What are the new quirks?
It said right on there that the program expired on whatever date, today or yesterday.
In one of the pre-release streams they seemed to indicate that guys like J.D. Martinez would get bad jumps on hard hit fly balls. I feel like I saw that a little when the game came out, but not so much lately.
You might be missing the point to a certain degree. Last year, people complained becuase the fielders were too good. J.D Martinez and Nelson Cruz were out there playing gold glove caliber defense. You could play Gallo at 3B, no problem. SDS had to adjust, and that is going to result in more errors/poorer defense. I think it's partly stick-work too. You really can't move the stick at all, or you need to be really precise. I prefer this META, but I agree, elite defenders commit too many errors.
Whoever the employee was that convinced SDS/Sony to impliment the XP reward path, I commend you.
They don't upgrade injured players (I believe Snell is on the IL).
They need to give Bellinger dead read and bomber quirks.
Variety is good. This year, we have variety. OP is exaggerating saying he only faces Kershaw. The 2018 grind was only for a select few who spend 40 hours a week on this game.
I think OP's point is that he's happy you don't have to spend as much time playing the market as you do playing the game in order to get decent cards. It was ridiculous that you had to spend 400,000 stubs to get Mike Trout last year. I'd have to spend like $300 in real money if I wanted Trout last year. The guys who flip and drove up the market made the game less enjoyable for the rest of us because we couldn't get a variety of cards. This year, it's much better.
That silver Chris Sale, as always, is nasty.
If you closed your eyes, you'd just have to make sure that the audio was up on your T.V. and you could easily confirm that you were indeed playing 2018. Different soundtrack, different announcers.
I faced a guy the other day who was blatantly spamming late swings to drop in those cheesy bloppers. I'm assuming he was directional, and guys like that are the only reason I'd ever want to get rid of directional. It's not that I can't beat them, it just makes the game feel dumb.
It's really bad this year. It seems like the 2017 forums were civil. Maybe with how much 2018 sucked it just cranked up toxicity.
I think the cat is out of the bag already, but late swings appear to be the META so far, and as it relates to this post, it probably would not matter whether or not you used directional. You can use zone and just center-swing late and get those cheesy oppo/up the middle bloop hits.
I believe that CAPs are slightly nerfed. They just don't play up to their offensinve ratings (only in 18 and 19). Defensively they are very good.
They need to give Bellinger dead red.
Chris Davis' vision goes to 12.
I believe dead red, breaking ball hitter, unfazed, and first pitch hitter are probably just as important as actual ratings. Nolan Arendado is a monster for me with mid-70s contact and power v. RHP, but he has all the right quirks.
Dude, I don't think there is one 13 year old posting in this forum. Just saying.
Use analog pitching and get a feel for running the cutter up and in to keep hitters off-balance. Throw it more up in the zone (preferrably outside) at times (cutter seems to run up). Throw his 4-seamer inside on the hands of the hitter, then treat the cutter like you would a slider down and-away. IRL, he throws that cutter 90% of the time. In the game, I don't find his slider to be that effective and I don't think he throws it often IRL.
Same here. That dude probably never dropped a can of corn or basically anything. He'd catch the ball at his knee, or behind his back and still be good.
It has to be a skill-gap issue, why they would want to nerf power.
It seems like legend difficulty is nearly unplayable and HOF isn't much better.
Agreed. Can you imagine the uproar (at least in this forum) if they come out later and say that these rewards are actually exchangable for something better? SDS would have to be up front about it, I'd think.
Beanie is good. He's a good player and seems a little more "real" than some of the other streamers who apparently want to make a career out of it. He smokes cigarettes on his stream so you know he's legit.