The good news is it appears they’ve sped up the response time on the Myki scanners.
Looks to be about half-a-second, heaps better than the speed in Bendigo last month. If all the scans are that quick, it should allay fears of long delays due to scanning. (Though getting off trams will still be a concern.)
The bad news is that I couldn’t get the Change Of Mind function to work. If you touch your card at a station more than 30 seconds, but less than 15 minutes after touching on, it’s meant to assume that you’ve changed your mind and are not catching a train.
That subsequent scan (after the video was finished) didn’t work for me. It touched me off instead, and proudly proclaimed that it had taken $2.94 for my troubles. Oh well.
No I don’t expect a refund; that’s what happens when you muck about with a Real Card during the test period. But hopefully it’ll be fixed — I’ve passed some feedback along.