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Wed, Apr 7 2021 3:35 PM (15 replies)
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  • pdb1
    21,525 Posts
    Tue, Apr 6 2021 12:01 PM

      Yes the similarities to real life are astonishing . From the pictography and the beautiful courses . To the feel of the swing . The wind . Club selection . Your favorite balls .

      That little tiny adjustment on the spin that you know made that 173 yarder drop right in the hole . Knowing you could do it again . Sometime . And you usually do eventually .

      Recreational , entertaining , socially enjoyable alt shot rounds . Tight lipped silent ones too . Lol . Cat got their tongue .

      Hard fought multiplayer Stroke play rounds . With 2 , 3 , 4 players of your peers . You may know all of them or none of them . So competitively challenging and fun . From joking around to learning about new cultures . Some light banter to full on insults . They can be so fun .

      Meeting players from dozens of countries around the world . Learning and sharing . Rich and rare opportunities to be cherished for a lifetime .

      Outstanding personalities that without this . We would never have been fortunate to experience .

      People/players/members that live this and relate to all this and more . Are the lucky majority . And most likely to appreciate what I speak about .

      Also more likely to be polite , good sports , humane , reasonable , accepting . And familiar with all the good and bad that is part of the game .

      This positive experience is unique . And possible because of the people/players/members of the WGT Universe . That many years ago saw and appreciated and understood the potential of what these creators of this online virtual golf game WGT.com . Flash version at the time . PC version . With all the bells and whistles .

      Mega formats , Country Clubs , Open discussion forums . All of which took off and pushed unimaginable boundaries . Raised the bars . Became this WGT Universe .

      This is what I have seen in my time here .

      There is another world here . The Mobile version that started about 10 years ago .

      Many in that world . Never knew about any of what is mentioned above . No efforts were made to encourage the players in that format to learn about the real WGT.com .

      No prompts to familiarize them with the system of ranking and tiering and averages .

      No mention of the GR8 open forums . Or the incredible multiplayer possibilities . .Because that version didn't offer what the PC version had in abundance . So no measures were taken to inform the mobile world .

      That was very bad planning and marketing .

      Now that our precious Flash version has been taken away .

      The plan for the game is to integrate the incredible features of the Flash version into what is possible into the new game format .

      Not an easy task .

      Now what to do with the masses ? The ever spoiled and entitled virtual online WGT ex flashers that we are .

      And what and who are these aliens ? Who know nothing about the real WGT . They seemed to have learned with a completely different manual . Do they even have agenda's ?

      They must . They are very good . XLNT in most cases . They have obviously played a considerable amount .

      But where are their scores ? Why are they mid level tiers ? With high averages ?

      How did they get such GR8 equipment ? Why does the next guy at the same level still have starters ?

      Why do they not want to chat ? How long have they been playing ? How did they get so good ?

      How can we bridge this gap with this new/old ? species ?

      WTF is going on ?

      Right ?

      Let's fix this .

     

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  • pdb1
    21,525 Posts
    Tue, Apr 6 2021 3:35 PM

      BTW

     

    astro99:

     

      Good 1st Post . Took you long enough .

      Welcome to the forums .

      CONGRATS .

     

     

    Dynofine:

    I agree wholeheartedly 

     

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  • pdb1
    21,525 Posts
    Tue, Apr 6 2021 6:20 PM

    alosso:
    A quitted round doesn't count to anything (except for a few XPs). Win or loss of a MP stroke play round won't be recorded anywhere outside the round itself.

      So not true . Those are dangerous MP rounds . That count whether one is saturated or not . In every way . Unless one is saturated . Then only rounds below their average counts . But will be charged for the incomplete round in their game completion % .

     

      More likely the player may not be saturated . Best not to assume . In that case . The round does count . and will add to the players average .

      As it will also count against the players game completion % .

      It seems that from what I remember when encountering individuals quitting at the end . That they were misinformed . Thinking they were helping themselves . More often not . And learned the hard way .

      Again . As players are tiering up . One cannot assume they are saturated . Or that they will not be for long . As they will soon tier up . and not be saturated again for sometimes longer than they would like .

     

  • BillyJacklin
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    Wed, Apr 7 2021 12:16 AM

    It is extremely poor sports(game)manship to forfeit. WGT has done an excellent job of replicating the beautiful game of golf of which prides itself in etiquette. I wonder if some of these 'quitters' have actually played the 'real' game (my guess is not). In fact, I wonder why WGT have even provided an option. If you commit to a game, you should do the honorable gesture of completing or face a consequence. IE loss of credits, double coins in coins (games), but even better reputation. One could then choose to reject a game against a player with a poor reputation as in past versions of WGT, in fact I wonder why WGT removed this. 

    You could see a players reputation (not there stats etc) before excepting ta challenge.

     

  • pdb1
    21,525 Posts
    Wed, Apr 7 2021 3:35 PM

    BillyJacklin:

    It is extremely poor sports(game)manship to forfeit. WGT has done an excellent job of replicating the beautiful game of golf of which prides itself in etiquette. I wonder if some of these 'quitters' have actually played the 'real' game (my guess is not). In fact, I wonder why WGT have even provided an option. If you commit to a game, you should do the honorable gesture of completing or face a consequence. IE loss of credits, double coins in coins (games), but even better reputation. One could then choose to reject a game against a player with a poor reputation as in past versions of WGT, in fact I wonder why WGT removed this. 

    You could see a players reputation (not there stats etc) before excepting ta challenge.

     

      I'm sorry sir . but that is just too serious of a position to take . This is an entertaining , sporting , social , challenging environment . That has much variety and choices . To held with such strict and hard conviction .

      It is just a game . There are so many people , events and circumstances in peoples lives . That over rule anything and everything about this game .

      The first being myself . Free to play or not . To not be bound by this game or anyone telling me that I must do this or that . The rest is just no brainers . My wife , my kids , my job , my health , my pets , my friends , etc . And a million other things that would have me click that game off in an Arizona second . And not feel the need to explain it to anyone .

      Fortunately . Those scenarios haven't happened . But forfeiting is not anything to give any thought to . Unless it causes you to lose something too precious for you to let go of .

      Sir . I have probably had people forfeit in 10,000 or more rounds on me . Literally . I can tell you that it is no big deal . Don't give it another thought .

      You probably read where I say that in 2007 when the game was introduced . WGT had shown at least some foresight with as specific of a game menu they had . ( with Flash ) . One of the smart things included on the menu was the forfeit button . Already knowing that forfeiting would be a part of the game . Not a crime . Not questionable . Not punishable . But I do not encourage it . Or practice it . I am just aware that it occurs more times a day . Than you have hairs on your head . So I'm not going to sweat it .

  • Mythanatos
    1,845 Posts
    Thu, Apr 8 2021 7:19 AM

    BillyJacklin:

    It is extremely poor sports(game)manship to forfeit. WGT has done an excellent job of replicating the beautiful game of golf of which prides itself in etiquette. I wonder if some of these 'quitters' have actually played the 'real' game (my guess is not). In fact, I wonder why WGT have even provided an option. If you commit to a game, you should do the honorable gesture of completing or face a consequence. IE loss of credits, double coins in coins (games), but even better reputation. One could then choose to reject a game against a player with a poor reputation as in past versions of WGT, in fact I wonder why WGT removed this. 

    You could see a players reputation (not there stats etc) before excepting ta challenge.

     

    You don't know much about golf do you? You speak of replicating and yet have no grasp of reality.

    golf allows conceding a game and also a hole when the win is impossible. 

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