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MLB The Show 17 Patch 1.09 Available Now, Patch Notes Included

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MLB The Show 17 Patch 1.09 Available Now, Patch Notes Included

MLB The Show 17 patch 1.09 is available now, check out the patch notes below.

UPDATE: (From Victor of SDS)

Hey folks. I just wanted to drop a quick note and clarify the “slow mo” pitching in online player vs player modes.

Patch 1.08 introduced an unintentional stutter in the delivery of the ball from the pitcher. As a way to “smooth” out that stutter, we made a change in today’s patch (1.09) that will make it seem like the pitch is moving slower from the defensive side only. The pitch integrity still remains the same, and from the offensive view, everything displays at the correct speed.

This change will not affect throwing out a player stealing a base.

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  1. Wish they'd actually tell us what changes they've made to gameplay sliders instead of just dropping it on us and letting us fumble through trying to figure out what's different.
    Feels like they've dropped the pitch speed of off speed pitches, but it's hard to tell without any information. Don't know why they feel the need to keep us in the dark constantly
    BigOscar
    Wish they'd actually tell us what changes they've made to gameplay sliders instead of just dropping it on us and letting us fumble through trying to figure out what's different.
    Feels like they've dropped the pitch speed of off speed pitches, but it's hard to tell without any information. Don't know why they feel the need to keep us in the dark constantly

    Totally agree.
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    BigOscar
    Wish they'd actually tell us what changes they've made to gameplay sliders instead of just dropping it on us and letting us fumble through trying to figure out what's different.
    Feels like they've dropped the pitch speed of off speed pitches, but it's hard to tell without any information. Don't know why they feel the need to keep us in the dark constantly

    Agreed. While I appreciate their continued work in attempt improve the game, the whole guessing game thing is getting old. If something was tuned, list it.
    Yeah ok, they clearly didn't test this online at all. Pitchers now throw in slow motion when you're pitching online. It's only a visual glitch on your end, but it looks awful. When you release the ball it just slows down like it's the matrix
    BigOscar
    Yeah ok, they clearly didn't test this online at all. Pitchers now throw in slow motion when you're pitching online. It's only a visual glitch on your end, but it looks awful. When you release the ball it just slows down like it's the matrix

    Seriously? Holy hell what are they doing over there this year smh.
    Mercury112491
    Seriously? Holy hell what are they doing over there this year smh.

    I'm actually starting to think it's an intentional mechanism to prevent those laggy teleporting pitches. So on the pitchers end it slows down for half a second to sort of buffer the pitch before delivering it to the hitter, who sees it come cleanly out of the hand without any lag. Looks horrible though
    Two seemingly really easy fixes on which I've been whimsically waiting:
    1) Ability to change the camera from default in CPU v. CPU games; and
    2) During batter walk-ups, it should say the player's position (i.e. "3B") rather than his handedness (R/L/S).
    Certainly not a big deal, but both were in previous iterations of the game and would seemingly be cheap and easy fixes.
    jfen31
    Two seemingly really easy fixes on which I've been whimsically waiting:
    1) Ability to change the camera from default in CPU v. CPU games; and
    2) During batter walk-ups, it should say the player's position (i.e. "3B") rather than his handedness (R/L/S).
    Certainly not a big deal, but both were in previous iterations of the game and would seemingly be cheap and easy fixes.

    #2 is hardcoded and a design decision that will not be reversed for this years game. Last year we had part time full season batter walk up stats.
    It was a design decision and this year they went back to showing season statistics on walk ups.
    They listen. And I can safely bet with the amount of feedback about not having the players position under their number, they will change that for next years game.
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    Any word or experiences with improved catcher defense and/or less aggressive base running on pitches in the dirt? Also less ridiculous and runs?
    Much needed changes in this game.
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    Since the patch, has anybody's games in offline franchise started up and go straight to the batter walk up? My last 4 franchise games I've played today have skipped the opening presentation showing team records, lineups, and defensive positioning and gone straight to the away batter in the batters box. Weird.
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    mmorg
    They always post the full patch notes on The Show Nation later in the day.

    If you see them, please post them here! They alwats seem to slip in major things under the "various bugs and improvements" and this time it is that offspeed pitches are even slower. I've bumped that slider to 8 already and might consider 9 with more play.
    So far this is the only official word I've seen (from Victor):
    Hey folks. I just wanted to drop a quick note and clarify the "slow mo" pitching in player vs player modes.
    Patch 1.08 introduced an unintentional stutter in the delivery of the ball from the pitcher. As a way to "smooth" out that stutter, we made a change in today's patch (1.09) that will make it seem like the pitch is moving slower from the defensive side only. The pitch integrity still remains the same, and from the offensive view, everything displays at the correct speed.
    My offline franchise did this last year and if I remember correctly, I think it got fixed at some point. This year, it started doing it to me about a month into the season, but it was only on first games of a series. I actually just started a new franchise hoping that it would not happen again. I am only the second series of the season and everything has worked fine so far but my first franchise started out fine also. For some people it wouldn't make a difference but something about missing out on the pregame of a first game of the series gets me.
    The skipping of the pre game presentation was happening to me before this patch. I think the most it would happen was like 2 games in a row and then a couple good ones and then it would happen again.
    Don't know if this is patch related but I just played a franchise game vs the Dodgers. In the 8th inning they pinch ran Puig for Turner and pinch hit Gutierrez for Grandal. The next inning they left Puig to play third and Gutierrez in as catcher ?!?
    I've never seen this done by the CPU before.
    Anyone else experience this?
    Jeffrey Smith
    Don't know if this is patch related but I just played a franchise game vs the Dodgers. In the 8th inning they pinch ran Puig for Turner and pinch hit Gutierrez for Grandal. The next inning they left Puig to play third and Gutierrez in as catcher ?!?
    I've never seen this done by the CPU before.
    Anyone else experience this?

    It didn't surface in this patch. There's been occurrences of it since release (though it is rare).
    Bug report: http://theshownation.com/topics/23391-ai-substitution-issue-leaving-cpu-team-with-no-legit-catcher-for-remainder-of-the-game
    May just be coincidence but in my three games I'm not seeing NEARLY as much power. As in from one extreme to the other.
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    Jeffrey Smith
    Don't know if this is patch related but I just played a franchise game vs the Dodgers. In the 8th inning they pinch ran Puig for Turner and pinch hit Gutierrez for Grandal. The next inning they left Puig to play third and Gutierrez in as catcher ?!?
    I've never seen this done by the CPU before.
    Anyone else experience this?

    weird. I had this happen for the first time last night. Custom 1977 rosters (Cle at KC) vs CPU. 8th inning they sub Freddie Patek to pinch run for catcher John Wathan, then replace Wathan w/Darrell Porter, but instead of putting him in to catch, they put him at SS and Patek as catcher!!!! Needless to say there were MANY dropped balls behind the plate.
    played 2 games tonight and glad to say the 'umpf' is back in the hitting.
    played as the yankees and had a good game. won 5-2 and judge smacked one out when i timed and placed it perfectly. also saw good driving baseballs like in release and unlike the last 2 patches where the ball went dead.
    played a PLAY LIVE game A's vs Wsox too. Had some quality hits as the Sox but the A's got some good dingers on me and I lose 4-2.
    I'll play more but it feels like they fixed the hitting.
    Only glitch was in the announcing. had a base hit and the announcer said i flied out foul. happened twice on hits. never had this before but no big deal.
    Gagnon39
    May just be coincidence but in my three games I'm not seeing NEARLY as much power. As in from one extreme to the other.
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    I'm seeing quite the opposite. Not saying you are wrong at all as obviously we probably play on different difficulty levels, sliders, teams etc.
    It's probably placebo. I tend to blame slight things on that after patches. Very profound things I'll pay attention to, but otherwise I assume it's in my head.
    hyacinth1
    played 2 games tonight and glad to say the 'umpf' is back in the hitting.
    played as the yankees and had a good game. won 5-2 and judge smacked one out when i timed and placed it perfectly. also saw good driving baseballs like in release and unlike the last 2 patches where the ball went dead.
    played a PLAY LIVE game A's vs Wsox too. Had some quality hits as the Sox but the A's got some good dingers on me and I lose 4-2.
    I'll play more but it feels like they fixed the hitting.
    Only glitch was in the announcing. had a base hit and the announcer said i flied out foul. happened twice on hits. never had this before but no big deal.

    I'm seeing more pop in the bats. However as I said in another post, it may just be placebo. Damn though, it sure feels like I'm getting more/better hits. The better hits could be a result of getting more and that could be where I feel the pop is coming from.
    Like the patch thus far.
    bcruise
    It didn't surface in this patch. There's been occurrences of it since release (though it is rare).
    Bug report: http://theshownation.com/topics/23391-ai-substitution-issue-leaving-cpu-team-with-no-legit-catcher-for-remainder-of-the-game

    bcruise good find. This happened a lot too me in alot when using player lock since MLB 14. I thought it was fixed in 17 but then it recently happened too me in patch 1.08 even though I had the proper position players on the bench.
    Armor and Sword
    #2 is hardcoded and a design decision that will not be reversed for this years game. Last year we had part time full season batter walk up stats.
    It was a design decision and this year they went back to showing season statistics on walk ups.
    They listen. And I can safely bet with the amount of feedback about not having the players position under their number, they will change that for next years game.
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    Thanks for the clarification - that's good to know.
    Any idea on the CPU vs. CPU camera thing? We always previously had the option to use whichever camera we desired.
    Had a bug but not sure if this was there before.
    @ Wrigley, I hit a ball over the Right field basket hitting the facade underneath the seats. IRL that is a home run, but in the game it bounced off the wall, back into the field and didn't count as a hr but a hit. The fielder threw the ball in.
    Never saw this before but it should have been a HR.
    CPU Mariners sac bunted successfully / realistically against me in a game I played earlier today...
    Didn't look "rocket bunt", etc...
    Might be coincidence, but hadn't seen that, before this patch...
    jfen31
    2) During batter walk-ups, it should say the player's position (i.e. "3B") rather than his handedness (R/L/S).

    Why do some people keep saying this?
    From a strategy standpoint it would seem knowing a player's handedness would be much more important than knowing what position he plays when he's not batting.
    Of course the easy fix is for it to display both.
    Haven't noticed any different with hitting, but I still think the hitting design isn't quite right. I feel like hitters have way to much bat control towards the outside of the plate, and pitchers have too much control at placing pitches on the outside—especially breaking balls.
    Slider adjustments can alter this a bit, but I find it just ends up in me having way more walks. It feels way too easy to look outside and dink and dunk the cpu to death. There should be way more popups on the types of timing and contact I'm putting on those balls.
    I also feel like there isn't enough reward for selling out and putting a good swing on pitches high in the zone.
    As an example, I'm doing an Angels franchise and Kole Calhoun has a huge number of hits simply by me looking to go the other way against the shift. A guy like Calhoun shouldn't be able to just decide to do that and be able to accomplish it like clockwork.
    Still love the game, but the hitting approach you're most rewarded for in this game seems straight out of softball.
    TomahawkChopYaHead
    Why do some people keep saying this?
    From a strategy standpoint it would seem knowing a player's handedness would be much more important than knowing what position he plays when he's not batting.
    Of course the easy fix is for it to display both.

    It's odd to see it because normally on a tv broadcast that same graphic would show what position the player is playing. You rarely see a graphic like that showing which side of the plate a batter bats from. You obviously will find that out shortly after when he steps to the plate.
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    johnpreyes
    This patch does not affect gameply on existing franchises, right? *I know this was the case in previous years.

    Actually no, the patch does apply to all game modes and existing franchises. But if you mean having to restart your franchise for the patch to work within your existing franchise/rtts, then no, you don't have to restart.
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    My first game post patch was an epic 2-1 win at Boston.
    I asked Brett Gardner to be a hero.....and he did just that. Solo HR in the top of the 9th.
    Chapman......done.
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    Played 3 games post patch and don't notice a difference. I know someone else mentioned there being an uptick in power but I don't see it. I've given up 6 doubles, 1 triple and 2 HR's in the 3 games post patch with the CPU hitting 25/99 (.253). I haven't torn the cover off the ball either, 6 doubles, 4 HR's in that same period.
    TomahawkChopYaHead
    Why do some people keep saying this?
    From a strategy standpoint it would seem knowing a player's handedness would be much more important than knowing what position he plays when he's not batting

    Because he's talking about the batter walk-up display.
    I'll be honest the slow motion pitching looks and feels bad. I really don't know what's going on this year, but this version is by far the worst for online. The constant freezing. SDS needs to hire some good online engineers to fix this game online. 
    TomahawkChopYaHead
    Uh yeah...I know.

    Lol because you literally see the batters handedness when he's walking up to bat?!?
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    Steven78
    Lol because you literally see the batters handedness when he's walking up to bat?!?
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    Right? Pretty easy to figure out...
    agentlaw13
    Since the patch, has anybody's games in offline franchise started up and go straight to the batter walk up? My last 4 franchise games I've played today have skipped the opening presentation showing team records, lineups, and defensive positioning and gone straight to the away batter in the batters box. Weird.
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    This has happened to me from time to time. Rebooting the PS4 seems to fix it.
    The Chef
    Played 3 games post patch and don't notice a difference. I know someone else mentioned there being an uptick in power but I don't see it. I've given up 6 doubles, 1 triple and 2 HR's in the 3 games post patch with the CPU hitting 25/99 (.253). I haven't torn the cover off the ball either, 6 doubles, 4 HR's in that same period.

    Are you using custom sliders or playing franchise mode. It may not be as noticeable with franchise slumps or configured sliders.
    Its definitely improved over the last patch for ranked diamond dyansty and vs cpu games. In fact i was caught off guard seeing the hard hit normal swings going yard with more velocity, because i became use to the nerfed hitting on the previous patch.
    The previous nerfed patch, grinding out cpu games for programs were a chore. But now the grind for misson programs is back to where accumulating offensive output stats is at a faster rate.
    jeffy777
    My offense has definitely been down since 1.09
    Haven't hit a homerun in about 10 games. Time to bump up the sliders.

    Are you still at 6 for power and solid hits? If so, are you looking to move up even more?
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    I've reached the point where I play a game or two after the patch to see what changes if any have been made to game play. First game was 2-1 in 11 innings with a total of 7 hits for both teams. Small sample size but given the lack of offense in manage mode previously it appears offense as no better and possible worse than before.
    Oh well.
    I have not been seeing that. The ball appears to have a more natural flight path again as opposed to the whiffle ball path it had before (would fly strong and then just die and fall out of the sky like a whiffle ball being hit).
    tessl
    I've reached the point where I play a game or two after the patch to see what changes if any have been made to game play. First game was 2-1 in 11 innings with a total of 7 hits for both teams. Small sample size but given the lack of offense in manage mode previously it appears offense as no better and possible worse than before.
    Oh well.

    Had a 16-14 game in MOM the other day.My team in MOM led the league in HR's. I had 3 guys hit over 30 HR's in a season. There is nothing wrong with the offense in MOM. I am getting realistic results with a few slider tweeks. You might just have a bad copy of the show. Maybe take it back to Game Stop and tell them your issues
    Ranger Fan
    Had a 16-14 game in MOM the other day.My team in MOM led the league in HR's. I had 3 guys hit over 30 HR's in a season. There is nothing wrong with the offense in MOM. I am getting realistic results with a few slider tweeks. You might just have a bad copy of the show. Maybe take it back to Game Stop and tell them your issues

    16-14 is realistic? I'm aware there are 50 different slider sets available but if the developers can't get the game to play realistically then my chances are slim.
    16-14 LOL
    tessl
    16-14 is realistic? I'm aware there are 50 different slider sets available but if the developers can't get the game to play realistically then my chances are slim.
    16-14 LOL

    Yea your right never in baseball has there been a high scoring game. Oh just watched the Rangers the other night against Cleveland. 15-9. Totally unrealistic. Why did you buy the game. Every post you make is negative. Write a letter to Ramone and tell him how messed up him and his team are. You are living in a fantasy world if you think any video game out of the box without slider adjustments is going to play out 100 percent realistic. Get Out of the Park Baseball. No one here understands what you want for realism. Every game to be 5-3 with 8 hits per side. It seems you live in this little world of if the game doesn't play perfect on default it is screwed up. Well have fun. I am going to stop before I get banned. Im just tired of all the nagative post about nothing. There are just a few of us MOM players and you and people like you are ruining it with continuous negative comments
    I just continued playing my offline franchise mode for the first time since the patch and its ruined pitching for me somehow. I used meter, default pitching so you simply push X once for the speed and then again for the accuracy except the game doesn't register my second button press. Going through menus and the like works perfectly fine and even the first button press (for pitch speed) has no lag, but that second press never comes even close to when I physically push the button. Anyone else have or hear of this problem?
    Ranger Fan
    Yea your right never in baseball has there been a high scoring game. Oh just watched the Rangers the other night against Cleveland. 15-9. Totally unrealistic. Why did you buy the game. Every post you make is negative. Write a letter to Ramone and tell him how messed up him and his team are. You are living in a fantasy world if you think any video game out of the box without slider adjustments is going to play out 100 percent realistic. Get Out of the Park Baseball. No one here understands what you want for realism. Every game to be 5-3 with 8 hits per side. It seems you live in this little world of if the game doesn't play perfect on default it is screwed up. Well have fun. I am going to stop before I get banned. Im just tired of all the nagative post about nothing. There are just a few of us MOM players and you and people like you are ruining it with continuous negative comments

    what do you care? Every post should be positive? Who lives in the "little world" ?
    tessl
    I've reached the point where I play a game or two after the patch to see what changes if any have been made to game play. First game was 2-1 in 11 innings with a total of 7 hits for both teams. Small sample size but given the lack of offense in manage mode previously it appears offense as no better and possible worse than before.
    Oh well.

    Sign...again?...SLIDERS! Good grief.
    KnightTemplar
    Sign...again?...SLIDERS! Good grief.

    Honestly I don't blame people for having no faith in sliders. In other sports games, sliders are basically placebos, there to just make the player feel better. It's not outside the realm of reason for people to expect The Show to be just like all the other sports games they've played where they have to wait for patches to save their game.
    The Show is different people. There is a reason why people get caught up in slideritis, and it's because they work. They work and fiddling with the game can get addictive.
    Edit: btw game is playing great for me post-patch. Did they reduce fielder speed? I'm not complaining I'm actually loving it but I'm just curious.
    TheWarmWind
    Honestly I don't blame people for having no faith in sliders. In other sports games, sliders are basically placebos, there to just make the player feel better. It's not outside the realm of reason for people to expect The Show to be just like all the other sports games they've played where they have to wait for patches to save their game.
    The Show is different people. There is a reason why people get caught up in slideritis, and it's because they work. They work and fiddling with the game can get addictive.
    Edit: btw game is playing great for me post-patch. Did they reduce fielder speed? I'm not complaining I'm actually loving it but I'm just curious.

    You don't have to have "slideritis". This gamer keeps getting the same results doing the same thing over and over again. This game CANNOT play the same for everyone out of the box, therefore, the sliders AND options (many and varied).
    I see people posting that "after three games" and that becomes their basis for making a decision on sliders. Honestly, I believe it may be more attention deficit with some gamers. If sliders don't make a difference just look at the gamers who have taken the attributes of their teams players and jacked them up so that they hit a ton of home runs. I've seen it with several gamers here. The game offers an abundance of options for gamers.
    Patches have nothing to do with sliders.
    iorg16
    what do you care? Every post should be positive? Who lives in the "little world" ?

    Did I say every post has to be positive. Where in that above statement do you see that? Every time that guy post something its negative. Thats all I said. I am glad you are so attentive though
    TheWarmWind
    Honestly I don't blame people for having no faith in sliders. In other sports games, sliders are basically placebos, there to just make the player feel better. It's not outside the realm of reason for people to expect The Show to be just like all the other sports games they've played where they have to wait for patches to save their game.
    The Show is different people. There is a reason why people get caught up in slideritis, and it's because they work. They work and fiddling with the game can get addictive.
    Edit: btw game is playing great for me post-patch. Did they reduce fielder speed? I'm not complaining I'm actually loving it but I'm just curious.

    Various bug fixes and improvements is vague enough to keep people guessing. It would be nice if the developers would publicly identify what they see as issues with the game and what they do and don't plan to fix.
    The reason I don't pursue the elusive slider set is because there are 50 different slider sets on the slider forum all attempting to achieve the same thing. If it was that easy there wouldn't be so many different sets and if the developers with access to the code can't figure it out I have little confidence in myself to figure it out.
    There are other issues which sliders won't fix like the amateur draft, progression/regression, runners advancing on wild pitches, balls curving excessively etc.
    That's why "shut up and adjust sliders" doesn't work for me. Truth is franchise mode and realistic game play seem to have taken a back seat to the aspects of the game which sell beyond the $60 dollars I spend annually. It is a beautiful game which has major flaws.
    tessl

    The reason I don't pursue the elusive slider set is because there are 50 different slider sets on the slider forum all attempting to achieve the same thing. If it was that easy there wouldn't be so many different sets and if the developers with access to the code can't figure it out I have little confidence in myself to figure it out.
    That's why "shut up and adjust sliders" doesn't work for me.

    I have NEVER used anyone else's sliders. Those sliders are made by a person who gets the game to work for them. That one set of sliders may not work for another person. The reason there are so many slider sets is because everyone has different talents with the game, with the controller, with eye-hand coordination, etc., etc. other wise you play the game on default sliders.
    Is there anyone who plays with the game and doesn't touch ONE slider. Probably not. It is absolutely impossible...impossible...to make a game out of the box that suits everyone's abilities, foibles. Again, impossible. Are there people who DO play on default? Sure, that's because those sliders fit their needs.
    But you keep posting that you won't and you keep getting the same results thinking SDS might "fix" the game for you. Ain't gonna happen. And I don't think anyone told you to "shut up", but you keep beating a dead horse (for you).
    Only recommendation is stop downloading everyone else's sliders, come up with your own. If you can't.......then the game just flat out isn't for you. But to continually put this on the developers? They's bent over backwards when it comes to options/sliders/attribute sliders.
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