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kwiKimart's Honest and Unbiased Review of STLE/Prem/Pro


By kwiKimart

5 years ago



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#101 5 years ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

You are impossible to get along with. Who don't you argue with? Even centerflank now, who the hell argues with centerflank? nobody, that's who

I don't really care what you think. You have zero credibility to me. That was the case before you admitted that you "fudge the numbers", but that post pretty much wrapped it up with a nice little bow.

#102 5 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

I don't really care what you think.

Ah, at least we have something in common.

#103 5 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

Yeah right. You'd be screaming bloody murder if he had rated your beloved WOZ a 1.5 without playing it.

No, I could really care less, Take a look at all the bogus Woz ratings both up and down, its no different here other than a whole lotta rosie (whining) There are several 1 to 4 ratings on Woz all from people that don't own it. Means nothing.

It's just a whole lot of selective outrage when the entire rating system works this way, why is anybody surprised?

#104 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

No, I could really care less

So you *do* care some!

#105 5 years ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

who the hell argues with centerflank?

QG does bring up solid points in his rebuttals though....

#106 5 years ago

Tron kicks ass.

#107 5 years ago

Ok, that you can't argue with.

#108 5 years ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

Ah, at least we have something in common.

Can't argue with that either!

#109 5 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

So you *do* care some!

I don't agree with the practice of doing that, I take a mental note of who's doing it and then weigh it accordingly!

It's just a flawed system that doesn't mean much.....

People should be required to update/ rerate every year or have their ratings drop off, that would be fair to the newer pins versus the over rated games from the 80's and 90's with less to compare to.

#110 5 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

Can't argue with that either!

Yes very true.

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#111 5 years ago

I don't get the hype of Tron! I hate the theme and have only played the pro and its probably my least favorite pin of any pin I've ever played, right there with Harley Davidson. Maybe it's just the theme for me.

#112 5 years ago

How does a "kwiKi's bad rating gone good then gone bad" thread turn into a ratings love fest?
Hashtag: feeling sick now.

#113 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I don't get the hype of Tron! I hate the theme and have only played the pro and its probably my least favorite pin of any pin I've ever played, right there with Harley Davidson. Maybe it's just the theme for me.

Moderators, please ban this guy.

#114 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I don't get the hype of Tron!.

Now you've gone and Tron it.......incoming!

#115 5 years ago
Quoted from centerflank:

Moderators, please ban this guy.

I'm gonna go rate that turd right now! Hehe....

Actually, I'm going to update my 1-2-3 ratings

Going from Lotr, Woz, Ac/dc to Ac/dc, Woz, Lotr....

So for you ratings freaks I'm going to downgrade my Woz rating! That's right, mark it down, I'm slicing it to be true to my current feelings in relation to Ac/dc (subject to change with code)

#116 5 years ago

I just think the rating system needs to be fixed. I see this BS all the time, people that rate certain pins a 10 and others that are in the same class/era a 1 or 2. Just not possible IMO.

You might not agree with my ratings, but I tend to stay in a range from about a 6-10 and I think most others do too. It just sucks that these ratings are abused by some for financial gain or other reasons. I think the 1-10 system makes it easy to abuse. Not that I have a good answer, but switching to using the median vs. the mean might be a good start.

#117 5 years ago
Quoted from Toasterdog:

You might not agree with my ratings, but I tend to stay in a range from about a 6-10 and I think most others do too.

Anything under a 5 seems fishy to me. I flag those as bogus as usually the comments accompanied with it are "crap" or something like the guy that rated STLE a 1.

edit----and someone starred his rating, WTH?

#118 5 years ago

Ok, I feel like I just gave a fair and honest rating of Tron, what do you guys think?

Already deleted it, it was bothering me

#119 5 years ago
Quoted from Toasterdog:

Not that I have a good answer

What about pics or you can't rate it, I mean show a pic of you playing the game with either a sad, happy or mellon collie face otherwise you never played it?

#120 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Ok, I feel like I just gave a fair and honest rating of Tron, what do you guys think?

Funny

#121 5 years ago

I don't rate games until they are finished code wise, and or I have played them a fair amount of times. Come to think of it, I really don't rate games that often anyway. I play pinball.

#122 5 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

So what? People need to worry more about themselves and what they do versus telling other people what to do or not do, its one rating, one person, big deal.
Every pin has its bogus ratings so you guys want to cry about it go ahead!
The "10" ratings are just as bad and I don't see the public outrage there

Sounds like you are the one crying about it and defending the guys childish actions.
Nice try though in shifting the focus to a different argument / topic.

I could care less what any game is rated and everyone is entitled to their opinion.
When its totally dishonest and only intended to get a rise out of others its simply trolling.

(You swallowed the bait)

#123 5 years ago

Merry Christmas

#124 5 years ago
Quoted from PEN:

Merry Christmas

Ditto!

#125 5 years ago

Don't worry guys, I brought backup...
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After reading through three pages of "WTF?!?", I figured eVeRyOnE on here (including kwiKi) could use a little boost.

#126 5 years ago

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#127 5 years ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

Don't worry guys, I brought backup...

After reading through three pages of "WTF?!?", I figured eVeRyOnE could use a little boost.

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That's awesome, cause we all know you're not you when you're hungry.

#128 5 years ago

Iiiiiiiii just wanna tell you how I'm fee e ling
You know the rules and so do I
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
......

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#129 5 years ago
Quoted from cal50:

I could care less what any game is rated and everyone is entitled to their opinion.
When its totally dishonest and only intended to get a rise out of others its simply trolling.

Yep, and it sure got a rise out of you crybabies! Swallowed that bait whole didn't you.......

#130 5 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

The guy lied. He rated a pin without ever playing it.
Others recommended that he simply admit what he did, apologize for it, and move on. Instead, he says things like people shouldn't drink the Stern Kool-Aid, calls people idiots and morons, and never once admitted what he did was wrong.
And now...after saying he rates it an 8.0 after he actually played one, he then acts like a whiney child and goes back and rates the pin a 1.2.
He gets zero sympathy for me acting this way.

Wait a moment, time out......that was my recommendation of what is needed here.

KiwiKimart must have a timeout!

#131 5 years ago

This thread has been an OK read. Thanks Pinside and KW. ;P

#132 5 years ago

I am sorry, but I have been fortunate enough to have owned both ST:TNG and STLE and for my personal tastes I far prefer STLE. I also suck at pinball, I really like JP, PoTC, and MM and I like all pinball makers, past and present (I have B/W, Stern, and Data East in my collection and have THLE on order). Thus my views are no less, or more, valid than any one else. I still agree with play what you like and do not worry what any poll says. Does it matter, then, that I prefer STLE over ST:TNG? Not in any way. I do feel that I should add that I feel that ST:TNG is a fine game and would be welcomed back in my collection if money/space worked out.

That all being said, I do feel that if you are going to formly, thus publically, rate a game that it should be done honestly with no agenda. I know that people get passionate and, curiously enough, possessive/protective about a title yet try to resist the urge of being dishonest and just try and be fair and equitable in your thoughts.

#133 5 years ago
Quoted from Santeh:

and for my personal tastes I far prefer STLE.

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Quoted from Santeh:

I prefer ST:TNG over STLE.

#134 5 years ago

Rob I was thinking the same thing ???

#135 5 years ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Rob I was thinking the same thing ???

Lol! I am sorry about that. Too much eggnog already? Kidding, kidding. I guess it's good I am home.
I corrected it.

Thanks!

#136 5 years ago

Is the title of this thread ironic or just considered irony?

#137 5 years ago

I give this thread a 1.2

Opinions are not factual, they are just a point of view. Plus what people like in a pin is subjective to personal taste anyways. Some people like faster flow, others like more controlled, longer play type games.

The big problem is people get emotionally tied up into these pins because they are big purchases. Anybody that has 8k tied up into anything, not just a pinball machine, is going to have a hard time hearing people criticize it, or not like it.

#138 5 years ago
Quoted from jimjim66:

Anybody that has 8k tied up into anything, not just a pinball machine, is going to have a hard time hearing people criticize it, or not like it.

Ding ding ding! We have a wi-nner! (sounds like wiener...)

In fact,
RobT just installed a bill validator on his STLE, just in case myself or other locals come over to play it...
*insert sad face; then winkie face*

Just teasing you Rob, STLE is most definitely worth a dollar a play!

Don't worry guys,
The Pinside consortium will eventually balance Star Trek's rating in another year or two so, in the meantime just sit back and play a game or four on your favorite underrated machine and let the 2014 good times roll!

#139 5 years ago
Quoted from NimblePin:

Ding ding ding! We have a wi-nner! (sounds like wiener...)
In fact,
RobT just installed a bill validator on his STLE, just in case myself or other locals come over to play it...
*insert sad face; then winkie face*

You can come play mine for .50.

#140 5 years ago

If someone has 8k to spend on pinball, they don't hurt for money and don't care what you or I think because they likely drive a 60k car and live in a 750k house. In fact, I think the whiners are more the jealous pinballers who wish they had the 8k to spend on a pinball machine. Those are the people who need to take a deep breath here.

#141 5 years ago
Quoted from jimjim66:

Anybody that has 8k tied up into anything, not just a pinball machine, is going to have a hard time hearing people criticize it, or not like it.

Actually I have no problem with that at all. In fact I've been texting others about my complaints with the current code on STLE.

In case anyone missed it, what I take exception to is people criticizing (by giving a 1.5 rating, then a 1.2) a pin that they've never even played.

I don't consider that criticism. I don't consider that as someone not liking the pin. I consider it lying.

Quoted from jimjim66:

Opinions are not factual

Especially when they haven't played the pin in question.

#142 5 years ago

in the ratings I see there is no category for how much the pin cost......

#143 5 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

In case anyone missed it, what I take exception to is people criticizing (by giving a 1.5 rating, then a 1.2) a pin that they've never even played.

I don't consider that criticism. I don't consider that as someone not liking the pin. I consider it lying.

I wasn't making the comments specifically about this thread, but more about 99.9% of the rating threads in general. You are right, rating a pin without playing it is not a valid rating.

Quoted from magnoliarichj:

in the ratings I see there is no category for how much the pin cost......

There isn't, but inevitably price is brought into every MM rating post, since Pinside was created. Now that NIB pins are 8k, I expect the comments to creep into those posts as well. I don't agree with it, but I see it happening.

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