Best posts made by darkblue1876_PSN
Is it better to suck at the game? Well it certainly hasn't resulted in anything positive for me. I am easily among the worst online, and I routinely get matched up against guys that are 200 games over .500 with lineups full of guys with .400 avg 80 HR and get stuck facing Ryan or Degrom every single time.
Then when I get those rare moments where I get a lead either my opponent instantly quits, or the AI decides "darkblue rally stinks, so we will start gifting this other guy hits so he wins." I will then start having pitches despite perfect release point start going all over the place, resulting in a couple of gift walks, forcing me to go further into the zone and sure enough, BAM! Towering, no doubt 400 foot bomb for the other guy.posted in Diamond Dynasty
I suspect they wanted you to put it here so it will be easier for SDS to ignore them.posted in General Discussion
Nope was horrible with wired too. They'll give us all a free Mario Mendoza to make up for it.
As of today there are only 151 players hitting above .200 that qualify for the 2022 MLB batting championship and only 106 that are above .240. Mr. Mendoza may not seem so horrible by today's standards, although I completely get and appreciate the sarcasm in your post.posted in Diamond Dynasty
I definitely agree about being punished with pitching. I believe the game determines before the first pitch which team will win. Too many times I have had a pitcher with 91 control have a pitch with "perfect" release point indicate on the chart but the pitch will go nowhere where I aimed it. This results in a couple of gift walks to the player the AI has determined should win the game, resulting in me having to go much deeper into the hitting zone, thereby gifting the player the AI has determined should win can then start bashing many home runs, which destroys the pitchers confidence, resulting in a game that is lopsided.
I also notice that when you are the team the AI has determined should lose, and are at bat, the same pitches that were called balls when you were on the mound are magically strikes while you are at the plate. Another favorite tactic by SDS is to ensure their preferred players get easier matchups. I have played about 50 or so online games, and am close to .500, but most of my wins were rage quits by the other player, so I am clearly not that good, but I routinely get matched up against players sporting GOAT, World Series, Bling, and at least 3 matchups against World Series Flawless players.
I mean how am I supposed to get better if I am against a player that is so superior, I have already lost before the first pitch? This is the equivalent of putting a little league team against the 27 Yankees. I don't mind losing, but when I have to beat the player as well as the AI it is just too frustrating.posted in General Discussion
I remember when he came up with the Cubs, had a great post season and was deemed the next Babe Ruth. Since that time he's been your typical "close eyes, swing real hard" player like 99% of MLB. Before the year is over he will be like everyone else. .200 average 30-40 homers and a million whiffs.posted in General Discussion
I'm sick and tired of the first baseman not being at the bag to get the runner on a 9-3 putout. It was deliberately programmed by SDS so that I can't get Molina out 9-3. It isn't a baseball simulation if they can't let you do what players do in real life. Really pisses me off.
I have had many times where my RF has a great arm and could have thrown out a single digit speed batter at first, but the first baseman is standing in the field nowhere near the base. It's frustrating to say the least.posted in Diamond Dynasty
That made me laugh so hard when they said game is working as intended lol they are full of it now your overall record doesn't even show what a joke
Or more accurately they are basically telling their customers "shut up and keep paying"
So glad I didn't buy the new game.posted in General Discussion
Is it me or does Gary look angry and mean with every movement he makes in the game? From the way he waggles the bat, his warm swings. Heck even the way he throws the ball looks angry?
Anyone else look super angry while playing?
Sorry to break it to you, but he was much like Bruce Banner. He was ALWAYS angry.posted in Diamond Dynasty
In the last week I have had 3 or 4 sinkers that were just inches above the dirt golfed 450 feet to dead center for homers. I know that on "some" occasions in real life players will just get lucky, but it happens way too much. This is because the AI determines who will win before the game starts, and if the player they want to lose is doing too good they punish them for it.posted in General Discussion
Spot on. Unfortunately in this point of "video game sports", online competitive mode is slowly vanishing so that everyone playing can get participation medals.. Hopefully one day another company makes an MLB game to force SDS to shake it up
As one of the worst hitters online I most certainly do NOT want a participation medal. I don't mind taking my lumps, and I have taken plenty so far, but I wouldn't mind a better matchup system. When I am at about game 25 online and my opponents on Sunday:
First game player was about 300-100
Second game player was sporting a world series flawless banner
There is no way I have any chance of even competing, let alone win these games. For those saying "well you can work on improving things" that's great, but when you know you are going to get destroyed before the first pitch it takes any hope of fun out of it. Again, I don't mind losing, but they should be able to avoid blatant mismatches like this.posted in Diamond Dynasty
I started as a completely offline player. I didn't know that you needed to play online modes to unlock certain cards. For me personally I get too frustrated online because I still struggle with hitting so I limit myself to 1 or 2 online games a day max. If I am upset because I am struggling it takes all the fun out of it. I can and have had fun while losing, but I just am not good enough to compete yet.
I am grinding what I need to offline as much as possible. I would recommend based on my own experiences that you pick something regardless of online or offline status and do that first. Perhaps do something different from time to time to avoid boredom or frustration.posted in Diamond Dynasty
I hate matching up with someone in a stadium with tiny dimensions, basically no OF wall, and max elevation. How is this allowed in a “competitive” game mode? Makes me miss playing on my PS4.
Yea i do wish SDS would get rid player created stadiums for online play. Lately online is nothing but toxic folks... ridiculous stadiums, CAPs with in appropriate names, team names and logos.. i report them in game but i doubt anything gets done
I don't bother reporting, because they will never take action, yet someone buys stubs outside the game, they can't lifetime ban these people fast enough. Personally, I don't have a problem with them being banned for going around the system, but I have seen more than enough of the logo/name issues that should warrant some severe punishment, but that doesn't cost SDS any money, so they just let it go.
Regarding the created stadiums, I am on the PS4 so I haven't seen any thankfully.posted in Diamond Dynasty
Are you saying Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?
"OK Harris, let's not start a holy war!"posted in Diamond Dynasty
OP seems to forget the odds are for EVERYONE IN THE WORLD PURCHASING, not just him. Since I am not playing current year, I like to let my packs build up for the week and open them all and them do my job of flipping. I normally am pretty bad at getting the good cards, but a couple of weeks ago I had a run where I got Trout diamond and I still needed him, and THREE Buehler diamonds. I have yet to ever purchase packs with stubs and can safely say I will NEVER use real money.
I chalked it up to the broken clock being right twice a day. Finally, the odds landed in my favor. Opening packs free or purchased is like going to a casino in Vegas. The house isn't going to come up on the short end. If someone is going in and spending real world money or even stubs and expecting to hit it big then they can expect to be disappointed.posted in Diamond Dynasty
I strictly play against CPU, I’ve only played a few ranked season games this year because I focused on conquest to get new cards. However I tried battle royale for the first time in a while and I noticed that I’m getting matched up with insane people. Like people that don touch grass. They have teams that are parallel 3 and 4 on their battle royale team. I go and check their profiles after the game and it’s quite ridiculous what kind of people I go against for my first battle royale game. I just don’t really understand the matchmaking in battle royale. I see that the scrolling bar moves automatically when you find a match, which means it finds a game that’s quick expense of match quality. Ironic. I think I might stick to ranked seasons where the game doesn’t feel like it’s rigged with luck and [censored] matchmaking.
Unfortunately that's it. You will get matched up against significantly superior opponents in all online modes. I don't play a lot of online, so I am only at about 40 games total, but a week or two ago I was matched against a guy who was 500-100 or something like that. He hit more home runs than I could count, and I was down by an insane amount after 3 innings.
I don't normally quit, but this was one of those matchups that completely demoralizes you. There was nothing to learn from this experience, and I did quit.
Combine that with what seems like the AI predetermining who wins before the game starts and even when I play someone who is as weak as I am I have moments where I have perfect release point on the pitch it goes miles from where I aimed the ball, or my diamond defender lets the ball pass through them for no apparent reason.
I can only think of one time where I benefitted from this kind of "gifting the win". I would like to play online more, but it feels like I have almost no input on how my team plays, so I do what I can to try and complete programs until I no longer have to play online. All I can recommend is do what you can and accept that it won't get fixed or better over time.posted in Diamond Dynasty
Here is the thing: it is fine to be pissed and quit mid-game. But dashboarding is literally robbing your opponent of legitimately earned accomplishments. I have myself been known to bean the bases full then quit after the opponent blew the game open. But at least I never stole away stats from them. Dashboarding is cowardly garbage, and if SDS can't/won't stop it, then I am done with them!!
I think I may have played you last week then. I no longer get upset when someone beans my guys and then quits. At least you give me a little towards team OBP before leaving. Besides, I don't win very often, and I understand going on tilt sometimes.posted in Diamond Dynasty
Anyone know when they had the free BR program last year? That’s when you actually get matched to like skilled players.
Sorry, but I am playing the show 20 and 21 since I still have a fair amount of stuff to complete, and I STILL get matched up with players way better than I am, and still have the game "gifting the win" to others.
It's programmed into the game, and unless it is a glitch that causes people to stop purchasing packs/cards, etc. it will never be fixed. SDS = EA part 2.posted in Diamond Dynasty
What y’all crying about today
Not crying at all just an observation. You can't honestly say the hitting mechanic this year is great can you?
Dude, never reply to trolling owl. That is literally the same lame insult he says in every single thread. I blocked him early on and my life is much better for not being exposed to his unwitty banter.posted in Diamond Dynasty