Pranking during missions – a legitimate strategy
Occasionally, during a mission, if it seems strategic to me,
I might prank obvious targets in an attempt to win such as dandy duck coops,
which I assume are being quick-harvested, either seaweed feed or gold spending
to get those extra eggs. It has won me a mission before, though it failed last
night due to my mistiming, not realizing how close the mission was to ending.
Unfortunately my target appeared to misunderstand this and thought I was only
pranking him because I was losing. I tried to explain the situation but he
called me a bad sportsman and a loser and has blocked my messages so I cannot
argue the situation fully.
I know there are many who are quite sensitive to this kind of game play and will disagree with me and that it is frowned upon; however I have been in board games which have nasty cards played on others, and no one generally whinges about how unfair it is; they simply take it on the chin and know it is part of the game and they may get a chance to return the favor.
There are those that will argue that pranks have long been removed from the game. It is true we can no longer buy them; however, while they remain in our inventory, they are a legitimate part of game play, otherwise GGS would have taken them from our stock by now. That is my feeling on the situation.
What I did not realize was that on the particular coop I am in, it is not acceptable so I will stop for their sake on that server; however, I am on three other servers as well so… I also expect that strategically you might play similar pranks on me to which I will say “Well played!” rather than whinge like a five year old. Who is really being a bad sportsman here?
BTW, I don’t prank people randomly, that would be the waste of a prank which is a limited and dwindling resource, and I have only used this strategy about three times in the last couple of years, so it is very seldom. I will still consider this option however while I have it, and it is usually only as a last resource.
Edited to turn down the volume || Rowdy
Rusty Farmer @ au 1