Hey all :)
The question I have is this:
"Does WarLight rules permit players to team up their alternate accounts on the same team for 2v2 (or 3v3) Ladder games?"
The current WarLight Wiki rule on the matter states:
"You shall not operate more than one WarLight account in a way that gives you an advantage in a game, tournament or ladder. "
Please note that the WarLight Wiki Rules as it is currently written is a blanket rule. Specifically, it does *not* list an exception for 2v2 ladder games where the alt-account is playing on the same team.
However, some players are arguing that using an alt account on the same team does not pose any advantage and therefore the current rule above does not apply.
I would argue that part of the nature of a 2v2 game is the risk of miscommunication between team players. Since alt-accounts are, by definition, played by the exact same player there is no risk of miscommunication with oneself (at least I would hope not) and that this therefore constitutes an obvious advantage over the other team.
However, although I see the above rule as clear enough, based on the forum posts below, there appears to be confusion on the matter within the WarLight community.
Therefore, I have asked Fizzer to render a final judgement on the matter and will update this post (and all the others below) when he does.
In the meantime, what are your thoughts?
FYI, Other threads on this issue (in chronological order)
- [7/14/2013] From Fizzer (via Yeon/LVL61) on this issue: "You are allowed to have multiple accounts on WarLight. What you aren't allowed to do is to have two in the same game, unless your opponents explicitly give you permission to." [source: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/6350-multiaccount-alt-account
- [3/1/2014] From TheFridge/LVL59: "Fizzer said at one point, that using own alt on a Ladder is not permitted. Even in same team of 2v2 Ladder. However there was a number of teams of player+his alt regardless, and seems like Fizzer did not do anything against them." [source: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/31829-moraly-acceptable
- [6/9/2014] From Lion/LVL57: "It is completely legal to own multiple accounts. However, you may not use them in the same game (unless it's a team game, and ALL your accounts are on the same team)." [source: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/46524-multiple-accounts
- [1/1/2017] From Ravenna/LVL22: "It is allowed to have multiple accounts. However, those accounts aren't allowed to be on opposing teams. You can't play an FFA with them, and if you play a 2v2 or greater, both accounts must be on the same team. Same goes for tournaments and ladders. They must all be on the same team, and there is no multi-accounting on the 1v1 ladder or in 1v1 tournaments. Basically, as long as you don't ever create a situation where your accounts will match up against each other, then it should be fine." [source: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/227041-players-multiple-accounts