I’m reporting a few players. I wouldn’t normally. I really wouldn’t. But I do believe this group is in need of some administrative action. If nothing else, this post can be a warning to other players not to ally with them and maybe even to stay out of games with them.
I realize that making this post is not in the spirit of the game, and possibly against the rules, but I feel it is necessary. These players are very actively ruining the experience of the game for veterans and new players alike, and the community is too small to have people walk out after preventable bad experiences.
The main culprit, and name that keeps popping up is Eurochamp. Other names that associate with the group: NikSweden, Kong Empire, Tom Pernis, Trumpet, and 'The [country here] Banker".
The offenses: They sign up together and rig games. The banker is a feeder account always donates it’s stars to Eurochamp and attacks whoever is on the other side. Sometimes they ally other players but consistently f*ck them over, using the feeder account if needed. The rest is details, but in general they simply don’t engage with others. Messages are ignored until they are losing, at which point they try to feign switching sides but consistently stick together.
I encountered them twice myself, and was super annoyed. Talking to some other players who are regulars it turns out they have the same experience and same sour taste, so I decided to write this post. I ask anyone with first hand experience to add to the story here, so we can properly communicate the scale of the problem.
Now, I do love myself a good bit of backstabbery, I realize that that is an inherent (and important) part of the game. There’s plenty of players on my permanent no-go list (and I suspect i’m on a few of theirs also), but this goes beyond that. I really feel that they are not playing the game, but breaking it.
Jay, please take some action or monitor the situation. Thanks!