Hobbit setup. Just got my Smaug 314, build date 8/15/16 set up. Just a reminder to snip the zip ties under the play field that hold the beast mechanics. I didn't see that in the instructions (or I missed it).
It seems to have the updated left wire form, 360 beast mylar, ball blockers under the the beasts, and I think it has the updated ramp but I don't know what the old ones looked like.
It is very very heavy. Get some friends to help you get it into the house. An appliance hand cart helps a lot (took it out of box and strapped it to that) they have them at harbor freight for $90
Set it up to 6.9 using pin guy ipad app (front legs all they way down with lock nut between the foot and the leg. back legs have 21-22 mm (13 or 14/16 of an inch) of the bolt sticking out of the nut that is welded to the leg)
Came with 1.31 - Installed 1.9 delta software. The folder "hobbit update" must be in the root directory of USB drive or it doesn't work
Found the ball flying off left ramp onto the wind-lace ramp
Found the ball flying off the right ramp around the barrel bumpers and onto playfield
All settings stock except:
Changed flipper strengths from default 20 to 18
Changed slings from default 22 to 20
Changed sound master volume from 29 to 20
There are still occasional times where the ball jumps the wire forms but not as much.
What are others finding for flipper strength settings?
Volume is better for my room.
What other settings are people changing?
I love this game.
Mods so far:
Sword Shooter rod (easy maybe 10 minutes)
Laserific green plastic protectors (easy maybe 10 minutes to install)