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.