From Stern's Facebook page:
Can't say they are not listening to feedback!
"Hey Everyone, Steve Ritchie wanted to share some updated Game of Thrones pinball information with you all so that you can have a clear understanding of the game as it currently sits as well as improvements that are just around the corner.
In the upcoming GOT PRO code release several issues will be addressed including:
- Iron Throne Super Wizard Mode Completed
- Toned down lighting brightness and adjust-ability
- Various other improvements and fixes, new animations and more
- Improved animations for Video Mode
We would like to discuss "Casual Mode" shipped default on GOT Pro machines and the rationale behind it. To an operator, time is money. You would be shocked at how many players have a difficult time even finding the start button, much less selecting modes on the screen. For this reason Game of Thrones comes out of the box with a default "Casual Mode" enabled. This is designed to eliminate confusion for casual players in route locations. During our testing and feedback we have gathered that this enables operators to make more money with the machines.
For intermediate and advanced players, you can simply hold down the action button for 3 seconds before starting the game to enable "Advanced Mode" which unlocks the full choices of strategy to the player. Additionally any game started within 10 seconds of an advanced game will automatically start in "advanced mode" again without you having to use the action button trick. Finally, for home use you can disable casual mode all together if you prefer from the settings where every game is in advanced mode.
Operators can also choose to operate GOT with the Casual Mode disabled. GOT LE and Premium models will be shipped with "Advanced Play" as the default setting. Casual mode can be enabled in the settings on these games.
New default left and right drain post settings have changed on Pro production GOT games. The left and right drain mini posts have been moved to the top hole of the three available holes on each side drain. If you are experiencing unwanted long ball times, move the drain posts up to the top hole on your games.
Game of Thrones features a first of it's kind breakthrough rule strategy that we are very proud of. This allows the player to advance through the modes using strategies of their own choosing that best compliment their play skills.
We are committed to code updates in a manner that is consistent with our game designers and licensees to provide the best possible experience for you as an operator, home owner or casual enthusiast. Expect the next update for Game of Thrones PRO to arrive soon.
Thank you for your support!"