(Mods, feel free to move this thread to the appropriate sub-forum if this is posted in the wrong place. I am still having trouble figuring out how to navigate these forums correctly, so I apologize in advance.)
I've been looking for a good forum to discuss and learn anything and everything about pinball for a while now. I've come to the conclusion that this is by far the most active, helpful, and genuinely friendly forum on the internet; pertaining to pinball. And so about an hour ago, instead of ghosting around as a guest, I finally made an account.
A little about myself: I am twenty-five years old. I've been an avid fan of video-games for my entire life. That's how it started. I own just about every system ever made. Multiples of some, not that it matters. Anyhow, as I've gotten older I began to collect older systems. SEGA, ATARI, Nintendo, Sony, Reyarch ~.What started as an obsession with graphics and building PCs, modding hardware, etc. turned into an obsession with old school arcade cabinets; which subsequently lead to pinball.
About a year ago my girlfriend left me, and then I lost my job. So I started hanging out at a pizza shop that had a little mini-arcade in the back. And I randomly dropped a quarter into an old Williams machine. It was F-14 Tomcat, and I fell in love. After spending twenty two dollars in quarters, I finally had my first high score. #1 baby. That was the beginning of a wonderful and subsequently terrible obsession with pinball. But I am still very new to this. Many of you have been playing for scores of years. I am a baby when it comes to pinball, which is why I am glad to be here.
If it isn't too much trouble, I'd like to be an active member on this forum. Please be patient with me, I may ask stupid obvious questions, but anything helps. I am thoroughly convinced pinball is one of the weirdest, greatest things on planet earth. I intend to be the best. I have high scores on machines all over my city at the moment. But I am looking into going to tournaments soon. I just need to read and read and practice extensively.
Anyway, thanks for having me!