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What's your technique for playing an unknown game in competition?


By fattdirk

6 years ago



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    #5 6 years ago

    On newer solid states, I always try to find out how to start multiball on a game. A lot of games have jackpots tied to multiball, especially Sterns. Plus you can score more with 3 balls than one, right?

    #12 6 years ago
    Quoted from fattdirk:

    I was curious about using a smart phone during competition. Is this legal? How far in advance do you know which game you're going to be playing?

    Don't know why it wouldn't be, your smartphone isn't going to make the shots for you. I hear people complaining about coaching too, and just laugh. Don't know of any "sports" that don't have coaches.

    #25 6 years ago
    Quoted from DNO:

    Coaching is NOT allowed DURING play!
    And it is no laughing matter, really.
    You can't tell my opponent, "You're jackpot is lit on the right ramp!"
    "Shoot the spinner you just lit, it's huge points!"
    "Just shoot that green arrow to start multiball!"
    "Turn around, you have a ball save!"
    Etc,...
    You CAN tell my opponent ANYTHING you want when he's not actively playing a ball.
    Once his ball is in play, I'm playing him, not you.

    I get what you are saying but if that is true, it is actually pretty funny.... You still have to make the shot. Can you see this in other sports?

    The three point line at the top of the arc is wide open, take the shot!
    He has his chin left open, take the shot!
    Goalie is leaving 3 hole wide open, take the shot!

    You still have to make the shot. If you don't have any skills, it doesn't matter what is going on. If anything, I think there is a disadvantage to having someone in your ear telling you what to do.

    #33 6 years ago
    Quoted from bkerins:

    In most sports, there is no direct coaching during the run of play. In the NFL, communication from the sideline to the quarterback is cut off during any play and whenever there are 15 or fewer seconds on the play clock. A coach with external information could shout something like "X open" or "dodge right" and change the outcome of a game.
    In my opinion, it's pretty much the same for pinball -- there should be no direct coaching during the run of play, unless players are specifically set up to play in teams.
    If you've got a friend watching, at the end of your ball 1 they can tell you what to go for on ball 2.

    ????? In most sports there IS coaching during run of play. Regardless, I guess I can see where pinball doesn't take as much skill to make a shot, so the skill is knowing the ins and outs of a game.

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