Of course you see nothing wrong with it...obviously you do not understand what a competitor is or does and I doubt very seriously you could win straight up. Go hide and play with yourself in one of your feeder cities located in another club so you can turtle again. If you don’t understand what you’re doing to this game then enough said...strategy no...manipulating a program glitch that needs to be addressed.
I am playing in a club with 20 members. We have no feeder clubs or something like this. We often play successfully against the clubs with few members who use exactly these turtles tactics. If we have enough members online it's very easy to win against these clubs. Obviously, if your club does not follow any strategy, do not be surprised that you are constantly losing against such clubs. You can not seriously believe that everyone is a cheater or the game is manipulated.
In March I wrote this response to a post that was curious what strategy folks were using...many folks were protective so I shared the truth below:
Sorry I missed your post. My good friend Modern Thinker is correct in his premise and VP is absolutely correct as well. To me there is only one strategy that has long term positive results and I’m happy to share it with you...have fun. Play the game for what it is....a game. Nobody but EA is getting rich and so many are creating unnecessary stress on their bodies for absolutely no reason - congratulations to all those top 100 clubs, that’s your prize. My interest is how many will be left standing if and when EA does it’s purge for cheating?
In the meantime we’re going to laugh, joke, share, encourage and develop solid relationships in our one war per week. If it’s not fun and relaxing, why participate - it’s not like a high school or college athlete preparing for the Pro’s in any sport. Bet that’s not the advice you’re looking for...but consider it for awhile and if you follow this strategy everything else will fall in place. Good luck.
I am perturbed by your comment and insult toward our General and VP...we don’t use a strategy, we use multiple strategies contingent to the circumstances...but I can assure running and hiding is not one. To a person our Mayors are extremely competitive but self controlled, we collectively would rather come up short than be disrespectful to our opponent or the game. Your attempt to manipulate what I have said even worse never did and your effort to undermine Commonwood is shameful. It sends a very clear message and makes me wonder out loud if his concern hit too close to home.
By the way we have won 90% + of our contests with only an average of 8 players participating until December and never hid, never cheated, never used temp players (mercenaries) or feeder cities...we now average 15 players, readily share and are not a war club.
Once again. In my opinion, the option to stay under the shield as long as you want, should remain exactly as it is. EA, thank you for this fabulous, downright ingenious game design.
I also find such phrases as "Go hide and play with yourself in one of your feeder cities ..." very insulting.
Sorry you’re offended...and I’m confident when your players realize that you can be competitive by using a much more participative strategy or strategies and contact me looking for help finding a new club that matches their expectations you will be even more offended.