Quoted from WizardsCastle:
What's his rating? Don't know of anyone else topping his scores and achievements, so curious to know where he'd rank against some of the greats.
I doubt the best players are on here entering their scores I started doing it to keep a record of machines I'd played, and it kind of stuck.
I do enter comps, and do fairly well. However due to time and money, I don't get to enter as many comps as I'd like.
This has the drawback of meaning not only do the majority of comps I enter not have enough WPPR points for me to seriously climb up the ranks, it also means that most of my comps have to count before they start degrading. I haven't looked but I'd guess that I enter less than 15 comps a year.
Another thing is there aren't many big scoring comps in the UK, but there are half a dozen or so players who are world class - they don't get the same recognition as the players in the US, because half of them don't travel to the comps, for differing reasons - this means a small number of points are being fought over by the same few people.
The other ' problem ' I have in competition is I ALWAYS play to get the wizard mode, rather than playing for points. This is what leads to massive scores, but also means that there's a much bigger variance in my scores. For example my qualifying over 8 games typically consists of 2/3 games in the top 3, 3/4 games in the top 20%, and then 1/2 games where I'd probably score more with my eyes shut.
Good enough to qualify every time, but get one of those poor scores in knockout and it's game over.
I know what I should do (and am capable of, I've posted a few gameplay videos and tutorials on YouTube - WWJ PINBALL - if you want to check them out) play controlled, hit the safe shots, grind out the points, but that just bores me.
I enjoy playing to my style, play to set everything up ready to cash in - it has led to plenty of last ball comebacks when everything comes together.