Better communication . A much stronger effort . From all parties . Is what is needed .
Us ex Flash players . Are the all around seasoned players . From
game play ( all formats ) . To communicating information and
This big newer crowd of mobile players . Do not know the protocols
that are established as WGT standards for tiering up , lowering their
averages , playing ranked formats .
WGT made no effort to guide them in this direction . To learn the best paths available to them .
Think about it . When we all came up . Did we find out all this
easily ? Did WGT tell us how to do it ? No . It took us years of sharing
information and building these forums .
And still there are those from our era that did not pay attention to what was going on .
So . It is even harder for the newer mobile type group . To know
about Ranked Rounds . To know how to tier up properly . How to utilize
that to get better equipment .
As has been noted . More are migrating to these forums . Finding
this whirlwind of information and trying to make sense of it .
We need to help them . In more ways .
Improve communication in any type of round .
Show respect .
Suggest information for them to investigate .
Possibly post a link on ones wall . With info that player didn't know .
I have been doing this all along . Today I played an Amateur . His
approach shots were landing 2 yds from the hole . Just outside of mine .
I asked him if he ever considered tiering up and getting better equipment ?
He told me this was his first day . Lol . I didn't challenge him on that . He told me he didn't have any gold coins yet .
I said . It's not about the coins . I said " ranked rounds . " Then
he asked if this was a ranked round ? I told him these don't count .
Then the round was over .
I felt like I had cracked the surface on that one .
Here is the conversation .
He didn't sound like an amateur . He didn't play like an amateur .
In fact I usually don't like playing amateurs . Because they get gimme
putts from 5 yards out . And none are amateurs .
That's why it
will be up to us . To bridge that gap . Even out the disparity . Suggest
and provide the path for the information .
If we really step up in those ways . We can make this game as popular and enjoyable as it once was .
I am hoping this will help . Will you join me ? Hopefully you are doing it already .
Despite the revelation of the Mobile algorithm . Applied to Mobile players . Enabling them to quickly tier up . Without playing dozens , hundreds , thousands of ranked rounds Making them exempt from the basic WGT protocols .
Which demanded a grueling , tedious regiment of concentration , precision , and dedication . To play ranked rounds . Very seriously . With a number of required ranked rounds in each tier . Then a mandatory lowered average from the last tier . Before advancing in each tier . All very time consuming and depending on the type of ball one used . Could be very costly . With more costs with each upgrade .For some taking as little as a couple years . And for the majority 4 , 6 , 8 , 10 years and more .
Despite the fact that these players are not required to do any of that . Allowing them to skip the basic protocols .
We cannot blame them for the poor decisions made in admin . It is tempting , but it is not their fault .
Somehow we still must communicate with them . By whatever commonalities we can discover .
If we find no commonalities . Then we try harder to create some . All to help the survival and future of this WGT .
That is . If we give a damn ?