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Is Pinside the original Kick Starter?


By Chitownpinball

53 days ago



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    #1 53 days ago

    I had a thought this morning about pin mods and the people that make them.

    Are we NOT the original Kick Starter?

    A person roughly designs a mod.
    The mod gains momentum as people get on the "list".
    The mod evolves as the designer gets people to test, test, test.
    The list gets fulfilled, in the order the list was made, much like early adopters on Kick starter with tiers of who gets their mod when.

    Guys, we were ahead of our time.

    Has Robin ever thought about incorporating a feature/section dedicated to something like a Kick starter clone?

    The profiles for the modders could show:
    Feedback score
    Number of mods made (with links to the threads)
    Relevant video links, maybe pictures of the mods installed on peoples games

    Right now, this doesn't really give me any idea of what they make mods for game wise. No content. Just words.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/biz/directory/1026-mezel-mods

    Plus, the best mods seem to come from one-off users (with exception to a few). Not companies.

    I think this might help to document what has been made. So if some one bails on the hobby, we don't lose their contribution.

    Lots of potential there. Does any one think this would be cool?

    #2 53 days ago

    I think there are a lot of members who create great things in their sheds
    it seems to work how it is, why mess with it?

    #3 52 days ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    I think there are a lot of members who create great things in their sheds
    it seems to work how it is, why mess with it?

    Well, I came upon a mod recently that I had no idea existed. If some one hadn't mentioned it in a thread, I would have never have known to dig super deep into the club thread to find it.

    #4 52 days ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    Well, I came upon a mod recently that I had no idea existed. If some one hadn't mentioned it in a thread, I would have never have known to dig super deep into the club thread to find it.

    You've peaked my interest. Which mod?

    #5 52 days ago
    Quoted from Chitownpinball:

    Are we NOT the original Kick Starter?

    No because kick starter has been around longer than Pinside has worked like this. Pinside just used to be a normal business model of someone made a mod and then sold them. Recently it has changed into more of what you're talking aboot.

    #6 52 days ago
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    #7 52 days ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    You've peaked my interest. Which mod?

    The Shadow battlefield illumination mod. Pretty killer mod, dude did a really nice job. It amazes me the knowledge in this hobby!

    #8 49 days ago

    Where did you find such a mod?

    #9 47 days ago

    A pre-order feature for Pinside shops is in development, which will be very helpful to kickstart cool pinball ideas.

    It essentially works like this. You come up with a mod/idea that you can produce. You open a Pinside shop, create a listing for your mod/idea and mark it as "pre-order". Then you communicate about it on the forums and let the community know about it. Pinsiders can now order it and pay a small percentage of the full amount. If the mod is ready for shipping, the shop owner will request the additional payment. If the project fails, the prepayments will be refunded automatically. Well, at least, that's the plan. Like I said, it's work in progress.

    #10 47 days ago
    Quoted from pinlawyer:

    Where did you find such a mod?

    Pm me for more info

    Quoted from robin:

    A pre-order feature for Pinside shops is in development, which will be very helpful to kickstart cool pinball ideas.
    It essentially works like this. You come up with a mod/idea that you can produce. You open a Pinside shop, create a listing for your mod/idea and mark it as "pre-order". Then you communicate about it on the forums and let the community know about it. Pinsiders can now order it and pay a small percentage of the full amount. If the mod is ready for shipping, the shop owner will request the additional payment. If the project fails, the prepayments will be refunded automatically. Well, at least, that's the plan. Like I said, it's work in progress.

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