ArmagedOFF wrote: ↑02 November 2023, 14:31
I can't sit and stare into screen. That's not funny.
Your opponent(s) cannot sit and stare for you to eventually show up, that's not funny either.
They could switch to turn base, but many people find that not funny, and at least that's not what they expected when they joined the table. They could also abandon the game, but I don't think that would funny.
Could they be "nicer" and not expel you? Sure. Could BGA be programmed differently? Probably, but there's also issues with what a browser is allowed to do. Could Arena games require acceptance? Maybe, but that would also lead to abuse. At the moment things are like that: when you join Arena, it's your responsibility to monitor the status and be ready when the table starts, if you don't (even if it's for good reasons), you can be expelled and it's definitely not the other player(s)'(s) fault.