My take on the game so far

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I feel like there’s too much RNG. Obviously there needs to be some RNG to simulate baseball, however, the engine should be always more skill based than RNG.

SDS said in the dev stream that they want to find the balance between player stats and user input and I feel like that balance is too much towards player stats, at least in DD. I don’t care as much with other modes, but DD should be more skill based.

The hitting before 1.04 was actually really good IMO. Perfect perfect created the skill gap that people craved, the only thing missing was the skill input on pitching. It felt like (with meter and analog, the two pitching inputs that most good players use) you could hit perfect and there was still no saying of where your pitch would go, everything would hang like a stocking on Christmas Eve.

The preferred fix is that they revert to 1.03 for hitting and just turn up the user control sliders on pitching, which will help balance out the game more. Other than that I think it’s golden. They’ve been cracking down on bugs and showdown is better with the bonus runs.

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Base running input feels really slow but I understand that that is to combat base running cheese, just feels like it could be smoother

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They doubled down on helping little Billy this year. Waaaay too much simulation.

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@Rambo_11k said in My take on the game so far:

They doubled down on helping little Billy this year. Waaaay too much simulation.

Tbh I don’t even mind if they help out little billy in other modes, at least make DD the real deal

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@KierannosaurusK said in My take on the game so far:

@Rambo_11k said in My take on the game so far:

They doubled down on helping little Billy this year. Waaaay too much simulation.

Tbh I don’t even mind if they help out little billy in other modes, at least make DD the real deal

Exactly! Online DD needs to be opponent vs opponent only, not this error, trash pitching, hit nerfing garbage we have right now.

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My take it was pretty good at early release hitting wise. Everything else’s sucked

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But know it’s kinda unbearable to play. Hitting isn’t rewarded, pitching is throw and pray. It’s bad

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@beanball0571 said in My take on the game so far:

But know it’s kinda unbearable to play. Hitting isn’t rewarded, pitching is throw and pray. It’s bad

Hitting is being rewarded, saying it's not is hyperbole. Is it being rewarded enough? absolutely not. But it is compared to 19

As for pitch and pray? Yeah that's pretty much accurate.