Quoted from Cserold:
Came here to post note below and see it's being discussed right now. Great slow motion video of the issue.
It seems like my right loop sucks. Tons of shots rattle out while shaking crap out of marshmallow man. Some shots hop into shooter lane and here is a rules question: I will get the "gozer" mode flashing on the right loop and make the shot several times and the mode won't start. Is that right??? Thought a flashing mode light meant it was ready to start on next shot. These shots are definitely reaching the rollover switch in back right corner. Anybody else seeing this? If I'm misunderstanding rules please let me know. Thank you!
This is a major part of the problem.
In many situations, a lit mode is counting on the ball to travel the full orbit and get caught by the up-post in the entrance to the left orbit. If it rattles around and falls into the pops, no mode. It sucks.
For this reason, it's not just rejects that impact the game. Far too often a completely clean shot rattles up near the gate, causing the ball to lose the momentum necessary to make it around the orbit.
Alternatively, if you're trying for a right orbit skill shot, full plunge, shoot right orbit from flipper, and the ball hops the right orbit switch, no skill shot for you (unless you happen to luck into the PKE lane you had chosen).