I'm fairly new to competitive pinball ( 1 1/2 years) and getting better, but want something that will help take me to the next level. I thought I would throw this out there to get some thoughts on what I should get for my next machine (I plan on getting it over the summer). I know it's ulitmately my decision, but just looking for some other thoughts. I currently have two machines, Earthshaker and Stars, and want to add something more challenging.
I'm of two minds on this: Classic DMD, or Modern Stern? Although, right now I'm currently leaning towards the Modern Stern route.
Here's what I'm looking to get out of the new machine.
- Work on my drop catches
- Improve shot accuracy
- Good rule sets to keep me interested so I don't get bored of it quickly
I'd like to keep the cost under 6k (USD) if possible.
I had been thinking of these as possibilities.
I've left MET off as I get to play it more than the above during league play so I don't feel I need to own this.
As far as themes go, the Modern Sterns really don't do anything for me, whereas the themes of the Classic DMDs I much prefer, but I know themes aren't the most important thing. TWD looks great and I always enjoyed playing it, but the theme might not be too family friendly (two small children), unless I can convince the wife otherwise My kids both love zombies, so how bad could it be?
Any way, any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated.