CoolGuy wrote:mkenobi wrote:And please guys do not start more threads about this. It's ridiculous, stupid, and a shame that someone spends so much time creating this scheme just to appear on the leaderboard of a game that offers no material rewards, fame or any satisfaction beyond the pleasure of playing and having fun.
I bought this topic up as we haven't seen PLV for a while - I was hoping he had been banned. You would think it would be somebody's job at Zynga to monitor the leaderboards and look for irregularities - obviously not. It's not that hard to see that somethings wrong so why can't they do something about it?
They do not care. Macro players do a service for the Devs but at the same time they harm the whole community of players who play honestly and by their own hands.
First, devs can't identify who is using macros since it doesn't interfere with the game code, or if they can identify (just look at the leaderboard and see players with +800 attacks), they don't give a damn.
Second, macro players force conflict thresholds to soar, which is good for Devs because they force players to attack much more - and consequently - use crystals to speed up loadouts to keep attacking and winning to stay on top higher leagues.
And third, this kind of 32-8-2-1 conflict was created precisely to force more players to grind for Obsidian and UC leagues since the difference in frags is too big and frustrating if you miss out on the highest league in the last hours of conflict.
When you run a mini base like PLV does, your rivals are most Dev bases -- because now game tryes to prevents players running mini bases to find real bases adjusted to their low base score.
A HQ 8 mini with 2 turrets level 1, no shields, no traps, and two resources generators (1 refinery and 1 market), and only one attack building maxed out is matched with full bases HQ 3, HQ 4, or HQ 5 (if they are out of Tatooine).
A few months ago, Devs blocked these bases with CNFO as it was mentioned before, but now, players running mini bases can find only Dev bases of different levels, or mini bases like theirs, and from time to time, real low level bases. Easy 3 stars all the time.