Online Country Clubs
Hello everyone, this is Christian Brandt, designer for EA SPORTS Country Clubs. In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13, gamers will be able to invite friends to join their very own exclusive Country Club and team up to gain quicker access to downloadable golf courses and compete against other club members for the coveted Club Championship. The Country Clubs feature isn’t just confined to one area of the game. Anytime and anywhere you play, whether it is Play Now, Career, or Head to Head online matches, you will earn Status Points for your Country Club. Also for the first time ever on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, you will be able to create Custom Live Tournaments exclusively for your club members. Let’s break everything down.
Creating & Joining a Country Club
In game or on the EA SPORTS Country Clubs website, you will have the ability to create your own custom club. You can give your club a name, description, and custom logo to give your new team its own unique look and feel. You also have the choice to setup a Public or Private Club. Public Clubs are open for anyone to join, while Private Clubs are password protected. The more members you have in your club, the better the rewards.
Here you can select from a variety of colors for the inner and outer ring of your custom country club logo.
You can pick from over 250 different images to final your logo.
The Country Club hub is your spot for viewing leaders, statistics, rankings, and upcoming club tournaments.
Earn Status Points
Once you are a member of a club, you’ll begin earning Status Points for every round you play anywhere in the game. Status Points are used to level up your club and rank yourself against teammates to compete for Club Champion honors, which nets you extra coins. Based on your weekly performance and Status contribution to the club, you and your teammates will be ranking from Members to Club Champion. Each week, the individual crowned Club Champion is awarded a substantial Coin bonus and is invited to the special Club Champion Tournament.
Here’s an example of the Weekly Country Club member rankings. It’s a weekly competition between teammates to be the number 1 ranked golfer for the week. This screen is displaying last week’s results. So based on the amount of Status Points earned throughout the week, the players are ranked. Notice that each player will be awarded a coin reward based on the final ranking along with a member status title such as Assistant Pro. The coins that you receive can be redeemed for rounds of play at Downloadable Courses or Pins to improve your golfer. As noted above, all five of the Club Pros are now eligible for the VIP Club Pro Live Tournament vs. all other Club Pros from other teams. Also the Club Champion now has access to participate in the Club Championship tournament. Members of the club that are listed as “Inactive” did not participate during the week so they will not earn a reward.
This screen display’s the Club Level progress. Status Points are used for ranking against your teammates, but also used to level up your club. The higher your club level, the more Coins you will earn in the Weekly Country Club member rankings.
The Country Clubs feature also tracks member statistics so you can compare your accomplishments against teammates. You will be able to brag on the message boards after being crowned the weekly leader in a statistical category such as Most Birdies or Most Club Daily Wins during the week.
The main Clubhouse Leaderboard displays in game statistics along with wins/losses in teammate matches and vs. other club matches. There are 45 different stats that can be sorted and ranked against your teammates. We also have a separate leaderboard for tracking Club Live Tournaments.
You can view all your personal statistics and awards.
This screen displays the record holders in each statistical category over the lifetime of the country club and per week. As you scroll through the leaders, it also displays your current total to compare against the record holder. If you joined into the club a little late, you still have the chance to become the weekly leader in any one of the categories. We have section that displays the amount of times you were the leader in each category so you can keep track for bragging rights.
You can also view your overall team's statistics, a combination of everyone's hard work.
You will also need to work together as a team to complete club objectives. Completing all the objectives in a tier such as Bronze will award a lump sum of Status Points to the club for leveling up.
We also offer a daily loyalty bonus that is awarded to club members who collect Status Points for the club four consecutive days in a row.
Here's an example of the country club world rankings based on total Status earned.
Custom Club Live Tournaments - Web Integration
We have also extended the Country Clubs experience onto the web. It’s a free to use site that will allow you to setup or join a Country Club before the game ships. Look for the website to launch around the demo date. Also for the first time ever, gamers will be able to create their very own Custom Club Live Tournaments to compete against teammates. You will be able to schedule Daily and Weekly tournaments with any settings you like. You will be provided with all the same tools we use to create live tournaments such as course, difficulty settings, and conditions.
Be sure to check out the Coins & Pins Blog to learn more about in game boosts and achievements. See you online March 26th!
Tiger Sharks Country Club Member,