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Poll: Ball one was terrible - do you hit reset?

By n1teowl

5 years ago

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    “Ball one was terrible - do you hit reset?”

    • Mash that start button as soon as possible - no guilt involed 56 votes
    • Push the start button on the down low, and feel bad about it 13 votes
    • Suck it up and make the best of it 100 votes
    • Take it as a challenge and work twice as hard to beat your high score 75 votes

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    #1 5 years ago

    So your first ball was really bad, do you suck it up and try and make up for your initial weak play, or do you hit the start button and get a do-over?

    #17 5 years ago
    Quoted from RobT:

    I've had this discussion before...but here we go again.
    Yes, every ball plunged has the potential to be your best ball ever. So?
    If you pushed the start button to restart your game after ball 1 because it was crappy, and that next ball plunged was going to be your best ball ever....guess what? Instead of being your best ball ever being on ball 2, it will be your best ball ever on ball 1!
    So it's not really a reason to not start a game over.

    But how do you know that the act of restarting the game didn't somehow change the trajectory of your next ball, thereby causing an alternate reality in which your next ball is also terrible?

    #79 5 years ago

    I have had great balls after an epic fail and only end up wishing that my first ball had been better. I usually end up with an average score despite my great second ball. Pinball is really about stringing three great balls together, which can take a long, long time. Despite that I really try to not hit that reset button. It doesn't seem fair somehow.

    #84 5 years ago

    A restart IS a quit. I agree. It all comes down to whether you care if you are a quitter or not. I personally, want to do the best that i can on every ball. It's just that when fortune favors you, you can really rack up your score.

    #86 5 years ago

    I cannot claim same (said from the hotel bar). Literally.

    #100 5 years ago
    Quoted from goingincirclez:

    From "just one more game!" to "just one more ball!", the possible outcomes are infinite, aren't they?

    Well said sir.

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