Played in a tournament yesterday and it was the first I've played with Pirates in the lineup and it ended up being played twice by the groups I was in.
Honestly it wasn't even really fair for the other people that I was playing against. The character selection just seems to be way too gamebreaking for an experienced player vs. somebody who isn't as familiar with the game. I can only compare it to something like the shot multipliers on Star Wars.
Picked Blackbeard both games and easily put up well over a million while other players were struggling to break 100,000k. And some of these players are vastly better pinball players that I am.
Does this game have a 'tournament setting' in the operators menu? If not, are there any plans to put something in with the 1.0 code? I know its possible to tweak everything to a persons liking but it would be nice to see an official setting from JJP/Eric.
A few simple things that would be nice to see for tournaments.
- Plundering needs to be gone - its easy enough to just skip it, but it ends up wasting a mystery reward
- The same character should be available for everybody to pick
- Character's negative traits should be shown on the character selection screen (some of the guys i was playing with didn't even realize that some of the characters have negative traits)
- Multiball starts and re-starts need to be made dramatically more difficult and possibly remove the ability to stack
Anyways. Just some random thoughts I had while playing yesterday.
Anybody else played Pirates in a tournament setting yet?