Quoted from DaveH:
I don't know if SKB is world class, but he is crazy good. He understands games and scoring strategies that most people completely miss. His explanation of games in some club threads are amazing reads. Him having 100 mil as an average score from 500 plays actually sounds low to me. Maybe he needs to up his game
(His explanation of Star Trek is the whole reason I ended up loving the game)
Thanks man! ...and yes, I will 'up my game' maybe I'll post audits at 1000 plays and see how they fair to these first 500
I've had the game a little over 5 months, at 500 plays, that's roughly 20-25 games a week. When you have a small collection like I do, I get to be more focused on the game, rules, etc... a lot more than if it were in a larger collection. I also owned the original SM twice, once in 2008 and another time around 2013. So I know the game.
That all said, one of my goals this year is to get in a pinball league and see how I fair up at a more competitive level. But, I'm in 2 soccer leagues, have a wife and son with another on the way next month, and work a ton. Plus, the pinball league id join is 45 mins from work and the opposite direction of home, which makes a 10-11pm 1hr45m drive home a bit less appealing.
As for IM - I owned It twice - the original and the vault. It did not last long at all in my small collection of 2. As much as I love IM, and it is fun, I just don't recommend it for a single pin collection. There's more to do and more strategies with SM.
Quoted from 27dnast:
Have you seen the SM VE in person?
I had a chance to put about 10 games on one at Allentown last year... it's an absolutely gorgeous game. Art and toys look great. It's super bright in presentation. Dots are good. There's a ton to like about... and game play is super fun.
I don't think you could go wrong with that version.
dude, you're so spot on. Game is so good! i owned the original twice and the theme, art, sounds, etc... were not for me. The SMVE took everything I hated about the original and feels like they custom tailored it for me. I love it. I understand a lot of people hate it and that's fine, if you don't like the comic appeal - get the original. Options are sometimes a good thing