new Party points reward program

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    • TimothyVdp1
      TimothyVdp1
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      looks good but I don't know if you have to clear the cash you bought by collecting PP's, I've mailed them to ask and will post here if I got a response
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Joined: 07.05.2008 Posts: 17,678
      Originally posted by TimothyVdp1
      looks good but I don't know if you have to clear the cash you bought by collecting PP's, I've mailed them to ask and will post here if I got a response
      You can either spend 1k points for let's say $10 or you can buy with the 1k points a package of lets say $25 to clear. You have to earn x amount of points to clear this.

      Basically it's a win-win situation for them and some more profit for us but I do not really like it
    • straddler71
      straddler71
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      Joined: 03.07.2008 Posts: 516
      I had about 3000 points in my account and they took away about 1800 of them. But the points seem to worth a bit more now. Took a look to see what I could get with my points. When I get to 1500 I can get an immediate $50 bonus or I can buy a bonus thats worth $100. The buy a bonus seems to be the better deal. Its released in increments of $10 for every 50 party points. 500 to clear the bonus. And 180 days to clear it.

      Took a look at how to earn points. It says I have to play 267 raked hands at FL20 to get 10 party points. What does this mean? Will I still get fractional points or will I have to play 267 hands to get anything?

      @gerv

      I don't know if I like it either. Points seem to be worth more but still not a whole lot you can do with them.
    • mikelstwe
      mikelstwe
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      Joined: 29.08.2008 Posts: 156
      Yeah smells a bit fishy (no pun). X(

      The buy-a-bonus thing seems like a slight improvement but it's still not enough imo.
      The only question is whether or not we'll earn fractional points. For example at my limit (NL10) I have to play 160 hands to earn 10 points. If I don't get fractional points I'm gonna lose a lot of points!

      The only cool thing about it is that you can earn your unvested points back. If I understand it correctly, those are the points that fell away when they took the multiplier away. I dunno, read for yourselves:

      "What happens to my unvested points from the old program?

      To get the New Year off to a flying start, you'll be able to claim all the points you saved for the future under the old program from January 1 right into March 2009.
      We'll spread your old points total equally across 10 weeks starting from January 1, so you'll be able to collect a bite-size chunk of points each week. That means if you had 500 unvested points under the old program, you'll be able to claim 50 points every week.

      How do I claim my unvested points from the old program?

      To claim your points, collect PartyPoints equal to or over the number of unvested points you want to claim that week. So if you want to claim 50 points, you need to collect at least 50 PartyPoints by playing with real money that week. We'll credit both your new PartyPoints and your unvested points to your account at the same time.
      Miss out on your unvested points target for the week and you'll still get all the PartyPoints you've collected. However, you won't get the unvested points available."
      https://secure.partyaccount.com/pc/rewardsplan.do

      Maybe it's just because I don't always like change ;)
    • Snodreliss
      Snodreliss
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      Joined: 23.12.2007 Posts: 1,280
      I think I had about ~7500 regular points x4.4. That was ~30000 partypoints now I have 10123 points. And miss 2000points to get the 500$ cash. It's when I get thoes 2000 points I get those money if i buy the item right? Or am I missing something?
    • straddler71
      straddler71
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      Originally posted by Snodreliss
      I think I had about ~7500 regular points x4.4. That was ~30000 partypoints now I have 10123 points. And miss 2000points to get the 500$ cash. It's when I get thoes 2000 points I get those money if i buy the item right? Or am I missing something?
      It looks like all party players have lost some points due to the new vip program. Not sure but I don't think we'll be seeing those lost points again, unfortunately.
    • Gerv
      Gerv
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      Just email support guys! you will get your points I think!

      I just cashed in my points for cash just before this switch so I am glad that I didnt kept them.. :rolleyes:
    • Juridic
      Juridic
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      Joined: 03.12.2008 Posts: 1
      Glad, that i wasted the multiplier points before, and won 100 dollars, lol
    • SoyCD
      SoyCD
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      Originally posted by straddler71
      Originally posted by Snodreliss
      I think I had about ~7500 regular points x4.4. That was ~30000 partypoints now I have 10123 points. And miss 2000points to get the 500$ cash. It's when I get thoes 2000 points I get those money if i buy the item right? Or am I missing something?
      It looks like all party players have lost some points due to the new vip program. Not sure but I don't think we'll be seeing those lost points again, unfortunately.
      Well the points are worth quite a bit more now. I believe it used to be 2,500 points = $25 standardized over all levels. So if you had 30,000 points it was around $300. Now you only have 10k but nearly $500 cash.

      I also had 2,5k which was $25 and now have 1,3k which is nearly $50.

      Looks more like an improvement to me.
    • TimothyVdp1
      TimothyVdp1
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      response from the vip team:

      Hi Timothy,

      Thanks for getting in touch with us.

      If you go to the new PartyPoints Store you will see different options to redeem your points - Cash, Gift Certificates, Tournament Entries, Bonus Cash, Buy-a-Bonus and Luxury Items. If you click on Cash that would mean that you redeem your points for straight cash that would be added directly to your balance without any restrictions, just as it was before.

      Besides that you have the option to buy a cash out restricted bonus for Casino (Bonus Cash) or a release restricted bonus for Poker (Buy-a-bonus). These have certain release criteria that you will have to meet, but on the other hand they will give you even higher value for your points.

      I would advise you to take a quick tour around the store, see what we offer and how much it costs. Everything is explained very well there, but if you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

      Kind regards,

      Angelina
      VIP Team
    • DaPhunk
      DaPhunk
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      Joined: 01.03.2008 Posts: 2,805
      Yay! I don't think I've been screwed by PartyPoker!

      I can cash in my Partypoints for exactly the same amount of immediate Cash as I could before the change in system and the twice your moneysworth thing looks nice. One Thing though;

      Is there any point in me waiting till I become Palladium Elite Or should I just cash in 30,000 points now for that nice looking $3k deal? :p Palladium Elite Is just like the old Deuce4 right? as in, 150,000 Lifetime points gets you in....
    • NiekamNeidomu
      NiekamNeidomu
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      paladium elite is something about 300k or 150k party points /year
      dont remember xD
    • Yokker
      Yokker
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      Joined: 11.11.2007 Posts: 6
      I m busted and i have only 104 partypoints.What i can do whit 104 point or are they useful for me
    • hunt32
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      what are unvested points?
    • riv3rd4ncer
      riv3rd4ncer
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      Originally posted by hunt32
      what are unvested points?
      i had a lot of unvested points that dissapeared with the previous change.
      i think i collected them playing while i was in "vacation mode". the collected loyalty points of that period didn't go towards partypoints or strategypoints at that time, but would gradually be added later. (at least, that's what i made of it)
      i contacted PS support once to see if those lost strategy points could be recovered, but forgot all about it.

      about the new reward program; i like it...
      for me the choice is easy. by the time i would have collected enough points for the next higher point/cash ratio, i will have gained a lot more if i just use the buy-a-bonus options now. i think this will apply to most players btw
    • swissmoumout
      swissmoumout
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      pretty good change, I had ~1600$ worth of partypoints, I now have a little over 1500$ in immediate cash, or double that in bonus cash

      <-- happy blue potato :)
    • TimothyVdp1
      TimothyVdp1
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      Joined: 11.12.2007 Posts: 5,820
      just got a free 300$ bonus trough the palladium vip thingy
      need 2500partypoints to clear it and have 10days, probably not going to make it tough :D
    • eddiie
      eddiie
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      Joined: 23.12.2006 Posts: 52
      I think buying bonuses is fine function, because you buy for example 1000$ bonus for 12000 points and you will need to earn 5000 ponits to release and than yu have early half amount for another bonus. Progressive marketing:)
    • DevilishShe
      DevilishShe
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      Joined: 12.11.2008 Posts: 66
      Originally posted by eddiie
      I think buying bonuses is fine function, because you buy for example 1000$ bonus for 12000 points and you will need to earn 5000 ponits to release and than yu have early half amount for another bonus. Progressive marketing:)
      are u sure??? or they take away that points when the bonus is cleared???

      Please somebody let us know! smells a bit fishy, too good to be true, I REALLY HOPE IT IS PROGRESSIVE MARKETING!


      P.S. I never understood that unvested points thing, In the last months I droped from 1500 unvested points to 800, and I still do not know why! I did not think much of it, cause i thought it is normal... hehehe... where did they go????
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