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Do you restart your game after a bad 1st ball?

By Chet_Hardbody

3 months ago

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    #108 78 days ago

    Can't say I ever have, but I've had that urge to do it. One great thing about my single player EM is I can just hit the coin in when the ball gets near the bottom and it resets just fine. No high scores are saved though...so that's a downside.

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    #129 57 days ago

    You can do whatever you want with your pins. Take a hammer to them for all I care. However, restarting to get that perfect first ball is cheap. I don't think it's a legit score if you keep restarting. It's like playing an old school video game with save states. It wouldn't be allowed in any competition setting. If you're just playing for fun you won't be restarting after a bad first ball, and if you are playing seriously, you shouldn't restart the game after a bad ball either. You should just do your best and let that high score come.

    That's how I see it. I don't care either way, but logically it makes no sense if you're taking it seriously or casually playing.
    To me it just devalues the score. Some don't see it that way, they see it as a complete restart of the game, but I think it's cheap.

    Hell, I don't even think home scores are legit unless you film it. Not because you have unlimited plays on it, but because you could easily cheat. I value my high scores on location more than any home game scores people post on here. Picture or not, I don't know if it's legit. Even if it is, I paid for each of the games I played and I have other people playing the game.

    #134 54 days ago
    Quoted from kvan99:

    You keep saying you don't care but you kinda do, right? Or else you wouldn't be writing about it..

    I’m just discussing the topic of restarting games on a bad first ball. The thought process. The pros and cons.
    I didn’t know detailing my view on it meant I was that invested. Im just bored and looking to exchange ideas man.

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