This manual is mostly about this pokergame from GoodGame studios. Those new to it are sometimes having problems finding their way around. So here we go:
1: The Play Now button is actually a button I would NOT recommend using. It's better to choose your own room so you know how much the buy in is, and how high the blinds are. 2: Type of table. A normal or a fast table. If you have a very slow connection, I would choose normal. But faster tables are usually more fun! Recommend to try out the fast tables. 3: Name of the room. There are so many rooms. Depending on high how you put the blinds(number 6) the difference is the buy in and how high the blinds are. 4: Type of game. From the 3 icons, the left one is a normal game. The middle one is a tournament(new ones start practically every hour, and the freeroller is recommended for new players as it is free). The right one is a SitNGO table which is a mini-tournament. It is what we use for our gewar tournaments! 5: Your personal menu. You have a slotmachine there(be careful before using it), the shop to buy new clothes(besides a new look, gives you XP which also leads to chips), and some statistics and the ability to buy chips and boosters(for chips or xp). 6: Here you control the height of the room's blinds. As you see in the photo, those are low blinds. But if you have too many chips, all room's XP(number 11) will be red. In that case you will only get 1xp for a hand you win and that means you have to choose rooms with higher blinds. 7: Here you will find your friends. Use the gewar shoutbox to find in what room they are, and then when you are in the same room add them as a friend. They will appear in the bottom menu of the main screen, making is easily to join eachothers tables in the future. You can also see if any of your pokerfriends are online. 8: Statistics and the shop to buy a new outfit or hair. 9: Refresh the screen. Especially use this when we are doing a gewar tournament! The room we name to enter might not be in your screen and perhaps can only be seen if you refresh. 10: After clicking on the room, click this button to join it. 11: This can be green, yellow or red. If it is green, full XP will be given when winning a hand. If it is yellow, your chipamount is too high for this room and you will get 50%. If it is red, you have way too many chips for this room and will only get 1xp for every hand you win.
Next...inside a room:
1: The present button. Click this to buy presents for someone(or all). Also if you click on the person(the avatar) you can add him as a friend, see stats or give chips. Same counts for clicking on a name in the chatlog inside the game(dont click on a name in the shoutbox or you will leave the pokergame). 2: Click here to buy in, sit down and play. 3: Here you can see the name of the room and how high the blinds are. If another gewar player in the shoutbox asks you what room he can find you in to add you, you can find it here. 4: The in-game chatbox. Watch your language though. They mute really easy(even though it's only for short periods). 5: You don't have to see the in game chatbox. You can also watch the log of the game for instance. 6: See here how high your hand currently is. 7: If you already know what you are going to do, check one of the boxes. Watch out because if you check 'Call' and someone raises, you will still call that raise as well.
Now some general tips. I welcome tips from others as well. These tips are for those that don't play (online) poker much:
* A great pokerplayer is someone who can fold a great hand. Don't be affraid to fold a pair. Don't be ashamed to fold 2 pair. And yes....sometimes you have to fold a straight. If the chances could be big that the other one has something better. Ties in with the next one:
* A great pokerplayer isn't looking at what he/she has, but what the other pokerplayers have. If the board is 5,6,7,8 and you have a 4, then you have a straight. But with 5 or 6 other players still playing the chances are big someone has a better straight with 9. Especially if you notice others raising or calling other bets.
* Fullhouse is the hand that costs players the most perhaps. It's one of the highest hands you can have. Look closely if someone doesn't have a higher fullhouse. I've seen 1 player that lost big 3 times already because of a higher fullhouse.
* Don't bluff at the wrong time. Don't try to bluff when you notice someone is raising. Chances are he/she has a real hand while you don't. Know that this isn't for real money. Some players will just call anything. Bluffing in this game is very hard.
* AA is no certainty to win. Because so many players bluff, it's just a flip of the old coin. Are you willing to put your chips on the line for a 50/50 chance by going all in like many do when having AA? As that is most likely what it is when many others call.
* A lot of players go all in a lot in this pokergame. Sometimes reason enough is a J or higher. They can't play and think poker is like bingo. Those players can cost you a lot. Because when you call because you think he has a bad hand, someone behind you might call with a real hand.
These tips are most likely useless for many of us, but for the beginners they can be helpful.
Thanks. They can be helpfull especially to people that play real poker a lot. As it is so different from a free online game. I remember the trouble I had when I first played online poker. When playing for real money, most would lay a hand down if I would go all in preflop(because I had a good hand). Here they just call for the heck of it.
And it can be helpfull to players who are newer to poker. Especially folding a good hand is very hard.