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 ?
Let's fix this .