It is true that everything is a trade off and the more players we have "paying/donating" the more we can put into the product. WGT is not a huge corporation but a few folks who love building the game and some investors who believe in the vision. Every cent we have goes into trying to make the game better. Even when we try to "make more money" it is so we can afford to build more features , pay the bills and grow the game.
So please help us make the product better, help us get more players and we can grow the game together.
I appreciate you need to make money to run and improve the game, and i've been happy to donate and be a part of this site.
I've bought every set of irons, wedges, drivers and putters on my route to the top tier.
The past year i've bought the R11 irons, the the R11 driver and 3wood, the ghost level 92 putter and the R11s driver.
I've enjoyed supporting the site and seeing my game improve, and making some absolutely wonderful online friends.
I can no longer afford to pay $4.00 a day on balls, more if I lose some, some days i've bought 3 sleeves a day.
But I can't afford to play anymore, I only played a game a day this week, and had to play some rounds with starter balls, today I cracked and bought some balls and played a few ready go's. But that is likely to be my fix till next month.
If my friends knew what I spent on here they would cart me off for therapy.
I want WGT to grow and be succesful, but i'm not telling my friends about it the way game is at the moment, They will want like I do, the information given to be correct, a beautifully struck tee shot with a 3mph tailwind sailing 5 yds off the side of the fairway on oakmont 9th with a driver that cost you $25.00 isn't going to cut it for them. Likewise a 180 yd iron coming up short at 158yds. I can't realistically see them shelling out the kind of cash needed to get to the top.
Your lack of input to peoples questions and concerns over the 2 years I have been here has been pretty much zero, you need to make your customers feel like you care and want them to have a good time, but alot of people feel you just want their money and don't care how you get it.
I hope you can turn things round, I for one would love to play this game again in the way I used to, unfortunately the recession and relentless rising in costs of everyday utilities means something has to give. And this wonderful game is a luxury not a necessity.
PS this is not a plea to get some free balls. I don't want anyone sending me a gift, and if you do I will email WGT and ask them to take it back.