High Variance slots are not as common as low to mid variance games, and often acquire legendary status amongst slots players. Like big game hunters, online forumers, Twitch streamers and Youtubers battle each other to defeat these giants and display their Epic Wins like trophies.
Slots players can roughly be divided into two categories: thrill seekers and escapists.
For each of these groups, the appeal of playing slots is quite different – one group plays for fun, and will expect near constant base game wins, no matter how small, just to keep the balance bubbling near its original level, the others play for the thrill of beating the odds and capturing a never before seen feature, like the legendary five scatters on Dead or Alive or the Wild Desire 5 wilds.
These players are willing to accept lots of dead spins, relentless grinding to reach features and a style of slot gameplay that the escapists might find unrewarding. (more…)