Bowling Update

Smokescreen_5

Member

Thanks sekihan for that.  I couldn't figure it out at first either until someone else in game explained it.

As far as the recent updates go, I can tell the lag is back full force.  It's just terrible.  Not only that, but out of about 8 tries, I got logged in once, which luckily I could complete the daily tasks all in the VIP room where I was.  Though whenever I tried to move to a different room, it would then again stop at about 60% on the loading chip (same as when I was trying to previously log in). 

Couldn't even make it to the bowling alley to try to bowl a few more frames.


ReccaWolf

Member

Smokescreen_5 wrote

Thanks sekihan for that.  I couldn't figure it out at first either until someone else in game explained it.

As far as the recent updates go, I can tell the lag is back full force.  It's just terrible.  Not only that, but out of about 8 tries, I got logged in once, which luckily I could complete the daily tasks all in the VIP room where I was.  Though whenever I tried to move to a different room, it would then again stop at about 60% on the loading chip (same as when I was trying to previously log in). 

Couldn't even make it to the bowling alley to try to bowl a few more frames.

I did those tasks last night and then moved to the poker room. It gave me the loading screen freeze when the loading chip was between 80-90% loading. Tried other methods like logging off and on, deleting and reinstalling, etc. but still no change. Now, I can't log into Four Kings anymore. I did send DL an email message this morning and they'll be bring in another patch to fix those issues very soon.

sekihan

Member

I'm having issues with the bowling alley, invisible non-bowling players delaying the game in multiple lanes, bowling alley freezing, and now it refuses load when I try to return.

Smokescreen_5

Member

Well..  I've been trying to get on all day.  Couldn't get past 80% with the loading chip.  Finally got on at 9 pm, and its extremely laggy, and lots of ghosts.  Ghosts everywhere.  Yet I still couldn't finish the daily tasks because every time I would try to go to a different room, the game would crash.  I'd report it, but it isn't sony's network, its the game.  Just like we've been telling you guys all along, its always been the game.

Last edited by Smokescreen_5 (1 Mar 2017 05:18)


Smokescreen_5

Member

I see NPC's were brought back, yet the lag is still there big time.


DL_David

Administrator

Yes, lag is coming back to increase stability until we sort out the associated issues.

Smokescreen_5

Member

Still having problems with black text on a black background, no map, no other UI stuff showing up, and problems loading into different rooms.  Not to mention the buyins I've had all week for VIP Poker, Craps, etc, that I've lost and still haven't been responded to.


Smokescreen_5

Member

Thought somewhere you said you took out NPC's and brought back stability to stop the lag.  Currently there are no NPC's, the lag is terrible just like we've tried to explain countless times before the latest updates with the bowling alley and all, and now, even the NPC by the VIP is gone, along with the 2 poles in the middle and the rope, unless you are redesigning that as well to make it open wider like suggested.  Still experiencing problems logging in and finding black text on black background and the system UI all screwed up to not be able to see anything.  Still seeing problems in the bowling alley where when you bowl, sometimes you get skipped, and even the way you bowl is completely random.  As stated before, pro bowlers can throw a ball and get a strike each and every time.  When I bowl right down the middle at the same speed and same direction every single time, but experience at least 7 different possibilities of an outcome, I know for a fact that this is not set up correctly.  When I see the pins and see there are spaces in the pins that look to be 2 inches or more wide instead of just barely overlapping like its supposed to, I know you have a sizing problem with the pins.  If the lanes are to be kept at the width you have set, then the size of the pins need to be slightly bigger so when looking down the lane, they just barely overlap the row behind them.  I've left a link to a page that explains how a bowling alley and its rack should be set up, and if you are looking to make this game as authentic as possible, the dimensions then need to match the specifications of the page.


Smokescreen_5

Member

Has anybody figured out how to get a strike every single time?  Unlike real bowling, the ball seems to choose a different path every single time.  I rear back on the stick, and push forward when the speed is all the way at the top.  Watch it fly and I've seen a strike, I've seen it hit everything but the 2, 4, 7 pin.  I've seen it hit everything but the 3, 6, 10 pin.  I've seen it only hit the 1, 5 pin.  I've seen it do a split, I've seen it do about 10 or so combinations.  This is nothing like real bowling since I've bowled a 300 game in real life.  Right now in the bowling alley, I'm bowling the exact same way and it hits everything but the 9 pin, and I get a 9/ every round.  I'm trying to figure out how to get a turkey but its kind of hard when its all over the place.


RIKER

Member

dont go full speed press up to bowl when the meter is at one les than full. Never change the direction left or right


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Smokescreen_5

Member

I've tried that too since someone else suggested it.  It doesn't seem to work for me


ReccaWolf

Member

Smokescreen_5 wrote

I've tried that too since someone else suggested it.  It doesn't seem to work for me

I tried this several times, but it did pay off, and I got the floating pin on my head. You just have to keep trying and playing with the same method of 3 full bars until the game gives you those 12 strikes for the perfect game.

Last edited by ReccaWolf (7 Mar 2017 22:31)

Smokescreen_5

Member

I'm not even looking for the perfect game.  I'm just trying to get a turkey.   My highest score in a REAL LIVE game was 289.  Why can't I come close here?  Why are the pins so thin?  Why is the lane so much longer?  Why is that I get multiple outcomes with the exact same roll every single time?


ReccaWolf

Member

Smokescreen_5 wrote

I'm not even looking for the perfect game.  I'm just trying to get a turkey.

Trust me when I say this - just use the method Riker and I used before and you can get strikes for the most part. Using the aiming control would ruin your chance of a strike.

Last edited by ReccaWolf (11 Mar 2017 04:12)

Smokescreen_5

Member

ReccaWolf wrote
Smokescreen_5 wrote

I'm not even looking for the perfect game.  I'm just trying to get a turkey.

Trust me when I say this - just use the method Riker and I used before and you can get strikes for the most part. Using the aiming control would ruin your chance of a strike.

I got on last night for a bit and played 2 games in a row.  I followed your method of not touching the aiming controls and releasing the ball as soon as the arrow lit up on the 2nd to last portion.  First ball was a strike, then I got an 8/spare.  Strike, 8/Spare, Strike, 8 Spare, etc etc all the way to the end.  Every single time, It was like clock work.  I didn't change how it was being thrown, the ball, the direction, or anything else.  I threw it down the exact same way every single time, and it altered every single frame.  Ended up with a score I believe was 176.  Still looking to get 3 strikes in a row for the trophy.  Don't much care if I get the pin over my head or anything as it looks dumb.  I'd rather it be a token that said 300 club or something like that.


Smokescreen_5

Member

DL_David wrote

Yes, lag is coming back to increase stability until we sort out the associated issues.

Have you figured out the issue with stability yet?  Because after being gone for quite some time, I come back to see the lag is still terrible.


DL_David

Administrator

Lag is much improved in the current release.  We are always working to further reduce the lag but it is currently much better than previous releases.

wvbombsquad

Member

Bowling just seems more random than anything else.  I had to change my shot to try and counter any potential lag, and it worked.  I threw plenty of 300s with my trick but the last few days have been harder and more inconsistent to get high scores.  I can throw the same shot 4 times and get 4 different results, sometimes leaving anywhere from 1 to 3 pins on either side.  For the past 2 weeks, I was able to tell if my shot was going to be a strike or not based on where in the pocket I hit.  Since probably Sunday, it has been more random no matter how I hit the pocket.  Its gotten harder to win also because more and more people now know the tricks, so it takes much higher scores to win.  I wish payouts were higher because unless you consistently get first place even in 5 or 6 player games, you will lose chips.  I think the casino's take is 25%, which  is too much IMO (some poker is as low at 10% I think)

SarahMarshall

Member

How does one go for strikes now?  Thank you.


To Do List: nobility 8 and 9, 1st place jacket, silver crown earrings, floating cherries, top 10 casino finish

Charlie Mac

Member

wvbombsquad wrote

Bowling just seems more random than anything else.  I had to change my shot to try and counter any potential lag, and it worked.  I threw plenty of 300s with my trick but the last few days have been harder and more inconsistent to get high scores.  I can throw the same shot 4 times and get 4 different results, sometimes leaving anywhere from 1 to 3 pins on either side.  For the past 2 weeks, I was able to tell if my shot was going to be a strike or not based on where in the pocket I hit.  Since probably Sunday, it has been more random no matter how I hit the pocket.  Its gotten harder to win also because more and more people now know the tricks, so it takes much higher scores to win.  I wish payouts were higher because unless you consistently get first place even in 5 or 6 player games, you will lose chips.  I think the casino's take is 25%, which  is too much IMO (some poker is as low at 10% I think)

Lag is 100% a factor in bowling. Recently I was lucky enough to play in a room with nobody else except me and a local friend and, wow. We are both American, live in the same city, have the same premium internet and are both hard wired. You want to talk about consistency. We were both rolling 300's until a four person French team (I know they were French or at least Canadian because they were talking in the text chat.) and boom!!! Cursor moving too fast or too slow. Pins virtually exploding off the screen. Some were not even touched by the ball even. Pins not falling at all. Release timer speeding up. Sometimes instantly rolling the ball at the beginning of our turn. Disconnects. People in other lanes never releasing the ball after they have rolled and never even seeing a ball going down the lane. And finally, my ultimate favorite random people (who are not even in my game I might add) dancing in the middle of my lane. And take a wild guess how many strikes were thrown during all this? Yep, you guessed it. None.

DL_David

Administrator

We'll take a closer look and see if you can optimize.

Smokescreen_5

Member

DL_David wrote

Lag is much improved in the current release.  We are always working to further reduce the lag but it is currently much better than previous releases.

I'm not sure how you determine that lag is better, but it feels the exact same to me.  My avatar is still freezing and going, freezing and going every time I'm running around.  Cards are still overlayed on top of previous cards from previous games in Blackjack.  I still see myself and other players standing at tables while playing, and I still get disconnected a lot from the game.  So I'm not sure how its any better.  It sure doesn't feel any better.


Charlie Mac

Member

Why does bowling RP not count towards the earn 1000RP weekly challenge? Or, are you not aware of this?

Last edited by Charlie Mac (22 May 2017 10:42)

Smokescreen_5

Member

Charlie Mac wrote

Why does bowling RP not count towards the earn 1000RP weekly challenge? Or, are you not aware of this?

They are aware of it and have stated that in a future update it should be added.  I'm still waiting on this supposed update.


Charlie Mac

Member

Smokescreen_5 wrote
Charlie Mac wrote

Why does bowling RP not count towards the earn 1000RP weekly challenge? Or, are you not aware of this?

They are aware of it and have stated that in a future update it should be added.  I'm still waiting on this supposed update.

It is working towards overall. Just not for the earn 1000RP weekly challenge.