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Badz360 #1 Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:46 AM

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I am not sure one this one - so asking a genuine question.

 

Was legionairing some tier VIII skirmishes this evening, and in one room there were 9 slots taken, several well ranked (better than I) legionaires waiting to be chosen - and some badger in an Russian heavy with 0 games played and 0 WG rating was selected ahead of every one else.

 

Is it cheating, or just morally injust? I have screenshot - but have not posted it as I have no clue if its a genuine issue - just didn't sit right with me though.



BattleMetalChris #2 Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:48 AM

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Might have been a special account - there are certain accounts that have the stats locked, I know some streamers have these.

Badz360 #3 Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:57 AM

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Just checked - and account only created Nov 2019, and been in 5 clans since March this year. Doesn't seem to be a streamer.

But, even if not a streamer - unsure if this is against the rules in the first place.



Balc0ra #4 Posted 13 June 2020 - 01:04 AM

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View PostBadz360, on 13 June 2020 - 12:57 AM, said:

Just checked - and account only created Nov 2019, and been in 5 clans since March this year. Doesn't seem to be a streamer.

But, even if not a streamer - unsure if this is against the rules in the first place.

 

How so? It just means he has not played randoms if he has zero games and zero rating. Just farmed XP elswhere to get up. And I suspect they knew who he was if that's the case.



Badz360 #5 Posted 13 June 2020 - 01:13 AM

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I have no doubt it was either pre-arranged, or they knew who the 'legionaire' was - just looked a bit jarring with an absolute 0 rating in amongst what was probably a 9K+ rating avg for the rest of the players.

 

Does the skirm matchmaking only look at the ELO rating of the hosting clan, or does it take into account the ratings of the individual players, and thus they were deliberately playing the system to get an easier opponent?

 



Immensive #6 Posted 13 June 2020 - 01:48 AM

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Some players are known in high ranking Strongholds in T8. They get picked over regular players for being known in the clan, most times reroll accounts that are grinding credits.

Check their battle stats in skirmishes. There is no cheating involved here.



General_Jack_D_Ripper #7 Posted 13 June 2020 - 05:02 AM

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No

fwhaatpiraat #8 Posted 13 June 2020 - 07:40 AM

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Why do you consider it as cheating, OP?

wsatnutter #9 Posted 13 June 2020 - 07:56 AM

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no cheating as said they know the player

Objec7 #10 Posted 13 June 2020 - 11:07 AM

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View PostBadz360, on 13 June 2020 - 12:57 AM, said:

Just checked - and account only created Nov 2019, and been in 5 clans since March this year. Doesn't seem to be a streamer.

But, even if not a streamer - unsure if this is against the rules in the first place.

He hasn't played random battles - it's an new account most likely. What would be against rules and what cheating are you talking about? People choose low pr players over high pr players because pr affects what enemy you will face. Bad player with high pr is worse than bad player with low pr.



mpf1959 #11 Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:06 PM

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They must have liked the name of the tank, Badger, I'd have done the same.

I can't be doing with tanks with bland names, give me a Badger over an Obj or some other boring guff every time! :girl:



Corrupted_Pling #12 Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:12 PM

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View Postfwhaatpiraat, on 13 June 2020 - 06:40 AM, said:

Why do you consider it as cheating, OP?


Probably because it drops the clans average rating down, so they get matched against a lower rated team?



kaneloon #13 Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:22 PM

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Yes it is borderline, but what is fair play in that game ?

Darth_Infektid #14 Posted 13 June 2020 - 12:46 PM

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Yes it's cheating

Go to your WG webpage and contact support.

 

WG will test your resolve with copy-pasta, but if your heart is true about stoping this vile cheaters you will prevail. Just keep hammering the true until they give up

 

Good luck fellow crusader. 



Gruff_ #15 Posted 13 June 2020 - 03:56 PM

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View PostBadz360, on 13 June 2020 - 12:46 AM, said:

I am not sure one this one - so asking a genuine question.

 

Was legionairing some tier VIII skirmishes this evening, and in one room there were 9 slots taken, several well ranked (better than I) legionaires waiting to be chosen - and some badger in an Russian heavy with 0 games played and 0 WG rating was selected ahead of every one else.

 

Is it cheating, or just morally injust? I have screenshot - but have not posted it as I have no clue if its a genuine issue - just didn't sit right with me though.


No not cheating, friends playing with friends. 



Kdingo #16 Posted 13 June 2020 - 03:59 PM

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Given the topic i was expecting something along the line:

"I came home early from work and found my wife and brother having a fun time..."



UserZer00 #17 Posted 13 June 2020 - 04:35 PM

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View PostKdingo, on 13 June 2020 - 03:59 PM, said:

Given the topic i was expecting something along the line:

"I came home early from work and found my wife and brother having a fun time..."

So they were playing Monopoly and his brother was cheating?



kaneloon #18 Posted 13 June 2020 - 07:15 PM

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Cheating at Monopoly is a sacred duty ;)




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