Contact/Normal/Power Swing?

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I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

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@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

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@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

Interesting....I've never thought about the "O' button. Is it better than 'Normal' swing?

(I don't play online, just vs CPU)

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@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

Interesting....I've never thought about the "O' button. Is it better than 'Normal' swing?

(I don't play online, just vs CPU)

I use normal swing 99% of the time. Sometimes I'll use power swing in moments or against the CPU on lower difficulties if I'm trying to hit a homerun since the PCI is already big. Contact swing I'll sometimes use with 2 strikes, or if I'm trying to bloop one in with a contact/speed guy between the infielders and outfielders. I feel like guys like 84 Dee Gordon with good contact and really lower power have a tendency to hit the ball right to the outfielders with normal swing when you square it up.

I think the main issue people have with contact swing is that it's supposed to be like you're fighting off the pitch. If you make contact, it shouldn't have much power behind it even if you square it up. For some reason this year the ball still flies if you square it up with a contact swing, which is an issue in online play since you can basically have a larger PCI and still drive the ball.

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Do not use contact swing jajajajaja

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@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

Interesting....I've never thought about the "O' button. Is it better than 'Normal' swing?

(I don't play online, just vs CPU)

I use normal swing 99% of the time. Sometimes I'll use power swing in moments or against the CPU on lower difficulties if I'm trying to hit a homerun since the PCI is already big. Contact swing I'll sometimes use with 2 strikes, or if I'm trying to bloop one in with a contact/speed guy between the infielders and outfielders. I feel like guys like 84 Dee Gordon with good contact and really lower power have a tendency to hit the ball right to the outfielders with normal swing when you square it up.

I think the main issue people have with contact swing is that it's supposed to be like you're fighting off the pitch. If you make contact, it shouldn't have much power behind it even if you square it up. For some reason this year the ball still flies if you square it up with a contact swing, which is an issue in online play since you can basically have a larger PCI and still drive the ball.

Thanks! Appreciate the explanation! I don't play online and I can barely beat the CPU on Veteran LOL...so any help is appreciated!

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@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

Interesting....I've never thought about the "O' button. Is it better than 'Normal' swing?

(I don't play online, just vs CPU)

On HoF they all suk lol

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@bearsfan217_xbl said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

Interesting....I've never thought about the "O' button. Is it better than 'Normal' swing?

(I don't play online, just vs CPU)

On HoF they all suk lol

I win about 10% of the games I play vs the CPU on 'All-Star'....I'd have no shot on HOF!

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wtf only 10% against the CPU ?

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@qwesty16_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

wtf only 10% against the CPU ?

LOL....might be a little higher. But it's definitely challenging for me LMAO!

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lol i think i'd just quit the game at that point

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@qwesty16_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

lol i think i'd just quit the game at that point

Some people enjoy the game and don't find the need to be great at it. Why are you being needlessly rude to someone who is different and been nothing but kind?

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i apologize if it is coming off rude as i don't think the op thought i was as he was laughing..

i guess its just me that i'd get too frustrated and just give up

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@qwesty16_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

i apologize if it is coming off rude as i don't think the op thought i was as he was laughing..

i guess its just me that i'd get too frustrated and just give up

Fair enough. If OP doesn't care I shouldn't either. Just came off that way to me and was more about your second response than first.

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@thongypu_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@qwesty16_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

i apologize if it is coming off rude as i don't think the op thought i was as he was laughing..

i guess its just me that i'd get too frustrated and just give up

Fair enough. If OP doesn't care I shouldn't either. Just came off that way to me and was more about your second response than first.

Bro I just hear Sisqo in my head every time I see you 不不

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@lazy_toast_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@thongypu_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@qwesty16_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

i apologize if it is coming off rude as i don't think the op thought i was as he was laughing..

i guess its just me that i'd get too frustrated and just give up

Fair enough. If OP doesn't care I shouldn't either. Just came off that way to me and was more about your second response than first.

Bro I just hear Sisqo in my head every time I see you 不不

True story the combination of thong song and sir mix a lots classic is what gave birth to my name like 20 years ago almost lol

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@thongypu_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@lazy_toast_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@thongypu_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@qwesty16_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

i apologize if it is coming off rude as i don't think the op thought i was as he was laughing..

i guess its just me that i'd get too frustrated and just give up

Fair enough. If OP doesn't care I shouldn't either. Just came off that way to me and was more about your second response than first.

Bro I just hear Sisqo in my head every time I see you 不不

True story the combination of thong song and sir mix a lots classic is what gave birth to my name like 20 years ago almost lol

Lmfao. Hell yea. Thats epic and makes it so much better. You sir are alright

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@lazy_toast_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@thongypu_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@lazy_toast_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@thongypu_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@qwesty16_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

i apologize if it is coming off rude as i don't think the op thought i was as he was laughing..

i guess its just me that i'd get too frustrated and just give up

Fair enough. If OP doesn't care I shouldn't either. Just came off that way to me and was more about your second response than first.

Bro I just hear Sisqo in my head every time I see you 不不

True story the combination of thong song and sir mix a lots classic is what gave birth to my name like 20 years ago almost lol

Lmfao. Hell yea. Thats epic and makes it so much better. You sir are alright

You're much better than active toast I'll tell you that right now

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@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@bearsfan217_xbl said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

Interesting....I've never thought about the "O' button. Is it better than 'Normal' swing?

(I don't play online, just vs CPU)

On HoF they all suk lol

I win about 10% of the games I play vs the CPU on 'All-Star'....I'd have no shot on HOF!

Against the CPU, honestly, get a couple speed guys (Milestone Lofton, Gold Strange-Gordon, Program Ozzie) and play small ball. People freak out about bunt cheese online but I'm an offline player so IMO, all bets are off. I play CPU like I would if I'm coaching my 14 and 15 year old players in a real game

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@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@pennstatefencer said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

@cobain93_psn said in Contact/Normal/Power Swing?:

I just realized there are 3 swing types LOL

So, I typically press 'X' on PS, which is a 'Normal' swing.

Is everyone who is talking about 'Contact' swing being broken....are they pushing the 'O' button on PS?

Yes, and square would be power swing.

Interesting....I've never thought about the "O' button. Is it better than 'Normal' swing?

(I don't play online, just vs CPU)

I use normal swing 99% of the time. Sometimes I'll use power swing in moments or against the CPU on lower difficulties if I'm trying to hit a homerun since the PCI is already big. Contact swing I'll sometimes use with 2 strikes, or if I'm trying to bloop one in with a contact/speed guy between the infielders and outfielders. I feel like guys like 84 Dee Gordon with good contact and really lower power have a tendency to hit the ball right to the outfielders with normal swing when you square it up.

I think the main issue people have with contact swing is that it's supposed to be like you're fighting off the pitch. If you make contact, it shouldn't have much power behind it even if you square it up. For some reason this year the ball still flies if you square it up with a contact swing, which is an issue in online play since you can basically have a larger PCI and still drive the ball.

Thanks! Appreciate the explanation! I don't play online and I can barely beat the CPU on Veteran LOL...so any help is appreciated!

I also play only offline. I use normal swing 99% of the time.

In theory, Contact swing makes the PCI bigger at the cost of power. Power swing makes the PCI smaller and boosts power.

Some online players hate contact swings but you are playing offline only so pay no attention to them.