MuEagles79 wrote:aren't these new rules reading some intent into the new members and basically saying they have no idea what games they are joining?
seems a little paternalistic to me but it is the moderators site so they can run it how they want to.
I do remember getting housed plenty of times in my early games just from being inexperienced. How does one learn good strategy if one is forced to play against other new members?
Just as Kindergartners go to class with other Kindergartners. They are not thrown in with seniors in high school. Where is the contest in that ?
your logic is completely faulty unless you believe only people of similar ranks/experience should be playing each other
most of us on this site are adults and know the repercussions of the decisions we make on this site(ie. joining games). The rules for all games are clearly spelled out on the boards and on the websites rules link.
I do agree that users specifically sending PM's to new members is a disgusting tactic and should be banned.
I just see a slippery slope here of determining what constitutes "newbie farming". How many games does one member have to play against new members to constitute farming? Does a game need to have all new members in it to be considered farming?
None of these things have been defined by the mods. In order to obey the laws, one needs to know what the laws are. right now, these are just guidelines.
With all the being said, I agree with what the mods are doing here..it just needs to be much more clearly defined.