Quoted from Durzel:
Playing Devils Advocate - if you look at the OG Alien thread you can find people posting misgivings who got downvoted on principal by “true believers” in the early days of that too, because they didn’t want to entertain any other reality than the one they’d accepted, and we know how that ended up.
Weren’t Cointaker involved that time around too, as in they were the distributor but they got stiffed as well and eventually stopped doing business with them (Heighway) because of the false promises?
I think it’s possible to be both optimistic and guarded about this new pin, without dismissing the chequered history of the entities involved.
I hope it’s a success, as it’s a great theme and has great potential. People paying Cointaker currently are safe in so much as their deposits are, but I don’t think it’s prudent to get too carried away beyond that. We haven’t seen a functional pin yet, so it does still have that whiff of a kickstarter around it right now.
I could have been considered more than a "true believer" way back then, long before distributers were even brought in. Didn't downvote much, but got crucified for keeping hope alive, only to quit the "club" when the company tanked, leaving all pre-order guys like me screwed, watching a shipment of early, crappy games floating around the States to be taunted, flipped in our faces (ever seen an ad for an Alien pin stating it had problems? I haven't, but we all know better). Stocking parts made sense because who the hell was going to support us, ghostbusters? Sheer luck at the right time landed me a nice example, but of course no company to support it.
The popularity of this theme still speaks volumes (dammit, why won't someone do Predator)....look at the preorders despite the curtains. As an "OG" owner, not heard of a group concerned in fear of losing anything. If there is, I'm not a part. My game stays. Might even pickup a new one if/ when it actual gets made AND supported, who knows.
I'm too close to too many things to bring anything of value to this thread, but do watch it. I hope the games get made. I hope people can enjoy this new experience. More Alien Pinball is a good thing* (*)= tbd.
Off to fix one of my W/B machines that decided to cook one of the boards last night.....( all these damn games break/ need attention)