So what's your next move after you achieve a personal high score on a pin?
I probably should walk away. But what if it's, like, a breakthrough? What if my motor skills have figured something out, under the watchful tutelage of Evil Steve Ritchie?
Six games later... yeah, that's probably not the case.
I voted option 2, but if I'm playing on location I will usually play out whatever credits I have left one handed, or use them to practice some flipper skill.
I usually run around bragging to my wife and kids. Then when I can't take being ignored for one more second......I go back and play again.
1. I photograph the score for posting to PinSide.
2. I record the score in my record book (also includes High Scores of guests along with my own).
3. I turn off the game and give it a day or 3 of rest - out of respect for The Game.
I'm usually (but not always) done after a new GC.
1. It was probably a looooong game.
2. To just enjoy the moment.
LOL! holy cow.....funny to see someone take themself so seriously...in a bowling shirt
Just yesterday a buddy of mine that I hadn't seen in years dropped by and so I turned all the machines on and we started playing. Hit GC on WW with a 20 million score out of nowhere (my high before then was only 9.5 million). Had quick multiball and full multiball twice...I just shut the machines down after that. Nothing could have compared to that game...it was such a fluke!
I usually throw off all my clothes, guzzle a pint of whiskey, do 100 sits up to take a little energy off, and then run down the road pounding on doors screaming "GRAND CHAMP BITCHES GRAND CHAMP"
When a personal new high score is achieved , it's a great high, subsequent games usually are not as rewarding. Back to back is hard to do, but fun anyway !
I usually take a break after setting an all-time high score, because any game where the all-time high score is worth something, I probably had a very long game in order to get a score that high.
New high score, a whoop, yippy, some times I look around to see if any one else noticed my excitement, also the pin hitting the knocker 3 times is a great sound.
Slap the lockdown bar and tell the machine it's a dirty tramp, then go out to the garage for a smoke and a beer
"Damnit (but at the same time, awesome!), I hope this score isn't too high to prevent my wife from playing this pin ever again to get the GC score reclaimed, cuz honestly, I just double that old shizz"
Unfortunately, I mostly end up doing #3,,,, But, always realize I shouldof done #2.....
To quote a wiseman words of wisdom ....
Quoted from herg:
I usually stop playing for about half an hour and ride the high.
Next time I score huge,,, I'm gonna stand up tall and beat my chest a few times like the alpha male I am......
I normally dont tell my wife and wait till she plays the game next and wait for her to start yelling at me.
I used to have a pretty comical celebration routine that grew over the years. Then one time I got a nice score on my HS, then in the ensuing celebration, I timed out and got the wrong initials. Took me six months to beat it and prob. another four months to wipe it off. Since then I just flip the bird at the machine. Some how this is more satisfying then the goofy sh!t I did before.
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