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  1. Yamagata

    Feature requests

    Is there any future plans for there to be something that the hearts can be redeemed for? I have about 5200 hearts that I have earned from being gifted gifts at the table.
  2. Yamagata

    7-day Team Challenge!

    Your posts at the opening screen as you log into the game really motivated the members of my team. They all got a spurt of energy from them and started playing again. Only 8 of our players on our team are still inactive and none of those 8 saw your message promising more chips in the Ruby chests. Thank you for being responsive and reaching out to the players that way. I looked at the leader board and the chip leaders are now moving upward once more, not downward. So, your changes must be rewarding these great players. Thanks again for your efforts at making this game fun. It must be working, because I am texting today with people in my poker buddies list that have been inactive for a few weeks to months. I noticed that I can no longer see my team standing in the team leaderboard. Even though we were in 1800th to 5800th place, it was a way to gauge how our team was playing week to week. Of course if we make it back up, into the top 30 teams, I would be able to see our team name again ;^) I like it that I can still see where I stand in the individual standings and motivates me to try to accumulate more chips. I was surprised to see that I am only 8 away from being listed in the top 50 in the Royal Poker table list in Vegas. Again, it motivates me to play some more at that table. I still love my team, my teammates and team leader. Thank you for all of your hard work.
  3. Yamagata

    7-day Team Challenge!

    I am seeing more and more people losing chips from their stockpiles and more and more of my poker buddies are no longer playing. Some have taken off for 6 to 8 weeks. What I am considering is quitting my team for a while. This is no longer fun. I use to enjoy playing and chatting with the people at the tables. There is no conversation other than the pre-made replies, that I can see and people are more obnoxious and going all in as they try to get more points at the tables. When they win, they laugh at me for losing the hand. The people on my team are no longer playing at the level that they were playing before, as seen by our not completing the challenge by Saturday. It is Sunday and we are 10,000 points away with a third of our players no longer playing for the team. Some are no longer playing, because they have exhausted all their chips.
  4. Yamagata

    Questions & Answers

    SAYASU -- Thank you so much for telling me where to find the Ultra Spin. I told several of my team mates and they had no idea!!! We all thought that there was no Ultra Spin! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
  5. Yamagata

    7-day Team Challenge!

    I have just completed the second 7 day team challenge. I finally spun out the silver gold, diamond and ruby tickets. Wow, I did not know that the diamond and ruby tickets gave such great prizes!!! I lost about 70 million chips, but had a piggy token and some good luck, so ended up 4 million at a loss. Once I opened up all of the chests and spun out the tickets, I ended up 150 million ahead. Amazing. The poker buddies that replied are split between liking and not liking the new challenge. About 30 of my poker buddies have gone dark -- not playing any more. So, we are losing players... I have to say that I REALLY REALLY like the counter on how people did during the last challenge in their profiles. This is a good way for me to figure out who has gone dark and no longer playing. It makes it easier to cull out these people that have stopped playing from my poker buddy list. Thank you for adding that feature. Looking at the top players, there are tow of them that picked up 3 and 2 billion chips. Someone that I never noticed before is now in second place. The other two players that are in the top five are holding their own and have lost about 2 billion chips each. All in all, I think that people that are still playing are adjusting and learning how to play within this new challenge. I have to say that the new challenge, it is more difficult to win, but if you do win, you can spin some great stuff. I have to say that I like the way things are set-up now. Thank you for challenging us all to step up!!! Best wishes!
  6. Yamagata

    7-day Team Challenge!

    Okay, I have completed the team challenge. I earned the ruby chest on the afternoon of the 6th day. I feel the game has tightened up, because I see top players loosing more chips. The very top player looks to have lost about 30 billion chips, but is working his way back up. So, the ruby level is attainable. I think I am a better than average player, but there are a lot of very good players out there at the tables that are better than me. I am up about 13 million chips from last week. I received about 10 million chips from opening the chests. I usually get about 50 million from the chests including using the old Ultra Spin and piggy token. The bottom line is that I think this will slow the progression of people winning more and more chips, running up the totals. This could allow grinders like me to one day get into the top 500 players. Right now, I am at a higher ranking, having gained 100 places this week, whereas before this change in the team challenge I was stuck at the same ranking for 2 months, because as I earned 50 million chips, everyone else was earning 50 million chips/week. Then again, a friend that is a much better poker player than I, has lost 150 million chips during this team challenge, so it could be that trying to earn team points is causing the better players to take more risks. Three of the best players on my team have lost many hundreds of millions in this last team challenge. All of these comments are just anecdotal observations. For all I know, I could hit a wall next week and lose hundreds of millions of chips. The bottom line is that without the team challenge, I would not be playing this game for several hours on a daily basis. Before the change, I would play only 4.5 days a week during the team challenge and log in 4 times a day on the other non-challenge days to collect money and the daily chests, which would take only about 40 minutes a day. I thank the programmers and the people that maintain the game web site for all of their hard work. I still find all this challenging and would still play without the challenges and still send messages of greetings to my poker buddies. Right now, I am trying to send them all Happy Summer Greetings and am only a third of the way going through my 200 poker buddy list. I have asked people at the same time, what they think of the new team challenge and the players that reply all say that they like the new structure. My team FC Bayern has high morale today. It took a while, but we have a great, happy team with friendly players. Of course this can change, because twice now, we have had people go off and form a new team, taking a good number of players to a new Bayern team. I keep looking at one of the two teams and miss seeing those names on my team. The other team that left and formed, imploded, because they could not meet the high standards they set for membership and none of the people that left FC Bayern remain on that team. Thanks again for providing this game server. I have played on-line games where I invested hundreds of hours, only to have the game server be taken down by the owners, because they were losing money. So, I hope people do purchase chips. I will purchase chips if the price approaches 1 million chips/dollar. I figure that is a good price. So, ultra spins for $25 works out to 24 million chips on the average spin. Good deal. Mia san Mia! Bayern uber alles! Bayern alles immer!
  7. Yamagata

    7-day Team Challenge!

    I have been asking people at the tables, what they think of this change. The people that will talk to me that either say that they THINK they like this change or that they do not know. I personally do not know. I have to play within the new system to gain an opinion. I do not know if I am not going to get an ultraspin or not, each week. I can earn 15,000 pts a week in 4.5 days. I am thinking that I can earn 21,000 points in 7 days. That means, the Ruby Chest is outside of my reach. Then again, the Sapphire Chest was outside of my reach, until I stepped up my game. I have reached the Sapphire Chest for 2 months in a row, until this past challenge, because I did not have time to put into this game. This is only a game, something to enjoy when you have the time. The bottom line, I do not know if I like this or not. I will not know until next week Wednesday, after the 1st challenge is over. I have had to adjust my play at least 3 times since joining this game in 2016. That is about once a year, when major changes take place. PLEASE REMAIN CALM!!! Play and see what happens, then make the comments or complaints from experience. I really like this game. I like the people that are my poker buddies. I hope that people will continue to play and remain friendly. As long as that happens, I will continue to play.
  8. Yamagata

    New 2019 Spring Calendar

    LOL -- there was no ultra spin for this 2019 Spring Calendar. There is for the 5th Anniversary Calendar.
  9. Yamagata

    New next Calendar?????

    Thank you for bringing back the Ultraspin prize for logging in. Also, thank you for the 4 days lee way, though I plan to log in every day. I love playing Governor of Poker. Thanks again
  10. Yamagata

    Questions & Answers

    This last spring calendar event was very disappointing. I received bronze tickets almost daily. The message on the calendar screen was collect more chests daily to grow your reward. Well, I received another bronze chest on the last day of the calendar event. I did not miss a single day. So, what is "grow your reward" all about?
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    Feature requests

    Reading your post, I do not understand why you are here. I learned how to play poker by watching people play at the bay area poker rooms in the 1970s. One of the players there was TJ Cloutier whose name appears on one of the PC poker programs.
  12. I own movies six of the movies on DVD: 1,2,3,6,9,10. I have seen six of the movies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. I have started 9 and 10 many times, but cannot get through the beginning of the movies. Something about the movies just does not capture my interest - boring? Poker/21 Movies that I own on DVD and have seen are Molly's Game, High Roller: The Stu Unger Story, The Gambler (2014), and Shade (2003). I think that Molly's Game should be in the top 10 list. It has a screen play written by Aaron Sorkin and stars Jessica Chastain. I have not seen a movie with either of those two names that I did not like. With both names associated with the same movie, it can only be a winner and it is. The Gambler (2014) with Mark Wahlberg is a remake of The Gambler (1974) with James Caan. People say that the original is better than the remake, but I have seen the original and I cannot remember the movie. The remake has an all star cast and that is partly why it is memorable for me. It has Jessica Lange in one of her best roles of her later career. It also has George Kennedy in his final role. It also has John Goodman in a very good character actor role. He plays the no nonsense aged character who has seen it all and through his eyes I understand what the entire movie and life for some people is all about. The final scene is cathartic and for me that was worth sitting through all of the agony of all that happened before. I have to say that I wanted to leave the room when Jessica Lange's character left the movie in complete disgust. But, the ending of the movie and the final sequence made it worth while for me. The Stu Unger Story is worth watching. I know people like him in everyday life. As for Shade, it is another forgettable movie.
  13. Yamagata

    Feature requests

    It would be nice to be able just to watch the players with 15 to 17 Billion play poker. I thought that would be instructive, until I started seeing that one of the players in the top 3 is on a team with 39 players with less than 2 million chips. And, this team has ranked in the team standing 1 through 5th place a number of times. Something is going on... I can see where people would not like other people to see what they are doing to place high in the team standings, if they are manipulating the game to get these trophies. What is good is that I can befriend these people, if they accept, and go to their tables and see what is happening. It is just that I play League of Legends and they have a spectator mode, where you can watch people play tournament matches. This is both educational and entertaining.
  14. Yamagata

    Feature requests

    I think that more thought should go into the mechanics of the animation of the hats. One of the new hats, when the owner wins, it looks like the dog is trying to lick its butt. Also the bird hats, I have observed birds for decades. When the hat owner wins, it looks like the bird is enjoying an orgasm as it completes mating. Although, this might be what the animator wanted, because for some it is an orgasmic experience to win. But these new dog hats are gross. I am waiting to be able to purchase a cat hat.
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    Royal poker

    Okay guys, the best thing to do is to take a picture of the screen and post it hear that shows the inconsistency. When in doubt, snap a picture. That is what I do when trouble happens at the table. Make sure to take a picture after hitting the icon that shows the last hand card result. That is plenty of time to do that, because you can do it up to when the next hand completes. Matter of fact, post the picture here for this problem. Good Luck!