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Lynx
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:49 pm  Reply with quote
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RIGHTIO!

First off sorry for not being around much - i realise i havent been as attentive as usual recently. Please remember i am one person and Poker Sharks is run as my hobby. I still work fulltime and have just started a new job and have had a few personal problems i wont go into.

Despite all this i've been working closely with the web company designing the poker room - incidently i got the first draft through today. Its looking great and should be ready for Season 4.

I must admit when i read posts like this it really makes me wonder why i bother? Random insults from kids i can take, piece by piece destruction of the game by experienced players effects me a bit more.

With regards to losing big items - i thought the winning and losing of items added a good element of risk into the game allowing big moves up and down. Obviously you're not going to be happy when its you going down, but im sure youre not complaining when youre on the way up? But if these moves are too big (and thats quite possible), then i can make the bigger items (say 100k+) immune from challenging - a shame, but it can be done.

As for the skill of clicking cards etc etc. I already know it can become a bit repeatiive, hence the poker room. Once we have that next season players will be able to win chips and buy poker skill rather than win it through the games. Im sure a few people will race ahead (as always), but surely if someone puts the hours in dont they deserve to be ahead? Ofcourse someone could spend hours in the poker room and infact LOSE chips.

Now lets have a look at the 'nasty' side of Poker Sharks.....

Challenging - in principal this isn't a nice thing to do to players, you find someone smaller than you and challenge them hoping for the maximum poker skill win. There's no escaping the fact theres a winner and loser, the winner is happy, the loser not so. The only way to keep everyone 100% happy is to take challenging away all together. I doubt anyone wants that. Whilst we're at it i may as well take away the rankings page and let everyone think they're number 1.

When you play poker, people play to win - and that consists of taking every last chip of all your opponents so you have them all. Not very nice when you look at it - but thats life, all the losses make the wins taste that much sweeter.

Basically, i cant see where this has all come from. The game hasnt changed from its core priciples and wont be in the future. Ok, modify challenging but apart from that it wil be the same game people loved for the last few months. Except it'll be better because of the poker room.

Luckily i believe in Poker Sharks and that it does provide people with fun. I have a love/hate relationship with poker and i suppose you guys feel the same with poker sharks - at least people have a strong opinion either way - indifference would be worse. But yeah, i've read all the comments and have taken them on board and will do my best to find a solution that suits the majority.

Oh and on the point of sign up rate - this is purely down to money. I cant afford to advertise as much as i was due to the heavy cost of the poker room so am relying on people randomly finding the site instead of paying to be in their face. I could have 10,000 people playing im sure if i could fork up a few grand to advertise on some poker sites/other online games - unfortunatley i cant. Once the poker room is here im hoping the site will grow steadily on its own without too much more capital investment in the future. Thats the plan anyway.

Im still strongly of the belief that Poker Sharks will become one of the best online games around, bringing texas holdem poker to hundreds/thousands of people without including the temptation of gambling. Play poker with a competitve edge but no one goes home penniless if they have a bad day.

Love it or hate it, make your choice.

I for one love it and will continue Poker Sharks alsong as there is just one person enjoying it (even if that person is me!).

Cheers,

Lynx

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:37 am  Reply with quote
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Hi Lynx,
just read your post, and i quote (Basically, i cant see where this has all come from) if you read the posts from Icemans honest Question post, you will see me answer him in my usual cheery idiotic way, ever the clown. He along with Butterflysis, is "my words here " critisising the apathy! on these boards. I then jolly it along as usual as is my delight, thats my nature and persona. I am a clown. I then go online to play my usual day on pokersharks, which since having four days off has been one heck of a struggle to try maintain the improvement i have made this seaon.

I was under the impression that, if you were not one of the fast sharks that don't have a problem hitting high scores, you could use a bit of srategy and be a bit more prudent and invest in property. Not football shirts, stress toys or whatever, but something more of an investment, and at the same time pushing you up the leader board. ( or in the game ) WRONG!!

What took me the best part of a month to get hold of " a casino " was lost along with however many thousand points, to an attack from Superpablo.

At that after almost having a seazure! at the realisation that this is happening to other sharks, most likely, members of the same family against each other, i flipped in uncharachteristic fashion BIG time!

After a nights sleep or rather not, I am still seething. Next week, i am away for another long weekend resulting in what would be more loss, as regards participating in pokersharks and quite frankly its just not worth playing in its present format.


You above everyone will know how much i love the game and have full faith in your creation and have supported, and promoted this site more than anyone. But with the rules as i have now discovered, can totally obliterate a persons chances of not necessarily winning but improving by another shark who is streets ahead in the points stakes is awefull.

This you will agree, was intended to be a family game. With this possibiliy i can only imagine it to cause complete mayhem and bitternes.


It cannot be claimed that eveyone at the start of a new season is on a level playing field, when those that can stop the cards, and hit high scores can be measured on one hand. By that premise it is inevetable thaty the same or roughly the same people will be at the top everytime. Not only that but these same people then have the vicious ability to destroy lesser players from coming anywhere near, and that means ownership of items winning higher grades, and as for the WSS its impossible.

Now if i am gutted at the realisation of this, how the hell are we supposed to encourage more people to join us? This game as it is has a predictable outcome as to who will be in the top five, and it has been that way since the end of the first week. BBQ if you ask me knows he wasn't going to recoupe his losses to the Iceman and has now thrown his hook.


I honestly think that the main concept of this game is the best thing since donar Kebabs. But unless the rules are changed and some sort of grading system is put in place to acommodate less clever card stoppers such as myself, and make it worthwhile taking part, rather than being cheap meat for the more unscrupulous beat it up and run players. I for one will not be taking part. I can get beaten up, humiliated, left feeling despondent, with an inferiority complex, any time i like for free!! simply by walking out of the village where i live and taking a walk into the local town any evening.


I will continue to moderate the boards for you Lynx its a pleasure but I did not play yesterday after the findings, and i won't be playing out the season. Hopefully, and god knows i really do mean that, you will take on board what points i have made and come uo with something that is a compromise and incentive for everyone but to quote you again....( The game hasnt changed from its core priciples and wont be in the future. ) I take it that you have answered my question already.

They say ignorance is bliss, i wish i had stayed ignorant, it was a load more laughs thats for sure.


Borin.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:51 pm  Reply with quote
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I read the forum everyday and like everyone else have noticed a drop in readings lately, quite a disappointment really - especially in the fun forum.

Anyhow, as things are - here is my tokens worth...

I found pokersharks in the middle of season one (from racing frogs actually) and joined the poker den and had an interesting season, finished quite high up - in the 30s if I remember correctly. Then, signed up for season 2 from day 1 and similarly joined the poker den straight away, again finishing fairly high up the board towards the end of the season.

Helped Lynx with the beta testing for season 3 and then signed up on day one for this season and brought a few friends in as well, one of them was in close contention to the top until he moved to another part of the country and has no internet now, but he's paid up 4 seasons of poker den so will be back next season.

So here we are towards the end of season 3, my season started really well and I was just outside the top 10, which was really great, I worked my poker skill up and yes its level 7 and has been for some time now, but that brings a problem in itself - I get challenged now by lower skilled sharks and lose 2000 points everytime, this happens from lower positioned sharks as well as higher positioned ones.. Shear Toon and me have been battling constantly over the past week, I get some points back but he takes the max off me everytime, but now its dropped me into the top 50 (43rd at finish today) so how is it someone in 101st can also take max points off me?

As for items bought and lost, I've bought golf clubs 4 times, helocopter 2 and sports car a couple too, its disheartening more than anything really. I can't research anymore food and my next homes are woth 500000 so there is no chance of me getting them before the end of the season, especially when I have to keep buying golf clubs and so on.

The other problem I have been having it would seem is that when I challenge people - either through bad luck or choice - but I end up drawing or losing (to level 3 yellow sharks with king??) you tell me whats going on?
Thats why I have steadily been dropping down the leader board, I just cant seem to get anywhere.

Thinking about it, another problem, which is pure non-luck is the challenge card - I get a 4 or 5 on the main luck and enter the poker den, hit 2 or 3 or something worse than the main luck. Well thats how it seems for the past week or so. Before I would hit Q in main luck and top it K or A in the poker den. Guess I must just be having a poor bad run or something!!! (lol)

This isn't a general rant you understand but I thought I would mention things from my point of view, Lynx did answer my last question on tournaments in the forum, when I was ranked orange for 20 days before changing to red, when i became red it took 27 days to get to green level. Now I'm on green I've been there 7 days and finished 7th, 7th, 10th, 8th, 4th and 8th, and I only finished 4th because there were only 5 participants. In season 2 I won tournaments more regularly and I thinkI finshed black by the end. Yet, this close to the end I'm still Green!!

So anyway, yes I've been playing this season from day one, joined the poker den as previously mentioned and have managed to hit a Royal flush a fair few times now, but, I have been playing since season 1 and doing really well all things considered because I play this game on my lap top everyday now without a mouse. I guess I've got it down to a knack now more than anything. I can sympathise with Borin when he tried to use one one time but like I say if its all you got you have to come accustomed to it and grow to use it. Alright, somedays I fkuc up and can only get a pair or hih card. Probably also due to the time I'm playing as well and how tired or drunk I am.

I've been working late nights recently, getting home and playing in freerolls on a few sites and logging on here at 5 - 5.30 each morning and then doing my challenges, but today like now when I write this I find I have to end up challenging the lower ranked players because everyone has already altered there skillset for the day. Sounds bizarre I know but I'm convinced.

Anyhow, as for advertising etc, the pokersites and forums I belong to know all have the pokersharks address as a link because I think its a great site, I guess I'm competitive and annoyed when I lose my high value items - but its part of the game. Might be a thought that lower ranked sharks can challenge higher places and so on - but how about the higher ranked only challenging two below - What I mean is if you're black tourny you can only challenge down as far a blue, that way it stops gold level challenging my humble green levelled shark.
The othe way as touched on is that level 5 sharks challenge level 5 and lower, so at level 7 they can challenge 1 lower to level 6? Maybe 1 level either side to the skill your shark is on?

Can't really say much more, yes I am disappointed at some things like the challenges made on me and my bad run of luck against others but I guess it is all part of the game. I'm not here to slag anyone off, I'm not like that, thats why it takes alot for me to enter this part of the forum, hence why I was mainly in the fun section - but even that has stopped now. Has everyone lost interest or what?

I'm not asking for any replies or nothing just a general view of what others think about my comments.
Hope that it all helps?

I will be back next season for sure, I want to end up better than I am now, if only I could suss the secret of it out!!!


Cheers all.

Foggy.

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Lynx
PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:14 pm  Reply with quote
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borin wrote:
I was under the impression that, if you were not one of the fast sharks that don't have a problem hitting high scores, you could use a bit of srategy and be a bit more prudent and invest in property. Not football shirts, stress toys or whatever, but something more of an investment, and at the same time pushing you up the leader board. ( or in the game ) WRONG!!


You wont be able to be number one if you arent regulary hitting royal flushes as this is what the top guys are hitting. You're still up there in 13th though which is pretty good considering whats happened. How many other online games are you ranked 13th out of 900 players and are bitterly dissapointed?

borin wrote:
What took me the best part of a month to get hold of " a casino " was lost along with however many thousand points, to an attack from Superpablo.

At that after almost having a seazure! at the realisation that this is happening to other sharks, most likely, members of the same family against each other, i flipped in uncharachteristic fashion BIG time!

After a nights sleep or rather not, I am still seething. Next week, i am away for another long weekend resulting in what would be more loss, as regards participating in pokersharks and quite frankly its just not worth playing in its present format.



I offered to take away challenging for big items, however, i think this would be a shame. I know for a fact the top 5 or so are swapping big items nearly everyday! Its all part of the fun. The thing to remember is that if you get beaten by someone and lose a big item, chances are you're in with a good chance of being able to get it back. Not first time mind, but keep trying and you might just get lucky (like they did).

borin wrote:
It cannot be claimed that eveyone at the start of a new season is on a level playing field, when those that can stop the cards, and hit high scores can be measured on one hand. By that premise it is inevetable thaty the same or roughly the same people will be at the top everytime. Not only that but these same people then have the vicious ability to destroy lesser players from coming anywhere near, and that means ownership of items winning higher grades, and as for the WSS its impossible.


Yes everyone is on an even playing field, everyones on zero and has exactly the same chance of winning as everyone else. But yes, some people are better at the game than others. Just like in any game there are varying skill levels - now people keep mentioning racing frogs (which i like by the way) but that game is nearly all luck and the skillful players hate it. Poker Sharks involves much more skill and a little luck and you dont like that either. I believe having a game built mainly around skill is the way forward and rewards the better players.


borin wrote:
Hopefully, and god knows i really do mean that, you will take on board what points i have made and come uo with something that is a compromise and incentive for everyone but to quote you again....( The game hasnt changed from its core priciples and wont be in the future. ) I take it that you have answered my question already.


Ofcourse i will - but i meant the game wont suddenly drastically change.

You say that players cant catch up and its all down to clicking cards but remember next season the poker room will be here and big moves will be able to be made if you have a good day in there. And a poker room is THE best way of finding the best players, theres no disputing that the best players will win the most chips in there. Its a tried and tested game that has worked for decades so adding this on can only improve the game.

foghorn wrote:
so how is it someone in 101st can also take max points off me?


Do you have 4 zero poker skills? If so then any player that has built up those 4 will be a ble to beat you.

foghorn wrote:
As for items bought and lost, I've bought golf clubs 4 times, helocopter 2 and sports car a couple too, its disheartening more than anything really. I can't research anymore food and my next homes are woth 500000 so there is no chance of me getting them before the end of the season, especially when I have to keep buying golf clubs and so on.


Its tactics foghorn. Maybe if you saved up for the big homes first and then the items last it would have worked out better? Maybe not, its the individuals choice. I didnt really want anyone to actually COMPLETE the poker sharks either, as in buy everything and research everything, the top 10 do manage this anyway but the rest dont. I quite like this as it means youre always striving to get a bit further next season. Surely it would be boring if everyone had everything?

foghorn wrote:
The other problem I have been having it would seem is that when I challenge people - either through bad luck or choice - but I end up drawing or losing (to level 3 yellow sharks with king??) you tell me whats going on?
Thats why I have steadily been dropping down the leader board, I just cant seem to get anywhere.


Theres loads of different factors here. The type of shark they are, if you added an item, what skills they have trained compared to yours. And there is also a random element meaning not all challenges go exactly as they should anyway. People dont like bullying but when they lose one of their own 5 challenges each day they're not happy - it cant work both ways.

foghorn wrote:
What I mean is if you're black tourny you can only challenge down as far a blue, that way it stops gold level challenging my humble green levelled shark.
The othe way as touched on is that level 5 sharks challenge level 5 and lower, so at level 7 they can challenge 1 lower to level 6? Maybe 1 level either side to the skill your shark is on?


I can see where you're going with this and it sounds good. One level either side could well stop some of the challenges. I have a feeling it would only take away about 10% of the issue though.

foghorn wrote:
Can't really say much more, yes I am disappointed at some things like the challenges made on me and my bad run of luck against others but I guess it is all part of the game. I'm not here to slag anyone off, I'm not like that, thats why it takes alot for me to enter this part of the forum, hence why I was mainly in the fun section - but even that has stopped now. Has everyone lost interest or what?


Well thats fair enough and thanks for your input. There is no such thing as a perfect game and one will never exist. Poker Sharks is in its third Season and is being slowly molded closer and closer to the perfect game.......hopefully. I realise im still a long way off but every season i hope we get closer. I've almost forgotten what a bug looks like now and they littered the first 2 seasons.

So yeah, ofcourse i take comments on board, i always have and always will. Half the game is built up of different suggestions now, its barely recognisable from beta testing!

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:21 am  Reply with quote
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Hi Lynx,
First of all, sorry to be giving you more grief than you are already experiencing. I have taken in all you have said, but the real core of what has caused me to jack it all in is passed off as a given. That is much!!!!! better sharks having the ability to take away huge items such as my 500.000 quids worth of casino. It wasn't anything to do with poker as a game, it wasn't an agreed wager, it was bloody stolen. Points won in this game or points lost in play do not equate to points earned. There is a massive discrepancy.

Poker the actual game as we both know can be a very agressive game depending on whether you are winning money, or losing money you can't afford to plus there is a certain element of luck. this game should not allow such massive items to be hijacked away god knows the usual 20.000 if the opponent is lucky enough to have hit on your weeker skills is bad enough. But in this case it was both at the press of a button. points winning or in effect cash is one thing property is another but BOTH!!!!!!!! come on Lynx you must see the implications of that. ( Scenario...... Family game, big brother does this same thing to younger brother BAM***** you have WW3 breaking out. It is not a fair situation and in my oppinion, needs to be changed simply by limiting the ammount to which an opponent can be challenged.

The other point which you havn't addressed is the holiday mode situation.
At the moment run a poll if you like but i'm sure no one is happy with this one. two days grace is not enough people go away for at least a week at a time. when you come back there is simply no way you can resume playing at the level you left and certainly cannot catch up. This is where the only answer to keep people interested would be a grading system with promotion or demotion accordingly. Its more of an incentive to be top of the second grade, rather than bottom of the third, its just simple psychology and keeps everybody happy with something to aim for.

One idea would be to freeze all points assets literally everything a shark has for the duration of the leave. And the responsibility of notification of leave is that of the player failing or forgetting not being forgiven.

You keep talking about the poker room Lynx which of course for those of us who play poker, we already did it and had a great night. There are however plenty of young kids on this site i'm sure, never played a game in there lives, and probably not even interested. This game is based on poker but the attraction to me peter pan has a much wider scope of interest, as i am sure it does to the kids that play. And for what its worth, anyone wanting to play live poker can find many many places online far more alluring than anything pokersharks can offer. They like me are playing pokersharks because hopefully its less intimidating and that is the crux! of the whole matter.


I have already said i will not be playing this game under these rules in place now, i have not touched it for the last three days, and my blood pressure is back to normal Laughing if it changes for the next season i will resume playing with great delight, it was only my complete naivety thats kept me in the game so long. "I refer to the challenging rules again" although the next bogey to that is definately the holiday mode thing. I will continue to moderate the boards for you Lynx. We had the Porn merchant back yesterday, and today we have the cheap meds pedlar.


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My two cents, for what it's worth - I for one think Pokersharks is a great game, and I enjoy the tactics, even the tactics of challenging and being challenged. Picking on a shark, and even being picked on adds to the fun.

I percieve this to be a game - nothing more, nothing less, I'm not going to lose sleep over it. This season, people have pretty much left me alone, but last season, George D Turd and I had a running battle, up until the point that he started to win consistantly, which although annoying, added to the gameplay, I feel that the ten times limit on challenging has sorted this out nicely.

I am around 12th at the moment, and although I feel that I don't stand chance of hitting the top 3, my fight is for a top ten finish... I feel that if I was 22nd I'd be striving for top 20 etc. In my first season I joined late and finished in the top 50, which I thought was fairly good. Maybe it's because I'm rubbish at the game, but I'd much rather play to my own standards and attempt to attain my own goals, rather than the all or bust thing that seems to be the attitude of others. I get taken back to the immortal words from Life of Brian - 'you start with nothing, you end with nothing - what have you lost? NOTHING'

If I have any doubts about the site at all (and this is not strictly a problem for me anymore!) it is that if you join late in the season, there is not a lot of chance of catching up - It might be an idea to have leagues of between twenty to fifty players with some form of flexibility so that the top 5 players move up/down on a weekly basis. This would give people in the lower leagues something to aim for, and then also the game would be allowed to grow even in the middle of the season, as people joining late in the season could be put on hold until a new league is ready, as opposed to waiting a few months until a season is due to start.

With regard to the forum, I have had to stop partaking due to a massive workload, and an 8 months pregnant wife, who apparently wants to see me occassionally as well, so after putting in a 50-60 hour week, I would have a severe knacker shortage if I were to come home and hit the pc!! There is no other reason for my absence!! I think that to make a forum work, you need to have a variety of reasons to make people want to enter it, and to have a wide variety of people posting, so that one post may grab your attention. I have been to many forums in the past, and the best, most widely visited are ones that offer a bit extra, and are, unfortunately not, games forums... the best that I have come accross is www.nfh.org.uk, where on free membership you get access to a bundle of free (shareware I think) games, and a diverse range of people, some postting funny comments, some with more poignent posts, but it is this divesity that keeps it interesting, but Pokersharks main objective is not to be a forum, it is to be a game which are fundementally different animals.

I have no real interest in poker - but I do love pokersharks!! When the poker room comes in, I think it will be a huge bonus for the game, I'm not sure that I'll be there all the time, but it'll add another dimension to the game.

Jesus for someone without time on his hands, I've certainly spent some on this Laughing

Last quick point - Lynx, you have created a fantastic, slick game, and this is something that I could not hope to acheive, I know that you work hard and this is a hobby - I'm so glad that there are people like you around. I am a member of three online games at the moment (going down to two as soon as my frog retires!) but I know that the effort involved in this sort of thing is phenomenal, but you still try to push the game forward - you have my utmost respect. If you want to spread the load I am sure that there are people here that would be happy to take some off, even if it is just to answer queries on the forum, as long as I have the correct answers to give I would be happy to do it after the next month or so when my workload (hopefully) lessens, all you need to do is ask. I will however have another screaming small thing in the house, but if not me, I'm sure I speak for many others.

Hope I haven't bored you to much

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Ok Borin you seem to have 2 main points:

Challenging:

Big sharks can challenge small sharks and take too much - there are numerous checks already in place like the 50% smaller than you rule, no more than 3 times a day per person and the recent addition of no more than 10 times in a 7 day period. I want to keep the game as open as possible but maybe we could look into more checks. Maybe upping it to 60 or 70% instead of 50%???

As for having big items 'stolen' that can be taken away if it upsets people.

Holiday mode:

This season i added the 3 day holiday mode which was better than before which was nothing. I think being able to have say, 2 weeks off per season were you can have your account frozen and not able tobe challenged. During this time you wont be getting chips or poker skill though so you'll still be behind.

These are both perfectly reasonable points and both have arisen numerous times in different forums. Each season i have improved the challenging and holiday period and ill be again looking at it for next season. These things take time (and money) and cant be done over night. If you want to stop playing until then, then fine. Theres nothing i can do right now.

alicks wrote:
It might be an idea to have leagues of between twenty to fifty players with some form of flexibility so that the top 5 players move up/down on a weekly basis. This would give people in the lower leagues something to aim for, and then also the game would be allowed to grow even in the middle of the season, as people joining late in the season could be put on hold until a new league is ready, as opposed to waiting a few months until a season is due to start.


Im loving that idea. I had something simialr in my head as i wanted to make it more interesting for players outside the top 10. Having a load of leagues for say 20 players in each, and each week 2 get promoted and 2 get relegated and you can only challenge inside your league. Its a big re-organisation of the game and needs some very careful thought as im sure there are some downsides.

I doubt very much ill be able to do that for Season 4 as there is so much work to be done on the poker room, but im thinking this is a definate for Season 5.

alicks wrote:
but Pokersharks main objective is not to be a forum, it is to be a game which are fundementally different animals.


Exactly. The forum was initially put here so you guys could let me know what you think and let me know of bugs you find. As time has progressed a small community has grown here which is great. But like you say, this isnt a just a forum site, its a game where most of the action goes on inside there not out here. When the forum goes quiet its usually cos things are going well not bad!

alicks wrote:
I have no real interest in poker - but I do love pokersharks!! When the poker room comes in, I think it will be a huge bonus for the game, I'm not sure that I'll be there all the time, but it'll add another dimension to the game.


and thats exactly what i was hoping. Someone with little interest in poker will come and play poker sharks. Its risk free and just a bit of fun, learn the game and see how you do. That was exactly my aim when i started all this.

alicks wrote:
Last quick point - Lynx, you have created a fantastic, slick game, and this is something that I could not hope to acheive, I know that you work hard and this is a hobby - I'm so glad that there are people like you around. I am a member of three online games at the moment (going down to two as soon as my frog retires!) but I know that the effort involved in this sort of thing is phenomenal, but you still try to push the game forward - you have my utmost respect. If you want to spread the load I am sure that there are people here that would be happy to take some off, even if it is just to answer queries on the forum, as long as I have the correct answers to give I would be happy to do it after the next month or so when my workload (hopefully) lessens, all you need to do is ask.


Thankyou, thats very kind. I need all the help i can get so in a month or so's time i might just call that favour in =). The poker room is gettng close to testig time so anyone that has some time to spare will be invaluable in ironing out the bugs.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:46 pm  Reply with quote
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Don't think my comments were overly clear, yes, there are certain things that could be improved -- but to be honest thats probably my concentration level being at a minimum plus as I mentioned playing it on a lap top and using the pad not a mouse.

I truely believe its a great site and if I didn't I wouldn't constantly join the Poker Den in an effort to give me advantage over the non-denners.

I understand what you are saying about the homes and stuff and the shark type - its time to experiment next season with a different shark and maybe saving for homes first. I touched on the shark type in another thread and how the top ten were mainly all one type of shark and so on.

It is a game, its fun and something to do. Granted I'd love to be top ten, I know thats not gonna happen this season but I'm still playing. I'm even starting to win games now too.
Be it rank or skill, its always a challenge to beat the previous season and so on.

Yeah I'm having great fun. Sorry if what I wrote sounded contravertial, but its not real poker, in fact nothing like the real game. If I wanted to play that I'd go to the casino or one of the many sites offereing the real game.

We are all competitive at heart and want to always win (do we not?).

As for the other comment Lynx about my skills, All of my skills are fairly even - only ever a couple thousand between them, wanting to stay fairly balanced all the way. think my lowest is about 30k and my highest about 36k. So I understand what you were saying but it seems like that is not the issue certainly with my game anyway.

I might play similar tactics in season 4 to that of season 2, I tried something different this time round and yes, hold my hand up - it didn't work... Thats why I am where I am.

Hey ho, thats life.

I appreciate your comments back though Lynx, cheers pal.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:19 pm  Reply with quote
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borin wrote:
He along with Butterflysis, is "my words here " critisising the apathy! on these boards.


Huh? You Englishmen confuse me with your wording...lol Laughing


Lynx, just to clarify, I wasn't complaining, just adding to the brainstorming. Also, though I mentioned a feature from Racing Frogs, I'm here and not there. I got bored with it. You're right, it's not a skill game. A monkey could play it with the same outcome. At least with PS the results are based on your performance. Much more interesting and challenging.

Good work, Lynx!

P.S. What are donar Kebabs?

"Severe knacker shortage"....I can just imagine what that means! I think I need an "English" book...

Very Happy

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Hi Butterflysis,
Just to explain the use of your name amongst this mayhem, I said ( along with Bitterflysis ) plain English, meaning including. I then said quote (in my words) not the words you! actualy used. Which were the boards something to the effect of the boards being quiet. I exagerrated this by using ( the apathy and lack of interest on these boards) Now nobody including me lets get that straight, has any doubt as to who said what, because its not a case of "I never said that" or whatever, no body quoted anybody, there is no need to, your posts and your comments are there for all to see. My version of what you actually said meant the same only i put it stronger. So, dont worry, you won't be put on detention, or expelled for something you never did.
By the way, Donar Kebabs , I would have thought would have hit the far outreaches of the American shores by now, They are, thinly sliced spiced lamb meat topped with sliced carrot, lettuce, red cabbage onion peppers (all raw) and then either a garlic sauce or a chili sauce as extras. These are put into a lightly toasted pita bread opened up to make a nice pocket for the filling. We Englishmen, especially like myself of the Northern Yorkshire variety, LOVE!! to partake of these, more often than not , after a night on the falling down juice, which is what you Americans i think? call beer.

Oh! one other thing, for anybody like myself who also play Racing Frogs, I think it only right and proper that I should on behalf of all here at pokersharks Appologise to you as well for the unecessary jibes at your game site. We do have respect for your game as I'm sure you have for this one. Comments like monkey's playing the game and getting the same outcome is just not true. We that play it know it takes a certain ammount of skill especially in the math department, or else why would the same people be, as with Pokersharks, always winning. We wish you continued success with your game and your membership which now tops the 50.000 mark will continue, and we here hope to do the same . Perhaps some of you RF players who read this might like to try this game out. Its conciderably cheaper, and so lifelike. I personally in one bought of gamesmanship, actually thought i'd lost a real! property to another player and after threats on his life, could quite easily have been arrested Imagine that. I must point out here if your not familiar with the game, Like your frogs, its the shatk here that actually does the playing, well sort of and its the person, who like RF trains the shark. And, of course the shark does not carry the persons name, so most of the time we don't know who we are challenging. Now here is the predicament i found myself in. The person i wanted to kill was none other than my old pal Tom Steves!!! I hadn't a clue! WEll, you can imagine my embarresment, i mean like RF, its only a game. OR IS IT? come and give it a try new season will be starting in August.

Borin Wink

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Has no one got any comments on this post above? I thought it was one of my better ones Confused

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i cant comment to much on the racing frogs. didnt once couldnt wait for the frog to retire. maybe would be funner if i had the membership . the donar kebabs sound good. cant say i have ever heard of them but i'm living in a backwoods state so i'm suprise we have telephones here. falling down juice that cracks me up. oh maybe its just me but lamb is not a big thing here. only lamb i ever see is oh crap forgot what they oh lamb chops duh. and leg of lamb once in awhile. when i was in aussy i had some over there and it was excellent. but here they promote beef "its whats for dinner."

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A Doner Kebab is actually a combination of a few meats, lamb, Beef, Chicken gizzards eyeballs and arseoles, all held together by about 3 litres of fat, pressed into an elongated goo and shoved on a vertical spit that is heated up and cooled down, heated up left to cool down and by day 4 its heated up again just to sell the last morsels.

Its full of fat, probably e-coli and madcow, but im in agreement it tastes bloody FANTASTIC Very Happy ..

Ive posted b4 somewhere on here, i too came from Racing Frogs, but to be honest it bores the thripennies off me, no skill at all, whatsoever, even if you have the damn book.

My lady indoors, has about 5 of the buggers all going at once and she knicks me laptop to play em everyday....ppaaaahhhhhhh Shocked

Ah by the way, Lynx, im told there are over 16,000 message boards on the internet in the UK alone, how true this is idont know, but its what im told, all free of course.

People are always touting there wares on them, imagine that, 16,000 free ads, probably with an average audience of 100 folk a day, thats 1.6M folk a day seeing your advert, if 1% join, a day, thats 16000 members a day.........wowza Very Happy , if you can get around to posting on them all of course and its free, maybe you should ask the memebers on here to do 5 a day for you for a week, and monitor the response.

Type a blurb in here and i'll paste it around a few, you never know!!!!!!!!!
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The Iceman wrote:
Ah by the way, Lynx, im told there are over 16,000 message boards on the internet in the UK alone, how true this is idont know, but its what im told, all free of course.

People are always touting there wares on them, imagine that, 16,000 free ads, probably with an average audience of 100 folk a day, thats 1.6M folk a day seeing your advert, if 1% join, a day, thats 16000 members a day.........wowza Very Happy , if you can get around to posting on them all of course and its free, maybe you should ask the memebers on here to do 5 a day for you for a week, and monitor the response.

Type a blurb in here and i'll paste it around a few, you never know!!!!!!!!!


Well thats how i started!

Going aroud and posting on poker sites and other online games. No-one likes spam though so you've got to be careful. If you were to blitz every forum Poker Sharks would quickly get a bad name for spamming.

But yeah, its a great way of getting the word out! So here's a quick template i've just written:

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Following the Poker Craze there have been zillions of poker site pop up here there and everywhere.

A few days ago I found a site called www.PokerSharks.co.uk which has me hooked. Its an online game that is based around poker that is fun and more importantly FREE!

Great fun and a great twist to the poker scene, with its excellent graphics and slick game play Poker Sharks is one of the best online games on the web.

If anyone is interested in playing just logon to www.PokerSharks.co.uk and sign up for free and ill see you there!

Cheers for letting me post this on your forum, i just want to spread the word for new and up and coming website. Please move if its in the wrong section.

*your name*


Only post it ONCE on a forum, if it gets deleted then dont post again and again. It'll only annoy them.

Cheers for helping out though, lets see how mnay people we can get!

Lynx

PS ill start a new thread for this so more people see it!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:46 pm  Reply with quote
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Thanks for the template, Lynx. I will help spread the word.

Another good way to spread the word without 'spamming' is to put the PokerSharks link in your signature on forums. That way every time you post you are 'advertising' PS.

P.S. Thanks for the definitions of Donar Kebabs, etc. above. Very Happy

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