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Old 02-27-2009, 08:16 PM   #201
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Where is everyone getting copies?
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:18 PM   #202
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Ok fellas, just got home, started up a game on Legend difficulty between Mets and Yankees. Just played 2 quick innings and came back to the computer:

1. I have 3-step pitching on ala 2K8. It is definitely harder to pinpoint your pitches this year, but I feel with enough practice, it will get very easy . . . and this is what meter speed at 100.

2. I have cursor/ zone hitting on. I LOVE IT. It just feels more realistic to me. And it is NOT zone. It is CURSOR. If you have your bat in the right zone but not ON the ball, you WILL swing and miss.

3. Computer is still very free swinging, even on Legend. First inning I threw 3 pitches total.

4. First batter of the game doubled off me. Very next pitch, I attempted a pick off. Got 'em. Definitely need to tweak that slider.

5. Pitch speed at 95 (on default Legend) is FAST! You need to be QUICK to catch up to it.

6. Top of the second, second batter doubled. Third batter hits a dribbler back to C.C. He catches it and I throw to third to try and get the lead runner but I hold the stick too long and miss the meter by a long shot. The ball sails into the stands. Collision detection was very good, but the commentators didn't know what to say when the ball sailed into the stands. The game did however rule it correctly. The guy on second scored and the batter got second base.

Going back to play now.
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Heads-up my grandson has control of my TV right now, so it's looking more like I'm jumping on after 8pm EST..

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:26 PM   #204
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Alright grandson's gone. I'm installing to the HDD
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:27 PM   #205
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3. Computer is still very free swinging, even on Legend. First inning I threw 3 pitches total.
Why oh why do they gotta be like that???
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:37 PM   #206
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Install finished.. Time for some baseball...
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:40 PM   #207
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Install finished.. Time for some baseball...

Looking forward to your Impressions joe and any slider tweaks. In the past you have been the slider KING!
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:40 PM   #208
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Joe or Padgoi.
I'd really appreciate it if one of you guys could play around with a few sliders to see if something creates more patient AI batters. I'm one that has to have realistic pitch counts & I like for the CPU to take strikes more often.
Maybe you could try adjusting the Inside edge batting zone influence and batters eye influence sliders. Hopefully one of those might do the trick.

So far the few people that have the game refuse to look into this...... it's seriously frustrating the hell out of me.
Please give us your opinion on if you think it's fixable with either slider tweaks or some player edits.
I tried tweaking the CPU Batting sliders drastically from default Legend because they were swinging at everything out of the box.

After tweaking some sliders . . . I have thrown a total of ZERO strikes that were not swung at. And for what it's worth, I AM nibbling corners (or trying) and I've always considered myself very good at video games.

Cursor hitting is HARD on Legend. I have struck out 8 times against Johan in 5 innings and he's throwing a perfect game. For what it's worth, I am swinging at EVERYTHING and he IS throwing balls, I'm just flailing right now.

A few more things I noticed:

1. Player collision detection - bleh. Reyes hit a homerun. As he was trotting back to the dugout, he ran RIGHT THRU Castillo walking to the plate.

2. Threw a wild pitch with C.C. I missed the meter BADLY and the pitch sailed about 4 feet outside. I laughed.

Still playing, be back soon.
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