Quoted from FawzmaGames:
It seems like the mode timer shouldnt start the countdown until the ball leaves the upper playfield. There was a lot of "let it drain off the upper playfield because the timer is going!"
On the other hand, that means people don't dick around on the UP for small points: it could go either way. Maybe correct to just disable the upper flipper sometimes to get people to do the Fun Thing (play the mode). Hard to know without playing it both ways.
Re: Instant Info. Many recent sterns are quite bad at giving you all the players' scores. Do better than them
Re: Score balancing---House of 1k corpses is six shots to start, and then you get 100mil points for batting the ball around. Modes seem like 10 million, tops, for again about six shots (in single-ball play). Once the code is closer to finished, it'd be great to get it into the hands of a serious "pro" who can go through the various modes and so on and try to get the numbers close for risk vs. reward on the various modes and multiballs. I think that's one of Lyman's--and Keefer's--big strengths, getting the various paths through the game close in value, and that's partly because of their playskill. Lyman often has to go back to games and fiddle with the scoring a bit as strategies evolve and people lean things, but getting them close enough to make it worth thinking about is certainly possible.