While this thread is still fresh, here’s one more request to do something about the chip inflation that is accelerating out of control. Before I came to this site, I played on WPT and WSOP. Not a lot but enough to accumulate lots and lots of chips. Both sites were jokes in terms of play because the chips were absolutely worthless and all the players knew it. Anyway, fast forward to today. I look in on WSOP once every few months and that is only because they send me emails with insane bonus offers just to log on. Earlier I received one of those emails, offering me 80,000,000 chips if I just log on within the next 3 days. That’s 80 Million chips for free if I simply click their email.
I never spent a dime on that site, didn’t play a high volume and have over 15 billion chips. So, even the offer of 80 million for nothing isn’t much of an incentive to me. 80 million or 1 billion or whatever - the site isn’t interesting to me so I don’t care. That place is an extreme example of what happens when the chips become meaningless. Does this site want to continue further down that road? Maybe its more profitable to use that model but the cost would be the loss of all people who are interested in the game of poker.
I want this site to do well. I’ve been very outspoken in my belief that this place can fill a niche that no one else has touched and remain a quasi-poker site. It has the opportunity to be the only credible play-chip poker site in the world. I see that opportunity slipping away day by day and week by week as the site’s currency loses value. There is no going back once they cross a certain threshold and no one knows exactly where that line is. Please, break the caps on rake and start actively doing something to manage this economy now. IMO, it has gone unaddressed for way too long and a lot of damage has already been sustained. No reason for it to continue unless the site is abandoning the thought of being a poker site altogether.