Why directional is trash for online...

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By the way, there are folks over at the Operation Sports forums who will insinuate you are a child and not a true fan because you play DD and not Franchise.

It is all a matter of perspective and of course and neither you or they are right.

And then there are some who think DD with our super teams is for kids and online rated is where everyone should play. If this Alabam guy is who I think it is, he’s one of them. A couple years ago he’d spout off how he could hit beat any DD player with his White Sox in online rated. Blocked him then because he was irritating and can now do it again

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@tmoneymill_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Because they reward xp for hits and hrs etc...when it takes 0 skill to hit with this bullsh*t online and rewards garbage user play. Which then gives them more xp to be more garbage online. Hits where pci doesnt even reach..hrs off balls in dirt...its a freaking joke. Turn off that for online for 1000th time and for 4yrs running. Its a joke. This isnt rbi baseball.

You lost bro. Get over it. It's a game. Your .500 record isn't drawing any additional hits on Tinder

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@tmoneymill_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Ya 0-2 waste pitches that get hit for hrs cuz they timed it perfectly even tho its 2 ft out of zone...or throwing fbs up and in all game and cant hit it then 0-2 throw one on outside down and away and they hit it?? Yup ok...its a joke. This game rewards ppl who dont even aim to hit.

Do you play COD with autoaim on???

Based on your tears, you should move on to Fortnite with the other 8 year olds

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i was gonna say directional sucks online...everyone not hitting zone loses...so rigged

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@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@dolenz_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

It's a skilless joke and is the epitome of what ruins this game for grown folks, those who actually played ball and/or the true fans.

I have not seen that much arrogance and self importance in one sentence in quite a long time. Congrats.

It's a video game. It is meant to be fun for all players. Get over it.

? Strange comment.
Fyi I was throwin'
( not throw-ing )
2 finger side armed curve balls and full float true knuckle balls before most of you kids own dad was born probably.

There is No arrogance in that statement in the slightest. I am quite a humble man.
It is a fact and thus why someone (* other than me) started this thread.

The 2 hitting options of discussion are no way a comparison in any shape or form thus they need to be in two seperated categories or at least with a toggle option to isolate the different skill sets so the game is more enjoyable for the players who desire such.

Go outside and get daddy to throw you an under handed pitch and just swing a choked up real bat without aiming at the ball !
Who is hitting with the bat when any contact is made.
??.
Ha..the pitcher is the one hitting a bat, not the batters bat hitting a pitch !
Bass- ackwards and has no resemblance to any ball I was ever a part of.

I think when he goes outside with “daddy” he won’t be able to bring his bazooka targeting system so he will just have to use good ole fashion timing I guess. Oh Wait....

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They should also add analog hitting or stride. Tapping a button doesnt seem all that challenging. that and power swings take more movement drawing back and then forward with good timing and the pci placement.

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@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Directional (?))
Ya mean, what I refer to as -
" toddler TEE Ball " !

It's a skilless joke and is the epitome of what ruins this game for grown folks, those who actually played ball and/or the true fans.

There needs to be isolation toggles just like there are for "guess pitch", difficulty and the other choices prior to an online game search.
{I've said this for years and years now btw}

I play authentic ball as in a chess match, but get matched up with a puppy who plays Chinese checkers and even has extra marbles !!
2 different games and has no business at the same table ( on the same screen ) together.
They have no foul balls and practically no base runners even....just skilless and ridiculous square button mashing home run derby's.

The " fools gold " of it all is they claim to be good, sit in the leaderboards, and some how THINK they are actually playing the game.
Not hardly.
Starting an approximate timing window and
then letting attributes and algorithms do all the work....
That's not " playing " by definition of the word in the slightest.
It's nothing more than
" Watching "
(and some hoping)

Playing a large number of those top leaderboard puppies that are there year after year is mostly laughable.
It's skilless manipulation based on attributes and algorithms not player skill in the slightest.

The mixing of the
" authentic players " with the toddler Tee ball boys in online play IS this games biggest short coming and farce.

You should be happy for the easy win, or are you mad because you were beat?

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@yankblan_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@dolenz_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

It's a skilless joke and is the epitome of what ruins this game for grown folks, those who actually played ball and/or the true fans.

I have not seen that much arrogance and self importance in one sentence in quite a long time. Congrats.

It's a video game. It is meant to be fun for all players. Get over it.

? Strange comment.
Fyi I was throwin'
( not throw-ing )
2 finger side armed curve balls and full float true knuckle balls before most of you kids own dad was born probably.

There is No arrogance in that statement in the slightest. I am quite a humble man.
It is a fact and thus why someone (* other than me) started this thread.

The 2 hitting options of discussion are no way a comparison in any shape or form thus they need to be in two seperated categories or at least with a toggle option to isolate the different skill sets so the game is more enjoyable for the players who desire such.

Go outside and get daddy to throw you an under handed pitch and just swing a choked up real bat without aiming at the ball !
Who is hitting with the bat when any contact is made.
??.
Ha..the pitcher is the one hitting a bat, not the batters bat hitting a pitch !
Bass- ackwards and has no resemblance to any ball I was ever a part of.

Dude, it’s a video game, get over yourself. You’d be surprised how many here are in the 40+ demographic (including yours truly). Directional is so limiting, no one with decent skills uses it. The good players will hit any pitch for a HR because they can reach every single one with their PCI. Can’t turn on a heater on the wrist with directional. PCI, definitely.

Cant turn on a heater inside with directional? Ya can when dont have to aim and just swing as soon as possible.....then ratings take over and hitting hrs..... when every hit is squared up and not just off the pci.. you know its.directional

Or when you are killing them up and in on 0-2 pitches then throw one down and away and they are right on it? Or a fb eye level...and hit hrs?? Not just hits...im talking hrs.

So they dont even make contact yet the time they do its a hr??? Cuz directional allows uppercut power swings and its all people do...

Joey gallo should be absolute [censored] with his vision. Yet is viable in this game w directional power swing...

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@tattooeddude84 said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@tmoneymill_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Because they reward xp for hits and hrs etc...when it takes 0 skill to hit with this bullsh*t online and rewards garbage user play. Which then gives them more xp to be more garbage online. Hits where pci doesnt even reach..hrs off balls in dirt...its a freaking joke. Turn off that for online for 1000th time and for 4yrs running. Its a joke. This isnt rbi baseball.

You lost bro. Get over it. It's a game. Your .500 record isn't drawing any additional hits on Tinder

Says a guy w the name tattoeddude...i think you win the douche award bro.

Ya..cuz losing to trash pandas that just time and get rewarded for it is trash.

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@tattooeddude84 said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@tmoneymill_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Ya 0-2 waste pitches that get hit for hrs cuz they timed it perfectly even tho its 2 ft out of zone...or throwing fbs up and in all game and cant hit it then 0-2 throw one on outside down and away and they hit it?? Yup ok...its a joke. This game rewards ppl who dont even aim to hit.

Do you play COD with autoaim on???

Based on your tears, you should move on to Fortnite with the other 8 year olds

"Yup gotta agree! Played a well last night and got no results of the bat. AVG is sitting at .208 for the year with a winning record. The online results are a coin flip the minute the first pitch is thrown. Guess I should listen to the little kids on here that say GeT gUd"

This you saying youre done with dd ranked cuz its a coin flip??? Hahahaha

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@dolenz_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@dolenz_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

It's a skilless joke and is the epitome of what ruins this game for grown folks, those who actually played ball and/or the true fans.

I have not seen that much arrogance and self importance in one sentence in quite a long time. Congrats.

It's a video game. It is meant to be fun for all players. Get over it.

? Strange comment.
Fyi I was throwin'
( not throw-ing )
2 finger side armed curve balls and full float true knuckle balls before most of you kids own dad was born probably.

There is No arrogance in that statement in the slightest. I am quite a humble man.
It is a fact and thus why someone (* other than me) started this thread.

The 2 hitting options of discussion are no way a comparison in any shape or form thus they need to be in two seperated categories or at least with a toggle option to isolate the different skill sets so the game is more enjoyable for the players who desire such.

Go outside and get daddy to throw you an under handed pitch and just swing a choked up real bat without aiming at the ball !
Who is hitting with the bat when any contact is made.
??.
Ha..the pitcher is the one hitting a bat, not the batters bat hitting a pitch !
Bass- ackwards and has no resemblance to any ball I was ever a part of.

First, I think you need to reacquaint yourself with the definition of humble.

Secondly, you have not made a comment yet about directional hitting that has not been belittling or demeaning to those who use it. You are building yourself up by tearing others down. Decidedly not humble.

By the way, there are folks over at the Operation Sports forums who will insinuate you are a child and not a true fan because you play DD and not Franchise.

It is all a matter of perspective and of course and neither you or they are right.

Thats cuz they took online franchise out...used to be able to play in zone only leagues. But this game caters to $$

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@tattooeddude84 said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@tmoneymill_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Ya 0-2 waste pitches that get hit for hrs cuz they timed it perfectly even tho its 2 ft out of zone...or throwing fbs up and in all game and cant hit it then 0-2 throw one on outside down and away and they hit it?? Yup ok...its a joke. This game rewards ppl who dont even aim to hit.

Do you play COD with autoaim on???

Based on your tears, you should move on to Fortnite with the other 8 year olds

That 9 and 7 record of yours is rocking as well

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I want to learn all these tricks to hitting home runs off the plate using directional. If my timing isn't perfect I just pop it up or flat out miss. Hell on higher difficulties I'll flat out miss pitches in the zone if I'm even slightly early or late.

The skill floor is higher using directional, but the ceiling is so much higher using zone. With zone I feel like I make so much more contact just reacting and swinging. When RNG is failing me on directional I switch to zone and it's easier to create big offense.

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Zone hitting is the most unrealistic style of hitting in the game...yes it takes skill, I don't disagree, but zone hitters can reach balls that no directional hitter can reach, and no human being in real life could reach for tha matter...the down and in off the shoe laces hit...the 2 feet outside hit...the up and in almost hitting you in the head hit, a lot of those for homeruns....ya zone is realistic my [censored]...skill yes, realistic hell no.

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@stiebfan37_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Zone hitting is the most unrealistic style of hitting in the game...yes it takes skill, I don't disagree, but zone hitters can reach balls that no directional hitter can reach, and no human being in real life could reach for tha matter...the down and in off the shoe laces hit...the 2 feet outside hit...the up and in almost hitting you in the head hit, a lot of those for homeruns....ya zone is realistic my [censored]...skill yes, realistic hell no.

Brilliant my good man 👏🏻👏🏻

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I might need to switch to directional and see because having good time seems to cause outs with the pci

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@stiebfan37_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Zone hitting is the most unrealistic style of hitting in the game...yes it takes skill, I don't disagree, but zone hitters can reach balls that no directional hitter can reach, and no human being in real life could reach for tha matter...the down and in off the shoe laces hit...the 2 feet outside hit...the up and in almost hitting you in the head hit, a lot of those for homeruns....ya zone is realistic my [censored]...skill yes, realistic hell no.

I get people wanting realism if playing franchise or RTTS but online no. No sports game has realism when playing H2H. I play zone + analog stride because it helps my timing and discipline and less dependant on RNG than directional. Hate missing beach balls and hanging curves because I can’t hit where the ball’s at.

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@yankblan_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@stiebfan37_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Zone hitting is the most unrealistic style of hitting in the game...yes it takes skill, I don't disagree, but zone hitters can reach balls that no directional hitter can reach, and no human being in real life could reach for tha matter...the down and in off the shoe laces hit...the 2 feet outside hit...the up and in almost hitting you in the head hit, a lot of those for homeruns....ya zone is realistic my [censored]...skill yes, realistic hell no.

I get people wanting realism if playing franchise or RTTS but online no. No sports game has realism when playing H2H. I play zone + analog stride because it helps my timing and discipline and less dependant on RNG than directional. Hate missing beach balls and hanging curves because I can’t hit where the ball’s at.

I wasn't saying that at all...I was just proving a point to the op whose saying directional is trash and unrealistic...I respect everyone's choice on how they play whether it be zone or directional. But to call something trash and unrealistic because you lost to it is rediculous and childish. I'm just defending peoples right to choose their play style.

With that said, I must give you props for combining zone and analog that's some cool [censored] 😎

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@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@the_dragon1912 said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@guccigangchuck said in Why directional is trash for online...:

@alabam22_psn said in Why directional is trash for online...:

Directional (?))
Ya mean, what I refer to as -
" toddler TEE Ball " !

It's a skilless joke and is the epitome of what ruins this game for grown folks, those who actually played ball and/or the true fans.

There needs to be isolation toggles just like there are for "guess pitch", difficulty and the other choices prior to an online game search.
{I've said this for years and years now btw}

I play authentic ball as in a chess match, but get matched up with a puppy who plays Chinese checkers and even has extra marbles !!
2 different games and has no business at the same table ( on the same screen ) together.
They have no foul balls and practically no base runners even....just skilless and ridiculous square button mashing home run derby's.

The " fools gold " of it all is they claim to be good, sit in the leaderboards, and some how THINK they are actually playing the game.
Not hardly.
Starting an approximate timing window and
then letting attributes and algorithms do all the work....
That's not " playing " by definition of the word in the slightest.
It's nothing more than
" Watching "
(and some hoping)

Playing a large number of those top leaderboard puppies that are there year after year is mostly laughable.
It's skilless manipulation based on attributes and algorithms not player skill in the slightest.

The mixing of the
" authentic players " with the toddler Tee ball boys in online play IS this games biggest short coming and farce.

bruh the top players use zone, no one at top of the leaderboards is rocking directional.

Incorrect !!!
And
100% incorrect.

Keep telling yourself that lmao. Not a single top 200 player is using directional. There might be 3 total players a year that make World Series with directional. And that is being generous

Son, you are very wrong
Very wrong
In online rated I can name numerous toddler tee ball skilless puppies.
I've played them for years and years.

Yeah bro that has to be wrong. When I started playing DD just two years ago I had used directional nearly the entire year starting out and I made World Series each month. If I was making World Series there is no way only a select few were lol. With that being said I believe the people who complain about it as if it is cheating are clearly incorrect. The top players in this game use zone for a reason and that starts with the fact that it is clearly a huge advantage in comparison to anything else and I really shouldn’t need to explain why the obviously is.

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I’m 35-5 using directional in online ranked lmao stop hating