Can't wait for he next update. You just know the dragon is going to be wickedly awesome!
I actually think 3 of the 4 look good, and even though the last one doesn't look very good, still very excited about the pin!
This thread is truly and embarrassment to this community. And I'm talking more about Craz4pin than the camel toe picture I missed.
Jack is doing great things here. He's getting feedback, he's trying to improve the final product, I don't know how anyone can complain about the effort we are seeing with THLE.
Matt your changes look amazing! Thanks for what you are doing to improve the pin! Looks like this is going to be a KILLER game! Thanks Jack for listening to your customers!
Jack if you are around could you fill us in on any details or new developments? Your fans are eager to know more
So Jack do you think the final version of the pin will look different, even significantly different than the latest photos just posted? And I'm glad you have the factory and the people in place
I was lucky to see a short video of Smaug talking at the end of a ball and it was awesome. I can't wait to see the final version
Matt if its not too late, I also agree maybe a tad more red, tad less gold for the Smaug addition. But i think we are all very impressed with your work!!
I don't like it either, but i do understand it. They don't want to slow down the production lines. But its a shame it has to be this way. I'd literally wait to have my machine done towards the very end to get my choice and not have to spend an extra $200 which I could put somewhere else
For those that are worried about the game, ask yourself this. After the problems/issues/negativity Jack got from WOZ (some if not most of which we now know was due to suppliers and not directly his fault) do you think he's going to ship a game out the factory door that isn't very good? Doing so would seem to be murder for his company. He has all the incentive in the world to make this a killer game. He's been quoted tons of times saying WOZ will be the worst game they ever make. So I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt here and have a feeling this is going to be a KILLER game. I've vested in it so of course this is going to be my stance, but logically it does make sense that he wouldn't just say F it and put out a turd.
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:
I just spotted this Hobbit video on YouTube from the MGC show Thanks to whomever posted it. Few things I noticed...
1) Popups are lit with white light from under the playfield. Nice touch!
2) Smaug's eyes appear to light up briefly during the multiball mode
3) Ring button graphic on the main LCD screen. Options said to light Thorin or Attempt backstab.
4) There's a new jackpot animation. Can't wait to hear the Gandalf callout for it later on.
5) Windlance ready insert is lit
6) New colored yellow bats with red rubber
Just keeps improving I really think Keith is swinging for the fences on this one, trying to top what he did on LOTR. I cannot wait for the full implementation of all the modes. You're going to really feel like you're Playing as Bilbo on a great adventure. And if there's a hidden wizard mode like Valinor Multiball, that's the icing on the cake for me.
» YouTube video
That did NOT look like a slow or boring pin to me! Probably most exciting video I've seen to date. Definitely encouraged!
I just want everyone to know I'm looking forward to getting my Smaug LE and my cat's breath smells like cat food.
Jack if you are reading the forums, this would be a GREAT time to give people an update. Whether you think we will like the news (rolls out next month!) or hate the news (next year) I think you will make a lot of people happy by posting what we can expect. Thanks!
Just saw this on FB
The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show has begun!
Hobbit Code updates from 0.17-0.18
-More mode start fanfares
-Skill shot display effect
-Added Modes: The Bait, Thief in the Night, More Gollum speech, Beast up/down behavior fixed, Added lamps to beast Multiball, Spider and Orc forced down during kickback/autolaunch
-Social media page in attract QR codes for tweeting game scores in attract mode
-Many more sound effects added and volume tweaks
I lost my job last week and am giving serious thoughts to giving up my Smaug LE. Anyone interested in buying for $8k? Yes that's $500 more than what I got in at but I've also had this money tied up for so long and would like to get something back for it, plus in a real bind. I believe my number is #493.
Lost my job a few weeks ago and thought I was going to cancel. Then made a really tough choice but decided to sell my wolverine LE so I could stay in for Smaug LE. Feel so happy that I think I have made the right choice!
So your work wasn't that relevant in 2006 yet you still charged THOUSANDS for your work back then. Interesting.
Just played a few quick games, definitely heard new call outs which was nice. Didn't get to 5 armies though
Just finished a marathon best game to date. 7,943,000! Killed Smaug once, played every multiball and got to Into the Fire and Barell Escape a second time! This is such a fun game!!
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