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Hobbit Update

By B9

6 years ago

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#495 6 years ago
Quoted from MikeS:

I would love to see Jack keep the rest of the Hobbit details tightly under wraps until it is ready for release

Though I agree in principle with your "Stern" position here in keeping Jack's cards closer to his chest on TH, the distinction between the two business models of course is that Jack requires prepayment whereas Stern does not. Jack's prepayment model would not work without an ongoing release of updates.

#524 6 years ago
Quoted from DarkWizard:

can anyone clean it up or extrapolate?

Here, cleaned up Smaug's edges a bit.

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#530 6 years ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

There appears to be a lot more going on based off of the updated playfield layout.

Definitely changed the inserts mid-playfield, between the slings and the arrow shapes. Added a few inserts to the ramp entrances. Looks like the upper popups changed positions slightly. Wish Jack would have released the full resolution CAD layout.

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#906 5 years ago

It's really nice to see some flow! What do the upper flippers shoot at? I'm assuming the target banks?

#909 5 years ago
Quoted from mummite:

Not sure, this is a common comment on most of the hobbit info released, but I am sure it will be figured out soon enough.

I mean there HAS to be something that can either only be hit by the upper flippers or something that is much easier to hit with the upper rather than lower flippers -- most likely the latter.

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#1322 5 years ago

Has the habit trail that circled smaug been removed?

#1327 5 years ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

sure looks like it

Now that I found the old CAD drawing, the circular orbit around smaug is definitely gone. Whereas the left ramp sent the ball around smaug, now it dumps it to the left ramp. Also looks like the VUKs dump to the left and right habit trails as opposed to the "S" mini habit trails -- which I like. It certainly opens up the playfield.

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#1380 5 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

How else would the ball stop & drop into the pop bumper area and subway entrance.

An up post diverter? I'm looking at you Metallica

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#2309 5 years ago

I hope those VUK casing will be replaced with wireform.

#2415 5 years ago

Wow. What an improvement! VUK wireforms look so much better. Love the new playfield.

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