Can't wait for mine to get here.
Quoted from MikeS:
My piece of advice would be not to play the game at all until you are close to getting yours. I used to think the same thing about waiting and then I played it today.... Now I can't wait to get my machine!
You are gonna end up paying for all of yours and some of Hilton's.
Quoted from epthegeek:
I will say that we're definitely always evaluating things as far as how hard things should be and still tweaking a lot in that regard.
Please don't go soft on us.
I don't think there was much that looked prohibitively difficult. Hamilton looked like he had a pretty good hold of it in under 3 games.
The Rating that is posted for this machine doesn't read as though it was posted by someone who has flipped it.
Quoted from KingPinGames:
how would you stage the next ball in the scoop? currently, when you hit the garage the ball being staged is released and the one from the garage becomes the staged ball for the next time.
According to Scott, that ball trough is bottom fed/loaded. I also recall him mentioning there was more it could do re. switches/optos in there...
If that is the case, it could easily work.
I am really hoping for a
'I'm Dr. Who in this Bitch!'
callout to sneak up on me, someday.
Man, I am so jealous of those people who get to drop their Quarters in one of these things.
I think I would have to drive to Seattle or Denver to see one in the wild.
Quoted from WizardsCastle:
I keep hearing from people that either the left ramp is too steep, or the upper flipper shots (namely the power one) just brick a lot.
You obviously aren't paying much attention to the posts from people, here.
None who have played it have said so, yet you keep harping on it.
Go and listen to the interviews of the people who built it. They weren't trying to make a Ghostbusters. They were trying to make a challenging machine with an incredible integration of the theme.
Kid Video Mode should Trigger the Jerry Features:
Human Music, Infinte Ball Save, .10 Point Magnifier and tons of lame encouragement callouts.
All with Jerry Delivering Water on Looped Video.
Quoted from harryhoudini:
So Jerry day care?
If they wanted to go crazy with it, they could make 2-3 really lame Modes.
Jerry Develops and App
Take 2 Strokes off Jerrys Golf Game
At least we'd get to see Doofus Rick.
I'm just joking around as i don't have kids and would never let them near Rick and Morty before their 15th birthday if i did.
Quoted from Whysnow:
Magnasave in R&M is bloody perfect!
A skill based ability and totally fair and doable. I save lots of balls with it and in may different ways/styles of use.
How'd things wind up with League Night?
I imagine the machine is all dialed in and shooting dreamily by now?
Quoted from Concretehardt:
Having had my game for a few, all I can say to the other 749 of you lucky Pinsiders who are getting an R&M is.. congratulations! Your gunna love it!
It's not even March yet!?
Supposed to start tomorrow...but, Nooooope. Got a whole 'nother day, Morty. A whole 'nother day...
This is the slowest F'n year, ever!
Quoted from WizardsCastle:
Come on, dude! You telling me you put this kind of money on a game, and you're not feeling a little worried that people keep repeating not so great comments about some of the shots.
Nope. Not a bit.
Because those same people have said that any issues they have encountered are super easy fixes and it has also been stated that the first batches were specifically going to routes and people who could help Spooky tweak.
We've already had what, 3 Vids from Spooky going over these for the current owners? I am more than confident that any issues (known and currently unknown) will be properly sussed out and fixed going forward.
Quoted from wesman:
Those people might be better players though.
I want to love how a game like JP2 plays, but I can't get those shots dialed in, and I've played a few dozen games on it.
So it's okay to have concerns, until you play the game yourself, and get a good number of plays under your belt.
Besides, Scott himself has said how he likes challenging shots, so it's not entirely unreal for people to maybe feel like this game might be more intimidating than player friendly.
I have one ordered, hope to play it soon, and hope for the best...but I also know the shots might not flow easily enough for me to buy, and that's okay too.
If you go back and watch the DeadFlip Stream, you will see a few guys jammin' on it. JD, Hilton/Hamilton, Bug and one other guy all had pretty good balls that illustrate its ability to flow.
Hell, even Scott had a good ball or two and he sucks! (Primus fans will get that)
I really think it is hard to dial in shots in a 4 X setting. That's why I kept asking them (in stream) to throw a full game or two at a good player.
- Changed: Multiball start lightshow reverted to single searchlight version
Nice. It had a better effect that way.
Quoted from Zablon:
Depends on if it was supposed to be a searchlight, or a rotating siren light. The initial way definitely looked like a searchlight, and looked bad ass. When it was changed to two, it looked kind of odd...
They needed to cross... if they were 2 searchlights. That would have made the pair work well.
But the Solo Searchlight was dope. Glad they went back to it.
Quoted from wesman:
What are they?
There's a timed shot to the rotating lock up top (easy) and then a series of arcing shots down the left side of the playfield with a direct plunge to the inlane as the highest scoring of the bunch, I think.
It's a super soft, giant arcing rainbow plunge. Beautiful when you hit it.
Quoted from FYMF:
Are you inferring he submitted prior to actually playing himself?
Back then his review only ref'd watching the streams. It must have been pulled, I never bothered to check it again.
I only looked the first time because I wanted to see if there was a # associated with the review, to know where they were on shipping.
Quoted from TigerLaw:
I’m super excited to be getting my R&M soon(ish). I’m number 115 and I can’t think of a game I’ve looked this much forward to in many years. I’ve only watched a few minutes of video, I want everything to be new to me when I open up that box.
Man, that is exciting and admirable. I have been watching every second of footage I can find!
That bulb that is just about touching the back of the guide there...
I'd replace that one with one of the Comet Quick Link style bulbs.
It'd add a spot to connet additional lights (if you want it in the future) and keep it from making contact when the rail flexes.
I would be worried about stressing that lamp, socket and connection in that current position.
Quoted from titanpenguin:
I thought these were just lenses and the actual LED is a on board below?
The lenses are connected to the bulb body...and on and on ... (like that bone song) until you get to the wiring and bracket/mount.
I would just be worried that as a ball travels along the rail and flexes it that the lens would transmit some of that force down the line.
A QL type Bulb would eliminate that concern.
Was not thinking about the RGB though.
Fix might be as simple as backing that target with foam?
You could also maybe make a plastic deflector and mount it to the tab that rail mounts to?
Quoted from docquest:
I intended people to eat the included bonus candy when they install their Pickle Rick mods. Since its shelf life is probably multiple years you should be good to go whether you are #84 or #750 on the list.
I actually like the gum to "breath" a little so it's as hard and sharp as Cap'n Crunch and can cut your gums when you try to chew it. Just like the pink sheets of gum like material that came with my trading cards back in the day.
Normally I wouldn't complain, but the instructions didn't cover this and I mistakenly ate mine...
Since I am #458 I am sure that you will have ample time to get me some spares to use for install.
Quoted from razorsedge:
I don't mind tinkering either. I'm a fitter and machinist and tech. But I am not everybody. Also if the wireform is not substantial enough... well that is more than just tinkering, it's replacment.
I am sensing an opportunity to sell up to 750 units of your improved design.
You can just bevel cut that corner of the rail a bit, too. Would eliminate that contact point.
Is it a lack of momentum or is it hitting that diverter?
I was looking at Carl's photos last night and I think that there is also some work that can be done to mitigate the contact with the base of the diverter.
Quoted from jhoward1082:
I'm assuming the playfield was cut and dimpled based off the final CAD that Scott produced which was based off the year+ that he worked on the whitewood... At that point, it's just screwing things into the pre-dimpled holes. I'm not sure how something could have gotten messed up during manufacturing.
Well, it's a radius and they are extremely finicky when it comes to measurement and install. Get anything slightly wrong and it all goes bad pretty quick...
I have been wondering what gauge steel was on the whiteboard compared to the production. (Or, if they were different at all?)
I would imagine that you would want a thinner gauge while you were designing / dialing a machine in. It would allow you to make more changes to geometry on the fly, but when you switch to a stouter production piece you would lose some 'spring' (that we see people regaining when they remove some support screws).
Anyway, I am sure that Spooky is well aware of the mods and I have no doubt they will address any issues brought to them by the community.
Quoted from kklank:
Photos don’t lie.
It would be helpful if they were from the same position, but looking at them it seems like yelobird's is drilled a heavy 1/4" or so further from the artwork. Weird, as many of the other holes seem to be in the same places...but that one is definitely off.
You can adjust your settings and make just about any game easier to play for the non-serious flipper.
Current girlfriend gets her ass handed to her on FT regulary and she can get pretty abusive towards it (language), but she keeps hitting Start and won't hear talk of me dumbing it down for her.
If your wife likes to flip with you, she'll like just about any game you guys play together.
Quoted from northerndude:
I swear it takes more energy to complain and appear whiney. I don’t see the point to come
innnanf mention to everyone that your schedule doesn’t match the streamers schedule or vice versa.
I didn't say shit about the schedule. I expressed disappointment that the Stream was not captured (and not broadcast in a way that allowed me to watch).
That's it. Spent some time looking for it, then came here to find out that it was not archived.
It took a lot less effort than ankle biting other commentors, that's for sure.
Quoted from northerndude:
How come you can’t see the stream?
Device issues? Curious.
No worries. I was not trying to keep others from seeing it (or streams of future updates). Just being bummed I got shut out.
I am in rural MT. Sometimes it takes hours to just get my emails!
Quoted from metallik:
If you leave a stream run unattended, will it eventually buffer everything so you can watch it properly (as long as you don't close the browser)?
Unfortunately, no. I just get knocked offline and the Stream times out. Though I can read along with the chat on occasion.
Man...you guys have to be thrilled!
Keep the unboxing pics coming. Some of us have a long wait ahead and need to stay good and green with envy.
10 Minutes of a Bowen Stream isn't going to show off the Pop. Bowen is a control player and if you want to see him utilize the Pop, you are gonna have to ask him to do so.
Watch Karl or Jack Danger play. Their Pops are both scorching fast and because they both will play with a lot less intent on maintaining control, you will see the Pop in action.
But, it's danger and Bowen generally avoids dangerous plays in pinball.
Or, don't and keep asking questions rudely.
Quoted from Krsmith9:
Uhh... Karl is about as skilled of a control player as you’ll see...
Karl is a monster player.
But he flips on the fly a lot more than Bowen does, as far as I can tell. I'm not studying film here. Just biding my time waiting by watching streams.
But, yeah...all of those guys are really good players who can play with as much control as they want to.
Yo Scott -
About time for a new Quote isn't it? We've been evil/smart for a long time.
Quoted from adamross:Anyone have pics of where the washers go?
Washers would go between the scoop assembly and the PF. Basically, you are shimming it to lower the front edge of the scoop. Might only need to do the front, but I can't tell you for over a year.
If you are gonna do all 4, it wouldn't really be any harder to remove it and file that edge as Whysnow / Hilton / Hamilton suggests.
If mine comes without a block of Smoked Gouda, shaped like Wisconsin, I am going to be very upset.
I am gonna go out on a limb and guess Zach has never skinned a deer.
(Thanks for the unboxing vid!)
Kaneda is a douche.
Suddenly he's part of the Design Team at Spooky or some shit...guy has an insane opinion of himself and, apparently, of his reacharounds.
Quoted from delt31:
Kaneda is helping this community tremendously. Let’s see. He single handily FIXED the loop shot. He got the target decals to be much higher quality. Those are two big ones.
He did no such thing. He complained about the shot on the machine at Jack bar.
When I asked if the machine had been tuned up and the orbit fix done, the owner himself remarked that it had not and went looking in this Thread for the solution.
Kaneda had nothing to do with it other than finding out about a fix that was already discussed here and employed by others.
But feel free to let us know how his reacharounds are. I am still betting they are overrated.
Quoted from delt31:
Decals weren’t moving either.
Do you know what Charlie did before Spooky? Because I am pretty sure he ran a Print Shop.
And I am equally sure fixing the target decals was not going take long. Spooky listens and if they can address issues, they do. Apparently that includes shipping out Cheese Balls.
Quoted from greenhornet:
kaneda is a consumer advocate. he points out areas which can be improved upon, hoping to facilitate change which may result in customers receiving a more enjoyable, better looking, trouble-free game.
That's a little long to print on a card. Here, let me take a stab at it.
Kaneda - Self Aggrandizing Podcast Host
Quoted from Kevlar:
Hilarious moment just now, my girlfriend was playing and Rick said ' Hit something useful, Fuck Face' . I was in tears. She wasn't amused
At the risk of sleeping on the couch after every holiday, for the rest of my life, that is how I would make out all her cards.
Quoted from Whysnow:
One of the suckers that were bidding against the schill will be dumb enough to take it and not realize what happened.
To imply that someone bidding was a schill is to accuse the Seller of being involved in a scam.
Not a very cool thing to do in the absence of any sort of proof.
Typical eBay Clusterfuck. ...but look at the Bid History and then SHOW me why you think there was a schill bidder involved and where / how you can connect a Bidder with the Seller.
Otherwise, I would think an apology would be in order.
Quoted from Whysnow:
Never once did I accuse the seller of being involved. Lots of other people have interest in upping the final price. A non paying top bidder, even if a single bid, is a clear indication that person was pushing the price with no intent of purchase.
Perhaps you should use a different term. Schill Bidding is not what you describe, here.
And last minute, single bids, are the majority of winners in almost all of my auctions. eBay's rules pretty much encourage it.
Quoted from zaphX:
So a full month from payment to shipping?
If you have been paying attention, and you have, you know the Australia Container went out during this month.
Additionally, it was mentioned (again) that the Butter Cabs were setting some builds back a little bit. Even though they were not expected to once production got rolling...
So far, it's been closer to 2 weeks than a month for the majority of production. At least, based on what is posted in this and the other Thread.
Quoted from goingincirclez:
They sent me a clown nose once; funniest most random semi-useless thing ever but I've actually been kinda disappointed they haven't sent another in my subsequent orders.
How many noses do you have?
I mean, if they had sent a clown shoe...I could understand your disappointment.