I've switched to live games recently since I heard they have bigger fish. Despite the slower hand rate.
Im sitting at $37/hr after 3 sessions. Not reliable yet. My plan for now is to alternate casinos
every session so that opponents don't pick up on my habits. With ten casinos all 20mins away or less, i think it could work. So far the skill level is pretty awful.
Nobody has played based on opposing stack sizes. Theres been minimum two calling stations at every table. Lots of people play scared. Lots overvaluing suited connectors, ESPECIALLY out of position.
I haven't won any massive pots yet, but I've been run over by 4 outers 6 times in only 7 hours, yet somehow I'm still up. Even the best players at this level seem to be either WAY too tight preflop when up against calling stations or for some reason they often call preflop raises out of position with hands like 45s or 22. The biggest adjustment I've had to make is learning to play 4,5, and 6 handed flops after a preflop raise of $15-20 pretty much every time.
Open limping calling stations are so common that if you decide to go $20 on your button with AKs and there are 5 limpers behind you.... Expect 4, if not 5 callers. Online poker is much different in this way. It can make for a long boring night if you're not hitting, but I imagine a wealth of chips to come my way if I am hitting. Bluffing is almost completely out of the question, save for when I'm up against the only rock at the table.