As sung with the voice of Johnny Cash and Trent Reznor. Okay, maybe not so dead serious as the title might imply, but..
When I started the hobby in 2013, straight into competitive pinball I was always very annoyed with people "abusing" the game. Even excessive "down slapping" on the lockbar still seems unnecessary, but I aknowledge the need for slap saving and nudging. Sliding the game many cm's to the either side to save a ball has also been a great NO NO.
But lately, I have found myself sliding the game, if it can be done without full force. If in a tournament and someone saves the ball from draining with a slide, and I refuse to slide and loose the ball, then its a disadvantage for me.
I guess I have come to the conclusion, that if you dont want people to slide a game, then put on rubber feet and set the tilt very tight.
After a shove to the side and a tilt, players will hopefully not do it again.
Anyone else have any opinions on sliding and similar? Is it the players responsibility to not slide a machine to save a ball if its possible without tilting, or the owner of the machine that has to set the bar by adding tilt and rubber legs? Is sliding "abusive" to the machine?
The ovious abuse like hitting and kicking the glass, cabinet or legs in rage after drain is not a question, thats 100 % not tolerable.