I suppose DDA effects every online sports game to a certain degree. But too often, in RS, it's just blatantly obvious.
We understand the marketing desire to create parity in online matches. You can't let the less talented look terrible, or the more talented look great all the time. The game developers gotta put adjustments in place to keep parity. It's been going on in the EA games for years.
Every year in MUT the community flocks to Youtube to share "Secrets" on how to glitch/gimmick in order to spaz out the AI. How to motion, how to sub, where to shift and shade. Because of the inherent glitches that people just figure out in order to nerf their plays it's hard to tell what the AI DDA is doing and where the AI exploitation points are. The game has got so many moving pieces it's not always easy to tell.
Not so in The Show. There isn't a whole lot of moving pieces. You pitch, you swing. So when playing RS (all of DD for that matter) and it's time for HAL to implement some DDA to create parity..it's pretty hard to hide. Just gigantic departures from reality and spun animation that doesn't begin to fit controller input.
Undoubtedly it's much more difficult for the Developers of this game to manipulate outcomes. Just can't hide it. And that's too bad..for the developers and the customers that experience it all the time.
So I'm not saying The Show's DDA is any worse than EA products, it's just so much easier for FUT and MUT to obscure it. It's always going to be obvious (I suppose) in DD which makes it so much more frustrating.
Played an RS game last night that was just a microcosm of all that destroys the interest in playing online. A 10 inning snoozer that culminated in my opponent hitting a 2-run homer (after striking out 18 times and having 2 total hits) in the top of the 10th. Then the AI making it "exciting" by letting me get a run and then throwing in some blatantly dumb animation to shut me down.
I'm to the point I'm afraid to play RS. I got a decent record, I've played a lot of hours and believe I'm average to decent at the game.
But, the game doesn't reflect skill. It reflects whatever outcome the AI dictates. I think most of us have some pride in our records. That's where the frustration and anxiety comes in. I don't mind losing to my opponent..But I absolutely HATE losing to the AI and my opponent getting credit for it
I don't give a fruck about any of the surplus of 99 Diamond's that are just dished out like candy and have about the same significance as dirt. I care about a game that can, at least, aspire to be immersive. A game that doesn't make its customers more frustrated than appreciative.
This is the only game I have ever played that just, literally, drives me to fury at times.
But, again, when you played one like I did last night where it's 10 innings (probably 30+ minutes) just down the $hitter wrapped in a fiasco of not just irrelevant animation (doesn't match up with anything coming out of my controller) but ignorant animation that depicts nothing I've ever seen in an MLB game. And I've watched a whole lot of baseball in my life.
I got nothing else. But this meandering stream of consciousness felt good to share.
It may be time for you to accept that maybe you just aren’t as good at the game as you think you are.