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Wishlist - JJP GNR Code Updates - Poll

By Mattyk

16 days ago


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“Code Update Wishlist”

  • Be able to skip Slash Solo 14 votes
    6%
  • Be able to stack Slash Solo 26 votes
    12%
  • Improve scoring on album modes 31 votes
    14%
  • Add verbal callouts as various jackpot values are reached 20 votes
    9%
  • Get rid of skull burping smoke in front of jackpot values during songs 10 votes
    5%
  • Allow us to know what the song value is up to prior to starting a song 30 votes
    14%
  • Add a new single ball mode triggered by reaching a number of spinner hits 11 votes
    5%
  • Add patch for automatically collecting applause jackpots 11 votes
    5%
  • Add new songs 29 votes
    13%
  • Add an adjustment to control ball save timer during modes 5 votes
    2%
  • Display actual Song Level during game 29 votes
    13%

(Multiple choice - 216 votes by 61 Pinsiders)

#1 16 days ago

Not sure if this has been done before. The owners thread has a lot of good ideas regarding what would be a good code update.

Here is a poll/list of ideas, some are mine of course, that I remember seeing. Maybe Keefer or another programmer will see what the people want and include it in the next major update.

Ive never done a poll so not sure if you all can add things on your own. If so please do so. If not, mention them in comments and I’ll add them

#2 16 days ago

i dont see a chance to change the poll, so can you please add:
"Display actual Song Level during game"

#3 16 days ago
Quoted from Cayenne:

i dont see a chance to change the poll, so can you please add:
"Display actual Song Level during game"

Done. Thanks

#4 16 days ago

I just wish knocking on heavens door was in the game.
Maybe an extra second to be able to read instructions up on the screen when a mode starts

#5 16 days ago

I Would love for them to add “I used to Love her” and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”.also would like to see the text not cover up my pictures with slash when the game is over!

#6 16 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

I Would love for them to add “I used to Love her” and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”.

I just heard “I used to love her” today. Awesome song. Yesterdays is another good one

#7 16 days ago

- Kill the pops when applause is lit.
- Stack slash solo with rest of the game.
- Add album scoring multipliers. (i.e. first album = 1x, second album mode = 2x, third album mode = 3x, final album mode = 4x).

Those are the big ones for me.

#8 16 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

- Kill the pops when applause is lit.
- Stack slash solo with rest of the game.
- Add album scoring multipliers. (i.e. first album = 1x, second album mode = 2x, third album mode = 3x, final album mode = 4x).
Those are the big ones for me.

Yup, album scoring and slash solo scoring are waaaaay to low compared to song values. I usually trap up and wait it out on slash solo. Cool mode, scoring is just terribly low.

#9 16 days ago

Some neat options. I cast my votes!

Will be neat to see what people think.

#10 16 days ago

It’s not letting me add new poll options anymore. Not sure why.

Go ahead and add new suggestions in the comments, one suggestion per comment, and we can upvote the ones we like

#11 16 days ago

Been said many times before but a high score for jackpots LOST (or missed out on) to see just how painfully close you were in your "risk/reward" playing...

#12 16 days ago

I think I'd like to see rewards for combos in the game.

There are so many awesome combos that I was kind of surprised that I wasn't getting something in return for stringing together shots.

This is one of the most fun aspects of the game and you can get some serious flow happening. Making it part of the strategy is like adding another way to play the game, especially since there are so many different ways to combo shots.

Just sayin', combos could be called "riffs"...

#13 16 days ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

It’s not letting me add new poll options anymore. Not sure why.
Go ahead and add new suggestions in the comments, one suggestion per comment, and we can upvote the ones we like

1. A way to disable “Album Mode" just pressing and holding just once the Action button …. Not each ball for the whole game(and that can include to disable Slash Solo as well )

2. …(in my POV), 9 months ago it was fun to hear Melissa BS while choosing a patch, now I don’t mind to have the option on the menu to disable her phrases

#14 15 days ago
Quoted from John-Floyd:

I Would love for them to add “I used to Love her” and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”.also would like to see the text not cover up my pictures with slash when the game is over!

Would like to see these two songs added as well.

#15 15 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Would like to see these two songs added as well.

Agreed, both great songs.

I wonder if JJP had to pay GnR per song? Or could they put in as many songs as they'd like to?

#16 15 days ago
Quoted from JMcDonald:

Agreed, both great songs.
I wonder if JJP had to pay GnR per song? Or could they put in as many songs as they'd like to?

One would think they can pretty much do whatever since Slash and basically the whole band was involved in some aspect of the game.

Knockin on Heavens door isn’t their song so maybe some resistance there but I think it’s attainable if they were able to get live and let die from Sir Paul. Love GNR’s version of this song.

Used to love her should be a no brainer easy add.

#17 15 days ago

How about cutting back on the 5-6 ball multiballs?

#18 15 days ago
Quoted from Sunsfan23:

How about cutting back on the 5-6 ball multiballs?

Easy, just don’t lock em up

#19 15 days ago
Quoted from Sunsfan23:

How about cutting back on the 5-6 ball multiballs?

Quoted from Psw757:

Used to love her should be a no brainer easy add.

Also, it seems to me there is a lot more to it and can't just say an "easy add"
Is there video from them doing used to love her on the lifetime tour?
Thats the first requirement... then how much game and light choreography & man hours of code to create, test?

#20 15 days ago

Pinmonk and the flipper ripper came up with a decent one…. A one time use applause jackpot patch that collects the applause jackpot when hitting the action button.

It is awarded when completing the Slash Solo. I love it.

#21 15 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

- Kill the pops when applause is lit.
- Stack slash solo with rest of the game.
- Add album scoring multipliers. (i.e. first album = 1x, second album mode = 2x, third album mode = 3x, final album mode = 4x).
Those are the big ones for me.

It is so frustrating when end of song jackpot is lit and the ball is stuck in the pops. Just happened again last night with a 31 mill jackpot waiting and the ball just popped around until it was too late. Damn.

#22 15 days ago

I don’t think there needs to be a patch for “automatically collect applause jackpot” but a patch that adds 10-15 seconds to the jackpot timer would be awesome.

#23 15 days ago
Quoted from Vespula:

Also, it seems to me there is a lot more to it and can't just say an "easy add"
Is there video from them doing used to love her on the lifetime tour?
Thats the first requirement... then how much game and light choreography & man hours of code to create, test?

Both songs were played quite a bit on the tour there likely is the video for it and your correct, probably boils down to how much for JJP to code it in.

#24 15 days ago
Quoted from Chetrico:

It is so frustrating when end of song jackpot is lit and the ball is stuck in the pops. Just happened again last night with a 31 mill jackpot waiting and the ball just popped around until it was too late. Damn.

Yes or when I just killed a song, got to the applause jackpot and have 5 balls still going and they keep hitting each other while attempting to hit the scoop and then boom flippers die and no jackpot and all that hard work down the drain. I had ball stuck in pops and one stuck in guitar pick spinner during applause jackpot. So frustrating. I think something needs to be done like if you don’t hit the applause then you get half your jackpot at least.

#25 15 days ago
Quoted from Sunsfan23:

How about cutting back on the 5-6 ball multiballs?

There's a setting to make the multiballs harder to get. Easy to change that.

#26 15 days ago
Quoted from konghusker:

I just wish knocking on heavens door was in the game.
Maybe an extra second to be able to read instructions up on the screen when a mode starts

Agreed 100%

#27 14 days ago

There is a patch that says Light Special or something to that affect. I’ve yet to see it actually light anything. Seems like the special is at the right outlane.

Code update please to make the Special light up

#28 14 days ago

Anyone know if Keefer, Ted, or Joe are aware of this thread. Some real good feedback to bring this game to the finish line

#29 14 days ago

Knockin on Heavens Door is written by Bob Dylan. Probably not included due to royalty reasons.

#30 14 days ago

We got 21 songs .That’s 9-11 more than most music pins so let’s not scare them off from this thread .

#31 14 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

We got 21 songs .That’s 9-11 more than most music pins so let’s not scare them off from this thread .

I agree. More songs isn't the highest priority when we have 21 and there are other features we could use. I voted for displaying song value during regular play. No matter what I do I seem to start songs at around 70. Would love to see actual shots/jackpots show an increase of song level

#32 14 days ago
Quoted from Flipper_Ripper:

Yes or when I just killed a song, got to the applause jackpot and have 5 balls still going and they keep hitting each other while attempting to hit the scoop and then boom flippers die and no jackpot and all that hard work down the drain. I had ball stuck in pops and one stuck in guitar pick spinner during applause jackpot. So frustrating. I think something needs to be done like if you don’t hit the applause then you get half your jackpot at least.

I agree with this.

I think they need to balance out the applause jackpot vs. points earned during the song. It feels cheap to play through an entire song, actually keep more than 1 ball in play the whole time (essentially losing your opportunity to cash out), and then biff the applause jackpot shot or have it get hung up in the pops or guitar lock and get no shot all.

I get it.......I need to play better. But that aspect doesnt pull me back in for another game, it just pisses me off. It's not awarding good play. Instead it comes down to how lucky you are with the feed to the flipper when the applause jackpot lights.

#33 14 days ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

We got 21 songs .That’s 9-11 more than most music pins so let’s not scare them off from this thread .

100% agree, plus the huge stuff of Music Video and live footage.
I guess AXL would probably not have authorized this 10 years ago.
Also that McCartney has given his okay for Live and let die, is already noteworthy. Bob Dylan doesn't seem to be a pinball fan
Comparing with other licences (e.g. POTC by JJP) this pin offers more than any other of licence material.

and don´t forget the hidden egg movie of GnR Tour, which can be activated during Attract Mode by:
2 x right button,
7x left,
1 x right,
14 x left,
1 x right,
18 x left,
2 x right.

#34 14 days ago

I also wouldnt mind seeing a ball save setting for booster multiballs.

And it would be nice if they could leave the jackpot on the screen after a drain. I almost always miss what the final value was.

#35 14 days ago
Quoted from badblackz:

I also wouldnt mind seeing a ball save setting for booster multiballs.
And it would be nice if they could leave the jackpot on the screen after a drain. I almost always miss what the final value was.

Good suggestions!

#36 14 days ago
Quoted from Sunsfan23:

How about cutting back on the 5-6 ball multiballs?

What I changed on my game is to not allow additional balls to be earned during song modes. With add a ball turned off in song modes you get what you start with and that's it. Personally I think this setting change makes earning locks more interesting, and the song modes themselves are more enjoyable.

#37 14 days ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

There is a patch that says Light Special or something to that affect. I’ve yet to see it actually light anything. Seems like the special is at the right outlane.
Code update please to make the Special light up

Joe already knows about this one and is going to do some change for it.

#38 14 days ago
Quoted from allsportdvd:

I agree. More songs isn't the highest priority when we have 21 and there are other features we could use. I voted for displaying song value during regular play. No matter what I do I seem to start songs at around 70. Would love to see actual shots/jackpots show an increase of song level

I was in the same boat .Watch some tutorials ,it’s all about what you do with the buildup modes (lights ,amps etc) and the patches you collect beforehand .It’s hard to get use to as it leads to some short games ,but who cares when it’s at home .

#39 14 days ago
Quoted from Chetrico:

It is so frustrating when end of song jackpot is lit and the ball is stuck in the pops. Just happened again last night with a 31 mill jackpot waiting and the ball just popped around until it was too late. Damn.

This happened to me tonight.

Thankfully the ball fell to my flipper and I one times it in for a 59m jackpot! Boom!

But it happens too often to not have it disabled. Or something.

#40 14 days ago

There won't be anymore songs guys. Can we just take that OFF the poll?

Think about the immense amount of work adding just a single song would take.

Also as much as Knocking On Heaven's Door is the biggest missing entity ever.... It won't ever happen as they don't own it.

There are like 21 songs people....

We 100% need to be able to disable slash solo. As well as balance scoring for albums and slash modes. They are never, ever worth playing. And that sucks bc they are fun for the most part. A reward like that should be worth big points. It's something you EARN so the points should correspond with that.

And slash solo isn't really even earned so please, for the love of all of the pinball gods please add ability to disable it.

Has anyone tagged @pinkeefer here yet?

#41 14 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

So please, for the love of all of the pinball gods please add ability to disable it.

you made my night here ECW Hahahahaha … oh man hahahaha!

#42 13 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

And slash solo isn't really even earned so please, for the love of all of the pinball gods please add ability to disable it.
Has anyone tagged @pinkeefer here yet?

I guess a workaround for the time being would be to significantly increase the number of spins needed to start Slash Solo in the settings

#43 13 days ago
Quoted from Ecw0930:

There won't be anymore songs guys. Can we just take that OFF the poll?
Think about the immense amount of work adding just a single song would take.
Also as much as Knocking On Heaven's Door is the biggest missing entity ever.... It won't ever happen as they don't own it.
There are like 21 songs people....
We 100% need to be able to disable slash solo. As well as balance scoring for albums and slash modes. They are never, ever worth playing. And that sucks bc they are fun for the most part. A reward like that should be worth big points. It's something you EARN so the points should correspond with that.
And slash solo isn't really even earned so please, for the love of all of the pinball gods please add ability to disable it.
Has anyone tagged @pinkeefer here yet?

The thread title is “Wishlist”, the additional songs are just that.

As for them not owning Knocking on Heavens Door, they didn’t own live and let die and all it took was a phone call from Slash to Sir Paul to make it happen.

Anything is possible

#44 13 days ago
Quoted from Mattyk:

I guess a workaround for the time being would be to significantly increase the number of spins needed to start Slash Solo in the settings

I have often thought this but never gone in and done it. I've actually forced myself to play it more often recently and can get through it most of the time. But the points are pathetic. Balance it, ability to disable it. Make it a REAL DECISION whether you want to or not.

Quoted from Psw757:

The thread title is “Wishlist”, the additional songs are just that.
As for them not owning Knocking on Heavens Door, they didn’t own live and let die and all it took was a phone call from Slash to Sir Paul to make it happen.
Anything is possible

True. But.... Word is the KOHD camp does not want to. Slash and Sir Paul have been buddies forever. Live and Let Die was an automatic. Plus it's one of the best light shows in the game.

But... We can definitely keep wishing and hoping.

#45 13 days ago

Another song choice for the lies patch would be great... one in a million i think is the best song on that release but that will never happen. Jackpots are a million a pop off the bat, which would be a nice touch.

Not sure why so much interest in getting kohd over a gnr original. Yesterdays, locomotive, break down... all better songs on UYI 2. The garden, garden of Eden on UYI 1.

Spaghetti incident has much better gnr covers than kohd... hair of the dog, down on the farm. Kohd is too played out albeit still a good cover.

Its a music pin so yeah why not more songs.

#46 13 days ago

Talk about stern doing micro transactions. Would you all be willing to pay for another song

#47 12 days ago
Quoted from chet218:

Talk about stern doing micro transactions. Would you all be willing to pay for another song

I truly believe that paying for code updates is the future. Not bug fixes, but major enhancements to gameplay. It’s unfortunate but I think everyone can see that there is money being left on the table by the companies. It’s just going to come down to who will be the first manufacturer to charge a fee and be willing to take the heat until the next company follows suit.

But yea I would pay money for new songs

#48 12 days ago

With the $1k+ price increases, we pay more than enough. The songs are the ones that Slash wanted in the pin that were played on tour. There won't be any more additional songs added. I think this pin has more songs and song modes than any other pin. They already went above and beyond.

Yes, I wouldn't mind having a couple more songs that I know, but it's great as is.

1 week later
#49 5 days ago

Add a short 2-3 second ball saver anytime a new ball in plunged or is released from guitar lock. Too much inconsistency resulting in SDTM

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