For those who don’t know about it yet, there’s a weird bug within Guild Wars that allows playing as one team and getting credited for using an entirely different team. I don’t know the exact steps to trigger it, I’ve run into it twice now, both times costing me several hundred points due to mismatched colors.
Which gets me to my main concern. I know exactly which team will be used for score calculation whenever this bug hits. I could possibly set this team to favorable colors each day to prevent accidentally getting docked points. And I could possibly run strong mismatched color teams for tough battles to increase my chances of winning, while still accidentally qualifying for the full color bonus.
What’s the official stance on this? Fair Play says that I shouldn’t be exploiting this, it’s quite tedious to keep two teams in sync prior to each match in order to ensure I don’t benefit though. The issue also seems to be somewhat common, due to the “secret” scoring formula most players just don’t notice. It does feel pretty annoying to jump through hoops just because I’m one the few realizing what’s going on.
The bug report regarding this matter seems to be gathering dust, so any help from that side feels unlikely to happen.