View Full Version : ATTN: Hot Shots Golf: OOB producers -- petition to improve online experience

03-06-2009, 09:05 PM
[UPDATE: They have locked my petition thread on the SCEA forum. I didn't realize they do not allow petition threads there. Instead I am going to resurrect my suggestions thread from last summer and update it: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=hotshotsgolf&message.id=754. Please post there with your ideas and agreement when you get the chance. Thanks to Morpheus for making this thread more visible on the top page--even for a short time--and thanks to everyone who has posted here!]

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds is nearing its one year birthday! Thank you for this great game and all of the fantastic DLC (we love the courses) and fine improvements (such as chat) that you've made to this special game. The HSG online veterans who adore this game and play it regularly have a special favor to ask of you. We would like our online experience to be comparable to that of Minna No Golf 5. As such we politely request the following improvements to the online mode (to match Minna No Golf):

1. Less GF tourneys per hour and more graded tourneys, especially G0 and G1. Out of 40 tourneys per hour, we're getting maybe 1 or 2 G0 tourneys. Some hours go by without a tourney.
2. Remove trial cups from the graded tourneys, especially those with non-DLC courses. Trial cups can remain for some GF tourneys.
3. Use all 8 courses in G0. Currently we only get 4 courses.
4. Less rainy tourney setups.
5. Less Kratos/Gloria/Alex/Toro-specific tourneys and more with other characters.
6. More expert-only tourneys.
7. Less standard club/standard ball tourneys.
8. More 9 hole tourneys.
9. Tourneys with special setups such as wind display off and no aiming marker.
10. More lobby (avatar) part prizes. Nothing to do with scheduling, but apart from PSN trophies, chat in Stroke mode, and more Match mode variations (18 hole, fourballs, etc), it's one of the bigger requests.

Also, SCEJ has a website with the current day's online schedule. We are so hardcore at the fan website (see below), we do it by hand! Please consider creating an online schedule web page for HSG as well. The 10 things above shouldn't require much development since they are already available on Minna's server. Plus we did have all 8 courses to play in G0 a couple of weeks ago, and now it's back to half that. For more information on our plight, please see http://www.hotshotsgolf.com which has hundreds of players registered and where we have really extended the playability of the online experience. It would mean so much to us loyal players, and would encourage us to continue to support SCEA and SCEE by buying the DLC instead of going to Minna or playing other games.


Jamie Edwards
PSN: Optimus_Prime

[All, please post in this thread if you agree and would like to sign this petition. Thanks! Please forgive the cross-forum posting. I will include the signatures from here on the petition at the official SCEA HSG forum: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=hotshotsgolf&thread.id=6407. I will then link this thread to that post. Best to have it on the official forum. Please everyone, get all HSG/EG players you know and have them sign this thread or the one I linked above. Once we get a lot of signatures, I will contact some mods on the PS forums and see if they can get an SCEA producer to look at it. It's worth a shot!]

03-06-2009, 09:10 PM
OP For President :)

03-06-2009, 09:17 PM
I agree with all the above!


03-06-2009, 09:21 PM
I agree.


03-06-2009, 09:29 PM
where do i sign, who do i call??? and yes im friggin back!!! yay

03-06-2009, 09:32 PM
renee lloyd, please make these changes. i am begging, and i dont ****ing beg

03-06-2009, 09:35 PM
Rino, finally you're back! ;D Now you need to be Mace's replacement in Ryder Cup, lol. :D

RD, check out my new sig! ;)

03-06-2009, 09:45 PM
Nice sig OP :)

Yeah I already messaged her, we need her bad :)

03-06-2009, 09:49 PM
I concur.


03-06-2009, 10:22 PM
lol i tottaly agree i voted for u! lol

03-06-2009, 10:32 PM
boy look at rino hey rino!!!

03-06-2009, 11:33 PM
I am in full agreement OP, WELL SAID!!

03-07-2009, 12:26 AM

03-07-2009, 01:06 AM
me to op is so right help us.

03-07-2009, 01:59 AM

03-07-2009, 03:09 AM

03-07-2009, 05:08 AM
Agreed, Agreed, Agreed.

*Signs* OthersGirl

03-07-2009, 05:11 AM
Of course I agree! Signed!


03-07-2009, 05:50 AM
Agreed and signed.

03-07-2009, 05:55 AM
Signing for supporting

03-07-2009, 06:04 AM
100% agree. Signed.

03-07-2009, 06:05 AM
the next update is going to be special methinks ;)

i have been working behind the scenes @ SCEE with emails back and forth ;D

EGWT is making a major comeback wahoooooooooooooo!!!

Clint Westwood, now fully joining his more know brother, Clint Eastwood, in doing both in the scenes and behind the scenes work... ;D

You were on about this when they were talking about the temporary maintenance a couple of weeks ago too. I just hope you're right. ;D

03-07-2009, 06:28 AM
Totally agree and signed

03-07-2009, 06:54 AM
Signed and agreed.

03-07-2009, 07:46 AM
Well written OP

Signed: Dave(Bo_oB)

03-07-2009, 08:09 AM
Signed and agreed.

03-07-2009, 10:37 AM
signed & agreed.

03-07-2009, 10:53 AM
signed and agreed. Partypooper456

03-07-2009, 10:55 AM
Agreed and signed


03-07-2009, 11:38 AM
signed and agreed.

03-07-2009, 12:08 PM
Thanks, everyone! Keep them coming. Get all of your friends to sign here too. Great way to get them to join the site!

Clint, I certainly hope they're still thinking about us. But I have this feeling they see the tumbleweeds in the SCEA forum and just a hardy (but growing) group of lads in the SCEE forum and totally miss this thriving community here. Your formal complaint in the SCEE forum was a great start. I figure if I can put a petition in the SCEA forum and show how many invested players there are, they'll get a better idea of how much potential DLC sales they could be wasting if they don't improve things. ;)

03-07-2009, 12:09 PM
I second, third, fourth, fifth to infinity that idea!!!!

PSN ID: Yunatidus4ever

03-07-2009, 02:06 PM

03-07-2009, 02:44 PM
Clint, that was awesome and totally went over everyone's head...lol

03-08-2009, 11:45 AM
I CONCUR. And 1 more thing, why so many adv-only tourneys? I mean, does trad really have a significant advantage that would justify exclusion from a large portion of the g0's? It's not like there are limited club tourneys.

The Trad General

03-08-2009, 12:14 PM

Sign me up!

03-08-2009, 01:27 PM
I Definitely Agree.............Nice Work OP

Yours Truly,

03-08-2009, 08:52 PM
where do i sign?
if it's here?

HawaiiD Signature XX

03-08-2009, 09:31 PM
yeah cheers OP , i did that over a month ago and was advised to go about things relatively quiety

yeah regarding the scea and scee sites your spot on about them lackng activity but unfortunately the selfish and up themselves employees over at sony just dont give a toss about 3rd party sites.....which is wrong :(

anyway the way things are just now at scee they are already on their way to updating things for the game

thats all i know ;D ;)

Cool beans, Clint. I hope it bears fruit--not the beans, though technically they are fruit. :D I'm going to attack the issue from the SCEA side more aggressively since I don't think I've ever seen a mod post there since it was created (you guys may not have a separate board at SCEE for EGWT, but at least you have the attention of mods, lol). So I'm hoping to get enough names that if I can get in touch with a SCEA PS forum mod or better yet a SCEA producer by way of a post on the PS Blog with a link to the petition (on the "official" forum where they can't ignore it), they'll know we really mean it. I think I've heard SCEE handles the international server, but it's worth a shot to communicate with SCEA as well. That's my plan, anyway. ;D

Everyone, please be on the lookout this week for a PlayStation Blog (http://blog.us.playstation.com/tag/patapon-2/) post from Chris Hinojosa-Miranda (Associate Producer, SCEA) on the demo for Patapon 2. Chris is also a producer for OOB! So one of us (or several, though not too many) should comment on his PS Blog post this week with a link to the petition (on the SCEA forum!). It's important to do this soon after he posts on the blog. He usually answers questions for the first few hours, so it's critical to 1) keep getting signatures until then and 2) be ready when he posts! If you post on the PS Blog Patapon demo topic, be polite and say something about Patapon to keep it on topic as well (just remember the link to the petition on the SCEA HSG board). Thanks!

03-09-2009, 07:40 AM
I agree with everything especially the limited courses in the high grades, even us G1's only get Silver Peaks, Crown, Oceania and Golfasaurus.
Signed *+#*+*#+*#+

03-09-2009, 08:58 AM
Agreed and signed !!!!!

pippi aka pippiking LOL

03-09-2009, 09:07 AM
Complete agreement

signed Bowlgod300

03-09-2009, 09:14 AM
yep. toro, std clubs/ball, rain, g-rex long tee was not very fun the other day.

03-09-2009, 09:25 AM
Signed, agreed, seconded, ayed, and motion carried.

03-10-2009, 10:35 AM
I agree;

P.S.. Also please add a 50 player game room, with a password option, so this and other HSG fan sites can set up their own tours and special rules for it.

03-10-2009, 10:58 AM


03-10-2009, 11:05 AM
What was the link to the complaint site again? after logging 10 complaints last week alone, I seem to have lost the link. Thx

03-10-2009, 01:36 PM

03-10-2009, 02:05 PM
petition signed below:


03-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Agreed and signed


03-10-2009, 05:12 PM
nice ideas add me

03-10-2009, 07:21 PM
UPDATE: They have locked my petition thread on the SCEA forum. I didn't realize they do not allow petition threads there. Instead I am going to resurrect my suggestions thread from last summer and update it: http://boardsus.playstation.com/playstation/board/message?board.id=hotshotsgolf&message.id=754. Please post there with your ideas and agreement when you get the chance. Thanks to Morpheus for making this thread more visible on the top page--even for a short time--and thanks to everyone who has posted here!

03-10-2009, 07:26 PM
Don't want your voice heard huh :)

03-10-2009, 07:31 PM
im on

03-11-2009, 08:19 AM
I concur! I would like to say 'Interesting rules...' for real. Trial cups for graded play are pointless. Went 3+ hours without a g0 a couple days ago.

03-11-2009, 10:17 AM
I totally agree sign me in

03-11-2009, 10:49 AM
Sign me up!!!


03-11-2009, 06:46 PM
i hope they see this

03-11-2009, 07:18 PM
I hope they care about this, let alone see it.

03-11-2009, 08:25 PM
sign me in!


03-16-2009, 02:40 PM