1. Technical Experience:
*Are you experiencing any technical difficulties when you play on Beta?
No, not at all. It has been working good on PC and on mobile as well. It has been optimized for easy mobile play compared to original Stake. *How is the game performance in general?
Game are way smoother now, faster, more responsive. Instant bet option really helps in this area, making Diamond Poker, Baccarat, Keno, Plinko and Roullete way faster (roulette especially as it was annoying watching countless spins before). *Do you have issues with any of the commands, bet speed, account functions or similar?
As I mentioned above bet speed is amazing now, every game is faster aside from dice, that is kinda the same. Every other game provide way faster betting which is really good, chasing certain payouts in Plinko is easier with animation turned off and instant bet option enabled. Same goes for Roulette. Having option to see coupons and bonuses claimed is good. In previous version rain received was shown as the amount you actually receive but in Stake 2.0 you can only see the total amount rained on every user for that particular rain.
*What device and browser do you usually play from?
I usually play from PC, windows 10, chrome browser since it is clearly the best so far to use for playing in Stake. Sometimes I use Samsung J5 to play, also on chrome browser. *How are you pleased with the general design of the site?
I like it, dark theme was always my selection, easier for the eyes. Would only suggest for Withdraw button to be added next to Deposit since there are users who are having issues locating it during their first couple sessions in site.
2. Reports, Bugs and Suggestions: Use this section to report any bug or lag or visuals that you encountered and that you would like to have us fixed. Make sure to try and reproduce it, if possible attach a video or a screenshot of the issue that you are experiencing and explain how it occurred.
Leave any suggestion that you would like us to add to the new version so that we could review it and implement if possible in some of the future updates.
Haven't encountered any bugs so far (that aren't already fixed), there is just one issue regarding Live Stats that is kinda bugging me. In previous version you could see the amount you have wagered in total during betting session and also how much have you won/lost in total during it. Now it only shows graph (which is acting weird sometimes) and how many wins and losses you had during current session. It is helpful to see it like it was presented in Stake 1.0 for players who are chasing certain payout and needs to adjust wagered amount to end in profit eventually upon hopefully catching that. Also, there could maybe be added draw statistic for Live Stats in case user gets x1 payout (Video Poker and Plinko are games that comes to mind that offer that payout in certain settings). At the moment those draws are counted as wins probably cause you get your wagered amount back to balance.
3. Overall Experience of the Version 2.0:
*Do you like original version of the Stake or the new Beta version?
I enjoyed playing in original version of Stake but new version, although still in beta phase, is wast improvement and offers much more, really didn't expect to love it this much. Instant bet option has changed several games for the better and made them playable in my eyes. Redesigned games are amazing as well, Hilo was one of my favorite games in original version and it is working even better now with option to change card anytime during bet giving some new options to strategies. *What is your feedback on the new games - Limbo and Video Poker?
Limbo looks and feels like redesigned Chartbet but with amazing stability. There is difference, of course, you are to select payout in advance and can't cashout prior to that payout but compared to Chartbet you can now play insanely high amount of bets in short time since there isn't couple minutes long wait to hit high payouts. As for Video Poker - it is fun to play it and I am still trying to work out any strategy on how to get top two payouts, guess my luck needs a boost in that department. *What is your experience of the old games updated and would you change anything and in what manner?
Every game that has been updated provides better experience now, mostly played Hilo. Would love the option to have new payouts for Plinko that was up for some time, maybe option to go between classic and new Plinko like it is right now in Keno. *Let us know what segments you enjoy the most and the ones that bother you.
Instant bet option is the best thing that was added in my opinion, new payouts in Keno looks good as well. Changing cards in the middle of game in Hilo is nice addition. It wouldn't be bad to see what is payout you are chasing in Mines when you select number of bombs and certain number of fields to be opened.
4. Stake v1 vs. Stake v2 (compare):
*Dice on Stake 1 vs. Dice on Stake v2
Speed of bets is pretty much the same in both versions but with hotkeys enabled and while holding Space v2 Stake is working better, in v1 holding Space would scroll page down and you would not be able to see rolled numbers until you place 5-6 more bets. Addition of stop on loss and profit is good, just keep in mind people that you have to reset current betting session before starting to chase with those options enabled. *HiLo on Stake 1 vs. HiLo on Stake v2
Improved greatly in v2. Showing exact profit with current cards opened and how much you will win on next card in any direction is good, cards are opened smoother. Changing cards in the middle of bet is nice touch since there have been situations where I wanted to remove number 7 since I think it is there just to get me. *Keno on Stake 1 vs. Keno on Stake v2
New payouts are sure enticing for avid Keno players. Was never into it much but it is also working better and faster, new design is also improvement compared to old version. *Mines on Stake 1 vs. Mines on Stake v2
It appears to be much more stable on new version, design is good. It is fun to play it and it is my second favorite game. *Plinko on Stake 1 vs. Plinko on Stake v2
Would prefer to have option for those higher payouts like on Keno. Instant bet made it incredibly faster and more playable on mobile, addition of auto betting will make it easier for users who prefer to play on mobile since that option wasn't possible on v1 for them. *Blackjack on Stake 1 vs. Blackjack on Stake v2
Another game where Instant bet helps in terms of speed thus more enjoyable to play on v2. *Roulette on Stake 1 vs. Roulette on Stake v2
Sounding like a broken record here but with Instant bet it is like a different game, speed of the bets allows to play and hunt more now for certain numbers. *Wheel on Stake 1 vs. Wheel on Stake v2
Redesigned with new payouts - just awesome idea. Offering nice payouts now and actually making it worthy playing. Was avoiding it in v1 but now there is potential in it. *Diamond Poker on Stake 1 vs. Diamond Poker on Stake v2
Pretty much the same game but in v2 with new Instant betting it has become much faster. *Baccarat on Stake 1 vs. Baccarat on Stake v2
Same like Diamond Poker, works way faster in v2 and thus feels better, it doesn't feel like I am wasting time opening card by card like in v1.