Well everyone, we had opened if only slightly last week, for a few hours, had about 20 people come in and play, we are still doing small fixes, ikaruga needs new coin switches, we have new switches arriving for tsumo next week, and the ramune's, pocky's and other jap snacks are showing up on tuesday, we allowed people in to play because they kept knocking at our door while we were working to get everything finalized. So after the 5th or so person knocked, we finally gave in and just kept the doors open, we were fixing as the people were playing,and we have had our fair share of postive and of course some negative comments,
We got alot of praises and thank you's, from people that we were letting in , we were not officially opened yet, but we let them in to play reguardless, and if they found a problem we immediately appoligized then corrected the problem for them on the spot, We actually rewired and moved around buttons for one of our customers right then and there, i had the layout wrong, - "very long nights, as you all know from my posts", so i fixed it. while he played another game , by the time he was done with his game, the buttons were the way they were supposed to be. I would also explain to several of them how to play some of the games, if i saw they did not understand the game, i would show them how it was supposed to be played and i would even go as far as to put in another token for them to try it again, . I want to show everyone just how great an arcade can be.
On the negative side,We did have a guy complain that we did not have super street fighter 4 Arcade edition 2012, i polietly explained to him that no one in the usa does, and that it would take me a couple of months of lost revenue + $800 to get these 2 updated, he said i should do it anyways, "because noone wants to play an outdated game", very frustrated, after that discussion, oh and then he complained about playing $1.00 to play it in the first place. Grind teeth, count backwards.
Then we also had another one complain about our 3d, 42" monitors with 180 degree rotating displays and rumble seating with 5.1 surround sound and competition joysticks, that i should scrap the whole thing and replace it with a table and 23" 2 year old monitors, that that is what everyone wants. Not what i had setup.. boy that came as a surprise.
I was also refered to as a collector and a purist - yes they actually posted that, and that i was putting out games that noone wanted to play, becuase if they were not fighters, it was not worth being put out on the floor.
Do not get me wrong, I did get many positive remarks and i saw alot of smiles in these last 2 days, and that is what i wanted to build this for in the first place. So while i am sure i will continue to get what is a shump, noone wants to play that. - Yes i actually got that one too, with mushihimesama futari black label no less. But i am hoping the majority of people will come down, play and enjoy what i created here.
We are going to be doing a soft opening starting tuesday after 2pm and a grand opening on friday. Hoping to see plenty of you there. Please spread the word around, we could use your help and support to make this one of the great arcade destinations in florida, heck maybe even the US.
Merry christmas to all , and sorry for the rant, just had to get it off my chest.
Edited by ccatalyst, Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:46 AM.