Shadow 14 wrote:pete6982 wrote:I used to be this way, somewhat with my own deck, but especially with my opponent's cards. When I started playing again in 2008, I only knew the text on a fraction of the cards through Endor or so. I had to read every card they put down, and had to be reminded for stuff like goo and even battle plan/order. I liked the game but just hadn't played it enough to always remember my own cards, let alone my opponents. Needless to say I'd get blown out so bad that my opponents generally didn't complain.mserisman wrote:Some players are simply sloppy, as likely to hurt themselves than help themselves (forget their own cards, forget to force drain, over activate, under pay, play with 58 cards, etc). I have no problems with such players. Watch them closely and spend a lot of time reminding them, but its not "cheating" IMO.
That is completely different from a veteran player ignoring search & destroy unless his opponent reminds him, or allowing their opponent to forget they satisfy resistance and lose 3 to a drain. It is unsportsmanlike, dishonest, and should be considered cheating.
So, in the beginning or in 2008 you were a big cheater (although unintentional). But that's ok, because you were losing games.
But if you're now meeting a veteran opponent, who wins games, and keeps track of all his cards (also tries to remember the secondary functions), tracks multiple destinies, tries to track YOUR destiny, keeps track of how much force you have left and how many cards you have in hand (not to annoy you, but just to know what COULD happen), and tries not to forget any of his own actions. If this guy doesn't want to spend his brain power to keep track of your cards, it's not ok?
I do not consider him a cheater. I consider him to be the better player.