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  1. I think your UserID is the same as your "Friend Code" at the top of your Friends List. As far as I can tell that's the only UNIQUE identifier that is easy to find, and they can use it to look up your acct. I think I've seen something else that could be called a UserID but that may have been something that popped up in an error message long ago, and I can't see any way to call it up from the menus. Use the "Friend Code". It's unique to each player. It's enough.
  2. When I spin a 10th Bronze ticket to complete the bar, it shows the 10 boxes complete, shows the Claim Ticket button, and displays the animation of adding a silver ticket, but my Silver ticket count doesn't increase. I've kept my eyes onpen for this, because I have observed it SEVERAL times before in the past week. Each time the Silver didn't register, I quit spinning them, hoping it was just a temporary glitch. It doesn't seem to be. I don't recall seeing this happen with higher level tickets. I have no idea why. But it happens pretty commonly on bronze tickets and should be easy fo
  3. Nevermind. The Golden Piggy pop-up now says it expires 9am Central European Summer Time (UTC +2). Thanks
  4. When does the current Gold Piggy Bank token expire?
  5. Just FYI, you can turn off hat animations in "Settings". I keep it off 99% of the time, only occasionally turning it on out of curiosity about newer hats. I do, however agree with you about the recent dog hats. Their anatomic proportions are off, in the faces and elsewhere; even their snouts are curved. Good idea, but the execution, though artistically aestethic, bug me. The older dog hats were less clever/fun but more realistic. I rather liked them. Then again, I don't care for the current "wading pool" hats. The cartoon pig, alligator, etc are grotesquely bloated. I wouldn't l
  6. The timestamps on private messages change, usually between GMT and GMT+4. Sometimes it stamps the newest message with one timezone, sometimes the other. I've been seeing this for a while on new message, but I recently noticed that when the timebase for the latest Pm changes, the times on old messages change retroactively. This suggests that the timestamps are stored in the database in one time, but at least some servers are interpreting it according to their local time (GMT+4 runs from Moscow south to the Middle East). This should be an easy fix. It's also a good idea to have an
  7. As a VIP+ who doesn't buy chips (okay, I bought an inexpensive hat package when I first started, but it was October, leading up to Halloween), I don't doubt their claims of a fair RNG. I'll admit that I saw some SERIOUSLY improbable-seeming patterns my first month or two (e.g. consistent patterns of specific PP vs PP pairings), so I know where ppl are coming from, but what I've seen in the past year and a half in poker corresponds well with what I'd expect, when you adjust for the high percentage of ppl who play long shots. (isn't that what hurts most? Ppl don't complain as much when beaten b
  8. "Random" does not mean what you think it does. It does not mean that every displayed possibility is equally likely. It means that a) no player is favored over another; b) the selection of any given outcome is independent of anything the player does; c) other biases are eliminated. Read the Gaming Commission rules for slots in the most highly regulated Cash jurisdictions, like Las Vegas. I specify slots because essentially all slots today are digital, and only well-vetted software/algorithms are permitted by the Gaming Commission. Individual machines are routinely removed from service by t
  9. I'm happy to clarify: Traffic is indeed up. My point is that, with startups, the changes that lead to their demise oftem begin when things are good, and seem to be getting better. Then when the bottom line is impacted, there' precious little to no time to make adjustments, and it is often not clear what changes to make. Having made a series of choices that led to the crisis, it's easy to feel committed to a given direction, when you need to not just roll back the last change, but several changes before it, as well.That seems like too much, but by that time, there's no time to experiment.
  10. Actually, my point was that there are numerous (subtle?) structural reasons why GoP is STRUCTURED to ENCOURAGE bingo players and all-in, and to suggest ways to transition to more reasonable poker, which will inevitably become necessary. Don't bother threatening them with "everyone leaving". If you check the Steam traffic charts (I assume the Steam client is reasonably representative of the other clients, like Facebook and the GoP HTML server), looking at June (to control a large number of other variables, such as vacations, academic year, outside weather/activities and holidays) you'll se
  11. Look, I don't have any reason to believe the blackjack shuffler is broken. I played blackjack a little when I first started ~1.5 years ago. It seemed fine. Haven't played since. However, some of us were talking about all the complaints about it -- maybe they mean as little as the complaints that the poker is rigged (If it is, it's rigged in my favor, and I'm fine with that.) So I started thinking, what's different between blackjack and poker? The most obvious answer is the 6-deck shoe in blackjack. It's easy to have index-, modulo-, etc- bugs (or some combination of these and other b
  12. I don't want you to think I'm bashing GoP, Youda, Orange, etc. I'm trying to provide a viewpoint that seems to have been overlooked and make constructive suggestions to improve the POKER experience. 1) I suggested Limit and Pot Limit Hold'Em. I realize that these don't typically generate the chip flow/turnover of NLHE, but they could, if you only institute them at the higher venues (Vegas, The Strip -- maybe something modest in Gold Rocks as an intro). These betting forms are more resistant to all-in mania. DISCLOSURE: I don't personally play these forms, but many people find them less th
  13. I doubt anyone at GoP/Youda/Orange is old enough to remember the cheap gimmicky off-strip Vegas motels of the 60s/70s. I was only 5 years old myself when I visited one. (Don't ask how old the hooker was) Back then, it was a common gimmick to spin for everything. There were banks of slots as you left the luggage area. Checking out of you motel? Eating at a nonfancy restaurant? Checking in at the airline ticket counter? It wasn't uncommon to spin for a prize (usu a small discount or upgrade). I don't know why they were everywhere. Maybe there were a lot of surplus mechanical slot machines t
  14. Let me guess: it's "The Condiment" [not their real name, but everyone who knows them will understand) She's been doing this for years. Maybe she's hunting ppl on her sucker list. There are other nefarious possibilities, but I don't think she's nefarious, and I don't want to give others ideas. Others know her play better. The good news is, based on my few interactions with her, if you're solid at the game/table you're playing, you don't need to worry much. She;'s just a bit aggressive.
  15. I don't think that was his point at all. His point was that a diamond ticket shouldn't win you a reward that is a fraction of what you ALREADY get for free on any day of routine play. Every day, you can get three 30m x2 from free spins, one (more likely two) 15m x2 from playing that 90min of free x2, and maybe a 30min. That's a reasonable expectation of 120-150 min of free x2 bonus time every day if you play three short sessions spread over the day or 30-45 min of x2 on every day that you just pop in once and play for half an hour. I hope you can see how spinning a Diamond ticket an
  16. Oops. I forget to mention the #8 team: Persian Cat. The leader board says they made 879M in the past 105 hours, yet the team only has 279M total. How can a team have 600M less than the leaderboard says it won? The leaderboard shows NET PROFIT (or is supposed to), not only winnings. I know watch my own team go up and down during the week. If it was only showing "chips won" instead of net profit (winnings minus losses), the number would only go up. I'll add a screencap of Persian Cat to the album. Sorry, I know it'll mess up the order of pictures even more.
  17. First off, let me state up front that I mean no disparagement of any of the teams or players I will be citing. My admiration of their achievements is boundless. While browsing profiles of winning teams, I simply noted some extreme anomalies that make me question if the Team Leaderboard might be broken. If not, maybe someone else will find these numbers as interesting as I did. Since I don't see a way to embed images in the current board software, I've created a portfolio here: https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198433187498/images/?appid=767 The first second screencap (sor
  18. It's working now, but I was unable to play yesterday evening [see my prior post as proof] and as a result missed my first day in this challenge. Will GOP be doing something to remedy this, as in prior extended server failures?
  19. Their HTTPS certificate has expired. No one with a modern browser can get in (a few may still allow user override, but most browsers don't. It's not a good idea, regardless) Specificallt, it's the certificate for auth-live.gop3.nl that expired at 2359 UTC April 22
  20. AFAIK, if you join a team during a challenge, you can't participate in the challenge on that team in that week. At least that used to be the rule. Also I believe that once you've COMPLETED a challenge (i.e. become eligible to cash it), the chests you've won are part of your account, not the team's account. There are two ways to complete a challenge: 1) if you personally reach diamond level; and 2) when the challenge ends. A warning for MOST players: I wouldn't suggest that anyone change teams during a challenge unless they've cashed all their chests. If you haven't reac
  21. Yes, my son gets an error on the goverorofpoker.com site with the unhelpful message "Whoops, looks like something went wrong."
  22. I've never seen this before at any level. Twice in the same hand (postflop and on the turn) in Spin Tower I raised, but the software only registered a call. It wasn't even close to a misclick (I was playing fullscreen on a desktop) Obviously, I lost with the strongest hand pre flop/postflop/turn (or I wouldn't be complaining), because the other player could safely check as well, until they ultimately beat me on the river. I assume that you use the same subroutines on all levels (which I've never had a problem with before), but I felt I had to report this, in case others were hav
  23. IP addrss can be spoofed/proxied. Make it one tournament buy-in per user/acct per week . This would greatly reduce the opportunity for chip transfer/cheating. It wouldn't completely eliminate it, but I think reducing possible chip transfers to one buy-in per acct (per week) would be a great improvement, and allow the return of the (much missed) tournaments. Once per IP would interfere wth families/housemates while simultaneously inviting "gaming the system via proxy" by cheaters. Compared to "standard cash games" Tournaments have as different a strategy as S'n'G, heads-up etc. It's
  24. I sincerely apologize for misestimating you. It wasn't personal. I was strongly swayed by two things (as I mentioned): 1) Many people complain here that GoP is somewhow rigged. IMHO, it isn't, but one must adapt to the playing conditions here (or in any free social game), which are not the same as a home game, a casino, or a cash online game. 2) I was very surprised to learn, on a review of my recorded games from almost a year ago, that my card play has actually changed very little, even though I now may win as much in a single week as my entire six-month stack back then.