Quoted from mhs:
We're talking about people who can hit this ramp hundreds of times in a row. I've hit it personally 100+, looping through the 99m on the old code, without missing on more than one occasion, and I'm not even considered a top player.
If the shot can be narrowed, then you've got a far more interesting game, software changes or no software changes. And it's not like there's no precedent for narrowing shots... Mousin Around comes to mind.
I spent a little time on this last night and found the following.
It doesn't appear there is a way to eliminate the fact that spelling Star Wars (8 ramp/right orbit) awards 10M. I guess this is where narrowing the ramp becomes the thing to do. The jackpots are still the more lucrative/quicker way to score at 25M/50M.
Ramps light, but do not award the force scoop at every 5th shot. Scoring is roughly 1M at 7 and 14 loops, 2M at 21 loops, 3M at 35ish loops, etc., until 9M at 99 loops. Then the sequence repeats. This does not appear to be adjustable either.
Anyway, I've probably spent way too much time on this already, but it could possibly make an interesting PAPA.tv segment. Maybe not!