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Halloween owners thread…He’s Coming Home

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#2501 4 months ago
Quoted from curban:

Nothing against the guys who are frustrated by not having received their shooter rod...
...but when someone talks about shooter rods in general, I'm really tempted to channel by inner Jim Mora ("playoffs?!?") or Allen Iverson ("practice?!?").
Of all the crazy shit that us pinball enthusiasts pay too much for / or make "too big a deal" of...shooter rods have to be just about the worst. It's a $0.55 piece of plastic (or wood or...) that is comparable to the toys you get out of a gumball machine.
With that said...I do have my shooter rod for HW. So: na na na na foo foo.

But every part of the machine is a 50 cent toy out of a gumball machine I just want my last toy.

#2502 4 months ago

Muting this thread. G’bye.

#2503 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

I just want my last toy.

Cry More.

#2504 4 months ago
Quoted from finnflash:

It's what holds his shooter rod collection

Ok, coffee on the keyboard moment! Frickin hilarious!

#2505 4 months ago

Gracious, this thread has gotten a bit...off the rails

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#2506 4 months ago

Its my money and ill cry if I want to.

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#2507 4 months ago

A little shooter rod porn.

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#2508 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

I do not feel it right for a company to provide it to "later" customers before providing it to earlier ones. They have had quite some time to ship this thing out to past customers. I paid ALL of the money for a complete game before others... and yes I accepted the fact that part of my game would be missing til a later date. My expectation is that as soon as that part was available it would go out to me without delay. Instead it has been delayed to me because they are busy building other games... they are always busy building games they are a manufacturing company.
As an early adopter of the game have had to put up with a lot more then the rest of you will have to:
a. Early ramps are bad and have screws sticking out -- new ramp shipped
b. code issues / bugs / etc - typical for most games but the code issues / bugs have not been this bad on other company releases I have had
c. wiring issues / balls stuck in places because wiring in the way , poorly attached , not routed properly
d. Misaligned parts on the game because of initial poor assembly to be corrected in later versions of the game
The list goes on... but again its what I signed up for....

Nobody said they should have stopped putting them on new games as they built them... I said that 100 shooter rods takes 1 person about a day to ship them out... it wasn't do not put them on new machines till you ship them out... its create a priority to have someone ship these out ... could have been the day they came, the next day, 5 days later, its now been several weeks since they got them and started putting them on new games. They could have long shipped them out. If they don't have enough to ship old customers... that is their problem and should not be at the expense of me. I don't doubt they will eventually ship it to me... I would have just expected good service to follow a fifo process.... after all they build games according to fifo and take full payment for fifo... they don't make you pay for game 100 in full and ship game 500 out at that time.

It’s pretty obvious that the majority of the members posting in this owners group don’t care how you “feel” or what your “expectations” are.

Everything you complain about indicates you should never preorder or buy a newly released machine from any MFG. New Sterns have crap code and issues for the first 9-12 months until the bugs are worked out and code progresses. Look at the Alien and Lewbowski threads. Early and current buyers are having all kinds of problems.

Based on your laundry list of complaints it’s obvious that you should have requested a late production number. We all ordered on the same day, within a several hour window. Many here requested late production numbers for various reasons.

Call Stern about an issue you are having. You won’t be talking to Gary. Call Spooky and you can talk to Charlie,Bug, Squirrel or others that actually are part of the design and MFG process.

In the meantime maybe Pinside can line up some grannies who wear thick padded shoulder sweaters for crybabies like you.

#2509 4 months ago
Quoted from Lopa:

A little shooter rod porn.
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You bastard! Don’t taunt him!
Posting that pic is like salt in a flesh wound!
Poor fella!

What number is your machine?
If it’s higher than his and they mailed it to you I’m gonna completely MELT down!!!!

#2510 4 months ago

The shooter rod is in a box. It will be going out TODAY!!!

#2511 4 months ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

The shooter rod is in a box. It will be going out TODAY!!!

Squeaky wheel gets the grease!

#2512 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:Its my money and ill cry if I want to.

Cry all you want !
just stop crying in this thread!

#2513 4 months ago

Game #168 mwahahahahahaha

Quoted from ultimategameroom:

You bastard! Don’t taunt him!
Posting that pic is like salt in a flesh wound!
Poor fella!
What number is your machine?
If it’s higher than his and they mailed it to you I’m gonna completely MELT down!!!!

#2514 4 months ago

There are several boxes going out.

#2515 4 months ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

There are several boxes going out.

Hope #63 made the cut

#2516 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

I do not feel it right for a company to provide it to "later" customers before providing it to earlier ones. They have had quite some time to ship this thing out to past customers. I paid ALL of the money for a complete game before others... and yes I accepted the fact that part of my game would be missing til a later date. My expectation is that as soon as that part was available it would go out to me without delay. Instead it has been delayed to me because they are busy building other games... they are always busy building games they are a manufacturing company.
As an early adopter of the game have had to put up with a lot more then the rest of you will have to:
a. Early ramps are bad and have screws sticking out -- new ramp shipped
b. code issues / bugs / etc - typical for most games but the code issues / bugs have not been this bad on other company releases I have had
c. wiring issues / balls stuck in places because wiring in the way , poorly attached , not routed properly
d. Misaligned parts on the game because of initial poor assembly to be corrected in later versions of the game
The list goes on... but again its what I signed up for....

Nobody said they should have stopped putting them on new games as they built them... I said that 100 shooter rods takes 1 person about a day to ship them out... it wasn't do not put them on new machines till you ship them out... its create a priority to have someone ship these out ... could have been the day they came, the next day, 5 days later, its now been several weeks since they got them and started putting them on new games. They could have long shipped them out. If they don't have enough to ship old customers... that is their problem and should not be at the expense of me. I don't doubt they will eventually ship it to me... I would have just expected good service to follow a fifo process.... after all they build games according to fifo and take full payment for fifo... they don't make you pay for game 100 in full and ship game 500 out at that time.

You being an early buyer you know you are the beta testers and you know you will have issues. Unfortunately you have to wait for your shooter rod, and I don’t blame spooky for shipping out games with them now vs sending out new games without it. Sorry you have to wait but buying early can be full of issues and that’s why I opted to get a later run.

#2517 4 months ago

Stop complaining about shooter rods.....I bought one of these for my LZ...

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#2518 4 months ago
Quoted from Lopa:

Game #168 mwahahahahahaha

I’m a huge fan of Halloween and this is a dream machine for me. The pic is my 2019 Halloween costume.
I’m patiently waiting for #539. In the mean time I DEMAND Spooky send me a shooter rod so I have something to look at until my machine arrives. You other lucky people can actually play or in some cases just LOOK at your machines. I “feel” under appreciated as a deposit holder and Spooky Is NOT meeting my “expectations!”

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#2519 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

I paid before everyone else and deserve a complete game.

lol...I guarantee you I paid for my Ultraman before 99% of the people on this board paid for either HW or Ultraman, but I'll still be getting mine in like....June or July, because I ordered a BSE. Where are you, making the argument that Standards/BSE should get shipped first if they paid first? Oh, that's right, nowhere.

Quoted from Ilushka85:

I do not feel it right for a company to provide it to "later" customers before providing it to earlier ones.

See above.

#2520 4 months ago

Just got the powder coated housing for the plunger... I feel like we are cheating, getting a sneak preview of the powder before the game arrives. It looks amazing in person! Great work!
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#2521 4 months ago
Quoted from KSP1138:

Is your trick or treat shooter lane sticker blue or is that just a weird reflection?
I probably saw the original #79 sitting in a box when I picked up mine.

Just a trick of the light it seems. The sticker is black.

Some pics of the original damage. Was super stressed as I thought I might be screwed since didn't open the box and inspect since the tip and tell looked good and the box looked perfect, so was a big relief that Spooky took care of me.

Ironically the second box had a big hole in it, but the machine was fine. Was a good lesson for me to always open the box and inspect for future pins. Figured that was just a disclaimer, but not many people actually do that seeing older NIB pins frequently changing hands.

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#2523 4 months ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

Cry all you want !
just stop crying in this thread!

If you don’t like it you have mute or the option not to read. Last I checked you weren’t god of this thread. Otherwise you could have ejected me. Grow up.

#2524 4 months ago

Maybe I should add a shooter rod column to the tracking sheet lol

#2525 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

If you don’t like it you have mute or the option not to read. Last I checked you weren’t god of this thread. Otherwise you could have ejected me. Grow up.

Wait, did you just tell someone else to grow up after a dozen posts bitching about a fucking shooter rod? Seriously...??? Yikes...

Jeff

#2526 4 months ago
Quoted from Frax:

lol...I guarantee you I paid for my Ultraman before 99% of the people on this board paid for either HW or Ultraman, but I'll still be getting mine in like....June or July, because I ordered a BSE. Where are you, making the argument that Standards/BSE should get shipped first if they paid first? Oh, that's right, nowhere.

See above.

But why did you pay in full ? Shouldn’t you have only paid a deposit ?

#2527 4 months ago
Quoted from jeffro01:

Wait, did you just tell someone else to grow up after a dozen posts bitching about a fucking shooter rod? Seriously...??? Yikes...
Jeff

Everyone gets to pick what’s important to them when they buy a box of lights.

#2528 4 months ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

6:00am on a Saturday (Please read that as if it's a start of an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia)...a quick upper playfield adjustment video.

Thanks for this. I spent a lot of time adjusting the house when I first got the game, and after adjusting that post screw you pointed out which controls the left/right level it is almost perfect now. The only issue I have with it now is every once in a while the ball drops straight down depending on its speed going into the house before I can get a flipper on it.

#2529 4 months ago

Is it just me? I'm shooter rod exhausted. Please, please, let's discuss or explore something else. Just came up from playing a dozen HW games. Great stress relief - oh, and the knife shooter feels great! Too bad it hasn't helped my game...

#2530 4 months ago
Quoted from KSP1138:

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They're from Highland Park, land of rich assholes that want everything right away.

#2531 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

But why did you pay in full ? Shouldn’t you have only paid a deposit ?

Who said anything about "in full"? I paid a deposit, like 99.9% of other people? Did anyone pay in full upfront on day 1 that wasn't one of their Sooper Special Early Games Because we Like You people? Feel free to speak up if you (or anyone else did). If you want to claim that you paid in full while the vast majority of people put in deposits.....then....yeah, okay, maybe there's a somewhat valid complaint...but still gotta answer to that "first comes first" mentality when it comes to CE/BSE/Standards. Just assume that everyone followed the "standard" procedure that Spooky uses, which is deposit paid to hold your game. My point was that my deposit was put in way way earlier than my UM 42-whatever number would seem to indicate. I just didn't pay the 1000 buck Rush Delivery. Doesn't mean I get to bitch about my slot.

You'll get the rod. Take a deep breath, relax, and realize there's better things to stress out about in life than 3 1/4 inches of some plastic or wood sheets screwed together and attached to a metal pole that's barely visible in the game. Your non-pinhead friends that you want to impress don't care, and aren't going to ask you why it looks like a POS without the knife handle rod. I promise you.

#2532 4 months ago

Can someone give a simple explanation as to why the shooters weren't sent out in order of game recieved? Seems like a simple task, its all on record. Print labels, box em up, send em out.

#2533 4 months ago

I saw a Facebook page posting of someone sold their game saying it isn't a fun game and no amount of code is going to fix it.

I don't get that at all.

#2534 4 months ago

Never felt more appropriate.

#2535 4 months ago

Funny I think the same thing about Deadpool but they are double in price right now.

Quoted from kciaccio:

I saw a Facebook page posting of someone sold their game saying it isn't a fun game and no amount of code is going to fix it.
I don't get that at all.

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#2536 4 months ago
Quoted from Bobbydevil:

They're from Highland Park, land of rich assholes that want everything right away.

I moved to Winnetka. Even richer. Sorry you don’t qualify. Not going to apologize for working in life.

#2537 4 months ago
Quoted from djsolzs:

Funny I think the same thing about Deadpool but they are double in price right now.

???

#2538 4 months ago

Crap quoted the wrong person sorry

#2539 4 months ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Can someone give a simple explanation as to why the shooters weren't sent out in order of game recieved? Seems like a simple task, its all on record. Print labels, box em up, send em out.

This! I just wish there would have been a clear process, then they could have been tracked like the games, no-one waiting feels upset or left out, no-one at spooky gets bugged repeatedly about it, etc. I totally understand installing them on the new games, that just makes sense. Anyways I emailed spooky and I was told mine would go out today or tomorrow, so here's hoping they are clearing that backlog in full and this all ends shortly and everyone is happy and we can move on to discussing the game again.

#ShooterWatch2022

#2540 4 months ago
Quoted from freakyvideoguy:

This! I just wish there would have been a clear process, then they could have been tracked like the games, no-one waiting feels upset or left out, no-one at spooky gets bugged repeatedly about it, etc. I totally understand installing them on the new games, that just makes sense. Anyways I emailed spooky and I was told mine would go out today or tomorrow, so here's hoping they are clearing that backlog in full and this all ends shortly and everyone is happy and we can move on to discussing the game again.
#ShooterWatch2022

Totally agree. And there were not 1000s to send out. Literally there were 100 …. Should have taken 1-2 days.

#2541 4 months ago
Quoted from kciaccio:

I saw a Facebook page posting of someone sold their game saying it isn't a fun game and no amount of code is going to fix it.
I don't get that at all.

It was me. Love the theme and its a beautiful machine - but after owning it for a few weeks I came to the realization that it just wasn't my style game. Sold it to a nice fellow local Pinsider at a GREAT deal who will appreciate it more than I did.

#2542 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

I moved to Winnetka. Even richer. Sorry you don’t qualify. Not going to apologize for working in life.

I’m impressed. Most pinsiders would have given up on the point by now.

#2543 4 months ago
Quoted from kciaccio:

I saw a Facebook page posting of someone sold their game saying it isn't a fun game and no amount of code is going to fix it.
I don't get that at all.

I’ve heard this before, so many games have matured into great games. Look at TWD, people hated on that and now one of the greatest games out there.

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#2544 4 months ago
Quoted from Dan1733:

I’m impressed. Most pinsiders would have given up on the point by now.

Glad you get impressed easily.

#2545 4 months ago
Quoted from Lostcause:

I’ve heard this before, so many games have matured into great games. Look at TWD, people hated on that and now one of the greatest games out there.

I see Rick and Morty for sale for 17k today on Pinside and Halloween struggling for half that price and not to shit on Rick and Morty owners but game seems sparse to me.

#2546 4 months ago
Quoted from kciaccio:

I see Rick and Morty for sale for 17k today on Pinside and Halloween struggling for half that price and not to shit on Rick and Morty owners but game seems sparse to me.

Canadian

#2547 4 months ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

It was me. Love the theme and its a beautiful machine - but after owning it for a few weeks I came to the realization that it just wasn't my style game. Sold it to a nice fellow local Pinsider at a GREAT deal who will appreciate it more than I did.

Quoted from Lostcause:

I’ve heard this before, so many games have matured into great games. Look at TWD, people hated on that and now one of the greatest games out there.

Sometimes just the style of the game won't gel with some people. Since buying one a few weeks back, I've been reading opinions of ACNC and while I simply cannot understand anyone who wouldn't like it (it's absolutely brilliant), it does play significantly different to everything else I have (which are all Sterns).

#2548 4 months ago

Ya, but even 11k?

#2549 4 months ago
Quoted from kciaccio:

I see Rick and Morty for sale for 17k today on Pinside and Halloween struggling for half that price and not to shit on Rick and Morty owners but game seems sparse to me.

R&M has legendary code with great rules, a billion funny custom callouts, tons of show assets, amazing music & it’s just crazy fun. Layouts don’t exist in a vacuum. I thought we learned years ago with Iron Man & Tron that “sparse” means nothing if the game just makes you wanna play over and over. Fun is fun, it’s about the overall experience. R&M brings that experience.

#2550 4 months ago
Quoted from Ilushka85:

If you don’t like it you have mute or the option not to read. Last I checked you weren’t god of this thread. Otherwise you could have ejected me. Grow up.

You’re doing nothing but whining and complaining on this thread yet you tell other people to “Grow up?” What are you, Kaneda Jr, or something?

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