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OthersGirl
08-16-2010, 08:18 AM
After well over a year of outright refusal, I've finally succumbed to the peer pressure of my friends.

I ordered Minna late last night.

:/

Oh boy. Guess it'll be fun to see the insane tours LOL :)

gypsyball
08-16-2010, 09:11 AM
After well over a year of outright refusal, I've finally succumbed to the peer pressure of my friends.

I ordered Minna late last night.


:eek::eek:WOW:eek::eek:

OthersGirl
08-16-2010, 09:44 AM
yeah. that's how my wallet feels :/

Miill
08-16-2010, 09:52 AM
Well, all I can say: Good luck! :D

gypsyball
08-16-2010, 10:56 AM
Who know once OG gets Minna, she may turn into a super golfer and kick everyones azzez in HSG OB:D;)

OthersGirl
08-16-2010, 11:45 AM
Doubtful.

Ozvaldo
08-16-2010, 12:15 PM
You'll love it OG - Literally 24 hour tours.. You'll make G0 no probs, but you're gonna feel it being in tour full of x3 Ems x3 Masons x3 Dusts etc etc :D

I'm pond life G0 on our server, and will never make G0 on Minna (unless I had 3 months off work and played every day!) - But something tells me you'll be G0 in no time ;)

OthersGirl
08-16-2010, 12:51 PM
lmao I'd be happy to get to g1 there :/

gypsyball
08-16-2010, 01:30 PM
I'm sure you do well in tours OG.

BGunner
08-16-2010, 02:57 PM
I got it 3 weeks ago and it has been a blast. Made it to g0 without a problem but I'll be getting demoted soon as you need more than 8 pts in 20 games. It's ridiculous to see how good they are, I had -24 on highland in a full tour (meaning 10 podium spots) and didn't pod. Missed 1 eag on the par 4 on the back nine and I was toast. Lorefio won that tour with a -27 lol

ne98
08-16-2010, 03:42 PM
OMG JAPANESE are beasts!

OthersGirl
08-16-2010, 03:52 PM
maybe i should cancel order LOLOL

ne98
08-16-2010, 08:45 PM
no og dont cancle... you can send it to me if you want ;)

OthersGirl
08-16-2010, 09:43 PM
hahahahah :) silly boy :)

Frozen_Walkers
08-17-2010, 06:56 PM
Minna is THE place if you really want a tough competition. The regular real rooms / friend rooms are almost non exist. Have fun on Minna OG. AND WELCOME TO HELL. :)

gypsyball
08-18-2010, 02:45 AM
Well, if I can reach G2 in Minna so can OG, she's a much better player than I am;)

OthersGirl
08-18-2010, 08:47 AM
I'll do my best, lol :)
I just look forward to the touring options.
Even if I can't understand what they say, lol! :)

I'll use the translations gypsy emailed me, and I'll figure it out :)
Can't wait!

The-Dreamcaster
08-22-2010, 12:35 PM
It's a laugh. I keep meaning to re-launch my Minna-ness for laughs :D
Just to get G0 and maybe win one :P

OthersGirl
08-22-2010, 12:56 PM
STILL WAITING FOR IT TO ARRIVE.

The caps are for my impatience level.

UGH.

The-Dreamcaster
08-22-2010, 12:58 PM
took basically 2-3 weeks for it to arrive for me and my dad. Then you've got the updates ^_^

OthersGirl
08-22-2010, 02:54 PM
only took pnawz about 5days to get his. Im hoping mine will arrive soon. Getting impatient to be honest. :/

jskillz95
08-22-2010, 03:45 PM
yeah, took 3-4 weeks for mine to arrive and I am in Arizona as well. Finally reached G0 and it is intense. 5 tours, zero pods. Literally zero margin for error or you are done. Also helps to have all characters loyalty levels maxed.

BGunner
08-23-2010, 07:56 AM
I ordered mine from Play-Asia, shipped from Hong King, got to my house in a week (East Coast too.) Worst part was waiting for the install and updates, like 2+ hours :(

OthersGirl
08-23-2010, 09:04 AM
checked again last night, it didnt arrive on saturday either. Ill probably check every day.... but i should just wait a few days and THEN check. Maybe make me less crazy day-to-day.

Nah. :D screw dat :P

I WANT MY MINNA~~

rinoshark
08-23-2010, 01:01 PM
im not too fond of minna. Besides the metric thing, and the not bein able to read anything stuff, the lobby music drowns my hopes before i ever get to the tour. I hate, HATE the music there

reeja19
08-23-2010, 01:27 PM
im not too fond of minna. Besides the metric thing, and the not bein able to read anything stuff, the lobby music drowns my hopes before i ever get to the tour. I hate, HATE the music there


This from the person who said they would dominate that server, blah, blah, blah.... the real reason Rino doesn't like it is cause she can't hang there ;)

gypsyball
08-23-2010, 03:26 PM
the lobby music drowns my hopes before i ever get to the tour. I hate, HATE the music there
To me the lobby music is much better in Minna than in HSG OB.
I'm sure Othersgirl will dominate the Japanese players in Minna:D:cool::);)

OthersGirl
08-23-2010, 03:47 PM
To me the lobby music is much better in Minna than in HSG OB.
I'm sure Othersgirl will dominate the Japanese players in Minna:D:cool::);)


You're crazy gypsy.
I can't compete with the g0s HERE much less those in minna :)
Let's not get silly.
I'll be happy to make g1 there.

gypsyball
08-23-2010, 03:56 PM
OK, you'll dominate the Japanese players with you lobby dance. Now if I could find that clip of her lobby dance.

rinoshark
08-23-2010, 05:31 PM
This from the person who said they would dominate that server, blah, blah, blah.... the real reason Rino doesn't like it is cause she can't hang there ;)


Did i say that? just give me a minute to come up with some excuses K

rinoshark
08-23-2010, 05:36 PM
Excuse 1- God awful stroke inducing lobby music
Excuse 2- Missing a dash attached to a symbol on a god awful translation of a modern language
Excuse 3- *pending*

rinoshark
08-23-2010, 05:38 PM
Excuse 3- Metric, another reason to leave a good thing alone

rinoshark
08-23-2010, 05:38 PM
Excuse 4- *pending*

OthersGirl
08-23-2010, 07:53 PM
lol rino. Love the excuses, keep em coming :)

OthersGirl
08-26-2010, 08:55 AM
I still didn't get it :mad: DAMNIT!

gypsyball
08-26-2010, 11:35 AM
The waiting part sucks.
http://www.hotshotsgolf.com/community/showpost.php?p=102098&postcount=48

OthersGirl
08-26-2010, 01:00 PM
lolol

The-Dreamcaster
08-27-2010, 05:33 AM
Pfft Metric FTW.
The measuring system is much easier to measure y'know. But the translation thing is a pain, but just play everything except trad only and you'll have a barrel full of laughs. You'll also find the japanese tend to pick the much easier tourns over the harder ones.. Something the HSG/EG:WT server doesn't do. I think we relish the challenge of a crazy tourn more in the hope for a lucky break :D

BGunner
08-27-2010, 07:14 AM
Pfft Metric FTW.
The measuring system is much easier to measure y'know. But the translation thing is a pain, but just play everything except trad only and you'll have a barrel full of laughs. You'll also find the japanese tend to pick the much easier tourns over the harder ones.. Something the HSG/EG:WT server doesn't do. I think we relish the challenge of a crazy tourn more in the hope for a lucky break :D

I think you're giving people too much credit. It has nothing to do with relishing the challenge of a tough tournament, it has everything to do with the fact that the vast majority of players are sheep with an extra chromosome (that's the new PC way to say retarded).
They can't wait five extra minutes for a far better tour, instead, yeah, let's play Crown long tee with Toro and everybody's club If people would take 5 minutes when they login and look at the schedule, I mean actually analyze it - look at starting times, finishing times, when the next one will be, etc, then we'd all have a more consistent and enjoyable tournament schedule without the lulls.

OthersGirl
08-27-2010, 07:32 AM
That's true. It annoys me that people always book the very next tour out, when the one after that might be a better tour, or more fun.

I LIKE the penalty tours sometimes tho :) I DO think those are fun :)
(lol,i know i"m weird ;))


On a plus note, my minna arrived yesterday. And after an hour and half of updates and downloads.... i was FINALLY able to get online. Oh how LOVELY to be able to join a g3 tour (lol), no question about getting enough peeps!!!
28 people in my first tour, yay :) Got a podium.

Lemme just say.... the scores were crazy, and for g3??? Top three people (I believe) had -12s.... I got a podium with -11. Nutty! But I'm happy. CMON BLUE NAME :P

:D :D D :D :D :D

gypsyball
08-27-2010, 10:15 AM
28 people in my first tour, yay :) Got a podium.

Lemme just say.... the scores were crazy, and for g3??? Top three people (I believe) had -12s.... I got a podium with -11. Nutty! But I'm happy. CMON BLUE NAME :P

:D :D :D :D :D :D
Look out Japan, OthersGirl has arrived!!!!

OthersGirl
08-27-2010, 10:51 AM
lmfao, gypsy, cut it out.
You're crazy.
THose people are WAY TOO GOOD to hafta look out for me.
Maybe I should be lookin' out -- make sure they don't squish me :o like a bug.

gypsyball
08-27-2010, 11:09 AM
Well you got a pod in one of your 1st tours there. So that's pretty good.;)

rinoshark
08-27-2010, 12:42 PM
I think you're giving people too much credit. It has nothing to do with relishing the challenge of a tough tournament, it has everything to do with the fact that the vast majority of players are sheep with an extra chromosome (that's the new PC way to say retarded).
They can't wait five extra minutes for a far better tour, instead, yeah, let's play Crown long tee with Toro and everybody's club If people would take 5 minutes when they login and look at the schedule, I mean actually analyze it - look at starting times, finishing times, when the next one will be, etc, then we'd all have a more consistent and enjoyable tournament schedule without the lulls.

AMEN. I rarely complain, but when i do, its cause of this ^^^^^^

reeja19
08-27-2010, 12:58 PM
I think you're giving people too much credit. It has nothing to do with relishing the challenge of a tough tournament, it has everything to do with the fact that the vast majority of players are sheep with an extra chromosome (that's the new PC way to say retarded).
They can't wait five extra minutes for a far better tour, instead, yeah, let's play Crown long tee with Toro and everybody's club If people would take 5 minutes when they login and look at the schedule, I mean actually analyze it - look at starting times, finishing times, when the next one will be, etc, then we'd all have a more consistent and enjoyable tournament schedule without the lulls.


Again... well said Gunner :D

OthersGirl
08-28-2010, 12:00 PM
sweet.
got aanother pod, a 2nd.
3 more points til g2 :D :D :D

gypsyball
08-28-2010, 03:12 PM
The best time to play tours on Minna is after 10PM (central time) especially on the weekends.

OthersGirl
08-28-2010, 08:42 PM
yay g2 :)

gypsyball
08-28-2010, 10:13 PM
yay g2 :)
Now you need 12 points to get to G1;)

OthersGirl
08-29-2010, 12:41 AM
lol unlikely
ha

gypsyball
08-31-2010, 02:44 AM
In the tours I've played with OG in Minna, she's been kicking azz. OG will be G0 in no time ;)

OthersGirl
08-31-2010, 07:38 AM
:D That'd be lovely :D

But I doubt that. I played my first g1 tour last night.
HOLY HELL those guys are good in g1!!! WHOA!!!!

Craziness. Seriously.... just crazy.

I've decided that I"ll be happy if I don't get DEMOTED!

gypsyball
09-01-2010, 12:29 PM
I wonder if Minna's G1 is like our G0. Hate to see what G0 is like there.

OthersGirl
09-01-2010, 12:44 PM
lol I probably never Will see that :P

johnboru
09-03-2010, 11:19 AM
I wonder if Minna's G1 is like our G0. Hate to see what G0 is like there.

1 word: insane

p1um5mu991er
09-03-2010, 04:24 PM
all this talk about minna g0 being insane, but i don't see too many people on our server with the ability to win at will. i ain't impressed. more people on one server just means more outliers. if there were the same number of people participating on both servers, the results/scores would be similar.

OthersGirl
09-03-2010, 05:43 PM
I'm sure that's exactly right, however....
The number of "tour-fillers" should be greatly increased as well, and that just doesn't seem to be the case. Unless they just dont bother competing because of the high-level golfers in the tours. I dunno.

It IS insane.
Cmon. I played a g2 tour (g2 for friggs sake) got -11 9out regtee on Euro, and was in 14th place. There were about 30ppl in tour).

I did an oki tour 9out long, intermediate, got -9, and was WAYYYY at the bottom. In g2.

The g1 scores are even more ridiculous.
I mean, sure they mess up too.....
but yeah, it's insane at even the g1 level. It's like our g0, no doubt.

I dont even wanna know about g0.....
Frozen -25 at oki, and not even in podium.
Just saying, that's nuts.

MasonR
09-03-2010, 06:45 PM
It's more as plum said than others would like to believe. It's the sheer volume of players that has the biggest affect on scores and tournament outcomes. They literally have 10-20x the number of players we do that are >active<. Our G0 has very many casual players, simply because there's no higher grade and our points system is a complete joke. Instead of 5 very high quality players bouncing back and forth between their work schedules and the HSG lobbies, there's 100. And behind them you have the semi addicts and the more casual players that make up the rest of the 2000 people online on saturdays.

Just as a reference, last I checked the G3 minna leaderboard was capped at 20,000 users. Twenty thousand and it's capped meaning there is assuredly at least 20,001 people to have logged a G3 tour win. Isn't the OOB G3 board at like 4000? (No clue, just the number that comes to mind). That's 4000 people to have logged a G3 win. I've seen more than that online at a single time on Minna. Granted that's two years ago but c'mon. Under 500 G0 OOB players logged with a win? When I hit Mr. on Minna I was tied with 208 people or so. What number Mr. did Em say he was? Almost as many Mr. players as G0s logged with a win here? :D


G1 and G2 have more G0 quality players in them than we would see under normal circumstances, but there is very much a "tallest" midget contest going on in all grades below G0 on Minna. It's just like the half a dozen people who honestly chase G2 and G1 win totals on our server, but multiply it to fit the population on the minna server.

Who was there when Em and I both shot -21 Crown in the same tour? There were like 15 people I think? Imagine if instead of two lifers and 13 semi-casual/semi-addicted players there were 50 people who consistently play. Not only that, say there are enough tours and players for people to >pick and choose< the tours they play, meaning they can play in favorable conditions. There's no "I'm only using Alex" in HSG OOB, there's "ooh like a tour filled, I'm in." Barring a few Nancies that's how it is with us.

It's more of a product of the number of people, the popularity of the game and the treatment their online server receives than anything else. If we could muster a 50 man tournament more than once a year then maybe we'd see a few -9's not pod in an Oki tournament. And honestly, without disrespecting anyone, -9 Oki not podding in G2 is perfectly fine with me. IMO the top ten should all be -11s or better regardless of rules.

It can be insane, but insanity is usually reserved for one, two people at best in a round, which is no different. You don't see 9 people catching fire in OOB because the tour usually ends up finishing with a grand total of 9 people. Fewer players means the likelihood of someone >not< catching fire is greater, and we're not to be faulted for it.

And even when we >do< see 50 person tours, how many of those people are more than casual-at-best players? 10?

ALSO, Minna players are pampered. They've never seen a rain tour, and rarely have club/ball restrictions, never have Strong wind and hell, if they DID? Oops just look at the tours on floor 2. :/

There are many things to take into consideration when comparing the tour players. I was kind of unorganized and all over the place in this post but I believe I touched on the points that I wanted to.

OthersGirl
09-03-2010, 09:20 PM
Yeah, I suppose all that is true. It doesn't change the fact that when you on, you'd damn sure better be in top form to have a snowballs chance in hell (if that).
And about them being pampered... I'd have to agree with you there.. Sure there are a lot of crazy rules, but it seems like all the tours that they join are the easier ones, without the crazy penalties (kinda sucks but there you have it)

And I've still not seen a rain tour. LOL

It's crazy how different it is.....

Seems odd that the japan server is so packed, yet our international server w/ people from all over the world is usually deadsville.

and about my -9 in oki.. LOL.
I hate okinawa. I've got a crap tv and can't see anything on it, especially in oki.
Add no wind speed to the mix, and im surprised I pulled the 9 outta my *ahem*
LOL :) no offense taken about that... I know my golf doesn't cut it.
It's jsut shocking that in g2 the scores are as good as they are. They're damn sure not like that here.

Tho, with the #s as they are, i guess it makes sense.

Like I said, still doesn't change the shock value when you see the top dogs over there, and so many of them at a time.

WRST170
09-04-2010, 12:56 AM
1 word: insane

I agree with everything that both Mace & Plum state, however within G0 on Minna there are some seriously talented golfers.

A few days ago both JB & i were in a G0 tour on Crown 18h RT novice only, at the 9th hole turnaround the leader was on -13 playing using Suzuki for christ sake, as we all know the bak 9 can be deadly and he missed a few but to finish with the win at -19 :eek::eek::eek: I may not be 1 of the international servers great players but my Pb with an expert on crown is that :confused::confused::confused::confused:

johnboru
09-04-2010, 01:19 AM
To me, the best thing about playing Minna is that it essentially keeps me interested in playing a game I love but had grown a little tired of.

The HSG/EGWT server is a great place to socialise and play a few rounds with some familiar faces but the Minna server is a completely different beast.

I guess its akin to leading Asian or European golfers chancing their arm on the PGA Tour.

It's a massive challenge to be competitive at the top level and the rewards feel stronger (for me anyway) as I know I must have played to my upper limit to have earned even a podium finish.

Cream does rise to the top and that's why the very best of the HSG/EGWT server (who have the game) - MasonR, Albi91, BeEmerson, Canillo, and now Lorefio -- can reel off multiple wins against the very best on Minna. I would guess p1ums, dustsheep, zahovich would be able to as well.

I have 3 G0 wins on Minna so it's easier to remember them and they really needed some exceptional play.

Win 1 = Rex (RT) 9in -12 3006pts (including an ace (11), a holeout (16) and a 19m putt for eagle (17) .... I won on points.
Win 2 = Rex (RT) 9out Sonia only rough +2 -11 (I eagled the first and held on like grim death)
Win 3 = Highland (RT) 9 out - 14 (I had a riser fail on the 1st but managed to alby 3, pinsmash eagle 6, ace 8 and eagle 9 to sneak this one)

The only 'cheap' pod I have is when all but 4 of us net-errored in a 50-player tour... I finished 4th (hahahaha).

p1um5mu991er
09-04-2010, 10:50 AM
thanks for the support, mace. i'm not dogging minna--i do agree that it can keep people interested like boru said, which makes picking up a copy and playing quite tempting. but, all in all, it's a numbers thing, and maybe a teeny bit of the fact that minna has been out for a handful of months longer than hsg/egwt. a lot of good points, mason

jskillz95
09-04-2010, 01:15 PM
Another thing that makes Minna G1 tough if the points system, many G0 demoters are level 18,19, and even 20s. I am not that great of a players, but I have goose-egged my first 8 Minna G0 tours. I also recommend to have all players loyalities maxed, no need to give yourself a disadvantage in these tours.

Frozen_Walkers
09-04-2010, 08:11 PM
I was in 18H Reg Oki and top 10 were all -25 and some of them -25 but no pod because of points. My heart broken game tho, Oki 9 out -12 not even close to the damn pod. One little mistake; Bird outside bulleye = no pod.

Question for Minna people. Did they just update prize? I saw a knight halmet [ Mace signature one ] but with differnt color on a Mr [ Silver or Cream not sure ] Never see it before. And Golfhead ? Saw a G2 guy with no G1 or G0 record walk around with it. Thought that's G0 prize.

Peace

MasonR
09-04-2010, 09:04 PM
The silver armor set has been out as long as the black set. Not sure about the grade the golfhead is given out.