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(Topic ID: 134527)

Time Travel,Cassandra Syndrome,Magic Girl, and a Predator


By agodfrey

5 years ago



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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by Jdfitzy-in-Aus
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#1 5 years ago

So I often think about time travel, who doesn't, and as I am sure MANY MANY people have been I also have been thinking a lot of JPOP and SKIT-B. I was listening to some seminars from 2013 Expo and all the hype that those kids were getting. I was wondering how many people I could have saved if I went back then. Or would it have been a Cassandra kinda thing? See the link before for some background on that?

Would I have been booed out? Chased out? Shot down? My account frozen? And then when it happened would I be welcomed back or blamed for it's downfall?

Just curious

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_(metaphor)

#2 5 years ago
Quoted from agodfrey:

Would I have been booed out? Chased out? Shot down? My account frozen? And then when it happened would I be welcomed back or blamed for it's downfall?

Probably all of the above and probably would have been the leper of the pinball world, But even in my younger naïve years Id would never ever ever had considered pre order payment on pinball machines that had not even really finished being designed, I have never had a NIB Machine and probably never will because they do not interest me, but to hand out thousands of dollars to a reasonably new company with no real credibility for me to be basically on a waiting, wanting (more so praying) list is totally insane. Just my own opinion every one is different.

#3 5 years ago

You would have been hounded off Pinside for being a "hater who has no skin in the game and is just trying to cause trouble".
Sad, but true.

#4 5 years ago

Hindsight is 20/20.

2013 was a time of unicorns and rainbows in pinball land.

The skit-b "they don't have a license" rumors took a while to build, and really only really got going when they failed to deliver machines for a year+ after "Mission Accomplished". As the rumors grew, they were asked again and again, and their non-answers and internet scrubbing is what ended up motivating people to start making phone calls and the house of cards fell. and really, it took the legitimacy of Pinball News to elevate the story from rumormonging.

Jpop was at his shop working on a game at that time, and it even wasn't late by his own schedule yet. In hindsight we can see that it "ended" spring 2014, when he stopped paying people. Only 6 months later when he showed up with empty cabinets did it blow up on pinside. So, in 2013 his games were very much in development.

In both cases, there was nothing to sound the alarm bells in 2013 or earlier. People then were saying jpop was a flake, or skit-b are in over their head, but there wasn't enough to start a fire over, and barely any smoke other than expected internet critics. Not enough to warn the world.

#5 5 years ago

We live, hopefully we learn...

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