Quoted from MapleSyrup:
Opening outlanes is a good idea to make a game drain more, but not necessarily “Harder”, however, jacking the game up negates a bit of opening the outlanes.
It’s not true that increasing the angle of a machine makes it tougher. It cuts down on side to side ball movement and makes ball movement a little more predictable. Also makes trapping easier.
I set up the games game dependant.
For example, most of the Sys11 Comp games aren’t super ramped, as they have a heap of side to side and speed (and no ball save) out of the box.
The MB (and AFM) outlanes open up wide and suck the balls down like vacuum cleaners at the highest setting. 1 degree higher doesn’t negate the side to side. However it does make it a tad faster, faster balls are harder to catch, and you need to hit the left ramp sweetly to make it around or she’ll reverse and come back down at you.
I try and make my games tougher, but fair. I hate playing super stupid tough games, for example, TZ with no posts on the left side by the pops. That ain’t no fun ...
I feel it’s a good balance for this title.
For extra vacuum cleaner action, post rubbers come off.
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