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Old 03-30-2022, 12:06 PM   #1
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S & B's Directional/Classic/Quick Counts MLB 22 Sliders

Steve and I will be making another slider set for 2022. The most important thing for us is to make this game fun for everybody. We are trying to make this game fun, but challenging and rewarding to everybody. We play all 162 games.

We make sure that our sliders will play out to average what you see in real-life MLB. We know that some of our fielding and speed numbers look off but they make the game more realistic. We make sure that our hit variety and distribution are close to what MLB averages are. We don't want all of our runs scoring via home runs. The MLB average is around 50% of runs scored. We try to get the hit distribution below. Steve and I keep track of all our stats on a spreadsheet and in 2021 we were both right on. We don't expect you to care or follow that as we just want to make it fun. But that is fun for us to keep track.

Singles: 65%
Doubles: 20%
Triples: 2%
Home Runs: 12%

We also track on how runs score. We hate when all the runs feel like are scored by home runs. The goals are below for each scoring category. These are based on 2019 and 2020 stats.

Single: 21%
Double: 15%
Triple: 3%
Home Run: 49%
Walks: 1%
Sac Fly: 5%
Other: 6%

We start with dynamic difficulty and lock it down once we get settled. Last year we were at Allstar and Allstar + for hitting and legend for pitching. We will start there this year. I even hope is that we can find a balance using HOF for pitching this year.

We use Quick Counts but these work without it as well. These are designed for using visuals when pitching. But you can use without as well. Just might be a little harder.

Hitting Difficulty- Veteran or Allstar (or your preference)
Hitting Interface: Directional or Timing
Guess Pitch: Off
Baserunning: Auto

Pitching Difficulty- Allstar
Pitching Interface: Classic
Pitch Confidence: On
API: Personal preference

Fielding:

Throwing Interface: Buttons
Throwing Meter: Off

General:
Gameplay Style: Simulation
Fielding Aids: Off
Strike Zone: Off
Hot Zones: Off
Wind: On
Dynamic Difficulty Updates: Progress
Balks: Off

Umpire Accuracy: User Preference (could also switch it to get more variety).

Slider Settings Version 2

User

Contact: 7
Power: 4
Timing: 0
Foul Frequency: 0
Solid Hits: 5
SP Stamina: 6
RP Stamina: 6
Pitcher Control: 0
Pitcher Consistency: 3 (you can also use 6 or 7)

CPU

Number in parentheses is what I’m using if you want to lower CPU Offense a tad.

Contact: 8 (7)
Power: 5
Timing: 5
Foul Frequency: 0
Solid Hits: 8 (7)
Control: 5
Consistency: 5
Strike Frequency: 5
Starter Stamina: 7 (2 for simmed games)
Reliever Stamina: 7 (5 for simmer games)
CPU Manager Hook: 7 until SP is removed. 10 for bullpen. 7 for simulated games. This gives realistic complete game numbers across the league.
CPU Pickoffs: 0
Pitch Speed: User Preference

Fielding/Baserunning Sliders

Infield Errors: 0
Outfield Errors: 0
Throwing Errors Infield: 10
Throwing Errors Outfield: 0
Fielder Run Speed: 2
Fielder Reaction: 3
Arm Strength IF: 1 - This lets you still beat out infield singles and controls the double plays. You will still see higher rated infielders make good throws.
Arm Strenght OF: 3
Baserunner Speed: 2 - Doubles and triples will still happen. You will still beat out an infield hit since the IF Arm Strength is lower. This solves the soft hits to CF where the batter tries to stretch a single into a double and get thrown out by a mile.
Steal Ability: 10
Steal Frequency: 4
Wind: See below
Game Played Injury Frequency: 10
Simulation Injury Frequency: 6
Simulated AA/AAA Injury Frequency: 0-2

Dowies Wind System

At the beginning of the game, use a random number generator from 1-10. Change the wind slider according to the numbers below. You can also do this in the 5th inning if you want the wind to possibly change during the game.

1-3 - move wind to 2
4-7 - keep wind where you have it (or 5)
8-10 - move wind to 10


Trades

For trades last year, we turned them to 0 through the season. In late July, we determined what teams were sellers and buyers and made a list. We made a list of players that were on expiring contracts from the teams that were sellers. We went through the team buyers list to see who would need what positions. If there were four teams that were needing a 2B, we would do a random number generator to determine what team got the 2B. It was a lot of fun and in my own franchise, I missed out on guys that I was hoping to get. In fact, I was targeting two players last year that I didn't get and had to get somebody else. And that player did great for me at the end. Normally, I would always just go get the player if I wanted him. We would do that for each player on the list. We added a few things like once a team won a player, they are removed from the list for that position. It was a lot of work but it was fun. If you want to let the CPU make the trades, you can as well. That was just our spin on it.

Bullpen Usage

Bigdawg1690 shared his bullpen setup with us and we are using that for our franchise. It lets the AI use MRP guys in the middle innings instead of always their LRP. You have to do 30 man control and set lineups to manual. Otherwise, they will reset the spots. We have tested this and the AI will bring in their MRP guys in tied or close games in the 5th or 6th innings. They will even bring in their good RP when they are losing in a close game. Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions.

  • Put your 2 lowest rated RP pitchers that have less than 40 stamina in the 2 LRP spots.
  • Put your best setup man in the SU1 spot.
  • Put your closer in the closer spot like normal.
  • Put your highest rated RP’s in the MRP spots.
  • I put the LRP pitcher in the MRP4 spot.

Coach Mod's Modifiers

OS Member Coachmod came up with this really awesome card modifier system you can use before every game in your franchise. I shared this with Armor and he uses this as well. It adds a bit of change and a different element to every game. This is totally optional so if you do not want to use it, you do not have to. I just thought I'd share.

Directions: Pick 3 cards before every game. Change the slider based on the cards you picked based on the table below.



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Old 03-30-2022, 03:10 PM   #2
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Re: S & B's Directional/Classic MLB 22 Sliders

Can't wait to get started on these and play. The gameplay looks even better than last, which I felt was far better than 2020 so I'm excited to get some games in.

We both are going to use the Mariners for franchise, something we both decided before end of last year. So the fact they added so many pieces to go with their young talent has be excited to see how good they are. Will be fun to compare are stats too. I suspect the Mariners will be a very popular team to use this year for a franchise as well.

I'll have the game Monday night!
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ughh you just reminded what a pain it is to get to All Star + difficulty and it will be even harder this year because we have 2 new difficulty options!

so I might start on HOF with your sliders or All Star! can't wait for tomorrow ! gonna be awesome
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ughh you just reminded what a pain it is to get to All Star + difficulty and it will be even harder this year because we have 2 new difficulty options!

so I might start on HOF with your sliders or All Star! can't wait for tomorrow ! gonna be awesome
At the beginning of the game when you set up your profile it will ask you where you want to start. Just set it to Allstar and move up or HOF and stink up the place lol. No idea why we canít just choose Allstar +.
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At the beginning of the game when you set up your profile it will ask you where you want to start. Just set it to Allstar and move up or HOF and stink up the place lol. No idea why we canít just choose Allstar +.
doesn't dynamic difficulty force you to start on rookie though to get you to All star???
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doesn't dynamic difficulty force you to start on rookie though to get you to All star???
Not at the beginning. When you first install the game it asks you what difficulty you want to be at. It is the only time it ask you that. Unless you uninstall the game and install it again. So make sure you don’t get X happy to start the game up. LOL

At least 21 asked you where you want to start so hoping 22 is the same.
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I entered the 21 slider values for now. I will start testing tonight. Will try to see if we can get close to default HOF for pitching. I know Legend makes a lot of people hesitant to try these.
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Not at the beginning. When you first install the game it asks you what difficulty you want to be at. It is the only time it ask you that. Unless you uninstall the game and install it again. So make sure you donít get X happy to start the game up. LOL

At least 21 asked you where you want to start so hoping 22 is the same.
wow I had no idea about that trick!
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