People need to stop inflating balloons like circus clowns.
These are the things that get people upset.
There was no lack of communication.
That was not an announcement.
This was a statement response due to a error.
What is "missing" from these circumstances?
- No details or formal declaration - FUNDAMENTAL!
- No pricing listing - CRITICAL!
- No model differentiation
- No feature listing
- No explanation of the construction planning in conjunction the manufacturer
- No confirmation of who will build it
- No production timetable - VERY IMPORTANT!
- No advertisements
This is among every other important area in pinball design.
These are the areas that actually matter when it comes to development of a pinball machine in this industry.
Wait for PinballNews, and read actual game release statements to understand the differences.
People should not go running to distributors, as it annoys them.
PPS still would provide a better service to pinball community by expending substantial resources on building more parts than ambulance chasing license copyrights and producing refakes at inflated prices.
The only real advantage of producing refakes is profit generation to the manufacturer, and potential title competition.
What people should consider is if any manufacturer produces less than 1000 games, can they make a profit?
The answer is only yes, if they increase the price to offset manufacturing cost.
Be realistic, based on the current market circumstances.
I continue to not understand how people can agree to give up money and wait over 2 years for any commercial product, especially with indescript functionality and quality without evaluating a product first, even if in written word.