codeblue1018 wrote: L M S wrote: aad0906 wrote:
L M S wrote:What you are describing is not invite abuse and is not against the rules.
I agree. But what if they do this, and then the situation occurs that ljex describes: instead of unwitting lambs for the slaughter a couple of knowledgeable players join and also invite a team mate that doesn't join immediately (basically doing the same as "the accused") to neutralize the advantage of "the accused" and suddenly "the accused" all drop the game? That IMO is gross abuse of unwritten rules, even worse than the ranching that GLG was warned for. I would love to hear the opinion of a C&A mod on this. Maybe someone should file a "test case".
Just as you have the right to join a game whenever you want...you may also drop out of any game whenever you want and for whatever reason you want.
Again, not abuse.
Is foe'ing a player because you don't want to play them again abuse?...how about foe'ing a player because you are chasing the random medal and need unique defeats and don't want to 'waste time' playing the same players again to get it?
The answer is no, again. You have the right to foe anyone, for any reason you want.
LMS, think outside the friendship box mate. You are correct; it's not cheating. It's ranching unsuspecting players no matter how you paint it. Prime example is what ljax described. They are also joining team 2 games, minus the third player of course until such time team 1 gets a team together; freemiums, inexperienced players. Bottom line, its cheap play mate in which most experienced players could climb the scoreboard with ease as they are currently doing. Takes no skill whatsoever. Its amazes me what others will do to rise up the ranks; very respectable
These guys may be friends but I can tell you that they aren't the only ones doing it and some of the other players employing this smart way to play are definitely NOT my friends. I'll even go so far as admitting I have waited until all the other players joined before joining a freestyle game too. (GASP) I don't think its a "cheap" way to play and God knows the scoreboard is bogus anyway as a determination of the best player
on CC, it's merely a representation of the player best at collecting points....the two are not the same, not even close.
I know how to collect points and have done it...thing is I don't give a damn about them or my rank. Do you really think that MY current rank is an accurate representation of my skill on CC? I have gone from 3744 to 1120 in 3 weeks and back to 3200 in a month, again and again simply by choosing the "right" style of game, and so could anyone else and they don't have to be so called "farming or ranching" games to do it. My 6 years of CC experience and nearly 10,000 games played, clan experience, team experience, map experience, specialty map diversity....I could go on and on....is an accurate representation of my CC skill.
Next thing you know we will have a cute little term describing the unfair advantage one team has over another because they all are communicating in real time over SKYPE and that is unfair to inexperienced players who don't...
AND, my respect for Tec805 (et al) comes from their incredible skill at playing, specifically, the Stalingrad map. We have been in some epic games on that map both with and against each other. Those guys know what they are doing on any map and I suspect are just having a good time playing the game the way they want to from time to time and there isn't a damn thing wrong with that.
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