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Old 04-04-2009, 04:15 PM   #273
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Dumb question: How do I locate the patch so I can download it. I am on Xbox Live - checked out Market place and other locations and I cannot find it....
You just pop the game in, and it will ask you if you want to update the game. It's not in the marketplace, its automatic if you are online. You can't even decline it if you are online. If you don't want a patch, you have to play the game offline.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:15 PM   #274
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Inside Edge Influence just relates to how much of the edge tendencies do you want the outcome to have...

Pitcher Hand relates to how a hitter performace vs a lefty or righty pitcher

Batter Success relates to the outcome of an at bat...the higher it is the higher percentage you get of the hitter hitting successfully...
Unless you actually work for VC I don't think you can say you know for sure what each slider does. I interpret the sliders the same way, but I would not mislead people because I don't think anyone other than the developers really know what each slider does or does not do for sure. Just MO
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:33 PM   #275
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Tried the patch, CPU is a bit more patient, definitely not a HUGE change, but I did notice one thing about their patience . . . If you pinpoint your gesture, they WILL take more pitches. If your gesture is poor and the pitch is near the plate, they are MUCH more inclined to swing. Gesture is VERY important.

Also, pitching is A LOT more difficult. I was pitching with Sabbathia and pre-patch, I never walked one person. Post-patch, I beaned one guy and walked 2 others unintentionally. You need to be much more aware of your gesture accuracy, which I think is a FANTASTIC revision to the game, makes you really feel like you need to focus to pitch well, which it SHOULD be. No more just throwing whatever, you do that, you won't have much success.

Fielding is no longer an issue.

Animations are smoother.

Game definitely plays better, just gotta start re-tweaking my sliders.
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:36 PM   #276
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Unless you actually work for VC I don't think you can say you know for sure what each slider does. I interpret the sliders the same way, but I would not mislead people because I don't think anyone other than the developers really know what each slider does or does not do for sure. Just MO
Exactly. Joe and I want the info from the horses mouth. Not someone's interpretation; no offense Guru.
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Tried the patch, CPU is a bit more patient, definitely not a HUGE change, but I did notice one thing about their patience . . . If you pinpoint your gesture, they WILL take more pitches. If your gesture is poor and the pitch is near the plate, they are MUCH more inclined to swing. Gesture is VERY important.

Also, pitching is A LOT more difficult. I was pitching with Sabbathia and pre-patch, I never walked one person. Post-patch, I beaned one guy and walked 2 others unintentionally. You need to be much more aware of your gesture accuracy, which I think is a FANTASTIC revision to the game, makes you really feel like you need to focus to pitch well, which it SHOULD be. No more just throwing whatever, you do that, you won't have much success.

Fielding is no longer an issue.

Animations are smoother.

Game definitely plays better, just gotta start re-tweaking my sliders.
With your remarks towards pitching/gesture I agree...BUT...

Since I don't know how I well I actually executed my gesture I think it sorta stinks that the nailing of a particular pitch gesture is even more magnified. I unintentionally walked a batter and hit two as well. I've got no problem w/ that so long as I can see HOW I messed, a la gesture score 2K8.
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Exactly. Joe and I want the info from the horses mouth. Not someone's interpretation; no offense Guru.
Yeah I mean no offense to Guru either. I appreciate the hard work of everyone who puts a ton of time into sliders.
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whatsup guys, i just played my opening day game. noticed a lot of changes.

-AI agression has toned down. got a lot of looks, Beckett struck out 9
-all of the default batting stances/windups are changed, they gave them their true batting stance instead of a default one (probably so we wouldn't have to edit batting stances)
-no more batters snapping into batting stance, MUCH smoother
-gameplay is smooth
-i did have one error, that's all
-no 1B glitch
-stats overlay were fixed for the most part, when i brought in a pitcher from the bullpen, it had their picture and said they played LF lol
-i only won the game 1-0 in extra innings, but i'm sure playing with the sliders i will get more offensive production.

All in all, an improvement. it's definitely a solid game now.

something i noticed. progressive lighting for day games, not for night? I mean, towards the end of the day games sunset is going on, that should be when the night games start!!
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So if I tell you that a jacket cost 100 bucks.. are you going to go around wondering what I meant

I am not making up the meaning

Insider edge influence means exactly what it reads. If it means something else then is false advertising

I don't get what is so hard to figure out when it comes to sliders when the name of each slider and the section they are located at is enough.

But to each his own....keep killing your brains for no reason
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