Dukasaur wrote:If I understand you correctly, then i would say yes: Deliberately manipulating the situation so that the colonel kills you rather than the private is poor sportsmanship. The private has worked his ass off to improve his skill to the point where he's on an equal footing with the colonel; screwing it up for him just to save yourself 15 points or whatever is really sleazy.
Most likely he was just lucky. Maybe he got a good drop or dice or both .
Dukasaur wrote:That being said, I do not think that suiciding is always poor sportsmanship. Retributive suicide, where someone has deliberately screwed you and you're just repaying the favour, is legitimate. It's just a form of Mutual Assured Destruction on a small scale, and one of the basic tools of playing this game.
I'm actually of opposite opinion. Retributive suicide won't gain me any points so I wouldn't do it. The example above though (where a player tries to get taken out by the highest ranked player) would gain me points. And I've done that many many times in the past. I don't do it now because I don't care about points anymore.