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MLB The Show 19 Video - More Details For Road to the Show

MLB The Show 19

MLB The Show 19 Video - More Details For Road to the Show

IGN has posted a new MLB The Show 19 video with senior staff designer, Steve Merka, as he discusses what’s new in Road to the Show this year.

We’ve posted the video below, along with some bullet points. Let us know your thoughts.

  • Archetypes have been consolidated from 15 to 5 – Pure Power (upper body strength to sling and wreck it), Small Ball (combo of speed, fielding and contact), Rock Steady (clutch player in the field and the plate), Mr. Utility (ability to play almost anywhere), The Anomaly (rare combo of power and speed)
  • Major Strengths (the fastest and easiest way to train (Medium Strengths (takes some effort to train), Weaknesses (hardest to train)
  • Personalities affect which perks will be available during your career. There are 4 player personalities:
    • Lightning Rod – You’re a doer not a thinker. You’re not necessarily concerned with planning and preparation, but you’re always able to get it done in the heat of the moment.
    • Maverick – You’re an independent thinker. With a bit of a hard edge, your have a knack for getting under your opponent’s skin.
    • Captain – You’re a natural born leader. You’ve always garnered respect amongst your peers and have excelled in team-based activities.
    • Heart and Soul – You’ve always had a way with people. You bring a positive presence to your environment with your warm and supportive attitude.
  • More details on Personality Growth and Relationships

 

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  1. I don't play Road to the show but I liked what I saw during the gameplay they showed. I was never expecting a big leap in graphics for PS4 Pro at this point but I still think 19 looks as beautiful as ever :)
    I am slightly more interested now. It seems like I was right in the other thread. The caps are at 99 but reaching them on your weak skills looks like it will be really difficult, or at least more difficult.
    THANK THE HEAVENS - You can choose your team again if you want! Now if they could just reduce the chance of you being traded. I have very rarely made it to the Cardinals ML roster before being traded.
    During the demo, they went through the dreaded position change. I am fine with switching for a week or two as long as it not permanent.
    Skill tree looks interesting, but would need to see more of the options before I make a final decision on if I like them.
    It is nice that they listened to the two biggest complaints from returning players last year, that we still wanted the ability to be an all 99 player and that we want to be able to choose our team.
    Dolenz
    I am slightly more interested now. It seems like I was right in the other thread. The caps are at 99 but reaching them on your weak skills looks like it will be really difficult, or at least more difficult.
    THANK THE HEAVENS - You can choose your team again if you want! Now if they could just reduce the chance of you being traded. I gave very rarely made it to the Cardinals ML roster before being traded.
    During the demo, they went through the dreaded position change. I am fine with switching for a week or two as long as it not permanent.
    Skill tree looks interesting, but would need to see more of the options before I make a final decision on if I like them.
    It is nice that they listened to the two biggest complaints from returning players last year, that we still wanted the ability to be an all 99 player and that we want to be able to choose our team.

    Yeah the changing position thing is over-done. I wish it would happen less often and more when it would make sense.
    Also my fears have both been assuaged from the removal of caps and that the in-game challenges don't occur that often.
    I really love them getting innovative with some of these new features.
    underdog13
    Yeah the changing position thing is over-done. I wish it would happen less often and more when it would make sense.
    Also my fears have both been assuaged from the removal of caps and that the in-game challenges don't occur that often.
    I really love them getting innovative with some of these new features.

    Yeah, it seems to be scripted in to every player you create. Again. I don't mind it if it is for a few weeks in the Minors, but I should always have the final say on whether that move becomes permanent, and I should not be penalized for saying no it. I realize it may not be realistic but If I choose to be a SS then it was because I want to play as a SS.
    With carryover saves you could be playing your player for years so you want it to be at the position you want to play as.
    Impetuous65
    WOW!! The Team that started it all, has revolutionized the Sports RPG once again. This is some good stuff.

    My favourite part is they are adding in 2k like depth and interaction, without the over the top forced storylines. You truely can write your own story.
    underdog13
    My favourite part is they are adding in 2k like depth and interaction, without the over the top forced storylines. You truely can write your own story.

    I am not applauding that feature yet until I see more. Remember when we all thought the coach and manager interactions looked great, until we started to get the same exact coaching interactions after every single series
    At least these look like they will have some impact beyond just adding flavor.
    Now they need to take that buddy system to franchise as part of the Pitcher and Catcher chemistry. I have been asking for this feature for franchise for 9 years and they never implement it, and now it's in RTTS :duel:
    Anyone remember that part in the RTTS Gamestop Monday where they zoomed in on Roberto Alomar for the rock steady archetype? Well we finally know why they did that!
    its because DJ LeMahieu is still shown in his Rockies uniform lmao
    I liked that in the gameplay during that AB in this video, CPU tried to set him up inside for several pitches before going back outside, but missed locations and gave up the BB. And that appeared to be Veteran difficulty according to the dynamic difficulty slide-in. I'm pretty surprised by that - in years past it felt like you couldn't get the CPU to throw many non-strikes below All-Star. Just in case you had any doubts, this video shows you can still make contact if the PCI is not on the ball (I think it's an effect of Plate Vision), but I also think that on higher difficulties this will not be as forgiving.
    As an RPG buff I find the idea of certain effects "proccing" during gameplay to be an interesting feature, but it's not one I'd want to take into a realistic career. Fortunately they are equippable and it seems I can choose to not use them.
    The Kid 24
    I love that scorebug!!
    Showing pitcher and what # in the order batter is and his average.

    Not just that, there is a little dynamism to it as well, because in the 9th inning, it showed him 1 for 3 in the game. I'm hoping stuff like that last for the series.
    The Kid 24
    I love that scorebug!!
    Showing pitcher and what # in the order batter is and his average.

    I think that was actually added thanks to feedback I and others left a few weeks ago. :)
    Because when they first showed the new scorebug it had the batters number instead.
    Watching this video and taking notes...
    This looks really good. I might even dabble even though I've never done RTTS. Kudos to Sony for what looks like a lot of positive development in this mode. That they removed the caps and made it so you can dictate which team drafts you will make plenty of RTTS'ers happy.
    It also looks pretty deep and that the relationships and training are tied into progression instead of boring busy work. I wonder if they've considered putting any of those personality types (lightning rod, maverick, captain, heart and soul) into other modes? That might be a way to deepen the morale system in, say, franchise mode.
    Gotta work on that 'bros per team' stat now.
    The new player of the game graphic is a nice little quality of life thing. Once again I wonder if it'll be in other modes. The old sideline interview graphic is really, really tired.
    That perk/personality screen is kinda busy looking. I wonder if there's a simpler way to display it. I find myself not knowing exactly what I should be looking at.
    jaiman
    I don’t like being forced to use perks. I’m not interested in challenges that will allow me to unlock a form of cheats.

    I think you can just not equip perks if you don't want them. I don't believe you are forced
    jaiman
    I don’t like being forced to use perks. I’m not interested in challenges that will allow me to unlock a form of cheats.
    I've never used perks in my RTTS. It's not forced upon you
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    It would be cool if you picked Mr Utility and they moved you to different positions more often. Learning a lot of different positions
    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
    The one thing that kills Road to The Show for me every year, although it might sound petty to some, is the fact that you lose your jersey number over and over throughout the year.
    Anytime your team acquires a player with a similar number (and ratings don't matter) you are moved to the next highest number. I just can't handle it. I can't believe it's been in the game forever, too. Especially considering you look at the back of your player (75% of the time).
    Dolenz
    I think you can just not equip perks if you don't want them. I don't believe you are forced

    How do you unlock or acquire new perks in RTTS right now in MLB18 ?
    To be honest I didn’t play really with RTTS mode ( franchise only) but I’m temptated to give it a serious try this year ( Franchise will still be my #1 pet).
    I know some perks are like locked ...was curious if it’s something to attract you to the card system then stubs then $$$
    TripleCrown
    How do you unlock or acquire new perks in RTTS right now in MLB18 ?

    By your ratings - you had to have certain ones above thresholds to equip/use the perks.
    I am looking forward to carrying my MLBTS 17 (1987 full minors roster BTW) RTTS player to 19. I was actually drafted by the Yankees as a 3B and was moved to RF to be a team player, had a fantastic rookie season at AA was promoted to AAA (playing with guys like Deion Sanders, Jim Leyritz, Hal Morris etc). Did not touch it on 18.
    This looks vastly improved. Looking forward to the stream this afternoon.
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    Armor and Sword
    I am looking forward to carrying my MLBTS 17 (1987 full minors roster BTW) RTTS player to 19. I was actually drafted by the Yankees as a 3B and was moved to RF to be a team player, had a fantastic rookie season at AA was promoted to AAA (playing with guys like Deion Sanders, Jim Leyritz, Hal Morris etc). Did not touch it on 18.
    This looks vastly improved. Looking forward to the stream this afternoon.
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    It never even freaking occurred to me to use retro rosters for RTTS, thats brilliant!!!! OMG time to hit the vaults!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :appl::appl::nchuck::nchuck::freddy::freddy:
    tofields11
    So is it true that there wont be any online franchises?
    Yes, was confirmed a while ago that online franchise will not be in this year
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    Armor and Sword
    I am looking forward to carrying my MLBTS 17 (1987 full minors roster BTW) RTTS player to 19. I was actually drafted by the Yankees as a 3B and was moved to RF to be a team player, had a fantastic rookie season at AA was promoted to AAA (playing with guys like Deion Sanders, Jim Leyritz, Hal Morris etc). Did not touch it on 18.
    This looks vastly improved. Looking forward to the stream this afternoon.
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    Can you go from 17 to 19? I think when 17 came out there was the issue that if you had not played a season that you could not carry the player over until you had.
    I always assumed it was because RTTS was not equipped to go back in time prior to the current year.
    Dolenz
    Can you go from 17 to 19? I think when 17 came out there was the issue that if you had not played a season that you could not carry the player over until you had.
    I always assumed it was because RTTS was not equipped to go back in time prior to the current year.

    I transferred to 18 and am in year 2 so I am sure it will transfer to 19.
    I should have clarified it on my previous post.
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    Gagnon39
    The one thing that kills Road to The Show for me every year, although it might sound petty to some, is the fact that you lose your jersey number over and over throughout the year.
    Anytime your team acquires a player with a similar number (and ratings don't matter) you are moved to the next highest number. I just can't handle it. I can't believe it's been in the game forever, too. Especially considering you look at the back of your player (75% of the time).

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