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bcus28
11-27-2008, 02:13 AM
Maybe the new course is coming, I can't think of anything else, but at the same time are they makng moves on Thanksgiving eve?????? shut down at this hour?

cartman1337
11-27-2008, 03:29 AM
Maybe the new course is coming, I can't think of anything else, but at the same time are they makng moves on Thanksgiving eve?????? shut down at this hour?



You know, not every country in the world celebrates the Thanksgiving, so it might not be as strange as you think... ;)

As for the update, we can of course HOPE that it is the course, but it might just as well be the third costume pack, the fluffy new novice character that they've gotten in Japan but not here, the leader boards or maybe even nothing at all... ;) We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best. :)

Astrocreep75
11-27-2008, 09:01 AM
Wow! whatever is going on, it had better be good! It's been 5+ hours and I've even been forced to taka 3 hour nap!! I might even have to play some more HVB!

Morpheus
11-27-2008, 09:18 AM
Yet again, they forward traffic to us for "maintenance information", yet they have given me no details. People are asking me questions, and i have no info for them. Sorry all.... :-\ They said they would try to keep me in the loop in the future, but i guess it slipped their minds this time. Oh well....Thanx Sony for the free promotion of the site ;D


http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr322/hotshotsgolf/sonymaintenance.jpg

yasdad
11-27-2008, 09:24 AM
Wow, that kind of advertising would normally cost a fortune :D Too bad they forgot to pass on the details - it would be great to be able to post a "maintenace details" link on you homepage :)

But it looks like whatever they're doing, it's pretty big :o

Astrocreep75
11-27-2008, 09:29 AM
No doubt Morph, main reason I came by is to see why it is taking soooo long, LOL,but it gave me a great opportunity to add both the Site and Ladder to my bookmarks on the PS3 so that's cool, just hope it is done so cause I only got 4 days off work!!! :P

Roughdawg4
11-27-2008, 09:33 AM
just so you know, anytime there is a server issue it has always said www.hotshotsgolf.com, so they have always given us the shoutout :)

clint_westwood
11-27-2008, 09:36 AM
i typed this so that i can play the arcade ;D

rowdybusch
11-27-2008, 09:41 AM
I wonder what would happen if I delete the above post? ::)

clint_westwood
11-27-2008, 09:42 AM
he would just type something of interest.............


i hope the server comes up soon, i love HSG, its great..

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 09:44 AM
i love vanilla posts

HSG RULEZ!

actually i hate it because it's better than heroin
well, just speculation on that one...

rowdybusch
11-27-2008, 09:44 AM
;D That's a wicked answer!!!!!

Enjoy the arcade sir!

Astrocreep75
11-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Do it, rowdy, LMAO! ... on a side note, C'MON already!!!! I been to bed and back and still no online?!!! Did it take this long for oceania?

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 09:47 AM
can someone tell me how to pronounce oceania, btw?

i say "oh-she-anna" but that ain't right.

"oh-she-annie-uh"?
if it's oh-she-anna wouldn't it be spelled oceana?
darn english

oh WOW i wrote d@mn and it changed to darn
teh internets is smart

clint_westwood
11-27-2008, 09:48 AM
oceania was already in the HSG, you effectively downloaded the key 100kb to unlock it , i would imagine that jurrasic will be fairly big.........

if you remember ending video after challenge mode, it included shots of characters playing at ohhhhhhshhhheeee anna .........remember??, or were you still slabbering over beating anya? lol

hey a useful contribution by mr clint

i call it oh she( the shhh as in a hushing sound, be quiet, thats the way scots say shhh) anna

i guess some will oh sea anna,

or possibly oh sh!t katey

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 09:49 AM
i may have to get out my screwdriver to open up hsg and see what else is hiding in there

rowdybusch
11-27-2008, 09:50 AM
can someone tell me how to pronounce oceania, btw?

i say "oh-she-anna" but that ain't right.

"oh-she-annie-uh"?


I would be incline to say it: Oh-Shan-Eye-Ah
although I find my self saying oh-she-anna

Roughdawg4
11-27-2008, 09:53 AM
shouldn't we be used to useless posts by clint anyway :)

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 09:56 AM
is it ok for me to switch to oh-shan-eye-ah if i've been pronouncing it the other way since it came out?
almost like becoming a giants fan when i was a jets fan forever
or for clint, switching to man u from liverpool

or for me switching to michigan from ohio state
which'll never happen

cartman1337
11-27-2008, 09:59 AM
or for clint, switching to man u from liverpool


Or even worse; switching from Celtic to Rangers (or the other way around) ;)

clint_westwood
11-27-2008, 10:02 AM
wowwwwwwwwwwwwww stop the bus my team is

www.rangers.co.uk

i have no time for celtic whatsoever.....

come on the queens 11

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 10:04 AM
absolutely none of that post made sense

i am such a close-minded american tool
:'(

ah, well, yay football (our version)

yasdad
11-27-2008, 10:06 AM
or for clint, switching to man u from liverpool


Or even worse; switching from Celtic to Rangers (or the other way around) ;)


It's more likely you'd be able to switch arms for legs than Celtic to/from Rangers ;D

But I did switch from Liverpool to Man U about 30 years ago (just abot the time Liverpool were winning everything in sight ::))

clint_westwood
11-27-2008, 10:07 AM
absolutely none of that post made sense

i am such a close-minded american tool
:'(

ah, well, yay football (our version)


yeah your NFL should be charged under the trade description act........

football u say .........and that entails.......punt, kick and 95% of the game with hands???

you guys are crazy, next you be telling me that american blokes have girls names ::)

cartman1337
11-27-2008, 10:09 AM
absolutely none of that post made sense

i am such a close-minded american tool
:'(

ah, well, yay football (our version)


Celtic and Rangers are two soccer teams that both reside in Glasgow, Scotland, and have the city (and country) just about divided in two. No record of side switching have become known throughout history yet. :D Like Plum said; you're more likely to cut off and switch arms and legs than switch from one of those teams to the other...

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 10:12 AM
actually it entails lots of steroid-chomping aliens breaking limbs and performing superhuman acts that even hulk hogan couldn't do
the young hulk hogan

actually, ivara, i think that was yasdad
i ain't switchin' arms for legs, you guys are crazy!
that would totally kill my pi

clint_westwood
11-27-2008, 10:13 AM
hence my devotion to queen and country,


probably the most bitter and hated rivalry in football, and i go everytime they play each other wahooo

interyernan
11-27-2008, 10:15 AM
This will annoy people but hey, thats me! American football can't be classed as football it's just a girls verision of rugby for you softer folk in america who can't take a hit without wearing pads, helmets and guards.

Lets bring the love people, lets bring the love!

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 10:15 AM
and i just check yahoo sports to see who lost and how many fantasy points randy moss picked up
*sob*

and i don't mind that opinion inter (don't you have man-flu or something)--your part of the world is just as passionate about your sport as we are about ours

i would prefer for our fans to set more fires tho

clint_westwood
11-27-2008, 10:18 AM
so what your saying inter is that they all american footballers look like extras from dynasty and dallas.........

i hear ya mate, rugby way tougher !!

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 10:19 AM
you know what's tough?
YOU KNOW WHAT'S TOUGH?
std/std/novice/crown long/rough+2

now THAT'S tough

interyernan
11-27-2008, 10:20 AM
Nah clint you're being polite - i'm calling them a bunch of hairy backed marys!

yasdad
11-27-2008, 10:20 AM
Could we not talk about the rugby at the moment please :'( Poor England :'( Let's talk about Cricket instead ........ oh, right, yes :'( Por England :'( OK, back to football :)

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 10:22 AM
oh my god, hairy backed marys, can i use that?
phenomenal

interyernan
11-27-2008, 10:27 AM
Yasdad i know things aren't going to well for us Brits on the sports front at the moment but at least we play a man's game. Not realise were cr@p at something and design an inferior version of it, take the rules - make them completely screwed up so no-one except americans can understand them or subsequently want to play them. UK rocks - be graterful that you can watch a 90 minute football match that ends 0-0 and still walk away happy with the result.

Roughdawg4
11-27-2008, 10:27 AM
This will annoy people but hey, thats me! American football can't be classed as football it's just a girls verision of rugby for you softer folk in america who can't take a hit without wearing pads, helmets and guards.

Lets bring the love people, lets bring the love!



Uh huh. I played football in highschool and I would like to see u take a hit :)

yasdad
11-27-2008, 10:34 AM
Yasdad i know things aren't going to well for us Brits on the sports front at the moment but at least we play a man's game. Not realise were cr@p at something and design an inferior version of it, take the rules - make them completely screwed up so no-one except americans can understand them or subsequently want to play them. UK rocks - be graterful that you can watch a 90 minute football match that ends 0-0 and still walk away happy with the result.


Yeah, 0-0 is a very British result - everyone's happy-ish, although 5-5 might be a better game to watch ;D

interyernan
11-27-2008, 10:40 AM
FACT: In the mid 80's the New York Giants and Sanfrancisco 49ers were both invited over to the UK to try and help launch an American Football League in the UK. As a promotional event sponsors set up a game between a co-op of the two american footy teams to play our top ranked side of the time Wigan. The game was to be a hybrid of American Football and Rugby Union to accomodate both playing styles so that it could publise both styles of play to the opposing nation. The thing was - the american's turned up ready for action in there pads, helmets and gear only be told that it would be full contact with no protective equipment. Results: Coz they were (as quoted earlier - hairy backed marys) they refused to play, the sponsorship was dropped and they buggered off back to America cause they were puuuuuuuuuuuuuuussssssssssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyysssssss!

yasdad
11-27-2008, 10:45 AM
I wonder if ll this discussion has distracted us enough to forget the servers are down at the moment - has anyone checked lately? It's getting closer to my play time and I want to make up for yesterday's pathetic attempt at playing this game :D

Bo_oB
11-27-2008, 10:50 AM
Still down. Just checked, like i have been doing every 2 minutes for an hour >:(

reeja19
11-27-2008, 10:54 AM
football > soccer - usa > uk happy thanksgiving to all my fellow football watching americans

yasdad
11-27-2008, 10:54 AM
Still down. Just checked, like i have been doing every 2 minutes for an hour >:(


Wow, I wonder if the office cleaners flicked a switch by mistake and now we're waiting for the admins to turn up after a peaceful night's sleep ;D

interyernan
11-27-2008, 10:56 AM
Could it be the new course on our server as well?

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 11:04 AM
BAHHHHHHH that's just crazy talk

interyernan
11-27-2008, 11:06 AM
If you think it, it will come!

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 11:09 AM
ahhhh, ahhhh, i'm thinking hard.....

nope. more advertisements.

Morpheus
11-27-2008, 12:09 PM
just so you know, anytime there is a server issue it has always said www.hotshotsgolf.com, so they have always given us the shoutout :)




Yeah, i know. And every time i talk to the sony webmaster and he say's he'll give me the details the NEXT update, and every time i'm out in the dark again...lol.

MasonR
11-27-2008, 12:40 PM
Anyone hop online yet? What was in the update?

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 12:41 PM
no and no. nothing, no update info anywhere. looked.

Bo_oB
11-27-2008, 01:34 PM
How much longer >:( . I don't know what to do. ???

yasdad
11-27-2008, 02:16 PM
How much longer >:( . I don't know what to do. ???


Erm ... I was online about 90 minutes ago, which was well before the time of the last post ??? I'm not sure what that means ??? I thought Europe and America shared the same server as I can always find my US friends, so how is it that Europe is able to get online ???

Oh, and there was no update or any change to the message text either.

Bo_oB
11-27-2008, 02:37 PM
Just checked and still no luck. Going on 5 hours since I turned it on. If it don't come on soon, I will have to go for dinner at the in-laws instead of HSG :'(

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 02:46 PM
bull, boob, bull.

there's no reason you should prioritize made-up "relatives" over staring at a maintenance screen.
you just do what you've been doing. you're with friends.

Bo_oB
11-27-2008, 03:05 PM
Thanks, I needed that. No change, still under maintenance. I will check back later. :)

yasdad
11-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Thanks, I needed that. No change, still under maintenance. I will check back later. :)


Now it's really odd - I've just played a quick 18 - with all sorts of nationalities :o I hope you can get online soon :)

fried_blowney
11-27-2008, 03:18 PM
Maybe we're getting that Dino course :D:D:D

yasdad
11-27-2008, 04:18 PM
Maybe we're getting that Dino course :D:D:D


For that length of time, you'd expect to get every course on the US and European tours with a few extras thrown in for good measure :o :D

MasonR
11-27-2008, 04:33 PM
Any word yet?

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 04:36 PM
zeee-ro.

must be a lot of new adverts.

Roughdawg4
11-27-2008, 04:36 PM
or a new clothes pack :)

MasonR
11-27-2008, 04:59 PM
plum your vid/pic thingy scares me just a little bit. :'(

interyernan
11-27-2008, 05:10 PM
I'm online right now, has there really been server maintenance all afternoon cause it doesn't look like anything significant has been changed.

Shaq33Cavs33
11-27-2008, 05:19 PM
I have not been able all day to get online and still can not get online. :(
I hope I get it back soon so maybe I can host tonight. :-\

reeja19
11-27-2008, 05:20 PM
So europe can get online but we can't ???

cartman1337
11-27-2008, 05:22 PM
Very strange, this... Thought US and Euro worked with the same servers, but here in Europe we've been able to get on for hours, and you still can't... ???

Over here there is nothing new in the PSN store, and there was no new update text in the game. Still the message from Nov 13th... :(

reeja19
11-27-2008, 05:26 PM
Maybe it has something to do with the holiday ?? ???

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 05:27 PM
better, mace

maybe the us is getting something super extra-secret special that europe doesn't get
like TWO courses
and TWO soccer balls in the lobby

how, bout that, europe? mhm.

cartman1337
11-27-2008, 05:32 PM
better, mace

maybe the us is getting something super extra-secret special that europe doesn't get
like TWO courses
and TWO soccer balls in the lobby

how, bout that, europe? mhm.


Yeah, and pigs can fly... :D

Renren76
11-27-2008, 05:38 PM
This is my first post ever on this site, and it's just about killing me that the online is still not working! Does anyone know WTH is going on? All day I've been trying, and all day, maintenance. ???

Morpheus
11-27-2008, 06:08 PM
Unfortunately not >:(

interyernan
11-27-2008, 06:09 PM
Here's hoping all you guys in the US are having a happy Thanksgiving. ;D

interyernan
11-27-2008, 06:24 PM
Right somethings not right - there are maybe 10 people online at the moment. Cartman and i are walking around with nothing to do. I'm logging off for the night so reeja our ladder match that was supposed to go ahead at 8pm est/1pm gmt will have to take place tomorrow night now. You guys clearly aren't gonna get on the server at the moment so i will also offer my services at the weekend for hosting a couple of league games without the penalty if RD's are over crowded.

reeja19
11-27-2008, 06:27 PM
Nan our match is tomorrow ::)

interyernan
11-27-2008, 06:32 PM
FFS - if i'd know that i would have gone to bed 2 hours ago!

Bo_oB
11-27-2008, 06:57 PM
OK Now. This just plain sux!!!!! I just got home to play some HSG and still nothing. 10 hrs of maintenance during a day which should be spent feasting,football and golf. Hope something comes on soon. I might have to spend more time with my family ::)

BGunner
11-27-2008, 06:58 PM
20 hours and counting...(got home at 4am est and tried to get on, been trying all day) but it appears that people with EGWT can login without a problem. Anyone with HSG can't get online. Thanks, Clap Hanz for this wonderful Thanksgiving treat. Is this finally documentable proof that they truly hate us? ;) Weird how it only is affecting HSG owners as it is the same server.

Roughdawg4
11-27-2008, 07:11 PM
It doesn't show that they hate us, it just shows they don't give a $hit. This better be good to be offline this much.

reeja19
11-27-2008, 07:22 PM
Am I the only one with withdrawal symptoms :'(

kumanzc
11-27-2008, 07:28 PM
Maybe we are being merged to the Japanese server and Europe is being left to their own.

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 07:45 PM
you all have to understand that it takes TIME for the Clap Hanz staff to manually schedule all tournaments for the next month and include all eight courses. i'm certain the new course and the all-new schedule will be up and running within the next hour.

Bo_oB
11-27-2008, 08:05 PM
you all have to understand that it takes TIME for the Clap Hanz staff to manually schedule all tournaments for the next month and include all eight courses. i'm certain the new course and the all-new schedule will be up and running within the next hour.


This is a test and only a test. The info in the previous post may or not be true. It is a test to see if anyone is still holding out to play HSG today or decide to just go to bed. "This has been a test of the HSG withdrawal system".

BGunner
11-27-2008, 08:09 PM
That's some serious optimism there, p1. You like being called p1, right? I hope you're right, but I'm leaning more toward a mere oversight in "turning us back on" or the maintenance took until the end of the tech's shift and OT wasn't a budget option.

Roughdawg4
11-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Or maybe the monkey they had operating the repeat tournament button got bored

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 08:17 PM
yeah, they forgot to flip the switch, or somebody tripped over the plug

don't know about anyone else, but i scored four personal bests, two aces, and a new putt record while waiting for this nonsense.
i think i've actually had enough playing for the night

unless the server comes back ahahahahahah i have a problem

Roughdawg4
11-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Why don't you spend thanksgiving with your family? That could be a nice break from the game.

p1um5mu991er
11-27-2008, 08:40 PM
nice idea, but i stayed home this year. got a lot of holiday stuff next month, so my parents are giving me a "break", so to speak.
i drive a lot for my job and they're a couple of hours away.

BGunner
11-27-2008, 08:42 PM
I'm trying to spend time with my family but it won't let me online. Hahaha ... I have the shakes.

Raindude
11-27-2008, 08:49 PM
Still down, had to start all over since I got a new (old model) PS3. I couldn't save my old game data so I guess this gives me time to redue the offline games and have a few characters available once this comes back up... sigh....

antici...pation!!!!

dogleg6
11-27-2008, 09:17 PM
Has the voice chat been working well? Maybe this is what they are working on.

Bo_oB
11-27-2008, 09:18 PM
After 12 1/2 hrs waiting. I am calling it a night and going to bed. I am hoping to have pleasant dreams "new course " and a few good hours online for "black friday" . Look me up for a round or ladder match anyone. Good night all. :'(

BGunner
11-27-2008, 09:26 PM
Voice chat has been great, no problems.

dogleg6
11-27-2008, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the reply. I tried to hook up last night for some voice golfing but may not of had luck finding anyone with a mic. You don't have to do anything out of the ordinary do you?

BGunner
11-27-2008, 10:09 PM
Once you have chosen your character and you're in the waiting area of a match. Each player has to press start go to voice chat on and press X.

rEdLiNe_RyAn
11-27-2008, 10:19 PM
this sucks im going 2 bed !

SphinxnihpS
11-27-2008, 10:49 PM
omg i played the anya match 6 times from... i dunno, insanity.

lol, it's Plum Smuggler; amiright? (how fitting for the holidays :D)

Astrocreep75
11-28-2008, 02:39 AM
OK...my last 24 hours

4 AM Server down, I stare at screen blankly and say to myself, it's OK we'll get thru this, maintenance has never taken very long. Just pretend you WANT to do something else for awhile and we'll be back on before you know it.

4 AM to 6 AM play offline while every half hour, checking online status, and under breathe cursing.

6 AM Last check prompts an out loud yelp, not unlike a dog whose tail has just been stepped on, decision is made to get some sleep so I'll " be ready " when server comes back.

6 AM to 9 AM Sleep

9 AM I jolt awake for no apparent reason and drag myself back out to the living room and check status .. pain shoots thru the left part of my chest as I read the words. I fall to the couch and spend the next hour doing various calming techniques while trying not to pass out.

10 AM I compose my wits by realizing, after having read it for the 20th time, that the maintenance posting says to check hotshotsgolf.com for info, I think, hey I wanted to go back on there anyways and read some stuff so why not find out what's going on?

10:15 AM Shock, dismay, frustration, pain ... no info .. out of the loop .. on an island .. no hope .. as I am unable to see homepage bright letter posting with specific time for return of my virtual drug.
I read a few posts about possibility of a new course and a wave of relief fills my body, after all I'd been complaining about wanting another course for some time.

10:30 AM to 2 PM I make a few posts then return to the couch for repeated attempts to get my drugs while playing HVB and offline golf, even resorting to helping wife and kids profile to MAX players as mine are all done.

2 PM Company arrives and with no drug I am forced to relinquish the PS3 for blue ray viewing of Hancock, which I've already seen, half an hour into movie and I'm bored to death, tired, cranky, and starting stupid arguments with family members as all holidays go. I make my last conscious decision that I need more sleep for the return and go back to bed.

3 PM to 12 AM I sleep thru dinner and everyone being here, wife comes in after last person leaves and tells me what time it is, gets me jumping from the bed by saying I shouldn't have any problem getting online now...Oh yeah and dinner is in the microwave.

12 AM to current I heat up dinner and eat as I'm logging in, damn near drop the plate in horror as I read the maintenance montage thru hazy eyes. I repeat the attempt at least 50 times determined that the next one will let me in, I unplug and reboot router and modem, computer .. even unplugged the phone and plugged it back in .. nothing .. nada .. zilch .. zero .. Now I'm pissed off and am plotting, I'll use the new age era of the middle finger and send an e-mail to clap hanz, tell them exactly what I think of this bullsh!t. I search the web and cannot find a link to them, now I begin to wonder if it even exists, is this real? is this happening? Maybe we need to get the pentagon involved .. no that's crazy, just a game right?!
I call 411 and ask the operator if she knows why the server is down and she tells me she'd have no way of knowing and after politely listening to me rant my previous details of the day, tells me that I should seek alternative enjoyment ... thanks for nothing lady, CLICK!
now I'm posting this and will fumble around blindly for the next few hours trying to figure out, minute by minute how to maintain what sanity I have left .. my greatest fear now being, when I do get my drug back, will I EVER be able to log back OFF?!

clint_westwood
11-28-2008, 03:14 AM
could tell something was not right las night, i wnt on at 11.00pm GMT in to floor 1/lobby 1 and there were 7 people in .........overall it said 29 people online.....

entered G0 tour but only 8 players were there.......

so it just shows you we in europe cant really do G0 without the american servers!!!

i ended up just chatting to koala bears up in the top left hand corner........they did not have much to say mind you!!!

koudman
11-28-2008, 03:27 AM
I have a copy of HSG and not EGWT so I wasn't able to get online as well... Stupid that it seems to be separate servers after all but this also opens up the opportunity to merge global servers!

Get us up to date with JP server and go-go-go-go.

PS - After looking at the server maintenance screen I popped in Minna to work on loyalty but check whether there were any games going at 7am JP time. Only to find that there was a G1 and G0 with more than 10 participants ;D

clint_westwood
11-28-2008, 03:49 AM
i been doing a bit of loyalty on minna but not too bothered, i did however the other night rattle thru all the offline challenges that the scores were + and got them all under, i know it achieves nothing but thats just me and my OCD.....

i think i need major points or its g2 for me koudo........again!!!, lets hope i bounce back after 8 games again.

you getting new course......

yasdad
11-28-2008, 05:56 AM
Well I don't know about the US, but in the UK (and pressumably Europe too) we now have a problem! I work from home half a day, and during my lunch break I like to go online for a few holes - not today:

The lobbies seem to flicker between "0 participants" and "cannot enter" - only 11 people seemed to be online anyway, so I didn't bother, but something is definitely up.

cartman1337
11-28-2008, 06:13 AM
Well I don't know about the US, but in the UK (and pressumably Europe too) we now have a problem! I work from home half a day, and during my lunch break I like to go online for a few holes - not today:

The lobbies seem to flicker between "0 participants" and "cannot enter" - only 11 people seemed to be online anyway, so I didn't bother, but something is definitely up.


Is our friend, the server, dying? Maybe they're shutting us down completely, and port us over to the Jpn server? No wait, that would just be seriously wishful thinking... Sorry for posting such thought in your heads, I guess I'm evil... :D

Morpheus
11-28-2008, 06:45 AM
how awesome would that be!

Astrocreep75
11-28-2008, 07:01 AM
I don't rightly give a crap what they're doing anymore, just want it to be done! Cripes! only had 4 days off work and have now spent almost half of them staring at a black screen before cursing and going back to offline play. :'(

Raindude
11-28-2008, 07:13 AM
It's 7:20 am CST and they're STILL working on the %&$* servers???? What gives???? As said before did whoever was suposed to be working on them take off to Thanksgiving dinner and FORGET to turn them back on?? Looks like they will be down ALL WEEKEND at this rate... :( and my only 2 days off too... :(


Makes me almost want to play Halo.... ALMOST!!!! he he....

koudman
11-28-2008, 07:30 AM
i think i need major points or its g2 for me koudo........again!!!, lets hope i bounce back after 8 games again.

you getting new course......


I will get new course but my minna account is on the TW store and that didn't have the course yesterday :( Hope it gets here today....

I made 7 points in G1 and am now playing everything (eagle required, suzuki only, oceania long tee for instance, only 2 eagles on the 9 holes very short pod list :), lipped mine eagle after 2 rabbits to green :/). Result is that after 16 games I am still at 7 points :)

So for G1 as long as I pick my tourneys wisely I will survive with a drop back to G2 every now and then. G0 might happen every so often so I might pick up some pity prizes there ;)

kaylee30
11-28-2008, 07:42 AM
Does anyone know when it will be fixed? Says to come online for info...but I don't see any info....what's up with that crap?!? >:(

rowdybusch
11-28-2008, 07:49 AM
Does anyone know when it will be fixed? Says to come online for info...but I don't see any info....what's up with that crap?!? >:(


Sorry to inform you that the game directs you to this site but they have yet to pass along
any information about the current server maintenance issues.

p1um5mu991er
11-28-2008, 07:53 AM
ya, morph should post a huge banner on the front page encouraging disgruntled people to go to claphanz.co.jp. they're bound to get as much info as they gave us.

yasdad
11-28-2008, 07:56 AM
Just to add to my earlier post about the Eurpoean/UK side of things: We now seem to be OK again - I went online for a few minutes bash around (literally) and there were a few people playing and no more problems with not being able to get in rooms.

So maybe that's a sign that they are working on it, or maybe not - fingers crossed. I need the US players back so that I might stand a chance of getting in some tournaments with 10 players - so far I've still only managed 1 despite many attempts to find them???

Come on Clap Hanz, GET IT SORTED! :)

Shaq33Cavs33
11-28-2008, 09:35 AM
This is BS folks, I just tried to go online and its still saying maintenance crap and to check out this site. >:(

Can any1 else still NOT get online?!?!? :(

KRONZZZ
11-28-2008, 09:41 AM
What in the bloody hell is up with the servers, i've been trying to get online since last night! they best be adding that new course to make up for :P but like that will happen

SphinxnihpS
11-28-2008, 09:46 AM
Still down.

ehh, other games...

reeja19
11-28-2008, 09:58 AM
It has to have something to do with the holiday. Like whoever should be around to turn it on is not there >:(

Raindude
11-28-2008, 10:04 AM
As said, don't expect the US servers to come back up until Monday. The person (or squirrel) who's in charge of it MUST be on a long holiday weekend. Maybe even got caught up in "Black Friday" mess.

We'll have to wait and see.

Just sucks that I can't play with my only 2 days off in about 4 months (I work 2 jobs).

SphinxnihpS
11-28-2008, 10:15 AM
I checked the PS Store, and found.... nothing new to buy, so...

dogleg6
11-28-2008, 10:40 AM
Considering the server message sends us to this web site you would think that they might at least give us some insight as to what is going on or for how long. So if there is a rep of HSG reading these posts please reply!

Iamdreamn1
11-28-2008, 10:44 AM
:'( I wish that they would get the server back up so us loyal gamers could play with all our friends. I haven't played golf offline in so long it is very lonely. Crossing fingers that it will be up soon.

PyramidHead
11-28-2008, 11:04 AM
This really sucks indeed. Having withdrawals...

fried_blowney
11-28-2008, 12:04 PM
Look at it this way; how many new members have joined because of this :P

DHCurry88
11-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Considering the server message sends us to this web site you would think that they might at least give us some insight as to what is going on or for how long. So if there is a rep of HSG reading these posts please reply!


I agree with you completely. Some info would be nice.

dvdjamm
11-28-2008, 12:43 PM
I hope there's some good improvements to make up for the server to be out for so long...But at the same time,I'm not expecting much...

interyernan
11-28-2008, 12:53 PM
Are you guys still not up and running yet?

reeja19
11-28-2008, 12:59 PM
No still down :'(

KRONZZZ
11-28-2008, 01:21 PM
Clap hanz has neglected us once again .... I dont get why the Japanese get everything before we do when they could just port it to us at the same time .. I bet we dont get the new course until after the new year ffs. The maintenance is obviously done by now so wtf is up with the international server not being available. Maybe if they gave us the same treatment as minna we would have a bigger online community and dont even get me started on the repetitive g0 tourneys we get on the same 3 courses over and over again. Im sorry for the rant but i finally have a whole day off from work and cant even play my favorite game online, this blows!

LongShot530
11-28-2008, 01:49 PM
Gotta agree with everyone else...clap hanz dropped the ball on this one. Seems like something unexpected happened beings that there was no notification on the lobby entrance page or anything. Seems like they were getting pretty good at letting us know when things were going to be down, and then all of a sudden things just implode. :'( Oh well maybe there be a big shiny present (new course) at then end of all this. ;D

Also going through witdrawals :(

reeja19
11-28-2008, 01:52 PM
I doubt it will do any good, but I emailed a complaint to clap hanz >:(

interyernan
11-28-2008, 01:53 PM
KRONZZ, sit back relax, breath, just remember..........your girlfriend is really FITTTTTTT! I'm sure there are other things you can be doing. ;)

p1um5mu991er
11-28-2008, 02:21 PM
wondering who would mention that first

and when are you going to get off the phone nan?

ElectroFox
11-28-2008, 03:55 PM
My weekend just passed (thurs-friday) without hot shots golf. How about someone phone clap handz and ask whats the deal.. well, i think we already know what they'll say.

BGunner
11-28-2008, 05:11 PM
We should ask Shihiko to write them an email in Japanese. Much more likelihood that it would be read, I'm guessing.

Shaq33Cavs33
11-28-2008, 05:30 PM
I hope they did NOT shut down the OOB server. Its only been on out since March 18/08. (about 8 months)
It will screw up this entire site practically with whats all going on for this game. :(

Roughdawg4
11-28-2008, 05:38 PM
this is messed up

Morpheus
11-28-2008, 05:52 PM
Its really unprecedented that a server be shut down this soon after its launch, and probably a stretch for us to even consider it. My best guess is, whether it was a scheduled outage or an emergency outage, there were some critical network issues that forced this course of action.

Frankly, it would frankly be VERY unresponsible of them to do such a thing (shut down servers), not to mention i'm sure there are some sort of service agreements in place between Clap Hanz and Sony. If Clap Hanz had the power to simply flip the switch whenver they felt like it, that would be messin' with Sony's money, and i'm sure they have all kinds of fine print to protect them from that.

So, i'm just hoping they get their issue worked out as fast as they can.

BGunner
11-28-2008, 05:53 PM
I hope they did NOT shut down the OOB server. Its only been on out since March 18/08. (about 8 months)
It will screw up this entire site practically with whats all going on for this game. :(


Well I don't think that's likely seeing that the HSG4 servers were online for 4 years and even after OB was released.

interyernan
11-28-2008, 05:57 PM
How long have you guys been down for now?
Reeja - we'll re-org the ladder match for when you guys are up and running again - can't really accuse you of a forfeit for not showing up now can i!
RD - regarding league, should all the guys who haven't managed to complete this weeks round of games be allowed a do over that means they can do Okinawa LT and Euro LT over the next week without penalty. I'll happily host any additional games should it be required.

MasonR
11-28-2008, 05:59 PM
Just a thought. For anyone who hasn't been active in two weeks and are about to get their ladder accounts suspended, maybe give them an extra day or two (or however long the maintenance is taking).

Morpheus
11-28-2008, 05:59 PM
How long have you guys been down for now?


I can confirm it was down as early as 3am EST yesterday (Thurs, Nov 27).

reeja19
11-28-2008, 06:00 PM
There is no way they shut it down, they are required to give 30 day notice before shutting it down. I think it definitely has something to do with the holiday and hopefully it will be back up by monday. Nan yeah I called and got the server shut off so you wouldn't be able to beat me again ;)

BGunner
11-28-2008, 06:02 PM
going on 36 hours. Good times, really good times. Today truly is Black Friday.

ClayBoy31991
11-28-2008, 06:04 PM
I sure hope the servers didnt get shut down. But Im pretty sure that they werent bcuz Clap Hanz knows that there will be some more ppl on this Earth( like me, hopefully) that will buy HSG OB and they also know that some of those ppl will give online play a try. I think it would be pointless to shut down the servers this early.

bcus28
11-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Alright everyone.......go offline and set up Highland back tees with all the rules besides beach ball cup, and take a picture of the end of the round and post back here ;D

Just throwing out ideas to curb the craving :D

rinoshark
11-28-2008, 06:15 PM
i was getting ready to try and get on. is it a waste of my time??? still not friggin up???

bcus28
11-28-2008, 06:21 PM
Nope, not up yet. I wish it would hurry up so I can start drinking ;)

rinoshark
11-28-2008, 06:55 PM
oops, we waiting, .........putting it down, promise

rowdybusch
11-28-2008, 07:09 PM
Alright everyone.......go offline and set up Highland back tees with all the rules besides beach ball cup, and take a picture of the end of the round and post back here ;D

Just throwing out ideas to curb the craving :D


As requested: You can only turn on 4 rules & strong wind

Here it is and it's not pretty!

bcus28
11-28-2008, 07:21 PM
Alright everyone.......go offline and set up Highland back tees with all the rules besides beach ball cup, and take a picture of the end of the round and post back here ;D

Just throwing out ideas to curb the craving :D


As requested: You can only turn on 4 rules & strong wind

Here it is and it's not pretty!

That looks my normal game!

I'd join in but I have no camera :-\

Up_Da_Wahzoo
11-28-2008, 07:31 PM
hi everyone, im thinkin its not good.its now been over 36 hours.ive been playin online games since the dawn. and i have never seen any game down this long.they could have rebooted the entire system from scratch in about 4 hours. im thinkin its a money issue or even worse legal problems wedsday night i played in a tourny with 2 people with horrible screen names.one i tried to talk out of using several times.the other one is so bad i literally thought thats gonna get hsg shut down and sony in bigtime trouble either way we are not lookin good here people

bcus28
11-28-2008, 07:40 PM
Hmm I just got booted form the PSN, but my computer is fine.

gorgeousdre
11-28-2008, 07:59 PM
*Strolls into topic after not being "home" since Tuesday*

HHHHmmmmmmmm

Yep, it's over.

R.I.P. HSG OoB

And I'm being as serious as possible. It's permanant. I made another topic on gamefaqs before I came here and I no longer think that they are even combining servers. This does NOT look good. At all...

Roughdawg4
11-28-2008, 08:07 PM
oob had a good run. Wait a second no it didnt :)

LongShot530
11-28-2008, 08:07 PM
:'( :'( :'(

gorgeousdre
11-28-2008, 08:22 PM
lol RD; so damn true!
:'(

BGunner
11-28-2008, 08:27 PM
it's not over, shut down, etc. HSG4's servers made this one look crowded. You were happy in the last 6 months before OB came out, if there were >10 people online. Yet that server remained up until this June.

ClayBoy31991
11-28-2008, 08:41 PM
I actually Googled this topic not that long ago to see if I could find any more info about this problem. But what did I find? Absolutely nothing about this week's server issue. But I dont think HSG OB is dead. Its too early to be shut down. I say Clap Hanz got lazy and forgot about the servers.

Bo_oB
11-28-2008, 08:43 PM
OK guys, Got my round in as specified. All 4 rules and strong wind. Lets do another one. plz plz plz plz plz. Im having withdrawal and this curbs the cravings. ;D

kumanzc
11-28-2008, 08:51 PM
If its not up yet, do you think it'll be up before Monday? I figure they had problems on Thursday and took a long weekend when they couldn't fix it after a couple of tries. ??? :'(

dogleg6
11-28-2008, 11:07 PM
why do you think they would go thru the hassle of finally adding voice chat only to go under weeks later? that makes no sense.

MasonR
11-28-2008, 11:11 PM
Hello all! I am not too sure what the delay is on this maintenance issue but I sure want to play you all again online soon. *Anyways I hear that a new character will be added & a new course as well.* The Toro character is a Cat & the new course is called the Jurassic! Hummm sounds like a dinosaur course! LOL! Anyway, I believe they are converting these two items on the server & it is taking a while to do so (Japanese’s to English). Well I hope to see you online soon! Have a great weekend you all!

ske1974




;D This guy wins the internet for being the most upbeat person talking about this issue.

BGunner
11-28-2008, 11:22 PM
Truly a glass-half-full kinda guy. ;)

kmal05
11-28-2008, 11:36 PM
.....STILL DOWN???????????????????????????????

kmal05
11-28-2008, 11:39 PM
Is Everyone Still getting the "UNDER MAINTENANCE" message?

LongShot530
11-29-2008, 12:02 AM
As of about 30 minutes ago, yes STILL under maintenance.

drive2much14
11-29-2008, 12:31 AM
Its back up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ske1974
11-29-2008, 10:38 AM
:)

bcus28
12-04-2008, 01:58 AM
again ey?


I had better chance of hooking up with hefty sex friend and I decided to do this.

And yes, thick girl the way i prefer.

Such a bad decision now that there's no golf to play, right?

bcus28
12-04-2008, 02:41 AM
Me and my "friend" made this perfect timing. Back to normal business hours everyone.

yasdad
12-04-2008, 02:45 AM
Me and my "friend" made this perfect timing. Back to normal business hours everyone.


LOL, your last 2 posts bring a whole new meaning to drive2much14's post: it's back up!!!!!!!! :o ;D ;D :o ;D

So, it's true: there other things to do than golf :o ;D

bcus28
12-11-2008, 03:28 PM
I might be behind on the times, but does anyone know if there will be server maintenance later tonight? And if so, does this happen every Thursday, or just sometimes?

yasdad
12-11-2008, 03:50 PM
I might be behind on the times, but does anyone know if there will be server maintenance later tonight? And if so, does this happen every Thursday, or just sometimes?


I'm not 100% certain, but I've just logged in and there was no update. Don't know about any server maintenance though..

bcus28
12-11-2008, 03:58 PM
I might be behind on the times, but does anyone know if there will be server maintenance later tonight? And if so, does this happen every Thursday, or just sometimes?


I'm not 100% certain, but I've just logged in and there was no update. Don't know about any server maintenance though..


Yea I think the updates are not neccessarily a function of the server maintenance. I was just wondering if this happens every Thursday or just sometimes. Last Thursday the maintenance was from about 3am-4am EST. I plan doing some marathon golfing tonight and it's a bummer when all of the sudden the scrolling ticker maintenance thing pops up :-[

BGunner
12-11-2008, 07:17 PM
Good to know, B, because I, as well, plan to sit down with a sixer or two around midnight for the night owl shift. See you there..

bcus28
12-11-2008, 08:06 PM
Good to know, B, because I, as well, plan to sit down with a sixer or two around midnight for the night owl shift. See you there..


Cool bro, should be there, just logging in now. BTW, will you be getting a shift differential?

bcus28
12-18-2008, 01:34 AM
Well its now, probably for atleat an hour.

bcus28
01-15-2009, 01:50 AM
Server Maintenance occurance.

bcus28
01-15-2009, 02:02 AM
Just started at 3:01 EST

Cramramdon max out Toro ???

OthersGirl
08-25-2010, 10:06 PM
The current server problems had BETTER NOT turn into another one of THESE situations. Do you guys remember this? OMigod I was tripping.

Oh go to about 1/2way through the thread and read astro's post about his last 24 hours :) Damn, we were addicted.

tommpat2000
08-25-2010, 10:09 PM
So this is t coming back tonight ?

OthersGirl
08-25-2010, 10:09 PM
who the heck knows. ;(

rinoshark
08-26-2010, 12:52 AM
OK...my last 24 hours

4 AM Server down, I stare at screen blankly and say to myself, it's OK we'll get thru this, maintenance has never taken very long. Just pretend you WANT to do something else for awhile and we'll be back on before you know it.

4 AM to 6 AM play offline while every half hour, checking online status, and under breathe cursing.

6 AM Last check prompts an out loud yelp, not unlike a dog whose tail has just been stepped on, decision is made to get some sleep so I'll " be ready " when server comes back.

6 AM to 9 AM Sleep

9 AM I jolt awake for no apparent reason and drag myself back out to the living room and check status .. pain shoots thru the left part of my chest as I read the words. I fall to the couch and spend the next hour doing various calming techniques while trying not to pass out.

10 AM I compose my wits by realizing, after having read it for the 20th time, that the maintenance posting says to check hotshotsgolf.com for info, I think, hey I wanted to go back on there anyways and read some stuff so why not find out what's going on?

10:15 AM Shock, dismay, frustration, pain ... no info .. out of the loop .. on an island .. no hope .. as I am unable to see homepage bright letter posting with specific time for return of my virtual drug.
I read a few posts about possibility of a new course and a wave of relief fills my body, after all I'd been complaining about wanting another course for some time.

10:30 AM to 2 PM I make a few posts then return to the couch for repeated attempts to get my drugs while playing HVB and offline golf, even resorting to helping wife and kids profile to MAX players as mine are all done.

2 PM Company arrives and with no drug I am forced to relinquish the PS3 for blue ray viewing of Hancock, which I've already seen, half an hour into movie and I'm bored to death, tired, cranky, and starting stupid arguments with family members as all holidays go. I make my last conscious decision that I need more sleep for the return and go back to bed.

3 PM to 12 AM I sleep thru dinner and everyone being here, wife comes in after last person leaves and tells me what time it is, gets me jumping from the bed by saying I shouldn't have any problem getting online now...Oh yeah and dinner is in the microwave.

12 AM to current I heat up dinner and eat as I'm logging in, damn near drop the plate in horror as I read the maintenance montage thru hazy eyes. I repeat the attempt at least 50 times determined that the next one will let me in, I unplug and reboot router and modem, computer .. even unplugged the phone and plugged it back in .. nothing .. nada .. zilch .. zero .. Now I'm pissed off and am plotting, I'll use the new age era of the middle finger and send an e-mail to clap hanz, tell them exactly what I think of this bullsh!t. I search the web and cannot find a link to them, now I begin to wonder if it even exists, is this real? is this happening? Maybe we need to get the pentagon involved .. no that's crazy, just a game right?!
I call 411 and ask the operator if she knows why the server is down and she tells me she'd have no way of knowing and after politely listening to me rant my previous details of the day, tells me that I should seek alternative enjoyment ... thanks for nothing lady, CLICK!
now I'm posting this and will fumble around blindly for the next few hours trying to figure out, minute by minute how to maintain what sanity I have left .. my greatest fear now being, when I do get my drug back, will I EVER be able to log back OFF?!



CLASSIC

bcus28
08-26-2010, 07:18 AM
haha unplug and plug the phone back in and still nothing :)

OthersGirl
08-26-2010, 08:43 AM
i know ;) His post is actually why I looked up this thread. I was laughing, remembering. I just HAD to share it with my boyfriend. Astro perfectly described our panic, fear, anger, and everything.

We were SOOOO pissed!!!

tommpat2000
08-26-2010, 12:13 PM
Still down for everyone?