I think I waited

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to long to start this game and to play online.i don't mind competition; but when 99% if the people I face have cards that are paralled 4 - 5 levels; it takes out all the fun.

No matter where I pitch the ball; it's a hit.

Heck, I gave up a homerun to someone that swung AND connected on a slider so far out of the zone that it was in the dugout.

I'll keep at it, with Moments, until next Friday the 10th. But if the 10th Inning Program isn't a flashback program; I may just either hang it up for the year or take a break until they release the flashback program.

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@dirty-shawnchez_psn said in I think I waited:

to long to start this game and to play online.i don't mind competition; but when 99% if the people I face have cards that are paralled 4 - 5 levels; it takes out all the fun.

No matter where I pitch the ball; it's a hit.

Heck, I gave up a homerun to someone that swung AND connected on a slider so far out of the zone that it was in the dugout.

I'll keep at it, with Moments, until next Friday the 10th. But if the 10th Inning Program isn't a flashback program; I may just either hang it up for the year or take a break until they release the flashback program.

Use this time to hone your skills for 22. Who cares if you win or lose at this point, set little goals for yourself. Try and get better at working counts, or pitch recognition and laying off things in the dirt. Work on pinpoint pitching if you don't use it, or similarly using button accuracy for throwing. Use the practice mode to work on timing up specific pitches in specific locations. Lots of ways to improve. Don't get discouraged.

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Yeah dont worry about other players at this point man. Just try and get better. Only the die hard of the diehards are playing right now. If you can get decent in the next couple Months online you will be awesome come April 2022. You have from about April to August every year to beat up on scrubs, then they all leave for other games. Sep on its gonna be tough.

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+4 to attributes really doesn't do as much as you think it does. If you're getting smacked around by an opponent with parallel 4-5 cards, they would smack you around with the base cards too. Hits and homeruns out of the zone also have nothing to do with parallels. You can do that with pretty weak cards too. In my opinion, parallels have a far greater impact on fielding since that could lead to a different shield and access to better fielding animations.

You're right about one thing. If you're new to playing this game online, you waited a bit too long. Most people who are still playing a baseball game in December are either pretty good, or they've probably learned every toxic and annoying tactic to try and squeeze out a win.

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I like all the nice replies, but you make a lot of these posts. Stop over thinking it. If you're not having fun then don't play. You can always find another game or something else that you actually enjoy.

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@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

laying off things in the dirt.

I do not understand 5 of these 6 words. πŸ€”

Me: "I might be able to hit this one... Oh, I might be able to hit this one..."
[102 MPH fastball]
PA: "Now batting... "

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The last couple years I would use all silver or all gold teams for the last month anyways just to practice with smaller pci sizes before the new game launches and we are using day 1 players again. You would be very surprised how successful you can be with WAY lower players against all 99's

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I'm in the same boat as you. I played 7 online games prior to Monday night. Guys Im playing have records with 200 even 400 wins. Most of their guys are batting in the 300s with 70 or 80 hrs. They also lay off the most ridiculous pitches I throw. Im ranked in the 300s put Im playing guys who win 70 to 80 percent of their games. How does that happen? So Im just trying to get 30 wins for Trout so if I get matched up versus one of these guys I try to play a couple of innings against them but usually I quit out once they get up 4 or 5 runs. I'm already up to 20 wins but I probably have 50 loses.

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@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

@dirty-shawnchez_psn said in I think I waited:

to long to start this game and to play online.i don't mind competition; but when 99% if the people I face have cards that are paralled 4 - 5 levels; it takes out all the fun.

No matter where I pitch the ball; it's a hit.

Heck, I gave up a homerun to someone that swung AND connected on a slider so far out of the zone that it was in the dugout.

I'll keep at it, with Moments, until next Friday the 10th. But if the 10th Inning Program isn't a flashback program; I may just either hang it up for the year or take a break until they release the flashback program.

Use this time to hone your skills for 22. Who cares if you win or lose at this point, set little goals for yourself. Try and get better at working counts, or pitch recognition and laying off things in the dirt. Work on pinpoint pitching if you don't use it, or similarly using button accuracy for throwing. Use the practice mode to work on timing up specific pitches in specific locations. Lots of ways to improve. Don't get discouraged.

Actually a really good post -- productive and life-affirming. This game can crush you real quick if you concentrate on just W-L or stats...

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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.

I think I was just a little bit frustrated last night.

I'm probably going to end up sticking around as there really isn't any other game that I like to play.

I may do what some of you said and after I get all the offline content completed just go out there with different players and see what works for me.

Thanks again.

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@mubby_33_psn said in I think I waited:

I'm in the same boat as you. I played 7 online games prior to Monday night. Guys Im playing have records with 200 even 400 wins. Most of their guys are batting in the 300s with 70 or 80 hrs. They also lay off the most ridiculous pitches I throw. Im ranked in the 300s put Im playing guys who win 70 to 80 percent of their games. How does that happen? So Im just trying to get 30 wins for Trout so if I get matched up versus one of these guys I try to play a couple of innings against them but usually I quit out once they get up 4 or 5 runs. I'm already up to 20 wins but I probably have 50 loses.

Guys like that are tanking so that they can get easy quits to get to Trout more quickly.

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@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

laying off things in the dirt.

I do not understand 5 of these 6 words. πŸ€”

Me: "I might be able to hit this one... Oh, I might be able to hit this one..."
[102 MPH fastball]
PA: "Now batting... "

This had me chuckling! OH, how I can relate!!!

SDS

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

laying off things in the dirt.

I do not understand 5 of these 6 words. πŸ€”

Me: "I might be able to hit this one... Oh, I might be able to hit this one..."
[102 MPH fastball]
PA: "Now batting... "

This had me chuckling! OH, how I can relate!!!

Once an opponent rattles me, they've won. I'm not like that vs cpu but cpu isn't as cunning of an adversary either.

SDS

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

laying off things in the dirt.

I do not understand 5 of these 6 words. πŸ€”

Me: "I might be able to hit this one... Oh, I might be able to hit this one..."
[102 MPH fastball]
PA: "Now batting... "

This had me chuckling! OH, how I can relate!!!

Once an opponent rattles me, they've won. I'm not like that vs cpu but cpu isn't as cunning of an adversary either.

Same here.

SDS

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

laying off things in the dirt.

I do not understand 5 of these 6 words. πŸ€”

Me: "I might be able to hit this one... Oh, I might be able to hit this one..."
[102 MPH fastball]
PA: "Now batting... "

This had me chuckling! OH, how I can relate!!!

Once an opponent rattles me, they've won. I'm not like that vs cpu but cpu isn't as cunning of an adversary either.

Same here.

That's when I bring in Jhonathan Diaz. Run in fear b*****es, run in fear!

SDS

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

laying off things in the dirt.

I do not understand 5 of these 6 words. πŸ€”

Me: "I might be able to hit this one... Oh, I might be able to hit this one..."
[102 MPH fastball]
PA: "Now batting... "

This had me chuckling! OH, how I can relate!!!

Once an opponent rattles me, they've won. I'm not like that vs cpu but cpu isn't as cunning of an adversary either.

Same here.

That's when I bring in Jhonathan Diaz. Run in fear b*****es, run in fear!

Greatness is your last few posts on this thread. You may lose when rattled in game, but you've won on this forum hahaha.

SDS

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@blind_bleeder said in I think I waited:

@donttuchmethaar_xbl said in I think I waited:

@evylshaun_psn said in I think I waited:

laying off things in the dirt.

I do not understand 5 of these 6 words. πŸ€”

Me: "I might be able to hit this one... Oh, I might be able to hit this one..."
[102 MPH fastball]
PA: "Now batting... "

This had me chuckling! OH, how I can relate!!!

Once an opponent rattles me, they've won. I'm not like that vs cpu but cpu isn't as cunning of an adversary either.

Same here.

That's when I bring in Jhonathan Diaz. Run in fear b*****es, run in fear!

You must be a stand up! I would have never thought of that response.

SDS

What's not funny about a Verlander, Diaz, Wagner lineup!

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Hitters being paralleled doesn’t mean as much as pitchers being paralleled.

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People are so good at this game they'd hit you w an 84 catcher any where near the plate has nothing to do w paralleled players