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Old 04-04-2009, 02:03 PM   #249
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Called a pitch a little inside, and next thing you know hits hitting Zimmerman in the shoulder - it's like Rick Ankiel is pitching out there.

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Old 04-04-2009, 02:11 PM   #250
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Still seeing top fielder 216.
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:12 PM   #251
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Called a pitch a little inside, and next thing you know hits hitting Zimmerman in the shoulder - it's like Rick Ankiel is pitching out there.


i find pitching to be to easy still and i have all the sliders maxed out for human....

it got better with the patch but still easy
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Will you please post the sliders you are using?
I am still working on them so i wont post them yet. While I did tone down the AI hitting bombs and scoring tons of runs they are still getting too many overall hits. They are averaging about 12 a game on me, i want to try to get that down to the MLB avg which is around 9 per. If I accomplish this Ill post the set.

I am also still working on the user hitting. I cant hit for power.

What are you having trouble with and ill maybe give you what I am currently using?
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:16 PM   #253
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I'm with you Joe...It's a little more complicated than Guru has put it, IMO.

Something that I'm noticing that I don't like is where my pitches are landing. I don't want to pinpoint pitches by any means, but I've noticed through just an inning and 2/3 that when I try and place a FB on the outside (or inside) of a batter it gets that fat part of the plate more often than not; Dunn just jacked a solo shot on me because of it.

Making everything for USER pitching at 50 and going from there.

But to add to what you were saying. Have you noticed that when you pasue the game, go into pitcher subs, and look at the top rh corner at the player info - there's a control rating.

Now look at your player card (RS), and there is not one. Since I have Joe Blanton on the mound right now I can't see what is actual control rating is, but I CAN see it for my other P's who are not in the game.

what is so hard to figure out about sliders....sliders tweak how the game plays...it has nothing to do with the control ratings of inside edge...

if you find that your pitches are going way to wide then lower the sliders to make hitting spots easier...is all how you tweak to make the game play to your liking...
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what is so hard to figure out about sliders....sliders tweak how the game plays...it has nothing to do with the control ratings of inside edge...

if you find that your pitches are going way to wide then lower the sliders to make hitting spots easier...is all how you tweak to make the game play to your liking...
Will you post your sliders? I'm just trying to get a base set to post impressions with. I don't care if they're dead accurate, I just don't want to use default settings.
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What I noticed and think is sweet is that every curveball I throw has different results. Sliders will hang if you throw them over the plate, but if you hit the corners with them they move just as they should. I did have one line drive that I thought I had lined up fly over Rick Ankiel's head in LF, but other than that; it's playing nicely.

However, I still noticed players diving/sliding/walking through each other though. I thought collision detection was going to be addressed in this patch?
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For what it's worth, here are my impressions.

I played a full 9 inning game with the Sox vs. the Rays. (Finally got my franchise started.) Beckett lasted 7 innings, and I struck out 7 and walked 3. The most important part of this? I took out Beckett because has was at pitch 98 and started getting tired. Yup... I threw 98 pitches in 7 innings. Awesome.

I threw out ~10 batters at first and never had the glitch.

I caught the other 11 outs in the outfield and never had any problems with the outfielders.

At the plate I got 6 hits and drove in a run off a single + steal with Jacoby and a follow-up single from Dustin.

All in all, I ended up losing the game 2-1 off a string of hits by the Rays off Saito and Okajima.

This is all with on the All-Star setting, so no custom sliders. I would definitely say the patch has worked wonders for me. The last game I played I won 15-1 with no strikeouts and 7 homeruns on the All-Star settings (same teams involved). I'm a very happy camper.
Out of curiosity, do you have release timing and/or zone hitting turned on?

I've found the most noticeable improvement is my inability to pinpoint my pitches. I'm playing on default Pro with release timing and zone hitting turned on. With Harden against the Cardinals, I was cruising along for 6 innings, giving up only 3 H and 0 R. In the 7th, I beaned two Cardinals trying to throw splitters inside. I also threw a wild pitch to the backstop. Harden then gave up a 3-run homer.

I was still leading 6-3 in the 8th, but then Samardzija got lit up for 7 runs (all after 2 outs, which was annoying) in the 8th. I think I'm going to move the difficulty level up to All-Star, but turn off release timing. I know technically the "meatball" is no longer in the game, but I find I get hit very hard if I miss the release of my first gesture and end up with the dreaded "tiny red circle." It's almost meatball-esque.

Quick question. I noticed in the 2K9 demo that when Pat Burrell came up to bat in Philly, the crowd booed him and Thorne made a comment like, "Listen to the reaction for this guy." I hadn't noticed that at all in probably 50 games before the patch. In my very first post-patch game, Torii Hunter came to the plate in Minnesota and got the same reaction. Maybe it's coincidence, but has anyone noticed that?

Also, does anyone else ever have times when they don't have the option to do a mound visit or to realign their IF or OF (this was also an issue for me pre-patch)? When Samardzija was getting lit up, I had Gregg up in the bullpen, and I couldn't stall for time by sending Lou to the mound. In that same game, there was an obvious bunt situation. My IF was set for a double play, and I couldn't change their alignment. Is there an option I have to turn on or off?
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