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on: August 09, 2014, 01:38:05 PM  Top
Started by BLueSS, Message by shakesoda
Relevance: 17.3%
My vote: I dislike the ACME flush pads. I play there from time to time.

Amount of money spent on arcade games at Acme in the last 3 months: ~$20

Do you live in WA? Yes

Are you avoiding Acme due to the state of the flushed pads? what vyhd said:
Quote from: vyhd
Avoiding the ITG machine, and I've gone to play a lot less since I only really like the PIU cabinet's condition. Every time I come I try a few rounds, and every time I get so many misses and bad judgments that it's not worth playing. Let alone Double mode.
I've just been sticking to my own PIU machine instead of going.
 
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on: August 09, 2014, 12:57:48 PM  Top
Started by BLueSS, Message by vyhd
Relevance: 15%
My vote: I disliked the ACME flush pads.

Amount of money spent on arcade games at Acme in the last 3 months: probably $50+? How much before my opinion matters? This seems biased as fuck since the people playing the most in the last 3 months are the ones who argued for pad modding to start with.

Do you live in WA? Yes
Are you avoiding Acme due to the state of the flushed pads?  Avoiding the ITG machine, and I've gone to play a lot less since I only really like the PIU cabinet's condition. Every time I come I try a few rounds, and every time I get so many misses and bad judgments that it's not worth playing. Let alone Double mode.
 
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on: August 09, 2014, 11:44:06 AM  Top
Started by BLueSS, Message by OrangeChicken
Relevance: 10.3%
I really feel bad having to vote against the majority, but this is what I've got to say:

My vote: I prefer flushed pads.

Amount of money spent on arcade games at Acme in the last 3 months: Over $120.00?? More?

Do you live in WA? Yes
Are you avoiding Acme due to the state of the flushed pads?  No. It's the only place I have to play ITG well.

My reasons, and I could be wrong as possible, are that it helps widen the range of possible newcomers/players. It may be difficult to play with at first if you're used to stock pads, and I have been through that. But after adapting, I was able to finally pass MAX 300 like a piece of cake, and I would fail 9s on DDR.
I used to be that kid who would occasionally play 6s on the dance machines. Never got past Standard Mode. When I first set foot on the ITG pads, I was nervous. I remember first meeting Andyz and I played a 9 with him. I failed it of course. Within weeks, I progressed to 10s. Within months I played 13s. Now I'm aiming for my first 16.

I know that with flushed pads, it's practically cheating or giving such a high advantage, but it's probably the only best method for allowing players to move their feet so quickly that you tap more than 15 steps a second consistently. But using the bar is cheating enough. May as well continue to open this door of intense gameplay. Then I add in sock-play and baby powder. So I am pretty much using as many handicaps as I can.

Still, I've seen newcomers play and, being previous DDR players, they've improved quite quickly on ITG's flushed pads.

I'd be pretty sad if the pads were reduced back to stock, because I would no longer be able to even survive a 12, so I must be that horrible of a player. But who gives a shit about my opinion, I'm just a stupid kid.

I just want this debate to cool down. I don't even understand how it suddenly became so heated again.
 
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on: August 09, 2014, 10:24:48 AM  Top
Started by BLueSS, Message by Tyrgannus.
Relevance: 7.6%
Neutral

35ish$ [Edited, just played a killer set]

I live in Seattle.

I am not avoiding Acme. It is the nearest public ITG machine as far as I know
 
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on: August 09, 2014, 09:44:50 AM  Top
Started by BLueSS, Message by Laura
Relevance: 2.7%
I don't like flush pads but I like the idea of a SLIGHT raising of the arrows to compensate for 7 years of wear and tear. Since the pads have been modded to be flush, I have found the sensors unreliable. I'll deal though, I ain't even mad. I can play DDR when I'm getting too much pad crap for itg to be fun.

Bill lets Tony give us credits because of the work he does so I guess technically I don't spend much on itg but I play anywhere between 1 and 7 days a week depending on what's going on in my life.  

Also last 3 months isn't a great way to gauge this because several players have been avoiding acme for 6+ months due to pad condition.  Selection bias anyone?

Edit: I live in WA and at times I avoid acme or ITG because of the pads, less because they feel flush and more because of how this seems to cause more way offs.
 
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