Quoted from Sjsilver:
My point is, if it took him 4 years to get to this point, how long will it take to get to an honest to god pre-production machine, and how much money will be left over at that point to start the manufacturing process or finish the other projects?
Really good summary Sjsilver.
This is the big elephant in the room that John simply won't address and is at the core of all of our frustrations with him.
Ok, here we are, this is where we are at, now tell us HOW we are going to get to a "finished product" ready to be built and WHEN will they all be delivered.
Financially, it just simply can't take another 2 years even to get MG complete and out the door. Or RAZA for that matter.
We have gotten down to the "lick log", status quo and operating as usual won't be good enough in the near term future, for him or for us.
We need timelines, like he promised us from the "production manager" he hired, if he's still there, and someone to make him to stick to those timelines.
Without transparency, disclosure and some guarantees, I don't see how he raises the $$$ to keep funding these projects.
Apparently people are getting money requests on RAZA and AIW, I'm not, but it doesn't surprise me due to the shoddy accounting as an afterthought.
Like Bill and others have said, John is a "good man", with great passion and love for pinball. I'm afraid he is just trying to buy time while he waits for the white knight to ride in, team up, and save the day.
Obviously making a pinball machine is a complete "bitch". He's gotta get more help, yet how do you get more help without funds?
Regardless, a new way forward with a vision shared with everybody has got to be forthcoming soon, very soon.