Quoted from NPO:
Maybe startup companies should have a business plan before coming here and taking people's money.
Maybe startup companies should deliver on their promises instead of coming up with excuse after excuse as to why they're months to years behind.
Maybe......just maybe.....startup companies should have their OWN ass on the line, their OWN balls in a sling, and their OWN money on the line instead of coming here as a charity case, taking people's money, and then either turning tail and running while whimpering that their glass feelings got broken, saying making pinball machines is too hard, or flat out ignoring people's questions and just doing whatever they want without any reason or accountability.
I will make sure that I burn all of my machines to the ground before I ever go in on a pre-order. If some more remakes happen after MMr ("Are you ready for the next Attack....?"), those machines will be on the production line, with the PPS logo stamped on the box as they are getting packed in, and my name on one with my vehicle waiting outside, and my money in my hand as I see it loaded into the back of my truck/SUV.
Pre-orders....might as well call it Ponzi-orders.
Agree, I was on a few pre-orders. With the exception of WoZ none of them have shipped. I am talking Predator, MMR and RAZA.
While I can appreciate that thing can be unexpected causing delays, that's not my problem, that the game manufactures problem. The idea of collecting massive amounts of money in advance is the manufacturers way of making it my problem.
I have recovered all my pre order deposits, and will pay as I go from now on. If I miss out on a certain game, so be it. To me games are like busses, if I miss one there will be another shortly.
Plus, correct me if I'm wrong. With the exception of WoZ LE at $6500, all these pre orders are not exactly like you are getting a discount for funding the start up buisness.
Even Predator if it's $5k with shipping, really that's the max it's worth IMO it's got no interactive toys, the hanging bodies and skull are mere decorations, the only thing that interacts with the ball in an active way is the claw diverter and the post blocker and really I don't count diverters or post blockers as toys. Even the magical UV paint (IMO) doesn't work so I don't count that for anythig. The main interest for me with Predator is the rules and the way you can log in and track various things that more mainstream gamse don't allow.