Quoted from LTG:
Mugs, Cheese Pump, not enough ?
LTG : )
Just wait till game 3! They'll be cranking them out SO FAST! They just need a little more time!
7-8k is a lot of coin. I'd cash out and take that fine lady of yours on a cruise. Or a hike or something like that.
Cancelled my TH pre-order and awaiting my refund.
Most probably going for Heighway (as I have room for only one pin and their concept is great for that). Have spoken with Andrew over the mail last few days and got some nice info. Think they are getting a new customer
Cannot wait for Alien reveal.
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:
That's what I did. Got refund on TH back in May due to delays, misinformation & poor communication from JJP, and the rumors of potential more-interesting upcoming releases from Stern & Heighway. I felt a refund rush was on the horizon, and I wanted out ASAP.
Zero regrets. I'm free to buy whatever new pin tickles my fancy in the coming months
Curious what everyone else is thinking.
A big part of backing out of The Hobbit for me (in addition to putting the money into home remodel projects instead) is the lack of interactive toys. I'm not going to spend nearly $8k on a game that has drop targets as its main interactive feature. Joe Balcer recently spoke at the UK Pinball Party event about the original Smaug design (coming out from under the playfield to "eat" the pinball after it goes around a 360 degree habitrail loop) and damn it that sounds so much better then what exists now. JJP should have pushed ahead with that original design.
Every time a section of the Hobbit playfield was released I thought "there's going to be a mini playfield here" or "I bet Smaug grabs the ball off of the rail here", "maybe there's a under the playfield mini playfield that you see on the LCD" so you can battle Smaug within The Lonely Mountain (below in mini playfield) and outside of it (above, when he "eats" the pinball) and "The Windlace has to be a motorized canon toy". None of that came true and that was a huge bummer for me. I think The Hobbit is still going to be a fun game but it lacks the variety of interactive features, craziness and overall WOW factor that WOZ has.
I don't think it is a matter of "would bail" as much as "could bail".
If 100-150 people decided to call and get their money back, I believe the response would be that they would not get their money back until the spot is sold. This is a million bucks and I wouldn't think they have this coin sitting in a bank account in escrow.
150 refunds would perhaps put them out of business.
Quoted from PanzerFreak:
A big part of backing out of The Hobbit for me (in addition to putting the money into home remodel projects instead) is the lack of interactive toys.
Sounds like there was so much potential for this to be an amazing game. I still think that it has the potential to be great, but the initial design sounded pretty incredible. It's a shame that none of that came into fruition.
I didn't preorder Hobbit, but if I would have, I would have cancelled on January 1st when they missed the guaranteed December 2014 ship date. I remember that being one of the main talking points to encourage people to preorder. It has to be delivered on time or we will lose the license, is what I remember.
I am interested in Game of Thrones, but won't seriously consider purchasing it for about a year. When the code is complete enough that I really want it, then I will buy one.
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