Now...maybe RIO poker room project is stopped for whatever reason, maybe they are still working on it or RIO on the way realized that future of online poker is moving towards decentralized poker, which will really happen IMO and that is good in general (sure depends who will be providers and how will be done, but that is always the case and every start is hard), maybe that is why they need that much time to launch a poker room...btw if you (RIO) are really doing this I think you should (I am not sure if possible but I will shoot anyway) use tangle formation instead of blockchain (at the moment all other upcoming new "crypto poker sites" are based on blockhain). It seems tangle formation would be much much faster, and no miners involved, therefore no fees <- cheaper and probably even more secure, but probably Etherum platform is needed and they run on blockchain.
And one general problem is how to attract players to decentralized poker because all of this is yet uncommon practice and majority is still quite skeptical without good understanding of that subject, but this is almost unavoidable future and I believe that is good for poker players even if at this moment looks scary:P:)
Nov. 14, 2017 | 8:32 p.m.
Thx, great video and explanation, now that `ve been said...so, live poker is (tournaments with no doubt anyway but even cash games) nearly pure luck game regarding to "short" human life span. Our life time limit & variance make live poker similar to almost any other casino gamble game, sure skill might help but one need to be quite lucky (or at least not too unlucky) to end up as some kind of winner, with some bad luck even great poker player may stay looser forever and that goes even for players with higher winrates than 1bb/100, with such small winrate even an online poker player might stay a looser after 10.000.000 hands (sure in worst case scenario but nonetheless), good luck:)
Oct. 17, 2017 | 12:58 p.m.
There was hot discussion on this issue a day or two ago on 2+2. It starts with 6th comment below (by frankiegoescrazy) on this link: https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28/internet-poker/official-partypoker-thread-906098/index1321.html
Oct. 13, 2017 | 6:14 a.m.
Mr. Phil Galfond, thank you sir, any update is much appreciated. I was a bit worried already that something bad had happen to you (like you got married or something):P:)
And as Ernestas Romeika said, probably a lot of us is prepared to help in anyway if possible. Best wishes.
Sept. 8, 2017 | 9:06 a.m.
It feels like our creators abandoned us for good. Not nice feeling. 5 month from last update and after that complete silence. I am aware RIO team is very busy, but this kind of ignoring makes me more and more sceptical.
I think it would be really nice-good if any RIO team member would show up occasionally, even if that would be in a manner of slap: "Kids, dont be so impatient. Go, clean your room or something and let mummy and daddy to finish their job!":P:)
Aug. 17, 2017 | 10:42 a.m.
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When I bought this one they had promotion in which if my laptop would break down in any way, they would give me new one plus complete money back (1st year and now, after 2 years I have still usual warranty). So, they must have been pretty confident in quality of their products. But I dont know if this promotion still goes on:P:)
Aug. 16, 2017 | 8:38 p.m.
June 17, 2017 | 7:31 p.m.
Ye thx, that is it. I wonder how many people is prepared to listen this "meditative" music during a game despite they otherwise might listen heavy metal or techno, are they aware that "right music" could help them in game or they prefer to stick to their "usual choice" of music no metter what?
June 14, 2017 | 2:44 p.m.
Hi, I hope I am in the right category. I wonder how many of you listen music while playing a poker and what kind of music do you like during a game (same as usual or you have different kind for playing poker)? Anyone prefers to play in complete silence?
June 13, 2017 | 9:07 p.m.
Thank you for your reply and I am glad to hear that. I fully understand that is almost impossible to avoid external factors in such a production and sometimes, when video is really good in content it could be more lost than gained by redoing it from scratch. In such cases, on your whish/demand of course (just pm me), I may try to help with sound postproduction for free with no obligations to make myself clear:) I know this might sound suspicious but it is really simple, I like RIO and this is one field where maybe I could contribute a bit. And sure, I understand RIO further concerns because that way I might see video(s) for free, but no need for sending me a video at all in this kind of production. I only need soundtrack and when I am done, I just send it back to your video department to merge it back with video and that is it. Only length of soundtrack should be exactly the same of the video length, which you already know. I started to sound a bit too pushy even to myself so I will stop now:P:) I hope it doesn`t seem that way and I apologize if it does!
Have a nice day:)
June 12, 2017 | 6:11 a.m.
I more than agree. And like I said for this issue no RIO member or team is needed, only small effort of coaches and I may try to help if any of coaches finds himself in struggle with recording of sound. In a way even RIO team doesn't need to know what we are doing, it could be a birthday surprise for them:P:)
June 11, 2017 | 7:11 a.m.
I see quite few suggestions about technical improvements of videos latley so I would add one by myself if that would not be too pushy:)
I think sound quality is globaly underestimated and mostly very poor (sometimes even dangerous to the ears) on internet (aka YouTube) and so is in poker tutorial videos (not all, some are ok). Improvement in this field would make RIO even more professional and standing out. Majority of online users will probably not even be consciously aware of what is the main reason they dont feel good watching some of the videos, They will just stop watching them because this occures mostly subliminal. I am aware that sound editing, mixing and mastering of all the old videos would take too much time and effort and same time and work would be needed to constatly check sound of new videos if nothing would be changed at "input" (while recording them). Therefore I suggest you just make a, lets call it "standard sound minimum recording - production", which would only take a 5 minutes of preparation for coaches before recording their videos (sorry about my English, I hope I am understandable). Oh, yes, if coaches dont have at least decent sound card, microphone and headphones they should invest in that equipment, but that wouldnt cost them much (we are still talking about low end sound production, high end could for sure be very expencive, but no need for that in tutorial videos). On the end this is their (I assume) payed job so little investment shouldnt be such a problem, especially because that should help them (and RIO overall) gain more viewers and better ratings. And probably for many of coaches there none money invesment is needed, they might already have decent equipment but they just dont use it right.
So in general I kindly suggest to just put some more attention on sound while you making videos and if any coach needs a help I ll be glad to try to help.
General humble tips (no offence if you already are doing this):
- try to record at 48 kHz/16bit
- depends on the microphone u use, but probably you dont use high end condenser mics so stay quite close, but dont "eat" it, 7 to 15 cm directly from the mouth, maybe slightly (really slightly or forget it:)) above the mouth, just listen the sound of your voice while moving mic and when you hear yourself sounding the best thats the spot:)
- use pop up filters if you get a lot of plosive & ess sounds (you can make one from your girlfriend nylon sock) or buy it, 20 bucks
- use headphones and turn off volume of speakers while recording
- use a mic stand, dont hold it in a hand and dont move head too much around
- listen the enviroment before you start recording, be sure there is no background noices (close windows, tell the wife or husband to shut up, etc.)
- try to record in smallish room (it can be big if you are already too rich to find a small room, but in any case the room should not be empty, avoid empty space, it will help if room is fully furnitured with a lot of books, bed, curtains, etc without too many naked walls and windows), so room with almost no or very short reverbration time, dont sit in a corner or in the center of a room, just walk around and find a spot where you sound natural and dryish, not boomy or too thin...
- watch an input signal before you press record button, dont go "in red" at any point, gain setting is very important
- one very important thing is your interpretation and pronunciation of speech, make some effort and talk openly, address the audience...
- it would be nice if you could use some compression, EQ and limiting in postproduction, and if all videos would be mastered at same RMS level but ye, this is a bit too much to ask (if anyhow RIO finds this useful I might try to help on this one)
Thank you for "listening":P:)
June 10, 2017 | 11:29 p.m.
...not bad idea, but if that is too complicated maybe easier way would be just to make a zoom option on "play line" so when you approach with mice cursor to some point at "play line" that spot pops up and enlarges and then you can navigate more precisely, which would be even faster and better I think, just saying...
June 10, 2017 | 8:39 p.m.
OK, easy guys:) Quido you made really biased analogy with Ancient Greeks which mostly ppl do when they try to find an explanation to fit their conviction (sorry about my English I hope I dont sound rude, just please try to see my point). Ancient Greeks didnt have shoes so they run without, we now have shoes and we run in them. When there were no computers we (or ppl back than) played poker only live. Now we have computers-internet and we (can) play ONLINE poker (with no HUDs in it yet). That is it. This would be right analogy you tryed to lean on. Shoes doesnt help runner lift their legs and run faster and computer on its own doesnt help poker player to make decisons and play better. HUDs are very different thing, like implanted engines in the shoes (advanced shoes). But lets forget about it. I brought all that on cuz I know quite many players (most valuable ones from online poker business point of view) who now only play live poker and they explicitly pointed out that they dont want to play online because they must play against opponents who are using HUDs on them. Anyhow, if you all see that my suggestion had been made from selfish reasons to improve my bottom line (btw Stealth-Donker, this goes other way around as well, players supporting HUDs may doing so from selfish reasons to improve their bottom line cuz without HUD they cant play), I am now stepping down of it. If you all see HUDs as an improvement of online poker than I vote for HUDs ON.
Strictly from my point of view I really dont mind if players are using HUDs, so: Long live the HUD!:)
April 9, 2017 | 11:48 p.m.
Using a HUD is kind of a cheating on its own and it is killing a game. So it should be banned DURING A GAME (actually I suggested an option, tables with and without huds so one may choose). I am PT4 user btw, but not while I play. And I never siad hand history should be banned. I strongly support and even demand an option of donwloading hand histories after session. So any player could download his hand history to review and analayze it later. "Problem solved."
Sure, I agree, we should fight against bots and all other kinds of cheat but if genuine desire for such a fight really exists, a lot can be done without using a HUD during a game.