mr. CD wrote:Great concept, definitely in!
Question: I suppose it's illegal to throw a game in any way? Let's say you'd rather throw a 4 than a 5, but you're looking good in 5 games, is there a possiblity to make sure you don't win 5?
By example, I'd much rather play AoR II than Feudal War.
You are correct. This tournament is NOT above the universal Rules of Conquer Club.
As the universal Rules of Conquer Club state, which all players agreed to upon joining the site,
Any gross abuse of the game is forbidden. This includes but is not limited to: throwing games...
I figured that any responsible player would be aware of this and didn't include a large segment in the Rules on this, as I don't mean to coddle and remind people of the Rules. As a result, even if you want to go out of your way and deny yourself points by intentionally losing, therefore hurting your position on the board (even in the hopes of presumably "regaining" a better position in the future), and therefore really contradicting and compromising the very reason you play Conquer Club, it won't be allowed.
I also included the generic tidbit against unsporting behavior, which includes "throwing games"
Any form of violation of the Rules of Conquer Club found at http://www.conquerclub.com/public.php?mode=rules
(including any approved withstanding rules, decisions, or judgments from the Multi Hunters and/or Cheating/Abuse Team) including, but not limited to, creating "multiple accounts", engaging in "secret diplomacy", "throwing games"
, and/or taking part in any form of collusion or actions taken to provide an unfair advantage to oneself, and/or to any other player in the tournament, that is against the spirit of sportsmanship may result in expulsion from the tournament. The organizer has full judgment in making these decisions...
As with the Policy for Players Failing to Join Games and the tournament in general, I have the final say on all such instances, which I presume will be rare. Certainly, as a player it would be beneficial to alert me if you think "throwing games" and any such unsporting conduct that goes against the spirit of our game is taking place. However, I do keep track of all and review play in many of my tournaments' games anyway.
Such players who, in my opinion, are clearly throwing games, as a result of consistent (be it in one game or multiple games) "throwing" of games and not playing Conquer Club in an appropriate manner will be removed.Note that it is more than likely you'll have the chance to play on any map you want in each realm
--not only is there a "Free Choice" space which allows you to choose to play on any map, but if you land alone on a single tile and have no opponents, you can choose the tile you want to play on (and therefore the map).
So there will be ample
chances for you to pick a map you want to play on without having to "throw" games.
Thus, to go out of your way and cheat would surely prove ineffective and have marginal effect on "improving" your position on the board.