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Do you change the rules options and slope on your Pin

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Voting closed: April 10, 2012, 08:55:41 pm

  

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TopJimmyCooks

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Do you mess with the difficulty on your Pins
« on: March 27, 2012, 08:55:41 pm »
I've been playing with what I know are not the default settings on my machine.  5 balls per game, saucer target lights on the more difficult settings.  Over time the front legs sunk deep into the carpet.  I tried setting the playfield at 6 degrees.  Scores slumped and the appeal went down.  Then I cranked it back up - don't know the angle but the back of the backbox was plumb.  It was like Christmas morning, ball times tripled. 

I'm getting ready to set the dip switches to the globetrotters defaults - 3 balls, saucer lights scan, free game at 360k, etc. so I can compare VP to the real thing more realistically. 

How often to you go in and mess with your settings?  Change playfield post locations?  Change your PF slope?

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Re: Do you mess with the difficulty on your Pins
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 09:29:41 pm »
I mess with the game setting pretty regularily on my pins.  On my AF I have tried all kinds of combinations from tight scoring to starting with like 6 bear kicks and hitting the mansion from the swamp.  I tend to play better on a steeper pin, I really do better with the dynamic ball action on the more severe grade.  When I level it out my scores don't seem to improve but my games last long enough for my beer to get warm. 

On the paragon I just sold I had that set on the easiest scoring and a very level field because that's the one my 4 year old liked to play.  The AF is still too fast for him and he gets frustrated.  If I'm having a party I'll usually reset high scores to factory and set the pin to factory on difficulty but level the pin out just a tad.  If I have a really bitchin score up tho I will sometimes leave that as a challenge, but only if I get it under tight settings.  Otherwise it feels cheap.   

I do enjoy playing AF on 5 ball tho, I really hate it when I only make it like 4 rooms through the mansion then gutter out.