Originally Posted by suchsickaments
Is the player base smaller than it was this time a year ago? It seems like you guys really butchered the guarantees way lower than they should be..like the $60 rebuys with $82 rebuys both have what, 6k guarantees? They had been $8.5k gtd even at the start of last year (feb/march) and were hitting guarantees..don't you think some of these guarantees are just way too low? I'm sure you guys still have a pretty big player pool, as seen by the daily highroller that still manages to get quite a bit of people.
Any plans very soon to start increasing guarantees back to where they "should" be? I would say at least start with getting the 60 and 82 rebuys back to 8.5k at least.
I mentioned this earlier in the Carbon software thread, I believe, there were almost 10K online today and so many of the gtds were still way down. The player base a year ago when Merge was closed to new US accounts wasn't even this big, if I'm not mistaken it was usually only a tiny bit over 8K on Sundays and generally around 7500 on weekdays yet almost all the gtds were bigger.
Before Lock left the $11r at 19:00 had a 6K gtd during the week and a $10K on the weekends yet now it's 3K every day including Sunday. Not many people want to pay $31 or more for a $3K gtd.
If I'm not mistaken 12K was the most players I saw online even on Sundays before the Lock departure and so there were only 2K to 2500 less today yet many if not most gtds are cut in half and many even 1/4 to 1/3 what they were. This makes absolutely no sense and it has to be hurting Merge in trying to get the Lock players to come over to one of the Merge skins, as well as keeping the MTT player pool you have.
If Merge was smart they'd run another MTT series (Poker Maximus type) in a few weeks. That would get most of the Lock players over to Merge and get some new players as well.
Originally Posted by TomoDaK
The $2 180 man is unattractive. A. Buyin is too small 1st is lame, doesn't excite people and it keeps out a lot of people who play higher buyins. B. Compared to the reg speed 180 it's missing 4 or 5 blind levels and you removed the antes!!! Make it a 3.30rebuy so it suits all buyins levels and has a cool 1st place, fix the structure, and observe it's greatness
Please make us all happy and make yourself a little extra change
I agree that a $3r turbo 180 would be great!!!