|How much do I suck at MVP 2005?
||[Mar. 8th, 2005|04:10 pm]
Let me count the ways....|
After Pro became too easy and I was hitting every other pitch out of the park, I decided to make the jump to All Star. This was only after a few days with the game. And now, after two or so weeks, I'm contemplating going back down to Pro. Yeah, the transition was less than smooth.
I've totaled around 50 or so games played on All Star. How many games have I won? About 5. No kidding. And that was after adjusting the sliders in my favor. Before that, hoo boy, I was losing games 13-1, 11-0, and a lot worse.
So what's the problem? Well, to put it bluntly, I just suck. I don't think anyone else is having this problem I'm having. And it's not like I'm playing stellar competition, either. I usually play as some top-tier team and face some scrubs like the Royals. And I still manage to lose. Heck, I even found a way to lose (as the Twins) to the Fort Myers Miracle. And in case you don't know who they are (I wouldn't know, either), they're a Single A team. And they beat me, a Major League Baseball team.
I think maybe I'm just having some bad luck. In some games, I pitch pretty effectively, hitting most of my spots and only give up 2-3 runs. In others, I miss... and I miss badly, giving up homers left and right and allowing as much as 15 runs a game. On the flip side, in the games I'm pitching pretty well, I can't hit for the life of me. Swinging wildly, chasing pitches off the plate, swinging way too early on breaking balls, I even cringe sometimes how ugly my swings look. But when I'm not pitching well at all, I make pretty good contact, collecting a multitude of hits. The problem is, I can't convert those hits into runs, and I leave opportunities squandered.
I don't know, maybe it's just a learning curve, and I just need a little more practice timing my hitting and pitches and whatnot. Or maybe I was just doomed to completely suck at this for all of eternity. All I know for sure, is that if I don't see at least some improvement in the next few days (even if it's hardly noticeable), I think I'll be heading back to NBA Live.
And yes, this *is* the most interesting thing going on in my life.