Sports stars take blood tests, and urine tests when they compete, not because its an attack on their integrity, but because its for the greater good of keeping the competition clean.
Just like providing fellow players with screen shots is the best way of helping to keep TS clean, it doesnt take but 2 minutes to supply a few screen shots.
So i really dont see why its an issue, if you are seriously offended by being asked for a ss, and see it as a personal attack on your integrity, im going to suggest you might be a little over sensitive.
Over sensitive or not is my problem, not yours. I deal with it easily, since I haven't played a game of TS in going on 4 years, I think? Been a while. While it may be for the greater good in a real-life sports activity, this is a video game. Repeat after me, video game. Cheating, of any kind in a video game, is something I just don't understand why it is done, nor do I like even knowing about. I hate the idea of it and that people could stoop so low for a bunch of one's and zero's. I still play video games, because I do deal with it, otherwise I wouldn't play games at all anymore. I however, do not have to like or agree with the "screen shot" method and instead of entering a situation where I could be labeled a cheater for not providing one, I merely refuse to play the game. Simple logic.
Its no coincidence that the people that dont like drug tests tend to be drug users, the same way the people that dont like providing screens tend to be cheaters.
Coming from you, from what I hear and have read in this thread, has got to be the most amusing thing. Good way to deflect the issue and prove my point at the same time by attempting to label and assuming a player you have never seen play, a cheater. People who are vocal and outspoken about something are not guilty of that something automatically. There are always people who take the higher ground stance. I am one such person. I either believe in what I am saying strong enough to take the time to type out these posts or I have something to gain by the words. When you can find such a gain for me, please let me know cause I want some of it.
And if you really quit TS in 2000, you couldnt possibly have the most experienced 6th sense, because you wouldnt be aware of half of the stuff cheaters do nowadays.
I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that "different" cheaters makes a difference. Why exactly, is a cheater from back then any different than a cheater from now? Do today's cheats allow them to more successfully cheat their victim then ten years ago? The ability to find a cheat, regardless of its purpose, is the sixth sense. Knowing the game is how you do that best, and last I checked, the game engine hasn't changed in the past ten years.
Also, i hosted some tournaments last year, in which it was mandatory for all winning players to provide no less than 3 screen shots from various points of the game, and everyone did it, without any complaints, a totally cheat free tournament, so it is possible, but it does take a little effort from everyone.
The fact that people have become desensitized to the process really isn't a helpful point for your argument. It may be accepted now, it may be the "only way" to prove, but it's simply not something I agree with and nor should any other player with an ounce of integrity. My opinion is of course, my own.
Good GRIEF, I would hate to see what would happen if you guys were standing next to each other in the same room, in real life. We'd probably have to scrape what's left of y'all off the walls. OMG.
I would never do anything, I have no feelings towards them one way or the other. I am always, frighteningly so, level headed and calm.
Ask my girlfriend, she hates arguing with me.