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Old 04-03-2009, 12:38 PM   #169
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I just got the game will post impressions of the patch soon.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:43 PM   #170
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First, thank you to the few people on this board actually posting impressions about the stuff they were supposed to fix.

OF Glitch - I'm hearing that people are saying this is better now, but other people are saying they're still seeing clear drops/whiffs in situations where the ball should be caught. This is a concern. Honestly, the OF "slowdown" thing is poor game design, but it's not the major glitch people make it out to be because I've found that it generally happens only when your outfielder is locked into catching a ball. I think of it as an "auto assist"--as long as he catches the ball, I'm okay with it for this year. It's when you have full control of your fielder and he doesn't lock in to the flyball that the misses seem to occur, and THAT's the major problem. If some people say "it's better" and others say they still see it, that makes me think that it isn't fixed at all, because in the pre-patch version, you can go several innings without seeing it happen anyway.

1B Tag Glitch - I'm hearing less people mention this as an issue, so I hope it has been well-addressed in the patch. Even though the OF glitch bothers me more (b/c the 1B glitch only costs you one runner/base, whereas the OF glitch causes game-changing catastrophes), the 1B glitch should be more frequently seen. However, it sounds like the developers were screwing with the throwing meter, possibly as a work-around for this problem, which they might not be able to correct on its own.
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I still consider the outfield glitch an issue, but to get around that I am just letting the AI go after fly balls for me and see if that aleviates it at all.

As for the slow down, it does appear that there are many bloopers I should be able to catch but the slow down prevents me from getting there which frustrates the heck out of me.

I dont consider the 1B glitch an issue anymore. On routine plays I havent seen it. The only 2 times I saw it is when I went deep into the hole with Jeter and had to gun a throw to 1st that pulled the 1B off the bag, but those are realistic plays.

The batter "snap in" is no longer there, though some batters are in an odd stance for a few seconds before going into their real stance. Hard to explain. No biggie though.

It looks like 2k also resolved the missing frame when the AI pitcher releases the ball causing the ball to change directions once its comes out of the pitchers hand. That drove me crazy because it made it so difficult to pick up the pitch type and location.

To me the AI still hits the ball a bit too much but I think it can be fixed with sliders. I am not looking for the perfect baseball experience. The only thing I am concerned with is the outfield problem, if I cant get around this then I may have no choice put to give up on 2K for this year.

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Old 04-03-2009, 12:49 PM   #171
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Just had the outfield glitch happen to me twice in two innings with Ichiro, allowing an inside the park HR. Done with it until the PC patch.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:26 PM   #172
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I loved this game before the patch. The major concern for me was the AI aggressiveness and that HAS NOT changed at all with the patch. I am a big fan of 2k sports but this really dissapoints me. I have played 5 games with the new patch and the AI agressivness is WORSE. Yes they do let some first pitch down the middle go by, but they swing at balls that are way off the plate for hits. This is disgusting. They only changed for batter to sometimes take pitches down the middle but they always swing at pitches that are way off the plate. WTF. Everything else seems ok, but I am taking the game back. This has not been fixed. I know I will get blasetd for these comments but wait till you Xbox 360 users get the patch you will know what I am talking about. And yes I know how to pitch, if people are going to tell me I don;t know how to pitch. It's really a shame.

Also I was playing as the phillies it was 0-0 till the bottom of the 9th and low and behold Kemp from the dogers hits a fly ball to werth and I was there under the ball for 5 seconds and what happens the ball drops behind him and I was right under the ball and circle. I am pissed now. But that was just 1 time it happened.


Also on the last note. I am all for making the pitching alittle harder to pinpoint you throws and they tweaked it alittle. Now if you throw a fast ball that is clearly off the plate the fast ball will float for a strike and they get a hit. WTF This happens as well with other pitches. I don;t know its wierd to explain

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It has changed. I have played a few games and they do take alot more pitches. They dont take everything and they will get aggresive, but its not the same at all.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:39 PM   #174
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It has changed. I have played a few games and they do take alot more pitches. They dont take everything and they will get aggresive, but its not the same at all.
Well I dissagree, I have played 5 games with the patch and they swing at balls they are not supposed to swing at. I throw alot of balls that were near the feet and shins of the batter and they swung. So clearly it hasn;t been fixed. Like I said yes they did change the fact that they will take some strikes down the middle but swinging at balls way out of the strike zone, to me thats not fixed.
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #175
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It has changed. I have played a few games and they do take alot more pitches. They dont take everything and they will get aggresive, but its not the same at all.
Well, since I am not the only one who has been saying this so I guess it has to be true
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Well I dissagree, I have played 5 games with the patch and they swing at balls they are not supposed to swing at. I throw alot of balls that were near the feet and shins of the batter and they swung. So clearly it hasn;t been fixed. Like I said yes they did change the fact that they will take some strikes down the middle but swinging at balls way out of the strike zone, to me thats not fixed.
I dont knwo what to tell you then, but to me its alot better. I am playing right now and while they will swing out of the strike zone, they dont swing at everything. I even walked quite a few batters yesterday.
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