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Thu, Mar 16 2023 3:44 PM (6 replies)
  • CSM111
    94 Posts
    Tue, Mar 14 2023 6:25 PM

    What is the deal with putt preview during Multiplayer games. Just wondering if it is something every player can use or is it a  handicap for some. I used it a few times and actually felt like it was cheating if everyone did not have the  same advantage. 
    Thanks  

  • MarchieB
    1,505 Posts
    Wed, Mar 15 2023 9:27 AM

    Not sure about the other modes (Match, Alt, etc) but the Multi Player Stroke play game would need to be in Scored mode rather than Practice to get rid of the putt preview. The problem is that the advantage of practice mode is that you can choose your course conditions where as in Scored mode they are all set at your tiers defaults.

    Kind of a catch 22 situation ­čśľ

    Would be nice if the Putt Preview option could be turned off similar to how you can turn off Apparel

  • CSM111
    94 Posts
    Wed, Mar 15 2023 10:26 AM

    Thanks MarchieB as always you are so helpful to everyone in these Forums.

  • pdb1
    25,007 Posts
    Wed, Mar 15 2023 11:25 AM

    MarchieB:
    The problem is that the advantage of practice mode is that you can choose your course conditions where as in Scored mode they are all set at your tiers defaults.

     MB . Is that not actually the point ? To even the feild ? Not an advantage .

    In practice mode every modification is just another way to play .  So there are no advantages . All players would have the same options .

    Although putt preview would be annoying for sure .

    You're right . Should be able to turn it off .

    They are non ranked as well . Scores won't effect yoiur average .

    Now that I think about it . I've played full 32 player Alt Shot bracket tournaments in practice mode .

    I don't remember " putt preview " being on . It was long before PCEA . So that must be it .

    If there is a large field with players of all tiers . Full tournaments can be played in practice mode . So everyone is playing off the same tees .

    note : that is a different program altogether . not as easy as it sounds . but very doable .

  • MarchieB
    1,505 Posts
    Wed, Mar 15 2023 1:48 PM

    My point was that in Practice mode you can set the course conditions to what you want but that you have to play with Putt Preview, a feature that I'm not a big fan of (at least not in multi player games) and the only way to not play with Putt Preview is to play in Scored mode where you lose the ability to choose your course conditions. When I said advantage I was more referring to it being an advantage to have the ability to set the game conditions to what you want. It wasn't about having an advantage in the game over your opponent.

    As far as I see it Putt Preview should be limited to SOLO Practice rounds and the practice putting greens. It should not be available in any type of multi player head to head game modes. Or at the very least have the option to turn it off. 

    I believe in all the Multi player game modes, when in scored mode everyone plays off the same conditions (tees and green speed included) as it sets it off the highest tiered player in the group. But I could be wrong about that as it's been quite some time since I've played a Alt or Match play round.

  • pdb1
    25,007 Posts
    Wed, Mar 15 2023 4:22 PM

    Yes . I agree . Sorry if it looked like I didn't .

    MarchieB:
    As far as I see it Putt Preview should be limited to SOLO Practice rounds and the practice putting greens. It should not be available in any type of multi player head to head game modes. Or at the very least have the option to turn it off. 

    Totally .

    MarchieB:
    I believe in all the Multi player game modes, when in scored mode everyone plays off the same conditions (tees and green speed included) as it sets it off the highest tiered player in the group. But I could be wrong about that as it's been quite some time since I've played a Alt or Match play round.

    That is correct .

    Like I said if parity is a concern . Legend vs Tour Pro can be played in practice mode . Selecting fast or very fast or whatever greens .So they don't have to play the highest tier green speed .That may have been more likely many years ago .

    Todays players have the advantage of the Coin system . With " Random Green Speeds " . That has been GR8 help in creating parity in Coin play . And also familiarizing more players with efficiency in more green speeds faster than before .

  • SamSpayed
    4,528 Posts
    Thu, Mar 16 2023 3:44 PM

    MarchieB:
    I believe in all the Multi player game modes, when in scored mode everyone plays off the same conditions (tees and green speed included) as it sets it off the highest tiered player in the group. But I could be wrong about that as it's been quite some time since I've played a Alt or Match play round.

    That's partially correct.  In multiplayer scored games, each player plays from their own tier-specific tees.  But winds and green speeds are set (for all players) to those of the highest-tiered player in the group.

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