Originally Posted by camtheram13
My bad if I did not think you were joking.
I guess I wasn't clear enough. If you plan on playing both online and live using a HUD can be like a crutch. A HUD can tell you pot odds, list your outs, tell you the types of players you are playing against, etc. If you cannot do these things on your own and in your mind then it cripples you when you play live.
But I guess if you only plan on playing online then I can see how using a HUD is beneficial.
A HUD can't do what I put in bold above, at least PT3 and HEM don't. And if they did, I have a feeling they would then fall into the banned software. I get the feeling you've never used a HUD or know much about them.
Actually lets quit calling it a HUD. It's actually tracking software that records the hand histories the user plays. Part of the program is a HUD that you can use while you are playing to help aid you in decisions. Things you'll miss while playing four, five, ten, however many tables at the same time. It also allows you to go back and analyze your play. So it's a good tool to use to stay on top of your game. Good live players aren't always good online players. Their skill set doesn't transfer well to the online game. However, the online players skill set does transfer well to the live game. Advantage... The online player.
When playing live you have more than 15 seconds to act and more than a 15 second time bank. You have tons of time to make calculated decisions. You also, have a face to remind you of who you are playing against that can also offer tells
, instead of some name and avatar. Like I said, live and online aren't even close to being the same game. Most people don't even know how to use the data a HUD spits out anyway. As far as it being a crutch, I could see how that might be true for some. But, who cares? Even without a HUD, online you know exactly what a players stack size is, how much is in the pot, ect. Again, back down the road of live isn't the same game as online.