy.

I saw Rebel post a screenshot of his 65 overall My Ballplayer with 125 contact both sides, 110ish power both sides and elite defense at SS. Might be worth investigating after all lol.

LOl, [censored]. Might be.

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I wouldn’t call this an unpopular opinion. I’d call it consensus.

But then again, I’m not sure it should be. Imagine a new car is released and everyone loves it. Amazing new features, fun to drive, beautiful, fast, efficient, something for everyone...but you can’t drive it past 7 pm on weeknights or on weekends. The engine sometimes even shuts off mid drive.

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@bob_loblaw1984 said in Unpopular opinion it seems:

I wouldn’t call this an unpopular opinion. I’d call it consensus.

But then again, I’m not sure it should be. Imagine a new car is released and everyone loves it. Amazing new features, fun to drive, beautiful, fast, efficient, something for everyone...but it doesn’t work past 7 pm on weeknights or on weekends.

Well yeah but the server issues will be fixed at some point, at least to the point where everyone will be able to play without being disconnected every 10 minutes. The core mechanics and gameplay of the game will be there all year though, and I'm happy with the changes in those areas.