(Topic ID: 50338)

Reaction upon setting a personal high score?

By Rabscuttle

7 years ago

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  • Latest reply 7 years ago by barakandl
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    Topic poll

    “You just set a personal high score! What are you thinking?”

    • Oh man, I'm on a roll! Gonna play this baby all night! 0 votes
    • Better move on to the next pin, no way I'm topping that tonight. 42 votes
    • Wow, that was fun! Play a few more games before realizing option #2 applies 16 votes

    (58 votes by 0 Pinsiders)

    #1 7 years ago

    So what's your next move after you achieve a personal high score on a pin?

    #2 7 years ago

    Option 2 for sure! Leave while you are Hot! Dont favre it up.

    #3 7 years ago

    I usually stop playing for about half an hour and ride the high.

    #4 7 years ago

    If I put up an epic GC score, I usually shut it off and walk away

    #5 7 years ago

    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.

    #6 7 years ago

    I usually stop and say, "well I'm never beating that." Got 1.388 billion on FT last night. Never thought I'd break my last billion score.

    #7 7 years ago

    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.

    #8 7 years ago

    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.

    #9 7 years ago

    Take a picture and start sending it out via text.

    #10 7 years ago

    Personal Ritual:

    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.

    #11 7 years ago

    I'm usually (but not always) done after a new GC.

    1. It was probably a looooong game.
    2. To just enjoy the moment.

    #12 7 years ago
    Quoted from Rabscuttle:

    So what's your next move after you achieve a personal high score on a pin?

    Depends. If I'm at home, meh. If I'm playing on location, I go the Pete Weber route.

    #13 7 years ago

    I like to quit when I am ahead.

    #14 7 years ago

    LOL! holy cow.....funny to see someone take themself so seriously...in a bowling shirt

    #15 7 years ago

    I only own a LOTR and a WPT. So when I break a record I usually have to rest because its been over an hour since I sat down!! lol

    #16 7 years ago

    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!

    #17 7 years ago

    LOL @ Weber. Man, he looked like he was about to crap himself.

    #18 7 years ago

    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"

    #19 7 years ago

    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 !

    #20 7 years ago

    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.

    #21 7 years ago
    Quoted from phishrace:

    the Pete Weber route

    Well, he really deserved to gloat. I mean, he bowled a 215!

    #22 7 years ago

    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.

    #23 7 years ago

    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

    #24 7 years ago

    I'm all:

    "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"

    #25 7 years ago

    Torn between #2 and #3 but it is almost always one of those options.

    #26 7 years ago

    I usually play out my credits, of course the other night I was doing that on IJ and beat my high score yet again, by the time I finished that game it was closing time and I had to leave 10 credits sitting there.

    #27 7 years ago

    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......

    #28 7 years ago

    My next move is to slide the glass back on.

    #29 7 years ago

    I normally dont tell my wife and wait till she plays the game next and wait for her to start yelling at me.

    #30 7 years ago

    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.

    #31 7 years ago

    Move onto the next pin.

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