It's been a month since I started playing this game and I may have met some of you in online matches. I'm sorry I had to bring up such a disgraceful issue in my first post here; however, I feel it is my responsibility to alert players about potential fraud in online games which not only defeats the purpose of the competition, but also corrupts the athletic spirit (if there is one in virtual sports).
I was playing someone last night and she seemed to be in superb form throughout the first set. She messaged me before the game started, saying she was currently ranked #2 on the "ladder", for which I congratulated her. She seemed full of self-confidence and even replayed one of her killer shots that she was especially satisfied with. Everything was cool until I decided to move around a bit in an attempt to find a better position to serve. And to my surprise, she started moving accordingly, like the CPU mode would. It was so mechanical that no matter how many times I did it, she would follow suit. So I paused the game and demanded an explanation. To make the admission easier for her, I said it was nothing serious and it wouldn't make myself morally superior. After all, everyone makes mistakes, no matter how "perfect" they are. She never replied, nor did she retire. Yet when I tried resuming the game almost half an hour later, guess what? She was alive and running again! So I stopped the game and gave her a second chance now that I have more solid proof that she was "not herself". Again, no reply whatsoever. That's when I started composing this message. Last time I checked, connection was lost after 45 minutes of inaction.
It's interesting how inconspicuous details can sometimes lead to surprising discoveries. Such behaviour should not be tolerated, and this player should be disqualified and removed from the ladder immediately, to reinforce fair competition. In case anyone needs further evidence, I also made a screenshot of the conversation. I hope this issue will get resolved as soon as possible.
I wish everyone success in their games (although it is not quite possible