Got some Novus 2 and wax on the way. Turns out 100 plays shared between me and the kids over our first weekend of ownership leaves a mark! My nine year old kiddo already cracked 500M points (even though he's not strong enough to shimmy the machine for ball saves) and he discovered the brilliant strategy of going Red Line Mania on Ball 1 to get into second gear. So he's well on his way to making me look bad on my own machine. Couldn't be prouder!
Just a quick question: what's the best way to get all the balls out of the machine? I want to dust em all off when I clean the playfield.
Also made a few small adjustments to the playfield. About 1/5 of balls out of the VUK ended up going flying. Looks like the screw connecting the VUK to the left orange ramp was loose and the VUK wasn't quite lined up. Probably got it nudged over just a couple millimeters but hopefully this will help it be more consistent. If not perhaps I need to turn the VUK power down a little.
I was also getting balls stuck at the bottom of the orange in-lane return ramp. So I bent the little flap on the ball guide bracket back a bit more, hopefully that'll do it (blue ramp has been perfectly fine out of the box).
I did get one or two instances of lights getting stuck on. In both cases it was the arrow lighting the entrance of the outer right orbit. The first time I forgot to make a note of what I was doing. But the second time it happened when I had a Snakes Battle going then triggered a Track Builder multiball, and drained pretty quickly (I'm good at that!). The arrow got stuck on green. Thought I'd mention if it helps with debugging the code.
All in all though we've probably logged 20 hours of play into this thing over the last four days and it's been terrific.