“I’m guessing you can still raise double suited aces multiway for value. Although, it’s important to consider your entire raising range as people in these games sometimes only raise with aces…also consider if people are willing to fold the flop or the turn and how raising preflop effects this. Many people want to see the flop but may be willing to give it up soon after. OTOH many people want to get to the river and then decide whether to give it up or not…”
My thought is that AA double suited without 4 or lower in it is a high hand where you want as many players as possible in the pot to get value. This would apply to the category 1 games. In category 2 even a 5 low card would be a hand that you could limit the field with. With 2 other high cards my thoughts are that it is a 1 way hand and you are going to need a 2 high card flop with your suits to be in the hunt. So I would not raise but again limp to get as many players as possible in the pot.
In Category 1 games forget about mixing it up….everyone is gambling. In addition in category 2 games most of the players head on to the river if they have any hope at all. Its my opinion that the value in these games primarily comes with the poor flop play of most players.
Your thoughts about mixing it up and considering that some will fold after the flop would be applicable to category 3 games. Now it becomes imperative to mix up your play on different starting hands since everyone is trying to get a pattern on you.
That is the beauty of category 1 games and most of the time category 2 games. Most of the players are merely playing their own hands….and not considering other players probable hands.