- Jun 2, 2005
- Perennial Traveler
Cake Poker's problems run far deeper than just trying to make their games playable by banning tracking software. They have the right idea and I think with Lee Jones at their helm they can do good things. They know their software and processing could use a major overhaul and I expect it to happen sooner rather than later.
I'm actually fascinated by this issue and hope you don't me picking your brain for answers to the mystery.
I realise Cake is having major SNG and other software programs now, but these problems didn't exist until recently, correct?
I was a very high volume Cake player in 2008 and I thought their software was >>>> FTP / Stars / CEREUS / MG / iPoker - I never experienced software problems either as a player or an affiliate. I still think their affiliate frontend is industry-beating, with FTP a close 2nd.
Was there problems I wasn't aware of?
As for Lee Jones, I have nothing against him and everyone seems to rave about him. But from my own observations, someone who jumps from company to company usually seems to be...how do I word this...I've never understood why a great manager would jump from company to company to company (maybe it's old-fashioned loyalty bias in my thinking or something...) - just seems strange to me.
I couldn't understand why Lee Jones would leave Stars - perhaps the 'public' explanation has already been stated but I give 'public' statements of this kind about as much credit as a timeshare cold-caller telling me I should buy timeshare in Bermuda.
At CR, whether he was responsible for the changes or not, changes were made directly after he took over operations which tilted me to the point where I canceled my subscription.
And now at Cake, all these problems are arising and changes are being made which I can't understand. One such change is the signup process for new players - it used to be done inside the client beautiful and slick - now it opens up a webpage or API or whatever.
Any thoughts on this? I'm not a sensitive type so feel free to say "You're a moron - Lee Jones is god" etc.
But I'm mostly interested in your thoughts on what Cake could / should be doing to compete more effectively, for three reasons:
1. I believe they're the most ethical network currently in operation.
2. As a player, they are my preferred network - but boy, is it hard to get a game at 10/20nl - 50/1nl.
3. A consortium buying a Cake skin want me to join in and I'm nervous as game liquidity just seems to be dropping whilst Prima (who should logically already be effectively dead) appears to be INCREASING their game liquidity. And I can't figure out why.