(Topic ID: 40132)

I'll never go "Pro"

By John_in_NC

6 years ago

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    #118 6 years ago
    Quoted from Max_Badazz:

    I agree...Tron Pro is 99% just as much fun as TRON LE (the 1% is Daft Punk Multiball) but at 1/2 the price. (and I own an LE and I'm admitting the fun of the pro... so it must be true)

    I don't fully understand the collector mindset, but I do understand that many are "completists". Still, part of collecting something is having something that is unique and exclusive.

    So I wonder if a lot of the complaints and justification for why there should be no LEs and why they cost too much are really based in that LEs are exactly what collectors want as long as they're in the club that can manage them financially.

    #119 6 years ago
    Quoted from Propaganda:

    When I look at my metal aprons, sturdy lock down assemblies, real playfield supports on my 2004 LOTR and 2007 TSPP, I feel sorry for the pro buyers...

    This is the difference between people who play pinball versus people who collect/tech pinball. None of those things you mentioned (except the apron) affect playability.

    #121 6 years ago
    Quoted from BC_Gambit:

    Once a person matures mentally after a point an they should realize the only thing unique and exclusive about these sorts of collectibles is being able to write the cheque to buy them.
    A new Stern LE isn`t all that limited or unique, it just costs a lot. Whoop de doo. Is the game necessarily better than many games out there for a fraction of the price? No.
    But if it gives people the warm fuzzies to be in an exclusive club then they will continue to happily pay to be part of it...
    If you can afford it and buy every LE that comes out, more power to you if you enjoy it. If you are doing it for the thrill of being in some exclusive collector minority, that`s just sad. Every game ever made is part of a limited edition. If you can find a pinball where they made an infinite amount of copies you might need to check in at a mental health clinic.

    If you didn't really care, you'd be apathetic. But you do care enough to decide "it's sad". So in turn, the LE does mean something.

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