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Trailer Trash Pinball Build

By greatwichjohn

8 days ago


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    #151 2 days ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    It now appears that Avi has sold everything pinball and has removed himself completely. He has shut down his account here on Pinside. You have to wonder if things blew up on the other end too.

    That's too bad. I liked Avi, both from his posts and some messaging back and forth. I hope he's doing all right.

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    #152 2 days ago

    You guys are the best. Just got back to the shop from the bar, & I will not give a beer count. Avi got his government id for the bars, & he still rarely has a beer. School him on my nickel bet system, rarely win but you are not going to lose your shirt. He timed out from the pinside drama fest, & I continue to help him out with his em pinball still in the shop. Along with some more basic electrical knowledge towards vids. My wife got her suitcase of bud, & I will get a third free bottle of Frank's Red Hot. Might go to Pintastic Show in September if I am not banned by all the haters here on Pinside, & talk with people in the biz as usual. Might even take the Trailer Trash whitewood or better on a road trip to allow people to play the game in a booth space. Always a good show & time there!

    #153 2 days ago

    They're selling GWJ shirts online...

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    #154 2 days ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    You guys are the best. Just got back to the shop from the bar, & I will not give a beer count. Avi got his government id for the bars, & he still rarely has a beer. School him on my nickel bet system, rarely win but you are not going to lose your shirt. He timed out from the pinside drama fest, & I continue to help him out with his em pinball still in the shop. Along with some more basic electrical knowledge towards vids. My wife got her suitcase of bud, & I will get a third free bottle of Frank's Red Hot. Might go to Pintastic Show in September if I am not banned by all the haters here on Pinside, & talk with people in the biz as usual. Might even take the Trailer Trash whitewood or better on a road trip to allow people to play the game in a booth space. Always a good show & time there!

    OK, so this reads like any of the other countless updates from previous threads. Does that mean you're trolling now? Or does it mean you were never trolling before?

    #155 2 days ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    Might go to Pintastic Show in September

    Are you going to use that time to come up with another plan to troll us all again? GWJ 2.O perhaps??

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    #156 2 days ago

    Back home for the night. Build continues or not, updates are posted with pictures. But you guys believe what ever floats your boat. Pintastic is a goal before Texas. A show that I really enjoy! Like to talk & socialise with the industry best for pinball.

    #157 2 days ago

    I’m out. Draining this thread. Somebody pm me with the big reveal when it blows up again. I don’t want to waste any time with the “no beer count” bar updates and the same stream of consciousness trolling. This guy has serious mental problems.

    #158 2 days ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    Might go to Pintastic Show in September if I am not banned by all the haters here on Pinside,

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    So the Pintastic Show might ban you because of an unfair Pinside and your haters.

    John, this is just one more example of you assigning blame to everyone else, except for where it really belongs. With you.

    Read your own words from 6 months ago about your favorite show. You seem to be a disruptive force wherever you go.

    Link to full quote: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/100k-whale-investor-for-licensed-game/page/8#post-7009085
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    #159 2 days ago

    IBTL… for like x3 or x4 by now. Jeez when will this die

    #160 2 days ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    You guys are the best. Just got back to the shop from the bar, & I will not give a beer count. Avi got his government id for the bars, & he still rarely has a beer. School him on my nickel bet system, rarely win but you are not going to lose your shirt. He timed out from the pinside drama fest, & I continue to help him out with his em pinball still in the shop. Along with some more basic electrical knowledge towards vids. My wife got her suitcase of bud, & I will get a third free bottle of Frank's Red Hot. Might go to Pintastic Show in September if I am not banned by all the haters here on Pinside, & talk with people in the biz as usual. Might even take the Trailer Trash whitewood or better on a road trip to allow people to play the game in a booth space. Always a good show & time there!

    This is the same shit we've been hearing for months now.....

    #162 2 days ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    But you guys believe what ever floats your boat.

    Yes John, we are going on what you told all of us. You refuse to answer on any of that and just deflect, deflect, deflect. It appears the only boat we all know of is the HMCS GWJ and it's a sinking ship.

    #163 2 days ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    Might even take the Trailer Trash whitewood or better on a road trip to allow people to play the game in a booth space. Always a good show & time there!

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    #164 2 days ago

    this is a really weird thread. so there is no picture of the build?
    i do like progress pictures of homebrews, but just reading about it, with no infos or details and discussions if there is actually a build are not really interesting to me.
    best of luck with you build. make some progress pictures.

    #165 1 day ago
    Quoted from cliff_clavin:

    its hard to see where $6000 has been spent....

    Mostly in shipping for multiple orders.

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    #166 1 day ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    The joke is still on anyone who thinks a game cannot be built by me & my team

    Don't get me wrong, I do think there is a tiny chance you can eventually find enough people via pity or whatever to get them to build your game for you.

    I just don't think you can personally do it without those people and their knowledge.

    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    I have no idea what the true spin is from Fast Pinball. Aaron has his own interpretations of what transpired last year. Not using his stuff on the first build.

    At this point I'd pay Aaron for whatever boards you'd buy just to keep you out of the FAST community that I enjoy so much. You're toxic to the homebrew community with the way you've acted.

    #167 1 day ago

    Mods should just close this thread down. It brings out the nasty in people and all it will be is a thread of insults that will probably put John into deeper depression than he is already in.

    Furthermore, John is nothing but a troll and we shouldn’t be allowing him to enjoy, in his twisted mind, this attention. I am embarrassed for him. IBTL

    #168 1 day ago
    Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

    just here to watch a train wreck.

    Guilty.

    #169 1 day ago
    Quoted from Mattyk:

    Mods should just close this thread down. It brings out the nasty in people and all it will be is a thread of insults that will probably put John into deeper depression than he is already in.
    Furthermore, John is nothing but a troll and we shouldn’t be allowing him to enjoy, in his twisted mind, this attention. I am embarrassed for him. IBTL

    I think there is a lot of people looking for some accountability from John. I don't necessarily believe that is being nasty. Yes, there have been some insults thrown. Depression? I am no doctor, but I have dealt with some severely depressed people, both family and friends, and IMHO I do not see depression here. What I see is an absolute definition of gaslighting here, with the it's all of you, not me.

    DO I think John is enjoying this right now? Not really, because people are holding his feet to the fire he created. I don't think he was expecting that. Remember, it was John that requested he be able to start this new thread. I think the leeway will be given until John requests this to be closed or things get out of hand.

    There are some of us, regardless of how this ends up, want to see it through to whichever end it comes to. Again, anyone who doesn't want to be part of this, think's it too mean, has no value or is insulting has the freedom to drain the thread or just ignore it.

    #170 1 day ago

    The intern is in the shop working away, along with myself, & Avi is coming in to continue working on the em's. I like how people like closing down my threads, & this is the last one that I do on this build. Keep up with all my personal health problems (perceived) that you guys seem to want to go on about. My life is not going to change drastically from any crap advice here. Think it is mental health day, look to the ones that really need help.

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    #171 1 day ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    I think there is a lot of people looking for some accountability from John. I don't necessarily believe that is being nasty. Yes, there have been some insults thrown. Depression? I am no doctor, but I have dealt with some severely depressed people, both family and friends, and IMHO I do not see depression here. What I see is an absolute definition of gaslighting here, with the it's all of you, not me.
    DO I think John is enjoying this right now? Not really, because people are holding his feet to the fire he created. I don't think he was expecting that. Remember, it was John that requested he be able to start this new thread. I think the leeway will be given until John requests this to be closed or things get out of hand.
    There are some of us, regardless of how this ends up, want to see it through to whichever end it comes to. Again, anyone who doesn't want to be part of this has the freedom to drain the thread or just ignore it.

    I think he'll take whatever attention he can get and hold on to his little piece of being an industry insider who mingles with all the names you've heard of, otherwise I agree fully.

    I just want to see the game, and hopefully be pleasantly surprised by how it shoots. I don't think the latter is going to happen though, so I guess I just want to see what the heck is going on when you play the game. I know theres many tournament players who can create great games, but that doesn't mean they all can. John says his 50 years of playing and his tournament knowledge lets him know what is good. Well I don't have 50 years, but I do have around 30, and I am ranked much higher in IFPA than him and I'll be the first to tell you I couldn't design a game worth a shit.

    #172 1 day ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    I like how people like closing down my threads, & this is the last one that I do on this build.

    This is your thread, no one is closing it. Just don't expect it to be all sunshine and flowers unless you finally address the elephant in the room.

    #173 1 day ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    I just want to see the game, and hopefully be pleasantly surprised by how it shoots.

    I would too, unfortunately it's my opinion that all the flow has been removed and it's a chop chop shooter now.

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    #174 1 day ago

    I feel like I should also add, there is nothing wrong with not knowing how to do every aspect of homebrew. One of the things that makes the community so amazing is how helpful everyone is willing to be to other people. There is no shortage of kind and generous people in homebrew.

    The reason I poke at GWJ is because from the very beginning he boasted how his game would be better than homebrew, insulting a group of people who have poured thousands of hours into games that they are very proud of. Yet, nice people like Trey still spent time offering suggestions, help, etc... only to have the whole thing treated like a joke. Just burned me the wrong way.

    I still have a small amount of hope that the game will be treated with an ounce of seriousness. GWJ was financially given the chance I've seen a lot of other aspiring homebrew people not be able to take, and it would be neat if that panned out.

    #175 1 day ago

    Well there seems to be a bunch of guys pushing for a lock again, or in before the lock. Go ahead if that is what floats your boat! The game could be great or it could be shit. It is being wired up, & should be playable before the intern leaves early March. Lots of decent players in my area will have free reign to test it out when the time comes. Glad to see one of our top ladies win the state championship for Nova Scotia. Even ladies that do not really play pinball, kicked my ass on a Black Knight in a tournament. Came in last on that game, & one of the top ladies I played in NB state championship I barely got by, along by all the others. Finished 3rd, & I have never finished first in all the years I have played. Finished second a few times, but there are many good players. Joe from Mass, schooled us on Metalica at Pintastic. Saw stuff I have never seen before. Pinball should be a fun hobby, enjoy the game.

    #176 1 day ago
    Quoted from greatwichjohn:

    Well there seems to be a bunch of guys pushing for a lock again, or in before the lock. Go ahead if that is what floats your boat! The game could be great or it could be shit. It is being wired up, & should be playable before the intern leaves early March. Lots of decent players in my area will have free reign to test it out when the time comes. Glad to see one of our top ladies win the state championship for Nova Scotia. Even ladies that do not really play pinball, kicked my ass on a Black Knight in a tournament. Came in last on that game, & one of the top ladies I played in NB state championship I barely got by, along by all the others. Finished 3rd, & I have never finished first in all the years I have played. Finished second a few times, but there are many good players. Joe from Mass, schooled us on Metalica at Pintastic. Saw stuff I have never seen before. Pinball should be a fun hobby, enjoy the game.

    Is this a troll?

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    #177 1 day ago

    I wasn't going to say anything, but I've been asked so I'll make my peace.

    I like chatting about pinball design. Homebrewing is a very fun and rewarding hobby.

    I felt some pity for John because he has a rough life. I figured throwing himself into a pinball project would be good for him and a better use of his time than drinking and slowly gambling away what little he has. I could relate to going through bouts of depression and self medicating with alcohol and other vices. So I gave some helpful advice, tried to be positive, and tried to help keep the ball rolling.

    But John isn't going to change. He obviously isn't going to based on the last several months of chatting with him on a regular basis. He even says he isn't going to change.

    I'm not even mad at John. I no longer care about anything to do with this.

    Build the game, or don't.

    Peace out

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