The Halo Wars community have had boosting ignored for over two years, 24 months, 1,051,897.53 minutes. Enough is enough. I kindly ask you WayPoint for the 100th time to actually stop boosters. Cocojpopo said it takes a couple minutes to take off a booster. The official essay represented by the community, made by perhaps the most experienced and top 3 players of all-time.
"Alright, there are several mains types of boosting that should be deserving of a ban off the leaderboards.
1. Resign boosting. This is quite self-explanatory, it means when someone gets a friend of his to go an account, match each other, and one of them will resign to the other one in 1v1 for free TrueSkill.
This is also the easiest to tell, when there’s multiple game stats of someone resigning to someone else in a very short amount of time each game, that’s a clear indicator. This is the worst and most pathetic type of boosting, and usually takes place in 1v1. The good thing is, I don’t think anyone on the new leaderboard has done it yet.
2. Derank boosting happens in team games, it’s when one person tells one or two of his friends to make new accounts and “derank”, which means match random people and resign many times in a row. This results in the deranked accounts being extremely low TrueSkill, and after deranking they play with the booster on his main account, whose TrueSkill will go up VERY quickly due to the multiple accounts with negative TrueSkill that he’s playing with…
This is also very easy to tell, a good sign is multiple game stats of the one or two deranked accounts resigning over and over again to random people, and then whoever the deranked account(s) plays with later is the one being boosted to a high TrueSkill, and that’s the account which should be deleted off the leaderboards.
This is the most common form of boosting, with the three major culprits right now being JP Bison for Standard Party Teams, zZID0M3DIZz for 2v2 and 3v3 Party Teams, and o Tweeknout o for 3v3 Party Teams. All of them deserve to be deleted immediately, and it’s quite obvious to tell that all three of them frequently play with new, deranked accounts.
3. Unarranged boosting is the rarest and hardest to tell, and it’s done by playing unarranged 2v2/3v3 standard/deathmatch. Someone gets their friend to matchmake at the same time as them with Prophet of Regret or Brute Chieftain.
If they end up on the same team, they win easily against two uncoordinated people on the other team. If the person boosting his friend is on the other team, he cleansing beam/vortexes down his teammate’s base, giving an easy win for the other team which his friend is on.
"This hasn’t happened yet to the best of my knowledge, but it’s still a pathetic thing to do.
4. Straight up playing with new accounts. When a player high on the leaderboards plays with a new account that has less than 50 games, 0-400 gamerscore, and it’s been made recently, there’s no other purpose for that except to get higher on the leaderboards. It doesn’t allow you to gain TrueSkill as quickly as derank boosting, but it’s still much quicker than playing legitimately."
Get rid of boosters. As Nike said, Just Do It!