My PCI and pitching was jumping all over the place, plus when I was scrolling in the menus it kept skipping down. It was because my left analog stick connections were corroded. I found a video on YouTube on how to clean them (it's pretty easy if you're halfway handy) and everything has been great since.
Haha. Yep. I literally just told someone last week that with the anticipation Monday (today) would feel like Christmas Eve when I was 7.
You should be able to sign up for a 7 day trial with PS+. Wait until after you get the game, sign up for the trial, and test it yourself by playing online before deciding whether or not to buy a subscription. That's how I've played my limited online games before.
Back in the day, I used to try and draft Kendall for my fantasy baseball team, so right now I'm leaning towards him for nostalgia's sake.
Agree. Maybe we'll be lucky and it's already in there at season's start.
It's on Gamestop's Twitter feed, if this helps. https://twitter.com/GameStop/status/1102629780610965504
Thanks for the link.
Most of the immortals have an additional mission for xp, stubs and tickets.
I'm definitely too old to be playing on legend as I just played the CPU and every single fastball was in the glove before I even swung. My reaction times are way too slow. (to be fair, when I played online on All-Star I was always late too). I had to switch to directional in the 3rd inning to even have a chance of hitting the ball.
I've had it happen against me twice at Sportsman. Both times I got the target icon in right field and I jumped at the appropriate time. Both times the ball was an obvious home run. And both times it was counted as a double. Every other homerun has counted at Sportsman, only the two where I got the target and jumped did they not. So I'm wondering if that's where the bug is.
Agree. First thing I noticed was that it was missing when I went to see if the other team had a player playing out of position and the lineup wasn't even there.
Two issues I came across:
1. While playing CPU, I had runners on 1st & 3rd with one out, down 2-1. Routine ground ball was hit to 2B. Should've been an easy double play, but the CPU's second baseman faked a throw to first before turning to throw to second. End result was only getting the one out, thus allowing me to tie game. I believe it was in 8th inning. Played on All-Star.
2. While playing BR, my opponent had runner on 3rd with one out in a 1-0 game (my lead). I think it was 2nd inning. Opponent hit a grounder to my first baseman and I threw home to try and cut down the runner. My catcher caught the ball, but did not attempt to tag the runner trying to score.
#5 has definitely been an issue in 18 and it still does it (at least vs. CPU) in the Alpha. I notice it late in games, and then it suddenly starts working again , in another inning.
Is there any reason to warm up a pitcher? I noticed in 18 that I could bring in a cold pitcher off the bench, and I am still doing it in the Alpha. The pitcher doesn't seem to be affected negatively.
I had someone hit a homerun off me to tie the game in the bottom of the third and they only got a double. It was in Sportsman Park in right field.
On the My Squad screen, I really appreciate the fact we can now filter via series, team, etc. The one thing I didn't see on the filtering is position. It's not a big deal when selecting a position player in the starting lineup, but is a huge deal when filling out the bench. For instance, I want a second catcher on my bench, but I see no way of just selecting from just the catchers from the bench screen, I have to scroll through all my cards to find the correct position player.
What HamburgerMan says, except for wait until there are 2 strikes to switch (and then switch back for next batter). Unfortunately, the non-catcher won't always drop the third strike, but I found it to be the easiest way to do it.
I'm sure it's a bug that will get fixed in a patch ... I hope.
I got one in the first or second game I played. It was a 30 minute delay (it's not actually a delay in game time, you just have to decide if you want to leave your pitcher in).
I was playing a DD game recently, and noticed the Pirates had started Josh Bell in center. He is a 1B with a secondary position at RF. It would have been good if the CPU had placed the RF McCutchen, who has a secondary position of CF in center, while placing Bell in right. Result was Bell running past balls on the ground and missing an easy fly ball.
I've seen this way too many times. Balls under the glove, balls through the infielders legs, routine grounders not picked up ... all hits.
I ended up turning off appeals. There was no point in having it appealed to only always be called a ball. Waste of time. Hopefully it'll get fixed.