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Old 05-21-2012, 04:10 AM   #101
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

do u think the player pool for merge will drop considerably?
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:32 AM   #102
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do u think the player pool for merge will drop considerably?
My speculation is that it will probably drop less than people think but it could get a little tougher because good players on Lock will probably open up accounts on different skins and play on both sites. I think most of the recreational players will probably just play on Lock still.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:37 AM   #103
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

Shady skin buys shady network, those 2 were made for eachother.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #104
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Shady skin buys shady network, those 2 were made for eachother.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:25 PM   #105
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do u think the player pool for merge will drop considerably?
40% of merge traffic is Lock. So, yes.
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #106
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Isn't this going to be great for cake/intertops players?
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:43 PM   #107
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40% of merge traffic is Lock. So, yes.
That's not how it works.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:36 AM   #108
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Isn't this going to be great for cake/intertops players?
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #109
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

I heard lock provided 60% of the traffic during the poker Maximus.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #110
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That's not how it works.
What do you mean that's not how it works? All of locks player will be transferring to cake so yes, it will decrease merges traffic tremendously.
I just hope merge and revolution prevail through all this. Would be sick to play on two legit online poker sites and not just one
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:47 PM   #111
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What do you mean that's not how it works? All of locks player will be transferring to cake so yes, it will decrease merges traffic tremendously.
I just hope merge and revolution prevail through all this. Would be sick to play on two legit online poker sites and not just one
It's likely that a good number of Lock's players will move back to Merge. It's not as likely that current Merge players on other skins will move to Lock.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #112
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It's likely that a good number of Lock's players will move back to Merge. It's not as likely that current Merge players on other skins will move to Lock.
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there is a lot more to be done, for Revolution to become competitive with Merge, and in the SR many of Lock's astute players will simply move to another Merge skin if they haven't done so already. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if we'll see some extra incentives being offered to this group by the current Merge skins that are represented here on 2p2.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #113
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I've already moved to another Merge room
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Old 05-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #114
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Revolution network will be offering 36% dealt rakeback to all it's players. The current VIP program on Merge for the casual player is absolute garbage. Those players that were grandfathered into 35% contributed, myself included, would much rather go the dealt route anyways.

This combined with a reasonably sized player pool, new software updates, better tournament structures, and whatever other promotions they decide to offer will surely make revolution a success.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #115
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Revolution network will be offering 36% dealt rakeback to all it's players. The current VIP program on Merge for the casual player is absolute garbage. Those players that were grandfathered into 35% contributed, myself included, would much rather go the dealt route anyways.

This combined with a reasonably sized player pool, new software updates, better tournament structures, and whatever other promotions they decide to offer will surely make revolution a success.
Shills gunna shill
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:55 AM   #116
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^ haha so obvious
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:15 AM   #117
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I heard lock provided 60% of the traffic during the poker Maximus.
My guess to that is that many players who were going to buy in for the bigger tourneys just made a lock account because that was the site that they could actually get money off of quickly if they one.

I think the quote that you probably read early was something to the effect of we provided 60 percent of the buy ins to the Maximus.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:11 AM   #118
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Revolution network will be offering 36% dealt rakeback to all it's players. The current VIP program on Merge for the casual player is absolute garbage. Those players that were grandfathered into 35% contributed, myself included, would much rather go the dealt route anyways.

This combined with a reasonably sized player pool, new software updates, better tournament structures, and whatever other promotions they decide to offer will surely make revolution a success.
The 35% rake back deal is actually 41% on merge since you get points worth an extra 6%. Merge certainly needs to fix some stuff if they really expect to meet their non-US player goals, but I have no reason to believe this new network will be any better.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:40 AM   #119
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

Dumb question I guess but can I play lock in kentucky now. Kentucky is one of the restricted states.
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Old 05-27-2012, 06:51 AM   #120
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Dumb question I guess but can I play lock in kentucky now. Kentucky is one of the restricted states.
Not a dumb question at all imo, were all US players allowed on cake or did they have some states blocked out as well? I'm not sure anyone not on the inside can answer with certainty at this time how Revolution will sit on players from the very anti-poker states. The decision to block certain states was made by the Merge network as a whole, the skins had no way to go against it once the network had set the rule. I could easily see it going either way.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:15 AM   #121
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

When is this going live?
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #122
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

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The 35% rake back deal is actually 41% on merge since you get points worth an extra 6%. Merge certainly needs to fix some stuff if they really expect to meet their non-US player goals, but I have no reason to believe this new network will be any better.
RPM announced today that Merge is bringing back the 35% rakeback for those who want it instead of VIP system.

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Dumb question I guess but can I play lock in kentucky now. Kentucky is one of the restricted states.
Lock has stated that the only state banned from playing on the new network is Utah.

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June 1.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:17 PM   #123
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RPM announced today that Merge is bringing back the 35% rakeback for those who want it instead of VIP system.

June 1.
link please? too busy grinding atm to search myself.

Also, do u know if this is for all skins on Merge, or just rpm? also, will the existing accounts be able to switch from vip system to rb? tx
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #124
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link please? too busy grinding atm to search myself.

Also, do u know if this is for all skins on Merge, or just rpm? also, will the existing accounts be able to switch from vip system to rb? tx
RPM is the only skin to announce this so far, but I think Seth said it was network wide.

And yes, existing accounts can switch from VIP to rakeback.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/14...twork-1203918/
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #125
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Re: Lock is Leaving Merge and Purchasing Cake

I have PMed the lock reps on here but have not gotten a response yet. In regards to the Utah block is that just for new players signing up or does that even include existing Utah players that already have an account open. Would really like to get some clarification on this so I can sell my roll if my account is going to get locked up at the switch over.

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