I do hope the Deep Root gang are paying attention.
All of their hype has been geared to appeal to least emotionally balanced among us - those who wake up every morning praying for their "Jesus Pin." Indestructible playfields! 200 new innovations! Literal smoke, mirrors, and lightning!! 15 new titles!!! 10-year warranties!!!
The people they've most deeply and emotionally connected to with this pitch are also those who are least emotionally equipped to handle the inevitable disappointment that comes with all pinball reveals.
When they FINALLY reveal games, and it turns out they are not in fact life-changing, religious experiences, and are actually just pinball machines, it's going to be tough for these folks to handle. I mean you see it right here - a meltdown because they haven't even REVEALED yet! Can you imagine what happens when the games are actually shown to the public and it turns out what they promise is short of actual spiritual enlightenment?
So what do you do then? You just throw in with the Sterns, the JJPs, and the spookys of the world - you know, people who just make ordinary old pinball machines, not world-altering experiences that rival anything the prospective buyers have ever known in their empty lives.
And how is that going to play out? The world is already full of companies who provide that to buyers.
On the 875th day of Deep Root, when the reveal finally happens, I'm going to be a bunker somewhere just to be safe.