Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating

SDS

What the hell SDS?

Seriously?

How long do we have to play this cheating mode until you patch it and make it balanced?

I just lost to Degrom in NL East final Showdown scoring only 3 runs.I hit into 4 bases loaded double plays on pitching up in the zone.

I hit into more double plays in Showdown than I have in RS in the last 4 years.

But the WORST part of Showdown is a cheating pitching AI.

NOBODY I repeat NOBODY can paint corners on the dots over and over and over and over again all Showdown long.

This never happens in Conquest,Play VS CPU,RS,BR ect....

It ONLY happens in Showdown.It's not that it's difficult it's that is rigged against me.

I have beaten every Showdowns multiple times but I always feel like I am playing against an invisible force that rigged the game against me.I can't just be skilled at the game,I have to be lucky and pray the game let's me win sometimes.

Degrom wouldn't walk him today.I had twelve 3-2 counts and he threw a perfect change up or a silder on the dot to strike me out.Nobody can do that.

Fix this mode.Screw it remove it if you can't fix it.But I am being charged 1000 stubs to play a mode that is clearly rigged against the player.Mind you it's beatable but it's not only up to you.

SDS

You’re waaaay overthinking it lol

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@Whereismymind808 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

You’re waaaay overthinking it lol

I am not.I played Showdown all the time for the past week and have seen the subtle things others might miss.

It's clearly cheating.I haven't even mentioned gold glove plays CPU makes all the time.

SDS

@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Whereismymind808 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

You’re waaaay overthinking it lol

I am not.I played Showdown all the time for the past week and have seen the subtle things others might miss.

It's clearly cheating.I haven't even mentioned gold glove plays CPU makes all the time.

I know it's frustrating, but it has always been like that. The showdowns are played within the Moments parameters, moments have always been like this too. Imo it's best to just shrug off all the BS that's going on and clear your head for another run. Until you get what you need and then never touch it again.

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@raesONE said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Whereismymind808 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

You’re waaaay overthinking it lol

I am not.I played Showdown all the time for the past week and have seen the subtle things others might miss.

It's clearly cheating.I haven't even mentioned gold glove plays CPU makes all the time.

I know it's frustrating, but it has always been like that. The showdowns are played within the Moments parameters, moments have always been like this too. Imo it's best to just shrug off all the BS that's going on and clear your head for another run. Until you get what you need and then never touch it again.

I just hate how NL East is the only Showdown that kicks my [censored] 50% of the time.

Degrom and Scherzer are cheat codes and I have to beat them both if I want to win

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@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@raesONE said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Whereismymind808 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

You’re waaaay overthinking it lol

I am not.I played Showdown all the time for the past week and have seen the subtle things others might miss.

It's clearly cheating.I haven't even mentioned gold glove plays CPU makes all the time.

I know it's frustrating, but it has always been like that. The showdowns are played within the Moments parameters, moments have always been like this too. Imo it's best to just shrug off all the BS that's going on and clear your head for another run. Until you get what you need and then never touch it again.

I just hate how NL East is the only Showdown that kicks my [censored] 50% of the time.

Degrom and Scherzer are cheat codes and I have to beat them both if I want to win

Yeah I found them challenging too. The AL East was a bit like that as well, but the NL East is probably the toughest. All you can do is try again man. Or you could also consider playing MTO, but that takes a serious chunk of time. Either way, good luck man.

SDS

I hate to agree but Degrom is a cheat

I’ve finished 1st inning showdown on first try and finished other division showdowns, got 9 team affinity’s, but the 3 times I faced Degrom i get cheated.

Why? Because I was patient, wore him down to over 100 pitches with energy in red and non existent confidence, and each time I was about 2-3 runs from victory THAT is when he goes super saiyen and dots pitches like crazy, doesn’t walk anyone and squared up pitches are all outs. Sorry but that IS cheating. If he is like that at the start and you have to wear him down that would be fine but not at the end with zero energy and confidence, that’s a cheat code.

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@raesONE said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@raesONE said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@Whereismymind808 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

You’re waaaay overthinking it lol

I am not.I played Showdown all the time for the past week and have seen the subtle things others might miss.

It's clearly cheating.I haven't even mentioned gold glove plays CPU makes all the time.

I know it's frustrating, but it has always been like that. The showdowns are played within the Moments parameters, moments have always been like this too. Imo it's best to just shrug off all the BS that's going on and clear your head for another run. Until you get what you need and then never touch it again.

I just hate how NL East is the only Showdown that kicks my [censored] 50% of the time.

Degrom and Scherzer are cheat codes and I have to beat them both if I want to win

Yeah I found them challenging too. The AL East was a bit like that as well, but the NL East is probably the toughest. All you can do is try again man. Or you could also consider playing MTO, but that takes a serious chunk of time. Either way, good luck man.

Thanks mate.It's just pissing me off.I lost and hour of my life LOL

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@flavs83 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

I hate to agree but Degrom is a cheat

I’ve finished 1st inning showdown on first try and finished other division showdowns, got 9 team affinity’s, but the 3 times I faced Degrom i get cheated.

Why? Because I was patient, wore him down to over 100 pitches with energy in red and non existent confidence, and each time I was about 2-3 runs from victory THAT is when he goes super saiyen and dots pitches like crazy, doesn’t walk anyone and squared up pitches are all outs. Sorry but that IS cheating. If he is like that at the start and you have to wear him down that would be fine but not at the end with zero energy and confidence, that’s a cheat code.

He was striking me out on 3-4 pitches when he was in the red at the end.

And I rarely strike out swinging

SDS

Oh...you have a tough time vs two of the best pitchers in baseball? Weird...

Get real. Nobody is cheating you. I’ve gone through showdown and crushed it, then done the same one and faced a boss and not gotten a hit. It’s not cheating. It happens. Quit crying. Get real.

SDS

Like someone said, it's all moments, moments have always had screwed up sliders. Rookie pitchers throwing 10 balls in a row, bronze fielders making highlight reel plays on the regular. It is what it is.

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The first wave of moments last year were garbage, but they improved as the game cycled, I'm sure they will do the same with Showdown. I'm sure they will make some improvements to the 2nd Inning Program Showdowns. Similar to MTO and Moments last year, they put a lot of work into these modes, so it doesn't benefit them to turn people off, they will likely find a happy medium.

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I beat Degrom putting up I think it was 11 runs while only using 2 outs, it’s not a cheat.

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@skepple15 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

I beat Degrom putting up I think it was 11 runs while only using 2 outs, it’s not a cheat.

Well good for you mate.

I beat Degrom just know with 4 outs left.

Tough MTF

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@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

@skepple15 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

I beat Degrom putting up I think it was 11 runs while only using 2 outs, it’s not a cheat.

Well good for you mate.

I beat Degrom just know with 4 outs left.

Tough MTF

Good job, if the game was cheating you wouldn't win, good job getting it done.

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@flavs83 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

I hate to agree but Degrom is a cheat

I’ve finished 1st inning showdown on first try and finished other division showdowns, got 9 team affinity’s, but the 3 times I faced Degrom i get cheated.

Why? Because I was patient, wore him down to over 100 pitches with energy in red and non existent confidence, and each time I was about 2-3 runs from victory THAT is when he goes super saiyen and dots pitches like crazy, doesn’t walk anyone and squared up pitches are all outs. Sorry but that IS cheating. If he is like that at the start and you have to wear him down that would be fine but not at the end with zero energy and confidence, that’s a cheat code.

I agree with this. I haven’t done that NL east one but I think all the boss pitchers are WAY too effective with little energy.

It’s not even close to how pitchers are impacted when we are using them, and in that sense, I agree, it is rigged. If the pitchers confidence and stamina worked like it does to the user pitchers, these modes would be no challenge at all.

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@Saberq269 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

What the hell SDS?

Seriously?

How long do we have to play this cheating mode until you patch it and make it balanced?

I just lost to Degrom in NL East final Showdown scoring only 3 runs.I hit into 4 bases loaded double plays on pitching up in the zone.

I hit into more double plays in Showdown than I have in RS in the last 4 years.

But the WORST part of Showdown is a cheating pitching AI.

NOBODY I repeat NOBODY can paint corners on the dots over and over and over and over again all Showdown long.

This never happens in Conquest,Play VS CPU,RS,BR ect....

It ONLY happens in Showdown.It's not that it's difficult it's that is rigged against me.

I have beaten every Showdowns multiple times but I always feel like I am playing against an invisible force that rigged the game against me.I can't just be skilled at the game,I have to be lucky and pray the game let's me win sometimes.

Degrom wouldn't walk him today.I had twelve 3-2 counts and he threw a perfect change up or a silder on the dot to strike me out.Nobody can do that.

Fix this mode.Screw it remove it if you can't fix it.But I am being charged 1000 stubs to play a mode that is clearly rigged against the player.Mind you it's beatable but it's not only up to you.

I usually have no issues but it was pissing me off last night lining into double plays where the 1b catches it and tags your runner at same time 3 [censored] times vs cole when I needed 2 runs on perfect perfects

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@Whereismymind808 said in Something needs to be done about Showdown cheating:

You’re waaaay overthinking it lol

He's not overthinking anything. He realizes the AI is controlling the game and he feels like a pawn watching all his invested time being pizzed away . I've been there, I know exactly what he's trying to relate. I don't call it cheating, It's a designed part of the software engine. It's got triggers that kick-in a "virtual wall" that will keep a player from having any chance of winning a game. And when this kicks in you very OBVIOUSLY see the change in play.

I posted this a couple days ago. In one of the 12 out to score 4 runs Showdowns. First 2 guys in my lineup get singles and Helton crushes one to give me 3 of the 4 with the same 12 outs to go. And, I wasn't even trying. They were ultimate gopher balls all 3 that I tagged.

The AI trigger clicks and from that point on I couldn't hardly touch the ball. Fast-balls that were coming right through the middle of the zone that I supposedly "swung through" as the AI narrative likes to say. I didn't even get another hit. Just wanted to grab the person who wrote this code by the throat and say "Please get it together..no one in all of gaming land likes this silly [censored] even one bit".

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I’m sorry to come to the conclusion but anyone who complains about Showdown.. you’re just not that good and you need to practice.

Never thought I’d be a “get good” kind of guy, but seriously. Any decent player who’s failing at the Showdown can eventually adjust and succeed without much issue. Or at least can recognize what they are doing wrong and work on it.

Anyone who’s complaining, needs to really analyze how they are playing this game. Be self critical instead of accusing the AI of cheating.

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This won’t be a popular opinion - but I actually like that showdown is hard. A lot of the grinding in this game can become very auto-pilot...success is inevitable as long as you plod along and go through the motions. Showdown is A) a challenge and B) has consequences - it really sucks to go through all that to lose at the end.

Ive probably done 12 - 15 showdowns, and have won 6 times plus first inning...and that’s fine. It’s a nice change from the inevitability of finishing conquest, or finishing every moment on the first or second try. It reminds me of the “Moments Extreme” from last year - not everyone can do it, and it won’t be easy.

Anyway, just my 2 cents - good luck guys.