Originally Posted by MrSticker
Is it me or is it harder than it used to be to earn PokerStars FPP's? I play .50/$1 LHE and it says the rake has to be more than .40 per hand to get a point. That means the pot has to be $8.00. I figured out that the average shown-down pot at these stakes is around $5.00 and the a pot rarely makes it over $7. I just got done playing about 80 hands. I checked my points and it says I earned 7 FPP's. WTF? I have to earn around 170 to get my $24.00 bonus released.
I guess I'm stuck. My BR is not big enough to step up to $1/$2 LHE rings. I only get 2 FPP's for a $5 or $6 SnG and my BR can't handle the risk of the $10 ones. I'm not sure what to do besides ditching the bonus and withdrawing. I really want to like PokerStars, but these little red flags keep popping up every time I go back.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I swear it used to be $.50 for one FPP, so that's better then it used to be, unless i'm thinking wrong, which i may be. Still tough at low limits. I'd reccomend $1 + $.10 tournies and $1 + $.20 SNG's for which you get 1 FPP each, pretty much the best value I think. otherwise it's 5 FPP's for every $1 in tournie fees, here you're getting 10 on the dollar if you're playing tournies.
and ultimatly if you want to like stars, don't focus on their deposit bonuses