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  • alanti Australia
    10,468 Posts
    Tue, Mar 5 2013 11:59 AM

    In light of what most of the community consider poor communication (and was acknowledged by WGTPizza in the forums - whether that was a WGT or personal view)between WGT and the players I have the following proposal.

    I have seen great product suggestions from players but we never know whether these ideas are forwarded to be considered or just stay as empty words on a forgotton forum page.

    Would it be possible to update the player suggestion list (please read before posting - albeit not done by many!) to have the following, This should be done on a regular basis.

    • Items Requested and under consideration
    • Items Agreed to be implemented, with approximate timeframe and/or priority
    • Rejected requests and a brief reason

    I think if this type of format could be updated regularly it would stop some duplication in the posts, and keep players informed. Currently we only have a list of requests and what has been implemented, but many players (like myself) feel that requests are not heard or considered and would at least give some transparency between WGT and the forum. Currently the only time the community hears news is after an update or the odd Twitch Chat (and as one poster put it, he looked like a deer in headlights) with Chad. Communication is the one area that lets WGT down - the product is excellent so just brandishing a thought that you could consider or forward to the right person.

    Obviously this would require a WGT employees  time to compile and post and I realize that Icon must be busy as you are the sole moderator currently.

    A response would be appreciated whether this is feasible (all three points) and if not, why not.

    UPDATED 6/27/13 - NOTE the last column which was truncated was for a brief reason.

    Suggestion

    Agreed and will be implemented

    Under Consideration

    Rejected

    Brief Explanation

    Shot Shaping, i.e. Draw/Fade and Stance adjustments

     

     

     

     

    Mulligan’s for Practice Rounds

     

     

     

     

    Ball Retriever for balls in shallow water

     

     

     

     

    Revert back  to Tier based clubs rather than levels

     

     

     

     

    Driving range & putting green

     

     

     

     

    Spectator mode

     

     

     

     

    Left-handed play

     

     

     

     

    Player rankings/more stats & leader boards

     

     

     

     

    Lobby to chat and find players for games

     

     

     

     

    Ability to swap out Irons for other clubs

     

     

     

     

    More detailed ratings on the proshop pages to describe equipment

     

     

     

     

    Indicate in the lobby when a player is blocked by you

     

     

     

     

    New ranking system

     

     

     

     

    Callaway Clubs and Other Brands

     

     

     

     

    VEM to be turned down

     

     

     

     

    Drop zones to be improved

     

     

     

     

    More courses for Stroke Play

     

     

     

     

    Increased prizes for tournaments – prizes have not risen but equipment has

     

     

     

     

    Bulk buying discounts

     

     

     

     

    Award/reward system to be revamped to something meaningful and better rewards

     

     

     

     

    Loyalty program

     

     

     

     

    Direct link for reporting Multi-account holders or inappropriate profile names/pictures

     

     

     

     

    Option to Disable the Auto Caddy

     

     

     

     

    Sponsored Golf Balls from major companies (i.e. advertising their product) resulting in better pricing

     

     

     

     

    Better Free balls with some attributes

     

     

     

     

    Ability to change music - perhaps a selection of 6 or so

     

     

     

     

    Ability to send Multiple messages to friends and multiple message deletion

     

     

     

     

    Block Player function to include forums and any game you join

     

     

     

     

    Ability to copy and Paste from Chat Boxes

     

     

     

     

    Ability to change from Yards to Metres

     

     

     

     

    Forum Moderators to have the ability to merge or move threads and delete off topic subjects

     

     

     

     

    Regularly updated FAQ section  with clear cache etc info – currently outdated

     

     

     

     

    Show on players profiles to whom gifts are sent to

     

     

     

     

    Mix and Match Avatar Selection at an affordable price

     

     

     

     

    Delete all accounts from a player who has been confirmed as a Multi-account holder

     

     

     

     

    Allow Status to be customized i.e. At Work/BRB

     

     

     

     

    Missed Invites Log

     

     

     

     

    Rental on clubs to get deducted from purchase price is bought before rental expires

     

     

     

     

    Option to extend time with disconnects in multi-player games or drop game on disconnect

     

     

     

     

    Add a shopping cart to pro shop

     

     

     

     

    Smoother Swing Meter

     

     

     

     

    Allow to swap a ball to another in the bag if last ball lost

     

     

     

     

    Indicate blocked players in lobby

     

     

     

     

    Other Sound Effects – like wildlife and animations

     

     

     

     

    Multi Player Tournament Rounds incl 4 rounds

     

     

     

     

    In Game Weather Effects

     

     

     

     

    Allow Legend Balls to be gifted

     

     

     

     

    Allow FULL details of a shot in a replay, i.e. club, meter showing, aim etc

     

     

     

     

    Detailed List of ball inventory when joining a game to be displayed

     

     

     

     

    Move avatar around the tee L-R

     

     

     

     

    Implementation of Anti-cheater detection coding

     

     

     

     

    Turn Off Friend invites and activity when in game mode

     

     

     

     

    Allow  players to see other players set up – aim/club etc with an On/OFF button

     

     

     

     

    Turn Off Chat

     

     

     

     

    Allow to see what hole friends are on in friends list

     

     

     

     

    Double XP Weekends

     

     

     

     

    More Frequent Promotions and sales

     

     

     

     

    Countdown till time out while waiting for a game or a button to extend time

     

     

     

     

    Save a round if an invite is received

     

     

     

     

    Show green breaks for all players regardless who’s turn it is

     

     

     

     

    Replays to show all shot information, not just the end result

     

     

     

     

    Set up your shot when others are playing theirs

     

     

     

     

    Separate Par 3 Stats

     

     

     

     

    Introduce monthly or tier stats for a player

     

     

     

     

    Ball Markers in place of balls on the green

     

     

     

     

    Ability to edit replay descriptions

     

     

     

     

    Introduce a report misuse button which will screen shot the abuse

     

     

     

     

    Customizable Avatars, including personalized avatars and buying add ons

     

     

     

     

    Improved system of reporting free credit issues

     

     

     

     

    Uneven lies in Blitz and CTTH

     

     

     

     

    When in Equipment screen, see ball life left

     

     

     

     

    Sell individual balls in pro shop

     

     

     

     

    Introduce a forum focus group

     

     

     

     

    Make more people aware of the forums using all resources

     

     

     

     

    A PONY

     

     

     

     

     

    Suggestion for Country Clubs

    Agreed and will be implemented

    Under Consideration

    Rejected

    Brief Explanation

    Ability to create Tiered Based CC tournaments, including Multi Tier

     

     

     

     

    Improvements to existing features for communicating with members. Messaging etc. and vice versa, communicating with the owner.

     

     

     

     

    Creating country club Tournaments with incentives provided from within the Club Community - Integration of resources

     

     

     

     

    Enhancements to owners tools in respect of CC invitations/ promotion & selection criteria.

     

     

     

     

    Ability to enable Club 'co-owners/ lieutenants' with optional club privileges allowing help for the Owner

     

     

     

     

    Improved CC forum 'admin tools'.

     

     

     

     

    Increased level of Owners & Members options.

     

     

     

     

    Owners ability to delete/ edit content from within the Club environs.

     

     

     

     

    Some improvements to forum formatting options - to increase ease of use for all members including owners ability to merge threads

     

     

     

     

    CC Menu options within a members Profile page

     

     

     

     

    The leader board in credit matches should not be shown as in the Ready Go's

     

     

     

     

    A single play CTTH cc play.

     

     

     

     

    The ability to play club tournaments as a group, even perhaps AS

     

     

     

     

    Lounge / chat room / meeting area. for CC’s – Lobby to organize games

     

     

     

     

    The ability to customize your own CC picture, and place it in the area where folks check out the CC's.

     

     

     

     

    The ability to determine what clubs are used in a CC Tourney i.e. eligibility for the competitions criteria

     

     

     

     

    The ability to cancel a Premium CC Tournament if the number of entrants is low (i.e. refund the entrance fee)

     

     

     

     

    Ability to Multi message to Club members and the Owner  to have the ability to remove multiple members from the club

     

     

     

     

    Ability to change/delete created tournaments

     

     

     

     

    Ability to create owners fund for prizes such as balls

     

     

     

     

    Allow club profile emblem on members bags

     

     

     

     

    Allow new members posts to the forum without moderation

     

     

     

     

    Allow Search function in CC forums

     

     

     

     

    Allow CC Tournament to be deleted by Host or Owner before entries are made

     

     

     

     

    Have limitations on the amount of attempts at CTTH CC events

     

     

     

     

    Introduce a CC Index as per 181130.aspx

     

     

     

     

    Direct Link to CC Home

     

     

     

     

    Uneven Lies in CC Tournaments including CTTH

     

     

     

     

    See players status while on CC Home page

     

     

     

     

     

  • WGTicon United States
    12,456 Posts
    Tue, Mar 5 2013 1:31 PM

    HI

    here is what I can do for you.

    If you compile a list, I will comment where I can. I know that we will not be able to comment on #2 at all but I can comment whether I passed it on on if it's something we won't consider anytime soon.

    -wgticon

  • alanti Australia
    10,468 Posts
    Tue, Mar 5 2013 3:26 PM

    Thanks for the prompt answer Icon.

    I will be happy to compile a list to the best of my ability, anyone with suggestions please leave them briefly in this thread.

    I do not understand why #2 (from the original post) cannot be commented on however. I expect and understand that WGT do not want to compromise any proprietary information but keeping the players in the dark for upcoming releases is poor.  I have found players look forward to items they may want, only to be very disheartened after the update.

    So after I complie of list you are saying you may or may not be able to comment on

    • Items Requested and under consideration
    • Rejected requests and a brief reason

    And items that WGT have agreed for implementation will not be discussed

    That leaves a big gray area and  the assumption would be if a suggestion is not in items 1 or 2 above it has been agreed and will be implemented in the future. which could lead to dissapointment. I agree that WGT or any company should make promises that can not be delivered but this would appear to me that WGT are not sure what, when or if they can deliver.

    Even if items agreed to and will be implemented is listed with no time frames attached would be great to see.

  • SHRUDE Australia
    5,835 Posts
    Tue, Mar 5 2013 3:40 PM

    alanti:
    So after I complie of list you are saying you may or may not be able to comment

    Sounds good, I will help wih a concise list as well.

    At least if the items in this list are each 'marked' with an 'answer' or 'cannot answer' we will finally feel that our suggestions / requests HAVE actually been seen.

    Thanks Icon, thanks Alanti.

  • alanti Australia
    10,468 Posts
    Tue, Mar 5 2013 3:42 PM

    Thanks Shrude, I know and have seem great ideas re CC's from you - great from that perspective I have started the list anyone with ideas to add please add a comment or wall post me.

    A note for Icon, this is not the completed list so give me a week to finalize. Obviously I know some items will be a no and excluded things like cheaper balls as I know WGT will not comment on pricing. At work at the moment (limited time) so could not scour the forums as well as I would like and know I have missed a lot, but it is a starting point.

    Suggestion

    Agreed and will be implemented

    Under Consideration

    Rejected

    Brief Explanation

    Shot Shaping, i.e. Draw/Fade and Stance adjustments

     

     

     

     

    Mulligan's for Practice Rounds

     

     

     

     

    Ball Retriever for balls in shallow water

     

     

     

     

    Revert back  to Tier based clubs rather than levels

     

     

     

     

    Driving range & putting green

     

     

     

     

    Spectator mode

     

     

     

     

    Left-handed play

     

     

     

     

    Player rankings/more stats & leader boards

     

     

     

     

    Lobby to chat and find players for games

     

     

     

     

    Ability to swap out Irons for other clubs

     

     

     

     

    More detailed ratings on the proshop pages to describe equipment

     

     

     

     

    Indicate in the lobby when a player is blocked by you

     

     

     

     

    New ranking system

     

     

     

     

    Callaway Clubs and Other Brands

     

     

     

     

    VEM to be turned down

     

     

     

     

    Drop zones

     

     

     

     

    More courses for Stroke Play

     

     

     

     

    Increased prizes for tournaments - prizes have not risen but equipment has

     

     

     

     

    Bulk buying discounts

     

     

     

     

    Award/reward system to be revamped to something meaningful and better rewards

     

     

     

     

    Loyalty program

     

     

     

     

    Direct link for reporting Multi-account holders or inappropriate profile names/pictures

     

     

     

     

    Option to Disable the Auto Caddy

     

     

     

     

    Sponsored Golf Balls from major companies (i.e. advertising their product) resulting in better pricing

     

     

     

     

    Better Free balls with some attributes

     

     

     

     

    Ability to change music - perhaps a selection of 6 or so

     

     

     

     

    Ability to send Multiple messages to friends and multiple message deletion

     

     

     

     

    Block Player function to include forums and any game you join

     

     

     

     

    Ability to copy and Paste from Chat Boxes

     

     

     

     

    Ability to change from Yards to Metres

     

     

     

     

    Forum Moderators to have the ability to merge or move threads and delete off topic subjects

     

     

     

     

    Regularly updated FAQ section  with clear cache etc info - currently outdated

     

     

     

     

    Show on players profiles to whom gifts are sent to

     

     

     

     

    Mix and Match Avatar Selection at an affordable price

     

     

     

     

    Delete all accounts from a player who has been confirmed as a Multi-account holder

     

     

     

     

    Allow Status to be customized i.e. At Work/BRB

     

     

     

     

    Missed Invites Log

     

     

     

     

    Rental on clubs to get deducted from purchase price is bought before rental expires

     

     

     

     

    Option to extend time with disconnects in multi-player games or drop game on disconnect

     

     

     

     

    Add a shopping cart to pro shop

     

     

     

     

    Smoother Swing Meter

     

     

     

     

    Allow to swap a ball to another in the bag if last ball lost

     

     

     

     

    Indicate blocked players in lobby

     

     

     

     

    Other Sound Effects - like wildlife

     

     

     

     

    Multi Player Tournament Rounds

     

     

     

     

    In Game Weather Effects

     

     

     

     

    Allow Legend Balls to be gifted

     

     

     

     

    Allow FULL details of a shot in a replay, i.e. club, meter showing, aim etc

     

     

     

     

    Detailed List of ball inventory when joining a game to be displayed

     

     

     

     

    Move avatar around the tee L-R

     

     

     

     

     

    Suggestion for Country Clubs

    Agreed and will be implemented

    Under Consideration

    Rejected

    Brief Explanation

    Ability to create Tiered Based CC tournaments, including Multi Tier

     

     

     

     

    Improvements to existing features for communicating with members. Messaging etc. and vice versa, communicating with the owner.

     

     

     

     

    Creating country club Tournaments with incentives provided from within the Club Community - Integration of resources

     

     

     

     

    Enhancements to owners tools in respect of CC invitations/ promotion & selection criteria.

     

     

     

     

    Ability to enable Club 'co-owners/ lieutenants' with optional club privileges allowing help for the Owner

     

     

     

     

    Improved CC forum 'admin tools'.

     

     

     

     

    Increased level of Owners & Members options.

     

     

     

     

    Owners ability to delete/ edit content from within the Club environs.

     

     

     

     

    Some improvements to forum formatting options - to increase ease of use for all members including owners ability to merge threads

     

     

     

     

    CC Menu options within a members Profile page

     

     

     

     

    The leader board in credit matches should not be shown as in the Ready Go's

     

     

     

     

    A single play CTTH cc play.

     

     

     

     

    The ability to play club tournaments as a group, even perhaps AS

     

     

     

     

    Lounge / chat room / meeting area. for CC's - Lobby to organize games

     

     

     

     

    The ability to customize your own CC picture, and place it in the area where folks check out the CC's.

     

     

     

     

    The ability to determine what clubs are used in a CC Tourney i.e. eligibility for the competitions criteria

     

     

     

     

    The ability to cancel a Premium CC Tournament if the number of entrants is low (i.e. refund the entrance fee)

     

     

     

     

    Ability to Multi message to Club members and the Owner  to have the ability to remove multiple members from the club

     

     

     

     

    Ability to change/delete created tournaments

     

     

     

     

    Ability to create owners fund for prizes such as balls

     

     

     

     

    Allow club profile emblem on members bags

     

     

     

     

    Allow new members posts to the forum without moderation

     

     

     

     

    Allow Search function in CC forums

     

     

     

     

    Allow CC Tournament to be deleted by Host or Owner before entries are made

     

     

     

     

     

    Final Update and emailed to Icon 18/3/13  Last column is for Icons Explaination

  • SHRUDE Australia
    5,835 Posts
    Tue, Mar 5 2013 10:56 PM

    Excellent start there alanti.

    If we can keep this thread concise and On Topic (OT), ICON replies to each point, when he can, no doubt Alanti will update/ edit this list.
    A great avenue for feedback.

    However, If ICON comes back to us here and says 'xyz suggestion' wont be implemented, this shouldn't be a platform for arguing the why's and whatfor's.
    In that vein, ICON, if you can at all, please provide a reasoning as to why a particular idea cannot be implemented.

    PM sent alanti, with some other ideas for possible inclusion. 

     

  • josephk2317 United States
    873 Posts
    Tue, Mar 5 2013 11:39 PM

    I even suggested around Christmas time that we could have sponsorship golf balls from other companies and country clubs. And that they could be less expensive for having their advertisement logo on them. It would even be beneficial for WGT if they get their percentage of the purchases. Here are some that could be implemented between the WGT balls & name brands.

    Wilson Titanium

    Taylor Made Penta

    Titleist  NXT

    Top Flight XL

    Not to mention golf balls with logos from  various real country clubs on here.

    Also making the free WGT ball with some attributes instead of none.

    Like 1/2 dot of feel and back spin for more precision & to get new players accustomed with these types of balls later on as their skills improve.

    Happy Golfing

    Joe

  • petercooper1958 Australia
    705 Posts
    Wed, Mar 6 2013 12:23 AM

    This list is a great idea. I would like to add to the list

    • the ability to play club tournaments as a group, even perhaps AS. 

    I'm sure there will be lots of other replies.

    I'll go and shake a few branches now and see what falls out :)

  • petercooper1958 Australia
    705 Posts
    Wed, Mar 6 2013 12:46 AM

    Country Club Option

    • Lounge / chat room / meeting area.  So matches can be organised before invites are sent. The way it stands now one person might always invite for Bethpage Black for example. :) (this may not be useful to smaller clubs but it would be good for the larger ones.
    • Voice room :- where newer players can be talked through any issues they are having with the game, or indeed just meet other members of the club.

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