Quoted from Chalkey:
I think saying Mirco is making playfields others are producing is a bit misleading. CPR has said they are "collecting orders" for sorcerer for 2 years plus and no movement on the website. They have about 30 playfields listed in their preorder page, does that mean nobody else gets to touch them? IIRC CPR put up Seawitch after John said he's making them, something that was lamented in that thread.
In my opinion what I think happened was CPR sat on these for years with no movement, Mirco decided to make them and CPR saw this and put them into production on the sly in order to hurt Mirco's sales. They were never listed along with the other titles currently on CPRs production page. Then Mirco gets all spun up, makes some ridiculous claims, John goes after his livelihood and here we are.
No excuses made for anyone, just saying I dont think there's room for anybody to get all high and mighty and playfield mfgs seem pretty cutthroat. Now someone go make stars.
Hello 800 pound gorilla. Yes it was f'ed up with the empty threats from mirco and it would definitely make me think hard about buying one.
With that said anyone who down voted this post (on the merits of this one post) must have not been on a "list" for years and years waiting for a damn playfield. Since _____ has a "intent" posted does that mean no one else is supposed to touch it. I will buy a quality playfield I need from John, CPR or Donald Duck as far as that goes. Hell I even obligated to buy 2 just to get the numbers up to hopefully go into production.
John, everyone here knows who's good people and who isn't. you have been exonerated, keep doing what your doing and hopefully this will all fade away.