This is the official MMr Fan Club thread, created with the unanimous consent of the moderators and Robin.
Everyone who wishes to post in this thread, please read below as this thread has rules peculiar only to this thread that the moderators will enforce.
This thread is for members only. By member we reference those people who are fans of PPS and the MM remake that is allowing so many pinheads to acquire this hitherto out of reach title. This thread shall be similar to the one created for WOZ a few months back: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/woz-fan-club-members-only
The objective of this thread is to create an environment where people who are excited about MMr, are enthusiastic about the remake and don't care about the various issues that come and go may post without fear of being mocked, criticized, attacked, or brought into a debate/argument they don't want to be a part of. In short this thread is intended to be a safe haven for people that only wish to make positive observations and well wishes and express their positive enthusiasm for the project.
To be clear, MMr has without question been a title of much controversy. This controversy has taken on many shapes over the past ten months. We understand there will be controversy continuing from now until many months after the product has shipped to all buyers. We understand there will be people who are not satisfied in some or every way with MMr.
In no way are we, the moderator team, saying you can't express your views or dissatisfaction with PPS/MMr or ask the tough questions, we are merely telling you that you cannot do so in this particular thread as . . . this thread is not designed to air your concerns, it is designed to be a safe haven for those that mostly lurk and afraid to say positive things. This thread is to be positive posts only.
Slightly changing topics, we expect those who are members of this thread to have a certain level of decorum and good behavior as well. There are some people who obviously will not be posting in this thread at all (the moderators are well aware of the people who have an issue with MMr) and this thread is expressly not a place for those people to be called out.
Similarly, one of the reasons MMr has received so much criticism is the shear public rejoicing many people expressed here on Pinside at those pinheads that had an original MM in their collection and lost perceived equity when the announcement was made. Do not use this thread to attack those people either, that would be a break of the rules. Do not use this thread to speculate on values of the original MM, that would be a break of the rules.
Anyway, if we are lucky perhaps Rick will post some things in this thread. If you do not like what Rick says you are certainly free to start another thread about it and discuss it there. Please do not bait Rick into an argument or debate, we are all happy to get information from Rick. Legitimate questions that are not passive aggressive will be allowed and legitimate non-negative discussion will be allowed but be advised there is zero tolerance to negativity in this one thread.
Finally, do not question the creation of this thread publicly in this thread. We intend to create similar threads with similar rules for any game from any manufacturer that has reasonably substantial controversy (if you are a manufacturer and want a similar thread for your game, PM me and I will start one for you with the approval of Robin and the other Mods). You can of course PM your displeasure or criticisms to me, another moderator, or Robin.
Thank you everyone in advance for making this thread the positive environment we all want it to be. So, who is the first member of the MMr fan club?