The accused are suspected of:
Other: Ratings Abuse
In the game chat, he re-posted some comments he made to his teammates. Gibberish about how we were taking advantage of some supposed feature of CC's where bad dice get evened out by good dice. Essentially, he claimed that we were getting bad dice in other games so that we could get good dice against them.
We didn't get angry or respond by arguing. We simply beat them and moved on with our lives.
He then gives us all lousy ratings, including cheap tactics. 1 star for fair play, 3 stars for game play, and 1 star for attitude.
My point is this: unless there really is a feature that would enable us to take advantage of the dice like that (and I doubt there is) this is a clear-cut case of paranoia and resulting ratings abuse.
2013-01-07 00:08:00 - Hamanu: Actually no. You lost this the moment we got one of your team under 36 terrs. A tip for your future hive games: Don't go for bonuses, pick one opponent on the opposing team and hammer him continuously, as you've seen us do here.
bamage wrote:Hmmm... okay, so you're suggesting he may have given us a pass our dice manipulation and is instead focusing his ratings on "not a good" excuse for cheap tactics.
Thanks for your effort and input, but it's a lot noisier than it is helpful.
SirJohn13 wrote:Did you and your team members receive any ratings from nibotha's teammates?
This seems less like a case of rating abuse than of misunderstanding.
By the way, it is clear that you won due to superior strategy. In Hive quads you have to pick one player and attack him hard. Once he has 35 or less territories you are already doing well, then you keep going until he has 10-11. Next you pick a second player and do the same. Only then do you go after bonuses.
nibotha wrote:Wow - you guys have made a big thing out of, erm NOTHING! Pretty sad in my opinion! Surely everyone rates others the way they see fit?! Can't believe I have an official ratings abuse warning over this - I mean over the ratings left in ONE SINGLE GAME! How do you explain the MASSIVE pauses between regions conquered in that game?! Are the near perfect dice just a coincidence?! I bet (if one could be bothered to check) - you would see that these players were in fact playing in other games at the same time as that hive game to balance out their dice. If I am wrong, then I apologise, although I sincerely doubt it. Anyways - feel free to post more about this below - I can't see the posts made by people in that game as they are on my 'ignore list' for what I consider to valid reason (don't think even the virtual CC police can send we warning about which are my friends and foes - this would be a new low!) - Well done CC police for getting it wrong AGAIN!
Peace out and keep smiling everybody!
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