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Old 04-03-2009, 02:46 PM   #177
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Re: ***Official patch 2 impressions thread (PS3 only)***

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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.
Ok I apologize, maybe its not worse but the same, they only fixed for the AI batter to take some strikes down the middle. Everything else when pitching looks the same as far as them trying to hit balls that are outside the zone. I am playing now to. I have Hamels on the mound. I throw 3 balls of the plate that were not really near the plate and they swung. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHH..lol
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Old 04-03-2009, 02:48 PM   #178
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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.
Also, I liked that they tweaked the pitching but why when I throw a fast ball away from the hitter of the plate but then it comes back in right down the middle of the plate and they hit it. I am using break point pitching to. Why is this so?
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:33 PM   #179
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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.
Well, it looks like you won't be done with it for long.

PC Patch is OUT
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:39 PM   #180
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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.
Yeah, 360 users just got word that it should be out for us 2am SAT morning. I have concerns, but I was always doubtful that they were going to be able to 100% fix the flyball thing. I'm not trying to be a jerk to anyone genuinely annoyed by the AI aggressiveness thing, but that never bothered me. The only problem with it is that you were a little too accurate, even with scrub pitchers, which meant you'd never walk anyone. The Show and even MLB PowerPros seem to throw a little challenge into hitting your marks.

My original position was that I was going to keep the game until the patch, and if the patch failed to address the flyball and 1B stuff, I would trade it. But I don't know. There's so much good to go with the bad...I just wish the game had been properly tested and fixed.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #181
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Also, I liked that they tweaked the pitching but why when I throw a fast ball away from the hitter of the plate but then it comes back in right down the middle of the plate and they hit it. I am using break point pitching to. Why is this so?
im seeing this too. WEIRD. I have to aim at the batters head to get a curveball as a strike.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:47 PM   #182
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They made the pitching motion more sensitive. So either a) get better with the right stick, or b) turn down the slider.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:40 PM   #183
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A quick question to those still finding the AI hitting too aggressive post-patch:

Are you finding that every batter in the lineup still swings wildly or just certain batters in the lineup? I remember a post a few pages back saying that the Inside Edge hitting tendencies have been fixed, so either they're fundamentally broken despite the patch or the posters still finding overaggression are simply facing aggressive batters rating-wise.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #184
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I don't know what to think about all these comments. People are describing the AI aggressiveness as far worse than what I've seen pre-patch, so I'm skeptical that it will be so dire.

The bigger concern for me is the ability to pick your spots. IF they made it harder, that would absolutely make this game for me.


One more thing, have they fixed it so that the AI in shallow outfield will actually gun it home on sac flys, and not hit the cutoff man?
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