My issue with the Merge network is that it has done nothing to promote LHE games. The promotions that Merge offer seldom even touch upon any of the limit games (Stud included). I think that promoting the games and consequently being able to table (and seat) select (rather than the table or seat selecting me) would have a much bigger impact on my profits than a slightly lower rake.
Maybe a little out of the thread and once we receive a slight rake decrease, I think it can only be slight as volume is just not there for larger ones. Maybe we can start a thread for promotion ideas on RPM/Carbon.
It is really merge that has to promote some but skins can help and if it gets more players in limit then so much the better. Maybe triple point limit hours, maybe a free roll limit tournament for monthly limit rake. Hopefully programmers for merge can break out limit rake vs BB rake. For those other limiters a HORSE or other game with limit bet structure could be a free roll.
Could Carbon comment on any ideas to promote the limit games. NL has plenty of promotion as it is the main game, a little help our way is appreciated. Also promotions shouldn't be for the grinders give the occasional player the most benefit.
As for rake doesn't matter, I'll just say on stars, from the beginning I was always +BB/100.
Since those days I most likely play 3x better, and I'm a small -BB/100, games are tougher now but on stars with my skills now I would double my win rate. 3.6BB/100+ rake levels are a big hurdle to overcome. However what you clearly miss is this isn't about us grinders. I win with rakeback, I withdraw and don't deposit. All is good and I could continue, but stop and think the next time your at the table, what about the weak players. They never win they don't have a chance .. they are just raked to death. Give them a small boost and at least the get more entertainment and maybe play a few more months before moving on. Rec players are the life blood at the table. I'm amazed we get the action we do, but the well may well go dry.