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imjustafatkid
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what's wrong with the throw meter? i have no issues with


I use pulse pitching and am having great success with it.

ETA: Oh maybe y'all mean throws in the field. I have that turned off completely.
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BowlJackson
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Yes sir 99 pf offensive threat. All I play is Rec. I’ll add you


Nice, finding bigs is what makes matchmaking take forever in Rec. There'll be 3 guards right away, but it'll take so long to find big men that people end up backing out of the lobby.


I'm currently at 97, 6'5" SG sharpshooting facilitator. In Rec I'll get lined up anywhere from 1-3, but probably end up paying 3 the most


imjustafatkid
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Did they ever fix the shooting meter on 2k? I played that game a lot when it was on Game Pass and it seemed like it was impossible to shoot the ball. I had more success shooting jumpers than dunking, but basically just made my character an assist machine.

Felt similar to the issues I'm having with MLB The Show and hitting the ball. This is the first baseball video game I've ever played where I'm better at pitching than I am at hitting.
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It’s best to turn it off honestly.


imjustafatkid
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It’s best to turn it off honestly.




I didn't know this was possible.


hg
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You get a boost having it turned off. Took awhile to get use to, but I won’t go back to meter


theducks
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Im pitching a 2.68 ERA with Pedro Martinez. Record? 3-8. He suffered a lot when I was a very shitty batter.

My eye is good enough now to where I can knock those hanging fastballs out of the park. Crazy enough a fastball down the pipe I’m always late. But a fastball high? I’m on top of that.


imjustafatkid
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My eye is good enough now to where I can knock those hanging fastballs out of the park. Crazy enough a fastball down the pipe I’m always late. But a fastball high? I’m on top of that.


What type of hitting do you use?

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Im pitching a 2.68 ERA with Pedro Martinez. Record? 3-8. He suffered a lot when I was a very shitty batter.


I have him on my DD team. He is one of the more difficult pitchers for me to use with pulse pitching.
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GoCrazyAuburn
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You get a boost having it turned off. Took awhile to get use to, but I won’t go back to meter



Yep. I think in 20 it was like a 5% boost, not sure if it is the same amount in 21. It is the only way to go. Takes practicing your jumpshot, but once you get your cues, it makes a big difference.


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theducks
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What type of hitting do you use?


Zone. I started with directional in my CPU games and once my eye was good enough to tell ball or strike, I went to zone. The tricky thing is when I know a pitch’s general location and I end up chasing it just a little too far outside

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pulse pitching.



I use pinpoint. I like to mix his FB and curve. Then throw in a slider and sinker here and there. A lot of people are really obvious with their pitching. They’ll use FB high and breaking ball low. I try to do breaking balls that break horizontally over the plate. Example I’ll put my slider center but to the edge of the strike zone. Then mix it with a FB inside. Then my sinker and CB are usually bottom of the zone.

ETA: I really like throwing the fastball inside. I’ll sit right on the edge of the zone and have them guess between strikes and balls then mix that slider in. Just my opinion but moving the analog stick inside is a lot more difficult to be precise with the PCI than it is to move up and down. That’s been my biggest change in pitching and it’s paying off great. Especially against guys who really think they’ll HR on one of those inside jams so they start swinging at everything - including the balls.
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theducks
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Pinpoint pitching rough getting used to but it’s so much better for painting corners. There’s not a boom or bust aspect to it either like pulse and it’s not a chore to get “good” accuracy like meter.


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I was just sent back to AA after winning the NLDS before the NLCS started. This game's a damn mess


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BowlJackson
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It’s best to turn it off honestly


Personally, I shoot better in Rec and in the Park with the meter on. My percentage in MyCareer games is higher with it off though.

When I have it off it's more just timing and rhythm for me. Really even when it's on I don't pay much attention to the meter and am still just feeling it, but if my rhythm gets thrown off it's a lot harder for me to get back into rhythm without the visual cue of the meter


theducks
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It’s a chore to get to the 1st inning boss pack. 360,000 XP. I play this game regularly and I’m sitting at 210,000.


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imjustafatkid
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Personally, I shoot better in Rec and in the Park with the meter on. My percentage in MyCareer games is higher with it off though.


I would always have a problem where the meter would look like I hit the shot perfectly, but it would just stay white and then I'd brick the shot. I finally just decided the game was garbage and moved on.

A shame really, because I really think these games are missing out on people like me who enjoy collecting the cards and putting together a team but aren't interested in mastering their mechanics just to play the game at even a below average level.


theducks
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I would always have a problem where the meter would look like I hit the shot perfectly, but it would just stay white and then I'd brick the shot. I finally just decided the game was garbage and moved on


If it were easy to get perfect release then nobody would miss. I’d argue it shouldn’t be in the game but that’s for another time and thread.

ETA: I’d only allow guys on fire to have a perfect release window.

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A shame really, because I really think these games are missing out on people like me who enjoy collecting the cards and putting together a team but aren't interested in mastering their mechanics just to play the game at even a below average level


2k MyTeam is absolutely arse with glitch cards. Talking Shaq with 90+ 3pt shot. But if you just wanted to grind Sing le player and not worry about the competitive aspect you could play the game to collect cards.
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theducks
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I bought Lofton last night then moved Dominguez from lead off to the 4 spot. Then had a 3/4, HR, 3 RBI game from him in that spot. Meanwhile I went 0/4 with Lofton. There’s something mentally for me where I feel compelled to swing at anything with the top of my lineup whereas the 4-8 spots I’m a lot more patient and wait for the right pitch. I have Trevor Story batting something like .350 and he’s mediocre vs Righties (he mashes vs them too).

I think I’ve peaked this season around 509 skill level. I’ve been losing one then winning one. My next big upgrade might be Orel.


m57
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I packed Orel last night. His windup isn't quite as bad as Huston Street but its close.

I've had Lofton at the top of my lineup for most years. He's a cheat code in the game.


imjustafatkid
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I have Tony Gwynn batting first. I bunt with him every time and get on base about 80% of the time. Because this game is so bad and the AI is so broken, he's my best hitter.


theducks
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Do you play online or offline?

Playing online decent opponents will move the infielders in if you start bunting.


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