re: Poker & FTP Daily Dollar Satellites to build BR...
LMFAO it's Full Tilt Poker
not Bunch of Decent Guys Who Don't Bleed You Dry Every Chance They Get Poker(probably because that would take too long to put in a slogan). 20%'s not shocking at FTP. It's actually a relief. For the longest time I was paying 25% in bottom level ring games and $1 sngs, and losing it all faster than you can say "banana bread". Could it be a helluva lot better? Yeah, but then so could Britney Spears' singing.
It's a trade off. In exchange for 20% rake I get to use easy to navigate software that doesn't hurt my eyes too much. I get to watch big name professionals get their collective butts whooped by people with funny screennames. I get to frollick in the purgatory of microstakes and laugh at all the people who are actually dumber than I am. Hehehe, I'm so low on the totem pole, I can type the vilest things in chat and never get my chat revoked!
There are other perks besides. I get to very slowly save up points. If I'm really lucky they'll start adding things to the store like the crap-prizes at Chuck E. Cheese. Just think, some day I'll have enough points to trade for one of Phil Ivey's toenail clippings, or half a stick of Erick Lindgren's gum with all the sweet chewed out. Maybe even a snotty Kleenex of Durrrr's. Some day.
I like to think of the 20% rake as combining a really high interest rate from the loans my freeroll winnings have turned out to be, with an exorbitant commission fee for converting part of my tournament dollars into cash(which is what happens when I finish in 3rd place).
Then there are the academy credits which can be saved up and exchanged for cash and more points + other junk besides. Academy credits that are faster and easier to get than points. Hmmm
Best part? I get to spend time enjoying my myriad of poker nicknames: Luckbox POS, B-I-T-C-H!, Burn in Hell, Donkey, Fish, Idiot, and LOSER(which is sometimes misspelled as LOOSER). But I'd trade it all for a bit of used dental floss from Jennifer Harman(I'm getting that desperate for tangible rewards).
Thanks for peeing on my optimism. I so rarely have any. It was warm and pleasant for a split second. Then I realized what was happening. Oh well.
P.S. There's no such thing as Santa Clause and all your favorite slutty models have fake boobs and used to be men. Now we're even.