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  • Experience Levels and New Tiers

    01 Sep 2010


    New WGT Levels and Tiers

    In today's release, WGT has expanded our Tiers and added new Experience Levels to make the game more fair and fun for everyone. These changes are based on lots of player feedback, and most recently from the over 250 suggestions on this topic in our Player Forum this month, http://www.wgt.com/forums/p/19077/109896.aspx#109896

    We've also changed our Pro Shop to make our virtual golf equipment available based on your Level and not your Tier. All of the former "Master" and "Pro" equipment has been removed following our 2-week Clearance Sale, and will be replaced by new equipment in the future which will be available based on your Level not your Tier.


    Here's an overview of the new changes that are live today...

    • WGT Tiers are based on your scores and used to determine who you compete against in tournaments and match play. In order to make competition and matches more interesting and fair, we've expanded from 4 to 7 Tiers, now including Hack, Amateur, Pro, Tour Pro, Master, Tour Master and Legend.
      • Players have been pre-assigned to a new Tier based on their score history.

    • WGT Levels are new and are based on completing rounds and interacting with other players. At new Levels, players will be able to unlock new virtual items previously unavailable to them. Levels will make WGT more fun for everyone regardless of their skill, and also encourage players to finish more multi-player games and matches.
      • Players have been pre-assigned to a Level based on their Tier and history with WGT.

    • The WGT Pro Shop will start unlocking all our virtual golf equipment based on Level rather than Tier. As in real life, you may never play as well as a real pro, but that doesn't mean you can't buy the same equipment they're using. However, also in real life, some golf equipment will continue to be designed for beginners and other for experts, in terms of factors like swing meter speed and forgiveness.

    o    There won't be any changes to the golf equipment that you already have in your WGT bag, and you will still be able to sell back any clubs to the Pro Shop for credits.

    Note, these new Tiers & Levels are not designed to address sandbagging (players misrepresenting their ability to gain advantage in tournaments and match play). While these changes will help make sandbagging harder and discourage "quitting" in multi-player games, we're working on other improvements to address sandbagging by monitoring score histories and sandbagging behaviors, and addressing violations to our community policies more aggressively.

    Other Improvements

    While most of our focus has been on releasing the new Tiers & Levels, here are some other improvements in today's release...

    • Fixed unexpected error when shot taken just as shot clock expires
    • Fixed Closest to the Hole average score calculation
    • Added ability to scroll through Friends List in multiplayer games
    • Displaying correct award for Tin Day at the Beach award
    • Fixed surface mapping errors on Bethpage Hole #2
    • Fixed Match Play extra-holes scorecard issue


    Please keep all your feedback coming to members@worldgolftour.com


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