I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous

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For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

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Meh, it's what you said combined with 99 Gods all over the field plus outliers to boot. Yuck.

I wish I had known how much better BR plays because of mortal players. If I engage with DD next year, it will be BR over RS.

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@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

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@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

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I'm scared that they'll nerf it to hard the other way if they change it, but yes it's to fast

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@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

I mean…..yeah you’re not wrong. But I certainly am not gonna put in the time it would require of me to get that good. I’m too old and have too many responsibilities. I already spend too much time on this game.

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Biggest thing is learning to guide the pci instead of flicking. Can take you from an all star bandit to a consistent good player.

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@suntlacrimae50_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

Meh, it's what you said combined with 99 Gods all over the field plus outliers to boot. Yuck.

I wish I had known how much better BR plays because of mortal players. If I engage with DD next year, it will be BR over RS.

BR really has been great this year. I've had so much fun completing those programs and the games are just more enjoyable.

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@pergo_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@suntlacrimae50_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

Meh, it's what you said combined with 99 Gods all over the field plus outliers to boot. Yuck.

I wish I had known how much better BR plays because of mortal players. If I engage with DD next year, it will be BR over RS.

BR really has been great this year. I've had so much fun completing those programs and the games are just more enjoyable.

I think it is interesting how things seem to get worse once everyone is using all 99s. And outlier has only seemed to make it worse. Feels like too many guys getting outlier, too many guys throwing 99. Still a bit of an issue with the way sinkers look, especially coming in 97-plus. Speed differentials are crazy, I know that’s what I struggle with most.

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@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

I mean…..yeah you’re not wrong. But I certainly am not gonna put in the time it would require of me to get that good. I’m too old and have too many responsibilities. I already spend too much time on this game.

Man, I am way too old to ever be elite at this game too. My 11 year old son has unreal reaction times when hitting ( but doesn’t understand the pitching strategy yet). Makes me realize how much my hand eye reaction has slowed.

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@bhall09_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@pergo_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@suntlacrimae50_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

Meh, it's what you said combined with 99 Gods all over the field plus outliers to boot. Yuck.

I wish I had known how much better BR plays because of mortal players. If I engage with DD next year, it will be BR over RS.

BR really has been great this year. I've had so much fun completing those programs and the games are just more enjoyable.

I think it is interesting how things seem to get worse once everyone is using all 99s. And outlier has only seemed to make it worse. Feels like too many guys getting outlier, too many guys throwing 99. Still a bit of an issue with the way sinkers look, especially coming in 97-plus. Speed differentials are crazy, I know that’s what I struggle with most.

I know right a CAP side armed pitch throwing 99 mph fb or sinker and a 74 mph ch lol.

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You just need to keep playing and do BP on legend with maxed fastball speeds. All star is too easy HOF and Legend can be a challenge but if you take BP consistently and if you don’t have a monitor I highly suggest getting one.

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@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

I mean…..yeah you’re not wrong. But I certainly am not gonna put in the time it would require of me to get that good. I’m too old and have too many responsibilities. I already spend too much time on this game.

Man, I am way too old to ever be elite at this game too. My 11 year old son has unreal reaction times when hitting ( but doesn’t understand the pitching strategy yet). Makes me realize how much my hand eye reaction has slowed.

Agreed. This is the only PS game I own and it’s simply because I love baseball!! I’ve been playing since 2015. The first time I saw the Topps cards on the screen and was like “I had that card when I was a kid”, I was hooked. I was a really player in ‘17, but like you my reaction time has slowed drastically!! I’m still decent and if I try hard I can get to mid 800’s, but I play now for fun. About once or twice a year I try to summon all my patience and put together a serious run for 900 just to see if I can still do it. Made it to 846 I think this year. Haven’t made it to 900 since ‘17.

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@giantsofthemlb_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

You just need to keep playing and do BP on legend with maxed fastball speeds. All star is too easy HOF and Legend can be a challenge but if you take BP consistently and if you don’t have a monitor I highly suggest getting one.

Yeah, NO. "Taking BP" for a video game is just one hill too far for most people, myself included.

Nevertheless, I think this is a problem that can never really be solved, or maybe it's not a problem at all since we're talking competitive online. There need to be levels.

The problem that CAN be solved is the ridiculousness of 125 power guys and outlier pitchers. God Squad games have NO variety whatsoever.

Ban outlier, OR give it out way less and make stamina a real thing.

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@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

I mean…..yeah you’re not wrong. But I certainly am not gonna put in the time it would require of me to get that good. I’m too old and have too many responsibilities. I already spend too much time on this game.

Man, I am way too old to ever be elite at this game too. My 11 year old son has unreal reaction times when hitting ( but doesn’t understand the pitching strategy yet). Makes me realize how much my hand eye reaction has slowed.

Agreed. This is the only PS game I own and it’s simply because I love baseball!! I’ve been playing since 2015. The first time I saw the Topps cards on the screen and was like “I had that card when I was a kid”, I was hooked. I was a really player in ‘17, but like you my reaction time has slowed drastically!! I’m still decent and if I try hard I can get to mid 800’s, but I play now for fun. About once or twice a year I try to summon all my patience and put together a serious run for 900 just to see if I can still do it. Made it to 846 I think this year. Haven’t made it to 900 since ‘17.

We live the same experience, my friend. I have made one teal attempt at WS each of the last two seasons ( I have played The Show since first iteration but just started SD last year).

Last year I hit 870 and this year 876. Last year I had a few soul crushing losses that ended that run and this year 2 disconnect losses that put me over the edge at that point. Mentally far too draining for my sanity !

And like the guy said above, consistent “practice” for a video game that is supposed to be a “getaway” from stress is one step too far ( and my wife would have me committed “.

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@suntlacrimae50_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

Meh, it's what you said combined with 99 Gods all over the field plus outliers to boot. Yuck.

I wish I had known how much better BR plays because of mortal players. If I engage with DD next year, it will be BR over RS.

Bro fouling off every pitch regardless of pci placement or timing is not having the game “playing well.”

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@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

HOF is actually pretty easy and a good balance if you play some games there and adjust.

Of course people these days prefer to be able to foul off pitches ten feet out of the zone that aren’t touching the pci with very early/late timing.

Stop complaining and let people that actually want to play baseball have our little corner in World Series RS.

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@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

I mean…..yeah you’re not wrong. But I certainly am not gonna put in the time it would require of me to get that good. I’m too old and have too many responsibilities. I already spend too much time on this game.

Man, I am way too old to ever be elite at this game too. My 11 year old son has unreal reaction times when hitting ( but doesn’t understand the pitching strategy yet). Makes me realize how much my hand eye reaction has slowed.

Agreed. This is the only PS game I own and it’s simply because I love baseball!! I’ve been playing since 2015. The first time I saw the Topps cards on the screen and was like “I had that card when I was a kid”, I was hooked. I was a really player in ‘17, but like you my reaction time has slowed drastically!! I’m still decent and if I try hard I can get to mid 800’s, but I play now for fun. About once or twice a year I try to summon all my patience and put together a serious run for 900 just to see if I can still do it. Made it to 846 I think this year. Haven’t made it to 900 since ‘17.

We live the same experience, my friend. I have made one teal attempt at WS each of the last two seasons ( I have played The Show since first iteration but just started SD last year).

Last year I hit 870 and this year 876. Last year I had a few soul crushing losses that ended that run and this year 2 disconnect losses that put me over the edge at that point. Mentally far too draining for my sanity !

And like the guy said above, consistent “practice” for a video game that is supposed to be a “getaway” from stress is one step too far ( and my wife would have me committed “.

It’s not as much about practicing as it is about committing to playing on legend/HOF and sticking to it. Believe it or not you will get used to the pitch speeds and timing windows.

You guys go ahead and complain instead so every mode in the game is on slow pitch softball, with strike zone pcis and you can’t strike out.

They already gave you whiners cumulative wins and you still complain.

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@codywolfgang_xbl said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

I mean…..yeah you’re not wrong. But I certainly am not gonna put in the time it would require of me to get that good. I’m too old and have too many responsibilities. I already spend too much time on this game.

Man, I am way too old to ever be elite at this game too. My 11 year old son has unreal reaction times when hitting ( but doesn’t understand the pitching strategy yet). Makes me realize how much my hand eye reaction has slowed.

Agreed. This is the only PS game I own and it’s simply because I love baseball!! I’ve been playing since 2015. The first time I saw the Topps cards on the screen and was like “I had that card when I was a kid”, I was hooked. I was a really player in ‘17, but like you my reaction time has slowed drastically!! I’m still decent and if I try hard I can get to mid 800’s, but I play now for fun. About once or twice a year I try to summon all my patience and put together a serious run for 900 just to see if I can still do it. Made it to 846 I think this year. Haven’t made it to 900 since ‘17.

We live the same experience, my friend. I have made one teal attempt at WS each of the last two seasons ( I have played The Show since first iteration but just started SD last year).

Last year I hit 870 and this year 876. Last year I had a few soul crushing losses that ended that run and this year 2 disconnect losses that put me over the edge at that point. Mentally far too draining for my sanity !

And like the guy said above, consistent “practice” for a video game that is supposed to be a “getaway” from stress is one step too far ( and my wife would have me committed “.

It’s not as much about practicing as it is about committing to playing on legend/HOF and sticking to it. Believe it or not you will get used to the pitch speeds and timing windows.

You guys go ahead and complain instead so every mode in the game is on slow pitch softball, with strike zone pcis and you can’t strike out.

They already gave you whiners cumulative wins and you still complain.

No need to be an a**. I didn’t slog the mode, just said the dedication to get consistent at legend speeds is beyond my days. If you read any post of mine, you would see I am 100% against cumulative wins and points for WS and BR rewards and in the huge minority there.

Most times I have seen you comment you have seemed pretty cool
So I will chalk the last few up to you having a bad day. .

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@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@codywolfgang_xbl said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@oreorockstar_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mjfc_363_psn said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

@mrwonderful95 said in I have to say…HOF pitch speeds are ridiculous:

For us mere mortals HOF just isn’t fun. The pitch speeds are just too fast and the gameplay is straight up boring. I get a few hits, my opponent gets a few hits and whoever hits more HRs win. There’s really no variety to hitting on this difficulty for ranked. Going from all star to HOF with the varying timing windows is brutal for me. Sorry for venting…feel like they ruined RS this year.

It’s more or less whoever gets lucky with home runs is the winner. HOF is brutally ridiculous!!!

Makes you appreciate people like Littlemann and Weens who hit Legemd like it’s Veteran for most.

I mean…..yeah you’re not wrong. But I certainly am not gonna put in the time it would require of me to get that good. I’m too old and have too many responsibilities. I already spend too much time on this game.

Man, I am way too old to ever be elite at this game too. My 11 year old son has unreal reaction times when hitting ( but doesn’t understand the pitching strategy yet). Makes me realize how much my hand eye reaction has slowed.

Agreed. This is the only PS game I own and it’s simply because I love baseball!! I’ve been playing since 2015. The first time I saw the Topps cards on the screen and was like “I had that card when I was a kid”, I was hooked. I was a really player in ‘17, but like you my reaction time has slowed drastically!! I’m still decent and if I try hard I can get to mid 800’s, but I play now for fun. About once or twice a year I try to summon all my patience and put together a serious run for 900 just to see if I can still do it. Made it to 846 I think this year. Haven’t made it to 900 since ‘17.

We live the same experience, my friend. I have made one teal attempt at WS each of the last two seasons ( I have played The Show since first iteration but just started SD last year).

Last year I hit 870 and this year 876. Last year I had a few soul crushing losses that ended that run and this year 2 disconnect losses that put me over the edge at that point. Mentally far too draining for my sanity !

And like the guy said above, consistent “practice” for a video game that is supposed to be a “getaway” from stress is one step too far ( and my wife would have me committed “.

It’s not as much about practicing as it is about committing to playing on legend/HOF and sticking to it. Believe it or not you will get used to the pitch speeds and timing windows.

You guys go ahead and complain instead so every mode in the game is on slow pitch softball, with strike zone pcis and you can’t strike out.

They already gave you whiners cumulative wins and you still complain.

No need to be an a**. I didn’t slog the mode, just said the dedication to get consistent at legend speeds is beyond my days. If you read any post of mine, you would see I am 100% against cumulative wins and points for WS and BR rewards and in the huge minority there.

Most times I have seen you comment you have seemed pretty cool
So I will chalk the last few up to you having a bad day. .

My bad…I was just on a posting spree and didn’t necessarily mean that directly to you. Just scares me
If everything plays like it does on all-star next year.