...I mean, I can imagine all those exploits. pulling them off requires quite a bit of coordination, and 0 self-esteem...
I remember the first time My team watched a solo corp player win first overall. Rather than thinking the player should be ashamed, we were impressed.
Next game our player kept leaving our corp to chase first place. We kept telling her to let us do all the worker bids and she focus on winning. Had she stayed with us, we would have been top corp. But she felt she needed to win on her own, and now you are saying she should have low self esteem for doing that.
about a year later all the unaffiliated players would band together to 'share workers' The big city corps always patted themselves on the back for sharing workers , but individuals fighting for first should have low self esteem?
Well you are correct. One of our players from that run where Chalyze won on her own, did eventually build a team around making all your worst nightmares come true. He had to orgnize, recruit and keep motivated an entire team of folks to leverage cheap workers effectively enough to produce the top player, round after round after round ... for years. I agree, he is not popular on our server. But I don't think he should have low self esteem. While they were on the server, the corp I now play for had to compete for prestige, and work extra hard to get a player into first.
Two rounds ago, that team made them work so hard for it... they disbanded. Last round, our corp, now unchallenged, was so dominant that i finished 31st overall... 21st on the team. We scored more than the next 5 teams combined. We totaled more than the winning scores from the prior four rounds combined.
basically, if what you are looking for was a fair fight, you lost what had been a fair fight for years on our server, when the individual prestige corp disbanded. Be careful what you wish for.