bluedogsnoop said:I smurf/smarf however you want to describe it. I have been doing so for most of the American Dream events recently as I really have few good cars for those. I take myself low and then just see what I can play when down there. A few times I am the 100th player and I cannot beat those in 97th-99th or only will do so with a 1* win. I shrug and move on though.
no problem with that. the problem is when someone at the bottom plays a hand like the one above and leaves it there either because they want a plastic or some other reason are not playing much or at all. three players like that forms a road block and any smurfer caught behind them is left with no game to play. Happens often enough.
i don't think anyone is telling you how to play. i see smurfing as a cooperative enterprise. we interact in game in ways which are more or less helpful to one another. i like to always leave hands which others can 3* and i appreciate when others do same. the style you apparently practise i don't find very helpful, and while i respect your right to play that way i take offence (in game) that you feed off me but (after you turn) give me nothing to eat and become an obstacle to the smurfers you use for food. i attempt to discourage that style of play by recognising which players do it, by not beating their smurf hand and then feed them wins when they play their bugattis et al. there is nothing personal in any of this. age and other real life circumstance are completely irrelevant to what happens in-game so i have no idea what you are getting at there.
people in this thread have expressed their frustrations with certain in game behaviours they encounter while smurfing. many i would guess are just like me in having **** cars that cannot compete in dailies and for whom cooperative smurfing is the only real game play option. when that option is being in some way curtailed by other players i think only reasonable to express that here.