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Steve Ritchie Leaving Stern for JJP?

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    #1151 60 days ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    Just in case my employer is spying on me, wanted to chime to say that I work 100% for the money, don't get any ideas.

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    #1152 60 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I literally have no idea what you are talking about !!!

    Ok got to say, Levi you are the real deal. Enjoying life as a party. Well done great vid you two look happy congrats.

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    #1153 60 days ago
    Quoted from vicjw66:

    General illumination is dark mixed in with blinding flashes of light. Reminds me of a JJP game.

    When you walk outside in the morning and it's raining does that remind you how dismal JJP pins are?

    #1155 60 days ago

    Yep... Steve Ritchie couldn't possibly be telling the truth. All the financial geniuses on this site, who are saying Ritchie did this only for money... well, what can I say? You are all such financial geniuses.

    Ritchie did what anybody would do if he had financial problems, he left job security with zero chance of losing his job or pay and went to a company in which all the financial geniuses on this site are saying is going bankrupt. Afterall, according to the financial geniuses, they don't even have the money to fix a playfield problem.

    So, to be clear, why not leave a financially secure company with job security to go to a company that is going bankrupt (so say the geniuses) and have no job security when you have financial problems. Makes perfect sense. I feel like this site is filled with closet Goldman Sachs employees. I suppose next up for Steve Ritchie will be to leave for Homepin to make Thunderbirds 2.

    #1156 60 days ago
    Quoted from jcg9998:

    Goldman Sachs

    Steve’s first JJP theme has leaked already?!? Of course the bash toy designs itself.

    #1157 60 days ago
    Quoted from jcg9998:

    Yep... Steve Ritchie couldn't possibly be telling the truth. All the financial geniuses on this site, who are saying Ritchie did this only for money... well, what can I say? You are all such financial geniuses.
    Ritchie did what anybody would do if he had financial problems, he left job security with zero chance of losing his job or pay and went to a company in which all the financial geniuses on this site are saying is going bankrupt. Afterall, according to the financial geniuses, they don't even have the money to fix a playfield problem.
    So, to be clear, why not leave a financially secure company with job security to go to a company that is going bankrupt (so say the geniuses) and have no job security when you have financial problems. Makes perfect sense. I feel like this site is filled with closet Goldman Sachs employees. I suppose next up for Steve Ritchie will be to leave for Homepin to make Thunderbirds 2.

    Listen to Steve’s interview. He talked to this guy before making the decision. You think this guy brought Steve over with his pinball philosophy? Leonard Abess is the Billionare banker who bought JJP and is worth more than Stern. But what do I know? I’m not a banker, I’m a caveman

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    #1158 60 days ago

    You called it. I am in agreement on that.

    #1159 60 days ago
    Quoted from JodyG:

    So does Elwin get a bigger BOM because he can finish a game in 7 months?

    Ha. If anything would justify bigger expenses for developing and building a game it is expected sales number. Don't you think.

    #1160 60 days ago
    Quoted from jcg9998:

    Yep... Steve Ritchie couldn't possibly be telling the truth. All the financial geniuses on this site, who are saying Ritchie did this only for money... well, what can I say? You are all such financial geniuses.
    Ritchie did what anybody would do if he had financial problems, he left job security with zero chance of losing his job or pay and went to a company in which all the financial geniuses on this site are saying is going bankrupt. Afterall, according to the financial geniuses, they don't even have the money to fix a playfield problem.
    So, to be clear, why not leave a financially secure company with job security to go to a company that is going bankrupt (so say the geniuses) and have no job security when you have financial problems. Makes perfect sense. I feel like this site is filled with closet Goldman Sachs employees. I suppose next up for Steve Ritchie will be to leave for Homepin to make Thunderbirds 2.

    Your logic induces migraines.

    #1161 60 days ago

    If I was 71, I'd be thinking about what I had left, and an offer to go work on what might be my last game on an arguably superior platform where I got to be more creative and have more BOM to do it with, would be pretty enticing.

    #1162 60 days ago
    Quoted from Vino:Steve is one of my pinball heroes, always ready to give the best advice!!
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    I gotta get me one of those Steve Ritchie "play better!" autographs. Thats awesome

    #1163 60 days ago
    Quoted from Tranquilize:

    Your logic induces migraines.

    Par for the course for the current generation... Thinking induces migraines.

    #1164 60 days ago
    Quoted from jcg9998:

    Par for the course for the current generation... Thinking induces migraines.

    This so easily goes both ways it's not even funny. Talk about a straw man argument.

    #1165 60 days ago
    Quoted from thechakapakuni:

    Wow, that was bad. Somehow tho they managed to raise $100k. Wonder what happened to that money? Guessing WB & Amblin put an end to that?

    I didn't go back and look to see if it was that thread or a different one, but there was a lot of discussion about the kickstarter. Kickstarter allowed a lot of rules to be broken, including using a rendering to pass off as the real project, and even went so far as to highlight the project. Despite all that, it was very very evident a lot of the people were fraudulent accounts (stock image user photos, etc.) so there's now way they riased 100K. Other were traced back to being relatives, so who knows how real those contributions were. I think the total was quite a bit higher and kickstarter did wind up deleting some of the accounts before it finished.

    There is no way they legit raised 100K. It was probably under 10K.

    #1166 60 days ago
    Quoted from pinball_keefer:

    I didn't go back and look to see if it was that thread or a different one, but there was a lot of discussion about the kickstarter. Kickstarter allowed a lot of rules to be broken, including using a rendering to pass off as the real project, and even went so far as to highlight the project. Despite all that, it was very very evident a lot of the people were fraudulent accounts (stock image user photos, etc.) so there's now way they riased 100K. Other were traced back to being relatives, so who knows how real those contributions were. I think the total was quite a bit higher and kickstarter did wind up deleting some of the accounts before it finished.
    There is no way they legit raised 100K. It was probably under 10K.

    The kickstarter had a bunch of $10k backers, but when you looked at their profiles they were... women. Stock photos.

    I think there were more 10k backers than all of the cheaper tiers combined. I think there was next to zero actual backers, and only at the smallest levels. It basically was a bust.

    #1167 59 days ago

    This is a weird one for some people to grasp since we live in a culture where hating your job is the norm.

    get this........... some people actually enjoy what they do for a living.

    Like they would even do it for free but if they get paid all the better.

    #1168 59 days ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    This is a weird one for some people to grasp since we live in a culture where hating your job is the norm.
    get this........... some people actually enjoy what they do for a living.
    Like they would even do it for free but if they get paid all the better.

    Alright man!!! We agree on this matter.People forget to be grateful.

    #1169 59 days ago

    Pretty awesome we’re gonna see what Steve comes up with while he’s with JJP. I like what Lawlor has done since he went there. All their games are pretty incredible so another designer in the mix is likely going to make the things they do even more interesting.

    #1170 59 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    And if my grandmother had wheels Shed be a wagon.
    Mick jagger hasn’t played a concert he hasn’t gotten paid for in decades. He gets paid millions of dollars for a 10-date “tour.” He’s doing it for the money. And he’s a billionaire. The best tickets To see the stones cost $2000 and the worst cost $200. It’s strictly a for profit venture for everybody involved, from mick all the way down to the guy who cleans the puke up in section 110 after the show.
    The idea that steve is working for passion and not money is insane. He’s NOT a billionaire. As recently as 10 years ago he was selling everything he owned to help pay the rent in between stern stints. Google rgp and see the kind of trinkets he was selling off. I bought a signed T2 back panel decal for 20 bucks.
    My guess is he got a HEFTY raise to join JJP.
    Please, give this line of suggestion up. It’s really, really dumb. You guys STILL don’t get it. This is an industry, not a hobby. These people are working jobs, just like whatever you do 9 to 5, not doing this for fun and intrigue.

    Actually , Mick Jagger is worth $250 million to $500 million. Paul McCartney is the $1.2 Billion Rock Star Champ.
    7 Mick Jagger - $500 million.

    #1171 59 days ago
    Quoted from chad:

    Actually , Mick Jagger is worth $250 million to $500 million. Paul McCartney is the $1.2 Billion Rock Star Champ.

    So you’re saying Mick is still hustling to catch up with the Beatles? Whatever keeps you young, I guess.

    #1172 59 days ago

    I would like to see JJP pick up the Mad Max licence and give that one to Steve.

    #1173 59 days ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    So you’re saying Mick is still hustling to catch up with the Beatles? Whatever keeps you young, I guess.

    No , I was stating that Mick is not a billionaire as per Levi saying he is..

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    #1174 59 days ago

    Steve needs to do an Ozzy or Black Sabbath pin while Ozzy is still alive. I want Ozzy blood in the Playfield

    #1175 59 days ago
    Quoted from thechakapakuni:Steve needs to do an Ozzy or Black Sabbath pin while Ozzy is still alive. I want Ozzy blood in the Playfield

    OMG YES

    #1176 59 days ago

    I love black sabbath. Saw them first time in 78 with ozzie.
    Van halen was the warm up band.
    But i am not sure there would be enough demand for such a game.

    #1177 59 days ago

    Ozzy would sell out. I’d buy the CE sight unseen

    #1178 59 days ago
    Quoted from thechakapakuni:

    Steve needs to do an Ozzy or Black Sabbath pin while Ozzy is still alive. I want Ozzy blood in the Playfield

    Blood in the playfield,now that’s innovation!

    #1179 59 days ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    Blood in the playfield,now that’s innovation!

    Drool would work too.

    Everybody knows I want a sabbath game. Purple
    Crosses in the rails.

    #1180 59 days ago

    Did anyone leave breadcrumbs to be able to find their way out of this rabbit trail of a thread?

    #1181 59 days ago
    Quoted from thechakapakuni:

    Steve needs to do an Ozzy or Black Sabbath pin while Ozzy is still alive.

    Or while Steve’s alive, for that matter.

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    #1182 59 days ago

    Maybe Steve can put his blood in the Playfield?

    #1183 59 days ago

    LOL

    #1184 59 days ago
    Quoted from sevenrites:

    Pretty awesome we’re gonna see what Steve comes up with while he’s with JJP. I like what Lawlor has done since he went there. All their games are pretty incredible so another designer in the mix is likely going to make the things they do even more interesting.

    The issue with JJP has never been about the playfield layouts. Even Hobbit, which was completely DECIMATED Pinside-style is fun to play. Dialed in? Really fun game....when it works. The issues have always been about poor public-facing personnel (Jack) and quality issues, which they swore up down left right and center that they were going to lead the industry in. So far, the only thing they're leading in is chipped playfields and mechs that can't hold up to location play without excessive babying.

    It would be freaky, and cool, if they put a tiny vial of blood glued into a cutout in each playfield....somewhere it's impossible for the ball to get to! I'm not sure how that wouldn't be considered biohazardous materials though and probably a lot more legal issues than they care to deal with.

    #1185 58 days ago

    Shouldn’t this thread be called “Steve Ritchie Left Stern for JJP” ?

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    #1186 56 days ago
    Quoted from romulusx:

    Blood in the playfield,now that’s innovation!

    I’ve seen this done with a violin. It doesn’t really go well for anyone who plays it…

    #1187 56 days ago

    Somebody suggested fast and the furious?This is actually a really solid choice.

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