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(Topic ID: 240130)

Wonka Club - Golden Tickets Inside

By f3honda4me

1 year ago

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  • 421 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 hours ago by Krupps4
  • Topic is favorited by 170 Pinsiders


Topic poll

“What edition are you ordering or planning to buy?”

  • Standard 114 votes
  • Limited Edition 220 votes
  • Collectors Edition 83 votes

(417 votes)

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Post #149 Deep Dive on features and all that is wonka Posted by pin2d (1 year ago)

Post #150 SDTM video on Wonka - interview with Pat Lawlor and Joe Katz Posted by ZMeny (1 year ago)

Post #160 SDTM gameplay video Posted by ZMeny (1 year ago)

Post #188 Rules Flowchart Posted by f3honda4me (1 year ago)

Post #248 Features Matrix - CE, LE, SE Posted by f3honda4me (1 year ago)

Post #554 Early Stream of a home owner who received their game Posted by Thegeekyhusband (1 year ago)

Post #785 Gobstopper subway VUK not ejecting ball fix Posted by Lermods (1 year ago)

Post #793 Gobstopper subway VUK fix pics for reference Posted by Lermods (1 year ago)

Post #1130 Latest code changelog Posted by LTG (1 year ago)

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#1061 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

He listed it originally at 8k but everyone makes mistakes and updated it.
What's not a mistake are the mark ups on his games. That's just a fact. Prices are very high. But hey if he gets them great. I just don't know who or why people do.

You didn't consider the possibility of $500 in taxes? Most parts of the country the taxes on a $7500 purchase would be at least that.

Plus the listing price says $7500 but the description says 8000. Probably an error or just giving people a realistic estimate of what it would be with taxes. Hardly a "gouge".

#1108 1 year ago

I have to admit: I want the CE sight-unseen and without having even played a SE. Price is nutty, but it is likely a collectors item for decades to come.

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#1336 1 year ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

Alright, we get it. Everyone here knows that there's no Wonkavator on the SE. Knock it off.

Dad, when did you sign up!?

#1345 1 year ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Two things here:
1. You are not talking. You are trolling.
2. This is a club thread where owners can talk about their game. They are more positive and have less tolerance for overly negative stuff.

Have a sense of humor and let it roll off of you

#1459 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Tons of games games have holding coils. Think about your flipper, you hold a flipper up longer than any holding coil will be on

Isn't the whole point of an eos switch to switch from high to low voltage when holding the flipper?

#1462 1 year ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

I dont know many modern games using EOS switches

Sure they do, otherwise the coils would overheat and get weak or die.

#1511 1 year ago

Finally got to play this tonight. I really enjoyed it a lot. Felt a little floaty at first, but I got used to it quickly. Definitely a lot harder than it first seems, that left outlane is brutal.

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#1833 1 year ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

Everyone, please call Jenn or post on the support forum/claim about your issues with the diverter. Right now they do not believe us and say only 1 person has had issues.

I don't own the game, but just wanted to mention that I was at Helicon Brewery a few weeks back (during ReplayFX) and 2 of their 3 Wonka LEs had diverter issues.

#1922 1 year ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

Adding a diverter test does nothing. Our diverter works. There is a functional issue with bounce back and another issue where it doesn’t come down quick enough. What we need is two adjustments made available in the code. Start time adjustment in ms. And length of time diverter stays active in 1/4 second increments.

You can't fix something without first having a reliable way of consistently testing it... You could take a sensible glass half-full attitude and assume this means that they are actively working on a fix for it.

#1925 1 year ago
Quoted from VividPsychosis:

I would have that if they didn’t pretend like a issue didnt exist when you call them.

Actions > words -- they didn't just decide to make a test that didn't originally exist for fun. The second they "acknowledge" the problem without having a fix in place everyone will go crazy about it. It would be worse to do that than to be quiet about it and work on a fix.

#2069 1 year ago
Quoted from Skipnatty:

JJP is next level pinball.

Yeah despite all of the bitching and moaning about clear coat and what not, these games are truly a league above what Stern is putting out from a pure design and gameplay perspective.

#2082 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinchild:

In most cases but Jurassic looks like a real winner.
I say this having 3 JJP in my collection

Yeah Keith Elwin is 2/2 on unique and fun layouts. JP2 still has a cheap feeling to it though, I played it a bit at ReplayFX. It is very good though, don't get me wrong. Just something about JJP games that gives more of that Bally/Williams era feel that I love. Most Stern machines as of late just all feel very similar and uninspiring with the notable exceptions of Maiden and JP2.

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#2485 1 year ago
Quoted from SDpinballer:

Yes. I was charged taxes and delivery. Next purchase, I’ll be more prudent of a buyer

JJP utilizes MAP pricing and part of that is dealers aren't technically allowed to provide incentives like free shipping.

#2593 1 year ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

If I wasn't flooded with work, i assure you i would.
It is just so annoying seeing virtua-pins having ten Times the assets and code options, then that of the real thing and The best the pinball mod-community can provided is matchbox helikopter and cheap Paul McCartney wigs that you can tape on the cabinet and use as a topper. Cool right!!! All this at a 2000% mark up.
Dont even get me started on all the cheap chinese led lights put just about everywhere.
Well, i guess as long as people Buy the stuff, you just cant blame them.
I just think pinball longs for and can Do better.
Programs that enable you to incorporate assets like sound and video?
Interactive mods/toys that elevates game play with code and effects.?
Selectable game play level/ruleset at startup for games in homesettings and in codes for kid-settings incorporate easter eggs/video etc that suits kids?
All awesome ideas, but for now we got monopol hats, spray painted to look like a wonka hat, glued to the playfield and Everybody is ecstatic.

You can't compare what is done with virtual pinball to what is done with real pinball. Software mods are not equivalent between the two because the former is not beholden to actual physics. It's the same reason why real robots aren't as cool as virtual robots. Are you gonna call MIT and tell them they are lame because you played a video game with a robot a million times better than what they've made so far?

Also, put up or shut up. You're not writing interesting things or adding to this thread. You're just one of those bummers that's always "too busy" to do what he claims everyone else must have time to do. This community does not revolve around you.

#2596 1 year ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

Why couldn't you have assets, rulesets etc for a real pinball game?
The attitude of shut up or Do it yourself, isn't something any person into customer service or spokeperson would even dream of uttering, something as stupid. Only some childish immature person loosing an argument.
On that i have a fairly lucrative job, but in this "mod" buissness, you are Apparently ably to charge 30$ for a one inch sized plastic hat and 200$ for a shaving cream can with lights coming out of it's ass, i might Actually consider it.

Interesting that you seem to view my response as a customer service interaction. You're not my customer and I'm not in service of you. I'm pointing out your clear ignorance in the way you talk about all of this. You clearly know nothing about design, production or software engineering. You're the worst type of customer; the one who thinks he knows the most but clearly knows the least.

Anyway, I have nothing more to add. This isn't an interesting conversation. You're just rude.

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