Philosophy: Sportsmanship And Its Game

Note: The following text was written or explained in no way to either reflect the opinion at others at CPAC or to offend anyone. 

Philosophy Corner – Sportsmanship, a necessary ailment and attribute on which the Army Community cannot cease to live if this term diminishes in thought and consideration. Of course, generally everyone knows what sportsmanship is and why it is necessary for everything which requires competing for anything because without sportsmanship, we cannot fully enjoy wars i.e; with the claims of DDoS attacks, doxing and usage of allies (other armies) in wars or battles, this decreases the standard of sportsmanship and enjoyment for the youngsters of our Community. Aside from that, not only will we leave a generation of cheaters or people who claim others to be cheaters, but we are influencing these young people negatively which will undeniably affect them in the real world. But the question is, how can we restore sportsmanship?


With a post on sportsmanship comes the definition of sportsmanship; the following definition was taken from the  Ask community:

Sportsmanship refers to the fairness in play and the following of the rules of the game with your opponent’s well-being in mind. This involves respecting the judgements or referees, treating others with respect and playing by the rules.

Young children touch hands after a soccer game to learn about good sportsmanship

In other words, sportsmanship can be referred to virtues as fairness, self-control, courage and persistence, and has been associated with terms which aids one to treat others fairly, maintaining self-control and showing respect to authority or elders. Sportsmanship is also looked upon as being the way one reacts to a sport/game. Picture this: if, for example, one of the leaders of an army who are at war, exhibits poor sportsmanship after losing a battle and blames the others for losing, doesn’t except his/her’s personal actions, reacting to the loss in an immature or improper fashion, making excuses for the defeat, and citing unfavorable conditions or other petty issues as reasons for the defeat is generally classified as a sore loser. A bad winner acts in a shallow fashion after his or her victory, such as by gloating about his or her win, rubs the victory in the face(s) of his/her’s opponents(s) and lowers the opponent(s’) self-esteem by degrading their performance.

Now you all must be questioning, “But what does have to do with CP armies, you bitch?” or “Okay, what about some army-related examples, bitch?”. First of all, nearly after every battle, let alone every war which embraces the Army Community, results in claims of cheating which is associated by DDoS attacks, multi-logging and then the aid of allies. Unless verified with proof, one cannot simply target an army for DDoS’ing their troops, or pointing out multiple penguins which have names which are similar or are believed to belong to a particular person and then allies helping their ally, especially in the case of brother allies.

Let’s look at some staged examples in war.

Two iconic women in the history of modern tennis, Serena Williams (left) and Maria Sharapova (right) shake hands after an intense match (it’s considered to be a sign of good sportsmanship)

One minute a leader’s claiming that the troops of a specific army is multi-logging because they have over 50 troops on Club Penguin or have a particular number of troops online on the chat (for e.g. 37), but have 40 on Club Penguin leads to thoughts of multi-logging and such. Maybe, the extra three penguins could be rogues, but if proven with acceptable evidence, then yes, multi-logging.

“I have to log on Club Penguin for my army event, OMG, my Internet is not working! I’m getting DDoS’ed. OMG!!!!! What is this????? How will I save my army? How will we win the war? OMG!!!!!” is the typical reaction when one’s Internet fails to respond or allow access to a Club Penguin server. A DDoS attack completely knocks you offline and you’re not even successful on accessing Google.

Spotting someone who is the ally of the opponent and is in the army’s uniform is considered allies, regardless of even considering if they’ve actually joined the army (meaning that particular person is in more than one army) is another common folklore in the Army Community.

Now, with some examples out-of-the-way, let’s look at the next door: how can we raise sportsmanship? Numerous people all over the world have explained possibilities of expanding the friendly hand and being a good sport through the Internet:

  1. Be a role model on the sidelines: At the end of every battle, have a few words with the troops, tell them how good they were and if your army failed to win, then don’t be blue and discuss ways to win next time. Apart from that, congratulate your opponent and maybe learn a few pointers.
  2. Don’t make it all about winning or losing: Sure, the glory of winning a war, being positioned first on the CPAC Top Ten and being the strongest army out there is cool, but the focus should be on non-tangibles like learning the game, figuring out how to interact with others and — especially — just having fun.
  3. Don’t compare your troop to another troop: We all have a tendency to compare one troop against another, but doing that isn’t constructive at all. Instead, try focusing on your troop as an individual and figure out what kind of troop he/she is.
  4. Celebrate success as a group:  NFL players may do individual victory dances in the end zone after every touchdown, but that doesn’t mean your army should too (because they can’t online). Instead, schedule a game day or game night for your army or maybe just let them have a nice conversation with each other.
  5. Accept loss gracefully: If your army comes up short, just encourage the troops to keep trying their best and congratulate his/her’s opponents if you lose. 
  6. Present consequences for poor sportsmanship: It seems a little off-course but it might work. In real, one typically takes the child out of the game and has a long talk with him/her about his/her’s attitude or behavior, but in armies, privately talk to the troop and tell him/her what he/she did wrong and what he/she can do to improve.

In the end, we’re all human beings and we make mistakes; that’s why we should learn from our mistakes. So, in order to become better and not have any more nerve-strikingly annoying disputes over servers, battles and wars, let’s all be good sports, show sportsmanship and display determination and integrity out on the battlefield (or should I say, Club Penguin).

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CPA Central Reporter

Amor Vincit Omnia
Love conquers all

16 Responses

  1. Back to the kitchen?

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  2. sandwich makers of club penguin

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  3. What’s with all the haters? Steph is one of the few useful/non-annoying women in this community (Also Luv). These guys prob can’t even get a girl anyways..
    P.S. I do enjoy + making women jokes as well, their hilarious, that I can’t denie.
    P.S.S. Dat lady at da end of da post ish sexy.

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  4. Tell this to Waterkid. 😆

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  5. […] years on, and CPAC is still forced to churn out numerous posts (see this and this and this) about bad sportsmanship in armies. Of course, there’s many sides to sportsmanship. […]

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