Originally Posted by Rusemandingo
Zack, Logan, im telling you guys. It would hurt like hell at the beginning but i think in the long run it would make grinding more enjoyable. As far as it cutting into your bottom line. LB would be pretty much unaffected since games would be longer for everyone. Since the games would now be more skillbased itd negate the variance of the streaker since better players would be even more likely to hit better streaks now. It might give non ST players a better chance of making the lb, but honestly dont they deserve that. As far as rb, yeah youd take a hit. But these sick RB deals some of us have are done when Lock moves to cake anyways.
Whats the most games anyone got at the new structure? I think any arguments about how much longer the games take or better winrates need to wait til we have a bigger sample. Avg game time is dependent on how you run early so it could be grossly skewed with a small sample. And we all know that even with redline, you need 5k+ games to get even a decent picture of your winrate.
Will be interesting to see what will happen if newLock switches to deeper starting stacks and Merge keeps the old format.
Yeah man, I think you might be totally right about the part I bolded. In the small sample of games I played, I had a bunch of randoms (and even some of the regs I have labelled as "decent") made some really horrible plays, 3 betting and calling 3 bets with junk, as if they had no clue how to adjust to the change whatsoever. Then you had guys open jamming from UTG with A7o, which is just a beautiful thing in general.
I think some of the guys were just upset because we had absolutely no warning that this was gonna happen. In fact, my first table under the new format, I didn't realize it had switched over, and I shoved 88 from MP, and won a flip against AK, fortunately.
I don't mind it either way, especially since Lock is leaving Merge next month. I'm probably gonna have to adjust to a new format anyways, likely one with a 65/35 payout. I'm PRETTY sure I'll stick to Lock, but obviously I'm gonna go where the money is, which means it's possible that I'll play on a different Merge skin as well.
Because of those changes, it kind of makes this conversation less than practical. I'm just kind of waiting and seeing what the month of June has in store for us. At any rate, there should be a much larger player pool for the grinders to work with, which is always a good thing!