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Offline whowouldeverhurtawhammy

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2019, 09:33:25 PM »
Can we not get into Drew-bashing again? Time and time again we have had these arguments about Bob vs. Drew and whatever else. I think by now we understand everyone's opinions on the matter and shouldn't waste time repeating it.

Agreed.

Going back to the subject at hand, while it involves asking for something that won't happen (but what the heck), however, I would like to see another Million Dollar Spectacular.
(to the tune of Sailor Moon)
Guessing prices by moonlight, winning cars by day light, never losing to a real fight, I am the one named...what?!

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2019, 09:54:58 PM »
Better Big Money Week than this seasons. Big Money Week for years has always offered " $4 million " each week each season.
 
How about increase it to $10 million for that week?? My ideas

In addition to giving cash equivalent to each game.

Plinko played for $1,000,000,  Punch A Bunch played for $500,000, Pay The Rent for $1,000,000, Grand Game played for $250,000,
plus have some luxury cars pop up. Like a Porsche, Lexus, or an Audi.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2019, 10:32:38 PM »
They already play Plinko for $1,000,000 on Big Money Week.

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2019, 10:59:15 PM »
There was.  Trust me.

What exactly?  I thought the only reason he got fired was stupid office politics or something...

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2019, 12:58:21 AM »
Those games werenít charming and memorable just because of their gameplay, but because of other intangibles in their set or presentation that couldnít be replicated on a monitor. Super Saver had the cool board with the trilons, Bump had the models winding up and the props actually flying around, and Mystery Price... never really was able to figure out how to be uniquely charming.

Itíd be like bringing back Penny Ante without its set. Nobody misses Penny Ante because of its gameplay. Its gameplay was lame. What made it so memorable was the inventive camerawork, the wubba, the chase lights, the giant penniesóthe whole shebang. If they canít make a hypothetical Penny Ante set thatís at least as cool as the original, Iím fine with it staying retired.

Thatís Too Much exists to be a quick car game, and its retirement would mean more Gridlock/evil L7 setups/quickies played for cars. I wouldnít want to play it either, but it serves a needed purpose.

Same for Pick-A-Number, though I donít think we need to see it as frequently as we do.

We won't see a truly evil Lucky $even setup until zeroes start popping up in the prices.  I don't recall there ever being a zero in my memory of L7 (which goes back to about 1986)

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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 03:57:01 AM »
What exactly?  I thought the only reason he got fired was stupid office politics or something...

I suppose that's true in the sense that Rich Fields was stupid and what could loosely be called "office politics" were involved.

That said, it's not my place to explain to everyone exactly what happened, because whoever does decide to leak it (and I'm sure someone will eventually) is automatically going to make Rich look very dumb.  Until then, you're just going to have to take my word that there are reasons they got rid of him, and those reasons were good ones.
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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2019, 05:29:11 AM »
So Rich wasnít fired just because he was way over the top?

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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2019, 02:54:07 PM »
Nope.
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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2019, 03:37:51 PM »
Wasn't there something about him pestering someone about his contract renewal, and said person deciding, or having some influence on his contract not being renewed?


This is a faint and possibly mistaken memory... Not trying to spread a falsehood, just remember reading something along those lines.
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Re: Your TPIR wishes for 2019
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2019, 03:44:41 PM »
Agreed.

Going back to the subject at hand, while it involves asking for something that won't happen (but what the heck), however, I would like to see another Million Dollar Spectacular.
Me too!