Quoted from PanzerFreak:
WOZ is the reason that we have clubs threads today. A few people back then relentlessly bashed the game and no one could have a civil discussion about.
The WOZ club thread to this day has a warning from a mod, who created it, as the first post about the thread being a club thread and not for bashing. Ever since then new games now get a club thread where owners and potential owners can discuss the game in peace lol.
This is 100% correct. The animosity against JJP and WOZ was so great right before and during the green run that something had to be done. People couldn’t ask even a basic question about game play without the thread totally de-railing. Our club thread rules have evolved significantly over time - separating the club threads from the hype threads, requiring a production game to have been delivered to a customer, converting the regional threads and some other hobby threads into club threads, etc - but WOZ was the first of the club threads.
So, back to this issue of Stern potentially making the mods like the rails and the shooter “limited” and those selling out...yea, that is rank absurdity. I understand they did that with the toppers...but the side rails too? The toppers at least interact with the code of the game.
There are over a hundred people on pinside that could fabricate some nice side rails...probably nicer than these. Has it been confirmed that Stern plans to treat these like the toppers and not run enough to satiate demand?
Is Stern going to sell these things direct?