Tomorrows arcade action will consist of the long awaited update for Texas Hold ’em. Below is the list of some of the new features and changes in the free update. You will be prompted for the update when you play the game after 0800 GMT (check what time that is for you) on Wednesday (11/29.) This update incorporates much of the feedback that we have heard from the community over the past couple of months. In addition to the update, the leaderboards will also be reset so everyone can start fresh. Also, early next year the team is adding Vision camera support. Here is the official list of features and fixes:
Game-play has been sped up.
Post the blind and play right away! Players can now, if they wish, start playing immediately when joining a table by posting the big blind, rather than having to wait for the blind to come to them.
New Away mode Players can now set their status to Away. Hands will be auto-folded and blinds auto-posted until the player returns.
New Auto-boot mode Players who continuously let the timer expire (more than three times in a game) will be booted from the table
Faster overall pacing Timers and messaging durations have been adjusted to speed up game-play among experienced players, but still allow novice players plenty of time to play.
Improved blind structure Initial blinds, as well as blind increases, are now more proportional to table stakes, ensuring more meaningful increases during game-play.
Matchmaking improvements Players are no longer matched into games they cannot afford
Improved interface controls Improvements to controls, such as increasing/decreasing stake amounts
Leaderboard display A players full winnings and rank are now properly displayed
Art and text improvements Game art and spelling issues have been addressed
Online exploits addressed Certain known exploits that enabled cheating have been addressed. As a result, the online multi-player leaderboards will be reset to eliminate inflated scores as a result of these exploits.