news of November 2001
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The CnC Top100 site has had much trouble during the past weeks. I saw problems with their scripts that took the votes and I saw a messed up list with silly entries, double entries and the values didn't change over time. I was hoping they would fix that some day, but they didn't. Now they canned it. The mail they send to all listed sites was:
Date: 19 Nov 2001 11:40:37 -0000
During the recent days Corky310 and me had some emails that might be of interest for you. This was his mail that he sent to me and to support at Westwood:
Quit calling Corky310 a liar. I did not lie on the report that Jimmygiro has an skey of some sort. I know it has happened before to me and other players. You keep saying that skey is impossible on macs. Nothing is impossible. Perhaps he is telling you he plays on a Mac but he's really playing on a PC. He has some sort of tactic that does not allow you to load your APC and I was NOT under fire when it happened. I don't know why you defend the cheat. By doing so only brings you to his level. You have lost credibility by backing him up. I don't lie, I have nothing to lose. I'm not top ranked and I will tell you that I dc if I know a cheat has happened. So pull your head out and make fair and reasonable reports if you are going to post your opinion.
My following answer was sent to Corky310, support and contests at Westwood and to JimmyGiro:
In October 2001 Iamn1ke was one of the free win rushers on the world ranking of players. Exception: He was ranked No.1 in the end of that month and about to "win" this tourney. I guess Westwood got already reports about him, but to be sure, I informed my friends at Westwood myself during the last days of October:
"... please check the behaviour of "Iamn1ke". According to my info he's an admitting free-win-rusher and Refinery-cheater (no-surrender-cheat) on the C&Cgold ladder. He wants to win No1 this month regardless the costs. I think he deserves a lesson. Maybe you should reduce his points to zero as soon as possible. ..."
If you take a look at the hall of fame, you see that he was disqualified, because he isn't listed as number 1 of October there.
I'm tired of those guys claiming Westwood wouldn't care about cheaters. That's simply wrong as you can see right now!
To ensure even more attention I introduced one more thing: Every report I get from you is forwarded now to Westwood's ladder team immediately. I heard Westwood is bored due to the small amount of reports they receive. I will change that ;-)