This is why I am so vigorously protective of the current state of things, and why I am so resistant to the recent abrasive nature of these forums and the recent 'discussions' on them. Just as Laura has claimed people coming to her about these brackets (presumably mostly FL people), I have had at least 5 or 6 people message me separately about how they feel like the machine is poised to be ruined and how upset they are with the direction things seem to be going. We have also had at least 4 players quit playing at Acme Bowl due to this kind of antagonism, which has never happened before and whose reason is really shameful.
To provide some history, these modifications were discussed for years. This has been something we decided to do after a very long time of playing in craters. And it was talked about with all the regular Acme players; I would know because at the time I was playing at Acme every day and I knew everyone there. We got tired of trying to do Dragonforce and other stuff on that kind of pad, when seemingly everyone else used modifications... People used to come complain about how bad Acme's pads were for having no mods! Like Canada and Kevin Boddy (MMX).
As I understand it, some of you guys just moved here or just started chiming in when we were trying to nail it down and troubleshoot it when there were a few problems. Now the pad is great and doesn't give any kinds of errors that I've seen. We modified it with Sara (PEZ)'s pad style in mind, but only recently got the proper sensors for it.
I would also like to mention that every player who recently moved here from FL (there's a rather large handful of us) have played on ACME's pads and been blown away by how terrible they were.
So my problem is that I feel like you guys just moved here and are trying to just take over everything and change it to your liking when we just finally got things working properly in the way we have it modified. With the new sensors we figured were the problem, we were able to get them
Thankfully... ...way better than they were a month or two agoAgain, it was done with Sara's pad in mind. While I welcome you guys to the PNW, the whole "insult and antagonize" instead of "support and encourage" attitude you made very clear at SPERGIN is simply not how we play or discuss things in Washington.
Further, I've gotten phenomenal scores on crossover/pivot songs as well as others. I quadded Tomoe the other day for instance. I too was very frustrated at the prior state of things; I especially hated footswitch songs because the pads were too sensitive and I'd get tons of errors, but that has been thankfully finally fixed now!
Look, we've had a community that has been around for a pretty long time, and we did these things in the way we did for a reason. While you might not like exactly what we've done, the dozens of people who competed in IWSS 1/2 tended to like this style, hence why it has become the standard here. It is also a standard of modification that can be found in other places, so the idea that it's "just us who do it this way" is simply not correct. We emulated other national-level players' perfect setups with those players' direct guidance. At this time the pad works great for all kinds of songs and it should really be in the realm of "if it ain't broke don't fix it". If there's a really great reason as to why they should go back on then provide it, but I really don't see why anything needs to be changed from where we are now and potentially screw things up again. The pads are modified to a good healthy competitive standard (just maybe not the one FL is used to) and work great as-is. Thanks for your consideration.