A controversial statement...

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I wish every online game played like the current event (Battle of the Stars part 2). I don't know what it is, but it just feels right to me. I don't get to play HOF in RS that often as my ranking fluctuates around the 600 level. Yes, I know the sliders are tweaked and it's not "real" HOF, but... I really like the way this event feels.

Yell at me below...

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I think this new event plays gross. I'm tired of facing the exact same pitchers and hitters. Add in common lefties in January and it makes me sick to even talk about it.

Let every card be available in January guys. Kinda a no brainer.

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@ccarr77_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I think this new event plays gross. I'm tired of facing the exact same pitchers and hitters. Add in common lefties in January and it makes me sick to even talk about it.

Let every card be available in January guys. Kinda a no brainer.

I get it regarding the same lineups. My comment was more on "gameplay". I just like the way the event plays.

Oddly, I did play one guy who had nothing but commons on his team. I give him an "A" for effort. I was up 8-0 in the bottom of the first, hit a grounder to 2nd, and... Freeze. But, he disconnected after a minute or so. I like that guy.

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@arvcpa_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I wish every online game played like the current event (Battle of the Stars part 2). I don't know what it is, but it just feels right to me. I don't get to play HOF in RS that often as my ranking fluctuates around the 600 level. Yes, I know the sliders are tweaked and it's not "real" HOF, but... I really like the way this event feels.

Yell at me below...

It doesn't feel like previous HOF events IMO. I'm hitting too many dingers for it to be true HOF. I'm also giving up more runs too.

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@ncstatehokie_mlbts said in A controversial statement...:

@arvcpa_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I wish every online game played like the current event (Battle of the Stars part 2). I don't know what it is, but it just feels right to me. I don't get to play HOF in RS that often as my ranking fluctuates around the 600 level. Yes, I know the sliders are tweaked and it's not "real" HOF, but... I really like the way this event feels.

Yell at me below...

It doesn't feel like previous HOF events IMO. I'm hitting too many dingers for it to be true HOF. I'm also giving up more runs too.

Way too many dingers. Like back to back to back

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@arvcpa_psn said in A controversial statement...:

@ccarr77_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I think this new event plays gross. I'm tired of facing the exact same pitchers and hitters. Add in common lefties in January and it makes me sick to even talk about it.

Let every card be available in January guys. Kinda a no brainer.

I get it regarding the same lineups. My comment was more on "gameplay". I just like the way the event plays.

Oddly, I did play one guy who had nothing but commons on his team. I give him an "A" for effort. I was up 8-0 in the bottom of the first, hit a grounder to 2nd, and... Freeze. But, he disconnected after a minute or so. I like that guy.

Speaking of gameplay I just hit a grounder to 2nd.

Want to guess what happened?

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I hate this Event. The prior 2 HOF events played great imo as you had pitcher duel, low scoring affairs. This one is a joke as I’m either scoring 3-4 runs in an inning or giving up those blowup innings. No in between.

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@rosborn27_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I hate this Event. The prior 2 HOF events played great imo as you had pitcher duel, low scoring affairs. This one is a joke as I’m either scoring 3-4 runs in an inning or giving up those blowup innings. No in between.

I get it. Maybe it's a false sense of accomplishment on my end as the event is advertised as HOF...

P.S. In my defense, I did say "a controversial statement..."

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@ccarr77_psn said in A controversial statement...:

Speaking of gameplay I just hit a grounder to 2nd.
Want to guess what happened?

I'm guessing the 2nd baseman threw to first, all your players walked off the field and went to Dairy Queen. That's what we used to do in little league.

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It’s because the pitching is toned down. You’re not seeing DeGrom and Ryan every game. Also with quick count people are not paying attention to their stamina because yes you personally only threw 5 pitches but the quick count put you at 13. If anything this event shows us just how OP pitching and stamina is this year. I agree I actually have enjoyed this game online possibly the first time all year playing this event.

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I won a game last night in the event without getting a hit. Won 1-0 in extra innings. 2 sac flies and managed to not give up a run on 3 hits.

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@arvcpa_psn said in A controversial statement...:

@rosborn27_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I hate this Event. The prior 2 HOF events played great imo as you had pitcher duel, low scoring affairs. This one is a joke as I’m either scoring 3-4 runs in an inning or giving up those blowup innings. No in between.

I get it. Maybe it's a false sense of accomplishment on my end as the event is advertised as HOF...

P.S. In my defense, I did say "a controversial statement..."

You did. I just have never seen so many blow up innings before. Either the other team or me, but seems like once a team gets even the slightest bit of momentum it inevitably follows with a HR and several runs. This is more offense than the Part 1 on AS and to me that just doesn’t make sense. Pitchers definitely worse but it’s not like Part 1 wasn’t the same Finest cards but now they just play worse.

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@rosborn27_psn said in A controversial statement...:

@arvcpa_psn said in A controversial statement...:

@rosborn27_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I hate this Event. The prior 2 HOF events played great imo as you had pitcher duel, low scoring affairs. This one is a joke as I’m either scoring 3-4 runs in an inning or giving up those blowup innings. No in between.

I get it. Maybe it's a false sense of accomplishment on my end as the event is advertised as HOF...

P.S. In my defense, I did say "a controversial statement..."

You did. I just have never seen so many blow up innings before. Either the other team or me, but seems like once a team gets even the slightest bit of momentum it inevitably follows with a HR and several runs. This is more offense than the Part 1 on AS and to me that just doesn’t make sense. Pitchers definitely worse but it’s not like Part 1 wasn’t the same Finest cards but now they just play worse.

"Blow up innings" is one way to put it. This thing is a home run fest that's just not fun. It's the insta home runs where I'm constantly asking myself "how did that go out." I know I didn't get good PCI placement. I just pressed the button and boom.

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@rosborn27_psn said in A controversial statement...:

but seems like once a team gets even the slightest bit of momentum it inevitably follows with a HR and several runs.

I would have considered that statement a conspiracy theory until this... from my game log, I was down 1-0 going into the top of the 3rd. Managed a pinch hit HR with Justice to jump ahead 2-1, then... well, read for yourself:

Inning 3:
Pirates batting. Clase in bullpen. Clase pitching. Winker grounded to center for a single. Justice pinch hit for Burnes. Justice homered to center (395 feet). Winker scores.* Loup in bullpen. Iglesias in bullpen. Reynolds hit to center for a single. Brett doubled to center. Reynolds advances to 3rd. Marte popped out to Turner (P4). Loup in bullpen. Freeman walked. Whitlock in bullpen. Whitlock pitching. Bellinger pinch hit for Perez. Bellinger struck out on a changeup low and in. Crawford reached second on a throwing error by Tatis Jr. (E6). Reynolds scores. Brett scores. Freeman advances to 3rd. Turner homered to left (413 feet). Freeman scores. Crawford scores. Winker homered to right (435 feet). Justice doubled to center. Reynolds flied out to Trout (F8).
Runs: 8 Hits: 7 Walks: 1 Errors: 1 Pitches: 52 Runners Left On: 1

Either that, or I am highly skilled at this game. Probably the latter.

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@arvcpa_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I wish every online game played like the current event (Battle of the Stars part 2). I don't know what it is, but it just feels right to me. I don't get to play HOF in RS that often as my ranking fluctuates around the 600 level. Yes, I know the sliders are tweaked and it's not "real" HOF, but... I really like the way this event feels.

Yell at me below...

I JUST THINK YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT !

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@ccarr77_psn said in A controversial statement...:

@ncstatehokie_mlbts said in A controversial statement...:

@arvcpa_psn said in A controversial statement...:

I wish every online game played like the current event (Battle of the Stars part 2). I don't know what it is, but it just feels right to me. I don't get to play HOF in RS that often as my ranking fluctuates around the 600 level. Yes, I know the sliders are tweaked and it's not "real" HOF, but... I really like the way this event feels.

Yell at me below...

It doesn't feel like previous HOF events IMO. I'm hitting too many dingers for it to be true HOF. I'm also giving up more runs too.

Way too many dingers. Like back to back to back

Yes, and I rarely do that on AS.

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I got my 60 wins and bounced. Whatever they did to sliders for this event I hope they never do again. I’ve played every event for the last 2 years and this to me (Part 2 specifically) was the worst.