I’m only a few months into my AA season and I’ll tell you I’ve grown bored of this being the exact same mode as last year. Same podcast episodes that do nothing for me because they’re generalized and offer nothing to the gameplay. Same trainings maybe once a week that only do 2 attributes per session. Same perk/progression system as last year that takes an eternity to progress. Same in-game challenges that I’m not even reading. And same bugs plus a few new ones. Stop putting me in for a fielding “opportunity” at SS when it’s a base hit clearly past the infield. And why is it every time I go to check on my ballplayer progression, it refreshes his appearance to high socks and wearing every piece of equipment I own? I turned those equipment pieces off in the appearance page for a reason. I wouldn’t ever wear a compression sleeve under a 3/4 sleeve jersey lol and I’ve heard yall are having major issues with the game stopping you from starting year 2.
I remember that perk tree thing from a few years back and I’d rather have that back over this. It’s just so stale so quickly and monotonous. Bring back the training points system! And SDS WHY JUST WHY can’t we do the whole combine thing again to determine our starting stats, then progress to 99 in every attribute like we used to? If I wanna be the best five-tool SS or catcher or outfielder there ever was, let me! Get rid of this segmented archetype [censored] where I can only have two or three of the five tools.
And lastly, on behalf of all RTTS players ever,
BRING BACK YEAR TO YEAR SAVES. It’s not worth grinding hours and hours of seasons to have to call it quits next March just to start over.
If you read this far, I’m sorry
Yeah agreed. I never even started being good. A part of me wishes they’d get rid of DD entirely to get back to the roots of what this game is about. Just baseball. No card collecting, no program grinding, no pulling hair out at server disconnects. It was a simpler time when all SDS had to focus on was the gameplay and every year we had something major to be excited for
Honestly this is so disappointing, RTTS is my number one reason I play this. I was two seasons away on MLB 20 from retiring. Come to find out it doesn’t transfer... LAME. Now, starting this year, I’ve already played half of my AA year and everything is nerfed. My contact has moved 4 attribute points from 30 to 34. What the heck SDS! I’m hitting .350+ and yet 80% of my hits are bleeders or bloopers over infielders heads or down the line. It’s nearly impossible to square one up and send it out. I still HAVEN’T hit a home run regardless of what perks I use on the ballplayer loadout. The mode is just super disappointing this year because of the such slow progression. Why couldn’t they just keep doing what was WORKING??? SDS please, go back to the RTTS we all loved.
Remember when the show was about baseball and not market flipping and trading and exchanging? Pepperidge farms remembers
Start with the Team Affinity 2 progressions. There are 10 players in each division (all diamonds) and you pick which players from the packs you get as you progress.
Start with the moments from each division and you should unlock the first player pack in each division. Go to conquest using those (about 6 total) players and play the West, Central, and East team affinity 2 conquest maps. As you use the players to beat the conquest goals, complete each player’s challenge listed in the team affinity menus and you’ll be making a solid squad in no time.
I agree. I’m totally disappointed in SDS and what they’ve done to RTTS. They’ve spayed and neutered the game mode for Diamond dynasty. Sickening. I’ve played this game since the first road to the show was ever released. I’ve played half an AA season and I’m sick of the forced narrative videos, the INSANELY SLOW progression, and the weak hitting. Just completely dissatisfied with MLB 21. I knew that when they introduced it to Xbox something would change and the game would go down in flames.
For MLB 21...Devs and Players
Sony San Diego, I’ve been playing the Show since it came out and it would just mean a lot if y’all could read this once, if it’s not something you guys are interested in, that’s cool but I’m excited about it and wanted to share it.
I’ll preface this though, I put for MLB 21 in the topic bar because this will take a while to get done if even possible, and it would be much better equipped once the PS5 comes out with new software.
I had an idea tonight about RTTS, I’ve only ever retired two of my RTTS characters in previous games because tbh when I do, it seems kind of a dull ending; flat screen with career stats, my character, and Hall of Fame written on it after playing countless seasons. No small cutscene congratulating me for my accomplishments, no HOF induction, just a screen with my name on it, but it could be better.
And once I do it, that’s it, it’s over. But something hit me that came from Madden a few years back; what if after the player retires from runnin and gunnin, they begin their road to the owners office?
All the way from the bottom like a development scout, base coach or position-specific coach, up through a hitting/pitching/fielding coach, then onto a managerial spot on a club, then taking the GM reigns, then onto owning the club?
Each role would have their own respective duties in the club, and mini games as such for training and upgrading specific players/positions, building team morale, developing traits and skills within players, etc, there would also be cutscenes built in like the current RTTS call ups and trades for when you talk to players, train them, practice, build skills, etc.
Each coach’s starting abilities would be based off his player ratings when he retired (I.e. if he retired with 90 Contact and 75 Power, he could be a hitting coach right off the bat; or 95 stamina, 85 control with 90 H/9 could be a pitching coach whereas lower ratings at retirement offer lower jobs like the scouting or single position coach jobs).
Each role would give you control of a specific set of the team during games should you want to play during the process through the club ranks. For example, say your RTTS character was a shortstop that played 1B, 2B, and 3B as well in his career. He may start as an infield coach somewhere. When he begins, his job is to build the players at those positions into better versions of themselves. Which he does by upgrading them through mini games and daily practices, or challenges as I’ll call them where he assigns tasks for players to complete during season games that boost performance and player ratings. Then he can see results by simming season games or feel the results by playing the games as those 1B’men 2B’men 3B’men or shortstops.
Assuming you start at a lower role..eventually, the coach completes his role, and is offered a more important job like a hitting coach, fielding coach, or a pitching coach for the entire ball club. At which point there will be more mini games, practices, and season game challenges to complete, while also being offered to take control of playing as the entire batting lineup, as the entire defense, or as the entire pitching staff in ballgames as opposed to just a few specific positions.
Once that role is completed successfully, he gets the offer to be a manager, and then this is where things get tricky. With control of the whole ballclub, including lineups, pitching rotations, bench players, bullpen etc, it may be smart to have this be the final stage, then once he gets the job as the GM, send it to franchise mode to handle the rest because once you get the GM spot it basically is franchise mode.
But as for the manager job, this is going to be the best of all of the RTTS material. As a manager you will have access to everything short of what the GM and owner handles. Lineups; pitching rotations; bullpen movement; defensive positions; assigning series goals based off scouting reports from your scouts; press conferences and interviews with media; as well as all of the jobs that could be done in other roles if you so choose like upgrading abilities in specific positions or whole groups like outfielders, catchers, pitchers; building morale by substituting players in key moments; implementing new skills through practices and challenges. Everything you wanted to do but couldn’t on the road to this point you can now do as the manager. And if you lead your team where your contract goal says, eventually after an appropriate amount of years managing and coaching through the clubs, you get that call to go be a GM, at which point it transfers over to a franchise mode like March to October did in MLB 19.
Just for the record, I think this would be the levels of coaching positions;
Level 1: Individual position coaches C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, LF, CF, RF, SP, RP, CP; or Team Development Scout
Level 2: Group position coaches C, IF, OF, Pitchers; or 1B Coach (hitting only), or 3B Coach (hitting only)
Level 3: Hitting Coach, or Pitching Coach, or Fielding Coach
Level 4: Manager
Level 5: GM in Franchise
Level 6: Owner in Franchise (rebranding teams here, haha I saw that on the stream schedule page)
I’d love to hear everyone’s feedback on this! Do you think it’s a good idea, bad idea, too complicated, not enough detail, not enough opportunity, too much opportunity, too tough to build, not long enough to play through?
Give me all the feedback because I think this would be pretty cool to see in MLB The Show 21 on the PS5.
Devs please give me your feedback too! It would be really cool to hear what you guys think of the idea. Thanks for all the hard work in bringing us the best sports title year after year. Keep it up!
I really wanna see a Seattle Mariners All Star Alex Rodriguez card. Never seen one of those before. Good contact, great power, a great glove/arm and good speed.
I just checked my progress for the sparkplug perk, it says I’ve only got 25 hits with sparkplug.. but i have like 85 hits on the season and I only use sparkplug?? What the heck? Anybody else having this issue?
How about a Mariners Milestone 30/30 club Alex Rodriguez card then?
Every series I have to turn off tutorial tips again and again because the game won’t keep them off. I’ve checked my setting at the main menu out of RTTS and sure enough, every series start, they’re on again.
Why do I have to keep turning them off? Anybody else dealing with this or know how to fix it permanently?
Bro that’s like really bad. I haven’t heard anybody else like that. I’m not even sure a patch would fix that if it’s your entire game
Just a guess here but in the past, overall had a correlation to which you were called up and given special perks. Could be that the reason equipment doesn’t apply is so that you’re not in the majors with what’s really a 70 OVR player swinging with what would be a 90 OVR players equipment. It wouldn’t make sense a 70 OVR player is beating a 85 OVR player in his position on the majors club
Switch to timing and rely on attributes lol you’ll suck more believe me. There’s only one zone to be considered a “perfect” swing and it’s dependent upon location. Which sucks bc you can pull and push a ball and hit it 95+
I’ve never played ranked period lol
I guess I don’t understand why zone is better than timing? The attributes of the players dictate what results you get at the dish. And it’s much easier to suck with zone so I think for newcomers it doesn’t make sense to throw them into the fire
I’d say timing. I’ve been playing since The Show’s creation and zone has always been tricky because it gives you a whole new thing to worry about placing in the right spot every pitch. Since you’re new, you’re already gonna have a hard enough time timing pitches and recognizing balls vs strikes. No need to add more difficulty to that
I played the whole thing through the last few days and didn’t experience any of this.
Eh not really. When you guess pitch it gives the dot of exactly where the pitch goes if you guessed pitch and location correctly