I can't answer any of the future questions but I can explain what happened last year. Last year on Friday (Thursday events are escaping my brain not sure I was in yet, but I want to say I was), we had a few early events where 2-4 people got byes. After those we had day 1 where half the field got byes. Then we had a sealed event that ended around 11ish where anyone left that didn't have them, got byes.JosephPhillips wrote:Is there a plan to ensure this gets done? Any estimates on how many players need a bye vs players that already have byes playing on day 1 to pass them down? How many locals are expected to show up who need a bye? This will be my first worlds attendance and I have been unable to secure a bye. If it's 2am and 5 more people need a bye are we going to play until 6am and round up 5 players with a bye for a quick event?Indiana Jones Jedi Knight wrote:Guys, seriously - please do NOT at all hesitate to sign up because of a bye. I all but guarantee that anyone who wants to play in Day 2 will have a chance to.
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I'm considering putting together a special event with our local players just for the bye so that I don't have to worry about it, but I'd rather not have to do that.
The way it works is that day 1 supplies byes for half the field. If half the field enter already have byes, then the rest of them get them no matter what. So what I would do as a TD would be to find out how many need byes and get that many more to sign up for day 1 that already have them. It can let them test their decks for tomorrow in a tournament event without people really paying attention to what they are playing, etc. It is a good system to allow for it.