This game is not for the casual player anymore.

SDS

I am very let down by how this game was approached. Everything caters to Diamond Dynasty and nothing for the casual player. I like to mess with the sliders sometimes and change the way the game plays. In 20 I was able to adjust the sliders to my liking and still get XP and gather cool equipment, stadiums, etc for my offline playing. I don’t like the dynamic difficulty and always turn it off. The fact that you can’t touch the sliders and not gain XP is very bothersome to me. RTTS is ruined with the integration of DD. Loadouts are stupid and you can’t even progress your OVR by fast forwarding in the slightest bit. I used to love making different RTTS’s for different positions and have different save files for when I felt like pitching, being a beast 1B, or being a slick SS hitting machine. This years game has let me down in every aspect imaginable and it’s clear that their sole purpose was to cater to their pockets instead of the player. The fun value in this game is sub-par. As a casual player of the show, and have been for years, SDS has let me down and im sure im not the only casual player who feels this way. I wasted my money if im being honest.

SDS

What's strange is that the hardcore online competitive guys will say just the opposite that it caters too much to the casual players. It's all a matter of perspective.

And this is not a defense, just an observation. I am not a fan of the RTTS changes either

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I’ve heard that competitive guys saying that as well, but I just don’t see it. DD should’ve always been a separate entity - like it’s been in years past. I am just not having a good time playing this game. Very disappointed

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@swingingdix31_mlbts said in This game is not for the casual player anymore.:

I’ve heard that competitive guys saying that as well, but I just don’t see it. DD should’ve always been a separate entity - like it’s been in years past. I am just not having a good time playing this game. Very disappointed

Yeah, I mean play quite a bit and a lot of content is very attainable, but it is a grind. I always find it hilarious when people say “I have 650k xp already isn’t hard!!” And then they say they already have 100 hours played.

That is not normal.

SDS

honestly i think its been a while since this game has been casual friendly. I personally have no issue with it but i can see how it could upset people. The fact that in order to actually hit fastballs at the higher levels consistently you need to be on a monitor says it all

SDS

This is not for the casual gamer. To even do 90% of the stuff they give you on DD to do, you are forced to play online against guys who either spend thousands to buy stuff, or live on this game 12 hours a day, because they don't have jobs or lives, or this is their job and life. I play once in awhile and its bad enough that this has multiple levels, yet when playing the CPU in DD, they ignore the levels and the CPU plays at a super all star mega level and your guys don't even get to play to the stats you've supposedly earned, which makes stats and levels pointless, but to achieve half the programs, you need to complete online [censored] against dudes who have played 12 hours a day on this the last 20 releases and have every 99 ranked player their first week playing, so I don't even bother to do any of the programs and moments, because they can't be completed fully

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@serpent2118_xbl said in This game is not for the casual player anymore.:

This is not for the casual gamer. To even do 90% of the stuff they give you on DD to do, you are forced to play online against guys who either spend thousands to buy stuff, or live on this game 12 hours a day, because they don't have jobs or lives, or this is their job and life. I play once in awhile and its bad enough that this has multiple levels, yet when playing the CPU in DD, they ignore the levels and the CPU plays at a super all star mega level and your guys don't even get to play to the stats you've supposedly earned, which makes stats and levels pointless, but to achieve half the programs, you need to complete online [censored] against dudes who have played 12 hours a day on this the last 20 releases and have every 99 ranked player their first week playing, so I don't even bother to do any of the programs and moments, because they can't be completed fully

Would be nice if there was a tiered online system. Separate the casuals from the diehards based on average daily playing time and/or money spent on micro transactions. There would probably be a way to skirt that system, but there’s gotta be a way to make online play more friendly to the casual players.

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Im casual and i disagree. I play DD offline and I think this year is really good. A lot of content with new Conquest Maps, Moments, player programs etc..

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@serpent2118_xbl said in This game is not for the casual player anymore.:

This is not for the casual gamer. To even do 90% of the stuff they give you on DD to do, you are forced to play online against guys who either spend thousands to buy stuff, or live on this game 12 hours a day, because they don't have jobs or lives, or this is their job and life. I play once in awhile and its bad enough that this has multiple levels, yet when playing the CPU in DD, they ignore the levels and the CPU plays at a super all star mega level and your guys don't even get to play to the stats you've supposedly earned, which makes stats and levels pointless, but to achieve half the programs, you need to complete online [censored] against dudes who have played 12 hours a day on this the last 20 releases and have every 99 ranked player their first week playing, so I don't even bother to do any of the programs and moments, because they can't be completed fully

the one ballplayer is strange, the load outs are confusing. you can't truly start another guy I hate that

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@ny_giants4_life said in This game is not for the casual player anymore.:

honestly i think its been a while since this game has been casual friendly. I personally have no issue with it but i can see how it could upset people. The fact that in order to actually hit fastballs at the higher levels consistently you need to be on a monitor says it all

I've found a great solution to deal with that problem: be bad enough at the game to have no hope of ever reaching the higher levels.

My TV works just fine down here in "all star hell" with all the other lousy players.

SDS

I think RTTS is ruined this year. I'm 90% DD guy, but always had RTTS long save, but this year I have no desire to play that mode, they killed it

SDS

Yeah the DD focus has been a trend now for at least 5 years, maybe longer. It's clearly the direction they have been going. I was a franchise guy for years and the amount of improvements to franchise from 14(my first ps4 version) to 20 is absolutely minimum. There were many aspects that franchise community had been requesting to change, they stayed completely untouched that entire time. I joined DD because it was the only way the game stays fresh, if I want to play franchise I have no reason to buy every year. RTTS has never had sustainability for me, if I make a pitcher I miss hitting, if I make a position player I miss pitching. For a while they tried to tweak and improve RTTS, then came archetypes and I haven't tried it since.

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My wife is playing sponge bob on the switch and she said the same thing about that game.

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When playing lower levels they seem to make it to easy for newbies and youre not good like to play in the upper levels. The middle guy really seems to get the shaft because of "Fair play"