(Topic ID: 253395)

(why) Operators setting PF angles way too steep.


By fooflighter

30 days ago



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    #1 30 days ago

    So for my job, I get around the US a lot... I'm always searching out new places to play. The past two weeks, I've been to some really nice pinball arcades but noticed one common thread. The title says it all.. A bunch of machines are set up way too steep... And not just a little, I'm talking most are constantly at the top end of the bubble level limit. Now I know that the bubble level is not 100% accurate but you can physically tell by the gameplay how the flippers can barely manage sometimes to hit shots that you can make on your home pin..or angles that you have dialed in or expected bounces just don't perform...Or super fast SDTM that normally wouldn't occur...Played some the Jurassic Park Pro today that could barely loop off the upper flipper in the top orbit normally that things like a rocket ship going around..

    So my question is why is this just to keep the machines pulling quarters while they're popular before they fade out?

    All it really does is make me want to put just in a few quarters just to get some Hands-On with the machine before I buy it and discourages me from ever going back to the place so I'm not sure of the logic other than game turn over ... And coin taking

    I know some will say... "Play Better" but it's not just me and I don't suck that bad...

    One of the nicest and cleanest places I've been to in a while was in Portland, Oregon. Ground Kontrol... Amazing offering from every generation and clean, working games, but every single one was set to the limits on the leg casters, all the way in back, floored up front.. What gives!

    #3 30 days ago

    I get the $$$ thing, but it just makes for frustrating location gaming, really makes me not want to play outside of the HUO environment... Seems like the law of averages would earn more with larger crowds if the machines were properly set up vs setup for quick death

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