Fivecrayfish wrote:Long discussion, don't know if it's still going or not, but here is my 2 cents :
"a macro for attacking and leveling every base."
Doesn't work. I am programmer and level of complexity required to create such a program that could level any lvl 10 base is not gonna happen any time soon. Sorry folks,
Certainly is a long discussion, with the same ppl trotting out the same lines...
Your quote above sums up perfectly something I have suspected for a long time but just couldn't be bothered mentioning to the witch-hunting mob here. I have been attacked by 2 seperate members of the maligned squad that is the brunt of this topic...I won both defences. I noticed a few posts in the last couple of months mentioning also winning defences against the same squad attacks. Against real/similar level bases (even dev bases), I suspect a macro attack will fail far more than it succeeds.
Now, against a significantly weaker base...sure, the sheer strength of the attacking troops will overwhelm the base. Is that a macro issue or a matchmaking issue? I'd suggest the latter (as another has mentioned just above).
As for the line that "they are always online"....a quick glance at a certain squad shows they have an average # defense wins across the squad of 124, slightly below the Imp average D of 145 (http://ksod.us/stats). Every member of the squad I looked at has at least 1 D win, more than half have over 100...so how do they win Ds while constantly being online? Maybe the power went out so they were offline for a while?
Do they cost you a spot in UCL? Maybe...maybe you could just work a bit more to secure it? I recall being a tako a few months ago with 30 mins left in a conflict, sitting at 2.02%. 1 3-star attack got me to 1.87%, 1 more 3-star and I was at 1.68%. Are you competing against macro players who sit on the leaderboard? Or are you competing against the guys sitting at 2.01 - 1.9%?
Did you know by keeping your medal count low, you can find easier bases to attack AND get more conflict gears per attack, thus allowing you to make fewer attacks and hit UCL? Maybe those medal sandbaggers are pushing you out of UCL just as much as a macro user? Again, that would be a matchmaking issue.
A casual reader of the forums might believe macro usage is killing the game......
Do I like macro users? No
Do I care that others may use macros? No
Is it the biggest problem with the game? No
Is it a big problem at all? I dont think so
Will ppl continue to bash/blame macros at every opportunity? Yup.....