(Topic ID: 220298)

Treatment of games at Pinball Show by some attendees


By Multiballmaniac1

10 months ago



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    “Bring a game to a show?”

    • Hell no! 127 votes
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    • Yes it’s expected to be roughed up a little 42 votes
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    • Yes 51 votes
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    #201 10 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    No one has ever been that exciting aboot an NBA

    I have to agree, it was mainly brought to the show to sell. This guy seemed to be quite excited about it though.

    #202 10 months ago

    This really comes down to how the owner of a machine wants his machine treated. Some people want their machines taken care of, some don't mind rough shakes and nudges.

    It's like when you go to someone's house and they want you to take off your shoes before stepping on the carpet. Ok, it's their house. Do you argue that carpet can handle shoes and can be cleaned?

    Problem is when we walk up to a machine we don't know how that particular owner feels about this argument so it's best to play it safe and not overdue it.

    #203 10 months ago
    Quoted from Raegor:

    It's like when you go to someone's house and they want you to take off your shoes before stepping on the carpet. Ok, it's their house. Do you argue that carpet can handle shoes and can be cleaned?

    That depends, did they notify me beforehand to take my shoes off, or are they already scolding me because I walked in with shoes on? ...If I hard nudged into a tilt and you gave me a dirty look, but you never told me your expectations, I'm going to tell you to chill out because the game can handle it.

    Quoted from Raegor:

    Problem is when we walk up to a machine we don't know how that particular owner feels about this argument so it's best to play it safe and not overdue it.

    One persons definition of overdoing might not be the same as another persons.

    #204 10 months ago

    That video trick looks like cheating to me. If the ball is in the out lane...ball over deal with it. Hell why not just break the glass and grab the ball and throw it back on the playfield.

    #205 10 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    That video trick looks like cheating to me. If the ball is in the out lane...ball over deal with it. Hell why not just break the glass and grab the ball and throw it back on the playfield.

    Well, that depends. Did they tell me beforehand that it was not OK to break the glass and throw the ball back onto the playfield?

    The death save is cheating. Not permitted in tournaments for that reason. And if somebody feels the need to do that to beat my score, so be it.

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    #206 10 months ago

    Just one of the reasons you will never see any of may games brought to any kind of event.

    But then in all honesty, I don't think there are any events where I live, and my games are not the popular, so I guess I don't have anything to worry about

    #207 10 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    Just one of the reasons you will never see any of may games brought to any kind of event.

    Boo fucking whom.

    #208 10 months ago
    Quoted from timab2000:

    But then in all honesty, I don't think there are any events where I live, and my games are not the popular, so I guess I don't have anything to worry about

    My favorite game at Pinfest was TX-Sector. Games don't have to be popular to be fun at a show.

    Quoted from timab2000:

    Just one of the reasons you will never see any of may games brought to any kind of event.

    99% of the crap here is crap when it relates to machine abuse at a show. Yes, there are some bad apples, but , they are few and far between. I was at the same show as the OP, and I didn't witness any game abuse. I did see someone slap a bit too hard trying to free a stuck ball, but that can be handled quickly.
    For the most part, people are very respectful of the games at shows. And most of the time, if you bring a good game, people are thrilled to have the opportunity to play it.

    #209 10 months ago

    Machines take far worse of a beating in the back of a truck going from location to location. The death save isn't going to do squat for damage.

    #210 10 months ago

    I'll death save on my own machines. I'll be respectful to others games and not do it unless they give the ok. It's just called being a respectful human and really everyone at these shows is besides a freak outlier here and there between all the shows.

    #211 10 months ago

    From my experiences most people are kind to games/surroundings UNLESS, they feel they got cheated/frustrated by it. Maybe something else is wrong in their life or trying to impress friends so they mess your stuff up (rare, but it does happen). Especially in places where people aren't watching like the restrooms.
    In the past year I've replaced 2 urinals and one toilet because some dumbass smashed them (usually with a mug). Always the mens room, women usually just draw penises on the wall or something, thanks ladies .

    Shows are pretty much the same, the exception is your game see's a lot more play in a shorter amount of time. That and Tilts don't really punish the person playing (financially speaking) for being rough, since they are on free play. I'm always surprised at the amount of machines that aren't even close to being leveled at shows. It's a fundamental thing, why would you go through the trouble of bringing a game to set it up like shit? (maybe so no-one plays it?... kind of defeats the purpose, unless you can't afford the discount price for bringing a game.)

    spend a little time beforehand seeking out and fixing ball traps. You might not find them all, but at least you can minimize the chances of abuse for that reason.

    #212 10 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Boo fucking whom.

    I think it's Boo Hoo, not whom. Come on get it right.

    #213 10 months ago
    Quoted from hocuslocus:

    In the past year I've replaced 2 urinals and one toilet because some dumbass smashed them (usually with a mug).

    It wasn't a mug... I was just performing a death save at the urinal and things got out of hand. . .

    #214 10 months ago

    I think the best thing I’ve read in here is do your part. I’m thinking of having jerk signs up like at sporting events so that if you don’t want to confront the person you don’t have to. Also a sign at the entrance with the rules of the show and legal mumbo jumbo. Then signs on every game that go a bit like this:

    1. Only play multiplayer games if you have multiple players.

    2. Always look behind you after a game to make sure no one is waiting. Then play again.

    3. Respect the games and other pinheads. No food or drinks on the games or other pinheads

    If nothing else it’s CYA if you have to kick someone out.

    #215 10 months ago

    I've organized the repair team at the last 3 Pintastic shows, and spent the majority of the time from 8am to midnight in the free play room. While I certainly didn't see everything that happened at the show, the majority of the offenses I did see were folks sitting drinks on the playfield glass (I think a lot of this happens later in the day as the booze starts flowing more freely). This is where we rely on the attendees to inform the show staff of abuse - the phrase "If you see something, say something" is very appropriate.

    I know it can be hard to see staff members in the sea of attendees, and next year I'll push for brightly-colored fluorescent vests for the repair team. The current rules poster at the entrance is also WAY too lengthy, and we'll work to condense that - and have more informational notices on display.

    Let me also throw something out to everyone who lives in the area where a show is hosted: There's always significantly more work than volunteers (and volunteer hours) available; consider volunteering at your local show, and there will be more eyes to watch over the games and help police bad behavior.

    #216 10 months ago
    Quoted from DaveH:

    It wasn't a mug... I was just performing a death save at the urinal and things got out of hand. . .

    , pretty good.

    #217 10 months ago

    I've seen way more drinks spilled in people's hands onto games and everything else... then drinks spilled on glass that have caused a problem.

    The last drink problem we had.. someone put an open beer INSIDE the game... without anyone knowing. That caused a problem.

    #218 10 months ago
    Quoted from flynnibus:

    I've seen way more drinks spilled in people's hands onto games and everything else... then drinks spilled on glass that have caused a problem.
    The last drink problem we had.. someone put an open beer INSIDE the game... without anyone knowing. That caused a problem.

    See Vids guide. Other than that, lock the coin door....sheesh.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/replacing-the-beer-seal-vids-guide

    #219 10 months ago
    Quoted from Whridlsoncestood:

    I'll death save on my own machines. I'll be respectful to others games and not do it unless they give the ok. It's just called being a respectful human and really everyone at these shows is besides a freak outlier here and there between all the shows.

    I think it is time for me to get my LOTR out of your house.

    #220 10 months ago

    I think most people here that say "THATS why I'll never take my game to a show.." Would never take their game to a show anyway.
    And wouldn't take a game anywhere to be enjoyed by the public, they just don't want to, or don't feel the need to share.
    Not that there's anything wrong w that, but don't try to use these very rare examples as an excuse, you wouldn't do it anyway.
    And Bravo! to the people that do!!

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