I am genuinely interested to know why a player might forfeit , I accept they might not win , but when they play their last putt and think I am going to get mine they forfeit . It is still a loss to them either way , but am I missing something , are there stats kept in coin rooms of number of losses that don’t take forfeiting into account. ? It makes no sense to me , they still lose their coins I still win , but it isn’t the correct behaviour , is it ??
This is the OP of this thread . She is a respectable veteran of this game . She plays by the long established protocols set by 10's of thousands of players that put this online virtual golf game on the map .
1st question is why a player might forfeit . Answers range from " What is the point of continuing if you are going to lose ? "
Terrible answer . You entered into a game to play respectfully . That means completing the round . Period .
You say " it saves time " .
Terrible answer . It doesn't save enough time that justifies quitting and disrespecting the protocols . Sponsor rounds are 30 minutes . If it runs out before you think you are ready . Because you completed your round . It costs only 62 ( give or take ) credits to start another sponsor round . No coin loss . Lol .
Another claims that opponents equipment is no match for their own .
Terrible answer . The game ( coins ) is set up that it is presumed that appropriate equipment is being used by all tiers . Random greens speeds have been implemented to create the parity .
Another claims that " coins is not important and an invite from another to play another format is acceptable ."
Terrible answer . In Flash MP rounds blocked invites . As it is rude and disrespectful to leave one MP format in the middle of a round to play another format .
Another says " It doesn't hurt anything ".
Terrible answer . First thing a forfeit does is interrupts the the flow of the round . It is against protocol . Second it null and voids the round . The winner does not get credit for a win in the win / loss column . Which is an important statistic in coins as there are no other stats kept . And NO . Most times you get no sponsor apparel and no credit at all for the sponsor round . Only sometimes do you get that .
( Sometimes when a player leaves . I get the forfeit and the loss and the loss of entry fee . Many times . And I get that it is rare for you all .)
Basically these guidelines and protocols have been set up for 15 years now . I get that many were not aware of these . As WGT forgot to tell you about them and that you could find them at https://www.wgt.com/forums/ . Heck many didn't even know about https://www.wgt.com/.
So you had no direction and started making up anything that you felt was acceptable .
Now you know those decisions have a more established history with thought out rational and fair protocols . Ones that Lesley and other respectable veterans should have a confidence and reasonable expectation to be met by their opponents .
There is so much more . Somehow there has to be a common ground . cooperating and sporting moving forward . IMSO .