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deeproot Pinball thread

By pin2d

2 years ago

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#19 2 years ago
Quoted from pin2d:

October 13th, 2017
deeproot retracts its settlement offer to the Plaintiffs for reasons that will be disclosed at a later date.

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#245 2 years ago
#340 2 years ago

I can't find any pictures of Jpop's, Pussy Cat Bowling. (Wasn't that the name?)
Now that would be Yuge.

#349 2 years ago
Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

I think there is already a rule against that, but when used in a humorous or possibly even more true version like this I'd give it a pass

And give it a pass when the quoted person thinks its funny.

#388 2 years ago

I once dated a magician. As we were driving, she put her hand on my leg and I turned into a motel.

#407 2 years ago

Vonnie Deeproot.

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#434 2 years ago
Quoted from deeproot:

Thank you for your assessment, but you missed most of the points I tried to emphasize in the Webinar. Zidware customers who file a claim and are approved will get advanced access to play all titles *before* they have to commit to anything, or pay in any more money. It is completely no risk.
I would say you did get something right. We are sure that once Zidware Claimants see what they will be getting, most will likely max out the top tier. That benefits them; and admittedly us as well. I guess 'Sizzle without the zizzle' was overlooked in my last interview. I thought it was clever at least. Hehe.


Zidware has contracts with Jpop customers containing their personal information. What efforts during all of this time have you made for direct contact with them?
And why the deadline to submit a claim? If someone you didn't reach out to past the due date has proof, I think they should be compensated.

#477 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

No doubt!
I mean where would we be if bands like Kiss and Aerosmith were no longer contributing to the wonderful world of rock music.

Have you seen the picture of Steven Tyler shirtless on the beach? Not all contributions are equal.

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#572 2 years ago
Quoted from HeavyMetalBalls:

Some of the comments on here are just ridiculous. If Deeproot never signed Jpop, zidware customers would of been left high and dry. And its voluntary, deeproot doesn't owe anything to anybody, regardless of hiring John. They go through the trouble to fix the situation by offering customers cash or machines just to be shit on by a lot of people... Unbelievable.

I don't believe its voluntary. In my opinion, taking care of Zidware debt is a part of Jpop's employment agreement. And this may delight the Jpop haters but as naive as I know Jpop to be, it's my guess that Deeproot is taking advantage of him by promising to be his saviour. Possible example: Zidware US Patents which Deeproot posted they are buying. I'll guess they paid one dollar or some nominal fee along with a verbal promise to get Jpop out of legal trouble. (Note: I have no evidence of any of this and I do admit to having a suspicious nature).

No intelligent business person digs into their pocket out of simple generosity. What a ridiculous claim and there has to be a motive. Especially when they go begging to the financial markets for investment money.

So far, Deeproot has shown themselves to be a manufacturer of smoke and mirrors. I see nothing of substance and it only seems a man behind the curtain pulling levers of flames and thunder noise. I am a huge sceptic at this point but I hope they prove me wrong by becoming successful and making all of Jpop's victims whole.

We'll see how they do as their self-imposed deadline of 18 months approaches. Was it July of 2019?

#604 2 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

this is honestly John's best chance of getting out of this giant mess.

Yes, absolutely and I'm one of the few people that has given Jpop credit in the past for trying to right his wrongs, even though I'm suing him.

I'm not forgiving or forgetting the lies JPOP told straight to my face nor his deception and unethical business methods. But I can departmentalize my anger and admire Jpop for trying to rise from failure while doing the best he can to support his family.

Unfortunately for John, he is a spectacular fuck up outside of designing a game. If Deeproot says they can manage him, I say great, give them a chance and let’s see what they can do.

But if people are only partially satisfied in recovery or if people are shut out for some flimsy loophole reason, then I don't think Jpop will ever receive redemption. And much of that blame will fall to Deeproot having now taken on his responsibilities.

#615 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Deeproot 575 Fund, LLC per SEC public filing
Filing is as of 8/8/17. You can see plenty of $$ has been raised so far for this "alternative investment"
42 total investors of which 16 are "non accredited" and at an average investment of approx. $159,000 per investor
Gotta give em credit for promoting and raising those funds

That's the first positive indicator I've seen outside of the hyperbole. Good for Deeproot and I will follow with interest.
I still maintain they will never make their 18 month deadline for direct sales, especially of multiple titles. But at least they have something legitimate to point to now.

#634 2 years ago

Quote from webpage: "In the coming weeks, deeproot Tech will complete the acquisition of some of Zidware's assets, including the IP related to the games".

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#647 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Zidware Claims Update
We want to thank the 21 people who have filed claims thus far. Of the 21, 15 have been approved and we anticipate the remaining 6 will be approved shortly. We believe there are ~78 non-plaintiffs that have not yet filed claims. If you are one of those non-plaintiffs, please do file a claim whether or not you think you qualify or have enough proof. Please let us try to help you.
Please see here for the Goodwill Terms:
Please click here to Start a Claim:
Thank you!
--deeproot Pinball

Ted, I'm curious about these updates you have received and posted. I didn't think you were in on any of Jpop's games or had a claim. Matter of fact, I'm fairly confident you were not in on any of this.
Just curious...

#650 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

I'm hardly a Heighway cheerleader

#656 2 years ago

Did you change your avatar because of the Hilton Hoodie?

#674 2 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

If Robert wants to start a pinball company, more power to him. I know from personal experience that it's not easy.

You were a contract employee working from your home in California to do the artwork, for a company in the United Kingdom. What was your most difficult task, getting up on stage at Expo with Andrew Heighway?

I've seen you hint and mislead at so many different things over the years concerning your role with Heighway. You made it seem as if you did everything in the company except the artwork. And now you're hinting and pretending about this? - What could you possibly know about bootstrapping this company from your cozy chair in California? ...I mean, besides a phone call from Andrew crying the end is near.

Quoted from Aurich:

I do. Is that so terrible? They gambled, they lost, so it goes.

Is this how you also feel toward all of the Alien people that are being jerked around by Heighway after trusting you and your blatant sales pitching here? Were Heighway customers fully informed of future events as you seem to have been with Jpop?

And recently you've begun crying victim on Pinside because you have never been paid by Heighway. My, oh my, looks like you were duped and are no better than any of us.

You sit in judgment of the Jpop people and yet you trusted Andrew Heighway and you encouraged others to do the same. Unbelievable.

#699 2 years ago

Who is she?

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#739 2 years ago

Is it Day's or Daze?

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#815 2 years ago
Quoted from SirScott:

Did they ever announce what their "Quad Assembly" is going to be?

Four guys, one screwdriver. (the beverage)

#827 2 years ago

What if Nordman were to leave for personal reasons like if his wife were to become ill or any life changing event?
I'd hate to see unfair conspiracies coming from Pinside based on the superficial... And please know that it wasn't just Nordman abruptly leaving Heighway, it was his somewhat ambiguous answers as to why he left.

I realise everyone is trigger happy right now but let's not jump to conclusions based on recent Heighway Pinball events.

As far as people filing a claim for what they are owed, I really don't see the issue at this point. Each of us needs to do what is best for ourselves and if I had not been a part of the lawsuit, I would be filing a claim. I'm not saying this will have a good outcome as I don't know but realistically, it's your best option right now, IMO.

#833 2 years ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Now im curious.
When will we see a game from this company?

Supposed to see 5 different model games at Texas Pinball Festival 2019 and available for purchase with no wait time. That's my recollection and I would feel better if Robert or someone can confirm or correct me.

#837 2 years ago

You are not alone in being surprised. That's what I said. - Again, I am looking for confirmation or correction on this.

#849 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Supposed to see 5 different model games at Texas Pinball Festival 2019 and available for purchase with no wait time. That's my recollection and I would feel better if Robert or someone can confirm or correct me.

Well, I was hoping Robert would comment on this and maybe he will later. But I tried to find some confirmation on my quote and I cannot. My memory tells me I heard that information on a podcast interview that Robert did, but the one I listened to (again) didn't have it. And I've wasted too much time on this already. Therefore, I retract my comment and this will hopefully teach me not to shoot from the hip again.

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#1068 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I agree with that! Because Jpop already poked one eye out

Why am I reminded of Kill Bill just now?

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#1076 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

It is unfortunate that the Plaintiffs chose to reject the settlement and ultimately choose nothing over something.

It might be better if you knew what you were talking about before expressing your opinion.

#1080 2 years ago
Quoted from Only_Pinball:

He was quoting from the settlement summary by deeproot.

Quotation marks or attribution might help.

#1083 2 years ago
Quoted from deeproot:

Curious... facts aside, is he not allowed to have or post an *opinion* that you don’t approve of?

Its unprofessional of you to try and provoke me, Robert.

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#1336 2 years ago
Quoted from jimjim66:

Being able to easily change games by easily swapping playfield and art packages, and keeping the costs down would be awesome.

Quoted from Brijam:

This is another idea that sounds good in theory but in reality really sucks.

First of all, have you ever swapped out a playfield? This will never be an easy thing to do, no matter how clever the idea. Playfields are massive.

On sale now:

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#1400 2 years ago

Why does everyone want to see Dennis Nordman's tits?

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#2167 1 year ago
Quoted from frolic:

I never used RGP so I never saw that originally, but those that posted there get "I told you so" rights

No they don't, not really. They spoke in generalized terms and they were just guessing at the time and they had a chance at being correct.
Those same people also chanted incessantly before this at how Gene Cunningham would never get Big Bang Bar made and delivered. Google, Pigs Will Never Fly and BBB for that shit show.

Some of the know it all people bragging in this thread also predicted the end to Jersey Jack a few years ago. Some of them promised us repeatedly that Heighway Pinball was the greatest company ever.

Congratulations to all of the blind squirrels. - I always enjoy your bragging as you back-fill with detail "after the fact".

#2169 1 year ago
Quoted from Sinestro:

JJP is slow at everything....including going out of business.
Interpret that as you will.

I interpret that as extremely funny. And like all great humor it has a grain of truth to it.
Well done.

#2175 1 year ago
Quoted from taylor34:

To be fair on BBB, that never would have been made had people not gone out of their way to save it. I don't think Gene by himself was going to get it done, much in the same way those initial Magic Girls weren't going to be built without American Pinball.
Those naysayers aren't wrong. Without outside assistance, was BBB going to be built? No. Magic girl? No. JJP games after Woz? No. If someone is going to fail and gets 'bailed out', that means the naysayers were right. Just like the banks in 2008, they were going to fail without a bailout. In fact it kind of reaffirms that the naysayers were right about the initial business plan.
When the initial magic girl listing came out, I thought he was doing this on the side and making a simplistic game with great art, because there was no way that someone could develop a full sized legit pinball machine on $230k. Way too much software/mechanical development cost to make that. I figured it would be something similar to Whoa Nellie or Vacation America. I didn't know it was a complete game till later on.

I no longer have the heart to go back and forth on Pinside. I will only say that you seem to be rationalizing the results to fit a narrative and you have overlooked some of my points.
Best wishes.

#2178 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

frank f was the voice of reason!

Quoted for my amusement.

#2220 1 year ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

which they didn’t need to clean up his mess but did.

Not yet.

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#2551 1 year ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

So you Texas Pinballers come across this?
Interesting is an understatement.[quoted image]

That's CoinTakers truck.

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#3000 1 year ago
Quoted from lpeters82:

I thought it might be interesting to try to date just how long it's been since JPop designed a full-size functional pinball machine.

Quoted from DS_Nadine:

Last JPop game is from 2006.

Magic Girl, 2017. It functioned, just not very well.

#3005 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

Define "functioned."

Like a marble in a shoe box.

#3014 1 year ago
Quoted from rosh:

I think you meant to say . . .

I edited my original comment. Thanks for the clarity.

#3079 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

For everybody else there's Lexy Lightspeed. Don't exactly see those flying into everybody's collections.

Wait. Does this mean I'm not one of the cool kids?

#3115 1 year ago

I’ve been trying to collect my thoughts about the Jpop hate in this thread. For me, I’m mostly over it and I have better reasons than most to be angry. I’m continuing along with my lawsuit against the man and I do seek justice. But at this point I’m weary of my posturing in the past and I’m especially tired of these useless, drive-by, Pinside out bursts of hate. Example, the non-sequitur comment a few pages back about Deeproot needing to fire Jpop.

One of the reason I mention this is because I sense an evolution of improving attitudes here towards Jpop. It seems to me that more and more people are now speaking up in supporting John. And I get it, as I see reasons to support him and Deeproot too.

Anyway, I find the recent attitude change here interesting from where we began long ago, along with my own evolution.

Whether I collect my judgment against Jpop in time or not, I intend to purchase a RAZA or other Deeproot machine, pending inspection and production of course. - Do as you like but those are my thoughts.

Note: I still hate Whysnow. Hopefully I can maintain some street cred with that.

#3148 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

No but he stayed at a Holiday Inn last night!
He "led" the lawsuit group which in my opinion is a waste of time and money. Years later and nothing.
I and others chose the DR "credit" route that Robert offered.

The lawsuit was filed years before Deeproot Pinball existed and long before a credit was even an option. To present them as an, either or choice is misleading, which you often do on Pinside. And without the lawsuit, the offer of a credit might never have come to anyone.

Would I change things with the benefit of hindsight? Maybe.

Some of us are men of action while others prefer to flap their gums on the internet.

#3150 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

That's not true actually. You still had the opportunity to settle with DR and did chose not to. That was your choice. You now have the lawsuit and no credit.

And you don't know the details nor any privileged information of those dealings. But here you are once again, making assumptions and acting like you know it all.

#3152 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr68:

To present them as an, either or choice is misleading, which you often do on Pinside.

#3189 1 year ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

When you see the deeproot thread has 100+ new posts and think there must be some new news. Nope. Robert doesn't even have to chime in non sequiturs to keep this thread going...

Thank goodness there is no squabbling going on.

#3210 1 year ago

I'm pretty sure the Deeproot logo is modeled after Linda Lovelace.

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#3285 1 year ago
Quoted from benheck:

spent 30 hours "thinking about fonts" for ACNC. I made a custom comic font and tested the kerning (spacing) of every letter pair so they wouldn't overlap on screen. I even tested "impossible" pairs like XX. Why? Because I knew the programmer WOULDN'T think about that.

When it comes to ignoring details "you snooze you loose"

Ben. I'm pretty sure he was referring to criticism of other people's or competitor's fonts and letters.
Who could ever forget Fontgate on Ghostbusters.

#3317 1 year ago

Do you remember in the good old days of the Jpop thread, years before Deeproot even existed and long before making a settlement offer? Do you remember the victims relentlessly being shamed by a cast of rotating Pinsider’s as spineless and called stupid? Do you remember those who claimed, after the fact, that they knew Jpop was a bad guy from day one and we were stupid not to have known?

Seemed like each week some random keyboard vigilante would bounce into that thread and yell at us to sue his ass because that’s exactly what they would do. I think my favorite term back then was us being called a, Jpop Apologist.

– Yep, the good old days.

Quoted from Aurich:

I think suing him is stupid. If you lost your money just admit you gambled it away, and should have always been prepared to lose it. Move on.

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#3674 1 year ago
Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

Worst Airport on planet. I think it holds my record for taxing to gate after landing, miles. And my longest gate transfer every, 2 terminals and trams and miles of walking.

Ugh. Try Midway in Chicago for punishment. LaGuardia and LAX for close runner ups with honorable mention to Atlanta. I'd rather drive sometimes.

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#3887 1 year ago
Quoted from Barracuda72:

Not sure if this has been posted here yet or not... Am NOT going through all 78 pages to see if has either. If you hadn't seen it, here it is, if you have, here it is again. Was posted to a couple of Months ago, so...
EDit: Found that is has been posted here already, but not sure how to delete. Sorry, guys.

No need to edit with an apology my friend. Your original comment was appropriate for Pinside and perfectly stated. - Made me smile.

#3944 1 year ago
Quoted from pin2d:

Ok let's try this again!
The deeproot Tour: Whitewood Wonderland and the Cart Before the Horse
(plz let me know if you get any redirects to spam sites)

Direct link with no issue for me. - Great article. Intriguing.

#3971 1 year ago

Justin Bieber - David Beckham
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#4014 1 year ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

I used the option to mute a small handfull of people and my experience on pinside has massively improved since then.

I work with certain others to mute me and when I check to see if they have, I find that incredibly satisfying.

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#4080 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

The litigators will NOT. EVER. Thx to a stupid strategy they took

Quoted from iceman44:

The secret litigation group have NOTHING except wasted legal fees as I advised yrs ago

Quoted from iceman44:

The other nameless dopes that led people down the wrong path should be ashamed of themselves

We can take care of ourselves. Not sure what business it is of yours nor your obsession over other people's dealings.

#4092 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

and the "dickish" comment was aimed at really just one person

I know you didn't intend to but you just admitted that you're a troll and a Pinside bully. Not a shock to most of us and you're probably the last to find out.

So why don't you man up and take it private rather than play childish games involving all of Pinside.
Screenshot to account for the editing and comment deleting that you're so famous for.
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#4113 1 year ago

Come on Deeproot. Show us a satellite image of your parking lot or something.

#4133 1 year ago

Also because he just joined Pinside yesterday.
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#4164 1 year ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

I initially had Jpop ONLY. Why in the hell did I think that would work out is another story.
When I now look at the Deep Root team that has been assembled, I think that if this is a total disaster there will be a lot of mud on the faces.

You went from no hope, to some pretty good hope. If all things were equal, I'd be right there with you.
I like your chances.

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#4230 1 year ago

I'm sporting wood over the new Jurassic Park2 release and it looks like Stern has earned my business back after a very long layoff.
I can be fickle with my short attention span but Deeproot is losing me here.

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#4360 1 year ago
Quoted from teekee:

My friend also received his full refund today... pretty amazing!

It is very cool and nice to see. I wonder what the breakdown is between those who took cash and those who opted to wait for a machine. My gut tells me most would have taken the machine but it's likely we'll never know.

Well done, Deeproot.

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#4591 1 year ago

Another casualty of Pinside?
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#4600 1 year ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

I had posted this question before but never got a response... Was Deeproot’s logo designed in house or by an external agency?
There's an incredible amount of skill and nuance that goes into creating logo design, things that aren't obvious to the non-graphic designer. Some might say that designing a logo is easy, but thinking it's that simple could be considered an example of the Dunning Kruger effect:
Wasn't there an earlier version of the logo with a gear in it that then changed? That to me suggests that someone else thought the original version wasn't considered effective enough to keep. I'm not saying that is the case here, and I bring no malice, just trying to understand. I really wish great things for Deeproot Pinball, and am excited to see the innovations they bring to the industry. It's disappointing to see they will no longer be able to meet the 5 days of Deeproot event at Texas, I just hope they haven't over promised and I hope we're not seeing the Dunning Kruger effect applied to pinball creation.

Not sure what you're going on about but it was changed some time ago. Here is their current logo.

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#4683 1 year ago

**WARNING** Kaneda Alert. - Avert your eyes if you're sensitive.

Robert Mueller sent an email to Kaneda which is read verbatim on his most recent podcast, Episode 389, "Just Wait". It concerns playfield issues that are presently happening in the industry and what Deeproot intends to do. I found it interesting, worthwhile, and on topic for this thread. Imagine that, on topic.

You can fast forward to about the 20 minute mark to get to Roberts email.

#4689 1 year ago

Since Robert has bailed on Pinside, which I believe was a smart move by him, I think it's better served for him to promote Deeproot via a written news release such as this. No judgment on content but I hope to see/hear more of this.

#4712 1 year ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

So we all thought, but then they were having clear chipping issues with TNA. Playfield integrity seems to be a struggle for everyone these days.

The TNA playfield issue was quickly resolved by Spooky and Charlie owned up to it. So far ACNC's playfields are only getting the highest of compliments.
Which tells me if they can figure it out, then so should the big boys.

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#5443 1 year ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

What is the boardset they are using?

I would imagine they're making their own proprietary boards and operating system. For a company's long term viability it's the smart move

Quoted from Whysnow:

Also, what are the source parts?

I don't think the general public cares at this point. I don't.

Game looks fantastic IMO. Long ways to go yet but they have exceeded my expectations and I hunger for more.

#5497 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Who knew while the rest of the world was asleep, neon would be making such a huge comeback.

I happen to love the color scheme I see on RAZA. Very much so and its one of the first things I noticed in the pictures.
Stern's color palette choices are antiquated and played out, seemly forever now, with a few exceptions. IMO

#5501 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

Then have we got the grocery getter for you![quoted image]

Nah. The store is only 3 miles away and she needs the exercise.

#5530 1 year ago

It needs a microwave in place of the coin door.

#5682 1 year ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

People saying they won't buy a JPOP game due to principles and then they go and play their Ghostbusters.......

This gave me my first smile of the day. Thank you and well done.

#5826 1 year ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

OMG is that Jpop?!
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Nope. Thats Eddie Cramer from New York. Most people here don't know him but he's a great guy and I'm loving to see some of the original RAZA artwork in the game. Especially seeing him there.

#6367 1 year ago

WTB: Three green triangles.

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#6763 12 months ago
Quoted from Roostking:

For the record, I didnt delete.
Mod team, what is the maximum # of "bumps" one can have before the post is censured? Is this posted in the rules? "Not 10, but more than 5?"
Not trying to be an arse, but can anyone refer me to the "Max # of bumps" Rule?
Thanks in advance. I await your information!!!

Your argument is akin to a guy before a traffic judge for speeding 14 miles an hour over the limit. He wants the ticket thrown out because there is no written statute for 14 or any incremental number.

Over bumping was just an expression the moderator chose to explain that specific incident. If you want a specific rule violation, it would most likely fall under the Broken Record category. And even that I would guess is one of the implied rules as it would be impossible to detail every possible scenario.

Just deal with your punishment or open up a moderator feedback thread. You've been moderated on Pinside several times now to know how things work.

#6806 12 months ago

Several years ago, a rookie manufacturing company called Jersey Jack came out with their first prototype, a machine called Wizard of Oz.
Pinside went hysterical about weak flippers and it was the end of the world.
Déjà fucking vu

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#7084 10 months ago
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#7089 10 months ago

I don't recall the quote where RM said it was his money and I don't really care. Assuming he did say it, I'm certain he was speaking figuratively as in, it was his money to spend on the company/investor's behalf.

#7104 10 months ago

Kaneda asked, "How are the investors feeling right now? Are they on board for the long run?"
RM replied: "There are no investors in pinball. It's company money, it's my money.

There's additional verbiage in that one minute segment by each, but that's the meat of it. Personally, I found it ambiguous and now understand the confusion.

Go to the 53 minute mark and listen for yourself.

#7112 10 months ago
Quoted from razorsedge:

I mean, Who Cares if the detached "investors" lose or profit, really. They know they are in a risk/investment game.

I certainly don't care where Roberts money is coming from, don't know why any other pinhead should care either. If DR make some good games so be it, Bonus!. If the investors lose a pile of coin... well s#it happens!. I don't care one bit about that.

Is anyone paying deposits? ... no? .... well if they were then maybe where the money is coming from would be somehow relevant to be raising every 5 minutes in this pinside topic. Give the investment speculation rubbish a rest how about...

It's a great pity the conversation isn't going along as you would like. But this is what Pinside does and there are many other people here besides you. Most people understand this and they politely move along to other comments or threads.

#7122 10 months ago
Quoted from zr11990:

All this time and all this talk I have yet to see a pic of a pin. When and what are thes people supposed to be producing

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#7146 10 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

How quickly everyone forgets about the grand promises and hyperbole made by Heighway Pinball.

And his Pinside stooges.

#7172 10 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Financial talk aside our Deeproot playfield arrived today and I must say it is refreshing to see pinball art like this alive and well. Really is rather beautiful in person. Have not had a chance to play the game yet but Very much looking forward to it!![quoted image]

Is that one of the placeholder Mirco playfields or an original Deeproot?

#7175 10 months ago
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#7252 10 months ago

I'm happy with a layer of dust.

#7295 10 months ago
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#8074 8 months ago

Why do people keep talking about Deeproot not taking pre-order money, as if its some divine sign of things to come? It's an irrelevant suggestion and yet it is the most often quoted opinion throughout this thread. Multimorphic, American Pinball, Homepin, Chicago Gaming and others are not, and have never been touted in this manner. I don't know how Haggis Pinball is doing it but I strongly suspect they will also not be pre-order.

If you want to point to Deeproot's legitimacy, the fact that they have publicly raised around $30 million from investors is where you should hang your hat. That's substantial seed money and goes a long ways if used wisely.

#8088 8 months ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

I‘d say, since noone here invested any money in them, it‘s none of our business.

Agreed but 95% of Pinside threads are none of our business. lol

#8112 7 months ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Cause they didn’t and it was??
I lost $9500 to Zidware and Robert offered me compensation of 2 machines if/when they make them. I don’t give a shit otherwise. I asked nothing from DeepRoot and was offered something I had written off as a bad decision. I can wait and see. Yeah, it could become divine intervention or not.

Yes, I understand that and gave you a thumbs up. But my comment had nothing to do with the Zidware compensation.
You either missed my point or I failed to express myself adequately, or maybe a little of both.

All good my friend. I hope Deeproot delivers for everyone as I have been saying all long.

1 week later
#8233 7 months ago

Dennis Nordman made this steam-punk sculpture and I bought it the moment he announce it for sale on Facebook. This picture is his cover photo from his Facebook profile and I sometimes wonder if he regrets selling it. I asked him to autographed it for me and he used a Dremmel tool on the metal base if you can visualize that. His signature looks like an earth quake was going on. LOL

He is hands down the nicest pinball celebrity I've ever met, at any show. And one of the nicest most gracious gentleman I've ever met period.

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#8268 7 months ago

Its pinball podcast not a 60 Minutes ambush. I don't always agree with Kaneda but I always find him entertaining. Maybe I'm the only one that notices but his unfiltered, quips from the Id, I find hysterical. Better than the subject matter sometimes. I'm looking forward to his Friday show.

#8278 7 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Major positive in this interview is that there were no big foot-in-mouth moments, and Robert was very complimentary of others in the industry and even his own employees. Kinder, gentler Robert is a more likeable Robert. Definitely a positive step in the right direction. He's also paying his employees during the shutdown.

Completely agree. Life has a way with beating us all down and its intelligent people that can learn and adapt. I agree this was Robert's finest moment so far and I have altered my attitude towards him and Deeproot. Kaneda asked some difficult questions while being respectful and Robert answered them appropriately.
I really enjoyed the show.

#8295 7 months ago

The moment his state governor announces back to work day, Spooky sends out invoices for 750 machines.

#8331 7 months ago

Lol @ the past 15 hours of this thread.

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#8420 7 months ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Two Thoughts:
1) Regarding the Kaneda RM interview.
Deeproot had to approve the release of the interview before Kaneda could put it up. Normally, Kaneda puts up his episodes the same or next day that he records them. With the Robert interview, it was several days later before it was posted. The only reason he would take that long to post the podcast is if he was waiting on DR's approval. That would also explain why Kaneda didn't follow-up on questionable statements, and why he didn't give Robert any pushback whatsoever. And instead posted his rebuttals (as limited as they were) in a separate follow-up episode. One that wouldn't require DR's approvals.
For all K-mans talk of telling it like it is, and not shilling for manufacturers, Kaneda did compromise those values in order to get the Robert interview.
Which brings me to the next question.
2) Why is Kaneda the only podcaster that Robert will allow to interview him? It seems like a strange choice to me. Especially when there are, or were, several other podcasts that have close to Chris' numbers. And there are so many people that refuse to listen to Kaneda on principle. You'd think RM would want to capture as large an audience as possible and at least hit up one or two other shows. Also, RM doesn't go on pinside because he says it's a sewer, and yet Kaneda was one of the biggest trolls on pinside before he was banned. Seems weird to allow a former pinside-troll to interview you, when people like Chris are why RM left pinside in the first place. Strange. I find RM and Kaneda's entire relationship to be strange.
Anyone have any additional insight into any of this, or into how RM and Kaneda got hooked up in the first place, or why RM doesn't go on TPN, or Loserkid, ect.?

No offense but that's a lot of speculation on your part and most of it I don't believe to be true or I just flat out disagree with it. Maybe someone else wants to respond in detail but it's way too much for me.

#8457 7 months ago
Quoted from Frax:

Worth noting, seems like their website is down, but I did see this on their domain record:

Updated Date: 2020-04-24T00:31:17Z

Quoted from SunKing:

Website is still down. Seems any DNS issues would have resolved by now. Hmmmmm...

Yeah, I've been following that also snice Frax pointed it out on April 26th. Good job, Frax frax

Also down is Deeproot Tech
Deeproot Funds
And Deeproot Pinball

The only one still up and running is Deeproot Studios but I don't see much there.

#8477 6 months ago
Quoted from Frax:

I was just done with having a website for anything. Don't regret getting rid of it.

I was glad to get rid of my website too and I got incredibly lucky with it. After I sold my business I had my web designer take everything down and put up a simple, This Website For Sale, along with my email. It was a total long shot and I expected to just let it expire. But about 2-3 months later I sold it to music company for a stupid price. - I'd rather be lucky than smart.

Congrats Deeproot, you're back up and running. How about giving us a taste? Multimorphic didn't let the Coronavirus or the TPF closing stop them from coming out with their new machine, Heist.

#8490 6 months ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

they returned people the money they lost through Zidware!

While this is partially true, I think further explanation is needed. They returned *some* of the money and only to a few. As I recall, only 2 or 3 Pinsiders posted how they received their refund check. I'm certain that is not a full accounting but it is an indicator of how much has been paid. While I give them major props for doing that, it seems to me to be a drop in the bucket.

My guess is the majority of people opted to get a game instead of a refund. In other words, people have now returned to biting their fingernails while playing another waiting game.

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#8507 6 months ago
Quoted from hank527:

Does anyone care at this point? All we get is noise and empty promises.

I think everybody wants to see how this movie will end. And I want Popadiuk to settle his debts with everyone.

1 week later
#8546 5 months ago

Has anyone in Texas recently driven by Deeproot's manufacturing facility to witness any signs of activity? That would help tell the real story.

2 weeks later
#8613 5 months ago

Sounds like Barry O should run for Governor of Virginia or PM of Canada.

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#8691 4 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

So is it true that Nordman is out at Deeproot and in with CGC? That can't be a good omen if so.

I see it as a neutral omen for Deeproot.

Nordman is a hired gun and I mean that in a very good way. Since the closing of Williams, Bally, Midway, he's worked for Stern, Heighway, Spooky, Jersey Jack and Multimorphic before Deeproot and now at CGC. He also designed a game in 2017 for Valley Dynamo and I only mention that to allow some heads to explode.

I remember Pinside having a meltdown with conspiracies and doom predictions after Nordman left Jersey Jack. Turns out his contract with JJ had simply expired and there was no drama. Pure Pinside. LOL

With the exception of Heighway Pinball, Nordman quietly moved along from all of those companies, including Deeproot.

I admire his nomadic style and look forward to seeing what he produces at CGC.

#8707 4 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

I see it as a neutral omen for Deeproot

I'm kinda disappointed none of the spelling/grammar police got me on that one. Neutral Omen is an oxymoron I was proud to create.

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#8757 4 months ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

A year or 2 ago I asked my distributor if he was going to sell Deeproot games.

He said who?

I reached out to a notable distributor and asked him if he'd be selling Deeproot games. He said he wants to but there is nothing available for him to do so. That was about 2 months ago.
But then I seem to recall something about Deeproot selling direct to customers. Is my memory correct on that?

1 month later
#8891 3 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

No excuses. AP, Stern and Spooky all delivering games

I'll add Multimorphic, P3 to that list. And they may be a better comparison as they are a young company also based in Texas. Subjected to the same Texas state laws and Covid limitations, etc.

Both Deeproot and Multimorphic announced a new game to be revealed at the Texas Pinball Festival last March. TPF was canceled but Multimorphic adapted by following through and is delivering a hit game.

#8899 3 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

I should be getting one in a couple months! They seem to have had a lot of orders of Heist

You will love it. I've had mine for about 3 months now and it's the best game I've owned in a very, very long time.

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#9360 80 days ago
Quoted from hank527:

And Dennis left Heighway before they crashed and burned. Its a sign.

It's not a sign of anything other than Dennis is a talented designer and hired gun. Dennis also left Stern, JJP, Multimorphic and a few other companies that don't immediately come to mind.

#9470 76 days ago
Quoted from djd9617:

Just chiming in to say that I also would welcome a crazylevi podcast.

I think he'd be great and I even suggested Levi do a podcast a few months ago on Pinside. The up/down voting to my comment was interesting...
But I have little doubt that he would bring politics into it and I would be one and done.

#9620 71 days ago
Quoted from nwpinball:

I'm not sure why people feel the need to compare the newer companies to Stern, what we want is alternatives to Stern for more variety and innovation, not more of the same.

Up-Vote posted and I agree with your sentiment. But it's been Deeproot themselves that has targeted Stern for comparison and have done so since the very beginning.

#9623 71 days ago

Not only since the beginning, this was posted 3 days ago on their Facebook page.

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#9640 70 days ago

After becoming emotionally numb the past year or so, I have to admit my excitement for this reveal has been awakened.
Hurry Monday

#9676 70 days ago

Upcoming themes are always compelling but I'm more interested in getting a peek under the hood. There's been talk of innovation from a ground floor start up company and I want to see what fresh ideas those respected designers have come up with.

#9761 68 days ago

Snake Plissken for the win. Escape From New York.

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#9798 67 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Send me a PM if after the announcement if DR is not willing to fulfill their obligations under the GOODWILL AGREEMENT on Monday in a timely fashion
Which has already been breached

#9811 67 days ago
Quoted from razorsedge:

-Deeproot has an updated Alien ready to go I rekon, P.Bros layout and basis

Quoted from razorsedge:

Heighway Alien Re-Loaded september 2020 FTW!

Alien wasn't even on my radar but I like your guess. Some of the pieces to the puzzle you describe do seem to fit that theory. Well done.

If true, we could also speculate that Nordman got to go back in and address some of the issues that caused him to leave Heighway. Maybe even add to the game?

Yikes, I'd be a Deeproot customer on that one.

#9885 66 days ago
Quoted from benheck:

I'm hopeful the people burned by John will be made whole with a delivery of a RAZA game. I think John "sold" around 150 of them.

There are also vendors that still need to be compensated too.

#9962 65 days ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

I mean no disrespect to you (or anyone for that matter) but why would anyone trust Kaneda? In my personal opinion that guys opinion has been on the opposite end of the spectrum of mine more often than not. And I highly doubt DR would want any info leaking out and if he's doing it that's not the way to earn friends. If I remember correctly long ago wasn't it said DR would release one model and offer everyone a complete machine and best experience etc etc etc?

There are plenty of Kaneda, Good versus Evil threads on Pinside already. Please join one. Let's not clutter this thread up with more.

#10090 65 days ago
Quoted from PoppyCock:

I wont be able to watch this live reveal at noon so where does one go to get caught up with unbiased opinions and commentary? Certainly not here! Can you watch these things over?

My sense is that anything we get will be through someone's filter. Probably the most neutral filter will be from, This Week in Pinball, which I look forward to reading. I also will be tuning in to Kaneda and Cary Hardy for their thoughts.

And of course I will read Pinside so I can shake my head, roll my eyes, laugh, cry, and get frustrated by redundant questions, comments, misinformation and going off topic.

I look forward to it all

#10247 65 days ago

Come on Pinside. Cary Hardy, TWIP and others flew to Texas for the reveal. Its already happened, reports are being put together as we speak and will come soon.

Did you already forget seeing this picture? Seriously, relax people.

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#10286 65 days ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

Presenting the message in their original format:
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wow.....just, wow.

#10317 65 days ago

Come back, six weeks!

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#10347 65 days ago
Quoted from SmallyBells:

How is Iceman taking this news?

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#10684 65 days ago
Quoted from dugmar:

You seem like a kind, nice guy. Want to get a beer sometime?

FYI. You'd have to buy.

#10744 65 days ago
Quoted from Russell:

Overall, I'm left with more respect for Stern, Spooky, JJP, CGC and AP...

Why does everyone keep overlooking, Multimorphic P3?

Russell, you need to stop over sometime and play my Heist game and Lexi. Real pinball innovation is already here folks.

#10751 64 days ago
Quoted from yancy:

Those look like crap too.
IN MY OPINION, relax people.

You are especially invited to come over too.

#11076 64 days ago

What a difference a day makes.

After watching Cary Hardy's review and reading TWIP, I'm not ready to write Deeproot off yet.
Some awkward things no doubt and some things I hate like the floating cabinet head. But some cool stuff too and maybe some things will be better in person than in pictures.

Best of all, I'm back to being hopeful for the Jpop victims who are owed games. Yesterday I was writing their obituary and today I'm not so sure.

Edit/Add: Despite my new feelings I'm still laughing at some of the funny sarcasm being bantered.

#11274 63 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

I don't need a licensed theme - But you have to hit the trifecta with an original theme for it to work:
- Theme still has to be good
- Art has to be great
- Gameplay has to be really fun
Most recent original themes have not hit all 3
Dialed In, Food Truck, Octoberfest are not there - they all missed on 1 or 2 of those points
Heist is actually a cool theme with great artwork that I would consider if there was one in my area to play

Completely agree but lets make it a quadfecta and add sounds to the list. I can get down right stupid about a great sound package.

And for those that don't care for the front speakers, I'm going to reserve judgment. If nothing else it tells me that Deeproot is putting a lot of thought into all of this.

#11286 63 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

and thus unfortunately those present end up being part of a shill process. They may not have chosen to do that but that's sadly the end result. Seen it done many times.

The word Shill implies something sinister and I find that wholly unfair to Cary Hardy and Jeff at TWIP. I've been following them both for a long time and that is not my sense at all.

#11291 63 days ago
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

I will admit... the games looks a lot better in the videos than it does in static images
Artwork is beautiful .. who is the artist?

I'm pretty certain its Jeremy Packer aka Zombie Yeti. I remember he and Deeproot coming to terms long ago.

#11297 63 days ago
Quoted from frolic:

My opinion is that it isn't. It's inspired by his original design, but all re-done, most likely by nameless deeproot artists (who don't get their name on the backglass).

You could be right. Their agreement was for Magic Girl and maybe I made a wrong assumption because Jeremey had also done a lot of artwork on RAZA and AIW.

#11302 63 days ago
Quoted from frolic:

Found the original Zombie Yeti version. It's actually quite different.[quoted image]

Looks like Vanna White turning a letter.

#11346 63 days ago
Quoted from LoveNeverDiesGuy:

Do you know how many times I've seen noobs hit the lockdown bar when a ball drains?

My drunk friends will not appreciate you calling them noobs.

#11398 63 days ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

The idea of connecting to the phone has some interesting possibilities.

I often play pinball to get away from my phone. Ture story.

#11467 62 days ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Not to mention this company is the only way Jpop's victims will ever get to see anything for all that money they threw away.

You mean the money they entrusted and Jpop threw away.

#11565 62 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

Soooooo......what exactly goes down at these pinball shows I just got into the hobby and am wondering what I’ll be walking into when they open again ?
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Bad hygiene and a 50 to 1 man woman ratio.

#11586 62 days ago
Quoted from benheck:

That's why your rake, steering wheel, shifter, gun handle, dildo, pan handle, drinking glass... ARE ROUNDED.

One of these things is not like the others

#11664 61 days ago

Imagine for a moment you are one of the reporters that attended. Six months or a year from now, Deeproot reaches out and offers you free airfare, hotel and travel expenses to return. Everything is solid but, you have to sign another NDA.

What do you do? And how would Deeproot go about finding credible replacements.

#11669 61 days ago

Here's a screen shot from Facebook of Cary Hardy's comments. - Loser Kid Podcast #44 was an interesting follow up.

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#11698 61 days ago
Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

but unless you have a highly-skilled penis

Someone alert Ben Heck to another round object meant for humans to grasp.

#11709 61 days ago

I'll take orange peel but only if it can survive the cheese grater test.

#11800 59 days ago

Feel free to go back and up-vote MapleSyurp on this comment posted October 20, 2018.
Two highlights:

Quoted from MapleSyrup:

Unfortunately, Robert has talked a lot of gobbledygook, and corporate nonsense that simply doesn’t fly when it comes to hard manufacturing.

Quoted from MapleSyrup:

I don’t know Robert, and I wish him zero ill will... but he sounds like a wealthy Foodie that has decided to buy prime real estate and open the City’s “hottest new Eatery” while knowing nothing about running a restaurant.

You can read his comment in its entirety at this link:

#11811 59 days ago

Edit. Iceman already posted revenue raised.

#11812 59 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

No idea but i'm speculating Deeproot Pinball would be an "affiliate", along with Deeproot Tech and Deeproot Studios?

Didn't they close one of those Deeproot company's? The one in Utah?

#11957 56 days ago
Quoted from Fytr:

*dead hooker*

I'd buy that over Food Truck.

#12146 55 days ago

I just want something to eat.

1. See inside your refrigerator from anywhere, shop for groceries, search for recipes and preheat your oven – all from the Family Hub™
2. Stream your favorite music apps on the Family Hub™ and enjoy premium speaker-quality listening
3. Mirror shows, movies, or live sports from your Samsung TV or phone on the Family Hub™

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#12198 54 days ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

15 days till virtual expo (and next deeproot update)!

I must of missed the announcement for the next update. Could someone please confirm this.

Under the list of 2020 Expo Vendors and Supporters, Deeproot is not among them.

#12212 54 days ago

Welcome to Deeproot Appliances (tm).

#12251 53 days ago

For the record. I now regret posting the picture of the touch screen refrigerator in post #12146.

Carry on

#12322 53 days ago
Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

I skipped a few pages and now I am confused.
Is Deep Root in the car business now?

Don't be silly. Deeproot is the new Bed, Bath and Beyond.

#12359 53 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Anybody have any Saab stories they would like to share?

Yes. Deeproot failed to make its deadline....again.

#12361 53 days ago

Back in the good ole days of Pinside we use to fill the space with boob pictures.

#12383 52 days ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

If you listen to Carys latest Video this event never was intended to be a launch.
They showed them (the 6 folks) stuff including their anticipated launch date.
So it „only“ was intended to be a reveal.
I know it‘s semantics but in some ways it‘s important if you want to hold them true to their word, like games shipping within 2 weeks after „launch“.

Clever semantics but it doesn't account for the expired Goodwill Agreement, part two.

#12447 52 days ago

Artwork by Robert Crumb.

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#12504 51 days ago
Quoted from pinballkim:

I would be very tempted to buy any pin with Crumb artwork.

Me too but evidently the moderators don't like the idea.
I'd actually like a Robert Crumb game machine with all of his artwork.

#12551 50 days ago
Quoted from SLCpunk2113:

They sure do have egg on their face.

That's the wizard mode in Food Truck.

#12565 50 days ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

I also am planning on buying a RAZA, especially since I get an employee discount!

I really appreciate you coming forward as a Deeproot employee. I'm certain you're limited in most of the things you can say and reveal but I feel some confidence now with you here. Not a lot of confidence but some at least.

You must understand that the radio silence from Deeproot, combined with some serious red flags, leaves your company vulnerable to speculation and criticism here. And jokes about them which is where I'm at to entertain myself while we wait in a vacuum.

Also, this orwellian, autocratic control of the narrative is horrible PR for a supposedly family friendly business.

None of this means I'm a hater or wish Deeproot to fail. On the contrary as I know competition is good for all of us and I'm a likely RAZA buyer. I love the art and look of that game.

But Deeproot needs a spokesperson that can roll with the punches and provide some transparency and goodwill.

I nominate you as I have always enjoyed your style here on Pinside. Best wishes.

#12568 50 days ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

I appreciate your kind words...thanks! I’m just trying to stay positive like some others here as I think they do have tremendous potential. You almost have me convinced I actually do work for deeproot!!! Well played or just in case my sarcasm went a little too far and to clarify for some (not saying you) that just skim thru the posts...I am NOT associated with deeproot in any way and was just playing along with those that thought I was!

Shame on me, I missed your sarcasm. All good my friend and I stand by my comment in general.

#12630 48 days ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

How many people are still owed games at this point? Can’t be that many.

I recently used the search feature in this thread using the term "Goodwill" to see how many people accepted the cash payout. I found only two people.

And having followed this thread its my strong sense the majority of people opted for the game(s).

I limited my time in doing this search and maybe someone else could double check me.

#12646 47 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

The reason I accepted the agreement Kim was to support pinball and they were local
Whatever happens I’m cool with it

I wasn't being critical, Doug. I was simply responding to Arcademojo's comment.

Quoted from arcademojo:

How many people are still owed games at this point? Can’t be that many.

Fact is, if I wasn't involved with the Jpop lawsuit, I would have done the very same as you and the others.

#12647 47 days ago
Quoted from adborto:

Humm... whatever happened to the customer is always right?!?

So far as I can tell, they don't have any.

#12666 47 days ago
Quoted from BrewNinja:

I think what a lot of you keep forgetting is that ultimately, deeproot owes nobody nothing.

While this was true in the beginning I no longer see it that way. According to Deeproot's Goodwill agreement, they owe the money now. They have publicly and contractually assumed the debt and have made promises. And with each failed deadline, its Lucy yanking the football away.

Jpop set everybody on a roller coaster to no-where and so far Deeproot has only laid additional track.

#12683 46 days ago
Quoted from switch3:

They have been talking about the hammerproof non dimpling playfields for so long, but they still haven't worked out the formula. I'm absolutely no expert, but by the looks of it I don't think it's very likely they will invent the clearcoat formula any time soon, if they've been working on it for this long without succeeding. If it was easy, deeproot or someone else would have invented it already.

Someone already did invent the correct formula. Haggis Pinball on a low budget, garage type set up.

#12692 45 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Did anyone receive their t-shirts?

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#12711 45 days ago
Quoted from toddtuckey:

I have remained quiet about this company but I want to now post my thoughts. The Deeproot company was formed by a bunch of talented people that share a common love. ALL of you know that! Who would commit hours and hours and hours of energy and time with zero $$$ gratification except someone who lives moves and breathes Pinball? We all love different aspects of Pinball. I can't play for shit, but my fascination, which continues to grow, is the overall beauty of the layout, design, electronics programming pushed to it's limit at the time of design, innovation (yes, even the awful Bally Motordome had that totally unique, not done before, skill level selection), and artistic beauty of the entire package. For sixty years or more, they were built for ONE purpose--to make MONEY--that's it! No one cares about the game except how much money it made each week in that cashpan! Most of the world had no idea who designed it, or the music, programming art, etc. No one really cared!! This is why neat, fun games like Spirit, Tx Sector, Transporter, Torpedo Alley, Class of 1822, etc etc, disappeared fast because they didn't make money! But now, COLLECTORS and PINBALL ENTHUSIASTS (All of YOU) , see these machines for what they are. A work of art that you can look at, walk around and admire, and actually PLAY! AND, every time you play it, you have a different outcome! An extraordinary experience that you all have seen and felt! This is why we all week out pinball parlours and expos! We need to show support for these new fledgling companies and not ridicule them. Yes, some playful fun is expected, but there are clearly some great new ideas that DR has developed. Let's let them grow, develop and change ! And always remember, the movie A CHRISTMAS STORY was a BOMB at the box office--a disaster! But now, 35 years later......... Anyway, that is my two cents! Todd N. Tuckey

Love ya Todd but I can't help but feel you are underinformed about the entire situation. I'm not going to go further into detail than that.

But I can't help but wonder how your statement compares to Andrew Macbain and his company to produce pinball machines, Punny Factory. Given your personal history with him, I suspect your attitude is much different. Not the same situation of course but there is a lot of difficult history here and for many of us.

For the record, I want Deeproot to satisfy Jpop/Zidware debts and manufacture good quality machines.

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