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"Sir, you are required by the HOA agreement to have a 20-foot replica of either Mario, Samus, or Ecco the Dolphin in your yard.
Sonic, we have to live in a world where the sad truth exists that not all children have played Sonic 2.
"Sir, you are required by the HOA agreement to have a 20-foot replica of either Mario, Samus, orEcco the Dolphinin your yard.Fixed.
"Sir, you are required by the HOA agreement to have a 20-foot replica of either Mario, Samus, orEcco the Dolphinin your yard.
Imagine geektown, with an HOA that brought in community fiber and an arcade.
Imagine geektown, with an HOA that brought in community fiber and an arcade.Not a concern, here - You can find an real-deal arcade in most big shopping centres, or nearby them. While an Arcade to raise funds for the HOA would be cool, it's not a priority project.
Arcades (video arcades that is) exist down under?
I'm pretty sure that's what I just said, but to make it absolutely clear, Yes, Absolutely, in large numbers. There's even a scattering of 24 hour arcades, where you can go in anytime - there's one in the city that I used to kill time in before and after work, when I was working at a bar down on eagle street pier.
What kind of games are popular in those arcades? Are they all crane games, or are they hardcore fighting games and DDR and such?
Usually a good mix between light-gun, driving, fighting, music games(as a broad category), and some assorted games that don't quite fall under those, and a few "WIN TICKETS!" carnival game sorta machines, but mostly the former four. You'll usually get an air-hockey table or two, as well, but that depends on size.
Usually a good mix between light-gun, driving, fighting, music games(as a broad category), and some assorted games that don't quite fall under those, and a few "WIN TICKETS!" carnival game sorta machines, but mostly the former four. You'll usually get an air-hockey table or two, as well, but that depends on size.Opposite over here. Even at Funspot, the world's biggest arcade, there are mostly WIN TICKETS games.
The should just put the ticket dispensers in regular arcade machines. That would pretty much fix everything. Most people suck at Donkey Kong or DDR so they could make just as much cash if not more than the old WIN TICKETS games.
Cap the number of tickets you can get per play?
even if the reality is that the payout is usually small or nothing
I've always found it's the other way around - the machines pay out three quarters of a shitload of tickets for anything you do, for the most part. It's just that anything you can get with the tickets that isn't some .001 cent tchotchke tat with generic cutesy logos is by having about 80 metric shitloads of tickets. Sure, the machine pays out a hundred fifty tickets a play, but that shitty Sanyo 15 inch TV costs 27,000 tickets. Playstation 2, 15,000 tickets.
It is next to impossible to get something in a well-run arcade via tickets or crane without putting more into the machine than the prize is worth. Your only real chance of doing this is hitting the highest possible prize on your first shot, getting hundreds or thousands of tickets for just one quarter. In this incredibly rare event, you might be able to get something that's worth a few dollars, like a sack of candy or something.
However, if you were to put tickets in a game like DDR, Donkey Kong, or Street Fighter, you would have a situation on your hands. Even though the vast majority of people suck ass, and would still be profitable to the arcade, the few people with skill would make the whole operation unprofitable. One guy walks in and plays Donkey Kong for 25 cents. He actually has skill. He sits at the machine for hours. To make it even worse, now you have to give him a big screen TV for 25 cents. That right there blows away all the money you made on crane games.
To make it even worse, now you have to give him a big screen TV for 25 cents.
That small amount of tickets isn't going to get anyone to play who wasn't already playing.
They're going to play games of chance that randomly have high ticket payouts.
The cost of installing and integrating ticket dispensers into a game that isn't designed for it, even just for one machine, is going to cost way more time and money than it will ever earn in increased playtime.
Top 7 insane homeowners association rules
No, they're not, because there are hardly any, if any, games like that, at least around here - because if you are rewarded for an essentially random outcome from a games machine, it's considered gambling in the eyes of the law, pretty much, and thus would ban under-18s from your arcade, which is suddenly subject to a lot of taxing, licensing, and differing insurance laws, along with a lot of extra staff training. And if you're thinking of saying "That's ridiculous" think - What is a slot machine, if not a machine where you are allowed to gamble for prizes on a random or semi-random outcome?
My homeowners association actually has the rule where you can't put a for sale sign up in your front lawn. You are supposed to place it in your window. I plan on using the "go fuck yourself" approach when I do eventually sell my house.
You deserve it for moving into such a house in the first place. You might say that every home in your area was under some HOA, as is true in many places. In that case, move to another state. Seriously.