Quoted from Thunderbird:
Top 100 is meaningless, a farce and irrelevant:
Growing tired of the complete joke that the supposed Pinside top 100 has become. It is somewhat irrelevant and serves no real purpose. It needs overhauling badly. Boils down to an owners and haters list. Owners pumping up the ratings and haters trying to bring ratings down on great games. Jurassic Park for example debuted at #1 until the haters started rating it 3’s and 4’s. Same thing happened to POTC and on and on.
That’s why the top 100 should be renamed to “Owners & Haters top 100 bragging & bashing list”. The way it’s setup is near meaningless. Old games and new games should not be on the same list, imo. It is a popularity contest, with new games always being bashed in favor of the old nostalgic games.
It appears to not be based on how good a game is, rather, people hating on Stern, JJP, American Pinball or Spooky.
True top 100 games should be listed in order of sales figures, which we will never know, unless any current pinball company went out of business. Doubt B/W sales figures come any where close to the current day HUO market, as there are so many more potential sales in this market than the old location based regimes of the past.
How do you feel? How should the supposed Top 100 be overhauled? Or are you fine the way it is?
Well, I guess you got a whole plan on how to do better so please share that with us. Otherwise your rant is just another example of the way pinside has become these days. Users shouting what they want without something relevant or contributing to this site.
Sales figures aren't accurate though as the sales were higher in the 90's. Personally I think the top 100 is a fine example of how it should be and I find myself always reading the comment. Especially the negatives (except the ones which only state "bad game / hate it / what a turd").
PEOPLE, lets not forget why we're here. We're here for the sake of pinball, our hobby, the way we get by, the way we spend our time in this great hobby. Lets not fall back on insulting each other.