NOTE: deleted my first post and combined with this one
Gah, the avatar shirt award is still not working, damn it. Why would I want to get crazy hoodies if they don't work.
I was able to add it via the web. However, when I went to my xbox I was still like before, not in the new shirt. However, however, I went into the avatar editor on the xbox, it said that avatar clothing and items need to be updated, and it did that (took a minute or so) and then it seemed to be appearing. It showed up on my xbox and appears now on my profile page, at least: http://live.xbox.com...amertag=cruncis
On a different note, I was royally way confused on the wizard score. Adding 6x more wasn't going to take me to 50k!!! The number I was multiplying already had the 4x from the base 4 games in it. Doh! We need lots more people on our friends lists who play the game if we're going to make it to 100k. IF we ever get to it.
Last night I bought Excalibur and played that a bunch. I'm up to 108 million. It's a pretty good machine to get, but that right side ramp is pretty much impossible to shoot and you need to shoot it multiple times to start that multiball??? How many shots does it take? The kick out that leads down to the upper left flipper is way too fast and I can't make a reliable shot at the ramp as a result. Also, like all the games I've played in this so far, it's *really* confusing. However, the rules explanation for it is perhaps more understandable then the others. I wish they'd taken a hint from Pinball Hall of Fame and done the rules explanations that way - PHoF does an absolutely superb job of that.
Probably going to get Earth Defense next. I picked up a 1600 points card, so I'll be getting all of them soon.
Regarding real pinball, I have a William's Fish Tales in my house.
I love that game, though it's not a great game for beginners as it can be vicious. I probably should have picked something else as it would have gotten my kids more into the game. They just aren't that interested, which make me sad. But I love Fish Tales. Also I'm in the Free State Pinball Association. I was once upon a time the president, but now I'm just a player, which I like better anyway. We run leagues in the MD, DC and VA area. Check it out at: http://fspazone.org/
We even give away a pinball machine every year, and you can suck at pinball and have an equal chance to win - it doesn't matter! You get chances to win just by being an active member in one (or more) of the leagues. Lastly, we have a database of pinball machine locations. Admittedly it's probably not that up to date, but it will tell you where there are machines, if not exactly which ones. EDIT: Oh, and our league is designed to make it fun for everybody. The way it works is that you move up and down in groups depending on how you do, so you end up playing people at your own skill level. Then multiple divisions are broken out for the playoffs. We have players ranging from absolute beginners to folks who are contenders at the yearly PAPA world pinball championships. AND we have a great party at the end of every season, which is free for active players. FYI, we are non-profit, though not in an official manner, but all money taken in for dues goes toward prizes, give away machines and the party.
Edited by crunchewy, 05 November 2010 - 03:09 PM.