On several occasions I have seen lack of good sportsman ship at the end of games. The scenario is when one player has a substantially superior number of armies could easily and mercifully finish off their opponent and reach end of game. However, they stop and fortify. Every turn they do one battle then fortify again. We're not talking a contested board. This is like 99 armies vs 4. Just go ahead and win the game that you earned and let's move on to the next game. What's worse is sometimes these guys will use their full time allotment before doing their minimal action.
The screen shot below is an example of what I am talking about. This guy had 99 armies trapping my 4 at Australia. He took a half dozen turns at this point to end it. Real jerk.
Why should I have to leave a game just because the other guy is being a jerk? There is absolutely no strategic reason to delay the end game. That make it a dick move, IMO.
Leaving the game is a forfeit and total loss which deprives you of your deserved 2nd place which feeds your ranking. The forfeit is as bad as last place. There ought to be a "Surrender" or "Resign" option when it gets down to two players. That would remedy this issue.
Wingz138, I was mistaken. Greggy83 posted a link to a SMG clarifying what happens when a player leaves. If your opponent refuses to go in for the kill and you decide to just leave the game you will preserve your 2nd place. It is not a total loss.
This happened to me twice in 2 consecutive games. I too didn't want to leave in case I didn't get the ranking points. Not only did the other player not finish off my last territory - he then started adding 1 troop to each territory on each turn. I'm sure the players who do this are either pre-pubescent children or post-pubescent adults with no girlfriends/boyfriends. I truly think it's a sexual thrill for them.