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There are very rude people playing this game.

Sun, Aug 18 2019 9:17 PM by theshortdriver. 9 replies.
  • kevinsudds United States
    1 Posts
    Thu, Aug 15 2019 6:23 PM

    My dad who has recently lost most but not all of his sight and was an avid golfer still trys to play this game online until recently he told me he will never play this game again, he was playing WGT tonight and his opponent kept sending him disparaging remarks texting him and laughing at him my dad could'nt read the text, so I was close to him and I saw the texts and typed to the other player expalining to him my dad's condition and telling him he wasn't being rude by not responding but he could see the text he barely could see the graphics, my dad loves this game and WGT makes him fee like he can still play eventhough he can't see well. The other player responded and said that he shouldn't be playing this game, this is not the first time this has happened to him here, I was taught the game of  golf was a gentleman's game and I hope in the future this community doesn't make anyone feel unwanted and unconnected to a game he enjoyed for so long. 

     

  • alosso Germany
    19,576 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 12:50 PM

    This is an online computer game - expect all colours of people, friendly and rude, good and evil!

    You might want to make friends or join a CC for more pleasant encounters. Explain the handicap to them.

    My best guess to react to rude players would be, either to quit the game, or to tell them, "Give me more of your puke so I can report more to WGT."

    Anyway, block them in your account!

  • jimshaw39 United States
    552 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 12:59 PM

    alosso:

    This is an online computer game - expect all colours of people, friendly and rude, good and evil!

    You might want to make friends or join a CC for more pleasant encounters. Explain the handicap to them.

    My best guess to react to rude players would be, either to quit the game, or to tell them, "Give me more of your puke so I can report more to WGT."

    Anyway, block them in your account!

    X2!

  • jimshaw39 United States
    552 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 12:59 PM

    alosso:

    This is an online computer game - expect all colours of people, friendly and rude, good and evil!

    You might want to make friends or join a CC for more pleasant encounters. Explain the handicap to them.

    My best guess to react to rude players would be, either to quit the game, or to tell them, "Give me more of your puke so I can report more to WGT."

    Anyway, block them in your account!

    X2!

  • BOZskills United States
    181 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 1:07 PM

    Unfortunately, blocking them doesn't prevent getting matched up againist them. I think your advise about joining a cc and playing friends is excellent,also simple playing practice rounds where he would be able to take mulligans. Either way, GL to the op! There are definely alot of what i like to call the wgt crazies playing this game.

  • SlickHunter United States
    950 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 1:17 PM

    As soon as you detect rudeness, don’t read their chat, and focus on the match.

  • Dave33200 United States
    974 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 2:05 PM

    kevinsudds:

    My dad who has recently lost most but not all of his sight and was an avid golfer still trys to play this game online until recently he told me he will never play this game again, he was playing WGT tonight and his opponent kept sending him disparaging remarks texting him and laughing at him my dad could'nt read the text, so I was close to him and I saw the texts and typed to the other player expalining to him my dad's condition and telling him he wasn't being rude by not responding but he could see the text he barely could see the graphics, my dad loves this game and WGT makes him fee like he can still play eventhough he can't see well. The other player responded and said that he shouldn't be playing this game, this is not the first time this has happened to him here, I was taught the game of  golf was a gentleman's game and I hope in the future this community doesn't make anyone feel unwanted and unconnected to a game he enjoyed for so long. 

     

     

    Kevin, help you dad join a Country Club (CC). In the CC he can make many friends who will play games with him and I’m sure most will be kind and pleasant to chat with.

     

    In our club there a few of us that play most every night. We use the Discord app with live chat so you don’t have to type or read what the others are saying. It’s a lot of fun and everyone is very nice to each other. In fact, most of the time we make each other laugh a little bit to mush and we mis-hit our ball.

     

     

    Hope you Dad comes back and plays some more. 

     

  • bossbird France
    496 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 2:18 PM

    Just turn chat off on your fathers settings so he can’t see any chat , if someone he plays starts typing , they will just be writing to themselves 

  • JDGHOST United States
    2,500 Posts
    Sun, Aug 18 2019 6:05 PM

    Kevin,

    Please have your Dad request to join my club "The Founders Club" ...I will personally help him make friends with some very solid members ...Including my friend Bill who ironically enough has a very similar sight condition !!  But a nicer guy you won't find...To be honest when I read your post I thought for a moment you might be referring to him... 

    But I can assure you he will enjoy his experience here ...I don't like people that would treat someone that way!! But unfortunately they are around in WGT...Best of luck to your dad either way...

                                                                                              Sincerely JD, 

  • theshortdriver Canada
    126 Posts
    Sun, Aug 18 2019 9:17 PM

    Yes agreed some players on here do not play this game for the fun it offers...it is a cutthroat game for some and they will call everything and everyone down when they do not focus on their shots like you need to do on this site and get a bad shot...it is unfortunate for sure and I have met many ..and bet we all met them at some point..  I submited a post to all and I  hope WGT..reads... it as well..its about blocked players and how the host of that round say has players join that are on their list..the Letter B should be visable to the host..Only... to let them Know a player or player's are blocked and on their list..that way same as now they can let them play..or boot them from the round before it starts if they see one or more on there..and if the hosts with the blocked players see those rude players.

    Or ones who quit over and over and over that do not even bother to forfeit the round before their shot when they know they are going to quit anyways..or get mouthy or rude for that mater..did boot them over and over..it would go a long ways to stop their activity as golf is a friendly game...not one where players should mouth off..or even quit... if all host's did this...(boot).. a lot of those players would not be able to find games as easy as they can now..and eventually they may clue in and get the message to stop being rude or to stop just up and quiting..by using the ..X...icon... making all the others in the group wait on them to return..and most will not return..there are far far to many players that take this game way to serious..and if you are going to do that..well go play the real game on the real courses..and they will find that even on the real game people playing with them do not like mouthy player's or quitter's either..have a great day

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