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    One Super Jackpot on Creature doesn't blow up...

    One Super Jackpot on Creature doesn't blow up your score. It scores ~80 million times the current multiball multiplier up to 4x, which is a lot, but you can also rack up about that much from...
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    It is in TPA, not so much on the real table. The...

    It is in TPA, not so much on the real table. The rub is that the jackpot value permanently doubles each time you score a SJ. That's way too easy to do in TPA and runs wildly out of line with the...
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    It's frequently been reported that Rowling has no...

    It's frequently been reported that Rowling has no interest in it at all. She considers pinball to be associated with sketchy things like dive bars and gambling.
  4. Sticky: This is true to the real table. There's a dip in...

    This is true to the real table. There's a dip in the ramp, and if the ball doesn't have enough momentum to make it up the incline from there, there's an exit for the ball to fall out to the side. I...
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    That's totally different. That's not reacting to...

    That's totally different. That's not reacting to and flipping at the ball through roundtrip internet latency. I think BRUSA H2H doesn't even send ball coordinates at all. You never see the other...
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    Latency renders this impossible for pinball. 30...

    Latency renders this impossible for pinball. 30 ms (two video frames in TPA) is enough to miss shots. You're not getting anywhere near that with an internet roundtrip plus video encoding plus the...
  7. This stuff has already been solved. Dave and...

    This stuff has already been solved. Dave and Busters has had that for ten-plus years, a card system without actual coins going into the machines. Chuck-e-Cheese has introduced an...
  8. It's not quite impossible. Modern Pinball in NYC...

    It's not quite impossible. Modern Pinball in NYC has none of that, nothing but pinball (just a few tiny souvenir items like t-shirts) and seems to be doing fine. Of course NYC is an outlier in...
  9. I haven't played Zen, but for TPA, the tournament...

    I haven't played Zen, but for TPA, the tournament timer pausing would sometimes depend on whether there are balls physically locked somewhere on the table, particularly during a bonus count. Just...
  10. I mean... has the possibility of ignoring the...

    I mean... has the possibility of ignoring the goals and just playing whatever you want occurred to either of you at all? :)
  11. zuh-CARR-ee-uh, according to my friend whose...

    zuh-CARR-ee-uh, according to my friend whose surname is Zaccaria.
  12. There's supposed to be a semi-randomized set of...

    There's supposed to be a semi-randomized set of fighters that you get each game (there's more than 5, either 9 or 10 exist in total.) TPA starts every game from a preset randomization state so it's...
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    It is an automatic feature, it senses when the...

    It is an automatic feature, it senses when the ball is near. There's some set of targets to hit to relight it once used, I forget offhand, but check the rules in TPA and it'll tell you.
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    This is correct. It's possible to do...

    This is correct. It's possible to do approximately what TPA does on a real table -- what you do to make similar saves is slide the whole table an inch or two underneath the ball. That's possible to...
  15. If you want to request a refund for services not...

    If you want to request a refund for services not provided, you want to talk to customer support.

    If you want to publicly complain about services not provided, then this is the place for that.
  16. It's perfectly legal to include any of that. ...

    It's perfectly legal to include any of that. It's not government censorship, it's not a legal issue. The ESRB is a private entity, its ratings and regulations have no legal force. Whether to...
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    The challenge for RFM isn't the licensing, it's...

    The challenge for RFM isn't the licensing, it's the tech. Pinball 2000 is a whole different platform to implement, running on a 100 Mhz Pentium-class machine, which is like 20x the CPU power of...
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    You can have wildness without literal randomness....

    You can have wildness without literal randomness. The way to do it is to push the simulation to super high spatial resolution. A ball doesn't sit at exactly the same position in the plunger or...
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    Cabinet support isn't driving any huge number of...

    Cabinet support isn't driving any huge number of sales. Maybe 1 or 2% of TPA/SPA buyers are building or buying a cabinet.
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    So it's a mode, but it doesn't make Space Shuttle...

    So it's a mode, but it doesn't make Space Shuttle a mode-based game. That's a distinction we didn't make before, and makes sense. The thread does say "missions", plural.

    Do Firepower's ball...
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    Addams definitely isn't the answer, since...

    Addams definitely isn't the answer, since Funhouse did everything it did two years earlier. Timed modes (that's what Whirlwind lacks) and a bigger award as the last one. Addams just makes the...
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    Is Jack*Bot mode based? The casino games aren't...

    Is Jack*Bot mode based? The casino games aren't modes, each just happens when you hit the saucer but doesn't affect play afterwards. Unless you count the ensuing double-or-nothing shot as a mode,...
  23. This is my rule for TNG: Anything involving Troi...

    This is my rule for TNG: Anything involving Troi doesn't hold up; almost anything without her does.
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    OTOH, that might have been a good call...

    OTOH, that might have been a good call considering Last Jedi's poor reception.

    Stern likes to do that with the licenses - keep it generically set within the universe, rather than specific...
  25. Super Loops comes from going all the way around...

    Super Loops comes from going all the way around the Roll-n-Win circle twice.

    Gorgar is right about how to get the SDME jackpot: you need to collect all four 1x-2x-3x jackpots (you must avoid...
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