I seem to play more ring games these days , and have ran across a problem I’m suggesting needs to be fix’d. Unlike a Sng or a MTT, when playing rings I get ejected from ring tables for reasons that shouldn’t trigger being kick’d off a table.
Currently if you click “away” while on a ring table, the system gives you, I think 4-5 minutes, before ejecting you from table. It might be as much as 10 minutes (if no waiters) before removing a player. So lets start there…
It doesn’t matter what reason on God’s green earth why a player goes grey, they deserve that same 5-10 minutes to get back to the table… but currently the only way you get time, is by manually clicking “away” first.
The following are reasons I have been ejected for…
My browser froze/crashed and I need to re-open things.
Accidentally my hand touched screen, and browser closed.
I loose wifi con briefly and wait to reconnect.
Power spike, and computer has to reboot, then reopen browser.
… … … +others reasons … … …
ALL other poker sites treat any connection loss the same, they list you as away, you get time to return or be removed from table. Replay Poker, only allows time if you manually click’d “away” , not any of these other reasons.
Another reason this is so detrimental is “buyin”. If a player is below the min buyin for a table, and are ejected for 1 of these reasons…THEY CANNOT RETURN, cause they would need to have and recommit the min buyin, sometimes players are playing with whole bankroll, so that would be impossible.
No matter what reason a player miss’s a hand and is turn’d grey, they DESERVE that 5-10 minutes as any other player gets, who manually goes grey, say for a potty break. This directly, to this player, goes to the basic functionality of the site. When in a SnG/MTT this won’t occur onless you’re blinded out, so emergencies can get dealt with for those players… Why should Ring players suffer ???
One a person goes grey, for whatever reason and however it happens, the clock starts. After X number of minutes they should be removed… Not like currently, when I’ve been removed in less that 20 seconds. We all see the “player has disconnected, giving them 10 seconds to return” message… Thats only to stay in hand, not on table.
Its a reason many players , including me, have or will be skidish about playing rings. Noone wants to sit with lets say ohhhh… 500k, then gets ejected with 300k left, and cannot return with that 300k cause its less than the buyin, or lose thier seat because of something… usually outta thier control.
Since there are anti-rat-holeing practices that force a player to return with more than say the buyin, why can’t players also return within same time period with what they had in a case like this??
Players are “in effect” kinda removed even when rebuying. Unless a player uses auto-rebuy, then they are treated as if they were sitting down fresh, they are forced to repost to the table… when they shouldnt have to. Just like ANY MTT that has rebuys, when on a ring table… if a player busts, play shud stop to give them the same 20 seconds MTT players get to rebuy before play continues.
So please, staff, take a sec to ponder this post. I bet many players have had this same frustration. Whether or not done manually by players, or done by the system, all ring players deserve @least that 5 minutes to return… Without rebuying, or reseating.