(Topic ID: 232040)

Video Mode

By jgadzia

11 months ago

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  • 91 posts
  • 60 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 9 months ago by TheLaw
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    “Do you like video mode”

    • Yes I love it 42 votes
    • No I only love pinball 17 votes
    • Depends on the game 90 votes

    (149 votes)

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    #46 11 months ago
    Quoted from Yoko2una:

    Video modes that are set patterns one must recognize can POUND SAND. Nothing is more annoying in a competitive setting when you're playing a game that you know some of the rules, but your opponent gets to Video Mode and knows the pattern with their eyes closed (looking at you BF and GnR).
    When there's some skill & reaction timing involved, and they're brief, I think they can have a place in pinball.

    This! I don’t mind video modes at all in a play for fun setting, but it’s frustrating to get beaten in a tournament setting because an opponent knows the left-right-right-left sequence of the game’s video mode (like the rail cart thingy in IJ). I’d rather be outflipped....

    #50 11 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    You were beaten by someone that has a better knowledge of the game you were playing than you; which is a very important aspect of the sport.

    Just enter Classics/em divisions and you wont have to struggle with this life questions

    You misunderstood. I do not deny any legitimacy to someone who beats me because of superior video mode knowledge. Not at all, it is absolutely part of the game.... I just said I’d rather be outflipped than out-videoed. I have zero struggle with this particular “life question “ and have no compunction over entering non-classics tournaments because I might have to play on machines with video modes.

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