@ComebackLogic said in Pitching on all star vs HOF:
Personally, I can’t hit the ball on HoF this year. I’ve played since ‘16, use a monitor and usually play the majority of my games in the 800-900 range in years past. I was often found to be using the phrase “all star hell” last year as well and hated it, the game played much better on HoF in my opinion.
This year, it’s just not possible to hit the ball for me. HoF is a lot harder than legend was last year. I can’t hit a fastball up and in from a same handed pitcher, even if I swing as soon as the ball leaves the pitchers hand. If somebody wanted to just spam fastballs up and in, I’d be totally helpless with no defense, because it’s not physically possible to turn it around in the window for swing timing provided. I’ve found myself striking out 15-25 times per game on HoF when it’s particularly bad. I’ve also had the odd game where I’m fine and I’ve scored heavily on HoF but it’s been extremely rare since 1.04.
As an experienced RS player at HoF level (usually play 1500-2000 games each year) the game doesn’t feel like it’s playing as intended. I’ve not struggled like this since I played ‘16 on an old TV with huge input lag. While I’ve never been elite or a particularly good hitter, I literally cannot touch the ball with the bat on HoF this year at times no matter what I do. In my opinion, based on previous experience, something is wrong and not working as intended for that to be the case.
I tend to feel the same way, except I'm admittedly a below average hitter. Last year I could get by on HOF but I was far from great, this year I'm having issues catching up to fast balls on all star. The strange thing though, is that some games feel a lot better than others, some games I'll swing as the ball leaves the pitchers hand and it's still in the catchers glove before my swing animation happens.
I don't know what the cause is, or what the answer may be, if any at all (if this is by design so be it I guess), but if you're not an elite hitter this game isnt a lot of fun online right now.