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skids
27th October 2017, 05:23 PM
Next up is Dedroks pick of Fathom

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ZnGymFGF1T8/maxresdefault.jpg

This is the final table, and will run for two weeks and will close at midnight on Sunday November 12

It is an honesty system, please only post high scores that you have got since September 2017, please ignore your previous high scores, we are only playing for fun.

This comp is for VPX only

Scores will be updated in this post.

Post as many times as you wish. New post (containing your score, not just in the pic) for every new score please.

Dedrok 14,452,420
Wob 8,569,390
JustAnotherRat 3,754,630
Acejas 1,905,730
Jed 1,753,610
JustAnotherRat 1,562,450
Kane 1,562,100
Skids 1,488,280
Mrbungle 881,440

Railways
27th October 2017, 06:22 PM
Beautiful game :)

Wob
27th October 2017, 08:30 PM
Something to get the ball rolling.

With 3 options, standard, vintage and led mod, Just wondering what table everyone prefers? At the moment I am just using the standard one.

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Jed
27th October 2017, 09:41 PM
i'm torn, i really like the vintage, but the the led mod version just pops.

the vintage mod:

https://s1.postimg.org/36ul3wlwgv/IMAG0060.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/3l10uru7bv/)

also you guys might be interested in this, a new vp10 haunted house beta came out here:

http://vpinball.com/forums/topic/haunted-house-beta/

https://s1.postimg.org/2ie2y248kv/IMAG0062.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/1x4fbr9sa3/)

Wob
28th October 2017, 07:04 AM
I'm usually cautious of beta tables, how does it play?

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Jed
28th October 2017, 09:27 AM
I'm usually cautious of beta tables, how does it play?

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It plays great, really fun. I'm having an issue with the upper deck flippers not working, but I haven't updated my version of VP for a while either, could be the reason.

kane
28th October 2017, 10:46 AM
1,562,100

I'm just here for the mermaid sideboob...

http://members.aussiebroadband.com.au/kanem/pic/VGL/fathom.jpg

Jed
28th October 2017, 11:15 PM
this is playing the 1.2 version of the vintage mod, i'm struggling to score...

It's a really fun game this, great nomination. geez i hate those inlanes though :x

https://s1.postimg.org/5v9fl7zbin/IMAG0041_1.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/1fr0fymxaj/)

Dedrok
29th October 2017, 10:54 AM
Ahh. I just realised this is open.
Been waiting to play this one.


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Wob
29th October 2017, 01:40 PM
Vintage/LED do play a little different to the non-mod version, but can't say if they are harder/easier.

I seem to get worse the more I play this table, anyone got any tips beyond the instruction card?

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Dedrok
29th October 2017, 11:49 PM
Vintage mod

8,367,650

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Jed
30th October 2017, 11:00 PM
OK, understanding it a bit better now.

What a cracker this game is, would love to own one. you have or had one @Railways (https://www.aussiearcade.com/member.php?u=893) ?

1,753,610

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Railways
31st October 2017, 07:19 AM
OK, understanding it a bit better now.

What a cracker this game is, would love to own one. you have or had one @Railways (https://www.aussiearcade.com/member.php?u=893) ?

1,753,610

https://s1.postimg.org/8v2yqil0dr/IMAG0051.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/63twifywbv/)

It was my 1st pin title I bought ($600) and will probably be the last one I sell. Like it so much I've had 3 of them.

Dedrok
31st October 2017, 11:19 AM
It plays nice too


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Wob
31st October 2017, 10:18 PM
I really wish I new what I was doing on this game, at the moment it's just hit/release the traps, repeat.

Why do the traps sometime let go before I've hit the drops? What do I do to trap without the drops coming up? Do I want to retrap the balls after release? Where am I even scoring.. I have no idea :)

Vintage Mod
5,772,240

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JustAnotherRat
1st November 2017, 10:00 AM
I still need to put this on my cab.

Wob
1st November 2017, 11:15 AM
I still need to put this on my cab.I have all 3 versions for you to grab

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Jed
1st November 2017, 01:06 PM
I really wish I new what I was doing on this game, at the moment it's just hit/release the traps, repeat.



cool, i haven't tried that yet :D You have 3x my score but i was just going for A-B-C repeatedly for points and 1-2-3 in sequence to get the EB lit... might start to do some cave hunting.

Wob
1st November 2017, 01:25 PM
I did work out the 1-2-3 EB, but I'm rubbish at collecting it in time. I think there is another after X number of ABC's but it doesn't seem consistent. But still no idea of the deeper rules with the traps, or where the big points are.

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Railways
1st November 2017, 01:37 PM
With my real life fathom it depends on the settings for the lagoon and cave traps. One setting will release the trapped ball after every drain and the other setting will hold it in for the next ball played, whether it be yours or another player. The latter option is what mine is set to so it's imperative if you lock it in a trap you've got to make damn sure you dig it out and don't leave it for the next player to dig out. If you're playing by your self it just stays there until all 3 inlines are dropped.

You can drop the blue or green inlines by either hitting the 3 respective drops on the left or directly up the trap and knock one down at a time which is also your bonus mutilpier.

If you get both ball up to 5x and you loosed two balls during multiball it doesn't really matter as the 5X on both will keep scoring until you've drained the last ball.

To get the EB you must hit 1 - 2 - 3 in order and then hit the orange stand-up on the right which is usually a timed shot of about 10 seconds.

Hope that's some help.

Wob
1st November 2017, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the tips, I had works out some of that, bust knowing about the multipliers should help.

Do you know what the advantage is for relocking the ball a second time? They go in but drops stay down, when you hit them they say help me, If the alternative trap is also locked you can release both by dropping it's targets, but I have managed to lock both with drops down, but I lost the ball before I could work out what to do next.

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Dedrok
1st November 2017, 08:01 PM
When you hit a multiball back in the lock and the targets stay down, the left target banks corresponding targets release the ball again.
It's actually bad to lock it as the playfield multiplier turns off.
2x pf with 2 balls in play
3x pf with 3 balls in play.
The xtra ball spot target lights the spinner for 5000 per spin.

ABC lanes light the bumpers and
2nd time, left in lane lights
3rd time, right inlane lights
4th time, special lights (ABC special pays an extra ball)


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Wob
1st November 2017, 10:01 PM
Thanks, it is starting to make sense.

I can stop trying to relock balls, I assumed there was some payout if I managed to relock both and release again.

Now, I'm not saying I have enough control with 2 or 3 balls in play, but what should I be shooting for? The spinner/ABC or the left drops?

Also, how do the multipliers work, there is green/blue, does that correspond to the relevant colour left drop target values?

Wob

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Railways
2nd November 2017, 07:23 AM
When you drop the 3 green or blue on the left it will drop one of the corresponding colour inlines. I.e to get multipliers up its quicker to drop the inlines one at a time.

Wob
2nd November 2017, 08:37 AM
But where are the actual multiplier applied to? Do they stack, or does the green and blue apply to different spots?

And where are the best points found during multiball?

Feel like a total noob in this table [emoji16]

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Jed
2nd November 2017, 09:08 AM
Gawd, it's getting too much to think about! ;)

I might be out for the rest of this tourney unfort, had to remove my vpin's PC for a video editing job in the work studio, probably going to take me the rest of this week to finish :(

guess I could have a crack desktop style.

Dedrok
2nd November 2017, 05:30 PM
Once you get your "Bonus" multipliers up to 5X, buy getting the inline targets down after locking a ball, they stay lit until the end of the ball.
(Right side lights green)
(Top side lights blue)

So that's BONUS X, not to be confused with
PLAYFIELD Multiplier, which only lights while ball is in play.
There is no xtra points or anything for locking other balls again.
So if 3 balls are too much, piss one off back into a lock.
Spinner into ABC into lit bumpers is what to aim for with random targets thrown in.


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Wob
2nd November 2017, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the tips guys, I was doing great in this game till I fluffed the last two balls for a couple of hundred points each...

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Wob
3rd November 2017, 09:38 PM
I really can't seem to string 3 good balls together. Not sure I can improve on this.

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Dedrok
4th November 2017, 10:39 AM
I really can't seem to string 3 good balls together. Not sure I can improve on this.

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That a good enough score [emoji1303]


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Jed
4th November 2017, 11:43 AM
That a good enough score [emoji1303]


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yeh.....If 7.6m isn't stringing three good balls together, what is ;)

great score!

Wob
4th November 2017, 12:30 PM
yeh.....If 7.6m isn't stringing three good balls together, what is ;)

great score!I seem to get the point from 2 balls and fudge one, I usually only manage 1 extra ball, that timer on the EB from 123 is a pain. So I could do better if I can get a 3rd good ball, or work on getting extra balls.

The EB's do seem to be worth good points as they keep you game state and payout the same bonus again.

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Wob
6th November 2017, 08:55 PM
Just over 7 mill on ball 1 (with 2 EB's) then choke.. but happy non the less

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skids
7th November 2017, 04:34 PM
1,488,280

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JustAnotherRat
7th November 2017, 06:09 PM
1,562,450

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Finally got time to put this on the cab but only had 30 minutes to do it and leave so a couple of quick games is all I've had.

Wob
7th November 2017, 06:24 PM
1,562,450

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Finally got time to put this on the cab but only had 30 minutes to do it and leave so a couple of quick games is all I've had.I can't play the LED mod, I find the lights just a bit to bright in spots, washes it out to much for my taste. Vintage plays best for me.

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JustAnotherRat
7th November 2017, 06:45 PM
I can't play the LED mod, I find the lights just a bit to bright in spots, washes it out to much for my taste. Vintage plays best for me.

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I wasn't a fan of the LED mod either. Played a couple of games on the Vintage mod and preferred it however my score wasn't as good.

acejas
7th November 2017, 09:00 PM
played this last nite...couldnt get bugger all. on1.74 now. how they hell do i get "Help me" after I drop targets down at the top?

Jed
7th November 2017, 10:04 PM
Vintage for me too. The LED mod is nicely done but yeah, it's a bit much in parts. Could probably do with a bit of a de-tune on the bulbs using the camera/lights option.

Jed
8th November 2017, 12:29 AM
played this last nite...couldnt get bugger all. on1.74 now. how they hell do i get "Help me" after I drop targets down at the top?

you need 1.75M+ to force me to play again so damn that was close though....gimme something to chase :)

Dedrok
9th November 2017, 01:03 AM
Had another game and fell short at about 7.7M.
So had another game and rolled it.

14,452,420
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Dedrok
9th November 2017, 02:18 PM
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Jed
9th November 2017, 04:57 PM
Dedrok what do you concentrate mainly on for points?

JustAnotherRat
9th November 2017, 08:53 PM
Dedrok what do you concentrate mainly on for points?
Not draining as quickly as me I'd say.

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Dedrok
9th November 2017, 10:58 PM
Dedrok what do you concentrate mainly on for points?

Lock balls
Max out scores to 55 and 5X
Lite spinner
Shoot spinner over and over
Keep completing ABC

So if you fully max out all bonus plus the 55 plus both at 5x, then it's over 1M bonus.

By concentrating on spinner and ABC, you get extra ball from the specials. Bonus holds over on extra balls.


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JustAnotherRat
10th November 2017, 12:16 PM
2,201,100
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JustAnotherRat
10th November 2017, 08:20 PM
3,754,630
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skids
12th November 2017, 07:28 PM
you need 1.75M+ to force me to play again so damn that was close though....gimme something to chase :)
Acejas is going to post 1.8 mil at 2 minutes to midnight

MrBungle
12th November 2017, 08:40 PM
881,440
I am glad to take the wooden spoon on this, photo evidence is possible of this epically low score, but afraid to post!

Jed
12th November 2017, 09:05 PM
Acejas is going to post 1.8 mil at 2 minutes to midnight

I'm always up at midnight, I'll check in :)

I'm about to fire up the machine for one last crack for this VPGL...

JustAnotherRat
12th November 2017, 10:57 PM
Don't forget AceJas works on QLD time too.

He has been away playing pinball this weekend though so not sure he'll get a game in.



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acejas
12th November 2017, 11:27 PM
guys just got in and thanks - I do work in qld time
1,905,730

acejas
12th November 2017, 11:28 PM
119384

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Jed
12th November 2017, 11:41 PM
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Well done mate , I got nuthin'! I had a really good go too tonight but this is the best i could come up with.

i just cant fathom it.. <_<

really fun game, going into my favourites and will play it a lot more.

How did you go at the comp down south ?

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acejas
13th November 2017, 12:53 AM
worst performance in 3 years! but had a great social time - thats pinball!

skids
13th November 2017, 04:17 PM
game now finished, well done Dedrok