Poker Ecology/Poker Economy/Poker environment
Yes, all this trendy words we hear and use with good-will to defend our game is what is been used for greedy companies to take the most money out of it. It's kind of ironic.
Latest blog entry from pokerstars was another example of how they're using this to brainwash us, manipulate us and treat us like we're dumb.
The insult starts right off, in the title -> "Comprehensive Plan for Enhanced PokerStars Experience "
Good looking, well written title.. In the PR department, I can imagine the directions at first was:
- Make sure to write a preety title
- Don't forget to add "poker economy/ecology" at least once every paragraph. This is extremly important, key ingredient for them to buy this!
Moving on with the read. At this point we're all eager to see what they will do to enhance our experience.
Wait, what? They will cut the VIP program for everyone, except chromestars(lol).
What? Reducing the value of FPPs we won? Seems crazy... Let me ready till the end.
No VPPs for 5/10+? Hummmmmm, doesnt look good. Did they at least give us some good news?
Poker economy here, poker ecology there.. Oh yeah. I like this changes actually. I have no idea why, but the ecosystem will be better with everyone having less money - weaker players included. Make sense. If pokerstars says, it must be true.
I wonder why we don't apply this to other activities in society?
Let all the football teams have the same technology/budget/stadium capacity; Let all golf players play with the same golf club; Let's play worse with the weaker basketball players to give them a chance to win; Let's give all the factories of a certain sector the same access to technology and R&D abilities; Let's help the worst teams in the Champions League and make it obligatory for the top teams to play vs them with their second team players;Top football teams utilize a high-tech set of statistics with everything you can possible imagine to improve performance and detect flaws... lets abolish that, it s unfair as other teams dont have that.
A bit of extreme examples, but you get the idea of the level of BRAINWASHING they're attempting. As everything in life, the people who:
-invest more time
-want it more
Should be rewarded, and therefore have better results than those who don't put that effort. I'm not expecting to go to a local golf event and win; Despite practising the sport I know I won't win, but I still go because of competition and try to somehow beat a guy. I know I'm an underdog and I'm prefectly fine with it. What's the big deal?
Also, the manipulation continues with stuff like this changes only will impact 5% of players, or as DN said --> https://embed.gyazo.com/b11124c27656...42ab645cf6.png
"catering the 98%; you're the 2%"
We're the 2%. The regs are 2%. Really?
. Where's this site where the reg to fish ratio is 2 regs per 98 fish?
I'd play on this site with zero rakeback.. DN, please tell me where this site is. You could invent "negative rakeback", I'd play there. Where is it Daniel? It can't be Stars, right?
The guys compare the regs to their EXISTING PLAYER DATABASE, wheras they should compare the regs with THEIR ACTIVE PLAYER DATABASE.
They think we're stupid?
Companies are taking advantage of this and justifying cuts with this bull****, and everyone seems fine with it and in some cases even aplauding the changes. They're treating poker players like they're dumb, which would probably result if we were truck drivers or construction workers (no disrespect). But I think we're on average inteligent and don't buy this silly conversations for 10year olds, ecology stuff, etc to fill their pockets.
If that's their way to improve the poker economy/ecology, I'd rather prefer they not only don't improve but actually put it worse by their standards. Can you harm poker ecology stars, please?
To finish, I agree with incentivizing the recreationals to play and protect them. But this had nothing do with that. Just say that your goal is to make poker a game of chance even more, and diversifiying for sports books and casino. This changes were made for you (amaya) to WIN more money. Just say that and stop this non sense.
Right now, there will be a gap in the market for either an existing player or a new player. The opportunity is there for the professionals; not for the amateur and the incompetent people that seems to be present on the industry. If any site has the luck of having smart/professional people, they should take this chance and capture the 2% (LOL) of players that are outraged by the pokerstars changes.
Right now we should let them know that we're not the 2% they say, but their 98% active players. And we're not happy.. If we're complacent with this, and clap this changes we will have zero rakeback in the next 2 years. If you think about the pace they're cutting rewards, having zero rakeback is not that far.
post #285 (ansky speaks about the changes 10x better than I do. I think his post deserved a thread to not be lost and it was at first the reason I started to open a thread)
Note: I was never SNE and I'm not a volume player. So i'm okay to talk about this. I just think it's a straight money grab for every player.