Yamagata

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  1. I have been playing in the Royal Poker Balloon Event.  Are you seeing those hands there?  I just ran a table with 2 AAAKK full houses, a straight, a Royal Flush and 4 Qs.    I see at least one Royal Flush, if not two during one of the Balloon events.  The minimum hand that winds 99% of the time at Royal Poker is a straight  and if there is a straight on the board, everyone wins.  You get your chips back, but there are only 6 team points in Vegas.

    I still hate the lack of team points in the Vegas Royal Poker table.  All I can win there is chips.  Since you guys changed the points system, I still go there to win chips and I am going up at least 15 million per day.  I have won 80 million per day for the last two days -- but I am not collecting enough team points to advance to Ruby or Emerald..  I still cannot get above Diamond level in the team competition.  I was earning Emerald each week for 29 times in a row.  I would rather win Emerald Rings than chips. 

    The only good thing that has happened with all my experience at playing Royal Poker is that I won my very first event ring after 4 years and 7 months of playing GOP3.  It is no coincidence that the Halloween event is Royal Poker.  I know how to play royal poker and win, but you guys have gutted the game for team points. 


  2. It has been 3 weeks and the new Royal Poker makes it impossible to make team points at that table.  No matter how much you bet, if you tie a hand, you only get 6 points.  That would be fine, except that there are hands where I tie the winning hand and I win a large number of chips because other people have dropped out of the betting or they lose the hand with two of us winning and we get 6 points each.  I would give up playing Royal Poker, but I end up winning tens of millions of chips a day at that table, but not earning many points.  I have now reached diamond level for about the third week in a row, where I was winning emerald level before. 

    The only other thing is that it seems that everyone else is suffering too.  There seems to be very few emerald players at the Royal Poker tables.  I play mostly in Vegas and some games in Gold Rocks and I am no longer seeing emerald level players at those casino levels.  I go to the Strip and all I see are emerald and ruby level players there with occassional diamond or lower players.  This is not a complaint, but just an observation.  My team is now down to only one player each week reaching emerald level.  I cannot even hope to reach ruby level.

    BUT - I keep winning about 25 million in chips per day and I am advancing in the leaderboard.  I miss winning all of the emerald level perks...


  3. I tried to purchase the $44.99 level of GOP Club Membership and going through Steam, Steam will not let me.  I click on the button and the button in GOP just spins and spins and spins, then changes to the green USD 44.99 button.  About 1 out of 3 tries on clicking the button, I get the message : "Are you sure?  If you completed payment for this membership, please reboot the game or wait 24 hours to process before trying again."  I click on continue and the button once again spins and spins and changes to the green USD 44.99 button.  What is maddening is that this happens with every choice of button except the $99.99 button.  I just want to try a lower level, not $99.99 for 90 days.

    What is going on?


  4. Well, my son did a study of the players in the game.  The team that we are on, before the change, there were 4 to 10 people  on the team that made Emerald.  This last round, there were only 2 players that made emerald out of 50.  He counted the number of poker buddies that made emerald before the point change and he counted 14 players.  After the change, he said that he counted 22 players that made it to emerald!!!  We both are poker buddies with mostly VIP players.  He asked them what they thought of the new point system and they  invariably played at the straight poker tables, not the Royal Poker tables.  They like the new point system, because they say that the number of fish at the tables has gone up and they are having a great time taking their money at the poker tables.  Actually, when I am at the tables, other than royal poker, the non-VIP players, expecially the "shark" players, are "giving" their chips to me.  They go all in on ridiculous hands.  All I have to do is be patient and I match their bets when I have a great hand and take their money.


  5. I have a poker buddy who is a VIP player with over 5 billion chips.  She is getting sexually harrassed at the tables.  She says that she has reported the incidences, yet it happens over an over with the same people.  How often do you guys follow up on these reports from the tables?  I know that I have complained here and it seems to me that whenever I complain, the offending people or their offending avatar pictures or behavior at the tables, stops. 

    I apologized to her, because of the way that inventory mechanics are, I accidently click on the sex toggle and my sex changes from male to female.  Whenever people send me lewd comments at the table, I just click on the sex icon and change myself back into male and they 99% of the time, stop.  The 1% that continue, they start calling me a "pussy."  I just ignore them and try to up my game and take all of their chips and bust them.  I am not normally that way.  I do not play to bust people at the tables and usually end up sandbagging people.  So, when I play to bust people, I feel that I have been insulted.  What I find is that these people that make these lewd comments to female players, are terrible poker players. 

    Anyway, what can be done for my Poker Buddy?


  6. I just looked at my team.  With the new point system, no one on my team looks to have enough points to win the eighth chest.  On my team, last week,  four players made it to emerald.  Each week we have had as many at 8 players make it to emerald. 

    If you are going to make it this hard to win the eighth team chest, please take us back to the 8th chest being the ruby chest. 


  7. I do not understand this thread.  My understanding is that the cards are dealt from a 5 deck shoe (simulated).  So, one could see those card combinations show up at least twice in a row, theoretically.  There is a place somewhere that I saw that explains this.  If someone could post the link here, I think that it would help this person.


  8. On 8/5/2020 at 12:32 PM, ArtmakerJen said:

    Well don't let that title fool ya too much, over all I love this game.

    BUT.... I worked my tail off to get to ruby last round.  Mainly because I want a new hat.

    So what do I win?   An UGLY dog hat with rudolph antlers. 

    THIS IS AUGUST!   WHY would ANYONE over there think we would want a hat that is more appropriate around DEC?

    And a rerun at that.   I don't care for ANY of those dog hats where the dog is bent around the center of the hat.  (The puppies and kittens are adorable, just not these.)

    I will still play, but working hard to reach ruby?   And I don't think I'll EVER make Emerald.   Not happening this round.

    Can I make a suggestion to the designers of this game?    How about offering up maybe a small sampling of hats and let US pick which one we want?

    For that matter same goes for all the other prizes.    Tierras.   Seriously?  YUCK.   Rabbit foot keyrings.   I hate those things.  Rabbit's feet look better ON the rabbit.

    Cigars?  PEEUUU.  

    Why not say you won X number of gifts from X column.  (Some being worth more than others.)   And let US pick?

    I love all the drinks.   Tissues are fun to hand out when someone is whining about losing.  BEER.   Never enough beer to go around.

    Like that?   It might also be a way for your designers to see what is popular and what might be ready for retirement. 

    What, those are rabbit feet?  How do you think I feel?  I thought they were cats paws.  I feel much better now.  They are not cat paws, but rabbit feet.  Thank you for explaining.  I feel better now.  I can tell that annoying person that laughs at me and says that he is sending me cat paws, that he is wrong and they are rabbits feet.  I feel better now.  I do get upset when he sends me the cat burgers.

    Thank you for this post.  I feel better now.


  9. I do not understand why people think that saying "Thanks" is insulting to the people that lost after you win a hand.  I say thanks for saying, "Thanks for Playing."  What I find more insulting is people laughing at me after taking my money.  Why do we have that as an option?  Do you not find that more insulting and un-sportsman like than "Thanks?"  It is all a matter of interpretation.  

    What I do now is just mute the conversation with people that do that rather than have people laugh at me for taking my money.  Once you laugh at me after taking my money, mute goes on.  If you are getting upset by what people are saying, you should just mute the conversation. 

    What I find ridiculous are the people that lose and laugh at me for winning, like losing 5 million in chips is a laughing matter.  I work hard for my chips.  These laughing guys, t think are crazy.  But, I will take their chips if they are going to give them to me and they can laugh all they want. 

    When I play, I play the percentages.  When I get a 2 7 hole cards, i fold the hand.  I sit and fold hand after hand until I get an ace or two to a straight and or flush pair.  That is why I liked the auto reply option, "only getting bad cards."   Since that is no longer an option, that is what I have on que as a paste in the comment section.  That is my solution.  If you have a trite saying, just have it ready to paste in as a comment.


  10. The table that I earn the most team points is at the Royal Poker table in Las Vegas with the old point system.  Under the new point system,, which tables are people earning the most team points?   This new system of tied hands only yielding 6 team points really is maddening. 

    I have to say that ties giving no chip credit for the daily challenges is not preventing me from earning the 100 points per day for the highest chest each day -- but it is taking longer. 


  11. I just read GOODKAT's comment.  I have to second his sentiments.  I am playing at the Royal Poker table in Las Vegas.  The new point system is ridiculous in terms of awarding of team points and the awarding of chips won record.  I second Goodkat's complaint about only receiving only 6 points for ties.  What is really crazy is that I have to pay the rake and yet receive no credit for the money I put into the game for a tie. I tie the hand and yet receive Zero chip credit for a tie hand and yet I receive 6 points.  The team points should be awarded to the amount of rake that is taken in by the house,  That is the only fair way to award team points.  We are paying for the team points via the rake.  The more rake the house takes in the more team points should be awarded.  Am I making any sense here? 

    So as a result, what I am doing now is when I see a tied hand is obvious, I am folding the hand rather than get sucked into paying a huge rake for only 6 points.  This should not be the case.  The tied hand is of course, a straight on the board.  This is crazy.  Again, I reiterate, the only fair way for this to work is to tie the amount of team points to the rake that the house takes in.


  12. I have 10 poker buddies that have reached level 210.  I polled them and 6 of them replied to my posts.  Only one of them said that they did not care.  Actually, from her answer, she does not care about anything.  She says that she does not take anything seriously. 

    The other four players all said that they have reached level 210 and have contacted people at GOP3 and have been told that 210 is the peak level.  If you include me, that would make 6 out of  11 players that would like to see something get implemented. 

    What I propose is that we all be given a ring and that  the levels be reset to zero and we collect points again to 210.  At that point we are given another ring and we start over again from zero.  People looking at the profiles can see how serious a player you are by the number of level 210 rings you have.  This should be easy to program into GOP.  All six of us concur. 


  13. Okay, I just did a poll of the 8 friends that are at level 210.  I am told by 4 of the 8 that they already asked GOP3 and they were told that 210 is the maximum level and that is it.  One of the level 210 people said that they would like to have a ring for reaching Level 210.  Then, we could be set back to level one.  That way we could then see who can collect the most Level 210 rings.  What about that? 

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  14. One of the players on my team plays only for points.  What he does is collect the free chips up to 6 times a day, plus the gifts from his friends and takes that money and plays the slots to increase his bankroll.  Once he does that, he goes to the tables and plays for points at the sit and go tables.  Once he loses all his money he starts over again and in the mean time, he has earned 2000 points per round.  He finishes as either Diamond or Ruby level and is an asset to the team.


  15. The pot limit does not seem to have any affect on game play.  I played 2 hands and was out.  I had 4 to a king high flush after the flop, so I kept in the pot and lost to a full house.  So, no effect upon game play from what I am seeing.  I was worried that we would end up playing until the blinds affected play, but this is not the case.  I will keep playing in the Pirate tables as the keys keep coming to me.  Thank you for mixing it up and trying to keep things interesting.


  16. People do not seem to be actively posting here, except to complain.  What I want people to know is that the Pirate Event is a significant step to address the percieved "problem" of bingo players. 

    I have no problem with bingo players, but that is another subject.  Just realize this is "hold em poker."  Anything can happen in "hold em poker."  This is a boring game played professionally.  You sit at the table and fold hand after hand.  In a 5 player table, you should be folding 80% of your hands in a 5 player game and 87.5% of your hands in a 8 player game. 

    This is going to be exciting for me to see how it plays out, especially to see how team points are awarded.  I play for team points, not chips.  I hope that people will post honestly on what they experience at the Pirate event tables.

    Hoping for a Great Event!!!


  17. Thank you for doing this.  This has gotten politicized, but that is not the bottom line.  The WHO does important work, especially in stopping diseases like Ebola from spreading.  It also does important work in preventing the spread of some exotic tropical diseases, like "river blindness" and monitoring "chagas disease."  If you have not heard of these diseases, it shows that the WHO is doing a great job.  I think that they have been given a bad rap for COVID 19 and once the election is over in November 2020, I am hoping that US' funding of WHO will return or we will start to hear about more and more zoonotic diseases infecting people with fatal results.  Even China realizes this as they donate millions to WHO.