Quoted from Elvishasleft:
All I was saying if its anything like scorebit then it is about scores and competing... a scoreboard etc.
That is hard to do in pinball since everyones machine plays different
Its not like a video game where everyone plays on the same platform (unless they cheat).
Pinball machines vary wildly in difficulty and setup.
I think you are mistaken in thinking this going to just be a glorified and 'official' version of Scorebit which is - by definition - a score based leaderboard only. And an imperfect one at that.
Stern's system is going to be much more integrated into actual, specific, objective based challenges in the games. Similar to Karl's objectives in the PinClash tournaments.
Your example of video game leaderboards is in bad faith because - regardless of the platform - every single online leaderboard in every video game in history has been rife with cheaters and exploits and is the reason "prove it on LAN or STFU" is a thing in competitive gaming.
Yes. Some people will use it to brag and lord over their friends and random people on the internet. Anybody who does so and the people who get bent out of shape about it clearly don't understand the multitude of variables that go into setting up a pinball machine and the literal impossibility of matching the setup on any two machines.
We all know this. Alert the media. Water is wet.