I can't hit any more. . .

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Hey Guys,

This is an honest question. Did something drastic change to the hitting? I am warning track power all day for the last week or so on PERFECT upper half middle PCI placement with good timing and I can NOT hit a homerun.... 110+ contact 110+ power literally no bombs..

If there was an update or something, do you guys have any tips on methods to succeed? Example: Swing type, placement, PCI customize etc...

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They nerfed contact swing

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@sooner55_psn said in I can't hit any more. . .:

They nerfed contact swing

I do normal swing all the time and it still seems different and nerfed.

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Past couple of day, I just haven't been able to hit to save my life. I play on Veteran, and mainly use normal swings, (break out the occasional power swing when I'm up 3-0, a rarity these days, and contact when I'm down 0-2 - far more common). Been tearing it up in both RTTS and DD games, (vs. the CPU). Until day before yesterday. All of a sudden, I can't buy a hit, and it's become a thing. Something does feel different.

Thought I had finally broken loose a little while ago, when I finally had Mickey Mantle go yard... but alas, it was right back to nothing immediately thereafter. Rough patch.

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Offline I haven’t noticed it but online I’ve had issues scoring lately. Tons of singles but only been hitting warning track shots even at Coors and shippet. I also have only faced 102 spammers so that may have something to do with it.

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No nerf and no changes. The only thing that changed is contact swing isn't rewarded anymore and thats a good thing.

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All I know for sure is that this was my favorite game day before yesterday. Now... I'm not so sure. Played another 9 innings tonight, had another miserable experience. If I wasn't racking up the XP, I'd have just quit.

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@t-rox_09_mlbts said in I can't hit any more. . .:

No nerf and no changes. The only thing that changed is contact swing isn't rewarded anymore and thats a good thing.

stealth nerf and they aren't telling us.

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I am having trouble hitting in new event. Like it's horrible. I held my own last event but this one I am 1 - 6 and have been no hit 5 times. I don't understand what is going on.

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Think I may have finally turned things around, I did a little better my last game. Hit a couple of homers and got the Quality Win trophy. This morning, I've consulted the Mecca of All Human Wisdom, more commonly known as YouTube, for some hitting tips. I'll have to wait and see how that plays out.

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I had one of my better games in a while with the reds online rated. It seems to come and go for me. It's like golf or pool. I just get that feel and eye matches up.

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OK, I haven't COMPLETELY turned things around... but now at least, I do feel like I'm moving in the right direction. For PCI placement and whatnot, I found a YouTube video called How to MASTER PCI Control and Movement in MLB the Show 21! Tips from a TOP 10 LIFETIME PLAYER! by a user named OhChev to be fairly helpful. His plan for when you're really struggling SEEMS like it might be helping me get back on track. More on this as it develops.

Another piece of advice I've heard... although I can't remember just where at the moment is to Take until you've got two strikes. I'd imagine it might be wise to take this one with a grain of salt, just in case it's a "just me" thing. I... have a real problem swinging at horrible pitches that should DEFINITELY be balls, and this method seems to be helping me out there. If you don't have that particular problem, I don't know if this would do anything for you or not.

Like I said, I've just started to put these things into practice, but they honestly seem like they might be gonna work.. so I figured I'd go ahead and mention them here.

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@officialdjpops said in I can't hit any more. . .:

Hey Guys,

This is an honest question. Did something drastic change to the hitting?

I think the only thing they did was nerf contact hitting, but I play against CPU, so I don't know how that affects things online.

It could be that you're just in a funk. Slumps happen to me from time to time. Maybe step back and take a break from the game from a day or two (especially if you've already completing this month's inning program), and then come back to it. A reset of sorts.

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Slumps happen for sure. I usually go in batting practice until i can find my rhythm again before playing online

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I have high and low periods too. But to me thats part of the realism. I often have to change my batting views and swing types based on who the pitcher is, what pitch they are fond of at this moment, whos batting, which stadium im in etc. I have hit 10 hr in a CPU game with a 10mph wind to center then the next game with the same wind same players don't hit a single one.

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Lately, I've had yet another problem to rear it's ugly head. For some reason, in RTTS, when my player is a baserunner, and the guy behind him flies out... instead of going halfway and waiting like he's ALWAYS done... he'll go all the way to the next base! And then when the catch is made and I try to go back to base, he'll instead dig off for the one after that! It's become a recurring thing, and it's beyond frustrating.

Beyond that, my biggest weakness is plate discipline. Not really a surprise to me, since plate discipline was my Achilles Heel way back when I actually played baseball as well. I've been working hard to get better at this lately, and I have. Just trying hard to be more selective with my swings. Just notches a great big triple against the Twins, so that was fun.

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Something definitely changed because I went from a HOF+/Legend hitter all the way down to all star recently. Also, dynamic difficulty progression is broken for hitting right now. Just hit 8 HR with the Dodgers in a game to get dynamic back up to HOF, next game it started back at all star. I had the same thing going on. Perfect-perfect to CF with Nelson Cruz didn’t even get to the warning track in a recent game. Expect it will be addressed.

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The same here. I’m having a hard time going yard which is something that came easy to me and now mostly grounding out or getting base hits then grounding into double plays.

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And also on close plays, my manager is very very rarely challenging the call.

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@max-2k4_psn said in I can't hit any more. . .:

OK, I haven't COMPLETELY turned things around... but now at least, I do feel like I'm moving in the right direction. For PCI placement and whatnot, I found a YouTube video called How to MASTER PCI Control and Movement in MLB the Show 21! Tips from a TOP 10 LIFETIME PLAYER! by a user named OhChev to be fairly helpful. His plan for when you're really struggling SEEMS like it might be helping me get back on track. More on this as it develops.

Another piece of advice I've heard... although I can't remember just where at the moment is to Take until you've got two strikes. I'd imagine it might be wise to take this one with a grain of salt, just in case it's a "just me" thing. I... have a real problem swinging at horrible pitches that should DEFINITELY be balls, and this method seems to be helping me out there. If you don't have that particular problem, I don't know if this would do anything for you or not.

Like I said, I've just started to put these things into practice, but they honestly seem like they might be gonna work.. so I figured I'd go ahead and mention them here.

Have you ever tried hitting with the PCI off? I never use the PCI and I get hits and homers constantly. Without the PCI all you have to do is perfect your timing and never swing at anything outside the strike zone. It's that easy. No need to worry about where the PCI is, it isn't there to distract you from your timing. Give it a shot sometime.