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Tue, Apr 6 2021 3:23 PM (18 replies)
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  • YankeeJim
    25,827 Posts
    Wed, Feb 3 2021 4:29 PM

    golferguy2018:

    i stay online and it does not work for me at all. The best way i found is when someone joins & only name shows up write name down & when they leave re invite them.

    Exactly. When that happens it's usually because the invite was accepted while already playing. When you see the invite flashing, wait until it goes away (or hit the X), close what you're doing and accept the invite from the main page-the red flashing "friends" at the bottom.

    I got used to looking at that friends list before I go looking for a game. That way you have a few names to give the host if they ask.  :-)

  • sammey1
    405 Posts
    Wed, Feb 3 2021 5:06 PM

    TopShelf2010:

    sammey1:
    Now, you're either online or not, and simply being online isn't enough to get an invite.

    Has anyone tried...

    Punch Driver?

    LOL

     

    Sorry Sammey, couldn't resist

     

    Don

    I thought Jason would appreciate my advice lol.

  • pdb1
    22,280 Posts
    Thu, Apr 1 2021 8:49 PM

    LLLlloyd88:

    I have been trying unsuccessfully to search for either a match play game (challenge and scored), skins (challenge and practice) alt shot (without apparel). Even setting up my own for skins and match play. Not sure if nobody is playing these anymore or they just don't work.

      Since alt shot can only be played in PCEA . I think that limits the number of chances to play odd formats . Or maybe they don't work .

    callaghan159:
    I have managed to get alt shot games everytime I tried. Sometimes it may take the full 5 minutes. People need to relax and be patient for a game.

      I get maybe 1 in 5 . Which is way more than the zero I was getting .

    Rhaethorn:
    Does anyone know if they intend to add an "any" option to the apparel on/off feature?

      They added it .

    SamSpayed:
    I wonder if that is part of the problem.  Too many people searching for a game and not enough people setting up a game.

      I think it is less people on all formats . And a inconsistent search program .

    YankeeJim:
    When you see the invite flashing, wait until it goes away (or hit the X), close what you're doing and accept the invite from the main page-the red flashing "friends" at the bottom.

      I did not know that . I have only had 1 invite that lasted long enough for me to click it . But the game never happened .

      I will try and find the main page red flashing " friends " at the bottom .

     

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  • pdb1
    22,280 Posts
    Fri, Apr 2 2021 3:57 PM

    YankeeJim:
    When you see the invite flashing, wait until it goes away (or hit the X), close what you're doing and accept the invite from the main page-the red flashing "friends" at the bottom.

      I said I was going to try that . But I am not sure what I'm looking for .

     

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  • SamSpayed
    3,199 Posts
    Mon, Apr 5 2021 12:11 PM

    pdb1:

    YankeeJim:
    When you see the invite flashing, wait until it goes away (or hit the X), close what you're doing and accept the invite from the main page-the red flashing "friends" at the bottom.

    I said I was going to try that . But I am not sure what I'm looking for .

    When you have an active game invite, the FRIENDS button at the bottom of the main screen will change to INVITES (1) and will turn red.  So... look for that.

    Hope this helps.

  • pdb1
    22,280 Posts
    Mon, Apr 5 2021 1:09 PM

    SamSpayed:

    When you have an active game invite, the FRIENDS button at the bottom of the main screen will change to INVITES (1) and will turn red.  So... look for that.

    Hope this helps.

      Okay . Got it . It sounds like it is even less likely than the old little green icon . On the old game client .

      The old game client ( Flash ) . At least was part of the tab pages in WGT . Which you may have had a chance to be looking on .

      The new main screen . Is on your desktop . Not much chance of anyone seeing that screen . As that would mean one wasn't even using that computer .

      If you are not using the computer . You aren't looking at the screen..

      My next question is . I now have been in several coin games and a couple single player rounds . When I saw a white invite prompt . Just flash in the upper left side of the screen . Each time it quickly disappeared .

      1 time I was able to click it . It took me out of the game . But that was it . I assumed that the inviter quickly gave up . And invited someone else .

      Is that what has occurred the other times the white invite flashed for 5 seconds and disappeared ? Were they cancelled invites ?

      If there is a serious invite ? How long will it remain on your screen ?

     

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  • TheCabJockey
    10 Posts
    Tue, Apr 6 2021 11:50 AM

    I think everyone is so busy playing for coins, it's hard to get a rated game. I always seem to find a game to join or one that I've set. Although, sometimes it takes more than 1 attempt.

  • SamSpayed
    3,199 Posts
    Tue, Apr 6 2021 1:51 PM

    pdb1:

      My next question is . I now have been in several coin games and a couple single player rounds . When I saw a white invite prompt . Just flash in the upper left side of the screen . Each time it quickly disappeared .

      1 time I was able to click it . It took me out of the game . But that was it . I assumed that the inviter quickly gave up . And invited someone else .

      Is that what has occurred the other times the white invite flashed for 5 seconds and disappeared ? Were they cancelled invites ?

      If there is a serious invite ? How long will it remain on your screen ?

    When someone invites you to a game, you will see the white "game invite" box flash in the upper left corner of your screen for about 5 seconds.  During that 5 seconds, you can click on that white invite box and either accept or decline the invite.  After 5 seconds, if you go to your main game screen, you should see the red Invites (1) at the bottom if the invite is still active.

  • pdb1
    22,280 Posts
    Tue, Apr 6 2021 3:23 PM

      Well . Thank you Sam . This does help confirm that even if the present invite system were to run as it should . There would still be no joy in trying to accept invites .

      First . There have been several while playing coin rounds . There is no option to message that I will be available in a few minutes . I obviously cannot leave the coin game .Probably the only reason they are visible in coin games . Is that WGT considers them " practice rounds " . And would not be interrupting a ranked or scored round . But a round is a round and you just don't leave in the middle of one .

      That is why all multiplayer stroke play ranked rounds . Always automatically set each player to default red busy in any multiplayer or bracket ranked round . ( that is the way flash was ) .

      Unlimited play single player rounds were left open to accept invites . The only mode one could do that .

      Second . My next concern is the feeling of an almost subliminal push to try to get us to hurry up our golf game(s) . The aliens I mean players I encounter that are even irritated by what they think is a too long 45 second clock . Yes . They say " Come on " if I take the whole clock . Or god forbid my time expires on my first of only 2 45 second timeouts . Like I did it on purpose to make them have to wait 15 more seconds . Lol .

      And these real " 5 second invites ". A term I am quite sure I originally coined . Sarcastically . Is yet a feeling that . " Damn I better hurry " . " Oops too late . "

      Maybe not . But either way . They aren't going to hurry me up .

      Even now I set up my multiplayer games with :

      90 second shot clock , 7 time outs , no apparel .

      Hopefully the full 90 seconds won't need to be used . Hopefully no time outs will be needed . But just in case . I am all in favor of playing complete rounds .

      Blah , blah , bla , bla  , bla .

     

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