Things Have to Change

SDS

I know everyone gets excited about the new game year after year. I appreciate the developers focusing on new features and modes, but there HAS to be fixes to game play.

1.) Frozen and unresponsive fielders: On routine plays. First base throw urgency and the ability for a catcher to chase a player back to third on a run down instead on conceding that the runner will go back to third.

2.) Run down logic: Show me the entire base and stop acting like guys can stop and turn from running to third to running home as soon as you lift your throwing arm as a catcher. Also, please show the entire base path a better understanding of where the runner is on the base patch is more obvious.

3.) Pitcher motions and fielding: If a pitcher falls off the the left when he throws the ball do not have him instantly field everything to his right like he started down the middle or on that side. Also, if a pitcher fields as a 48 and my SS field as a 92+, I want to see more pitcher errors than star shortstop errors.

4.) Pitcher confidence impacting where the ball goes: I mean come on... add a hitter confidence too if you are going down that route. If I strike you out twice are you going to feel as confident in at bat #3? I think the confidence meter should be gone and the stamina meter should have more impact as to where the ball goes.

5.) PPP: I just hate it. Giving one input more accuracy than another is something I cannot get behind. Guys that go 110-12 want more control into going 122-0 like they are just losing too many games from the same thing that their opponents are dealing with while also dealing the with skill gap between them and advanced WS players.

I spend a lot of time on the game and likely not purchase the new game to spend more time with my family. With that said, I do not like pinpoint, perfect-perfect throws in the game being controlled by the opponent and such. I think the cards metrics should mean something and now they only tie to the size of the outer and inner PCI (if that). It is just too much work for me to play a baseball game now and that is a shame. Now, if SDS can institute a way for every card to be obtained without playing online I would be all about it even if I have to grind. But playing a hundreds of 3-9 inning games online at various difficulty levels while limiting the cards I can actually use is just not something I am interested in anymore.

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They won't fix anything. They don't need to because everyone keeps buying this game each year. Wow! A shiny new card? Who cares when you can't play because the servers are down or you get into freeze off #303,392 of the year?

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@schwizzle_nizzle said in Things Have to Change:

They won't fix anything. They don't need to because everyone keeps buying this game each year. Wow! A shiny new card? Who cares when you can't play because the servers are down or you get into freeze off #303,392 of the year?

I just lost to a xbox guy who threw around 130 pitches with Logan Webb and still had green stamina. He spammed sinkers and because I was on the road and the game was laggy I kept making weak contact and I had to guess a lot because timing windows were horrible… he got rewarded for his weak hits with a wall scrapper and three consecutive off the inner pci hits… Beat me 2-1 because my good swings rated with P, 14 and 15 were not enough, lineouts and singles was all I got until the 9th when I hit a homerun… btw, I had three homeruns in the 9th but two were just early on inside pitches and ended up going foul.

But hey, this is a really good game and StICk SkiLlS ReIgN SupReMe… I can’t say the game is dog**** because I’ll get banned again.

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@ibonafidescrub_ said in Things Have to Change:

@schwizzle_nizzle said in Things Have to Change:

They won't fix anything. They don't need to because everyone keeps buying this game each year. Wow! A shiny new card? Who cares when you can't play because the servers are down or you get into freeze off #303,392 of the year?

I just lost to a xbox guy who threw around 130 pitches with Logan Webb and still had green stamina. He spammed sinkers and because I was on the road and the game was laggy I kept making weak contact and I had to guess a lot because timing windows were horrible… he got rewarded for his weak hits with a wall scrapper and three consecutive off the inner pci hits… Beat me 2-1 because my good swings rated with P, 14 and 15 were not enough, lineouts and singles was all I got until the 9th when I hit a homerun…btw, I had three homeruns in the 9th but two were just early on inside pitches and ended up going foul.

But hey, this is a really good game and StICk SkiLlS ReIgN SupReMe… I can’t say the game is dog**** because I’ll get banned again.

Edit: Forgot to mention that I scored 14 runs the game before this one because timing windows felt like offline play… went from a really smooth game to a lag fest.

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@ibonafidescrub_ said in Things Have to Change:

@schwizzle_nizzle said in Things Have to Change:

They won't fix anything. They don't need to because everyone keeps buying this game each year. Wow! A shiny new card? Who cares when you can't play because the servers are down or you get into freeze off #303,392 of the year?

I just lost to a xbox guy who threw around 130 pitches with Logan Webb and still had green stamina. He spammed sinkers and because I was on the road and the game was laggy I kept making weak contact and I had to guess a lot because timing windows were horrible… he got rewarded for his weak hits with a wall scrapper and three consecutive off the inner pci hits… Beat me 2-1 because my good swings rated with P, 14 and 15 were not enough, lineouts and singles was all I got until the 9th when I hit a homerun… btw, I had three homeruns in the 9th but two were just early on inside pitches and ended up going foul.

But hey, this is a really good game and StICk SkiLlS ReIgN SupReMe… I can’t say the game is dog**** because I’ll get banned again.

Wah

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It's like the state of the game is like when a ponzi scheme is on its last legs. They know it's only a matter of time before the jig is up. More and more eyes are opening to what I realized in '19.

Same game same players....3-5 new legends and some half baked ideas to get you in the door. Then they will string out the features over a span of 3-5 years.
Example:

'21 new stadiums no night games
'22 now you can do night games
'23 now a dome option!!!
'24 now you can take an original mlb stadium and customize it. Want dinosaurs at dodger stadium??? You got it!!

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@tomivory23_psn said in Things Have to Change:

It's like the state of the game is like when a ponzi scheme is on its last legs. They know it's only a matter of time before the jig is up. More and more eyes are opening to what I realized in '19.

Same game same players....3-5 new legends and some half baked ideas to get you in the door. Then they will string out the features over a span of 3-5 years.
Example:

'21 new stadiums no night games
'22 now you can do night games
'23 now a dome option!!!
'24 now you can take an original mlb stadium and customize it. Want dinosaurs at dodger stadium??? You got it!!

Right now, SDS is losing their mind wondering who leaked out their business plan.

SDS

I noticed in 19'. The money isnt in the cure...its in the treatment.

That's why you slowly make gameplay better. Fix one issue at a time every year.

If It doesnt make sense. Take a donut...one donut to last you all day. How would you eat it...that's what they are doing. They are running our of ideas to keep us engaged.

Oh and they will expand on parallel for the next 3-4 years....instead of...wait for it.. .

Improving gameplay

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@tomivory23_psn said in Things Have to Change:

It's like the state of the game is like when a ponzi scheme is on its last legs. They know it's only a matter of time before the jig is up. More and more eyes are opening to what I realized in '19.

Same game same players....3-5 new legends and some half baked ideas to get you in the door. Then they will string out the features over a span of 3-5 years.
Example:

'21 new stadiums no night games
'22 now you can do night games
'23 now a dome option!!!
'24 now you can take an original mlb stadium and customize it. Want dinosaurs at dodger stadium??? You got it!!

'25 now you can choose different uniforms in online rated 😂

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@john3221_psn said in Things Have to Change:

@tomivory23_psn said in Things Have to Change:

It's like the state of the game is like when a ponzi scheme is on its last legs. They know it's only a matter of time before the jig is up. More and more eyes are opening to what I realized in '19.

Same game same players....3-5 new legends and some half baked ideas to get you in the door. Then they will string out the features over a span of 3-5 years.
Example:

'21 new stadiums no night games
'22 now you can do night games
'23 now a dome option!!!
'24 now you can take an original mlb stadium and customize it. Want dinosaurs at dodger stadium??? You got it!!

'25 now you can choose different uniforms in online rated 😂

Nah. 3rd jersey option in DD for ‘25 then jersey patches for ‘26. Maybe different uniforms in online rated in ‘27.

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@tomivory23_psn said in Things Have to Change:

It's like the state of the game is like when a ponzi scheme is on its last legs. They know it's only a matter of time before the jig is up. More and more eyes are opening to what I realized in '19.

Same game same players....3-5 new legends and some half baked ideas to get you in the door. Then they will string out the features over a span of 3-5 years.
Example:

'21 new stadiums no night games
'22 now you can do night games
'23 now a dome option!!!
'24 now you can take an original mlb stadium and customize it. Want dinosaurs at dodger stadium??? You got it!!

Gosh, I love you

SDS

@tomivory23_psn said in Things Have to Change:

It's like the state of the game is like when a ponzi scheme is on its last legs. They know it's only a matter of time before the jig is up. More and more eyes are opening to what I realized in '19.

Same game same players....3-5 new legends and some half baked ideas to get you in the door. Then they will string out the features over a span of 3-5 years.
Example:

'21 new stadiums no night games
'22 now you can do night games
'23 now a dome option!!!
'24 now you can take an original mlb stadium and customize it. Want dinosaurs at dodger stadium??? You got it!!

lol absolutely mate

its amazing to see how many people are ripping on the game - yet there is only like 2 or 3 guys who will blow anyone who also loves the game in this forum - like a small circle [censored] of fan boy gamers

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ah yes those that dont agree are fan boys and yet those that hate it so much continue to purchase lmao

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@hustlinowl_psn said in Things Have to Change:

ah yes those that dont agree are fan boys and yet those that hate it so much continue to purchase lmao

From your perspective the game is better man, I don’t see as many problems in Online Rated as there are in DD.

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@ibonafidescrub_ said in Things Have to Change:

@hustlinowl_psn said in Things Have to Change:

ah yes those that dont agree are fan boys and yet those that hate it so much continue to purchase lmao

From your perspective the game is better man, I don’t see as many problems in Online Rated as there are in DD.

Still not happy with what they did to online franchise/leagues and the lack of small features to online rated regular teams.

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I wish outlier worked more like a “dial it up” style quirk where you can use it to hit 102 when you need to, but it has stamina penalties.. So DeGrom could through 99-100 most of the time, but when he gets in trouble that’s when outlier could be activated.

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@jcassaro44_mlbts said in Things Have to Change:

I wish outlier worked more like a “dial it up” style quirk where you can use it to hit 102 when you need to, but it has stamina penalties.. So DeGrom could through 99-100 most of the time, but when he gets in trouble that’s when outlier could be activated.

I like this idea, and to expand on this how bout making all the live perks activateable in certain situations as opposed to them being activated in the background. And once you activate a perk it has a cool down time until it can be activated again. Obviously the perks that encompass the whole game (aka daytime player, or road warrior) are automatic and function in the background.

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@jcassaro44_mlbts said in Things Have to Change:

I wish outlier worked more like a “dial it up” style quirk where you can use it to hit 102 when you need to, but it has stamina penalties.. So DeGrom could through 99-100 most of the time, but when he gets in trouble that’s when outlier could be activated.

Maybe outlier FB is its own pitch with big stamina drain plus a little control loss and not a quirk?

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Making outlier variable like that would make hitting harder, not easier. How could you even time a fastball if you don't know if it's gonna be 98 or 102 any given time? I'd rather just have the one fastball speed and be able to adjust to it. You can't adjust to random (try hitting a knuckleballer in this game).

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@vk_ratliff_psn said in Things Have to Change:

Making outlier variable like that would make hitting harder, not easier. How could you even time a fastball if you don't know if it's gonna be 98 or 102 any given time? I'd rather just have the one fastball speed and be able to adjust to it. You can't adjust to random (try hitting a knuckleballer in this game).

You’re somewhat ignoring the entire idea behind it being that you don’t always get to hit 102. Just a few times a game when you really needed it. So 55/60 FBs being 98 and the other 5 hitting 102 isn’t going to mess up your rhythm like you are saying. Still seems pointless, outlier is fine it’s the amount of guys they decided should hit 102 all game every game with accuracy. And honestly the bigger issue is probably that a 99 mph fastball with outlier hits 102, but and a 95 mph sinker with outlier also hits 102, then a 97 mph cutter hits 102. They just gave everything the same speed which makes no sense. If anything it should just add +3 like it does to a FB, a 99mph sinker is more than enough.