Alright, looks like I have to make a statement again. I spent some time looking into this situation, and here's what I think.
I don't like tables like Ghost's Maverick and Lost In Space. They don't even come close to replicating the original ruleset, which is to be expected with tables that use non-original art assets and design. However, they have the same right to exist here like JP's Spiderman, which, while a much closer facsimile, is still an original based on non-original art assets and design. The tables are technically functional, had a complete ruleset, barebones it may be, and I could play them just fine. If we want to remove them, we need to start defining arbitrary measures of "quality" as a rule, and that's a can of worms I just don't want to get into. So the tables stay. While it might be confusing to people, the fact that an SS score reel is clearly visible on the screenshots might tip them off this might not be the most accurate recreation and more of an original thing, and while they might be frustrated when they do end up downloading it and finding it not to be to their liking, they'll just make a mental note not to download his stuff anymore, like with most other things that one could take issue with.
However, Ghost, you have stepped over a line as far as the whole "don't be a dick" part of our rules go. You can't say that you haven't cussed people out, and then just one post above tell people to go "sip lattes with your gay hipster friends". That's definitely over the line, particularly the use of "gay" as a derogative. Also, those people that don't like your tables aren't trolls, they're people that don't like your tables. They exist, and just telling them to ignore you and your tables is not a solution, because then we end up with everybody creating their own bubbles where they get nothing but praise, and artistic growth just takes a massive blow. Consider this sort of an informal warning telling you to quit being hostile, and this to some degree goes for freneticamnesiac and shadowjuggalo as well. Threatening violence towards people isn't the way to go. I'll take most of the posts around this drama and just move them out of sight, and hopefully we can just take a bit of a break and eventually move on towards more fruitful adventures.
Finally, to try and end on a positive note, Ghost, I played Striker and found myself actually kind of liking it. I'm usually not a fan of tables with simple rulesets, and the sound design has some issues in how there's nothing stopping sounds from playing over and over if you hit that same spot multiple times, leading to some nasty-sounding overlay (this was a big problem in Lost In Space, to the point where I had to shut the table off because my ears hurt), but the design looked good enough and it played well enough as well. Might I suggest staying away from using playfield art and designs from physically existing tables like Maverick et al. and moving more towards originals on a permanent basis? It seems like your next table, Escape From Haunted City (I presume that will be your next table), looks pretty good, and there's no pre-existing ruleset you're expected to live up to in that, so that should cause a lot less problems.
If you have a problem with what I said, please take it to a PM to me, keep this thread clean.
Edited by TheMcD, 02 December 2015 - 10:29 PM.