Holidays can create a lot of distractions, you know... That, and somehow I pissed off a nerve or disc in my back a few weeks ago and have been trying all sorts of medical remedies and tweaks to quit having my leg feel like it's en fuego... Some uberanti-inflammatories and a little PT are attempting to solve the issue, but it's really annoying. At least sitting isn't a problem, it's standing and moving...
Found out after the PLO8 debacle that in Rush MTTs, you can sit out, and you don't get moved to another table until AFTER the hand is completed at your current table... which is kind of a sketchy angleshot for the shortstacks, especially if you can't tell that they're sitting out (Tilt doesn't show you if a player is sitting out until they time out once - and since you don't normally see the same player two tables in a row...) and they get that extra 20-30 seconds without being dealt into a new hand or into a blind...
Half the table was sitting out when I bubbled. If I knew that... well, I'd have sat out too, which would have been great for me, but bad for the game on the whole.
Solution? Well, I mentioned it to support for the future..
1) go hand for hand at the bubble (2-3 players outside it, I was surprised a $322 wasn't going hand for hand, Rush format or not)
2) change the software - when you fold your hand, sitting out or not, get moved to a new table immediately and be dealt into a new hand. None of this buying extra seconds you shouldn't have b/c you autofold.
3) if someone's sitting out, display it underneath the avatar. (this may be the way I set up my tables, so might be my fault to begin with)
But it's FTP support, not Stars, so I'm probably pissing uphill to begin with.
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