At Under The Code, our goal is to do more than just give our readers news and impressions; we want to take our years of sports videogame experience and expertise and share tips to improve your game as well. Today we feature some tips to quickly maximize your created golfer’s attributes in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14, courtesy of cccgolfer08.
There are many different ways to quickly and efficiently max out your Create-A-Golfer attributes in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14. Ultimately, it is up to the individual to play the way they feel most comfortable with, but this is how I found it the quickest to max my attributes.
You have the ability in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 to earn XP in any game mode you play whether that is online or offline. What I did when building my golfer and what I recommend you do if you are trying to max out as soon as possible, is to go into Quick Play>Practice Round. This is essentially just “Play Now” from the past versions of the game. The reason I choose this is because you can pick the easier courses on the game so you can score better and earn more XP.
Setting up the Course
When you are setting up the course that you are playing in the Practice Mode section of the game, you are going to want to set the course up in the most difficult settings that you can while still shooting a decent score. You get an XP multiplier if you set up the course in tougher conditions. When maxing my golfer, I was using any Time of Day, Clear Weather, Breezy Wind, Wind Gusts on, Black Tees, 18 Holes, Expert Flags, Tournament Course Conditions, Long Rough, and NO Mulligans (if you have mulligans on, you can’t earn XP). You can change these however you feel the most comfortable, but doing this exact course setup should give you 2.95x XP multiplier for your round.
Another option that I figured out to gain XP, although it gets boring quickly, is to set the Par 5’s up at any course (I use TPC Louisiana). When you select your course, you can go set up your round and instead of selecting Front 9, Back 9, or Full 18; you can actually select “All Par 5’s”. This will allow you to be able to just play 4 holes, rack up some eagles and some quick XP. With the multiplier I receive using the Difficulty I mention below, I have been receiving about 1200 XP for every round of 4 holes using this course setup!
You will want to choose your difficulty before playing your round to as difficult as you possibly can, while still being able to shoot decent scores. You also want to take into consideration the amount of time your rounds take. You want to make sure your rounds don’t take too long or the extra XP really isn’t worth it. You can choose your difficulty by going to Settings > Gameplay Settings. The “preset” difficulty multipliers are as follows: Amateur (1x Multiplier), Pro (1.25x Multiplier), Tour Pro (2x Multiplier), Tournament (4x Multiplier), Simulation (6x Multiplier). When going into my first couple of games, I assumed Simulation would be the way to go because I could still shoot under par and get a good amount of XP. I then realized that the best way for me to earn the most XP was to create a CUSTOM difficulty to play.
There were two different Custom Difficulties I was using for myself to earn the most XP and they are as follows: Option 1) I chose “Simulation” Difficulty and tuned these individual options: Ball Spin “On”, Putt Preview “On”, Green Grid “On”, Strike Meter “Analog”, Zoom to Aim “On”. This Custom Difficulty would give me a 4.9x Multiplier for each round, but I would consistently shoot 6-9 strokes better each round so it made up for the 1.1x Multiplier I lost from playing Simulation Difficulty. Option 2) I chose “Simulation” Difficulty and tuned these individual options: Green Grid “On”, Shot Shaping “Normal”. This Custom Difficulty would give mea 4.75x Multiplier, but I would shoot around 7-10 strokes better than I would on Simulation so it made up for the leftover Multiplier I missed out on. Using these 2 Custom Difficulties, I was earning on average, about 4,000 XP per round in about 22-25 minutes per round. When playing Amateur on the same type of Course settings, I was only earning about half that and took about the same amount of time.
Once again, that is what worked for me when trying to max my CAG, but you are going to want to maybe find the perfect Custom Setting for your play style so you earn the most XP that you can.
Some other things you can do to try and speed up the process. If you go to Settings > Presentation Settings, you can turn on “Speed Play” which allows you to skip to your next shot by pressing Y or Triangle after you hit your shot. EA SPORTS has also given the option to purchase “Coins” to level up your golfer this year. Some people don’t mind spending some money to help max out their golfer and this is a way for them to do that. Focus on hitting Fairways and Greens in Regulation. You get XP for every Fairway and Green you hit, and if you have a 5x Difficulty multiplier as well as a Course Multiplier, a 5 XP earned for hitting a Green or Fairway could easily turn into 30-40 XP each time.
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