Quoted from snaroff:
Well I've been in this hobby quite a bit longer (~20 years). I've owned ~70 games over the years. I've restored games and commissioned game restoration (with High End Pins). This is my first Spooky game.
With that really brief introduction, zene10's comment that "I've had the glass off more than any other game I've owned." has been my experience as well. Most of my "build issues" have been discussed in this thread and I'm not going to rehash them, but my game (#175) needed a lot of attention to play properly. Sure, maybe my standards are high, but I definitely don't have "unrealistic expectations". My expectations are based on 20 years and ~70 games. Since you've only been at this a couple years, I'm not sure if you're in the best position to judge my expectations! Fortunately, I'm retired and have plenty of time to give #175 the love it needed to play great. For folks not in my position with issues, it's a shame.
Once the game is dialed-in, it's stunning. For me, the pain was worth the gain. Scott/Eric/Bowen have done insanely great work. Pinball manufacturing is definitely tough...I get it. From my perspective, too many games shipped with common/significant problems.
Agreed. The fact of the matter is that the game design is perfect, but unfortunately when some of these pins were assembled the ball guides did not quite match up to the paint lines on the playfield. While this didn't completely ruin the gameplay, it did however make a few shots very clunky.
I own one at home and another at a business. Both pins needed there own degree of tweaking before operating as intended.
Its beyond smooth onced dialed in and is one of my favorite pins to play since its been released.