SteveP wrote:I just want to say this as firmly as I can. Games are played by rules and I surely don't object to players using those rules.
BUT games are also about general understandings as to ways and means. We play games with friends because we all generally understand what the game is, that's how we have fun. When someone "understands" the game better by knowing some rule that can be played, that's not really the game you and your friends signed up for, is it?
Winning is such an empty thing, playing with your mates is so much better and more important than gaming the rules. Why be such a loser as to screw your mates that way? Play the frigging game, don't be an arse.
Sounds like your way of crawfishing after being wrong. The point of the game is to be competitive, and with that, comes trying to vault your team to the top while still being ethical. Making a trade that will hurt your competition, whether or not it will actually improve your team, is perfectly fine. You are trying to hurt your competition's team, thus helping your team's place in the standings.
Maybe we'll just have to agree to disagree here. I just think that this is one of the many roto aspects that truly adds a lot of excitement/strategy to the league. I think it would be pretty boring to have a league that just sat on their hands all year because a trade isn't exactly perfectly even and beneficial for both teams.