Originally posted by blackjack21
I think you were talking about me since you posted on the 18th at the time I was on vacation and was also on the 1/0 tournament you mentioned.
I didn't appreciate your accusation of a vacation abuse and so here's my response.
I have scheduled my year's vacation prior to March 15th when the announcement was made and that's two months ahead of this t ...[text shortened]... or the entire year. I'd still beat you. Just play the game and have fun. Stop whining.
I never mentioned any names. You may have noticed that some other posters, however agree with me.
Vacation abuse to me is the setting a vacation flag but continuing to move. The flag being there to prevent timeouts and nothing more.
Whilst you moved everyday within the alloted time, the vacation flag would have saved
you from being timed out had you been unable to move within the alloted time.
I always ignored the flag previously as its use was abused so much. Now I don't have that option
Hypothetically speaking what happens in this scenario.
You are getting toward the end of tournament (3/0) and have only two games outstanding against the same person. This person goes on holiday and shows they will be away for 14 days returning on the 22nd of the month. They last moved on the 6th of the month.
You feel like taking a long weekend, and book a short notice long break from Friday to Monday, after all its a bank holiday, so you move on Thursday the 11th and with all you games having plenty of time available and your holiday opponent away till the 22nd you go off on your long weekend and do not access the Internet nor show yourself as on holiday as it is not necessary since you appear to have all bases covered.
Unknown to you however, your holiday opponent has managed to gain access to the net and moves on the evening of the 11th. They then play daily and on Sunday the 14th a little skull appears against both the games which they duly click on.
You return from your long break to find yourself with two losses. IS THAT FAIR? IS IT YOU FAULT? IS IT HOLIDAY ABUSE?
You probably will win both our games, you are the better player. It has been good playing you. My gripe is about the vacation system, not you as a player.