LE deposit paid, and now the wait for shipping to Oz begins... Never owned a Stern (outside of my Classic Stern Quicksilver), Jurassic Park is the first to scream "buy me". Can't wait!!
I’m in the same position, recently picked up my very first NIB, a MBRLE but yep, although all the extra CGC add ons are amazing, I didn’t get that absolute new pin feel. JP will definitely be that, cant wait.
Quoted from Green-Machine:
Just received an email to pay in full for my Premium. Sounds like Stern is pushing the full payment before you get it because of the buyers backing out of their order.
Sounds more like a distributer choice rather than a directive from Stern. Would be very surprising otherwise.
Quoted from estrader:
For me its worth the extra money. The powder coating (400), shaker (100), hd glass(200), art blades(100), upgraded speaker (100) and back glass (100) most of which I would do anyway(maybe not the back glass). Add in my time because I dont have to deal with any of this myself and its well over 1500 in savings. I know some numbers are maybe a little high while some are a little low.
Some people I understand its not worth it because they dont want the extras or like to do the install on their own.
That is what makes our country great is the different opinions and the fact we do have options.
Maybe it’s the currency exchange to Australia but I think you’re undervaluing the extras included in the LE. The mirrored backglass alone would have to be $3-400. What do CPR sell theirs for? HD glass also in the $3-400 range. The upgraded amps and speakers would have to be worth more than $100.
Personally I think the value is about right for JPLE. I picked up a MBRLE recently and the LE value was easily justifiable to the SE.
At the end of the day, get what makes you happy.
Quoted from hocuslocus:
keep in mind this is a new game, but built when this debacle was still in its peak. Which is why I'm surprised to see it happen again with a JPLE, my JP looks fine overall. The beatles has a bunch of tiny lines running through out the playfield. They aren't smooth at 1/4 of the way down the playfield, there are also two descent sized lines that can be seen/felt. one near ringos head.
I saw one other guy with those lines on a maiden, it's like the wood grain raised (humidity?) or they didn't prep the wood or something.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]
For reference, I’m currently in discussion with CGC as the same wood texture is completely covering my Monster Bash LE, ever square inch except for the inserts. They acknowledged the issue, yet pushed the point that it’s an inherent problem of working with natural products. They’ve offered an unpopulated playfield, I’m pushing for a populated.
God it annoys me that people feel the need to downvote someone if the post anything positive towards Pinstadiums?? So bloody childish. Why do they care what another’s preference are??
And for reference I don’t own any pinstadiums.
Quoted from hawkmoon77:
Interesting. Thank you. It is wildly distracting when playing a game. I couldn't even understand how a clear square insert got there, but then I noticed they also use one in the raptor cage. Must have been a mixup.
I just feel like it's more than a QC issue. At some point, that person learned it should be orange but didn't speak up about having done it wrong... What about the person who put the labels on the inserts all day? They didn't notice the word RESCUE was going over a clear when they've done hundreds (thousands) before? What about any of the PF assemblers? Or the final inspection? So many opportunities for someone who sees hundreds of these on a regular basis to notice a glaring issues like that. It's actually a little disappointing.
Agree... I’m sure a lot of it is automated, but it would have gone through many human Stern hands before yours.
Quoted from iceman44:
Why? It's a great game. The jeep is fine, everybody is too busy playing the game to worry about that BS
Completely agree, the constant BS about mods and the need to mod JP is ridiculous. You’d think the aim of pinball was not to actually play pinball but to add mods. JP is decked out, especially the LE, just play it and continue to make us Aussies jealous as we wait and wait and wait.
Quoted from Chambahz:
Not for long. Haters gonna hate, now that it’s getting some recognition.
Look at the most recent ratings. Lowest ones have occurred since JPLE was rated in the top spot.
“And that’s why we can’t have nice things!”
Totally agree. After seeing the JP release, I immediately put my name down for an LE, my first Stern NIB. And after playing the pro, I'm utterly convinced it's possibly the most complete pin ever made. I've only heard universal praise for it's layout, music, toys and beta code. Art will always be subjective and licensing will restrict creativity, but Stern have hit a massive home run here.
People have the right to say what they feel, but for JPLE, when review ratings are lower than 8, I question the authors credibility.
Finally got my hands on my JPLE. Pretty pumped.... sadly it’ll be dropped off at home and straight off to work
And she’s in. Sadly no time to play...
Update... snuck home for 5min and played my very first game. Plays so beautifully. Super excited to get home tonight ❤️❤️
Quoted from bbulkley:
I took the forum's advice and adjusted my angle to 7 degrees. I need to relearn the ramp shots but the upper right ramp is already far easier to hit. The helicopter is difficult but possible now, whereas it was nearly impossible before.
Agree, I had the same problem here, originally set at around 7.9deg, it played fast but some shots felt impossible to hit. Another issue was moderate ball hop on both sides making the wider shots even more difficult. Lowered the playfield back to around 7deg and adjusted the ball guides to minimise/remove ball hop. Made a bid difference.
Quoted from VindictiveX:
left white flasher. I think it works and looks great there. I tried the Red flasher on the right, but did not care for the UV going off during the chopper blade movement.
left white flasher goes off during most major shots and all jackpots! It also flashed at the beginning of a control room mode.
I moved mine to the shaker motor. Timing and usage seems to correspond really well.
I’ve asked on the other JP thread, but I’ll ask here also.
I pulled apart my helicopter area to get to the rubbers below due to some SDTM from bricked shots. I’ve put everything back as per normal (also referring to the manual) and now the helicopter blades won’t settle in the right position. They’re seemingly not moving as freely. I’ve loosened and tightened the top screw of the helicopter with no change. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
Quoted from CTHOMAS1998:
There should be screws and nuts on 3 of the 4 blades. Looks like yours had only screws on 1. Here's mine. They act as counterweights. Ok ignore the 1st picture. I cant make that go away. It was something I made in the smoker.[quoted image][quoted image]
Mine is definitely the same as yours. Might be hard to tell from my pic, but all nuts/bolts are in place. I’ve been messaged by another Pinsider with the same prob. Pretty annoying.
Quoted from delt31:
Updated my code for .95. Again, this is very light but fixes IMO some of the worst speech and includes a proper welcome to JP amongst other things.
btw - no issues with updating to the newest code.
Any YouTube footage of gameplay with your handy work? Would be very interested to see it.
Installed some deluxe speaker lights from Doug @ speakerlightkits. Easy install and really happy with the results. 100’s of different light modes, still trying to work out which looks best.
Quoted from Hadley:
Probably not relevant, although I received my premium yesterday in Australia.
Out of interest, can someone tell me where I can find information on the build date?
Congrats!! Perfect timing for the Chrissy break. Make sure you update to latest code. Some big changes recently.
Quoted from Boondocker:
Looks good, but do you really see that much glare on the glass?
From my usual standing/playing position (which is not the position I took the photo from) the reflection of the speaker lights is in the very upper left and right, so it’s not noticeable at all and does not hinder visibility.
In my opinion, JP is 100% in the top 3 pinball machines of all time, no questions asked. It's a flipp'n masterpiece and getting better with ever code update. Haters are goner hate and all that, but how anyone can rate JP less than an 8 in any category is taking the piss. For any credibility, Pinside really needs to name and shame the users who continually low ball ratings, or simply disregard the fools ratings who try and build their ego through downing others.
But at the end of the day, I really don't care, JP is a bloody phenomenal pin. Could quite happily sell everything as long as my JPLE remained.
What a generous gesture! Congrats, you must be super excited
Quoted from Manny65:
My raptor isn't moving, it moves freely by hand and doesn't seem to be getting caught on anything (as per the issues previously posted). I noticed the screw under the raptor on the metal bracket was loose, however when I tighten it the metal arm that makes the raptor lean forward doesn't move at all.
Has anyone got closeup photos of how this mechanism should look or be assembled (the manual doesn't show this)? Does the vertical component of the metal arm sit in front of the target in the raptor pit, so the ball hits it which pushes against the target switch and flips the back up to knock the raptor forward? Or does that piece sit behind the target? I've tried both but neither work.
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Mine appears to do the same. Only started happening the last couple of weeks.
Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:
Congrats! Just got mine last night as well with a 02/20 D.O.B.
I was pleasantly surprised to see everything is 100% working as intended. There were some ball trails on the inlanes and the TREX had been adjusted outside of factory settings, so that demonstrates to me Stern thoroughly play-tested this.
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Congrats!! Some sweet pins there, blaspheme cutting out your Quicksilver though!!
Haha, I’ve kept a semi updated log on AA, but yep, you’re mostly correct. Cab is nearly all done (wiring, boards etc), I’ll start repopulating the new playfield soon.
Just got word my shooter is finally being delivered... what a wait! Almost forgot about it.
Quoted from adamross:
timlah79 who did you speak to at Stern? Just received my shooter knob as well with the same shitty looking bug but support told me to live with it.[quoted image]
I received mine yesterday and sadly it looks identical to yours. So disappointing after waiting for so long. I contacted Stern and am waiting for a reply. The mosquito looks nothing like how it was original advertised, how it passed QC is beyond me.
Quoted from snaroff:
Doesn't sound like anyone is disagreeing with you. Why don't you return the shooter if you are unhappy with it? Unlike a pinball machine, shipping is really straightforward. I can't imagine they won't take this back if you are unhappy.
Being in Australia adds significant cost to shipping it back. If Stern ship me a new(correct) one and cover the cost of shipping the old one back then no worries.
Quoted from atrainn:
Following up on the playfield, as promised.
I got my game today and as far as I'm concerned the playfield is perfect. I can't find any indication of ribbing, sunken/raised inserts, or any other flaws. If I run my hand across it it feels perfectly flat. It does look like a thinner clear coat than what's on my Deadpool and Maiden, I'd say it's similar in thickness to the clear on my TSPP.
The build date for my game is 3/19/2020 (PF build date is 3/2/2020).
Anyways, this game rocks and I'm super glad I picked it up!
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Great trio right there!!
Can someone lend a hand? I’ve had this problem since day dot. Tried varying playfield angles, double checked everything, but orbit shots continually hit the truck on the way around. Drives me crazy.
Really comes down to the lighting in the room. If it’s well placed and the right brightness, there’s no need, especially so if you have anti reflective glass.
But in a dark room, extra lighting be it Pinstadiums, Omegas, DIY, spot lights or whatever really help lift those shadows. So much easier on your eyes as well.
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