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Old 03-27-2012, 08:57 AM   #9
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Re: Does it matter how long you hold X with classic pitching?

Good stuff...I decided to try classic for the first time this year, and must admit, it's been a little challenging. I think I've been holding the button too long most of the time, as guys like Jared Weaver can even be pretty wild sometimes. I'll aim for a low and away and the pitch will sail way high. Is that just the fluctuation in accuracy from holding the button down too long? Or do you chalk that up to, "Well, sometimes the pitcher just badly misses his spot"?

So it's frustrating in some ways, but I'm also walking more batters than I ever have before, so that's been interesting. I think I'll stick with it...just got to get used to the variability. I use timing hitting, so classic pitching makes sense for me.

I'm not even a huge baseball fan, but I buy this game every year because IMO it's the best sports game out there.
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Is the same thing true for pulse pitching?
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #11
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Is the same thing true for pulse pitching?
No, currently there is no built in option to control the amount of effort behind a pitch. Hopefully it gets added in next years installment of the Show.

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Old 03-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
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Re: Does it matter how long you hold X with classic pitching?

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Is that just the fluctuation in accuracy from holding the button down too long? Or do you chalk that up to, "Well, sometimes the pitcher just badly misses his spot"?
The second one.

Do NOT get obsessed with the idea that your button presses have 100% control over the pitch location. I am 100% sure they do NOT.

That's the fun of Classic Pitching. Sometimes the guy just gets wild. Pay attention to your Pitch Confidence meters: do not expect to throw low-confidence pitches with accuracy most of the time.

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On another but related note, I think one reason people complain about relief pitchers getting bombed is because they are not adjusting their button-press-timing to account for pitching from the stretch, versus a full wind-up.
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Re: Does it matter how long you hold X with classic pitching?

How do you determine max effort on the Vita?
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How do you determine max effort on the Vita?
Oh I remember I had the same question... since there's no rumble feedback.

I assume it's about one second, from the interface descriptions that I remember reading from all over the place...

I hope that's right.
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Oh I remember I had the same question... since there's no rumble feedback.

I assume it's about one second, from the interface descriptions that I remember reading from all over the place...

I hope that's right.
I hope so, since that's pretty much what I've been doing. I've also tried the old-school method of tapping the X button during the windup, but the results haven't been very good.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
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No, currently there is no built in option to control the amount of effort behind a pitch. Hopefully it gets added in next years installment of the Show.
So one tap of the button is all that's needed? Good to know. Thanks Nem!
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