Players Switching Countries (In Game) and Being on Multiple Leaderboards

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  • DonCoquiDonCoqui Member Posts: 580
    @Mojaku

    Escoje el idioma que quieras. Entiendo que no debe ser ningun problema. Sería una locura que no te dejasen cambiar de idioma a tu gusto.

    Chose any language you want. It should not be a problem. It would be insane if you weren't allowed to change the language to whatever suits you.
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  • vshield50vshield50 Member Posts: 1,983
    > @Mojaku said:
    > Good Morning all!
    >
    > I am Spanish and many times I change the language to English to know the exact name of the game and look for tactics videos on youtube.
    >
    > obviously i am not a top 10 in my country (Spain) and I'm not recruiting anyone
    >
    > This is a/the problem? I understood well?
    >
    > am i doing something wrong?
    >
    > @Fluxxx can you answer me?
    >
    > Thanks all in advance!
    >
    >
    >
    >

    That should be absolutely ok! I think what happens is that people change their region on their phone (from what I gather Fluxx is saying) and many if not most would do this so they can be on other leaderboards....
    DonCoqui
  • DonCoquiDonCoqui Member Posts: 580
    Tripod said:

    At one point this was against the rules. I had a top 10 player in my guild a while back from Australia. She purchased an iPad in the states. So when she played on her phone it was Australia and iPad was USA. Another top guild tried saying she had someone else in the states playing her account, completely wrong. She was told by NG to change the settings so they both match or she'd be banned. Funny thing is, she had never realized one showed USA. The Guild stalking her star count kicked it off.

    Hmm... there must have been something else going on. At one point, true, there were complaints/accusations that some guilds (I won't mention names) were sharing accounts out between players in different countries tso they could maximize scores of low-scoring weaker players. This was easily verifiable by tracking originating IP address traffic. The originating IP could be in Germany in the morning, in Canada that evening, and back in Germany the next day.

    As far as I'm concerned you can set your device to whichever region you want w/o NG having a say in it. That said, you may get in trouble if you are playing behind a VPN and chose random gateways outside of your country.

    Some of you may say... oh, but it wouldn't be fair for someone to buy bundles in yen if it happened to be cheaper than whatever... say Canadian dollars. That should not concern anyone. The currency in the game is set to the currency of your credit card's billing address whether you are living in Timbuktu or Bumblefuck Texas.

    In other words, it may be a dick move to crash someone else's country leaderboard, but no one can stop you. I go back and forth between US and Puerto Rico depending on how much I miss the island or whether I feel like being a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond.
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  • DonCoquiDonCoqui Member Posts: 580
    @vshield50

    Like I said, it may be a dick move to crash another country's leaderboard, but no one can stop you... they may be able to shame you into not doing it, but that's a different thing altogether. 😬
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  • MojakuMojaku Member Posts: 123
    Thanks @DonCoqui & @vshield50 !!!
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  • ATLAS-ZATLAS-Z Member Posts: 2,717
    I don't see a problem with it.

    If you're a competitive player and your country doesn't have anyone else getting over 1K stars, why not?

    Afraid of a little competition?

    Athletes from all over the world come to the US to compete in American sports (and vice versa in some cases) so why not in a virtual setting too?
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  • bladgierbladgier Member Posts: 1,989
    edited July 27
    @ATLAS-Z no, just no.

    There's no problem with what you've mentioned in real life competition but here it's a completely different thing.

    Your comparison is out the game reality and doesn't relate at all.

    It's not about "being afraid of competition" that's not the point at all, you've missed it light years away.

    You probably haven't followed what's happening and this thread itself to realize what really is happening.

    What it happening is, players from different countries intentionally switch their language settings to appear on given other local lb and by doing that they screw it intentionally by going back to their own few seconds or minutes after. Their apperance remains despite of switching back.

    Going your track of thought it's fine when someone moves countries permanently and decides to represent the given country.
    Anything except that its just screwing with the games local lbs.

    Also going to your track of thought, when various athletes go to US to compete in American sports, they still represent their own country, not American sports (local lb in this case as an example) and they do not affect any local American competition for that matter.

    Even when there are other nationalities representing American sports in America, whenever that competition is finished, they go back to where they are originated from and they go back to representing their country. After representing the American competition, their influence on that resets. Do you see what I'm saying?
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  • ATLAS-ZATLAS-Z Member Posts: 2,717
    @bladgier

    Yeah I get that. If it's someone deliberately being malicious. Shame on them.
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  • bladgierbladgier Member Posts: 1,989
    ATLAS-Z said:

    @bladgier



    Yeah I get that. If it's someone deliberately being malicious. Shame on them.

    That's the whole point and the bottom line of the problem.
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  • vshield50vshield50 Member Posts: 1,983
    edited July 28
    @bladgier well said my friend.

    @ATLAS-Z you're awesome buddy but that said I will speak for myself here and say I am not "afraid of a little competition" nor do I see anyone here saying that they are.

    I have been at the top of the global leaderboard before and last week I was 11th with a few cheaters above me so if all those people want to move to the US leaderboard fine but it just makes the local boards obsolete.

    That said @ATLAS-Z I am down for a little star competition between you and I next week if you so desire....😉😁🤗
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  • tabernactabernac Member Posts: 769
    @ATLAS-Z - Take the challenge!

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  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,045
    There is no setting on my tablet to change the region. I can only change the language. And still I am on the UK leaderboard (if I score high enough, of course) when I am using my tablet on which my language is set to English (GB).

    So it's not necessarily players changing their region settings. That might be paired with the language settings - like I said before.

    On some devices that will likely be different (doesn't make sense anyway that changing the language automatically changes the region).

    People who intentionally change their region settings to mess up other lbs are jerks, though.
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  • vshield50vshield50 Member Posts: 1,983
    I changed my language on my alt account to Spanish and then France. I still remained on the US leaderboard. I even restarted the game when I changed the language so that does not seem to be the factor.

    I believe that the people doing that are changing actual phone settings. I don't think there is anything in the actual game that makes that change which makes the situation a bit suggestive...
  • JadenJaden Member Posts: 3,045
    edited July 28
    :warning: There might have been a misunderstanding: I am talking about device language. In-game language is set to English on both of my devices - that doesn't change anything.

    I took some screens just to show how it works for me (and what I'm even talking about):

    Overview of my options


    This is what's under location (just switches GPS on/off and some GPS related information)


    Some of my language options


    Language & input - set to English (United Kingdom)


    Leaderboard showing GB


    Language set to English (United States)


    Leaderboard showing US


    Now you may blame Lenovo, maybe, if it's also different on other Android devices, but this is how it is for me.

    And if using different devices set to different languages linked to regions like that, people may be on several leaderboards which is the case for me.
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  • ignasignas Member Posts: 325
    It seems once they appear on leaderboard they stay there forever but their score is not progressing.

    Check for example player “Android”

    Global:






    Local:




  • bladgierbladgier Member Posts: 1,989
    @ignas yes that how it works. Once you switch back, your score freezes and can be live updated only one local lb at the time. That score will eventually go away (if no more intentional switches will be made) but it might take ages depending on the players.

    That's when intentional language settings change come into play and some people keep doing that once in a while to keep the score updated on any given locals. That is not cool.
    TripodJaden
  • vshield50vshield50 Member Posts: 1,983
    @Jaden I see what you are saying now. My apologies 🤗
    Jaden
  • ATLAS-ZATLAS-Z Member Posts: 2,717
    > @vshield50 said:
    >
    > That said take a month, take a year, save your gold, practice, phone a friend, say a prayer or do whatever it is you feel will help you out. I'll buy a booster for you too that week if you so wish and my offer stands

    You really think a booster is going to make a difference? Come on man. I do but boosters sometimes, I'm not FTP. But booster isn't helping you at all at 40+? At least not without the shit pile of gold needed heal after every single mission? I'm pretty sure you know that.

    Boosters are $2. Thousands of gold that's a bit more $$$$. Are we really having this conversation?

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  • vshield50vshield50 Member Posts: 1,983
    > @ATLAS-Z said:
    > > @vshield50 said:
    > >
    > > That said take a month, take a year, save your gold, practice, phone a friend, say a prayer or do whatever it is you feel will help you out. I'll buy a booster for you too that week if you so wish and my offer stands
    >
    > You really think a booster is going to make a difference? Come on man. I do but boosters sometimes, I'm not FTP. But booster isn't helping you at all at 40+? At least not without the shit pile of gold needed heal after every single mission? I'm pretty sure you know that.
    >
    > Boosters are $2. Thousands of gold that's a bit more $$$$. Are we really having this conversation?
    >
    > If you want to buy me the All the Gold bundle I'll take you up on that any time! Message me. :wink:

    You just tell me how much gold you think you will need to reach your max and I'll hook you up ;) But if I win then you buy me twice the amount that I bought you in the spirt of some friendly competition ;)

    Seem fair? If so game on my friend! You pick the challenge ;)

    Back on topic though, I am glad Fluxx said it is a bug to be on multiple leaderboards. Hopefully a fix is in the works!
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  • FirekidFirekid Member Posts: 1,824
    @ATLAS-Z and @vshield50 I would love to see this happen! Would be amazing!
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  • ATLAS-ZATLAS-Z Member Posts: 2,717
    > @Dbl_Edge_DEP said:
    > Why not just pick a venue and have a street fight instead? That involves actual skill and the stakes are higher, the arrest rate is higher, the chance to impress people is higher. Just sayin'...

    Yeah, that sounds good to me
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  • capibaracapibara Member Posts: 5,831
    May i ask a question?
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  • vshield50vshield50 Member Posts: 1,983
    > @ATLAS-Z said:
    > > @Dbl_Edge_DEP said:
    > > Why not just pick a venue and have a street fight instead? That involves actual skill and the stakes are higher, the arrest rate is higher, the chance to impress people is higher. Just sayin'...
    >
    > Yeah, that sounds good to me

    As long as after the match I don't start hearing excuses that my earned win was illegitimate because I spent money on a gym membership and personal trainer 😂😂😂

    All joking aside I would probably shake @ATLAS-Z's hand and have a beer with him if we met. Seems like a decent person from what I gather 😉
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  • ATLAS-ZATLAS-Z Member Posts: 2,717
    @vshield50 no in this case I think the unfair advantage would be mine ;-)

    But yes, I do love me some beer, all kinds. Except sours, pass on those.

    @capibara please do
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