TheForgivenOne wrote: Woodruff wrote: TheForgivenOne wrote: Woodruff wrote:
TheForgivenOne wrote:From time to time, yes. But if the only games you play attract New Recruits and you constantly set these games up over and over, than you will get warned/point reset.
Which is a really stupid rule, of course.
Really? How so?
The idea that you can be punished FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S ACTIONS is ludicrious. If someone is INVITING newbies to their games, sure then there's a case. But being punished because someone else joins your games of their own free choosing without impetus from you is an idiotic concept that goes against justice in almost every aspect. It's really quite sick, in my opinion.
So we should let people abuse this?
Abuse what? The rule should be that you can't JOIN GAMES with newbies...THAT is something you can control. As well, as I mentioned above, you should not be able to send invitations to newbies...again, THAT is something you can control. Who joins your games? You can't control that.
TheForgivenOne wrote:People have already shot up the scoreboard because all they did was create settings, where 9/10 games had NR's join.
So what? No, I mean seriously...why do we care? Since the site is 100% against any sort of rank restriction on games (something that has been requested many, many times by many, many users and found great support by users), then the site is effectively saying that they're ok with NRs joining whatever games they can. I, as a user who happens to like a particular game and setting, should not be punished simply because NRs happen to join my games (again, something which I cannot control).
TheForgivenOne wrote:And the few times actual opponents joined the games, said user dropped that game.
Ah, but you see, THAT is very much a different issue. THAT, once again, is something that the user is in control of. That "dropping of games" is absolutely grounds for punishment. Yet, you'll notice upon close inspection, that isn't what I was talking about at all.
TheForgivenOne wrote:Purposely TRYING to play NR's?
PURPOSELY trying to play NRs would mean they joined games with NRs, they invited NRs, or they dropped games once other users join them...absolutely, those should be punishable. But those are outside of the scope of my very clear point.
TheForgivenOne wrote:Or why else would he have dropped games against opponents of actual calibur?
Is it your contention that everyone who has been sanctioned (which includes warnings) under this rule have taken such an action? I would strongly suggest to you that's not the case at all. Thus, my point.
If the site wants to be serious about people not playing NRs all the time, then they should BE serious and implement some sort of real rank restriction. By placing the onus on the player to monitor themselves, they are effectively SETTING UP USERS TO BE PUNISHED. It's akin to entrapment. The site needs to make it impossible or quit bitching about it.
...I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag.