Pogo Cheaters and Poor Sports
Pogo's Got Game!
Club Pogo is an online game site, gaining popularity with adults at a rapid pace. The site has a huge selection of games from cards, word games, arcade, casino, and puzzles, all with cool graphics and sounds. Members from around the world play against one another with the option to chat as they play. Playing and winning moves a player up or down in rank and earns "tokens". The tokens can be used to enter drawings for cash and prizes or to upgrade their avatar's appearance on the site.
Club Pogo's Avatar, the "Mini"
The player's avatar in Pogo is called their "mini" and players can shop in a "mini mall" for their mini's clothing, hairdo, face shape, eye color, sunglasses and even pets! I guess that may sound a bit silly to some, but if you have ever played in Club Pogo, I'll bet you have a wardrobe of clothes from the mini mall in your mini's closet. Even the men succumb to their alter ego and dress their mini in sports uniforms, leather jackets, Elvis haircuts, and sexy smiles. The Minis actually flirt with one another at times!
Overall, the website and all it's features are very fun. Once you are bitten by the Pogo bug, you wll be checking into the site nightly and making friends. But one warning, not everyone is there to make friends. In fact, I don't really know WHY they are there!
Pogo Poor Sports Get Mad!
If You Have Played Games in Pogo......
Have You Every Played a Poor Sport, Cheater, or Sneaker in Pogo?
Some Pogo Game Players Can't Handle Losing!
There are so many games to play, but eventually one or two games will become your favorite and you'll start working on your rating, which goes up and down regularly. It's only natural that the more you play the better you want to become, but the main goal for most is to have fun.
However, there are some players that are unreasonably agitated if they lose a game or if you have a streak of good luck. They chat ugly things and send nasty faces in the chat box. After you have a good hand and smear them, they make a rude comment or leave in the middle of the game. if you beat them and then leave the room after the game is over (maybe because you have a real life and the roast is burning?), they enter the group chat room with a grade school mentality and start calling you a chicken or worse. REALLY! These are grown adults who are acting like babies and throwing a fit. How sad that they can't just play a game and have fun, win or lose.
Pogo Game Cheat Programs
Some opponents hate losing so much that if you get a ton of wilds, or stick them with a bunch of points or just win, they accuse you of cheating! The player was perfectly happy when he was winning, but as soon as the tables turn, he starts the cheater, cheater pumpkin eater attitude. First time this happened to me, I thought the other player was kidding. After all, how could anyone cheat when playing an online game? There's no way to hide cards up your sleeve! Cheating is impossible in an online game, right? Wrong. I have heard so many players rant at each other in the group chat rooms that I went online to see if there really WERE cheat programs, and guess what? There are!
There is one site named BadgeHelp.com where they boast, "BadgeHelp has the largest selection of pogo cheats and club pogo cheats in the world." They go on to ask, "Do you play games on POGO.COM? Do you lose a lot? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to zip through those games and get that pogo badge real quick or rake in those tokens like all the really good players do?"
So I guess if you are a bad player, you can buy the program and go about your life while the program plays for you. You can even go to sleep and it will play all night! Costs $10.99 per game, or $150.00 to buy the program for all the games. I'm told that Pogo can detect such a program, and will suspend your membership if they do, so this might be money wasted anyway.
What I have to ask is: WHY? Why would anyone want to do this? Isn't the whole idea of playing games to PLAY? Why would the idea of winning or earning a badge, which doesn't have any real value, matter so much that you need to pay money to have a robot win it for you? And what about winning those tokens? Again, I ask, WHY? It's not like you can pay your mortgage with them!
The concept of paying to have a cheat robot play for you so you don't have to play is preposterous! Why bother at all? Why not just watch television?.
Check Game Room Timers Before Playing
Other Pogo Ploys to Watch Out For
In addition to the Cheater, there is the sneaky guy or Sneaker, who doesn't quite qualify as a cheater, but is best to avoid.
He will set up a game room with a very short timer so he can win the game if the timer runs out. This isn't really cheating, but most players set up reasonable time limits so that the other player doesn't take forever in between plays. But Sneaker sets up an unreasonably short timer and sits waiting like a vulture for the timer to run out and then Bingo! He doesn't extend for you and wins. Most players will extend as a courtesy, if you will reciprocate.
The opposite ploy is also used. Sneaker sets up a room with a really LONG timer, or no timer at all, and then plays so slowly that you want to tear your hair out. In the case of no timer, I actually had someone leave and never come back. He does this so that you will give up and leave, whereby he can finish the game against the robot who is fairly easy to beat. He wins the points and you lose because you left. I figure this type of person can't afford the cheat program so they resort to this pathetic action. To avoid the Sneaker, check the room setup before you enter and play.
Most Pogo Players are Fun
Pogo is Worth it
In spite of the Cheaters and the Sneakers, Pogo is the best game website I have ever played in. The fun is addictive and most players are friendly and interesting. If you join up, at least you now know what to watch out for. And if you run into a cheater or a sneaker, you can just laugh right to their little mini faces!