View Poll Results: is tanking = cheating?

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    is tanking=cheating?

    ok I stopped playing the game since about 7 months now bcz of Nordeus behavior and bcz of work relocation which left me no time, just for fun created a new team, but was surprised to see some of my real life friends are behind calculation wise from where they should be level wise , and when I asked them , they told me that they had started to tank their teams once every 2 seasons since moving to level 9 (which enabled them to get 5-6 points higher average wise between each level) .. so although if you check their trophy cabinet , it seem they win the title comfortably every season, they actually struggled in the many seasons to be even in top 4 and thus decided to tank it in middle of the season or even earlier once they noticed that the opposition teams are way stronger.
    now am interested to know what is your opinion here.. same argued that they had no offers in their countries or some said they don't want to spend real money for a stupid game which is supposed to be for fun, so tanking for them was the best option to be competive enough , and for them, it is not that different from buying success by spending real money .. am not sure really here as something don't fit... more when you see some of my friends bragging about how good they are and how they keep wining titles when they actually tanked a full season, something don't fit here?..why suddenly finishing 2nd or fighting for top4 is not good enough?
    what do you think guys?
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    no raison to say that 's cheater. if promoted isn't a suceess why we don't tanks?
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    My opinion is that if a player plays a game to try and lose than that is wrong, wrong and unsportsmanlike.

    Trying to win every game played, regardless of the quality of the opposition, is right.

    Giving up just cause a player lost a few games is wrong.

    Battling to improve and change the fortunes of a team if they are doing badly is right.

    Having the power to pick and chose which matches to try and lose and which matches to try and win is again unsportsmanlike and manipulates the league position of other players, all of which is wrong.

    Accepting you might not be the best team and you might not win this time round, but still giving everything you got to finish as high as possible is right.

    All the above is in my opinion.

    Is tanking cheating .. nope .. it's allowed in this game.

    Is tanking a good way to play the game .. of course not .. intentionally trying to lose games is just wrong (imo)

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    i thinks to one things may improve unsport like behavior is

    penalty -2Q each player for every season that people don't get promoted.
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    Here is a big recent topic that is on the subject of tanking, might be of interest to you to read it...

    http://forum.topeleven.com/top-eleve...scouraged.html

    Another thing, Welcome back to forum/the game shwanko!
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    in 15 seasons i`v tanked once and this was last season after i saw 5 yes 5 token buyer`s in my league after promotion season pre and did not want 5th to 7th just for cup and promotion and possible meet these teams in new season, i want top 4 with champions league and cup, and as a non token buyer i want to compete with token buyer`s so if i meet token buyer`s next season then i now have a better chance against them, if a team tanked say 3/4 seasons in a row just to get super star player`s then yes cheating but for 1 season to compete the next season then no
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    I try to understand phenomenon of tanking, but I can't.
    If you feel you'll struggle in the league/cup this season, why you don't try to test another formations, experiment with mentality and arrows, etc. ? It's nothing to lose, in worst scenario you'll just lose a match. If you tank, you'll lose many matches. So what's the point?
    In my oppinion, if you fight bravely, you always have a chance to get underdog win, so at the end of the season you'll have more money, tokens adn your players will have bigger boost. And after all, what's with satisfaction? Is it really cool to beat team which start league and is few Q weaker than your team?
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    Tanking isn't too bad in some cases as there are good reasons (not excuses) to tank. So I think tanking is not cheating but for sure it should not be encourage!
    It could be alright to tank 1 every 5 season otherwise tanker would be suffered many seasons before get satisfaction of winning titles.

    I would fall into sleep if my team was losing again and again, I hate to think about how to lose the next match . Tanking does not sound very interesting to me.

    The best moment is when you beat a stronger team not by a troll result but your right formation/tactic, your players' great performance..
    I personally take granted from wining against weaker team so that's should not be something we aim to.
    Build a strong team, beat other stronger/higher level teams in CL/Cup and win title is perhaps a better Goal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by July Fourth View Post
    Here is a big recent topic that is on the subject of tanking, might be of interest to you to read it...

    http://forum.topeleven.com/top-eleve...scouraged.html

    Another thing, Welcome back to forum/the game shwanko!
    cheers mate for the welcoming back and the thread link.. not sure am gonna pass the first season, i just created a new club out of fun to see how much the match engine and the game had changed
    regarding the subject, well I expected there might be a thread regarding that , but just wanted to see the polls, interesting so far many things it is ok .. and although I voted for "don't know option", but in reality it is kind cheating in my eyes at least regardless of the reasons
    Last edited by shwanko07; 11-24-2013 at 06:27 PM.
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    interesting opinions guys
    it is debatable and seem so far majority think it is not cheating
    and as much as I agree with some here that regardless of how good are other teams and how many scouts they have, we shouldn't give up without a fight, but again, the whole purpose of the game at the end is to win, isn't? to brag about winning titles, breaking records, dominating other teams
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    Cup: Winner (S3)

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