For how long now Top Golf owns WGT? Is it 3-4 years now?
They purchased indeed a unique product (the only game play which could be described as a golf simulator...with all the issues and bugs and limitations, i am with you. Still was and is a unique product), and what they have done with it?
What short of enchachments did they bring to this unique game? Let's start from the beginning....
Their only main goal (and they were succesful) was to create a wider range of customers. Bring the game to every phone, every i-pad, every non PC device. Every company out there tries to make more money, i have no issues whatsoever with that....the question is at what cost.
Flash died on 31/12/2020 if remember correctly. So, they needed a new platform. The have decided to go with an executable file. All fine till here.
What is not fine is that they have made clear enough their top priority were the mobile players. We had the perfect UI on flash and all of a sudden we see:
Cameras not being there.
Wind and info indications getting way way smaller.
Transparent chat eliminated.
Graphics like the billboard inside the greens.
and a bunch of less important utilities that were available on flash, but still very useful to people who would like to play a golf game.
What they have brought instead?
They transformed a golf simulation game to an arcade.
They gave us pseudo ''new'' resolutions.
They gave us clothes, hats and shoes that hit the ball at 400 yds.
They invented all sort of gimmicks to ''enchance'' the game. Please someone explain to me what's the main reason of the coins...
As Jure said above, after a million posts and couple of years after they decided to give us back the flash dot speed inside the greens.
If someone does his/her homework and go back onto this forum, will see what i am talking about.
What sort of enchachments did they bring to this wonderful golf game? I mean the golf game...not the hats, not the clothes, to the gimmicks.
Did they try to remap many many whatever dot mapped courses? NO
Did they bring back the transparent chat box? NO
Did they bring back the cameras on the courses? NO
Did they try to give us more crisps images? NO (i let you know that the original pics of the game is 5K and perhaps higher for the newer courses and we play at 1024 x 768 in 2023)
I can talk for hours and hours...but it's pointless.
Their main goal was and remains to create a product for mobile. Mobile means: Mostly single players (lately have been raised objections about mps/alts, which of course they have been taken care of them), displays with 5-10 inches (so, who cares about the size of indications....everything must be small for mobile use, or who cares about the resolutions if they are true or fake), younger people mostly who do care mostly for the appearance instead of the real game play (replays out, cameras out, chat out, wardrobe in, gimmicks in etc).
I challenge anyone to go back back and search all the updates for the last 3 years (i did) and tell me:
What kind of golf play enchachments did they bring to this game? ( i won't make any examples cause the post is already too long)
This game is oriented towards the mobile players and their small screens. Whatever does not fit there (either as size, either as utility), is discarted instantly. Golfer mentality players are left back. We need the gamers!!!! So, take what we give you or change platform.