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Wed, Jan 25 2023 10:05 PM (11 replies)
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  • Darkman59
    13 Posts
    Thu, Dec 30 2010 8:54 AM

    Forgive me if it's in the wrong section, and a whiney first post.  I've just played a challenge game with a chap who was a tier below me BUT on level 87 IIRC.  An excellent player given a 30 yard a hole advantage I got creamed.

    Checking his stats he has only lost ONE match against all players, a spectacularly good achievement.  IMHO the man is simply a challenge player ringer.

     

    Leaves a bad taste

     

  • IvantheT
    10 Posts
    Mon, Dec 19 2022 4:16 PM

    In the past week I've played three of these urhchins.  On a 3 hole challenge one of the, rated as a 150 avg Hack was 3 under par.  Seems to be out of control.  Apparently, all you needs is mutiple ISP accounts annd you can just frolic all you want.  Pisses me off immensely.  Guess I need to play that game too......nah.

  • SimonTheBeetle
    3,496 Posts
    Thu, Dec 22 2022 10:28 AM

    pdb1:
    Maybe they are just that damn good . Some players got it like that .

    Really, Paul? LOL

    Sure, a hack with 150 avg can go 3 under in three holes, but you can tell with ease whether it's a genuine player or a multi-account punkass when you play him.

  • ct690911
    7,195 Posts
    Thu, Dec 22 2022 12:16 PM

    Best of the season to all..:)

    ct

  • callaghan159
    6,220 Posts
    Thu, Dec 22 2022 12:47 PM

    ct690911:
    This forum just had a line up of people congratulating a player for 2000 HIOs. No system in place there...all skill...lmao

    You prob just open the can of worms again.

  • PureGro1
    1,655 Posts
    Thu, Dec 22 2022 1:13 PM

  • MioKontic
    4,590 Posts
    Sun, Dec 25 2022 8:03 AM

    The OP posted in 2010; the first reply is just a few days ago... 12 years later!  There is a huge difference beteween what was availabe in WGT back then and what there is now.  There were no coin games, all Scored or Ranked games counted towards your Score Average, which in turn determined your Tier.  5 Scored/Ranked games at Hack tier and you became an Amateur (the Score Average had to be below a certain figure, but you had to be incredibly bad to not move up at least from Hack!).  10 games at Amateur and you moved up to Pro.  And so it went on and players moved up the tiers.  Yes, even back then there were sandbaggers, cheats and multi-accounters as players protected their Score Average by either not playing Scored/Ranked rounds, or maxing out rounds so that their Score Average was hugely inflated.

    However, with many players now just playing coin games, and with no apparent criteria for tiering up for those players, one can stay as a Hack with a 150 Score Average for a long time.  I find it hard to believe that WGT look at every coin player to check how they are doing in order to move them up the tiers.  I only ever play coin games now in Showdowns, but I still come across many players at Pro-Master tier who are at level 90+ and Score Averages that make them look like they haven't a clue how to play the game.  The worst thing about it is that WGT don't care one iota so long as they are spending money, and as you can only buy balls with credits I guess many of these players do actually pay to play, unless they are doing free-credit offers.   However, if they are only playing coin games, then quite frankly there's nothing to worry about because, as has been said many times, coins are both worthless and useless since you can't buy anything with them anyway, unlike credits which is what the OP was referring to with Matchplay Challenges.  If you are worried about losing worthless coins then simply play in the cheaper coin rooms, or better still not at all!

  • Ferdinand21
    4 Posts
    Mon, Dec 26 2022 6:55 PM

    I agree with you.  There is no rhyme or reason in how you level up in the coin rooms. I've been keeping track, just for the fun of it, and found that I did better one week than the last week, and got demoted. It's very frustrating. And it seems the more you pay for equipment, the better you do. Very unfair. But, it seems to be the only game like it. So, I'll continue playing.

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