Quoted from beefzap:
But color changing LED's on the playfield would bring this game to another level
No. It's perfect the way it is. You don't want LotR to look like a rainbow flashy Japanese pachinko machine.
The only improvements that could be made are with the cab decals and maybe the sound.
The playfield is one of the most beautiful ones Stern has made. Big part of that comes from the slightly fuzzy photoshop artwork. If it's razor sharp (like on newer Sterns) it would look even more "photoshopped" and wouldn't blend into the drawn artwork as well as it does now.
Quoted from wspy:
Already own one too but here's what would make me want to upgrade to a VE:
- Spike architecture
- Hi-res silkscreen cabinet artworks
- Hi-res playfield artworks with extra clearcoat
- Improved sound quality
- Color DMD
- LEDs (I guess there's a way to make them look nice )
- Character figures included (as opposed to LE)
- "Legit" shaker support (as in LE)
- LE-style translite with *no* Dickbeard
I guess the price tag would be salty but that would be awesome!
How is the spike architecture an improvement? What are the advantages for you?
ColorDMD is available for the old LotR, it'll take time until it will be available for Spike.
Character figures are included - on the original game.
Legit shaker support is no problem with any original.
The LE translite is ugly as hell when the pin is turned on, the original is perfect.
I don't have a problem with a LotR VE, just don't see the need or the advantages that a new version would bring.