totally agree. also smurfing is only realy an issue for the first 10-20 games until you reach your actual rank. almost all the pros have smurf accounts but they very quickly reach their correct ranking
I just randomly pick up an smurf example.
Till he climbed up over this level by playing 94 games with 83 win games it means there are at least 60 to 70 games which were totally not started at a fair level.
Also, I think the main issue is not only about how many games it affected, it’s about how you interpret sportsmanship is.
To me, smurf just like cheating the weight in boxing just to get an easier win which I won’t respect.
In this post I try not to comment or judge other point of views.
I would rather want to know nowadays how’s the majority in the AOE2 community define sportsmanship is. See if there’s any difference in 10 years ago.
Kind of off topic of this.
And actually I tried to summarize a 50 games stat as a solo player and pointed out what’s the problem of TG is. But seems no one really interested in it as solo player in TG is not really a majority group.
Aside from smurf all these options don’t effect sportsmanship at all.
Hidden to enemy Civ picking is a wonderful boon to the playerbase
We could do without mirror tho.
No gg is fine, the thing you’re looking for is players being rude, convulsing dumbly via written about losing to something they disagree with, games taking too long with their short attention spans, disagreeing in rude fashion about how you play, or blatantly insulting the other player in one way or another. Rude people in general and players who do so knowingly just to be toxic are the worst. Another type is the player that constantly pings things he wants done on the map over and over again and if you don’t do it ‘perfectly’ or ‘fast enough’ he/she just insults you or eventually rage quits while calling either you or the entire team useless.
I can tell many of you never played against forward dark age villagers stuff… A luck based “strategy” that is just meant to annoy the opponent and deny him any fun there can be in a game of aoe2. Very similar to hiding villagers in the corners.
Some players are more inclined to be positive about the game if they happen to have positive feelings throughout. Those same players might take a drastic turn in behaviour if even one thing ticks them off. For instance I’ve had a teammate who got pissed because my buildings or base happened to be built slightly in his/her base area and refused to play because of it, walled in friendly resources, etc. Griefing in general is childish, and I suppose is to be expected to be seen from time to time when a player is immature and undisciplined in how they conduct themselves online.
Those who have positive feelings taking enemy boar yet show signs of griefing in even the slightest form when on the receiving end be it with lack of gg or taunting the enemy because of it or simply showing negative behaviour are immature sportsmen. Laming boar is a good part of the game and if one loses their boar with one method or another, they can do better next time and would do well to learn from their experience.
Losing a single boar is easy enough to come back from. A second boar loss is troublesome but is also something that can be worked around.
I don’t hold it against people who boar lame but I will probs just quit if they do. If they want the win that way they can have it, its just not how I want to play the game. No hard feelings though, I will still give a gg.
You also missed people who say “gg ez” off the list. Don’t know why but that always pisses me off.
Yea, 100%, a lot of people could be more gracious in defeat, you just won the game mate, chill.
I for one am a simple gl hf, and gg wp’er, common courtesy and respect for your opponent, whether they’re better than you or worse, even if you lame the ■■■■ out their boar or have messy dark age militia and vill spam.
I truely don’t understand what gets the cocky-victors off about spamming you how easy it was at the end, like sure a bit of sarcastic gamer culture sometimes, sure whatever, but theres a line of enjoyment there.
Also once been accused of being a smurf and laughed at after loosing a game? That was one of the weirdest experiences. xD