Serious question: Is smurfing cheating?

yes… he needs falloff dmg nerf same as roadhog.

treat everyone the same …

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Like he’s gonna answer to that lol. Wait and see

Jeff do you think is fair that a top 500 widow plays in silver to wreck lower leves ?

Dont tell me matchmaker works because i have been playing with smurfs since the launch of the game , THEY TELL ME after wrecking 1 team or throwing in my team

IS THIS FAIR?

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Dude there has been constant complaining about Doomfist for months. I just want to know if he’s going to get nerfed or not. If he does get nerfed, I just hope it doesn’t send him back to F tier

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no its not and therefore i report them…

I seriously doubt it. I don’t like his power level either rn, but I think its safe to say he only needs something minor.

Don’t worry dude :stuck_out_tongue:

I dont expect blizzard to admit smurfing IS cheating because they would lose money at least i got to masters where smurfs are less frequent,

But diamond… my god

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I started noticing diamonds and above on my teams or against me when I got my first smurf at about lvl 6-7.

actually smurfing is cheating.

making an ALT account is not cheating.

a smurf is to play on a lower elo on purpose to destroy noobs.

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So you are saying that if i have my main in 3000SR and my smurf in 3000SR is not cheating? Sure i agree

But this is not the case for 90% of the smurfs who use it to practice a new hero "(throw basically) , play in lower ranks where the warm up before playing in the main account, or having ‘‘fun’’ wrecking lowe ranks.

‘‘activity that grants an unfair advantage’’
You think is a fair advantage having 400 hrs in the game versus someone who just started and wants to climb up and then after being wrecked in the main chat appears

  • LOL this isint my account noobs

or having a teammate throw and mock the reprot sistem because his mains is safe?

yea the intention matters…

however its not a problem if you make a new account for learning new heroes aslong as you dont switch to your heroes you actually have a much higher SR.

a GM widow makes an account to learn reinhardt… gets placed gold.

the problem starts when this player switches back to widow… and then back to reinhardt.

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Then we agree current smurfing is problem? good

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If throwing is against the rules, why are there so many LFG groups that are formed to deliberately throw games?

It is really common.

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I know what ya mean.

I always, before reading every patch note say “Please dont change Genji, Please don’t change Genji!!!”

Seriously, the anxiety of live service to a game gets to me sometimes XD

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What type of action is taken against accounts found to be boosting?

What about having SR for each hero and having the game lock out heroes when they are too high above the team SR. You could even allow or force low heroes to be locked so that someone that plays in a high rank game doesn’t use certain heroes to throw.

This would allow, what i believe to be, the main reason why people have smurfs or deliberate lower ranked alt accounts… playing with lower ranked friends. Give people a way to play with low ranked friends on characters they are not the best with, and you’ll see the problem go away.

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Remember to use the “report group title” option for that group listing.

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I don’t care if there is a smurf in my game but if he is in a group and boosting his buddies (even if they deny it which they always do) I will solo focus the smurf as road or something

You can report them. I received a good bunch of “thanks” for reporting LFG names. I know it’s probably from them because it’s very rare that I find a player toxic enough to warrant a report from me.

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Thank you for finally coming out with a position on this. It makes enough sense. But where the problem lies then, if smurfs are “put within their skill level at their new account”, then how does one explain smurfs that are so far ahead of the others at their ranks, where the smurf problem originates from? I think some changing to the MMR system is likely in order.

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