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Question What variance (volatility) do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Slots Discussion' started by Simmo!, Sep 2, 2016.

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What type of variance do you prefer?

Poll closed Oct 17, 2016.
  1. Low Variance

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  2. On the lower side of Medium

    10 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. Medium Variance

    17 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. On the higher side of Medium

    45 vote(s)
    31.5%
  5. High Variance

    65 vote(s)
    45.5%
  6. No Preference

    5 vote(s)
    3.5%
    Sep 2, 2016
  1. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I think we had a poll like this some time back but things have moved on, slots have evolved, players are more experienced. So the question is pretty simple: I know many will like a bit of everything but if you were to pick one type of slot that gets you excited the most, what would it be?

    Cheers,

    Simmo!


    PS: If you want to vote but don't really get variance, think of it like this:

    Low variance: Lots of play time but don't often see a win north of 25/30x. Modest profits possible.
    Medium variance: Possibility of 50x/100x/etc wins every now and again but mostly end up with losses and playtime can be a bit random.
    High variance: Balance goes down quite quickly but there is a chance of a life-changing win in the offing.
     
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  2. Sep 2, 2016
  3. The Viking

    The Viking Ueber Meister MM

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    well for me it has to be High variance games, thats what i play now and enjoy most.
    i prefer one 1000x+ win then twenty 50x wins :)
     
  4. Sep 2, 2016
  5. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Thinking about it, I play almost HV games exclusively. Nothing beats getting on a good run on those from small funds, upping bets, cashing out. They've brought me some of my best slotting highlights.

    Anything else is just filler or for wagering purposes, although if a slot is nicely designed or fun to play I'll happily squander a few quid on it just for entertainment, usually with some loose change.

    It's about time Starburst died already. What is it good for anyway? :cool:
     
  6. Sep 2, 2016
  7. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Wolverhampton
    Regular / Top Played (IE, most if not all sessions (balance allowing ))

    (MG) Immortal Romance, Jurassic Park, Game of Thrones (243), Playboy, the Finer Reels of Life, Thunderstruck I & II, 9-lines TS Clones.

    (Netent) Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dead or Alive, Egg O Matic, Secret of the Stones.

    (WMS) Raging Rhino, Montezuma, Zeus 3, Ruby Slippers.

    and rare but occasional 'go to' games

    (PNG) Book of Dead.

    (Nextgen) Gorillas Go Wild, 300 Shields.

    Mostly HV as far as I know and hence large periods of busts but when withdrawals come, pretty decent ones at that :eek:
     
  8. Sep 2, 2016
  9. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd agree on the most part but one or three of the MG games you mention I'd put just on the higher side of medium probably.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2016
  11. 09237653

    09237653 Meister Member

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    For me,
    Lower balance = low - med
    High balance = med - high

    And it seems to work (well sometimes anyway).
     
  12. Sep 2, 2016
  13. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    So that'd be IR, JP and the 9-liners then ;)
     
  14. Sep 2, 2016
  15. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

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    Given the evil dead-ness I've experienced for the last few weeks by the aforementioned, I'd say all were super, duper HV :p

    Genuinely though I'd err on the side of the 9-liners too and maybe TSII.

    I do think the 9 line clones have slightly different variance too Thunderstruck being the 'lowest' (probably a bad choice of words there!) then Spring Break and Agent JB being the higher of those 3.
     
  16. Sep 2, 2016
  17. goatwack

    goatwack Denny, two is great, but three is a crowd CAG

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    Adventure Palace is the highest of the 9-liners it seems, followed by Ladies Nite. Did I mention Karaoke Party? That game comes from Lucifer's left nut
     
  18. Sep 2, 2016
  19. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Spot on :)

    I love the old MG 9-liners.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2016
  21. hedgehok

    hedgehok Meister Member mm3

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    I voted for "On the higher side of Medium" but I could also voted for high variance. It depends on the operator for me.
    Since I usually play on medium/high stakes I get a little nervous if I play a game like DoA/Book of Dead on >€5 stakes with one of the smaller operators. It's a gut feeling.
    When I play at a smaller operator I play medium to medium-high games.
     
  22. Sep 2, 2016
  23. gagamel

    gagamel Professional smurf hunter MM

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    I prefer HV slots, but when I`m down to 50% of my deposit I usually play LV slots with higher bets. Sometimes it works, like today.

    Played Book of Dead, some Endorphina slots and lost 75 Euros.with 0.2 or 0.3 bets. 75 left and started Blood Suckers with 2.50 bets and with 9 Euros left I had FS and now I`m back with 157 Euros.

    Lucky man now but the HV slots had given me a bad beating, sure:D
     
  24. Sep 2, 2016
  25. The Viking

    The Viking Ueber Meister MM

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    looks like HV will be the winner here so perhaps show this poll to Netent after :)
    maybe give us some HV games again not thos new ones were you get endless 2-10x your bet
     
  26. Sep 3, 2016
  27. mcgameboy

    mcgameboy Screenieholic & Essayist mm2

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    I was going to vote "on the higher side of medium", but having thought about the games I play regularly, I ended up voting "High Variance" instead.

    Given that I play the following, I think I might be somewhere between "the higher side of medium" and "the lower side of high".

    MG = IR, JP, GOT, Playboy, Avalon 2, TFROL, TS2, BSG, Agent Jane Blonde, Golden Era, Santa's Wild Ride (and I used to play Dark Knight)

    Yggdrasil = Cazino Zeppelin, Golden Fish Tank, Vikings Go Wild

    WMS = Raging Rhino, Ruby Slippers, Wizard of Oz, Zeus 3, Amazon Queen, Bierhaus, Wishing You Fortune, Bruce Lee, Montezuma,

    Novo = Rumpel, LLC, BoR, Katana

    Netent = CFTBL, JATB, Wild Turkey, Twin Spin, Neon Staxx, Invisible Man, DOA, Drive: MM, Flowers, Evolution

    NextGen - Gorilla Go Wild, 300 Shields, Medusa 2, King Kong

    Play N Go = Book Of Dead

    Quickspin = Razortooth

    Playtech = Great Blue, Elektra, Penguin Vacation, Irish Luck, Pink Panther, Atlantis Queen

    Barcrest = Ooh Aah Dracula, Barkin' Mad
     
  28. Sep 3, 2016
  29. brianmon

    brianmon Meister Member webby mm4

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    It's odd how player's perception of variance varies from the casino's listing of variance (Those who list the variance).
    Looking at Slotty Vegas. who list variance on a scale of 1 to 4 (4 being highest variance).
    A few examples:-

    Low (1)
    TSII
    IR
    Invisible man


    Med (2)
    Playboy
    T2
    JP


    Med-High (3)
    South park
    Wild Water
    BDBA


    High (4)
    DOA
    CFTBL
    Reel Steel


    One would assume they're listing the info from the provider's data sheets, as opposed to it just being their opinion.
     
  30. Sep 3, 2016
  31. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Same 4 I play but also LOTO and try Mysteic Secrets if you get a mo - if you like Katana you should love that one too.

    A bit odd. I'd put TS2 on the lower side but I'd have said IR was on the higher side of medium myself.
     
  32. Sep 3, 2016
  33. Jono777

    Jono777 Meister Member CAG mm4 mm1

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    Think Slotty Vegas need to readdress their data sources lol.

    There is no way on this planet that evil bloody IR is LV :eek:
     
  34. Sep 3, 2016
  35. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Senior Member CAG PABnononaccred mm4

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    I like the medium /high side of medium because I enjoy my game play as much as the possibility of a big win. Starburst and the likes bore me to tears and are only good for free spins or getting ride of that odd 8p to clear a failed bonus. IMO
     
  36. Sep 5, 2016
  37. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    So here's one to think about; Starburst is usually in the Top 5 and very often the No 1 slot in casinos' monthly "Top Slots" lists. It's interesting that this poll is leaning towards medium/high in light of that fact.
     
  38. Sep 5, 2016
  39. Harry_BKK

    Harry_BKK Senior Member CAG mm1

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    Assuming that ranking is based on the total number of spins done on a slot then it is pretty clear why it is in the TOP5.

    Casinos give out every month millions and millions of FS on Starburst. Most players will give it another few spins after finishing the FS and if it runs well they stay even longer. Hence, SB has every month a steady amount of spins no matter what, giving it a big advantage over other slots in the running for the top rankings.

    I alone had probably some 10.000FS on it since Dec 2014 (too lazy to check my records), when i opened my first account at a multi-platform casino. :rolleyes:
     

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