But about being a member of the forum we just joined like a few days ago and just looked at the forums after the game to help this situation never before have any of us looked at them. So we haven't seen what you stated above which is why during the game we kept playing. We just wanted cold hard facts a clearly stated rule to say that we had to tie which would have been fine. That should be updated to the terms and conditions.
OK. I concede this is not made explicitly clear in the terms and conditions. That being said, not every scenario can be described in detail. One has to make a "reasonable" judgment as to whether or not a given behavior is warranted or not. I feel it is safe to assume - feel free to differ - that playing 8+ hours of shuffling around without any progress after tie requests have been offered (on the offeree's turn) is beyond reasonable.
My position is that it is ok to be "mistaken" in the evaluation of a position as many of us continue to learn about the game. However, the proof is in the pudding. If no progress can be made after a substantial period of time, it should be readily apparent that a perceived advantage is just not enough (this is similar to situations in chess where one side has a seemingly nominal advantage, but it is not enough to convert into an actual win - think the Berlin Defense).
But about palying together yes we did three of us. We didn't realize this was illegal considering we can't find it in the terms and conditions if you could specify where that would be great. And okay if it's there then ban us for that we are fine with that. But we would love for everyone to be able to take a look at the conversations he had with us and I agree with you one 100% 2 wrongs doesn't make a right.
There are two components of the Terms and Conditions (please see http://www.stratego....rms-conditions/) that speak to this. The first is the following:
"1.3 Login data. You must not divulge your login data to anybody else and you must keep the data strictly secret. Stratego may require you to change the login data for safety or other reasons. You are not allowed to transfer or assign your account or relationship with Stratego without the prior written permission of Stratego. "
The second is the following:
4.2 No unfair practices. You are not allowed to use unfair methods when playing the Game. Any practice that gives a player a possibility to use anything other than strategy or insight while playing of the Game will be considered unfair. These practices include but are not confined to the possession of several accounts, the use of program codes or commands or modified hardware or software for assistance while playing, the taking on of the identity of another player, or the deliberate losing of the Game with a view to gaining a competitive advantage.
There is actually a third element, but it is a bit "legally subtle" (namely, the use of the singular referent "Player" vs. "Players" with regard to an account). I wouldn't fault anyone for missing this.
Although we have no screen shots of the insults and profound language we have contacted Angelus the Stratego Staff Administrator about NSquared's language during in-game chat. And due to his post (link provided above) we think our conversation can somehow be recovered and that can be used as evidence instead of screen shots.
But again thank your for your answers they are appreciated.
It is definitely worth a shot if you do not have screenshots. The admins of this site may be able to review the language used and act on it as appropriate. This is a separate, albeit related, issue from the issue NSquared has raised.