I'm impressed that they are making an effort to communicate. It's easy to snipe from the sidelines, but I'm grateful for the information.
In my direct experience, the last 10% takes 85% of the time, so I'm not expecting a product anytime soon. Honestly I'd rather that they communicate 'we're alive, we're late, get over it' on a monthly basis rather than deliver a product that isn't ready.
My biggest takeaway is that it looks as if they've pulled back from a multi-product launch. Excellent news. I hope they focus on one great offering.
Taking the TWIP interview at face value, I've long felt that animations could use a big step up. That's exciting, and long overdue.
As long as the playfield plays the same, I would really love a longer-lasting and more durable surface. I haven't taken a magnifying glass to my playfields, but my newer pins have significantly more dimples than older ones -- with less plays.
Interesting comments about their three pipelines. If they can make it work it could be awesome.
200 innovations is a lot. I'm intrigued. Maybe they've figured out how to stop plungers from obliterating themselves on coil stops, and how to keep boards from blowing transistors. That would be nice.
Hearing they raised additional capital is promising as well.
Thanks for the update, Deeproot.