Just pulled the plunger on TAF and this happened!
Now I’m not a competitive person but I didn’t even know you could score that low.
Please let someone be worse that me!
Post a picture and shame yourself
I was playing whirlwind in a tournament and I soft plunged and went off the slingshot straight into the right outlane.
I plunged my first ball on a game of D&D and it hit a pop and rifled down the middle. 100 points. Yay me.
F-14 is fast and comes right for the drain. If your not prepared it's gone before you even notice
Quoted from Brazy:
Any ball you don't get to touch is "that" ball
I don't even count EM's in this category anymore. My Crescendo will screw you out of probably close to 30-70% of balls plunged without ever getting to flip depending on how wet the ground is around my condo and how much the foundation has imperceptibly shifted..
100 points on Black Knight. Straight down the middle ramp past the upper flippers (triggering the gate switch on the ramp for 100 points, hence no 0-point scored ball save), then sdtm. I could swear i heard him laughing...
Self fulfilling prophesy it seems. My first ball of the afternoon:
I find soft plunges on WOZ to be safe but a full plunge is just a crap shoot. 25% of the times the pops send the ball SDTM or straight to the right outlane. (I've been trying full plunges on ball 1 to get Capture Dorothy early but I'm starting to think it is just too dangerous)
And now for something different ...
2014 TPF. ( At least I think is was 2014)
For the attempt to break the World Record for most pinball players playing at one time, I took my spot in front of my own Gottlieb Atlantis (EM) in the tournament area.
We were instructed to play one ball as
part of the validation process.
I proceed to put up the single greatest ball I have ever played on Atlantis. I believe I scored 54,000+ points. For those that do not play EM machines, average scores, for a complete 5 ball game, tend to be 30-40K on this particular machine when it has a TPF tournament tilt setting, I.e tight.
What made it appalling was the fact that I wasted my best single ball on a non-tournament attempt and I knew that I would not play a better game all weekend. To make things worse, I was not allowed to finish my other 4 balls. UGH!!
And sure enough, I was eliminated from the tournament during the playoffs on this very Atlantis after scoring 32K during my match.
People frequently hard plunge the full loop on my seawitch and get 10 points total as it rockets down the middle off the bottom corner of the right slingshot. When u come over, medium plunge and be ready! Note that holding up the upper left flipper on the plunge is risky too. Yes, hits middle drops, but heads for sdtm.
Played Mata Hari at the Pinfest tournament a couple of years ago. I tilted on ball 1 and had a score of 0 points.
In Dialed In I recall draining without hitting a single target and the game awarded 500 or so points for a "participation award" lol.
Last night... league night... game 1, Harlem Globetrotters. Ball one, 500,000+ points.
Drew the again in game 3, which is unusual, given about 15 machines available.
Ball one, a ten 10 point switch then STDM for 1,010 points after bonus. Don't believe its possible to score lower on a ball in that game without tilting away bonus since you have to hit a switch to validate the playfield.
Final game of a three game set against Gravitar for the championship of the Detroit pinball league on a late model EM (don’t remember which one). The first ball comes around to the flipper and I catch it without scoring a point. I deliberately let the ball drain thinking that the ball would come back to the shooter lane for another plunge. Wrong: The first ball is over and Todd goes on to win the match.
When I first got my 2001 a friend of mine got zero points in each of his first three balls. Good thing it was on 5- ball.
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