Gene brings up some good points.
First,[quote=“genex, post:49, topic:2108”]
the format seemed so intimidating.
It was an intimidating format to learn while standing in the PAPA Headquarter. This happen, because I failed to prepare thinking the PAPA Format was the same old same old format that I had seen before.
Brian Dominy and Donny White had to explain to me why I might be required to throw out a top score because the ticket would not support it. This was the beginning that cause the opening of my mind to the PAPA Style strategy being involved and which set it aside from other formats. Even the Pinburgh match play style, which is a monster for different reasons. Both of these named tournaments are held annually at the Pinball Asylum because of the complexity and strategic values. Hopefully, for that introduction to what they are missing in Pittsburgh.
Like Keith said, I would hope that integrity is not suffering because of money or prize payouts. If it is, start a gofundme and I will be there to support it.
Second, [quote=“genex, post:49, topic:2108”]
I’m curious to how the feedback to PAPA was based on which categories people competed in.
I just hope it is not just blanding for the masses. Not everyone will understand this PAPA format arriving at PAPA for the first time, it might take some thought and dedication.
Third, I agree and believe that the PAPA crew is awesome and applaud their tireless efforts to make these shows better and better.