(Topic ID: 220298)

Treatment of games at Pinball Show by some attendees

By Multiballmaniac1

1 year ago

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    #92 1 year ago
    Quoted from tilted81:

    I’ve seen someone pick a machine up from under the front of the cab, lift it about a foot off the ground off it’s legs and drop it after draining ball 3. I was appalled...

    Did you tell the staff?

    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Horrible! It’s the responsibility of those who run the shows to kick people out with no refund who do that. You don’t see stuff like that happening at TPF, for example (at least I haven’t).

    Let me make one minor change to this. It's also the responsibility of the patrons to help monitor this. If you see something like this happen tell an event staff member. If you don't like confrontation (no issues their) you can always snap a quick pic and show the organizer which will help them find them and remove them.

    I've always just said something to them but I've been told I can be a bit open mouthed a times You'd be surprised on how many people will step up and have your back after you break the ice. Just gotta do it with tact and that is where I feel most people go wrong.

    #111 1 year ago
    Quoted from Aurich:

    I don't doubt the OP saw some stupid thing that shouldn't have happened, or that other people don't have real stories.
    But the collector mentality is also a bit dumb at times. There's a not insubstantial group that seems to freak out over slaps and shoves and utterly normal game stuff. These games are meant to be played that way.

    This. The "does the shooter lane have wear?" crowd that likes to look at games, and glue toys on them, and enjoy their LED color choices but not actually play need to relax some.


    I've had people say stuff to me at the local arcade and even recently give me the "look" in a tournament for trying to wiggle balls out of the outlane or doing a slide save to save a SDTL ball without getting a tilt. If the game has a tilt bob installed and you aren't tilting it's hard for me to consider it abuse of a game.

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