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Posted: Oct 25th 2011 2:20PM DoctorSmart said

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You'll also get a chance to compete with blatant cheating and botting.

Posted: Oct 25th 2011 2:21PM kaelidancer said

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@DoctorSmart Yikes. That may have answered my question :/
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Posted: Oct 25th 2011 2:21PM kaelidancer said

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Anyone here play this? Seems like it may be a cute time-waster for when another game is down / updating. How is it?

Posted: Oct 25th 2011 2:38PM DoctorSmart said

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@kaelidancer The game doesn't suck. It's an enjoyable take on the 3 click golfing game, with lots of neat little cosmetics and character. However, no one ever really talks, except the Brazilians, and cheating and botting are the rule of the day. The old management didn't do anything about it, and the new management continue to do nothing. I'd say it's worth playing at least once, I just don't see the need to dump money into the cash shop.
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Posted: Oct 25th 2011 4:34PM Scuffles said

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Hopefully this will make its way onto consoles/portables like its predecessors.

Posted: Oct 25th 2011 7:33PM (Unverified) said

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@Scuffles

I for one would love it for the non-traditional style mmo's like Pangya and Atlantica make their way to the tablet market. I could easily see myself playing Pangya on my ASUS Transformer with both putting and the power of the swing easily taking advantage of a touch screen.
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Posted: Oct 26th 2011 2:24PM octoberasian said

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My friend who was an avid Pangya player since they launched in the US stopped playing a couple months ago. I used to play with her, too, practically nearly every day. I haven't played in a few months as well.

The problems that existed during Ntreev's days and during SG Interactive's days still persist:
- Botting and cheating. It becomes obviously clear when you see a player come on and keep hitting Pangya and Hole In Ones like it was nothing. A human is never perfect especially in golf or a game unless you are really a perfectionist, which I find hard to believe in this game because you have to factor in wind speed, slope of the ground, power of the stroke, spin and curve of the ball, and direction in order to get into the hole.

- Ridiculously low Gacha and Scratchy drop rates. You WILL BE forced to spend at least $80 on points on average in order to get what you want from either the Gacha or Scratchy. If you get it before you spend $40, you are stupidly lucky.

- A lot of players have stopped playing especially on the North American side. Most of the players you will see frequent Pangya are outside the US.

- Recently, SG Interactive has been throwing up a lot of events and free item events to lure players on to do them. My friend surmises the game is probably dying.

Many players have been complaining that the game is managed and run differently than the Korean and Japanese versions, and run poorly mind you in the American version. The Gacha and Scratchy drop rates are LOWER than the Asian version of Pangya. You are really forced to spend a lot of money in the NA version. The events are also less varied and the prizes are lower than the Japanese and Korean versions. You will not see the same costumes or nearly all of the costumes released overseas come to the US.

This issue isn't just happening in Pangya but also in Grand Chase with similar systems to Gacha and Scratchy Cards. That too also has low drop rates.

Put it this way: SG Interactive is about as bad as Nexon in free-to-play games. Both have their issues with botting and cheating. Nexon also has problems with RMT and gold sellers in nearly every game. Both are also purposely make certain gameplay mechanics require you to spend a lot of money in the cash shop. SG Interactive being more worse about it than Nexon. And, both are not very attentive to player problems. If one complains that CCP isn't that attentive to player issues, then they should get a prize for actually listening because SG Interactive and Nexon would rank a distant last place. Literally.

As much as their games are fun, both Nexon and especially SG Interactive fail to fix their games' problems, fail to listen to the players, and make the player experience much more different than their Asian counterparts. (SG Interactive moreso than Nexon.)

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