OK...joined the tournament with a 0/8 pin position for the day. Finished every hole with a birdie for a -9 which wasn't great and probably won't qualify, but at least thought I'd have my free pin chest.
I've seen mention a few times that this occurs but I'm not totally sure how.
The clearest example that I'm aware of are the people that disconnect/spam emojis constantly, presumably to put people off their shots, or force technical glitches. This one seems real and I've seen it a few times myself already, especially the ones who attempt to reset a winning shot and force it to be played again (which I *think* used to be an issue but was fixed?)
I've also seen myriad claims through Google for patches etc for free gems/coins which I have no idea whether they work as I never go on sites like that because I really don't want to die from an ITD. If they actually did though I guess that would be a pretty big issue.
But are there more?
I've seen people make some pretty crazy shots that looked to me like disaster in the making, and hole out or end inches from the pin.... I put that down to luck but sometimes it does feel rather weird. Mostly I know why I lost a hole..or won it. Sometimes I don't....I win stuff I was sure was bad, and lose stuff I was sure was good. Does Playdemic stick a finger on the scale sometimes in the name of balance, and monetary inducement? Do other players use weird patches to cheat?