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TO PASS OR NOT TO PASS

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Post by Paul on Mon 07 Dec 2015, 20:18


  • pdb1

    6,671 Posts
    10-04-2015 7:35 AM




    • pdb1
      5,431 Posts
      07-06-2015 8:11 AM

       That is still the most asked question in my CC.
        When is the optimum time ? How can I assure most XP's are going to the CC ?
        Why can I be playing a round without a pass and still receive max XP's at the end of the round ?
        Why does it sometimes give me only a few points at 8:00 PM and sometimes give me alot ?
        Is there really a rhyme and reason to all this ?
        These questions and more continue to plague me . I have relayed all the info I can . Everyone knows the clock restarts at 12 hours when a pass is used . But never seems to give optimum points . 
        There are many that are trying to pay attention to some sort of consistent pattern and don't seem to be able to get a handle on one . 
        Is there an easier way to describe a protocol to E1 ?





    • YankeeJim
      18,097 Posts
      07-06-2015 8:32 AM

      Tell them to use the pass when they play IF the CDP arrow is red. That way the finished round gets them the daily bonus.






    • twinponds169
      155 Posts
      07-06-2015 8:37 AM

       I average right around 1900 cc points a day with the two free passes that are given each day. The two key factors are playing a game every day if possible and making sure you are using a pass on your "official first game of the day". That first game does not mean you got up, poured some coffee and teed off. It goes by the clock near the top right of the game client screen.. Now my "first game of the day is the one I play after 8 PM my time, so I may have already played a few games, but not my first game of the day.
      The "first game of the day" is when you get rewarded the BIG XP points for consecutive days played. It maxes out at 880 additional bonus points which I believe takes just 8 consecutive days played to reach and then maintain. If you play an 18 hole round you will end up with about 1400 points for that pass. Since you get a pass every 12 hours, you have an additional opportunity, playing another 18 hole round gets about 500 more points.
      The clock I mentioned is a countdown clock to that official first game of the day., mine is at 8PM. If I happen to have joined a skins game or matchplay or any game for that manner before my 8PM time and I am still in that game right at 8PM, then WGT takes it as my first game of the day, so if you did not start it with the pass you will miss out on the 880 for the club.
      It is best to play an 18 hole tournament round for most points. When Best of Par 5's is in that form it gives you a few more as well. Sometimes due to my schedule I kind of flub up my pass being available when my "first game played" time begins, so if I want to play right then and don't want to wait for my pass then I just buy one. I've only played this game for 8 months and I have probably bought maybe 2 dozen passes over that time. we are only talking about 37 cents here, lol. In just those 8 months I am closing in on 400,000 points for the club so this works out fairly well.
      I am sure I am missing a few other points here, perhaps others will chip in some info, but i hope this helps you.
      Happy Hitting
      TP





    • alosso
      12,592 Posts
      07-06-2015 8:55 AM

       
       YankeeJim:
       
      Tell them to use the pass when they play IF the CDP arrow is red. That way the finished round gets them the daily bonus.


       
       
       
      This, and have a look at the clock on the right. It will tell your people when to expect the next CDP bonus and the maximum XPs available. It is fixed to UTC, or GMT time, ignoring daylight saving time. We must finish a game within one GMT day for the CDP. The local daytime varies, e.g. 8 pm EDT in New York.
      Other item, CC pass. Each CC member should get a free pass 12 hours after he has put the last pass in his possession into use, clicking on the "Use pass" button at the start of a game.
       
      Simple procedure, following YJ: Spare a CC pass, don't use it prematurely. Wait until the arrow is read. Start any solo game fitting to the personal schedule, use the pass, finish the game(!!), get approx. 1,000 XPs for yourself and for the CC.
      Advanced procedure, using the characteristics of these items:
      Start a solo game using a free pass available, hold the game until 12:01 am GMT, finish the game, maybe only the last putts. Same amount of personal and CC XPs, but the CC pass's clock has started when you started the game and you get the next pass earlier.





    • YankeeJim
      18,097 Posts
      07-06-2015 9:01 AM

      I think the OP's problem is not ever going to be solved by trying to get anybody to understand what's been laid out here. You need to make it really simple to get those points and just going by the color of that arrow is as simple as it gets. Red arrow-use the pass.
      @pdb-You can use your CC message board in the game client. Just put in capital letters something like IF YOUR ARROW IS RED, USE YOUR PASS!





    • alosso
      12,592 Posts
      07-06-2015 9:06 AM

      Sorry TP, didn't see your post before finishing mine.
       
       twinponds169:
       I average right around 1900 cc points a day with the two free passes that are given each day.
       
      I'm curious, how do you manage to do it? Apparently you are on the East Coast, EDT zone, giving priority to 8 pm and 8 am during Summer. Which are your typical times to use the passes?
      And, how long can you maintain the "2 passes" days - you'll certainly lose some minutes or seconds, don't you?
       
      For me in Europe, it's easy. CDP resets after midnight, while I sleep. Thus, the first game of my day is my CDP game. Usually, I play one hole at BDU with my first cup of coffee, easy to get to it and minimum ball use. I don't usually play the second pass because it would spoil my morning routine.





    • twinponds169
      155 Posts
      07-06-2015 10:10 AM

      Hi Al, yes, I am in New York State so 8PM it is. Was 7PM but the time change did affect it. Now that summer is here, the combination of work and real golf make it harder for me personally to use both passes every day, so the loss of a few minutes/secs here and there has been inconsequential.
      However, you are correct, you do lose a bit here and there. Maybe I am late from work one night and don't play my CDP until 9PM, now my next pass is at 9AM, and so forth. I will play along with whatever the timing of my passes ends up being, until schedule circumstances make it difficult, that is where buying the occasional CC Pass comes into play, allowing me to reset good timing for a while.
      One really stupid but unknown at the time, mistake I made, was buying a bundle of 5 of them CC Passes, to save a few credits and have them when I need them. Little did I know that you do not get any free passes as long as there are passes not used yet, including purchased ones. Also, zoning out and not paying attention occasionally leads to clicking yes on the ridiculous CC Pass window that starts every game, that can screw up pass timing as well, lol, and cost you to boot.
      In the winter it's usually 8PM with a bourbon and 8AM with the coffee. In the summer now, like you, I rarely use the second pass, the AM one, because I like the routine of the PM and CDP one to kind of stay on schedule.
      Happy Hitting
      TP





    • alosso
      12,592 Posts
      07-06-2015 10:27 AM

      Thanks for the insight! Most of all I like the 8 pm Bourbon part Wink
       
       twinponds169:
      I will play along with whatever the timing of my passes ends up being, until schedule circumstances make it difficult, that is where buying the occasional CC Pass comes into play, allowing me to reset good timing for a while.
       
      OIC, you shorten one waiting period, exchanging a free pass with a buy...
      At that point, I'd just leave it out and sacrifice the XPs - BUY NO PASS is premium to me!





    • twinponds169
      155 Posts
      07-06-2015 10:36 AM

      After I got suckered by WGT buying the bundle, Al, I totally agree and try to avoid buying one at all cost, lol.





    • pdb1
      5,431 Posts
      07-06-2015 11:10 AM

        Thank you all these are all very helpful and will post the entire thread


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    • pdb1
      5,432 Posts
      07-07-2015 8:19 AM

       
       andyson:
       
       
       YankeeJim:
      Heh, it occurred to me that ARROW might send some of your members into space looking for an arrow on the page. :-D
       
      Yup, not an arrow.


       
       
        It may be too late . Space may be where they are . Never to return again . The final frontier . May the " excitement mark " be with them .
       





    • pdb1
      5,432 Posts
      07-07-2015 10:33 AM

        Duly noted . The new " Club Logo " lol ( not ) has been edited . 
        Thank you gentlemen for your guidance .





    • pdb1
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      07-08-2015 4:31 AM


       
       

       

        Ok . So before the pass is active . During the " 12 hour recharge " . There will be a green check mark .
       Once the pass is active and begging for you to use it wisely . There will be a red exclamation point .





    • pdb1
      5,432 Posts
      07-08-2015 6:35 AM

        Again I must not be understanding something . I am getting awful tired of trying to find a real formula to this BS .


        If I woulda waited until 6:00 or 8:00 PM or anytime it would have been the same . these passes are a farce .





    • alosso
      12,592 Posts
      07-08-2015 7:15 AM

      What I see is that you used a pass for some CTTH game or similar. This secured a few points for your CC.
      The second pic was taken 11 mins after using the pass.
      You don't show it, but apparently you had a green mark at the CDP before. Waiting until 8 pm EDT would have brought you to the next CDP day - red excitement mark - and bonus points. You only should have spared a free pass until that moment.





    • alosso
      12,592 Posts
      07-08-2015 7:23 AM

       
       pdb1:
        Ok . So before the pass is active . During the " 12 hour recharge " . There will be a green check mark .
       
       Once the pass is active and begging for you to use it wisely . There will be a red exclamation point .
       
      Excuse me, I'm late in saying that you are wrong, I'm afraid.
      The green check mark (and red excitement mark) belong to the CDP (consecutive days played), granting a bonus for the first game of the new day (next day (GMT zone) in...)

      The other timer

      says when the next free pass will be available. It will be replaced by the note "Passes: 1" when it counted to zero. Then, a pass will be available for use.
      You get the max points for your CC when neither of these above pics is showing.
      Then the display will be 
      "PASSES: 1".


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  • pdb1

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    10-04-2015 7:40 AM

      LOL I HOPE E 1 IS CLEAR ON ALL THAT . THESE GUYS ARE THE EXPERTS . LOL 

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