Zach and I have played a few games this afternoon. Overall, it’s better, we’re really liking the extra features… but have noticed a couple of things that could use a but of tweaking…
Upper playfield multiplier doesn’t multiply Targaryen castle turnaround collects. Not sure about other houses, though I did see a Tyrell 450 million collect using the upper playfield to complete it. Makes me wonder if a large payoff is available up here with the multipliers!
I believe Lannister is still too valuable. Zach just got a 10 billion Hand of the King, having completed Targaryen, Lannister, Greyjoy, and Tyrell. He had accumulated about 10k in gold before starting it (he used the other multiballs to do nothing but collect more gold). Just before starting HoTK he bought 2x. He hit the center ramp to start HoTK and bought 3x. He made various shots, eventually getting 4x and then 5x by mistake. He continued at 5x until it timed out, then bought 2x followed by 3x again. Continuing to make HoTK shots he bought 4x as the 3x was timing out. He finished and got the hurryup lit with 4x still running. The hurryup was in the neighborhood of 1.5 billion, he bought the 5x and collected it at a bit over 7 billion.
As we’ve mentioned upthread, I’d like to see you only be able to buy one multiplier at a time. You can’t buy another one until the current multiplier has timed out, or maybe have added another multiplier using the battering ram first. If you want 5x, you need to slog through (not as many!) risky battering ram shots to lite 4x first. Or you can basically always be at 2x in valuable modes and just re-enable it when it times out as long as you have gold to do so.
We’re going to use this in league tonight. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Thanks for listening!
P.S. Do you have a place I could upload a short video I took of Zach playing Targaryen forever on the upper playfield, I think you might want to address it.