I took this to mean the 15k weekly points, not the discretionary marketing gifts.
Being honest, this community (the one that posts most frequently and vocally on this forum) is the most hostile, immature, and unjustifiably entitled that I have ever seen. Sprinkle in an abject ignorance on RTP, comp systems, and gambling in general, and presto, you have recreated the magic that is this board.
Walk into a B&M casino and try getting crazy about the free stuff you deserve because you think depositing $1k in a week is a lot. Or if their systems are down so you missed your weekly free poker tournament, find a staff member and berate them. Threaten to take your 10k/month coin-in elsewhere, and report back the results.
As if the cringe level couldn’t go any higher, most of the arguments I see made are based on ludicrously incorrect reasoning. For example, instead of sticking to the factual (Ignition is removing some level of comps that I currently recieve), a poster in this thread self-righteously quotes the player commitment as “evidence” of…something. But unless a standard bonus was due today and that email came instead, then what we are looking at IS the notice described in the commitment. But since point-drops have no set schedule and aren’t an official program, then the commitment wouldn’t even apply anyway.
Ignition has its faults and I’ve certainly gone to battle when something seemed unfair or against ToS. But the majority of the whining and complaints I see are from players who vastly overestimate their value to a gaming platform.
To keep it fair, here is a potentially fatal flaw with Ignition that is showcased in today’s email: They vastly underestimate their competition, and misjudge who that competition actually is. Decentralized or quazi-decentralized casinos are likely dismissed, when they should be looked to for inspiration.
The only reason the new strain of online casinos haven’t completely “Blockbuster-videod” the traditional, is because of the crypto learning curve, the reluctance by older players ($$$) to seek out and trust new options, and lack of awareness of said new platforms. But each of those barriers becomes less and less significant with each passing day/month/year. Unless they can figure out a way to operate without cutting player benefits every 1.5 years, their non-poker revenue will effectively dissappear.
Opaque decision algorithm? Can’t do it.
Unreliable and complicated bonus terms? Thing of the past.
Limits on withdrawal frequency w/manual approvals that take longer than 2-10 minutes? That won’t even exist.