Originally Posted by F4STFORW4RD
Actually the demise of FT has forced me temporarily into the clutches of the iPoker network (not for long, I can assure you!) and I was amazed when I looked at their MTTs this morning. There wasn't one tournament before the middle of the afternoon (so about 6 hours away) which wasn't a turbo and/or a rebuy.
Fortunately I mainly play SNGs and their non-turbo SNGs were filling up reasonably quickly (by iPoker standards). However for MTT players that don't want to play Turbo/Rebuy it would be fairly frustrating, presumably.
Where I live, there are actually many Freezeouts on ipoker during the daytime (10am to 3pm). So 'it depends' on where you live. One of my beefs with ipoker is that the site is completely dead as of ~5pm PT (8pm EST)... the last decent guar. MTT's are at 7pm(est) $33 $3,000guar., 7:30 $10 $1500, 8pm $15 $1,000guar.. A handful of $5 mtt's earlier on.
I 100% agree that there's far too many rebuy/Turbos, SuperTurbo/rebuy etc. etc. (but they do seem to fill up... suits the 'Bingo' players on there i suppose). I've written to support a few times asking them why they don't add in more $5-$20 freezeouts during peak periods because the ones they do have always get decent traffic in them & no doubt if they had twice as many of them they'd fill up as well (the large percentage of players in them are playing in almost All of them.. & am pretty certain they'd be happy to add in a few more tables while playing on there).
Getting way off-topic here... sorry for the derail. Just think that ipoker could improve upon their lobby in a big way. I think one of the big problems they have is that it's many sites playing across one network & if it was just One poker room that they'd be more inclined to get stuff like this happening. (also, one never sees any ipoker/Titan reps. on any of the poker forums
?.. how bad is that?).
OP, I think along with the rest of us, you've been spoiled by getting to play on the Big Two - - Stars & FTP. You'd think the other sites could at least learn more from many of the things the BigTwo have done well.