I was just talking to Thadawkins on here via PM about this. But I'll give you the rundown about my situation; hear me out:
This is going to sound very petty. I don't care.
There is this Brewery downtown, and they have two Gottlieb machines; both are set to free play. I practice on them constantly. Older Gottliebs have always seemed like harder machines than Williams and Ballys; in my young experience with them at least. I could be wrong.
Anyway, my little sister and I go there all the time. We're both pretty introverted, and we basically hang out with each other more than we hang out with our own friends these days. We will shut ourselves in and fly through videogames for hours without leaving the house. She has her own apartment, but she pretty much lives at mine. We're best friends now that were kind of adults. Anyhow, we've had this sibling rivalry since I was twelve, she was seven. She has to be the best at everything. And she -without fail- always is. Now that she is 21 and I am 25, we can go to bars together. That was really cool at first, but now it is a nightmare. The rivalry has reached that next level. It started with Dance Dance Revolution. She has won probably six or seven competitions in our state. I gave up trying to beat her. I flat out gave up on DDR altogether. That was supposed to be my sport, but it quickly became hers.
She's done everything I do since we were kids. It's annoying as shit. On top of that she is a straight-A student, American Apparel model, cheer-leading city champion, the star of my parent's universe, yadda yadda. You get my point. She's effortlessly better than me. It drives me nuts. She's too perfect, and I don't like it.
So naturally, when I discovered my love for pinball she followed suit. Like clockwork. We were with two friends the other night and went to this brewery, which has two tables. And she scored an astronomical score on Surf n' Safari after only two replays. And then she just walked away and ordered a drink like it was nothing. She didn't even enter her initials in the high score log. I know she did that on purpose, I swear to god. She had so many balls bouncing around the table, and she didn't loose one of them for like four minutes straight. Meanwhile I am playing on the adjacent table, killing myself trying to beat a high score that I eventually realized was HER score. Her initials. That. Little. Shit. I used to have the high score on both of those tables.
I love her to death, but my ego will not let me go down without a fight. Not this time. I want to be the best. And I am pretty damn good as it is. I was quietly upset for the rest of the night; and she knew it. And she never rubs it in my face which is almost worse than if she did. She maintains absolute indifference, shrugs and smiles, because she is an arrogant alien child with a ridiculous IQ. So it's time for this to end.
I need to beat her. Give me tips. What is she doing that I am not? If there is any advice you can give me to just beat her score; I would really appreciate it. What am I not doing?!. I know this may seem like an open ended thread, but I don't care if you just throw out random suggestions as to why she could possibly be so great so fast. Please and thank you.
I'm on a mission from God.
Here is a picture of her being her typical, self absorbed, over-achiever self.