Over the times in TL there have been many ‘tactics’ for one team to take advantage over another by use of the rules of the game, whether it’s the classic ganging up or the sometimes common open defences and weak GK’s. Some say that if it’s allowed in the rules then it’s not cheating……well here is the definition of cheating below.
Now consider the laws of a country. If all eventualities had been considered there would be no need for new laws ever, but as in life people in games seek to exploit situations to an unfair advantage or gain. On many occasions the law ‘implies’ things that should not be done but these unwritten rules may remain unwritten despite the law being clear.
Now consider this game with its rules (laws). Whereby a league is made and prizes given for who climbs upwards in the league. The rules imply that you should win where possible and gain torches. There is no rule that says you can’t give away your islands, but why would the developers ever consider giving a way an island as an advantage; well they didn’t foresee this clear advantage. For this reason open defences and weak GK’s, are a tactical choice and not actually a cheat as the aim of the alliance purposefully weakening their defence IS to move further UP the league by gaining the bonus torch.
Recently @CaptainMorgan has stated that there will be changes made to wars to make it harder for cartels to swapping islands for enhancements, open defences and all that. So we know that we are not supposed to give islands away, it is implied from what the devs have said in the past and the format of the league table. Giving away islands is cheating. GIVING AN ALLIANCE 9 FOR NOTHING IS RIDICULOUS!
Now as we speak the well known Texas cartel of Texas Blood Heroes, Texas Phalanx, and Spartan Wars have gotten together and formed a not so secret pact allowing Texas Phalanx to gain all islands possible +6 and for the 3 above named alliances to ‘fight hard’ to gain 12M victory points for +3 bonus torch. (we can currently see several Jason and Artemis GK’s right now from Texas! But we I won’t specifically name players)
Many suspected this would happen as Texas have many times looked beyond tactics to seeks an unfair victory, it’s literally in their Texas blood.
They sensed CCCP/Nova and Boom had a harder (real) war and could then gain though cheating all the prizes that come with a top 3 finish (probably 1st) Anyone with an ounce of knowledge of this game will wonder how with 12M Vps scored could the weaker team win high skull islands from the other 2 stronger alliances. Yes indeed it must have taken good planning and coordination for Texas and Spartans to not accidentally block certain islands access for Phalanx!
So I post this now many hours before the end of the war as we already know the outcome from some honest players in some of those alliances mentioned above. It is hard to corrupt and blatantly cheat with 150 people all agreeing.
I submit a ticket for cheating to FG with supporting evidence, but to anyone reading this you will know Texas Blood Heroes and SW are considerably stronger than Texas Phalanx and even a General such as Napoleon couldn’t win by that margin on a map where islands are hard to win and keep.
@CaptainMorgan I ask you to take action against these cheating alliances as giving away torches (9 + big VP’s) is a massive advantage, and further makes this war league a joke. I suggest removal of ill gotten torches and consideration should be made to relegate one of those obviously colluding alliances with the same Texas name. You want our alliance and others to spend quantities of gems winning battles but for Texas Phalanx to have a free picnic all the way to #1!
I hope your changes to the war system arrive soon before Texas and the regular posters claiming to have the interests of the game in mind actually destroy the game completely.
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gerund or present participle: cheating
act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage.
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avoid (something undesirable) by luck or skill.
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here we see the current +5 torches for Texas P, while big Texas is 198 (ie less 2, they were -3 very early on in the war.
After 3rd war…surprise Texas P gained +9 as known they would, how did we know???