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MLB The Show 20: Update 1.08 Now Live With One Notable Tweak for Fielding

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MLB The Show 20: Update 1.08 Now Live With One Notable Tweak for Fielding

MLB The Show 20 is pushing out a new server update or patch or whatever you want to call Update 1.08. It is mostly another minor fix with perhaps one notable gameplay fix with fielding.

In-Game:
  • Fixed an issue that would cause outfielders to miss catches when a user reached the catch region at the last possible moment.
  • Fixed an issue causing homeruns to get sucked into an outfielders glove resulting in an out.
  • Fixed an Online Head-to-Head issue where a user could get trapped in their pause menu until their pause timer ran out, resulting in a forfeit.
  • Fixed an issue where an early steal of home would not count as a run on specific deep fly balls.
UI:
  • Removed the “Baserunning Decisions” option from the in-game menu in Online Head-to-Head games, as all Online Head-to-Head games are manual by default.
Misc:
  • Users who lose connection in the Showdown front-end menu will no longer automatically fail the moment or showdown.
  • Fixed various minor issues with Play-by-Play commentary.
  • Various crash fixes.

Some people have been frustrated by the lack of a lock-on and generally getting bopped in the head by the ball or whiffing on it when getting to the fielding spot, so maybe this fix dealing with getting to the region at the “last possible moment” ties into that. Let us know if you notice that change at all.

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  1. countryboy
    Darn...I was hoping they would add team's records by the Daily Games screen.

    This! Why this was removed is beyond me. I’d love to see it back.
    Sent from my iPad using Operation Sports
    well the fielding issue is STILL in the game. literally just happened to me, ran to the spot and the player just let the ball hit him in the chest. 
    I will give it another go after turning fielding to auto last night after the umpteenth whiff by a fielder. Not sure why simply getting to the spot isnt enough like, well, every other baseball game to exist.
    Syce
    well the fielding issue is STILL in the game. literally just happened to me, ran to the spot and the player just let the ball hit him in the chest.*

    Yep, happened to me twice in one game after the patch.
    - A hard drive into left, Tommy Pham got to the catch indicator just a split second before the ball, but he just let it go right past his head and didn't even stick his glove up.
    -And the second time was a blooper into right center, Brian Dozier went out for it and got to the spot, but he didn't turn around or even put a glove up to try and back hand it, he let it hit him in the back and didn't even attempt to catch the ball.
    I rage quit and haven't played The Show again today so far. :brickwall
    Syce
    well the fielding issue is STILL in the game. literally just happened to me, ran to the spot and the player just let the ball hit him in the chest.*

    HypoLuxa13
    Yep, happened to me twice in one game after the patch.
    - A hard drive into left, Tommy Pham got to the catch indicator just a split second before the ball, but he just let it go right past his head and didn't even stick his glove up.
    -And the second time was a blooper into right center, Brian Dozier went out for it and got to the spot, but he didn't turn around or even put a glove up to try and back hand it, he let it hit him in the back and didn't even attempt to catch the ball.
    I rage quit and haven't played The Show again today so far. :brickwall

    I know it's not the first thing you'd think of when you're pissed in the moment, but try to save videos of these.
    One, if you post here we can look at them as a community and discuss if anything might be user error, a bug, or poor game design, etc. More eyes on finding any common links between people having fielding issues can't hurt.
    Two, videos are obviously helpful to send in with bug reports so that's a benefit right there.
    Any under the hood changes? Hitting and pitch speeds still the same? Because I liked where they were at and not going to download if there is any changes to that
    Redsfan112
    Any under the hood changes? Hitting and pitch speeds still the same? Because I liked where they were at and not going to download if there is any changes to that

    Hitting and pitch speeds still the same in my experience
    COMMISSIONERHBK9
    I guess I’m going to have to give up on the roster sticking and deal with it if I want to do franchise huh

    This year the game works exactly like real life, nothing is broken or needs fixing. You have to demote guys back to the minors before advancing to the regular season and by doing so your roster lineups / rotations will be exactly how they were before starting a franchise otherwise you can let the cpu auto generate them.
    Here's what I'm noticing around manual fielding...
    Veteran Difficulty
    1. The outfielders seem to engage catch animations from a greater distance now.
    2. Haven't tried the catches near the wall. That was problematic pre-patch.
    3. Infielders now seem less responsive when attempting to dive for a ball since the animations kick-in from greater distance.
    4. Seems the random uniform selection makes more sense now - road team get a road uni and home team get a home uni. (small wins)
    PS4 Pro
    Automatic Downloads
    Featured content OFF
    System software update files OFF
    Application update files OFF
    It downloaded the patch. What am I doing wrong to stop this?
    KnightTemplar
    PS4 Pro
    Automatic Downloads
    Featured content OFF
    System software update files OFF
    Application update files OFF
    It downloaded the patch. What am I doing wrong to stop this?

    Based on what it says at the bottom of that screen, it looks like you'll also want to go to Settings>Power Save Settings>Set Features Available in Rest Mode and uncheck "Stay Connected to the Internet". That Application Update Files checkbox on the screen you were on only affects what happens while the PS4 is turned on, and I'm guessing the patch was downloaded while it was in rest mode.
    I agree that it shouldn't be that hard to prevent downloads to the PS4 though. Hopefully it works next time.
    tabarnes19
    https://youtu.be/kEKP-S-zkx4
    What can I be doing wrong? Second play in RF go to get behind ball on guy tagging.. completely wiff.
    Never had issues any other year.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

    Seems you were in front of the circle vs on top of it. I try to approach the catch circle from the side to ensure I’m on them.
    tabarnes19
    https://youtu.be/kEKP-S-zkx4
    What can I be doing wrong? Second play in RF go to get behind ball on guy tagging.. completely wiff.
    Never had issues any other year.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

    First one I agree with Run - you were in front of the catch circle instead of on it. I'd chalk this one up as user error unless the game did that thing where you get close enough that it takes over and slow jogs you into the spot.
    Second one...I've always had trouble getting behind and lining those up right, so I can't give any constructive feedback.
    tabarnes19
    https://youtu.be/kEKP-S-zkx4
    What can I be doing wrong? Second play in RF go to get behind ball on guy tagging.. completely wiff.
    Never had issues any other year.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

    I haven't played this year's but it looks like they have reduced the catch lock even more so if you are pushing the stick it will override the catch animation. Looks like you have to make your decision earlier and let the animation play.
    Catch a fly ball is a struggle my god! A easy fly to RF to Kepler as he gets close to the circle he slows down and acts like he is going to catch the ball, only for the ball to bounce 3 feet away WTF
    A wall scapper HR i run towards the wall to rob it McCutchen slows down and dont even get to the wall while the ball goes for a HR.
    tabarnes19
    https://youtu.be/kEKP-S-zkx4
    What can I be doing wrong? Second play in RF go to get behind ball on guy tagging.. completely wiff.
    Never had issues any other year.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

    I watched the videos a few times:
    First one it looks as though the fielder just didn't get to the catch area and went into an animation where he "attempts" to catch it, but he again wasn't in position. He looked to be a step away from actually having a chance to make the play.
    Second one with Judge. To me it looks as though you started on the arrows to get ready to catch and throw, but then ran up to the circle and the fielder never settled in and then missed the ball.
    Both of these were in '19 and years before as animations that play out when either one the fielder chasing a fly ball going away from him and attempts and misses, and the error animation that triggers when a fielder doesn't get settled into a catch position because the user is moving the stick.
    That's my personal observation at least.
    I just quit after 4 fielding errors with my outfielders standing completely on the indicator and having the ball bounce several feet behind, to the side, off their head and out of the glove. Both Fielders have ratings above 80.
    I am about done with '20
    I am just not having fun right now. The whole game just doesn't feel smooth or balanced to me.
    I also think I’m about done with 20. Something just feels off compared to how I had 19 playing. And I don’t use manual fielding so I can only imagine how frustrating that must be for you guys. Its unfortunate because 20 has many good aspects but the gameplay, especially hitting just feels off.
    countryboy
    Hitting and pitch speeds still the same in my experience

    Country Boy, while I have always respected your opinion on this game (and will continue to do so), I would have to disagree with you here. I just started my first game post patch. Playing as my Twins against the White Sox. Reynaldo Lopez on the bump. Kepler, double off the wall in right center. Polanco, 2-run bomb. Donaldson, solo shot. Cruz, solo shot. Rosario, solo shot. Back-to-back-to-back-to-back homeruns. I was hitting homeruns before the patch, but nothing like this. With Rosario, I was trying swing early and purposely mess up the timing, and he still blasted one out of here.
    I know it is only one game (one inning) but is anyone else seeing that hitting has become too easy?
    Edit: Right after typing this, Buxton hits a 3-run homerun. Still in the first inning. Lopez has been pulled, now facing Herrera.
    cnelly4
    Country Boy, while I have always respected your opinion on this game (and will continue to do so), I would have to disagree with you here. I just started my first game post patch. Playing as my Twins against the White Sox. Reynaldo Lopez on the bump. Kepler, double off the wall in right center. Polanco, 2-run bomb. Donaldson, solo shot. Cruz, solo shot. Rosario, solo shot. Back-to-back-to-back-to-back homeruns. I was hitting homeruns before the patch, but nothing like this. With Rosario, I was trying swing early and purposely mess up the timing, and he still blasted one out of here.
    I know it is only one game (one inning) but is anyone else seeing that hitting has become too easy?
    Edit: Right after typing this, Buxton hits a 3-run homerun. Still in the first inning. Lopez has been pulled, now facing Herrera.

    I've played 5 games since the patch and hitting feels no different now than before. That's just my experience.
    I'm currently playing a game against the Dodgers in Dodger Stadium where it's 1-0 us in the bottom of the 7th and the only run came on a RBI groundout by Brendan McKay. There has been a total of 4 hits in the game between the two teams (each have 2)
    So for my experience nothing has changed. Maybe you're experiencing a one game fluke, or maybe that trend will continue, who knows, but I don't feel as though the patch has done anything to hitting, especially since it wasn't mentioned in the notes.
    I have not seen a difference with hitting. I actually just had a 2-1 game. There are runs and ebbs and flows. I still think there are ultimately too many home runs this year, but no change with this patch.
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    countryboy

    So for my experience nothing has changed. Maybe you're experiencing a one game fluke, or maybe that trend will continue, who knows, but I don't feel as though the patch has done anything to hitting, especially since it wasn't mentioned in the notes.

    I think the problem may be is we talk about things in the game, but everyone plays on different levels, with different sliders, different options different gamer ability, etc. Like arguing about apples and oranges.
    cnelly4
    Country Boy, while I have always respected your opinion on this game (and will continue to do so), I would have to disagree with you here. I just started my first game post patch. Playing as my Twins against the White Sox. Reynaldo Lopez on the bump. Kepler, double off the wall in right center. Polanco, 2-run bomb. Donaldson, solo shot. Cruz, solo shot. Rosario, solo shot. Back-to-back-to-back-to-back homeruns. I was hitting homeruns before the patch, but nothing like this. With Rosario, I was trying swing early and purposely mess up the timing, and he still blasted one out of here.
    I know it is only one game (one inning) but is anyone else seeing that hitting has become too easy?
    Edit: Right after typing this, Buxton hits a 3-run homerun. Still in the first inning. Lopez has been pulled, now facing Herrera.

    I just played my first post patch game against Yankees.. and its was a 12-11 game I lost
    I hit 6 Homer's and yanks hit 5
    I was up 11-8 in the 8th when Wade came up with bases loaded. Anyways 2-2 count and I tried to throw 4 seamer down and in with a good release, ball goes down the middle and out for a grand slam
    Game does feel off, definitely not the same game
    Was struggling to get a bit before patch,was even thinking about going to all-star,then since the patch I've hit 9 hrs in 2 games. I'm on hof with Mike Lowe's sliders.Guys I'm not this good.I think it's the patch.Gonna play a few more.
    Let me be clear. I am not blaming the patch for my issues with the game. Nothing for me has changed with any of the patches. I am just having issues with some elements of the game this year.
    Syce
    well the fielding issue is STILL in the game. literally just happened to me, ran to the spot and the player just let the ball hit him in the chest.*

    This is really driving me nuts!
    Right now fielding in MLB The Show 20 is the worst I have ever seen since playing the game!
    Way too many times I run to the ball and the fielder can't catch the ball or they run past it. I am also seeing to many errors with good fielders on routine grand balls in the infield! :(
    This is so bad I almost do not want to even play the game at this point.
    May have to even go back to 19 :(
    bronxbombers21325
    I haven’t noticed any changes in hitting after the patch. I haven’t experienced the fielding problems yet either.

    That's because nothing was changed. It's all in their heads.
    tnixen
    This is really driving me nuts!
    Right now fielding in MLB The Show 20 is the worst I have ever seen since playing the game!
    Way too many times I run to the ball and the fielder can't catch the ball or they run past it. I am also seeing to many errors with good fielders on routine grand balls in the infield! :(
    This is so bad I almost do not want to even play the game at this point.
    May have to even go back to 19 :(

    For the first time ever I put fielding on automatic. I guess it can't get any worse that it already is.
    RunN1st
    I can’t seem to dive with my infielders at will. Anyone else experience that?

    No issue here.
    I just dove with Anthony Rendon for no reason and stopped a ball with my knees..:lol:
    countryboy
    No issue here.
    I just dove with Anthony Rendon for no reason and stopped a ball with my knees..:lol:

    Do you have 1-button dive/jump turned ON?
    Ok, just had 2 issues in the first couple of innings of a play now game against the Padres. First, 2 outs bases loaded, a ball hit to my third baseman, should have caught it but the ball went straight through his glove like he wasn’t even there. Turned an out into a 3 run double. Next inning a ball hit to Stanton in left, went to the catch circle and the ball landed about 4 feet behind him. He didn’t even put his glove up, just stood there. This never happened before the patch. They need to fix what they screwed up with this patch, and then stop releasing updates and just let the game be. I’ve never seen SDS as bad as they’ve been this year. It’s not acceptable by any means.
    I just love how these threads are all people having issues and the other half is all nope not me it just all in your head. SMH
    OS really has just become a cesspool of fanboys and haters. No real helpful info or people at all.
    Like The Show, I think this place has run its course.
    Bullit

    OS really has just become a cesspool of fanboys and haters. No real helpful info or people at all.
    Like The Show, I think this place has run its course.

    Disagree with the labels. The problem is trying to distinguishing the differences with skimpy info that is given. I just don’t know how anyone can objectively help another gamer with all the unknowns, i.e. level the play on, sliders, etc., etc.
    Bullit
    I just love how these threads are all people having issues and the other half is all nope not me it just all in your head. SMH
    OS really has just become a cesspool of fanboys and haters. No real helpful info or people at all.
    Like The Show, I think this place has run its course.

    Nothing written in the patch notes is even remotely close to the hitting being alterd in any way. You can bet your bottom dollar if a change was made to the physics, contact, power, timing, pci etc they would've said so.
    Bullit
    I just love how these threads are all people having issues and the other half is all nope not me it just all in your head. SMH
    OS really has just become a cesspool of fanboys and haters. No real helpful info or people at all.
    Like The Show, I think this place has run its course.

    Spot on.
    Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk
    Here is a stream of the last few innings of the game I just completed against the Dodgers. Yes I know its only 3 innings or so. Yes I know its a small sample size, but still here is my experience after the patch...

    I'll be more than happy to stream full games if someone would like to see it.
    Default Legend. Zone hitting and meter pitching. Carryover franchise.
    BigAl_6992
    The post strikeout whistle is now gone from Yankee stadium. Do we know if this will be patched back in?
    I just heard it.
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    knucklecutter
    Nothing written in the patch notes is even remotely close to the hitting being alterd in any way. You can bet your bottom dollar if a change was made to the physics, contact, power, timing, pci etc they would've said so.

    Ok? What does this have to do with anything I posted in this thread? If you dont know what folks are talking about you really should just stay out of the conversation. But thanks for playing Im sure Johnny has a nice consolation prize for you.:lol:
    countryboy
    Here is a stream of the last few innings of the game I just completed against the Dodgers. Yes I know its only 3 innings or so. Yes I know its a small sample size, but still here is my experience after the patch...

    I'll be more than happy to stream full games if someone would like to see it.
    Default Legend. Zone hitting and meter pitching. Carryover franchise.

    Always appreciate seeing your gameplay CB. Your experience appears to be very much like my own (not surprising considering our settings are very similar). Nice win - looks like it was decided really early on.
    Hope The Show is helping you get through this rough time a little easier.
    knucklecutter
    This year the game works exactly like real life, nothing is broken or needs fixing. You have to demote guys back to the minors before advancing to the regular season and by doing so your roster lineups / rotations will be exactly how they were before starting a franchise otherwise you can let the cpu auto generate them.

    So maybe I’m doing it wrong but I did that and it still brought ppl up automatic
    bcruise
    Always appreciate seeing your gameplay CB. Your experience appears to be very much like my own (not surprising considering our settings are very similar). Nice win - looks like it was decided really early on.
    Hope The Show is helping you get through this rough time a little easier.

    Thanks man
    Yeah we scored 7 in the 2nd then went cold lol
    And yes it’s providing a nice distraction during this time
    Sent from my iPhone using Operation Sports
    Bullit
    Ok? What does this have to do with anything I posted in this thread? If you dont know what folks are talking about you really should just stay out of the conversation. But thanks for playing Im sure Johnny has a nice consolation prize for you.:lol:

    Apparently you think your funny, but in reality your making yourself look ignorant. Go back and read the thread again since you didn't comprehend it the first time.
    knucklecutter
    Apparently you think your funny, but in reality your making yourself look ignorant. Go back and read the thread again since you didn't comprehend it the first time.

    Oh I am hilarious. I also know how to read. So please since its a skill you obviously dont have. Find one post where I mentioned hitting. IF you cant find it. How about you just keep quiet while the big boys talk.
    For those interested in discussing the game, and the patch, here's a stream of my latest game. I apologize for x'ing thru at times and the poor play at times, but I'm trying to get this in for people to see and I'm feeling a little rough.
    Would someone mind a small favor and check to see if you can still Player Lock before the game once it has started? You need to choose "Player Lock " on the Franchise menu before entering a game.
    When the Pitcher takes the mound you should see a call out in the lower left of the screen asking you to "Sim To Next Appearance" Or "Watch Full Game" before the first pitch is thrown.
    I know it might be small to some but this is a huge feature for me and waited many years for it to happen. I am still playing on the day one release of 1.02. Because I did not want this feature to be removed.
    Kindly Appreciated!
    Thanks
    jada855
    Would someone mind a small favor and check to see if you can still Player Lock before the game once it has started? You need to choose "Player Lock " on the Franchise menu before entering a game.
    When the Pitcher takes the mound you should see a call out in the lower left of the screen asking you to "Sim To Next Appearance" Or "Watch Full Game" before the first pitch is thrown.
    I know it might be small to some but this is a huge feature for me and waited many years for it to happen. I am still playing on the day one release of 1.02. Because I did not want this feature to be removed.
    Kindly Appreciated!
    Thanks

    No, you cannot. At least not from the pregame lineup screen. However, you CAN toggle player lock for your user team once you're into the game - before the first pitch, if you like. You can lock anyone in the starting lineup from the Substitutions screen with highlight+R2, and the starting/current pitcher with L2 (because they won't show up there when the DH is being used).
    I know that's not exactly what you're looking for, but I just wanted to let you know. You don't necessarily need to risk updating your game to see if this functionality is good enough for you, because it probably works that way in 1.02 too in-game.
    Just to elaborate: I know you want that specific ability to change it in pre-game so you can watch every pitch of the game. I don't know if enabling playerlock in-game will allow you to do that to your satisfaction. You could playerlock the first pitcher or batter, let that at-bat play out and then the full game option will appear after and stick even if you jump out of player lock and back in onto a different player.
    But the bottom line is if you don't want to risk it not being what you want, stick with what you've got.
    bcruise
    No, you cannot. At least not from the pregame lineup screen. However, you CAN toggle player lock for your user team once you're into the game - before the first pitch, if you like. You can lock anyone in the starting lineup from the Substitutions screen with highlight+R2, and the starting/current pitcher with L2 (because they won't show up there when the DH is being used).
    I know that's not exactly what you're looking for, but I just wanted to let you know. You don't necessarily need to risk updating your game to see if this functionality is good enough for you, because it probably works that way in 1.02 too in-game.
    Just to elaborate: I know you want that specific ability to change it in pre-game so you can watch every pitch of the game. I don't know if enabling playerlock in-game will allow you to do that to your satisfaction. You could playerlock the first pitcher or batter, let that at-bat play out and then the full game option will appear after and stick even if you jump out of player lock and back in onto a different player.
    But the bottom line is if you don't want to risk it not being what you want, stick with what you've got.

    @bcruise,
    Much appreciated thank you for the response. I had a feeling they would revert it back to how it worked in previous versions. I'm stuck with the wrong batter information being displayed in Franchise when a player walks up. So its a sacrifice I must make unfortunately.
    Still seeing the issue where the player actually DOES lock in, but does so at such a distance that the slowed movement keeps you from actually getting to the ball in time. And I am also still seeing the issue where the outfielders still just run over and around the ball and refuse to pick it up.
    Just saw two really awful new fielding glitches that happened multiple times.
    The first glitch: The fielder locks in place and you cannot hit L2 to switch fielders.
    This happened twice on balls hit into the gap to the outfield in which case it didn't matter to much since the AI was the CF who would have made the play anyway.
    The other time though was terrible, as the catcher was locked into the crouch behind home plate on a poorly hit ball just past home plate. It would not let you switch and it took the first basemen to wait until the hitter was running to second and the runner who was already on base was about to score until he charged the ball to try and make a play.
    The second glitch: This happened twice after a ball was hit to the first basemen and he attempted to flip it to the pitcher who was going to run to first base. The pitcher would catch the ball and freeze directly in place and not move.
    NYMets2016
    Just saw two really awful new fielding glitches that happened multiple times.
    The first glitch: The fielder locks in place and you cannot hit L2 to switch fielders.
    This happened twice on balls hit into the gap to the outfield in which case it didn't matter to much since the AI was the CF who would have made the play anyway.
    The other time though was terrible, as the catcher was locked into the crouch behind home plate on a poorly hit ball just past home plate. It would not let you switch and it took the first basemen to wait until the hitter was running to second and the runner who was already on base was about to score until he charged the ball to try and make a play.
    The second glitch: This happened twice after a ball was hit to the first basemen and he attempted to flip it to the pitcher who was going to run to first base. The pitcher would catch the ball and freeze directly in place and not move.

    I had the OF one happen to me a couple weeks ago. Ball hit to left center. I was on Nimmo and tried to switch to Cespedes but I coudnt. After the play though, I got a pop up saying Nimmo was injured. I chalked it up to that, but I guess it was just a conincidence
    tabarnes19
    https://youtu.be/kEKP-S-zkx4
    What can I be doing wrong? Second play in RF go to get behind ball on guy tagging.. completely wiff.
    Never had issues any other year.
    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

    That second one was uglyy. The dude just didn't lock in. Nothing else you really could've done
    Still seeing the issue where the player actually DOES lock in, but does so at such a distance that the slowed movement keeps you from actually getting to the ball in time. And I am also still seeing the issue where the outfielders still just run over and around the ball and refuse to pick it up.[/QUOTE
    this is absolutely still happening repeatly can we get as many bug reports in from us who are getting this...its not a skill issue here the players are simply getting locked in on routine plays too far from the ball and they literally do the same reach out shoestring animation and miss the ball and are even being charged with an error on foul ball pop ups which is another bug problem. this is clearly a problem still especially on pop ups or simple fly outs it just wont let the player get to the catch region when they clearly had plenty of time
    This happened to me just the other day, very frustrating and it was to a good fielder to boot.
    tabarnes19
    Fielding has to get fixed. This is awful. I'm getting frustrated. I don't mind losing, but 2 to 3 times a game this stuff is happening. Not locking in until late and not in the right spot.
    https://youtu.be/NHH2UYBIXx4
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    2nd baseman glitch where he never locks into branching for a routine pop up behind his position in shallow right field has me extremely frustrated. It’s happened 3 times in my last 2 BR games. Pretty tough to cough up hits, yes hits, because it’s not registering these as errors even though the ball is hitting his body as it drops. It’s only happened since the last patch.
    KnightTemplar
    Disagree with the labels. The problem is trying to distinguishing the differences with skimpy info that is given. I just don’t know how anyone can objectively help another gamer with all the unknowns, i.e. level the play on, sliders, etc., etc.

    Agree KnightTemplar, you have sliders - rosters - gameplay - presentation - level of play - and many more options which players have asked for. Players need to put in the time, not just a few innings, just like MLB.
    NAFBUC
    Agree KnightTemplar, you have sliders - rosters - gameplay - presentation - level of play - and many more options which players have asked for. Players need to put in the time, not just a few innings, just like MLB.

    Plenty of fielding videos provided...
    NAFBUC
    Agree KnightTemplar, you have sliders - rosters - gameplay - presentation - level of play - and many more options which players have asked for. Players need to put in the time, not just a few innings, just like MLB.

    No, ideally players should be giving info on their settings because it might help track down a specific situation for these bugs if we can find a common link between them. Players should be sending these clips in to SDS anyway to let them judge too because only they're in position to actually address bugs.
    I could count on one hand how many mishaps I've had in fielding this year; most of which I know were my mistakes. Other people are having tons of issues that they aren't causing.
    We all download the same game, so what's the difference between how my game is playing and theirs? I have no idea, but I bet we could figure out some leads with more detailed discussion.
    Some people end up missing catches on balls hit right at them, and meanwhile I get lock-ons from the next county over.

    It's Ranked Seasons, in case there's any question about the settings. The first one locks on right after my first side shuffle, and the second one is pretty obvious. Might seem like the second one wasn't that far away at first, but it was still tailing and ended up quite a ways away from where the lock-on took over.
    I just don't understand what I see in the videos from others, because it doesn't reflect my experience at all.
    bcruise
    Some people end up missing catches on balls hit right at them, and meanwhile I get lock-ons from the next county over.

    It's Ranked Seasons, in case there's any question about the settings. The first one locks on right after my first side shuffle, and the second one is pretty obvious. Might seem like the second one wasn't that far away at first, but it was still tailing and ended up quite a ways away from where the lock-on took over.
    I just don't understand what I see in the videos from others, because it doesn't reflect my experience at all.
    Some plays it locks in like that for me as well. I see most of my issues on the run. Player doesn't lock in.
    I use button fielding if it matters and play franchise mode.
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    bcruise
    Some people end up missing catches on balls hit right at them, and meanwhile I get lock-ons from the next county over.

    It's Ranked Seasons, in case there's any question about the settings. The first one locks on right after my first side shuffle, and the second one is pretty obvious. Might seem like the second one wasn't that far away at first, but it was still tailing and ended up quite a ways away from where the lock-on took over.
    I just don't understand what I see in the videos from others, because it doesn't reflect my experience at all.

    Frankly I don't see anything wrong with that clip and that's how I want the game to play. I've had the same animation pre-patch if it means anything also.
    edit: that was in response to the first lineout. The second one just seems like a normal flyball minus the weird ball circle.
    knucklecutter
    Nothing written in the patch notes is even remotely close to the hitting being alterd in any way. You can bet your bottom dollar if a change was made to the physics, contact, power, timing, pci etc they would've said so.

    Why would you think this? Do you honestly think that the developers would add in every single change to the gameplay? Of course not. If they fixed something specifically for DD that negatively affected franchise and they knew about it, do you think they'd say, "yeah, we fixed fielders missing fly balls in DD, but in franchise it's still broken so you're SOL?"
    Of course I also believe that they release patches without proper testing so other things break that they aren't even aware of, which is why I am TOTALLY AGAINST issuing 57 damn patches every cycle.
    tabarnes19
    Fielding has to get fixed. This is awful. I'm getting frustrated. I don't mind losing, but 2 to 3 times a game this stuff is happening. Not locking in until late and not in the right spot.
    https://youtu.be/NHH2UYBIXx4
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    My friend, it's not you. It's not you. Trust me. As I said MUCH earlier in the thread, the patches ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make the game worse. Literally every damn cycle this development team does this and it's happened for YEARS. Yes, I am the object of ridicule here, I don't care. People are FINALLY seeing what I've been seeing for YEARS.
    countryboy
    For anyone interested here is another full game

    Default Legend. Zone hitting and meter pitching. Carryover franchise

    Dang the game looks so good this year. Love your videos. Because of my eye sight I’ve moved to MOM, thought I wouldn’t like it, but there’s a lot of stuff to do. Looks like you’ve got the game perfect to your liking.
    KnightTemplar
    Dang the game looks so good this year. Love your videos. Because of my eye sight I’ve moved to MOM, thought I wouldn’t like it, but there’s a lot of stuff to do. Looks like you’ve got the game perfect to your liking.

    Thanks man. It's playing like a better version of '19 which is all that I want and/or ask. Feels so organic.
    I'm glad you have found a way to continue to enjoy this amazing game.
    countryboy
    Thanks man. It's playing like a better version of '19 which is all that I want and/or ask. Feels so organic.
    I'm glad you have found a way to continue to enjoy this amazing game.

    Thanks. The game was playing great for me, no problems, but found myself flailing when my eyes would get tired and I had problems focusing. I’d play 3 innings, save the game, rinse, repeat. Just wasn’t enjoying it. Now I’m all in again.

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