Fast Bowling - How can I make it more challenging?

Opiam

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Picked this game up at release but didnt play much due to RL stuff. Fired it up again recently and have been enjoying it heaps. I have the steam version. Playing as a fast bowler in career mode. Have toiled through club cricket and have now made it into my state side (NSW). My bowling level is in the fifties and I am overall L45. I have speed, accuracy, swing and yorkers maxxed

Issue I am having is that I am ripping through opposition at state level without breaking a sweat. I am bowling out teams myself for 1-2 runs. Yorkers are a guaranteed wicket and my outswingers are unplayable as well.

I have bowling difficulty set at hardest and AI at Legend. I also created a custom difficulty setting with AI strike chance higher and wicket loss chance lower. Didnt make a difference. My next option is to turn off the bowling hud i guess. And maybee give up some of the bowling perks for more fitness/batting ones.

Anyone face similar issues? Are yorkers majorly OP as well? Any other difficulty changes worth implementing? Thanks
 

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I have been playing this game for far too long by now and still haven't tasted success anywhere in the vicinity of what you are describing. And no yorkers (or any other ball) are not sure shot wicket for me.
 

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Except that what are you saying is hard to believe.
This is why I asked the question. Every bit of info I have read has told me the opposite of what I am experiencing. Could my game have bugged? I may look at reinstalling the game and leveling up another fast bowler.
 

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Are you playing on easiest difficulty?
 

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Are you playing on easiest difficulty?
No, i am not. Here are my stats for 2020. 106 wickets in 6 FC games on hardest setting. Sorry about pic quality. I am on a train playing on my laptop
 

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Here are my difficulty settings, skills and perks
 

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Opiam

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Here is a screen of the latest game i played. I will try and create a video when I get home to show that this is on hardest setting as well.
 

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Hmm, I'm stumped. Maybe you're just a deity compared to us at the game lol.
 

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Here is a screen of the latest game i played. I will try and create a video when I get home to show that this is on hardest setting as well.
Have you always played on hardest? It was suggested a while back that hard is a better setting all around and AI on veteren, it was my understanding that legend and hardest are a bit buggy..
 

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Have you always played on hardest? It was suggested a while back that hard is a better setting all around and AI on veteren, it was my understanding that legend and hardest are a bit buggy..
This has fixed it. Changed to hard and veteran and got clubbed for 45 in 4 overs. Will test some more and report back. At legend and hardest, the AI didn't offer a shot for effort ball inswinging Yorkers. They are playing them now.
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Would love to see a video of this.
I have taken a video but due to my slow laptop, its laggy when using the game bar to capture. Will upload it anyway and share it. Also will try on my home PC which is way better.
 

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Here is the vid I took earlier. Apologies for the laggy video. I play on my old dell laptop on my train commute and it doesnt have power under the hood to both play and record.

I had a few no balls and some wayward bowling because it was hard landing the ball where i wanted with the lag. But lag fee, I would have taken all the remaining wickets in as many balls.
 

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Here is the vid I took earlier. Apologies for the laggy video. I play on my old dell laptop on my train commute and it doesnt have power under the hood to both play and record.

I had a few no balls and some wayward bowling because it was hard landing the ball where i wanted with the lag. But lag fee, I would have taken all the remaining wickets in as many balls.
Never seen anything like that. It's almost like the game thinks there is a 2nd player controlling the batting and doing nothing.
 

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And now for some reason my YouTube account is broken. Working on fixing it :)

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