Metsfanmax wrote: stahrgazer wrote:
Metsfanmax wrote:Nobody gets hurt when somebody posts a spam topic in a social forum.
And no one gets hurt when an inactive doesn't join a game he or she was invited to join; it expires in 24 hours. Nor does anyone get hurt by receiving a random invite; they join or do not join. If they join, they play, if they don't join, someone else plays.
False; the OP and the first few responses indicated that the system was
abused as a result of this.
Not false. Here's what they're saying:
The trick that I've seen used (and there could easily be others), is a team will start a public game, and then invite a single, inactive player to fill one of the spots on the opposing team. This keeps any other real teams from joining together, as one of the spots is reserved, so the games fill up with random people, making for a much easier win than a well-practiced team would.
The invitee does not have to accept. Established teams can join other games and play together.
"Near-farming" constitutes a much worse "abuse" of a system than, "omigosh, this particular game is full, my regular team and I will have to find another game to battle on,"
I define "near-farming" as picking on people who just got their 5 games so are no longer ? but are obviously not familiar with the types of maps that are "legal" for high ranking folk to "invite" them to play. And the response has continued to be, "the new cadet does not have to join."
So, that's the CC response: the player being invited does NOT have to join.
And stretching that a bit farther, the teams that wish to play together can open their own games or find another to join, or join a tournament together. However, assuming a cadet does join, he's got a better chance of someone else joining who does know the map, so can show him the ropes, than those who are being "orchard plucked" in 1v1 freestyle on intricate maps - which CC has ruled over and over again, is perfectly legal to do.