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Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 16:27
by Goldain
So, I suppose there is nothing against site rule about someone studying a map with a surrendered country and then joining the game with less than a minute left before the turn goes off and entering a bunch of moves at the last second. It is cheesy as heck, though. Myself and my ally adjusted our moves within a couple of minutes of the turn going off seeing that no player had joined as the surrendered power. I even refreshed with a minute left just to check to see if I needed to switch back. And yet between my refresh and the turn going off this guy joins the game and enters a full set of moves.

I don't suppose there is anything to prevent that, but a game should "lock" to a new player joining like 10 minutes before the turn goes off or something to prevent this kind of cheesy stunt. Quitters jack up games enough, but it seems almost like half the players who take over surrendered positions jack it up even worse.

Fortunately the guy who joined had his former ally attacking the zombie country as well, so all in all his cheesy stunt likely didn't buy him anything, but it still was a pretty cheesy move.

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 16:30
by asudevil
Yeah...its lame...but as you saw...its a risk...and even if it locked 10 minutes out...what if that's middle of the night...blah blah blah...its always an annoying risk.

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 16:31
by Don Juan of Austria
Owch.

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 16:34
by V
"Maybe not Cheesy, but definitely Whining"...
More like sour grapes. All that happened is your attempt to grab freebies from a surrendered country failed. Now you have to fight for them, oh the sympathy...

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 17:15
by WarSmith
Sad that it happened to you. But it does happen.
Ranks alongside 'laying spiteful orders then surrendering'
Safest thing is to always assume you're playing against a full complement of players.

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 17:40
by Otherwise
All I'm seeing is cheese, and grapes. I'm trying to lose weight, in a way. Right now I'm going for some LUNCH!

Thanks, guys!

(That was whining/complaining as it SHOULD be done, humph!)

:)

-O

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 19:51
by Guns of Brixton
I'm struggling to understand why you think this is unfair or 'cheesy'. You were about to get an undeserved advantage because of a surrender, but then your advantage was reduced because someone joined. Why is this not better for the game as a whole?

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 20:49
by Don Juan of Austria
Guns of Brixton wrote:I'm struggling to understand why you think this is unfair or 'cheesy'. You were about to get an undeserved advantage because of a surrender, but then your advantage was reduced because someone joined. Why is this not better for the game as a whole?


I think it was just the timing of it. They had hours to join, but evidently joined in the last couple of minutes...which is frustrating.

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 21:06
by mjparrett
Its just his nature. A couple of bitter cheating accusation posts recently and now this.. :roll:

Re: Maybe not cheating, but definitely cheesy...

PostPosted: 04 Jun 2017, 21:51
by condude1
I don't see how this really helps the player. It's a sure way to make everyone around you attack you for that season at least. If he thinks that's in his best interest, he's sorely midguided, and likely soon to be eliminated. It's the risk you take when trying to scoop up centers off of a surrendered player.