Hello Everyone, so the time has come for us to say goodbye to the most fun online service for the Everybody’s Golf series. I did say I would be streaming something for it so the plan is to get as many people into a Grade Free Tour and then do a few game rooms after. Preferably matches or strokes with the top 3 players of the Grade Free tour we play.
Last Day of Everybody's Golf World Tour. I will be streaming this Grade Free Tour. It's in 9 Hours on Floor 7. pic.twitter.com/krNlMXnwBT
— Shihiko (@Shihiko) October 31, 2013
Not sure how to get the time right for everyone for this tour, but it is on Floor 7. GMT 0:00 AM [6:00PM CST 7:00PM EST 4:00PM PST]. It is Intermediate Euro Classic 18H Normal Timer and has players booked. The stream will be up at www.shihiko.me or USTREAM if you want to watch it.
Thanks for the great memories and friends~ Everybody's Hot Shots Golf World Tour Out of Bounds. Farewell~! pic.twitter.com/Cz8Fnbpln7
— Shihiko (@Shihiko) November 1, 2013
Minna no Golf 6 has been released as The Best series in Japan which is the budget line of games for PlayStation in Japan… to celebrate they are doing a Promotion on half of the Downloadable Contents.
The promotion starts from 10th of October 2013 and ends on the 23rd of October 2013. The discount is a flat half price on old contents and seems to be all the contents up to Lv.4 Gear sets. Everything else is still the original price it seems. For a visual list of what is on special follow the source link.
A new update is available for Minna no Golf 6… It’s version 1.10 on the PS3 and 1.19 for the PS Vita. Update size for PS3 is 153MB… Looks to me like it’s a Quality of Life update, is it too little too late or enough to get you all back to play?
Update 1.10 Includes:
Seems like the reduction of players is making the server system unsustainable…? Well the shorter wait times between holes seems to be for real tournaments also the cool lobby pets function is nice… The news announcement in-game has a mistake in it, whoever is in charge of typing that up failed.
Source: PS3®版『みんなのGOLF 6』アップデート1.10のお知らせ
So I haven’t been loading up the PlayStation 3… Any how this has come up which I didn’t see coming, was expecting either a new course by now. I’m just going to translate what it says on the fly instead of writing my own version because this seems a little more delicate than normal announcements.
[Translated as follows...]
Thank you for your support and for always playing Minna no Golf series. We apologize to everyone who has purchased the Lv.5 Gear Set. From September 26th, only to customers who purchased Lv.5 gear, the Lv.6 gear that should appear during October has begun to show up in game. You will not be able to use this at the moment, it is a deficiency on the display and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
[End of Translation...]
Well then, No interest in that order… Level 6 Gear now? After people started leaving when Level 5 Gear showed up… I am not too sure about their business plan anymore. No new courses?
A new PlayStation Vita System Update 2.61 is out and addresses the frame rate and freezing issues with Minna no Golf 6 or the regional localised counterparts. There was also a Bug Fix patch… Update 1.09.
Was going to post this the other night after the post of Pac-Man but ended up playing Everybody’s Golf for the night and forgot all about it…
— Shihiko (@Shihiko) August 22, 2013
So the new things added was an Assist Mode and some VTR Encoding options. Assist Mode is nice if you have friends you want to teach the game to but find it hard to verbally explain what to do when playing offline. Assist Mode is only available in Single Player and does not work Online. Basically it works using a second controller and you can put a cursor on the course while the main player is playing the game.
— Shihiko (@Shihiko) August 22, 2013
VTR Encoding which in my opinion is totally not worth it unless you have something that really must be shown to everyone. The resolution is quite low but this is mainly because the encoding is done in real time while you watch a VTR replay. It’s quite easy and seamless to set up and upload a video to YouTube, but the quality is poor and low resolution. On top of that they stick a watermark on the video similar to the screenshot ones.
Now about Pac-Man… He’s got pretty cool sounds from his games haha… Interestingly enough he starts with MAX loyalty and his gear set puts you up to 11 Power Shots on 9 Holes. Might be worth buying for Erika and those who have low powers, it’s an ugly ball though and would have been nicer if it was kind of similar to the Smiley/Docomodake Ball designs. I mean why didn’t they just use a standard 2D Pac-Man image instead of the awkward 3D rendered version.
Lobby part costs 300 JPY and pretty much just turns you into a Pac-Man with no other lobby parts available to use. Nothing much to really say about that, also since screen shots of the game contained lobby characters that had names of the English localised characters you can expect Pac-Man to be available on the international server in the near future.
To those who watch the Golf Streams, some streaming equipment is acting up and there will be no golf stream for maybe a week… That doesn’t mean I cannot record for YouTube, they are different parts of equipment in the system. Might be a week of no golf stream… however there is Final Fantasy XIV stream if anyone is interested in watching me explore the world.
Looks like the next character we are getting for Minna no Golf 6 is Pac-Man… … … If you equip the Smiley Ball on Pac-Man it will make him Over Powered Novice! Kidding, but it looks like he hits himself.
Update 1.07 [163MB] Includes:
Patch Notes: Player’s Information Site
This video was uploaded 15 days ago, so they’ve had this planned for two weeks. It’s the press that has been releasing the details today. 4Gamer has a few pictures and screenshots of what Pac-Man looks like in the lobby part you can also get. You practically become a Smiley Ball in the lobby. Player’s Information site has covered the details about Pac-Man including the other DLCs available.
I’m born from the Pac-World. Cookies, Fruits and Snacks…. I love all sorts of food. I eat bad ghosts! If I play golf, I will be able to each a delicious lunch right? I look like a Golf Ball? I understand the way a ball feels so I’ll hit consecutive nice shots!
[That was some weird profile text to translate...]
Guess that’s it for me. I’ll be wasting my time away in another game until things are more serious and balanced around here…
Been lazy about posting this since I read about it a few days ago… Everybody’s Golf World Tour and Hot Shots Golf Out of Bounds online service will be ending on Oct 31st 2013… Timing seems about right in accordance to the PlayStation 3 release of Everybody’s Golf 6.
Trivia… did you know that the servers are the same for the login server is the same for both versions of the game? So they are really just shutting down the grade tour and leaderboard servers. Though it will be Halloween for some when the servers are shut down, is there people who would like me to stream the last day of Everybody’s Golf World Tour Online?
Envisager made a post about it over at the Community Forums.
This seems kind of late to be doing… but from today there will be Grade One and Grade Zero tournaments set at a specific time of the day which are forcing Novice Characters with Fast Tournament Rules.
Week 1 of August from the 2nd to the 4th will be seeing these regulations in Grade Tournaments:
Week 2 of Auglist from the 9th to the 11th will be seeing:
Week 3 of August from the 16th to the 18th has:
All regulations will be 18H regular tee and on fast timer with Novice Only rule.
Well I’m sure there is no reason to bother with these any more since it’s so ridiculously cheap over at International Server, and at the moment the oversight that allows users to buy Lv.5s directly means there is no need to bother with Lv.4 on Everybody’s Hot Shots Golf.
Clubs are 300 JPY each, same as last time… No special offers.