Swing path/timing

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Can someone explain how swing timing and swing path vary so radically from pitch to pitch. Some swing paths on balls right down the middle make zero sense to me. Some inside fastballs want me to catch it late while some outside fastballs want me to catch it early? It doesn’t make sense. Feels like a random roll of the dice sometimes from pitch to pitch

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@cbyrd13_psn said in Swing path/timing:

Can someone explain how swing timing and swing path vary so radically from pitch to pitch. Some swing paths on balls right down the middle make zero sense to me. Some inside fastballs want me to catch it late while some outside fastballs want me to catch it early? It doesn’t make sense. Feels like a random roll of the dice sometimes from pitch to pitch

Stop complaining! This game is perfect.

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I've been getting a lot of perfect/perfect foul balls lately. I don't understand how a perfect timing hit can ever be foul...but here we are.

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@baracesilk_psn said in Swing path/timing:

I've been getting a lot of perfect/perfect foul balls lately. I don't understand how a perfect timing hit can ever be foul...but here we are.

I don't think perfect/perfect was intended to be like that...in real life you can make a perfect follow through and contact and hit the ball square where you don't feel anything but it goes right to a fielder or foul straight back but your launch angle was off or you hit it slightly away from the barrel of the bat or slightly under or over. I think your DD casualness expects a simplistic black and white arcade experience.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@baracesilk_psn said in Swing path/timing:

I've been getting a lot of perfect/perfect foul balls lately. I don't understand how a perfect timing hit can ever be foul...but here we are.

I don't think perfect/perfect was intended to be like that...in real life you can make a perfect follow through and contact and hit the ball square where you don't feel anything but it goes right to a fielder or foul straight back but your launch angle was off or you hit it slightly away from the barrel of the bat or slightly under or over. I think your DD casualness expects a simplistic black and white arcade experience.

If it’s slightly off, wouldn’t it just not be perfect-perfect?

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@cbyrd13_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@joshjays44_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@baracesilk_psn said in Swing path/timing:

I've been getting a lot of perfect/perfect foul balls lately. I don't understand how a perfect timing hit can ever be foul...but here we are.

I don't think perfect/perfect was intended to be like that...in real life you can make a perfect follow through and contact and hit the ball square where you don't feel anything but it goes right to a fielder or foul straight back but your launch angle was off or you hit it slightly away from the barrel of the bat or slightly under or over. I think your DD casualness expects a simplistic black and white arcade experience.

If it’s slightly off, wouldn’t it just not be perfect-perfect?

No! I think the game's intention is that you made solid contact..that could be a hard line drive right into someone's glove...if you want something simplistic as a perfect hit that goes 500 feet you should go play RBI baseball.

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@joshjays44_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@cbyrd13_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@joshjays44_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@baracesilk_psn said in Swing path/timing:

I've been getting a lot of perfect/perfect foul balls lately. I don't understand how a perfect timing hit can ever be foul...but here we are.

I don't think perfect/perfect was intended to be like that...in real life you can make a perfect follow through and contact and hit the ball square where you don't feel anything but it goes right to a fielder or foul straight back but your launch angle was off or you hit it slightly away from the barrel of the bat or slightly under or over. I think your DD casualness expects a simplistic black and white arcade experience.

If it’s slightly off, wouldn’t it just not be perfect-perfect?

No! I think the game's intention is that you made solid contact..that could be a hard line drive right into someone's glove...if you want something simplistic as a perfect hit that goes 500 feet you should go play RBI baseball.

So what about the fact that perfect-perfects are supposed to be hits 85+% of the time according to developers? Just had a game with 2 perfect-perfect line outs and about 4 solid contact hits that were all outs. 2 hits in a 7-inning game on all-star. BTW, what's happened to hitting lately? I've been HOF+ and Legend for months and now I can barely scratch 5 hits out on all-star... Pitchers seem to be throwing 80% 1st pitch strikes and painting corners, where you used to be able to go deeper into counts. None of the updates say anything about changes to hitting, but it's different.

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@hoosiers33_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@joshjays44_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@cbyrd13_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@joshjays44_psn said in Swing path/timing:

@baracesilk_psn said in Swing path/timing:

I've been getting a lot of perfect/perfect foul balls lately. I don't understand how a perfect timing hit can ever be foul...but here we are.

I don't think perfect/perfect was intended to be like that...in real life you can make a perfect follow through and contact and hit the ball square where you don't feel anything but it goes right to a fielder or foul straight back but your launch angle was off or you hit it slightly away from the barrel of the bat or slightly under or over. I think your DD casualness expects a simplistic black and white arcade experience.

If it’s slightly off, wouldn’t it just not be perfect-perfect?

No! I think the game's intention is that you made solid contact..that could be a hard line drive right into someone's glove...if you want something simplistic as a perfect hit that goes 500 feet you should go play RBI baseball.

So what about the fact that perfect-perfects are supposed to be hits 85+% of the time according to developers? Just had a game with 2 perfect-perfect line outs and about 4 solid contact hits that were all outs. 2 hits in a 7-inning game on all-star. BTW, what's happened to hitting lately? I've been HOF+ and Legend for months and now I can barely scratch 5 hits out on all-star... Pitchers seem to be throwing 80% 1st pitch strikes and painting corners, where you used to be able to go deeper into counts. None of the updates say anything about changes to hitting, but it's different.

Nothing has changed for me with hitting, I'm hitting the same as I always did on Legend with pitch speeds at 10...maybe you're just in a slump?....it'll come around again like it always does....that's baseball dude.