Originally Posted by literal
hey Aggromonkey, you seem to have done some research
which one taylors towards slow steady horses?
IMO, it kinda depends on the volume that you will put in and what stakes you play. If your a high volume player that will play High Stakes and Rake a ton of money then Carbon is the best option(if you can hit Ether). If thats not the case then there are others that you should consider. RPM has some nice monthly Promo's. They usually do a different promo each day of the month. For Example: Monday=Double VIP Points(equals and extra 6.5% RB) Tuesdays= play 2,500 Real Money Cash Game hands and receive an $11 Tournament Ticket. For the micro grinders these are often tough to beat. In fact on some days I would think some micro grinders are hitting 100%+ effective RB with the free Tournament Ticket. If they are playing NL4 then I would think the 35% RB+VIP Points + Tournament Ticket would give them more back then they pay in.
In the end it kinda depends on your style, games, stakes, and volume. Some good skins to look at are RPM, Carbon, and Lock. I checked out a few others but for me it was best to go with RPM. They also offer the best support I've ever had on an online Poker Site. They have their own Sub-forum here on 2p2 and they offer Live VIP Chat for all RPM players. This is seperate from the basic Merge support and is 10x better. Also with RPMSeth on here, if you PM him he is super quick with his responses and extremely helpful.
Once you decide which skin you are going to go with then you need to determine which affiliates offer the best deal for that skin. You need to make sure that they offer a RakeChase/RakeRace. That will add 10%+ effective RB. Also, keep an eye on the various sign up bonus's. They all clear slow, but most of the 200% First Deposit bonus's clear even slower. I wouldn't select a Merge deal only for the First Deposit Bonus. Also, with skins like RPM its pretty easy to be clearing a bonus all the time. There are other Networks that offer faster clearing Deposit Bonus's if thats all your looking for.
Hope this helps.