I've just played my first games, and I'm quite mixed overall.
First of all, it seems harmless, but it can simply lead to the game stopping: I can't leave the chat during the game, and I really tried all the keys. Like many people, my default key is "escape", but it doesn't work at all (I remind you that I play on Mac).
As for the gameplay, it was still quite enjoyable (even if I lost after losing to a player who had a very good level). There are points where there is construction, it's good, sometimes very nice points. But, there are also points that I don't like at all in an online game. Finally, it is especially the accumulation of these points. I'm going to put an end to the suspense, I want to talk first of all about the services, which are quite exaggerated. Already, I strongly dislike the fact that we are playing with players who have 100% overall in the main features. The faster it goes, the less it encourages point building, to the point of becoming frustrating, whether it's me who wins the point or my opponent. At one point I came to the end of the set with just over 2 trades on average.
In fact, I came to the same problems that I was denouncing before (my famous acceleration moves too present), but worse because in solo I tended to adapt all this to make me like it more, even if it means being "nicer" on purpose, which obviously can't be the case online. I think the whole problem comes from the features. You end up with some pretty surprising features where, as I said just before, the main features are 100%. We regularly find ourselves with services that go at 220 km/h, sometimes with demonic effects. I'm not even talking about the number of winning returns. Why not impose a limit in these features, around 80 / 85%, to end up with something much nicer, which could leave us a capital of points for other features that would allow us to vary the styles of play. Even my opponent, although he had a lot of fun, was quite in agreement that the features were a bit too much.
Mind you, I still had a lot of fun, it's obvious, because the game itself remains with a very good physique. But there's also a lot of frustration, whether I win or lose.
It's worth noting that I was convinced that I could play on a modded court, believing that the player opposite would have an equivalent court on the screen, as long as it's the same surface. I thought that this choice would be made afterwards, but in fact it's up to me to select before hosting a game. Can we play on a modded court if it is identical ? Another question: I'm used to playing in 3 sets of tiebreaks, which is exactly what happened to me for my online games. Is it a coincidence, or does this parameter also depend on me?
Either way, thank you Manutoo for adding this online mode. Even if, as I said, I'm a bit mixed, I had a great time online.
PS : I've had a few freezes and slowdowns sometimes quite disturbing, but it's still very playable on the whole.