Showdown is telling of this games flaws

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Showdown is basically a dice roll. You can consistently square up balls —which is very easy to do on the difficulty given and it’s just out after out after out.

Which imo is not right especially when you are charging ppl to enter.

Look. This is a video game. You can’t say

You need to do A B and C for input and when you do. WE DECIDE if we will ALLOW you to be successful based on algorithms.

That is not a game. That’s a gamble.

I get every once in a while good contact goes to the defense but I mean...you are asking ppl to come back from a 15-0 deficit and then you are perfect perfect good good good squared outing them for 75% of the inputs. It’s just silly.

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I've lost 2 showdowns all year, I must be playing a different game

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incoming 50 posts about how people went in with only common pitchers hitting and hit 16 straight grand slams while using DK Bongos

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Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

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Showdown is pretty simple. You have two groups.

  1. Those who complete it successfully are mentally strong.

  2. Those who fail are chokers and can’t handle the pressure of a possibility of failure.

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@frizbgirl22 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Showdown is pretty simple. You have two groups.

  1. Those who complete it successfully are mentally strong.

  2. Those who fail are chokers and can’t handle the pressure of a possibility of failure.

Those who get 12-0 in BR are 10/10 alpha males who have 5 girlfriends and a 9 figure job where they work 3 hours a week, while those who get 12-1 are disease ridden mongrels who should be wiped from the earth in order to make way for more 12-0 superchads.

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@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

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@frizbgirl22 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Showdown is pretty simple. You have two groups.

  1. Those who complete it successfully are mentally strong.

  2. Those who fail are chokers and can’t handle the pressure of a possibility of failure.

Yeah, they choked when their good hits were nerfed and the CPU makes insane defensive plays. Totally the fault of the player.

How can I improve my perfect/perfect hits to be successful? Since you seem to have figured it out.

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@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

this. I'm statistically one of the worst players ever (Never even got a hit in 500 online games), yet I can sleepwalk through showdown. Already got all 30 FoTF and mantle just from a few days of occasionally pressing X while watching TV

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@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

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@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

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@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

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@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

Am I playing a different game from everyone else? because the way you guys talk it seems like it, I have a friend that's completed all 30 fotf players so far using showdowns exclusively, are we playing a different game than you guys?

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@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

Am I playing a different game from everyone else? because the way you guys talk it seems like it, I have a friend that's completed all 30 fotf players so far using showdowns exclusively, are we playing a different game than you guys?

My dad works for MLB The Show and he says that's not true. He also said Mew is under the truck outside Shadow Moses Island

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@ImDFC said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

Am I playing a different game from everyone else? because the way you guys talk it seems like it, I have a friend that's completed all 30 fotf players so far using showdowns exclusively, are we playing a different game than you guys?

My dad works for MLB The Show and he says that's not true. He also said Mew is under the truck outside Shadow Moses Island

Man I’ve been looking for Mew for 20 years thank you for this

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@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

Am I playing a different game from everyone else? because the way you guys talk it seems like it, I have a friend that's completed all 30 fotf players so far using showdowns exclusively, are we playing a different game than you guys?

You're a better hitter, so you have more perfect hits than most, so more fall in. Same as the better hitters in RS overcoming rng.

When you have less good hits it's easier to point to them not falling or getting robbed.

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@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

Am I playing a different game from everyone else? because the way you guys talk it seems like it, I have a friend that's completed all 30 fotf players so far using showdowns exclusively, are we playing a different game than you guys?

I have a friend who has done enough showdowns to complete each FOTF player 3 times over. He says the amount of bs is unreal.

So yeah, apparently the CPU does different things for different players during their games. Otherwise, their would be ONE strategy to beat the ONLY thing the CPU does in EVERY GAME.

Games are different for everyone is what I’m saying.

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If you want an actual criticism from me, It's just that it feels like the CPU difficulty presented is NOT the same as the play vs CPU equivalent. watching Tyler Duffey go from so wild he walked two batters in a row without getting close to the zone to watching him dot the corners 3 straight batters and never once making a mistake pitch is pretty jarring, and I don't think I've ever seen that in an MLB game.

I think we'd be better off if they just didn't tell you what the difficulty is at all

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@maskedgrappler said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

Am I playing a different game from everyone else? because the way you guys talk it seems like it, I have a friend that's completed all 30 fotf players so far using showdowns exclusively, are we playing a different game than you guys?

You're a better hitter, so you have more perfect hits than most, so more fall in. Same as the better hitters in RS overcoming rng.

When you have less good hits it's easier to point to them not falling or getting robbed.

But that’s not game flaw then, that’s player flaw

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@maskedgrappler said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@skepple15 said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

@SHOW_TIME_ryan said in Showdown is telling of this games flaws:

Fake news. Nothing wrong with Showdown cause there’s players who have no trouble with it. Their experience speaks for everyone else’s experience.

We finally have an offline mode that's somewhat challenging (though not really) that gives good rewards and people cry because they can't mindlessly grind like back in 18 where we could play the Rockies at coors on rookie mindlessly to rack up our 500 hits that we needed. Sorry.

I think their more frustrated with the nerfed hits and CPU making awesome plays to take one away...repeatedly. How do you combat that? Like, when you do everything right but the game is making the decisions....frustrating.

In showdown I'd say 90% of my perfect hits drop, i'll even keep track next final boss I do, most of my good squared's fall, once in awhile the computer makes a great play, but if 1 play is ruining your whole showdown experience I don't really know what to tell you.

Like I said, your experience with it puts all the others to rest. If the CPU is only every once in a while taking one away from you....does that mean it’s doing the same for everyone else?

Am I playing a different game from everyone else? because the way you guys talk it seems like it, I have a friend that's completed all 30 fotf players so far using showdowns exclusively, are we playing a different game than you guys?

You're a better hitter, so you have more perfect hits than most, so more fall in. Same as the better hitters in RS overcoming rng.

When you have less good hits it's easier to point to them not falling or getting robbed.

I’m not even a great hitter, and I’ve had no issues with my perfect hits falling.

The CPU will always make good plays in any mode you play, it isn’t exclusive to showdown. And my hits definitely aren’t nerfed just because I’m playing showdown.