Joined: Oct '08
Age: 60 (M)
I never noticed until today, but at pokerstars you collect vpp's and fpp's. vpp's are what you are rewarded for playing at cash tables and tournaments, fpp's are what you are rewarded for collecting vpp's. depending on your level bronze, silver ect. you can collect fpp's faster, i'm goldstar, so for every vpp I earn I get 2 fpp's. I currently have 991 vpp's 9 more and I can buy a $50.00 reward at the reward store, but i also noticed that you can convert your fpp's to cash also. 1000 fpp's = $10.00 and 2250 = $25.00 , so if anyone didn't know about this just go to rewards store and click 2013 rewards, and scroll to the bottom, and you'll find them there.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 57 (M)
I don't know how other sites do this sort of thing,...but PokerStars seems to be somewhat generous. If you get those rewards incidentally for buying into a lot of games,...which you'd do anyway,...that's GREAT!!! Might as well get a little bit of appreciation coming back your way...
I've never gotten any higher than ChromeStar myself,...but I just couldn't fathom the amounts of cash you have to spend to get to SuperNova Elite! Some folks just have tons of cash comin' out their A$$...!
Joined: May '13
Age: 26 (M)
Yeah those supernova elite grinders are sickos, they grind like 5k sngs hypers per month so that they get the rake and most of them are break even or slightly losing players.
They make their money by getting the supernova elite, they might go for month losing etc, They are known as rake back professionals and it demands a lot time and a lot of grind. I cant imagine myself being a rake back grinder in the future if I continue with poker, it is too hard and time consuming.
Why not just play for fun and the occasional MTTS, if we ship it nice, if we do not we still having fun, anyway my input on those vip levels we can find in most poker rooms!