Are presending moves in ffas legal?Nothing in the FFA section of the Reffing Encyclopedia says they aren't, and I thought they were and I've been allowing them this whole time, but apparently they're not according to tha senior ref Ash K.
For what it's worth though in case what Ash says has been true this whole time, I think they should be allowed. I can see some people taking issue with someone not even present beating out somebody that is there, but if you've got the moves, then why not go through with them? If someone has decided on some moves for the rest of the FFA, then that's the strategy they picked for their mon to go through with and anything that happens after that has taken that strategy into effect - it's the same as if they were there and picked the same moves. All them not being there means they can't make any move changes in case something important happens, and if they're in a position where something big can happen, then that's part of the backlash for leaving at that particular time. The opposite stands true - if they've put themselves into a strong position and have to leave, they won't lose everything they achieved and can at least do something from that strong position. I feel if they've put thought into some moves for their mon to be used, then there should be no reason they can't go through with it just because they're not there. And if they haven't put thought into it and just threw out some moves to be used, well it's not like we don't see that from people that are actually online either. I feel that that should be their choice though, and as the referee you should just ref the results of their strategy going up against the other competitors'.