Just faced Alex Reyes for 7 innings, Kluber for the 8th and closes with Newhouser. Not sure why SDS is so concerned about tweaking the hitting timing window to be make hitting averages more life like when they permit this type of shenanigans.
Add to it these unrealistic diamond future star and prospect cards - how do they even come up with attributes for these guys? Is somebody really going to start Nolan Jones over Mike Schmidt in real life?
This isn’t baseball this is a sad sad joke.
Yowzers, knew it was coming high and inside and could not hit it. Struck out 15 times vs diamond Nolan Ryan. I’m mediocre at the best of times but wow talk about frustrating. Don’t blame the guy for spamming high and tight fastballs - but just couldn’t hit it. Guess these old eyes just can’t keep up anymore....maybe SDS might consider making an old man’s softball league video game?
This is getting ridiculous. I just played 9 innings and the guy beat me 5-0 despite almost every batter putting a ball in play with at least good timing and the ball was right in the centre pci. He hit a 2 run homer with Walter Johnson on an early swing, and I hit a a ball middle up in the pci with tatis and it was a flyout. Almost all of his hits were weak little bloopers and he managed to score 5 runs doing that, but all my contact was good timing right in the pci and I just got robbed on every single hit. The input is not matching output at all. Just ridiculous.
Hi all, just been thinking about a couple new player quirk ideas and thought I’d start a thread - maybe we gain some traction with the devs!
Here’s my 2 ideas for now:
SUPER UTILITY - no (or reduced) secondary position penalty - this would be given to players that meet some threshold of games at secondary positions throughout their career/seasons. Ex. The new TA Chris Taylor could have this because this season he has 42 games at 2B and 42 in CF with pretty balanced splits over his career at SS as well.
TWO-WAY - basically just a quirk for Shohei Ohtani that allows us to move him to the outfield after he pitches - I realize that would probably require a bunch of new coding/programming that’s fairly specific to Ohtani though.
P.S. Starting a movement to have ‘22’s game called “MLB The Sho 22” with Ohtani as the cover athlete.
Is this what this has become? Closing pitchers starting, Starting pitchers closing....this isn’t baseball .... oh yeah this isn’t baseball this is a video game!
Just played another one, had a ton of good good, or perfect perfect hits and most of them didn't drop, I hit 3 homers (all perfect perfects) and was leading 3-4 in the bottom of the ninth and he hit a homer on an early swing in the bottom of the ninth on a 100 mph fastball below the zone, but of course it's a no doubt bomb. Hitting and pitching is seriously broken right now, I cannot win two games in a row despite how good my hitting or pitching is because [censored] like this always happens, they get ridiculous hits to drop that are very late or very early and not remotely in the centre of the pci, and I'm all over the ball and nothing goes my way. The game is so incredibly frustrating because it's not even about having good input anymore.
Whenever an opponent brings him in against me I forfeit the game - don’t care if I take the loss....down right despicable that somebody would use him after what he has done
Similar experience in an Event game - Hershiser pitching, use pure analog Hershiser starts wind up and meter disappears
I’ll start by saying I know I’m not good at this game, but matching me with players that have reached Prestige status or that have World Series banners is disheartening. I‘m not one to quit - I’ll play and get crushed but it sure takes the fun out of it.
You would think that the matching system could compare online batting averages before matching people up? Speaking for myself it sure would make it more enjoyable for me - knowing I might have a fighting chance before the game starts.
Simply evidence that player input really doesn’t matter. RNG has determined that it will be a single - so doesn’t matter at all what how the player approaches the ball. Sometimes it is like playing Strat 0 Matic - roll the dice and determine the outcome
I ran into the same issue, part of it has to do with time of day and stadium you play (PNC Park is really bad in my experience). But also, mess around with your picture settings on your tv/monitor - search for recommended settings (possibly even search for PS5 specific settings) for your screen. I feel your pain, sometimes makes it near impossible to see the ball coming out of the pitcher’s hand depending on your batting view.
This is incredibly frustrating. I'm squaring balls up, getting good or perfect timing on my hits and nothing drops at all. Not in RS, not in moments, doesn't matter what difficulty I'm on, nothing at all will drop.
SDS you were so eager to post July and August community stats. Where is September? Or is there something in the numbers this time that you don’t want the Community to know?
I get that pitching confidence is a thing, not sure that I agree how SDS factors it into hitting results.
My perception is that as a pitcher's confidence increases during a game that it gets more and more difficult to get a hit despite the timing/pci placement.
Same goes the other way, if pitching confidence is low yet I execute perfect release a homerun should not result on an early/poorly placed PCI.
I agree with how SDS increases the zone to obtain a perfect release as the pitchers confidence increases during the game. Isn't that enough?
The algorithm to determine outcome appears to put too much weight on the pitchers confidence. Reward pitching confidence with a larger perfect release zone or smaller perfect release zone for decreased pitching confidence.
A perfect/perfect in the 1st inning should have a similar result as a perfect/perfect in the 7th inning after getting blanked for 6 innings.
Or maybe I just have too much time to think about things that really don't matter?
Went back to game history for the last 3 days and have 11 hits with Rookie players but program only show 6. I have 3 hits with Rookie Wagner and 2 hits with Boggs that don’t seem to be accumulating.
@marko1304 said in Hits with rookie or future stars:
they have to be online
they have to be online
Yes but they still don’t seem to accumulate - can anybody confirm?