#Where's the code? Ghostbusters Code Wish List, 26 months and counting

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#Where's the code? Ghostbusters Code Wish List, 26 months and counting


By PanzerFreak

5 months ago



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“Are you happy with the code support Ghostbusters has received?”

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#101 7 days ago

Anyone think that the code update would be coupled with a vault release?
Would not surprise me if they piled it on top of a re release to build momentum and chatter.

I was in on this early put my order in with the fall before the release when I first got wind of the rumor.
Still a grail title for me so I am in for the long haul. Stern will deliver much like Kiss I think we will be happy in the end.

#102 6 days ago
Quoted from desertT1:

Yep. I'm not convinced of it's value in a setting where there aren't a lot of extra balls available. At my location I have things set to 1 extra ball so you can't really rack up a bunch of 10% of your score skill shots.

I don't think it's a game-breaker. On the first ball it nets you 1M points...so what. The real advantage is starting the mode right away...but it locks you into WBTD. I much prefer the librarian scoop ladder skill shot. Two modes and I'm in WCWS.

All of these scoring "exploits" or imbalances have a risk/reward/opportunity cost to them. You have to make them, and then you have to take advantage of them. They're not gimmes.

#103 6 days ago
Quoted from sethi_i:

I don't think it's a game-breaker. On the first ball it nets you 1M points...so what. The real advantage is starting the mode right away...but it locks you into WBTD. I much prefer the librarian scoop ladder skill shot. Two modes and I'm in WCWS.
All of these scoring "exploits" or imbalances have a risk/reward/opportunity cost to them. You have to make them, and then you have to take advantage of them. They're not gimmes.

Agreed. A few of my regulars can do the plunge exploit on demand, but few ever do it at all because it's not really a great advantage if its restrictions don't fit with your strategy.

Besides, I can hit WBTD on the fly as it comes around the orbit 80% of the time. Does messing up the plunge thing lock you into something if you mess it up a certain way?

#104 6 days ago
Quoted from ScottyC:

what's the skill shot cheat?
Is that the short plung in the lane and then hit it just right before it falls all the way down?

Correct. And I believe on Ball 1 you get 1mil + WBTD mode start. Balls 2 and 3 I think are +10% of your score.

#105 5 days ago
Quoted from desertT1:

Does messing up the plunge thing lock you into something if you mess it up a certain way?

I'm not sure you can mess it up. You just have to keep short plunging and trying to time the long plunge over and over. I believe you can keep trying it forever. The only two final outcomes I know of are 1) you make it work, or 2) you short plunge too long and it falls off the shooter lane. But if you don't flip or hit any switches, it'll drain and load the ball back in the shooter lane. I've never seen anyone hit the second plunge hard enough to get into the pops without going all the way around.

I don't do it, mainly because I just don't want to. Getting good at double plunging won't make me a better player. And that's what I really need!

#106 5 days ago
Quoted from sethi_i:

I don't do it, mainly because I just don't want to. Getting good at double plunging won't make me a better player. And that's what I really need!

Ha! I agree with you there. Being a pro at that exploit will not help me win very many more games. In the recent city championship, I put up 170ish million on ball 3 after everyone was in the low teens after ball 2. As second player I was feeling pretty good and had 1 point in the bag and just needed GB to do its thing and I was sitting on 4 points. Nope. Player 3 put up 300-something on ball 3 and player for did 200-something. Pretty strong game on my part considering what we all did after 2 balls, still end up in third. I don't need to blow the game up every time, just get better.

#107 5 days ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

Why are you all so breathlessly awaiting the code update, as if it's due to drop any day now? It's on their "to-do" list and all anyone can do is accept that it'll be done when it's done. I'd be surprised if that day is any time before Expo since that would be a good time to release it so they can use its completion as a bullet point in whatever presentations they have at that event.

No. Just...NO. Stop, right there. There is no "just accepting" it.

#108 3 days ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

Why are you all so breathlessly awaiting the code update, as if it's due to drop any day now? It's on their "to-do" list and all anyone can do is accept that it'll be done when it's done. I'd be surprised if that day is any time before Expo since that would be a good time to release it so they can use its completion as a bullet point in whatever presentations they have at that event.

Dwight hasn't even started on polishing. The code is probably untouched since his release in January 2017. Worse then that, Dwight seems to not even know what is bad with the code according to his podcast interview.

#109 3 days ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

Why are you all so breathlessly awaiting the code update, as if it's due to drop any day now? It's on their "to-do" list and all anyone can do is accept that it'll be done when it's done. I'd be surprised if that day is any time before Expo since that would be a good time to release it so they can use its completion as a bullet point in whatever presentations they have at that event.

It's partially due to many of us having spent thousands of dollars for a game that still hasn't had its code completed after nearly 3 years.

#110 3 days ago

Some hints from Zombie Yeti on Facebook regarding the future of Ghostbusters code

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#111 2 days ago

Stern also said they didn't forget about GB code.... 26 months ago.

#112 2 days ago

That's good news, but it was also coming after Star Wars.

#113 2 days ago

After listening to Dwight’s last interview it sure sounded like absolutely nothing has been done at all.
He stated he was not even going to touch it until Munsters was done.
While I hope he is messing with us all, I highly doubt it.

#114 2 days ago
Quoted from Arcade:

After listening to Dwight’s last interview it sure sounded like absolutely nothing has been done at all.
He stated he was not even going to touch it until Munsters was done.
While I hope he is messing with us all, I highly doubt it.

Yeah, he's not working on it until Munsters is done which probably won't be that much longer. Dwight also mentioned in the podcast that he's the next programmer in line to roll off a project who will then have time to work on other items. He mentioned that other programmers have been able to work on other items as they had a break between games, Dwight is about to get that once Munsters is done.

#115 2 days ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Yeah, he's not working on it until Munsters is done which probably won't be that much longer. Dwight also mentioned in the podcast that he's the next programmer in line to roll off a project who will then have time to work on other items. He mentioned that other programmers have been able to work on other items as they had a break between games, Dwight is about to get that once Munsters is done.

He seemed more interested and less aloof when talking about getting to work on GOT compared to Ghostbusters.

#116 2 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

He seemed more interested and less aloof when talking about getting to work on GOT compared to Ghostbusters.

Yeah, sounds like GOT is done beyond bug fixes but who knows. GOT may always feel incomplete to some as the game code only includes content up to I believe the 4th season versus code being added as the show has gone on. I've always been hesitant to buy pins that are released while a show or movie trilogy is still on going as companies tend to never go back and add code from the remaining seasons / movies.

I'm thinking that finishing Ghostbusters code will be at the top of Dwight's list after Munsters is completed considering Stern has now been telling customers every month since their first Stern of the Union address in October of 2017 that an update is coming. Every non Ghostbusters code update post that Stern makes on Facebook at this point is bombarded with comments about Ghostbusters code and Ghostbusters memes lol.

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#117 1 day ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

It's partially due to many of us having spent thousands of dollars for a game that still hasn't had its code completed after nearly 3 years.

and ranting weekly while tapping your foot is going to make the code appear any sooner? If you're good enough to consistently make it to the dead end road of this game's code, then what had anyone thinking that road was going to be finished soon after the game's release? People were lined up with cash in hand even after non-code related issues came out in waves. Go play outside this summer, time will pass and maybe the code will be released before the holidays.

#118 1 day ago
Quoted from Agent_Hero:

and ranting weekly while tapping your foot is going to make the code appear any sooner?

Ranting, nasty emails, boycott threats, class action suits, and protests at the factory.
Pretty sure the desired outcome is for Stern to go back to not communicating their plans with the public again. After all, anything they say WILL be held against them.

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