I'm in. Just waiting for the preorders to start.
Quoted from aeonblack:
1790 is the earliest we have heard about, I was conservative and said 1750 is the real first game, then I did 10 games a week (a number spooky gave) and voila, late february. It's not an arbitrary month. Also, that assumes they have zero made right now, as spooky said they would start production the day after christmas.
I ordered a shirt this morning and it was 1767.
Quoted from kermit24:
I wouldn't take your order number as any gospel. We know that distributers account for 50% of the allocation, and they need to be woven into this build queue somehow.
It is the best idea that you have of whether you are near the front or the back of the line. Not taking anything as gospel.
One thing I do know is if I ordered early at Spooky I am placed in line by the order number. Can't say the same for distributors. They may be giving the top spots to their regular customers.
Quoted from nogoodnames222:
This doesn't make sense, right? There was no allotment of BSE's, so they should've sold out at the same time as the standards. Unless BSE's can still be purchased, and will push the standard-buyers out of their place in line (I'm concerned).
Another reason I went BSE. The value is there for the BSE so it made it an even easier choice.
Quoted from f3honda4me:
If you posted your order and whether you got BSE or standard I put the info below. Will add to it.
Coop with one player as morty and the other as rick. Each has to complete certain tasks to finish the mode. Maybe like pingolf style objectives.
I’m a little disappointed. I went direct because I thought it was my best chance at getting an early build without having to be on a distributors good side.
A little more clarification in this process would be appreciated. Lot of confusion leading up to the sale.
No worries. Let the line work the kinks out and I’ll get mine after things are running smooth.
Quoted from Thenewguy1337:
Order Number Expected Delivery Date
1-10 January 7, 2020
10-20 January 14, 2020
20-30 January 21, 2020
30-40 January 28, 2020
40-50 February 4, 2020
50-60 February 11, 2020
60-70 February 18, 2020
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300-310 August 4, 2020
310-320 August 11, 2020
320-330 August 18, 2020
330-340 August 25, 2020
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420-430 October 27, 2020
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450-460 November 17, 2020
460-470 November 24, 2020
470-480 December 1, 2020
480-490 December 8, 2020
490-500 December 15, 2020
500-510 December 22, 2020
510-520 December 29, 2020
520-530 January 5, 2021
530-540 January 12, 2021
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560-570 February 2, 2021
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600-610 March 2, 2021
610-620 March 9, 2021
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Thanks for doing that! Maybe this can get pinned?
Quoted from TheNoTrashCougar:
The lock can lock up to 4. 2 on each side. We are currently using it in really cool ways as a lock, a movable captive ball, and a fast-ass u-turn. I am extremely happy with how it turned out.
Is this the state changing mechanism? Sounds like a lot of options are being squeezed out of this.
Quoted from Whysnow:
this is actually a GREAT idea!
Spooky sold you a game number. I see real benefits of making it very simple. You have game #50 and opt to sell it, then cool. You want to transfer ownership of that game pre-delivery then the new person will have the 750th game made. Everyone else moves forward one spot in the cue.
If you want to take delivery and then sell your physical game, then so be it.
Pretty obvious a few people looked at this like a $1500 investment which they think they can flip for double because they got an early game.
I suppose they could just get the game built and try to sell for a profit which would circumvent these controls. Or, they could keep the number and have it delivered to whoever they sold it to. Kind of hard to make this work the way you think it would.
Either way Spooky is getting their money. It's better for them not to be the line cop in this situation.
Quoted from Coindork:
Did anybody else buy one of the Fang Club bowling shits?
Sorry to report that I have already destroyed mine.
It it now literally cut up into pieces.
Call it modded or re-purposed if you will.
I sewed the Fang Club patch on the front of my leather jacket today.
The back of the shirt I converted into a back patch for for my jacket.
I already had a Lemmy ghost patch sewn on from TPF, so I have a spare one of those ill probably sew on a hat or my back pack.
Either way, you will see me rocking this shit at shows.[quoted image][quoted image]
“Bowling shits”???! Explanation needed!
Did some math on a maxed out R&M BSE. Assuming the R&M upgrades are around the same as ACNC it comes close to $9400.
Quoted from pickleric:
What are all the upgrades?
Working off of this list and included $400 shipping. Didn't include powder coating.
Quoted from thirdedition:
Here is the breakdown of ACNC from the email I received from Spooky
Nightmare Castle Game 6,450
Knocker Kit & Installation Fee 45
Shaker Kit & Installation Fee 120
Interior Cabinet Decals 65
Butter Edition Cabinet 999
5 Pc. Plastic Protector Set 35
Bill Acceptor Door Upgrade 35
Interactive RGB Speaker Kit 95
Monster Mirrors & Installation 95
(Mirrors not installed -$85)
Scary Blue Powder Coat 125
Coin Box and Lid 40
Quoted from MikeS:
Or you can get the base model which is just as fun to play for $7k. It's nice to have options!
Agree 100%. I like their model of being able to customize the game how you want. So if you don't want all the extras you can exclude them.
I mostly did this so I know the most I would probably need to set aside. Looking forward to seeing the official list of extras.
Quoted from Mr68:
How is that humanly possible to do for 5 full minutes? I would have been clicking all over the screen and repeatedly yelling, Control - Alt - Delete!
What self control app did you use?
I work with web services For a living and clicking that refresh button just starts everything over putting you behind the other request.
First in first out.
This many people hitting the spooky website probably won’t happen again until the next release but scaling up behind a load balancer would be wise for launch day .
Quoted from fnord:
I used to be in the ecommerce space and it's not necessarily as easy as adding more capacity. Taking down the database server to add more resources, spinning it back up and then validating the site may be beyond their knowledge. Load testing a site like that can also be tough to do without expertise and can cost quite a bit if you outsource it.
With cloud systems it actually is that easy . You don’t even have to manage servers anymore if you don’t want to.
Quoted from JustEverett:
Also more to the point, there are 750 units to make with only 10 or so on the line at a time. So I think it makes sense that they will done in batches as they were in the past. But I have heard they moved the butter cabinet production in house, so that could change things too. I still think it makes the most sense that they would do butter cabs in batches.
I'm in on butter cab. Everything else I can add later if I want. 1k is an expensive upgrade but having owned a TNA butter cab, the value is there for me.
Quoted from RichieWrench:
You know if I was to sell my plumbing business and open a Pinball business -- Maybe I could buy both of you.....Hmmmm
I still think my margins are better in plumbing....But its an interesting thought.
That and plumbing is likely way more resilient during a recession
Quoted from northerndude:
The box can lay down. There’s like no way At least 1/3 of all pinball boxes aren’t shipping on their (one) side somehow to fit in a truck or vehicle.
The box JJP games come in have a tip indicator that will indicate if the box was ever on its side.
Quoted from zaphX:
I am avoiding streams too, but this was only 15 minutes...and from the look of it there is a LOT more content in the game left to uncover.
But you watched it yeah!!? I had to lol. I don’t think I need to see any more but I don’t know if I can resist seeing this streamed on a major TV network. Has this been done before?
Quoted from knockerlover:
I’m not going to beat a dead horse.. doing a little tweak here and there for you at home might be “fun”.. as a business owner, I spent 8k on an amusement device with coin mechs and a Bill validator to make money. Not so I can fuck around with modding it to make it work..
Try and imagine what it would be like if you had 50+ games, being played by random people 15 hours a day. You’re busy enough as it is just trying to keep things running.
Others are saying the “biggest” complaint is the apron thing, I’m not trying to beat up spooky, because i like the company and people also, but I’m also trying to share an alternative experience from someone who isn’t a “paid sponsor” or lifetime fanboy or whatever.
I love the theme, I love the integration, I love the way the game looks, i love the music. but right now it’s a big fucking headache, and I don’t believe it’s ready to deal with all the edge cases a location deals with mechanically or in software. Hopefully next week I’ll have some time to report much of this to spooky more officially.
50 items across six locations??!! 2 in one location was more than I could handle. I pulled them in less than 3 months. The money wasn’t there to justify the time.
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