Originally Posted by mailman
1. Hmmmm...I dont recall ever seeing requests to the developers to make the game harder over at EA.com. There were certainly a lot of bug fix requests, new camera angle requests and play off requests but little to none requesting the game be made harder.
2. Having a play off in name only is I guess better than having no play off at all. So in that sense, yes, I agree with you completely...BUT...given this is an issue carried over from TW13 Im surprised they didnt make a full go of having proper play offs included in the game.
3. Just because the PGA owns a billboard does not give them or anyone else the right to put what ever they want on it. If your theory about play offs being a licencing issue is correct then you can be guaranteed that in litigious US of A that they most certainly wouldnt use the IP of anyone rich and famous (and who can afford expensive lawyers) without their permission.
For some reason though your excuse just doesnt have the ring of reality to it. Then again, one of the mods over on the TW forums pointed out that the devs had posted the reasons for not having proper play offs already BUT, naturally I guess, didnt include a link to the discussion. So once I find it Ill let you know if you are right or not :)
My excuse is the REASON that has been published by others, not me... so I am only trying to report what I have read elsewhere:
As far as simulation mode being requested, EA Tiberon says it directly at the beginning of this article:
This quote is from a poster at OS Golf forum, where they have been requesting simulation mode for years:
WOHHOOOOO!!!! Now, any word on AI scoring? TW14 could be the true simulation golf game we have all been waiting for!
You may not have read it on the EA forums, but the devs said it themselves that is has been requested for a long time, they have been requesting it on the OS Golf forums, and when they have community days for the game, the OS Golf forums send a few guys every year, so yes it has been requested and noted.
Thanks for your offer to let me know if I am right or not, but I am already satisfied that my sources of info are good. :)