When are they actually going to address the issues with fielding?

SDS

At this point, we are all aware of the various problems with this game. Hitting, fielding, pitching, they all have their issues. I browse these forums and see them daily, like the rest of us. But when is SDS actually going to do something about it? Year in and year out it's the same story.

I took a break for a few days, but decided to get on today to play. Hear me out, this actually happened:

First batter - routine grounder to the left of the SS. He clearly gets to the ball in time, but for whatever reason, it goes under the glove. I shrug it off, I've seen it happen alot recently, so whatever. Guy on first.

Second batter, guy bunts it hard down the first base line. I field it with my first baseman charging, and take not even one step to his left for the tag, and he misses the tag. Whatever - guy on first and second.

Third batter - another groundball to the left of the shortstop. Once again, he gets to the ball and yet again, for whatever reason the ball goes under the glove, and at this point, I'm furious. It gets better. With the guy rounding third to score, I switch to my CF to try to grab it and throw him out at the plate. HE RUNS RIGHT THROUGH THE BALL WITHOUT TRYING TO PICK IT UP. I got no animation whatsoever.

I pause and offer a friendly in hopes of my opponent seeing this seriously flawed game in action. Of course, declined. I gave him the win, it's not his problem, but there's no reason to play when this is the game they put out for us to play.

https://youtu.be/hs0E5jIrVR4

https://youtu.be/oK0vyU45Xj4

SDS

this game is garbage i flirted with not buying the game this year but since i always do and is my favorite sport i went ahead and bought it next year this is not happening im keeping my $105.00

SDS

Massive improvements will need to be made for me to even consider buying 21. I honestly feel scammed by what they have done this year.

SDS

I wonder if they actually can. If the scripting is as baked into the game as I suspect it is they might not be able to fix it without scrapping the entire fielding system.

SDS

I attached the videos in the post for your enjoyment.

https://youtu.be/hs0E5jIrVR4

https://youtu.be/oK0vyU45Xj4

SDS

Im checking this forum everyday for a new patch. Really would like to play. But everyday im disappointed more and more to the point im in fear if itakes too long im Gonna lose so much interest no patch is gonna bring me back.

SDS

Hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. Let's not make it seem like there is only one issue right now. Give them an array of issues and maybe, just maybe, one will actually get fixed for good.

SDS

@aaronjw76 said in When are they actually going to address the issues with fielding?:

Hitting, fielding, pitching, and base running. Let's not make it seem like there is only one issue right now. Give them an array of issues and maybe, just maybe, one will actually get fixed for good.

I can deal with the hitting and pitching flaws, or the occasional baserunning issue - but combine all of that with not even being able to field the ball, then it's just unplayable. What are you supposed to do?

SDS

Here's the funny thing about this issue:

The following are the notes to patch 1.06. Notice the third bullet point.

In-Game

  • Fixed a rare occurrence where deep hit balls could bounce under and through the OF wall, resulting in a ground rule double. We also fixed one occurrence where the ball could pass through the HR wall on the fly.

*Fixed a specific situation where the baserunner would go into base standing, when he needed to be urgently sliding.

*Slightly expanded the radius that a defender can successfully tag out a baserunner when they collide in the base path during rundowns or instances when the defender is going into a throw animation, while the baserunner is passing through him.

*Increased the ability of the pitcher to successfully tag out runners at home plate, when the pitcher has to cover home plate following a wild pitch or passed ball.

*Lead Runner Window will no longer display if the fielder or runner settings are set to “Auto.”

SDS

The fielding is the biggest and most glaring issue. I can live with the hitting and pitching as it is now. I think pitch speeds on HOF are perfect. When fielders can be on the icon and don't react to fly balls that's bad.

SDS

Thats nothing compares to this one.

https://youtu.be/Xn_havG6vYE

SDS

Not a single facet of this game plays right. I've stopped playing DD until there's a legitimate patch. I can deal with some flaws in a game, but this is extreme.

SDS

That’s a classic the show 20 start to a game, I feel you.

Sometimes the outfielders lock in to a fly ball nowhere near the marker and misses the balls. Happened to me to start my 12-0 br game.

SDS

Next March.