I was at a local bar-cade tonight that I frequent, playing Elvira and the Party Monsters. The flippers were kind of weak and the bottom pop bumper wasn't firing. The last time I was there, I played Attack from Mars and Dialed In the left flipper on AFM could hardly make it to the UFO and the pitch on DI was so flat the ball almost sat still on the playfield. There are a few places in my area (not counting bars with a single poor machine in the corner that has been neglected since 1993) that have pins and it always seems like 50% of them are broke in some way. I'm fairly new to the hobby and I have not really visited too many other places to play. I know operating isn't easy and stuff breaks but I still want to know if this is the way it is in other places? Do I just accept the pins on location will be that way? I just find it hard to believe that these places host tournaments with these games in this shape. Just curious.