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Who is second guessing their jjp potc preorder

By bigd1979

1 year ago

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“Are you gonna cancel your order if the new spinning disk configuration stays?”

  • Yes 230 votes
  • No 70 votes
  • Gonna wait it out till my order is ready and then decide 68 votes

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Post #15 Video from the designer explaining the changes Posted by bigd1979 (1 year ago)

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#22 1 year ago

I'm guessing from this video and the JJP livestreams that when they went to code the spinning disks to give out random awards they couldn't get it to work. A couple of months ago they said that they were going to show the random awards in the next stream but that never happened and they went silent on the random awards. Perhaps there were also other long-term reliability issues with the discs that only showed up after a couple of months of testing. Then there was also the noise problem. So after taking these three things into account they must have reluctantly decided to let it go.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

And it was pretty expensive.

They've known how much the discs would cost for ages, so there's no reason to remove it now because of the BOM. The only thing we know is that it they couldn't get the awards to work and it wasn't reliable long-term, so it had to be removed.

Quoted from Cigaretteman:

Really hope they keep the triple spinning discs and the opening/closing lid

No point hoping, watch the announcement video, they're gone. Get used to it.

Quoted from spinal:

But the trunk? Why can't a trunk be opened? Way easier mech - open - close - no complex moving parts. Was it not opening fast enough maybe?

The trunk was opening and closing fine. The problem was that when the trunk was closed the ball would fly up the ramp, hit the lid and be rejected. Having the trunk permanently opened means less rejects.

#111 1 year ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

3 of these motors and disks could be used in a triangle configuration where the current disk is. A bracket that would hold all 3 would fill in the entire cutout area which could then be removed for easy serviceability.

Very poor mock-up of 3 discs (a-la-Whirlwind) with pointers for the award feature:

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#166 1 year ago
Quoted from spinal:

Issues with trunk, let's weld it shut and go.

You are so wrong! They are welding it open.

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#628 1 year ago

Good interview, thanks.

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