(Topic ID: 220298)

Treatment of games at Pinball Show by some attendees

By Multiballmaniac1

1 year ago

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    “Bring a game to a show?”

    • Hell no! 137 votes
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    #59 1 year ago

    It seems simple if you weren't raised by savages. Respect other people's stuff.

    Pinball machines are built to withstand shaking, within a reasonable range. Nudging is as much a part of the game as outlane drains. Some tables even leave the factory with shaker motors.

    Picking up the cabinet and slamming it on the ground is not in that reasonable range. Nor is beating on or kicking the coin box. Those people should be kicked out of and banned from a pinball location, to say nothing of these shows and festivals.

    If it wasn't for these heathens, I might actually expect to find some good pins on location, so that it's not like finding the needle in the haystack when you see one on which everything works.

    #66 1 year ago
    Quoted from Frax:

    Someone saw my Space Shuttle several years ago get picked up and dropped on it's front legs.

    He thought when the game said "liftoff" it was a command.

    #70 1 year ago
    Quoted from timtim:

    So I should stop carving my score and initials on the side of games.
    Damn you guys are a bunch of buzz kills

    No big deal, it'll buff right out.

    #98 1 year ago

    The worst I've done is rotated a table (typically one of the more recent lightweight Sterns) a good 12 degrees to the left trying to shimmy-save an outlane ball. No picking up anything. No karate practice on the box.

    If you're not nudging, you're not trying as they say. Might as well play pachinko. But there are acts of playing pinball and acts of vandalism.

    Thanks to the people who route their pins and/or bring them to shows, and keep them playing through it all.

    #110 1 year ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    You mean death save? That's a no-no.

    What I described actually happened on my very first game of Ghostbusters, when I found out the table doesn't weigh as much as it looks. Would never happen on, say, the Dialed In! I tried out elsewhere a few days later. That thing feels like a tank.

    The way GB drains, I don't see how anyone can play without a good shove or two.

    #124 1 year ago

    The shows are great for collectors and people who just want to play games they may never see anywhere else.

    Besides, what's the point in spending hundreds to thousands lovingly restoring what had been a 30-year-old piece of junk, probably unloaded for peanuts by its original owner-operator, if it's never going to leave your house?

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