(Topic ID: 137630)

What would you do? Dump the JJP preorder for Stern's game?


By centerflank

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by centerflank
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“What would you do?”

  • Dump Hobbit quicker than the low quality mexican food you ate for lunch today, buy 1 or 2 Sterns 92 votes
    41%
  • Stay on course with the Hobbit, no Sterns 35 votes
    15%
  • Buy all 3 14 votes
    6%
  • Nut punch the first person you see after reading this thread 33 votes
    15%
  • Stay on course with Hobbit, possibly buy 1 of the 2 Sterns 34 votes
    15%
  • Get frustrated either way and Teabag your friends pins when they aren't looking 28 votes
    12%
  • TRON is the best so who the hell cares 34 votes
    15%

(Multiple choice - 227 votes by 0 Pinsiders)

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#51 4 years ago
Quoted from LTG:

Mugs, Cheese Pump, not enough ?
LTG : )

Touche!

#52 4 years ago

Hey now. You ain't touching anything on me.

LTG : )

#53 4 years ago
Quoted from centerflank:

I won't be at expo, sorry.

First time I ever had to downvote centerflank!

edit:

Quoted from centerflank:

Ill be at PinballLife party for sure.....

Phew, upvoted that one.

#54 4 years ago

I was gonna downvote it too, but I don't want a nut punch.

#55 4 years ago

Dump JPP.

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#56 4 years ago

Just wait till game 3! They'll be cranking them out SO FAST! They just need a little more time!

#57 4 years ago
Quoted from catboxer:

Just wait till game 3! They'll be cranking them out SO FAST! They just need a little more time!

Little more time like months? Years? Dog years?

Just trying to see if this is a joke or not.

#58 4 years ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Little more time like months? Years? Dog years?
Just trying to see if this is a joke or not.

I could smell the sarcasm all the way here in SoCal!

#59 4 years ago

http://Www.Clevelandpinballshow.com is now live! Check it out for full details of next weeks ClePin show.

Abel Electronics will have a Hobbit there for all to play. Will Stern bring a GoT?

#60 4 years ago

Best poll ever.

#61 4 years ago

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.

#62 4 years ago
Quoted from thedarkknight77:

I backed out twice!

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#63 4 years ago

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.

#64 4 years ago
Quoted from Aurich:

First time I ever had to downvote centerflank!
edit:

Phew, upvoted that one.

Why don't we have sideways thumb option to click on for posts like this?

#65 4 years ago

I'd dump it and buy a TWD premium.

Flanker gets his feelings hurt when you down vote him

To dump or not to dump? Dumps are always great

#66 4 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

I'd dump it and buy a TWD premium.
Flanker gets his feelings hurt when you down vote him
To dump or not to dump? Dumps are always great

You are still on Double Secret probation by BTW.

#67 4 years ago
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.

#68 4 years ago

Dump the hobbit, just wait till they are actually out and buy an HUO....the wait (ridiculous).... Prepay (ridiculous).

Though nut punch was a close second

#69 4 years ago
Quoted from centerflank:

Would you bail on your Hobbit order to grab one or both Stern games?

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.

#70 4 years ago

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#71 4 years ago

I usually dump via text

#72 4 years ago

Here comes the dump.

#73 4 years ago
Quoted from centerflank:

Here comes the dump.

Thanks for the warning!

#74 4 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

Thanks for the warning!

Get your checkbooks ready, many Hobbit LE spots opening up this week.

FYI-I was offered a Hobbit LE spot for $7500 last week, don't overpay if you jump into bed with that craziness.

#75 4 years ago
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.

#76 4 years ago

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.

#77 4 years ago

Market seems pretty busy recently.

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#78 4 years ago

GOT Premium looks pretty sweet ......When those Hobbits rolling off the line?

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