If you ever want to witness the greatest weakness of the internet, google up Rise Poker looking for reviews. Every single one is a post ASKING for feedback and then 2 or 3 posts with wide ranging opinions on everything BUT Rise poker.
What drives people to post responses that are based on ready 1 sentence of a post and then addressing whatever is the free-range thought that pops up? Stoopid.
Let me step up here. I loaded up Rise poker last night. I played a "free" SnG.
Here is my initial feedback
1. I KNOW its real poker software because I got sucked out on AND lost a race in a single SnG.
2. The FREE version with the Ads is so painful, that either you pay or you don't bother. Really, the fee play is there for the people who will never join. The ads themselves were crippling my laptop.
3. The engine is sub par, in that I cant change seats, re-size, etc. All the things we loved in the mature engines.
Ok. That being said, I cant really tell you how the subscription play is or how the tournaments are... YET. I intend to SOAP UP for the $240/yr (which I put down in a single tournament online, so how can I complain?!). I will report back shortly.
It helped immensely that heard of the site through Dr. Pauly and F-Train, otherwise I would still never even had Rise poker on my radar.
Oh, yeah. WHERE THE HELL IS MY FULL TILT MONIES?