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Spooky HALLOWEEN hype thread. Babysitters welcome.

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#3201 59 days ago

Got my email for #67

#3202 59 days ago

Nice! Should be next week or so for me, #80.

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#3203 59 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

Nice! Should be next week or so for me, #80. [quoted image]

Should be next year for me #481 lol

#3204 59 days ago
Quoted from SpookyLuke:

We are just getting to the point I would consider roughed in.

So, I don't have a ton of experience buying newly released Stern games, but I bought AIQ within 5 months of release and 3 previous Spooky games. I get that code matures over time, and I appreciate companies staying dedicated to improving games, but the above comment really rubs me the wrong way. I've never owned a game that was described as having skeleton code upon release. I know later code releases can transform the feel of a game, but it just seems like there's barely anything there, and that's according to Spooky themselves.

I love Spooky as much as the next guy, but come on. Just because the build schedule takes 12-18 months should not give a pass for the code to be totally unbaked for most of that period. Chuck said this playfield was being developed (in secret) for well over a year if memory serves. Why is the code SO unpolished? A lot of people who have played this think it could be awesome, but it could suck - and apparently it's gonna take a year for anyone to find out. Not cool.

#3205 59 days ago

#63 got email

#3206 59 days ago
Quoted from Flippermatt:

October 1st .. Are we getting hints of updates today ?
Thanks
Matt

Quoted from Morgoth00:

Spooky: " we will be working on some updates in the month of October"
Pinside response 'Great news! See you October *1st* 8 AM, with the finished code!"
Lol

i agree about your point regarding the lack of patience in this hobby... but in this case, that's not what Spooky said.

"Will be dropping a major Halloween update Oct 1st.", that's what Spooky said. It's right on their FB page. So Matt's question is valid, and if it's true, I'm very much looking forward to it.

#3207 59 days ago

Is it the game? Or the player? Because I f’n SHRED GB And notice ZERO design problems

Quoted from Tranquilize:

Finally got to put some time on the game with the new code. And to my surprise, the game still sucks just as bad. I guess you can't fix design flaws with code. Who woulda thunk?

#3208 59 days ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

So, I don't have a ton of experience buying newly released Stern games, but I bought AIQ within 5 months of release and 3 previous Spooky games. I get that code matures over time, and I appreciate companies staying dedicated to improving games, but the above comment really rubs me the wrong way. I've never owned a game that was described as having skeleton code upon release. I know later code releases can transform the feel of a game, but it just seems like there's barely anything there, and that's according to Spooky themselves.
I love Spooky as much as the next guy, but come on. Just because the build schedule takes 12-18 months should not give a pass for the code to be totally unbaked for most of that period. Chuck said this playfield was being developed (in secret) for well over a year if memory serves. Why is the code SO unpolished? A lot of people who have played this think it could be awesome, but it could suck - and apparently it's gonna take a year for anyone to find out. Not cool.

Really? LOL... Some of the criticisms here are just absolutely comical...

Jeff

#3209 59 days ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Finally got to put some time on the game with the new code. And to my surprise, the game still sucks just as bad. I guess you can't fix design flaws with code. Who woulda thunk?

Why are you here? What a joke of a comment. Useless and completely subjective...

Jeff

#3210 59 days ago
Quoted from bigehrl:i agree about your point regarding the lack of patience in this hobby... but in this case, that's not what Spooky said.
"Will be dropping a major Halloween update Oct 1st.", that's what Spooky said. It's right on their FB page. So Matt's question is valid, and if it's true, I'm very much looking forward to it.

Oh I was quoting what Spooky said in this thread. Thanks for the update! Just some Friday humor

#3211 59 days ago

stern is a huge company with 40 years experience and a the largest design and production staff in the industry, Spooky is a small family owned boutique company that is in the middle of farm country. Spooky and Stern are vasty different companies, you've been on this forum for 8 years by now you should have a grasp on how these companies operate.

Quoted from Cheeks:

So, I don't have a ton of experience buying newly released Stern games, but I bought AIQ within 5 months of release and 3 previous Spooky games. I get that code matures over time, and I appreciate companies staying dedicated to improving games, but the above comment really rubs me the wrong way. I've never owned a game that was described as having skeleton code upon release. I know later code releases can transform the feel of a game, but it just seems like there's barely anything there, and that's according to Spooky themselves.
I love Spooky as much as the next guy, but come on. Just because the build schedule takes 12-18 months should not give a pass for the code to be totally unbaked for most of that period. Chuck said this playfield was being developed (in secret) for well over a year if memory serves. Why is the code SO unpolished? A lot of people who have played this think it could be awesome, but it could suck - and apparently it's gonna take a year for anyone to find out. Not cool.

#3212 59 days ago
Quoted from Cheeks:

Just because the build schedule takes 12-18 months should not give a pass for the code to be totally unbaked for most of that period.

After all, Ghostbusters and Munsters code was close to baked when released and was finished within a couple months…

#3213 59 days ago
Quoted from Morgoth00:

Oh I was quoting what Spooky said in this thread. Thanks for the update! Just some Friday humor

oh, for sure. in general, you're 100% right about the expectations around here. and i'm usually the one poking fun. but they got me all excited for this update now, and i actually find myself checking the website regularly. i'm not too proud of myself.

#3214 59 days ago
Quoted from Arevalo89:

Got it, I guess since for me it’s a residential home i will need the life gate.

Or be strong enough to get it to the ground.
I got lift gate once and then they called said tractor trailer couldn't get up my street. What's the point of lift gate service when they send a tractor trailer. Had to meet them at a local parking lot and unload to my vehicle.
I'm gonna choose to pick up at trucking terminal.

#3215 59 days ago
Quoted from Lopa:

stern is a huge company with 40 years experience and a the largest design and production staff in the industry, Spooky is a small family owned boutique company that is in the middle of farm country. Spooky and Stern are vasty different companies, you've been on this forum for 8 years by now you should have a grasp on how these companies operate.

I do, and I said I don't have a lot of experience with newly released Stern games, so I'm not even holding them to that standard (good or bad). But, I have bought 3 NIB Spooky games before. I totally get it's an evolution, but none of them felt as incomplete as HWN/UM are being described. R&M was the last release and while it grew over time, it never felt incomplete.

Look, I'm not calling for a lynching. I just don't think it's cool to charge $9K with a non-refundable deposit and push out a game that the company itself says is merely "roughed in" 2 months after launch.

#3216 59 days ago

I got a game delivered a month ago from R&L trucking which services PA. They are super nice and accommodating. They send a truck with a life gate and roll the game right up to your house/garage. No 18 wheeler, just a big truck with lift gate. No hassle easy peasy. Might want to try them when its your time...

Quoted from tp:

Or be strong enough to get it to the ground.
I got lift gate once and then they called said tractor trailer couldn't get up my street. What's the point of lift gate service when they send a tractor trailer. Had to meet them at a local parking lot and unload to my vehicle.
I'm gonna choose to pick up at trucking terminal.

#3217 59 days ago
Quoted from wfumed2:

Received e-mail for #54 this morning!

You guys getting the Butter/No Butter options?

#3218 59 days ago
Quoted from dnapac:

After all, Ghostbusters and Munsters code was close to baked when released and was finished within a couple months…

Munsters was basically done when it came out. People just didn't like how shallow the game was and were expecting a lot more than what was shown off. Which is a great reason to watch a reveal streams where Dwight flicks all the switches to show off everything in the game and talk about his design goals for the game being very simplistic.

#3219 59 days ago
Quoted from underlord:You guys getting the Butter/No Butter options?

Butter for me! After seeing it on my TNA, i couldn’t pass it up!

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#3220 59 days ago
Quoted from jeffro01:

Really? LOL... Some of the criticisms here are just absolutely comical...
Jeff

Quoted from jeffro01:

Why are you here? What a joke of a comment. Useless and completely subjective...
Jeff

Wow, you totally couldn't have POSSIBLY fit that in on one post!

Quoted from jeffro01:

Yep. Not going to pay to pay, that's just stupid IMHO... To each their own on this one but wasting $45 on a hope that I might possibly be able to order one just makes no sense. Now if it was a sure fire guarantee then that's a different discussion.

Jeff

So why are YOU here?

#3221 59 days ago

Sorry if this has been answered

was there a new code drop today? haven't seen anything but thought today was the day

#3222 59 days ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

I got a game delivered a month ago from R&L trucking which services PA. They are super nice and accommodating. They send a truck with a life gate and roll the game right up to your house/garage. No 18 wheeler, just a big truck with lift gate. No hassle easy peasy. Might want to try them when its your time...

Yes they are super friendly, however R&L is the one that sent the tractor trailer.

#3223 59 days ago

#68 email as well. no butter. wife doesn't like it, that "multiba ll" sticks out like a sore thumb. still have to wait to see what Spooky's official response is.

#3224 59 days ago

Got my email for numer 61 today.

I also stopped by Pinball Life today at played Utraman pin in their warehouse.

Good day today.

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#3225 59 days ago
Quoted from Frax:

Wow, you totally couldn't have POSSIBLY fit that in on one post!

So why are YOU here?

Um... Because I'm a reservation holder who's interested in the progress of the game and shipping timelines... Was that really a useful question to ask?

Jeff

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#3226 59 days ago
Quoted from jeffro01:

Um... Because I'm a reservation holder who's interested in the progress of the game and shipping timelines... Was that really a useful question to ask?
Jeff

Certainly more relevant than the two shitposts you made that I quoted.

#3227 59 days ago

Just saw on Facebook that 48, 49, and 50 were delivered today

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#3228 59 days ago
Quoted from jeffro01:

Why are you here? What a joke of a comment. Useless and completely subjective...
Jeff

I played it today and feel the same. This pin is not good and it shows, look how many pre-order sale it is on the market. People jumps the ship before it sinks.

#3229 59 days ago
Quoted from TouchingEvil:

I played it today and feel the same. This pin is not good and it shows, look how many pre-order sale it is on the market. People jumps the ship before it sinks.

Okay, and your point is? Don't like it? Don't buy one, end of story. The rest of us though are here in this thread because we're excited to get our games and want to keep updated on what's going on.

Jeff

#3230 59 days ago
Quoted from TouchingEvil:

I played it today and feel the same. This pin is not good and it shows, look how many pre-order sale it is on the market. People jumps the ship before it sinks.

Lol, coming from an owner of Wrestlemania? I only played that once briefly and thought it was somewhat fun, but that machine is routinely trashed as one of the worst games of the modern era.

There is someone out there that loves and hates just about every machine ever released. I think Popeye is a way underrated game, and put in a lot of time on it and that is routinely panned also.

#3231 59 days ago

I understand the difference between the hype thread and the club thread. The club thread has been started and those that want to avoid the trolls…you could migrate there. This is already a great pin…after 300+ plays…I’m confident in my decision

#3232 59 days ago

Butter question. Are the butter cabinets protected from UV or are they subject to fade? I know the modern decals don’t fade as easily as they used to. Just curious I have time to think about it #198.

#3233 59 days ago
Quoted from GreenMachine19:

Butter question. Are the butter cabinets protected from UV or are they subject to fade? I know the modern decals don’t fade as easily as they used to. Just curious I have time to think about it #198.

No butter for me. If it gets scraped your screwed. Just my opinion. Just not worth the near grand upcharge

#3234 59 days ago

No butter for me - I can’t justify $1,000 for it.

#3235 59 days ago

Same here. My lineup is tight, barely any room to even notice the cabinet decals.

#3236 59 days ago

I decided to go with that sweet butter. I only have two Pins and the artwork will be on full display. Hopefully won't regret it aka I will need to put the fear of God into my 4 and 6 year old about not scratching it.

#3237 59 days ago

I’m going with butter. I didn’t care about it before but the only Rick and Morty to go up in the marketplace around me happened to be butter so I got it and it looks great. I think Halloween will look even better. Once you go butter you don’t go back.

Quoted from icyjones:

I decided to go with that sweet butter. I only have two Pins and the artwork will be on full display. Hopefully won't regret it aka I will need to put the fear of God into my 4 and 6 year old about not scratching it.

Quoted from underlord:

You guys getting the Butter/No Butter options?

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#3238 59 days ago

This has been the game I've been playing the most at my local pinball spot and he had a nib #3 sitting there, so I took it home. Yolo as the kids say, assuming the kids still actually say that.

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#3239 59 days ago

So when today is this code update dropping. I'm so excited to see the changes to the rules and clips.

#3240 59 days ago
Quoted from radfordian3505:

So when today is this code update dropping. I'm so excited to see the changes to the rules and clips.

Soon lol.

#3241 59 days ago

Send it directly to dnapac please!

#3242 59 days ago

Luke it's time to stop working.

#3243 59 days ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

This has been the game I've been playing the most at my local pinball spot and he had a nib #3 sitting there, so I took it home. Yolo as the kids say, assuming the kids still actually say that.
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Isn't the shooter handle supposed to be knife handle? Or did I miss something?

Thanks,
Jeff

#3244 59 days ago
Quoted from djsolzs:

Send it directly to dnapac please!

And please stream it!

#3245 59 days ago
Quoted from jeffro01:

Isn't the shooter handle supposed to be knife handle? Or did I miss something?
Thanks,
Jeff

Yeah, the distributer told me he's getting it soon, it wasn't available when that one was boxed.

#3246 59 days ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

Yeah, the distributer told me he's getting it soon, it wasn't available when that one was boxed.

Awesome, thanks!!!

Jeff

#3247 59 days ago
Quoted from djsolzs:

Send it directly to dnapac please!

I know right! We need to hire him!

#3248 59 days ago
Quoted from jeffro01:

Isn't the shooter handle supposed to be knife handle? Or did I miss something?
Thanks,
Jeff

It will be. Supply issues so they will send them once the arrive. No reason to hold up the whole game for a shooter rod!

#3249 59 days ago

Go to the club thread.

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#3250 59 days ago
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