It is a competitive game and even though the account farming problem is known for more than a year it is not fixed yet.
There are a lot of easy solutions.
1. No farming of overflowing ressources at all
if that is too much of a limitation, then:
2. No farming of overflowing ressources from accounts where the attacking player is having a sub to or had a sub to in the last month
3. No farming of overflowing ressources from accounts where the attacking player had the same IP address in the past like the attacked player.
More radical solutions:
4. Demoishing instead of selling: No refunding of building selling. If you want to sell a building it is destroyed without giving any ressources back.
of course you are right: If one player does a bad thing that is no reason for another player doing a bad thing too.
But if you go through consequences than every player who does not like account farming but likes to win has to stop playing the game. It is not necessary that EA states that they like it. If there is an exploit and EA does not forbid it or give some information like "we are working on fixing it" they seem to tolerate it. I don't like to abandon a game like this for a small exploit, so I use it in a very limited way too, to not give the first place to players who just try to get there by account looting.
As both alliances that challanged The Ultimates on the beta did account looting (Die Horde and Tranquillity) we did it too. Would be very glad if it was finally completely banned.
And back to your comparison with tax evasion: Tax evasion is forbidden and you get punished when you do it. That are two aspects that don't fit this game here.
Its not exactly classified as an exploit and I did not see any player getting banned or punished for account farming yet.
A lot of players already asked to ban it, so as EA / Easy does nothing against it (yet ?) the most probable conclusion is: There are positive aspects in account farming for EA.
Account farming is much worse than RP farming. I don't really see a reason why they would fix RP farming before fixing Account farming. It can't really be that a solution against account farming is more difficult.
... preserve character?
... didn't join the biggest alliance?
... stay in responsible for my members?
... don't crawl into others asses, to get an better position? (German proverb, no offense)
... don't rename the alliance to "Ultimate Bataillon" ?
... don't farm?
... preserve character? -> yes
... didn't join the biggest alliance? -> yes (made my alliance the biggest alliance)
... stay in responsible for my members? -> yes
... don't crawl into others asses, to get an better position? (German proverb, no offense) -> yes
... don't rename the alliance to "Ultimate Bataillon" ? -> yes
... don't farm? -> three small accounts, thats it.
I guess there is something more
(no its not your skill
you got a good rank for the alliance you are in)
Something like strategies, math and diplomacy. Those factors together with a big amount of good players (I would say we got an unusual big amount of great PVE players here) were the "formula" to our success.
My wishlist for world 100:
- Fix account farming of overflowing ressources
- Prohibit multi accounting