Pitch speeds in ranked are a total dice roll... You face kluber every game, so it's not a like the motion is throwing me off, one game I'm early on every sinker, the next game I'm late
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Agree. Hitting feels smooth and rewarding... My only complaint is that the pitch speeds are too slow, ranked series games all end with football scores... Then Matty V says so
Pitching is better, but I wouldn't say good. Only fastballs can be located.
Hitting timing window is definitely better, but the good/ok still happened more than you want to see.
I would advise anyone playing ranked to sit fastball, anything offspeed is a meatball if it's in the strike zone at all... based off games played in 600s for reference
For a studio that is clearly catering to online h2h gameplay they kinda suck at it. This should be the best version of the game across all formats.
Fielding is still atrocious... AI base running is comically bad... Hitting is a total dice roll of input to output
Still waiting for this game to be good in Ranked series. Too many fastballs in the middle of the PCi getting exit velos lower than the pitch speed... It's better but you got work to do SDS!
As sick as it is, ranked is the truest form of the game for me... Real baseball does not go according to script. If you consistently play well you win more often than not. The fielding errors irk me, of course, but they go both ways and have gotten better. The thing that irks me the most is hitting FEEDBACK. If you don't look at the feedback and watch the swing/listen to the bat crack you can tell when you got it timed up. But the ones where your PCi is a split second late and you're slightly off center but still show good good and its a lazy fly to right, that drives me nuts.
In terms of enjoyment, it's easy if you stay competitive. You can always make ground back up in ranking even if you lose a game. I play a game of conquest before RS to warm up, at whatever level I'm at online, that helps with the timing. Never go into a ranked game cold.
Also, the competition is the best... I'd rather be at 700 in ranked than win a season on legendary, there's no pride in beating a computer
Since the patch I have experienced far more good/okay outputs in ranked seasons.
It is infuriating to see the ball fully in the PCi, with good timing, and anything less than "good" output. Game still just does not feel smooth/consistent
Playing as eckersley finishing up his first group of moments: had a pop up to the mound and he glitched hard. Started shuffling back to make the catch while looking up at the sky. I stopped moving but he kept backing up doing the same animation and the ball fell so the hitter got on... I put my controller down and watched as he continues the same animation all the way through the outfield.... I hate how bad this game is. Not a finished product when released.
The new hitting isn't awful... but changing 2 days in shows how poor the testing was. Also the entire community learned the original timing window and now has to struggle through a readjustment phase.
The fielding is atrocious. I've now had 3 ranked games significantly altered because the game just doesn't lock on the ball. Most recently was an infield pop up that landed on Donaldson's back.
This is just not a complete product. Bottom line. Such a shame.
The playlist seems super short this year, I am annoyed with all the songs at this point... maybe I'm just playing more given the circumstances, but I would forgo a gameplay update for a week to get 10 more songs into the rotation
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This game mode is currently unplayable. Once you get to the finals every game loaded triggers an unhandled exception error.
The goal is always WS rank. That's the gold standard.
The higher your ranked level the less compensation is given to you and your opponents input. 700 plus you don't see the nonsense off pci home runs and doubles, which are half the hits in 600 and lower
Can we get a daily server update?
Might be necessary as they have crashed every day since launch
The auto shift the computer puts on mccutchen gifts me doubles regularly
Gotta agree with the OP. The navigation pages in this game have always been clunky, but the emphasis on moments really highlights how poor of a user experience the navigation process really is
This game is wayyyyyy more sensitive than other games when it comes to full disconnects when there's a hiccup in connectivity. I cannot play at my parents house, even though all other games are fine, but at my own place there is no issue
I stressed over that mission for about 10 tries... Finally got him, inserted him into my closer role, and promptly watched him get rocked by any competent opponent in RS
Lindor if only picking from your list, no question
SDS must have a quicker validation ping rate than other games... I play fps games online without issue. This game loses connection every 30 min or so