slots tourney trash-talking thread

tennis_balls

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royal vegas......i assume it's at any multi-player microgaming site if more than one are operating already

i inquired to make sure my slots tourney alias did not have to match my microgaming poker alias.....they're totally seperate according to the agent i spoke with at RV
 

vinylweatherman

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I would, but....

I would take you on, but Royal Vegas is screwed up, and coughs and splutters along at less than half the correct speed, and then crashes my PC on exit.
I now find that all these crashes have totally messed up everything, and I am getting "hard drive full" errors even though I seem to have 12Gigs left!!!

Looks like an OS reinstall beckons:mad:
 

swampwitch

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They're not actually "freerolls" in the strictest sense of the word. When you run out of time, you have the option of a "rebuy" that gives you extra time. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that most of the winners took advantage of the rebuy feature.
 

tennis_balls

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They're not actually "freerolls" in the strictest sense of the word. When you run out of time, you have the option of a "rebuy" that gives you extra time. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that most of the winners took advantage of the rebuy feature.

this tourney had 500 players. with 1st place only worth $15, i doubt anyone is going to rebuy for $5. (as the saying goes, i wouldn't do that with KK's money)
 

Simmo!

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this tourney had 500 players. with 1st place only worth $15, i doubt anyone is going to rebuy for $5. (as the saying goes, i wouldn't do that with KK's money)

So 500 players at $5 a pop with a top prize of $15 ?!? Did I read that right? Or was the initial entry free?
 

Mousey

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So 500 players at $5 a pop with a top prize of $15 ?!? Did I read that right? Or was the initial entry free?

No, no... Free entry. If you use up your time, you can rebuy @ $5. The more players, the slower the spins.
 

vinylweatherman

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Free, or not too Free (sorry!)

When I tried, it was impossible to use up my initial chip allocation, I thought the rebuys just gave more chips if you lost the first lot. My impression is that the winner is decided by summing accumulated payouts, and has nothing to do with whether you win or lose on your initial balance. Depending on the cost and rules of rebuys, it could well be worth it for those tournaments that offer larger prizes. There are a few of these, with prizes over $500.

It's all about how fast your PC can operate the slot, and to this end, it is a waste of time attempting to take on this challenge on this old crock of s***!

However, I am prepared to kick your cyberass on my new DELL Dimension Athlon Dual Core PC with half a Terrabyte over two hard drives, dedicated graphics card, and the ability to run FOUR MG casinos at the same time, while hardly breaking into a sweat.

I have established that all these MG casino bugs have completely corrupted the FAT on this machine, and it is not 12Gigs I really have left, but a mere 300Megabytes:mad: , barely enough for the new games on one casino. It is also likely that all the PC utilities have lied about the OK status issued when scanning my PC for faults, because of this corruption.


Anyone care to challenge me at a REAL tournament, Tomorrow at Casino Action?
 

tennis_balls

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is Fortune Lounge the only group that has these slots tourneys up and running at the moment?

i think they're a great change of pace plus they might shrink the field on some of these absurd poker freerolls?
 

EasyRhino

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However, I am prepared to kick your cyberass on my new DELL Dimension Athlon Dual Core PC with half a Terrabyte over two hard drives, dedicated graphics card, and the ability to run FOUR MG casinos at the same time, while hardly breaking into a sweat.
Pfft, just wait until all four casinos begin to auto-update themselves at the same time. :)
 

vinylweatherman

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Been there.

Pfft, just wait until all four casinos begin to auto-update themselves at the same time. :)

I have already tried that. It's fine with three simultaneous updates, but seems to sweat a little with four. My Broadband can deliver all the updates, and the load can be shared over the two cores in the processor.
Probably a quad core PC would be able to update 6 MG casinos simultaneously, although the paging file might swell too much.


I have also tested the spin rates, I can get up to 4000 spins per minute on 5 Reel Drive, and just under 2000 per minute on Thunderstruck (plus the free spins, so well over 2000 actual spins). This allows me to compete with very small wagers, yet still hit the top scores.

I will be trying out Royal Vegas soon, as this is exactly what is needed for those timed tournaments. If I get the same errors as on the old PC, I will be displeased.
 

Nifty29

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I played one of the free tourneys which gave the top 10 a free entry to the 2.5k weekender tourney (usually $10 entry). ""Woohoo"" I thinks to meself.

Not ""woohoo"" now methinks to meself.

There isnt any point just entering once - you have the option of buying in up to 5 times, regardless of how you go in each round, since the ranking is based on total wins and balance remaining is irrelevant. So, to have any chance to win, you would (I suspect) have to use all 6 buyins at a cost of $60 (since you would have to score about 40k+ based on past results).

I believe it is very misleading, and that the system needs to be changed to a highest end balance system. If you bomb out, then buy back in again - thats fair enough - but to be able to just keep adding on means a person on a single buyin has next to no chance...and most people will be forced to keep re-buying just to compete with others that are re-buying.

I guess it is technically possible to win without max buy-ins, but what are the chances to winning 40k credits in 10 mins betting 75 cr at a time?

I'm happy to be proven wrong, but it just doesnt sit right with me. Everyone should have an equal chance of winning for their entry fee - allow as many rebuys as you want, but not add-ons.

Anyway, that is my take - the way it is now, it bites the big one. :mad:
 
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