jsnyder748 wrote:I mean there is always going to be a new way to reach conqueror. some of the ways people used to do it were not thought of as a gross abuse of the game until....we all realized it was.
Finding a legit conqueror is impossible. There would be a new one every day if everyone was on the same playing field. People who deserve it wouldnt get it, but those who walk the borderline of edging out points would eventaully get it and we consider this to be cheating. (farming, playing with really low ranking people on your team only)
Not tht cheaters shouldn't loose their ill begotten gifts, but what we all want is someone who plays at a high level while playing good opponents on a map/settings everyone respects as legit. To be able to reach 4500 points playing this way is currently impossible. If I were to play doubles on das schloss (A popular team game amongnst clans) there would be no way to get to a high enough score. I may be good at the map and I may win 50 percent vs other teams who know the strategy.
That is why it is impossible to get to conqueror while not bending the rules/what others find as fair play and get there.
this wasn't very well worded ,but maybe you will get my point.
The suggestion is good but this line "More players will strive for this position if they know it can only be achieved and retained without bending the rules" is the essence of who conqueror is. A rule "bender" or innovator, if you will. There is no way to get enough points without it.
You have made one or two incorrect assumptions that I would like to clarify . Firstly it is possible to make it to the top of the scoreboard playing ' legitimate ' games , I became Conqueror mainly through points won on Standard 6 player escalating, no freestyle , 1 v 1 or noob farming whatsoever.
At the time I amassed around 3800 points , with inflation that probably amounts to 4200 points today , my top score was around 4500 and I managed to stay above 4000 for quite a long spell.
I know of a number of other players who play a similar mix of standard escalating/team games and hover around the 3700-4200 mark, given a fair wind any one of them could make Conqueror given a level playing field. It is though fair to say that luck would need to play a part in order to stay at the top for a long period , the scoring system makes such a feat very difficult.
The reason such players , in recent years , have not made Conqueror is purely because others have manipulated the system or plain cheated. In short it is quite possible for ' clean ' players to get to the top , providing the cheats and manipulators are banished.