Quoted from SuperPinball:
absolutely since the topics discussed will eventually impact you. I absolutely love my MMR but the one thing that bugs me is the scoop for Merlin's castle. I get it in maybe once every 5 shots. Maybe there is a way to adjust it.
I looked up some old MM threads about this - Merlin bounce-outs are a pain in the butthole on the original, too...seems like there are a few workarounds. Here's what I did. I put two washers between the scoop assembly and the playfield and screwed it back in - this lowers the assembly so the ball hits more of the curved part and is aimed downward more effectively. I have MUCH better success now, far less bounceouts. To compensate for the ball being lower, I kicked up the popper power in the CGC menu. Every so often it still takes a few pops to kick it out - but I prefer that to the bounce-outs for sure.