Posted by colonels19 on 4/24/2013 1:51:00 PM (view original):
People just don't seem to get how insignificant these on-goings are...but they hear the word "cheat(ing)" and they perk up, light their torches, ****, moan, and cry about stuff that doesn't matter, etc.
My advice to all of you crying about cheating, create a new ID, buy your first HD season for $4.95, get a second team with a bunch of open 'ships in a world that does or doesn't meet the 1000 mile requirement (I don't care) and use this dummy team to purchase FSS for the area that your first team would normally recruit. Recruit with your first team, ghost ship the other if you like and see what you think...then you'll be able to have an accurate sense of what's going on.
I did this very thing 3+ years ago, I got a "welcome back" offer on one of my other IDs, purchased it, and got a team (1160 miles away from my #1 team mind you) and bought FSS to recruit for my main team. My conclusions...
1. It's not worth the $4.95/$12.95 that you would pay just to buy FSS for your other team...so A. it's a waste of money, if you don't genuinely care about your second ID's team.
2. It's a pain in the *** to be logging in and out of multiple IDs...I have 4 and have used only this colonels19 ID for the last 2+ years.
3. It doubles your workload, you scout on one ID and recruit on the other...again, not worth the effort if you ask me.
4. It's not as big of an advantage as I thought it would be, and I never saw a reason to do it again, mainly citing point #1 here. If you need to attempt to do this, you're pathetic, and I'll have a joyous time pimping your penny-pinching ***.
Go ahead and try it, I won't rat you out...I just want you to make up your own damn minds about "cheating" AFTER you've understood what the "cheating" is all about...a lot of you just want to seem to yell bloody murder about something that you don't entirely grasp.
Your conclusions are just horrible, sorry. I only have one ID and couldn't really care less about people having multiple ID's - however I do think there should be some checks put in place to keep them honest (or just make FSS free, which is the simplest solution). But that post was just ridiculous.
Your first reason is fine only in the scenario where someone is using the FREEHD or whatever code to do FSS for one season. The complaint is more about teams who use their D1 budget to scout for their second D2/D3 team, which obviously provides a large advantage. It's a scenario where you care about both teams, can use the large D1 budget to FSS and then save that money to send extra effort to your lower division targets. Nobody really knows how rare it is, so you can't really call it insignificant.
Your second and third reasons are just you not being intelligent enough to find one of the many ways to keep more than one ID logged in at once. There are multiple ways to get the WIS - if you have two ID's, you can keep one logged in on wisjournal and one logged in on whatifsports... that simple. Or use two different browsers if you want to use the same address.
Of course you think it's insignificant since, based on that post, you don't seem to even understand what people are talking about here.