I have been hearing about a possible kit to fix the bugs on the Hobbit (i.e. Trapped balls, troll problems, wireform issues etc) here on Pinside always looking for an announcement or maybe even an email from JJP but I have heard nothing so far. I came across an article from Pinball Supernova (https://pinballsupernova.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/mods-jersey-jack-hobbit-upgrade-kit-springs-plastics-and-wire-forms/) and there is talk about it being released but I cannot find any other news on this.
Does anyone know if this kit has been released?
If it has, how can a normal guy like me who actually follows pinball more than the average guy (since I scan Pinside generally every day to try and find out about these things) get news and info on ordering these things. Do I have to be a Facebook follower of JJP ? Do I have to call Jen weekly? Do I have to submit a repair ticket with Jersey Jack to say I have problems occasionally with balls being stuck or balls flying off of the wireforms. Neither of these options are attractive to me
Is the ideology to not advertise these things and wait for someone to complain to make it known...sort of the squeaky wheel gets oiled, but only if someone complains that it is squeaky...otherwise those that can tolerate it being squeaky can just put up with it.
By the way, I have purchased both of JJPs machines directly from JJP and was an early investor and still don't know the answer to these questions. Maybe I just need a distributor?
Anyone have any insight?