Beginning January 1st 2017, PokerStars will be changing the method they calculate VPPs from “dealt” to “weighted-contributed.” This means players are rewarded VPPs based on their contribution to the pot that hand, instead of distributed evenly to all players dealt in. This change only affects cash games. This follows a trend that has been ongoing since 2010 of most poker networks moving to a weighted-contributed rake model.
“IMPORTANT NOTE: In all cash ring games, points are credited at the end of a hand. So if you leave a table before the hand is completed, you may not receive the VPPs for that hand. To ensure that you are properly credited, please Sit Out until the start of the next hand, and then leave the table.”
Potential changes to the rake collection structure were scrapped quickly after outrage on the 2p2 message board.