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At long last, it appears sudden death playoff holes are now a part of your Tiger Woods PGA Tour events. A collective hallelujah was heard from digital golfers across all corners of the globe in response.

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For the longest time, a tie was as good as a win in the final round of a Tiger Woods PGA Tour event. The game's career mode did not simulate playoff holes if your golfer finished in a deadlock with one or more others. The tournament simply ended and you still got credit for a victory. But it was a glaring shortcoming, and if it happened in a Major, the lack of closure was almost agonizing.

Well, that changes in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14. Playoffs, in all of their formats—aggregate, sudden death, or the palpable dread of a full 18 holes at the U.S. Open—will be a feature of the game when it releases in March.

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# 1 CAMPBLACKMAMBA24 @ 01/31/13 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve_OS
WTF?????????????? WOW this years edition is shaping up to be something really special. This was a "MUCH" needed feature as at times I would find myself just playing for the tie. Thanks EA!!!!
 
# 2 bcruise @ 01/31/13 08:22 PM
Make sure you guys read the whole article, this may not be what you're envisioning it to be...

But it is a very nice thing to finally see in TW.
 
# 3 OnlookerDelay @ 01/31/13 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by bcruise
Make sure you guys read the whole article, this may not be what you're envisioning it to be...

But it is a very nice thing to finally see in TW.
Yeah, come to find out that even shot tracers, depicting the ball flight of invisible playoff opponents is considered to be a "likeness" of the unseen player.... (sigh). We truly do live in the United States of the Litigious!? We'll playoff against a score that's posted *after* we finish the hole.... better than what we've had for sure, but I'm really shocked that they are legally bound from showing shot tracer arcs of unseen players!!??
 
# 4 poster @ 01/31/13 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Seymour Scagnetti
What they could of did was just mention after each shot what your opponent did. IE: Tiger has hit it 320 yards down the left side of the fairway or Mickelson's 2nd shot has landed on the green 25 feet from the hole.

This workaround at least would have added some tension to the playoff without stepping on any legal toes.
I agree, this would seem like a good compromise. I'll take it for this year, and the licensing aspect sucks, but hopefully they build on this in the coming years.

So they have the PGA license which allows them to use names, but not the PGA players association (if their is one) license? How do other sports games make this work?
 
# 5 Panicshade @ 01/31/13 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by poster
I agree, this would seem like a good compromise. I'll take it for this year, and the licensing aspect sucks, but hopefully they build on this in the coming years.

So they have the PGA license which allows them to use names, but not the PGA players association (if their is one) license? How do other sports games make this work?
I believe EA has to negotiate with each individual golfer. It's just like how they have to do the Fight Night series with what boxers make the cut.
 
# 6 WhiteMan22 @ 01/31/13 11:37 PM
Sounds cool. Everything is sounding great about this game. Hope it isn't a disappointment like last year's game.
 
# 7 DivotMaker @ 02/01/13 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by poster
I agree, this would seem like a good compromise. I'll take it for this year, and the licensing aspect sucks, but hopefully they build on this in the coming years.

So they have the PGA license which allows them to use names, but not the PGA players association (if their is one) license? How do other sports games make this work?
There is no PGA Players Association.....EA must negotiate a separate license with each individual golfer for their actual likeness (not name) to appear in the game. The PGA TOUR license only allows the use of their name in a leaderboard.
 
# 8 jaa1980 @ 02/01/13 09:13 AM
Man, you mean I can finally have tournaments that do not end up in tie? This is good for me. How about crazy wind in career mode, on weekends?
 
# 9 OnlookerDelay @ 02/01/13 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by shigogouhou
Instead of showing the trajectory, I would've liked a quick screen of where their ball ended up. It'd give the shot-to-shot tension of knowing where they were without having to license any shots or sit through a ton of them in the event of a three- or four-way tie.
Your proposal sounded workable to me. I posed it to an EA rep in the official Tiger Woods forum and got this response:

"Absolutely possible, and something we thought about too. its just a far more complex solution. Our AI system isn't currently robust enough to support such a concept. It could be made to be, but again it would have been much more work and risk. Also the tour may still have had issues with simulating actual play of their golfers...even without arcs. It's a touchy area for sure."
 
# 10 maafla1 @ 02/03/13 12:53 PM
Does anyone know about downloadable golf courses? Will it follow the 2012 model where you can simply buy a course or a package of courses and play them permanently or the obnoxious 2013 model?
 
# 11 DivotMaker @ 02/03/13 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by maafla1
Does anyone know about downloadable golf courses? Will it follow the 2012 model where you can simply buy a course or a package of courses and play them permanently or the obnoxious 2013 model?
What exactly was "obnoxious" about it? No word on how 14 will handle DLC courses yet....

No need to post the same message in different threads.....
 
# 12 maafla1 @ 02/03/13 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
What exactly was "obnoxious" about it? No word on how 14 will handle DLC courses yet....

No need to post the same message in different threads.....
Obnoxious in that you had to master a course in order to unlock it or get unlimited play on it. I don't have that much time. Just let me pay the $20 like I did in TW12 to download AND KEEP the courses I want.
 
# 13 DivotMaker @ 02/03/13 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by maafla1
Obnoxious in that you had to master a course in order to unlock it or get unlimited play on it. I don't have that much time. Just let me pay the $20 like I did in TW12 to download AND KEEP the courses I want.
You could have done that in TW13......I did. Guess you fail to realize that many users bought the DLC by playing enough to earn it for free, which had never been offered by EA before. Unfortunately, game reviewers blasted EA for it....go figure.
 
# 14 maafla1 @ 02/04/13 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
You could have done that in TW13......I did. Guess you fail to realize that many users bought the DLC by playing enough to earn it for free, which had never been offered by EA before. Unfortunately, game reviewers blasted EA for it....go figure.
How/where can I buy the extra courses? I never noticed it in the store. It seemed to me that I could only play and play and play to earn points. I just don't have that much time.
 
# 15 DivotMaker @ 02/04/13 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by maafla1
How/where can I buy the extra courses? I never noticed it in the store. It seemed to me that I could only play and play and play to earn points. I just don't have that much time.
I don't own a PS3, but I know they are purchased from the PS Store....
 
# 16 maafla1 @ 02/04/13 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DivotMaker
I don't own a PS3, but I know they are purchased from the PS Store....
Actually, they are not. The only thing you can purchase from the PS Store are club/sponsor upgrades. No courses are there, I checked last week.
 
# 17 kickingguru @ 02/04/13 02:04 PM
On the PS3..... you could buy the course for 18000 coins in the same place that your "rented" the round.... you could not get them directly, but you could purchase coins that then purchased the course..... There were also packs of courses available at discounted rates "coins".....

The model was the best way to do it.... you could get the courses in one of 3 ways...

1. Buy the course outright for instant gratification...
2. "Rent" rounds with coins earned.. then master it to have the course for free
3. Buy pin packs from the "Store" and get all gold pins on a course... that would unlock the course, master it, and give you upgrades to boost pins...

It was a great system... the down sides were all issues people had with freezes on rented rounds, things not downloading right, and the fact that EA did not do a good enough job explaining to users how ..... Which would be maafla's main issue...
 
# 18 maafla1 @ 02/04/13 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by kickingguru
On the PS3..... you could buy the course for 18000 coins in the same place that your "rented" the round.... you could not get them directly, but you could purchase coins that then purchased the course..... There were also packs of courses available at discounted rates "coins".....

The model was the best way to do it.... you could get the courses in one of 3 ways...

1. Buy the course outright for instant gratification...
2. "Rent" rounds with coins earned.. then master it to have the course for free
3. Buy pin packs from the "Store" and get all gold pins on a course... that would unlock the course, master it, and give you upgrades to boost pins...

It was a great system... the down sides were all issues people had with freezes on rented rounds, things not downloading right, and the fact that EA did not do a good enough job explaining to users how ..... Which would be maafla's main issue...
My issue is this...I don't care about purchasing equipment upgrades. Those I don't mind earning. Golf courses, however, I want to be able to purchase the add-on and be able to play on it as much as I want. That was the model that TW12 offered. In my view, the model in TW13 was absolutely convoluted.
 
# 19 kickingguru @ 02/04/13 02:54 PM
You can do that too.... You just have to buy the coins first... Instead of earning them... You can do ... exactly what you want to do... it is simply one more step... you have to buy the coins first... On the xbox... it was with MS points.....
 

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