In a recent big team, I was playing with some friends and clanmates when two guys, niether could I claim as a friend or clanmate, cheated at a CTF zanzibar match. We were outnumbered, but the situation was certainly not hopeless and it was only the opening round. At first I was confounded, "How did we just score?" After a few moments into the next round it became obvious as the two began congratulating each other.
To my surpise, my teammates started complimenting them and asking how they did it. After a minute or two, perhaps after hearing the first on their team call me a cheater, I got pissed off and starting cussing at my whole team.
They tried to explain to me that all the guys with top rankings, like in the 30's,did it.
Which I said fine, then let them play and cheat against one another.
Then another said, "But we were outnumbered, that wasn't fair."
As if he would think it would have been okay for the other team to cheat were they in our position.
Finally, one guy said, "Everyone who gets ahead in life does it by cheating."
While I felt the urge to call him a democrat I was mostly aghast that he would use a real world analogy. I replied, "It's just ****ing Halo." My meaning being, a videogame is not worth my integrity and honor and honjest pride.
Obviously my meaning was far above their unscrupulous minds as their reply was "Yeah, what does it matter. It's a video game."
So I resigned, just warning them to never do anything like that under the banner of the lawless, and sat and stewed.
Hearing the other team call me a cheater was gross and ugly. I had no defense because I was guilty by mere association. I wasn't worried that they'd leave feedback, because I imagine it takes lots of feedback before any steps are taken.
My teammates's cheating stole more than the victory due our opponents, it stole a part of me.