Originally Posted by Kahntrutahn
I helped fix the LHE rake (actually it was all fixed limit games).
I don't think we're gonna have any luck with NLHE.
There may be a case for getting PLO rake adjusted down.
Also, it wasn't really the rake increase that killed traffic, it was that Jazette decided to separate all it's cash games from the rest of the nework. Only MTTs are still shared among them and the rest of Merge.
I am not saying it was SOLELY one reason, but to act as if scrapping RB had little to no impact is simply ridiculous.
I know I have played much less, and also avoided playing a lot of HU/SH situations, etc.
I don't think there is any way to isolate out factors empirically, but I know in chatting with regs that scrapping RB was a big factor in them grinding less.
We are talking about a 25% drop in about 2 months......it is quite probable more than one factor was at play tbh...but whatever the specific reasoning, we can be certain of one thing:
THE CURRENT DIRECTION OF MERGE IS LEADING IT TOWARDS A SMALLER AND SMALLER PLAYER BASE/GROUP OF REGULAR GAMES.
And that cannot be good ultimately for the bottom line.