Please, can you branch out and begin a separate podcast covering competitive pinball? I used to enjoy your podcast and appreciate your time and effort towards growing the hobby but the last few months your episodes are 90% related to competition, tournaments, tutorials with pro players.
I have zero interest in competitive play , tournaments - come on football season s beginning and don't we all hear enough around sports , competition thru every major news outlet now that football has began? Your podcast is coming off as someone that's perhaps for the first time accepted into some sort of sport if u consider pinball a sport....
I think it would be best for those interested in tournaments if you split up your podcast into a separate feeds. Thanks again for your initial 18 months or so of excellent pinball related podcasting and the occasionalThanksll related podcast these days that's not tournament related.
Jeff of the pinball podcast's Dad has it down, pinball is for fun, rules nor competitive play make for enjoyment, just play for fun...
Maybe in your spare time u can simply record your view on the current scene - pricing trends, what games you've played lately for fun, etc and start up a spinoff feed for us simple folks that aren't into competition. Thsbsj
I couldn't disagree more. I think Nate is doing a fantastic job covering the competitive scene -- an aspect of the hobby most of the other podcasts ignore.
It's his podcast and if the competitive side is what he's passionate about, I say go for it! I love the competition coverage, keep it coming.
Seems some are interested in competitive play and some are not, perhaps a separate podcast covering competitive play would please those such as Kevin that are interested and at the same time keep the original podcast for the c2c diehard originals that enjoy pinball as a hobby, something that's enjoyable.
It's a good sign when folks are at least interested enough to care , good work :-)
@SJ, I'm a pinball hobbyist and enjoy fixing, buying/selling, modding and competing.
I'm also a C2C OG, been listening from day 1, episode 1.
I find competitive play to be quite enjoyable, a great excuse to play a whole bunch of pinball and meet new and different people. If you don't, that's cool. What's great about this hobby is there are so many ways to enjoy it.
Competitive play is highly underrepresented in all of the pinball podcasts out there so I applaud Nate for delving into it. There's a plethora of other podcasts out there on pinball that cover everything but that, so why not just listen to those if it bothers you so much?
Furthermore, during a 45 minute plus podcast, not everything that is discussed is going to appeal to everyone. There's always segments where you'll tune out. Take it in stride.
"pinball is for fun, rules nor competitive play make for enjoyment, just play for fun" <---Really? Tell that to the 650 people that showed up to Pinburgh this year. Clearly, there is an audience that wants to hear about competitive pinball.
I see no reason discussing competitive pinball can't exist side by side with the drama he reads about on pinside or a trip he took to an arcade.
Sure Kevin, it's great that there's interest in other areas. I'd go for a separate podcast covering the competive play and miss Nate's original podcast style. It'd free though and unlike he first guy I can't complain as a result.
Once Nate listened to the TOPCAST interviews we could see his overall Pinball knowledge improve greatly. It goes to show how someone that's passionate can progress in an area they are interested in and get on their way to becoming an industry insider......
Listening to this Bowen segment I'm thankful that I can fast forward and or delete an episode very easily, sadly though I'd prefer to hear Nate discuss pinball and due to the competive segment I'm missing out on some good ole Nate commentary....
BTW I strongly am against modding machines, it is awesome though that you're into it so that you and others can support the industry by purchasing add-on items. I'm sure I'm in the minority but I'd never purchase a modified machine other than improvements that provide protection.
Also I'm not one to let code go very far into swaying my choice of Pinball play or purchase. I simply want a game that has fun shots.
Enjoy your games.
Thanks Nate for the podcasts.