Hello, I have proposed this rotation in the past and it has generally been regarded as a good idea, but I feel like perhaps I should propose it with more gravity via a poll on these forums to truly decide! So here is the motivation:
I'm sure some of us would agree that DDR Supernova 2, while a great game, is missing many of our favorite older songs from DDR, and doesn't have quite as many options in terms of nonstop courses, etc. Acme Bowl also already has 2 very modern dance games, ITG and PUI. I have spoken with many local people who claim that their favorite machine for DDR is Extreme. Besides the difference in songs, the only real inhibition I can see to changing Supernova 2 at Acme to Extreme is the notion of a 'downgrade' in machines for newer players, though I feel that with the better selection of songs and better interface (in my opinion), the difference would be negligible, and more regular players would presumably use it more and thus it would overall see more use. Now, I assume Acme would be neutral to a change if it was with the intent of drawing more play and whence business for Acme Bowl in general, which Bill would have to confirm, but if all that was ok, consider the following:
Acme Bowl has a Supernova 2 machine. Narrows Bowl has a Supernova 1 machine. Daffodil Bowl has a (perfect) DDR Extreme machine, all owned by Masterman Vending. With in mind these arcades and how the following change would potentially increase the allure of all three locations, I propose that Masterman Vending rotate these machines, such that we now have DDR Extreme at Acme instead of Supernova 2, and change the Extreme machine at Daffodil to Supernova, and the Supernova machine at Narrows to Supernova 2. I postulate that Extreme at Acme would get much more play than SN2 from Acme's player base, and these other locations may even benefit from an 'upgrade', given that they have mostly more random players in their base anyway. And if it needed simplification, we could just switch Daffodil and Acme's machines, but the rotation seemed to me better for business (and play), since Narrows is a more frequented arcade.
All this postulating is useless however, so that's why we have a poll! Please, if you do play or would play DDR at Acme (or any other of these locations) (so don't vote 'yes' or 'no' if you won't really play DDR there please, as to avoid skewing of the numbers...), please cast your vote in favor of or against such a change. If a preferable one, we can bring it to Masterman Vending in hopes it can work out. Also, feel free to include any particularly strong opinions on the matter by replying to the post! You can change your votes and we can have a discussion out of it or whatever. Anyway thanks for your input!