I got this same issue, with a right fielder. Third season, first in the majors. Training and hot/cold streaks disappeared during the playoffs (lost the WS in the 11th to a walk off home run by Lindor). I thought this was a feature in the playoffs, then still neither in Spring Training. I simulated some games and got to the regular season and same issue. Really like my players, so hate to see this happen.
My son and I like to both play with our DD teams, but we have only one PS4. Is there a way we can play two player offline against each other? Apologies for the newbie question, but searching for this question pulls up too many other topics to find an answer. Thanks in advance.
It came back! I finished ST (with no training opps during any breaks), and in the first break of the regular season, I got a training opp. Go figure. I'll report if it disappears again. Still no streaks.
Agreed. It's not a challenge. It's just repeating it until you get lucky, and some of us find that luck very elusive.
Ah, thanks. Still wondering why they haven't at least mentioned Hank's passing.
have you had the problem in an online game where you steal a base and even if you push R stick to slide, they run through the base and keep going to third (and getting out)? I have this occasionally and can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Also, I've tried to tag up in an online game by pushing the R stick and the button of the base I want to go to, which works fine offline, and the runner doesn't move at all. I seem to only be able to tag up using L1, which then sometimes sends the other runners and exposes them to an out. Any advise on how offline and online differ with base running is appreciated.
This is my second year playing MLB the Show (started midway with 20). I really love it, but have always struggled mightily with Showdown. Even when I only needed 1-3 runs, I seemed to have bad luck and a real hard time winning the final showdown, which made it the last mode I play since you can put in so much time and get little out of it.
FYI, I'm not a good hitter, playing majority offline. I like online, but I mainly focus on getting cards, so working on the conquests, etc. first.
So the other night, I needed the 35K XP from Showdown as my only hope to finish out the 3rd inning program before the deadline. I was doing well up to the first boss and didn't get past Snell. Then a second time, same thing, couldn't even get past Snell.
The third time, and probably the next to last chance I'd have to attempt the Showdown, I got past Snell on the first pitch. Yay. But then I stunk on the 2 run challenges, only getting the last one. So I went into the Showdown with only 6 runs, although I did have diamond Hero Time and Sparkplug.
Oh well, I thought, I'm going to go for it. I thought it was folly and I had no hope. But WTH, I'll see how it goes and try again the next night.
I did like people advise. For the first 10 or so outs, I waited until the second strike before I swung, trying to wear out Eck. By ten outs, I only had 2 runs and had hit into two double plays trying to protect the plate with 2 strikes.
But I stayed the course. Soon Eck was in the red and I hit a couple of 2 run dingers. Only four runs needed with about eight outs, and Eck had little energy or confidence. Then I got a solo HR, then another. He was on empty in both categories. Now I just needed two runs in four outs.
Then he walked two guys. I was in this. Had to avoid the DP. Got a couple of fly outs. Glaus at plate with 2 outs and Devers behind him. And lo and behold, Glaus hits it out and I win with a run to spare.
First time I've won a showdown needing more than three runs; first time I've even tried.
I'm still basking in the glory, hence me compelled to share this with you all who I'm sure win these a lot and quit reading after the first paragraph. But for those who don't, and those who hate showdown, I'm with you and here is my story of what is my best moment so far playing this game.
I agree with this poster, and find it well balanced. Most of the complaints I see seem to not watch real baseball. In real life, a lot of perfectly hit hard balls go for outs. Pitches off the plate sometimes go for big doubles or home runs. The most dominate teams win ~100 games out of 162. And in games I'm in, even when matched against someone way better than me (which is frequent), the final score is realistic. I wouldn't want this game to be such that the gameplay is such that when you get really good all your players bat 800 and the scores are in the fifties. To me, it feels like baseball and I love it. My only complaint is that I enjoy it when the best cards are in the mid-90s and you can level up. I don't like it as much when everyone starts fielding 99 teams and most hitters have 120+ power and the pitchers are all ridiculous. I'd like an option to play RS with a team rating cap.
I'd really like this to get fixed too.
I think I meant left stick, trying to remember from memory, but could be the issue. perplexing part is I never have any trouble offline, but then online these two quirks happen and cause some terrible base running. Since it is online, I don't really have an opportunity to explore why it is happening
I love these types of events and to mix it up. The one thought I had is that it would be cool to have multiple events to choose from at a given time, so if you really didn't like one, you could do another type of event.
If you buy 50 packs, there is a 36.4% chance you will not get any diamonds. With 100, is it a 13.3% chance, and with 10, an 81% chance. Then you have to factor in that there are more lower diamonds, so it is more likely you'd get one of those even if you do pull a diamond.
I have had lousy luck this year, even pulling few golds from regular packs, but then got Acuna the other night from a Team Affinity pack.
I have the option in bullpen to replace a slot, but how do I add a fourth pitch?