You want blunt? I'll be blunt, too. What Metallica does and what McTayto does differ only in degree, not in kind.
Your rationale for tossing games (i.e., ostensibly not for the purpose of manipulating ratings, but rather ...) is subterfuge. The effect is the same. If the captain of Clan X arranges pairings with Metallica or McTayto and takes a beating, it is ...[text shortened]... st we can hope to achieve is to determine more clearly where 'the line' is and which clans cross it.
I find that your attempt at comparison of what Metallica is being accused of doing to what Mctayto has been proven to be doing somewhat disappointing.
We have been pretty much on the same page when it came to brainstorming for ideas to make the clan feature better.
But it has been my position that much of the discussion about how to improve the feature was started by the whining of a few malcontents.
But the actual work done by Russ to fix the clan feature was the end result of the actual cheating of those malcontents who were caught red handed in 2016.
I've always considered your posts to reasonable and thoughtful even if we didn't always agree on everything.
We were generally on the same page in a lot of aspects.
But it seems that you too have been influenced by the incessant whining of the few malcontents who have had an unhealthy, envy filled obsession with Metallica for as long as I have been a member of this clan.
And it has turned out, it has been these very malcontents that have been exposed as the cheats once again.
I will say it once and again. We do not use clan games to manipulate our ratings.
We cash in the points as expeditiously as possible. And we don't toss games as a rule.
That you have come up with an example is an exception, not the rule.
I can say with absolute certainty that our clan currently has decided won challenges still in progress worth in excess of 100 points that we could cash in today if you want us to do what we are being accused of.
And the irony of this is that we wouldn't even cut our deficit to Lemondrop's clan in half.
While he continues to pile easy opponents onto Mctayto's plate !!
If you want to contemplate what is going on in the clan community at present, then try to explain how Mctayto continues to win 3 times as many clan games as he loses and yet keeps his rating at 1100.
Making a comparison between our clan and this character is a laughable joke !!
It should be noted that lemondrop has boosted his roster to 6 players (most of them from the former Easy Riders clan) in anticipation of Russ boosting clan size requirements.
But going through his challenges, I am hard pressed to find any matchups assigned to the new members (probably less than 10).
Yet he continues to pile the games on a cheat who just returned from a ban.
There will be more links to Mctayto's tossed tournament games coming in the next few days.
It is time to reset the narrative back in the proper direction.
That being the need for a separate rating for clan games.
My concern is that Russ is probably reading this correspondence and he may just end up walking away from any solution.
And that will be unfortunate.