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Fair Play Rules

Fair Play Rules

To clear up any confusion in the community on what constitutes cheating we have the following Fair Play Rules..

  1. Hacking the game, in any way, is cheating.

  2. Using multiple accounts in the same game to gain an advantage is cheating.

  3. Playing with someone you know and working together to gain advantage is cheating.  


If you wish to play with people you know please use the Play with Friends mode. If you still wish to play with friends against real opponents, play as if they were an enemy, not an ally.


What happens when a player is reported for any of the above?

The following action will be taken if they are found to have broken these rules;

  • If the player was hacking, they will be banned.

  • If the player has been colluding (offences 2 or 3), first their rank will be reset.

  • If the player continues to collude after a first offence, they may be banned on a second offence depending on the circumstances.


FAQ

Q: How do I report a player?

A: Create  a support ticket at http://smgstudio.freshdesk.com/support/tickets/new with the names of the players you think are cheating. Attach accompanying screenshots showing: player/s, evidence of cheating. No more than 3 screenshots please.


Q: Why can't I team up with my friends in Global Domination?

A: We take a "act as you would like to be acted towards" approach here. It is unfair to team up against unsuspecting player who believe they are entering a fair “free for all” game. The ranking system is designed for “free for all” gameplay, not teams.


Q: Will you be adding a team mode in the future?

A: Yes it’s our goal to release a team mode that allows you to play with friends or random allies against another team. No ETA on this currently, but you can find information here http://smgstudio.freshdesk.com/support/discussions/topics/11000009600 .


Q: Will more be done to prevent cheating?

A: Yes, we are currently rolling out a full suite of anti cheating features. Some have already been implemented and it’s logging play now. Q: What is the difference between forming alliances with stranger and forming one with friends? A: There is a difference between: the informal, temporary alliances forged and broken throughout the game (which, with all its betrayal, is an integral part of RISK) and starting a game with a friend or relative as well as strangers in there. This is intentional ganking and will not be tolerated. You can play with your friend as much as you want, but if you don't try beat them as hard as any stranger and random opponent, there will be consequences. If you just want to play for the fun of it with your friends, start a "Play with Friends" game against AI opponents.



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Hilda gringovich 6 and cicero noble 11 obvious cheaters and same players
2 more cheaters: "Nettle schlacht 6" makes "Sumner schlacht 4" win (and this one is grand master) it's a shame..
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No reason to believe cheaters will be cleared from game but there should be a cheat free option for players wanting honest matches
Another stupidly obvious cheater

Love risk online but the problem of cheating is becoming intolerable. Played 2 games last night. 1 had a grandmaster, master and novice entirely rigging the game and working together. One had 2 players working together with totally unguarded borders between them. Total waste of time. The game is utterly ruined unless you guys at SMG can do something about it. You need to have secret players who can join games, detect cheating and then take immediate action to ban those who are cheating. Only zero tolerance will work or you might as well give up the whole enterprise and close the app down. A criminal shame.

SMG did announce they're working on a cheater reporting system. I would imagine it'll be a simple button you press and then SMG will look at the game. Much better than sending them emails. The only thing is I'm sure many will hit that button constantly and SMG is likely to be bogged down with games to check. So hopefully what they do develop will be effective.

Brad Pitt here, Yes..the real one. So I just wanted to say to my fellow Risk Players that ALL THE CHEATERS ARE HATERS. There, I said it. I’m not going to take any more of this. All my life I have played this game with passion and integrity, ever since I was a baby. Now that I’m seeing all of these comments, I say we rise. Yes. Rise above and take over these cheaters just like I used to take over Risk territories over and over again. Enough is enough. I would smack my ex-wife Angelina Jolie in the face (before we got divorced) if I found out she was a cheater in this game. I would give up all of the fame and fortune just to see these cheaters go away. Be gone cheaters... be gone. May we see the day that cheaters will leave this world, the world of risk. Never again, never again. If you a fan of Moneyball let me get a like.... Thanks guys, Brad Pitt

What about the ones who just sit on the draft stage to avoid losing when the game timer is turned off? I can't exit the game without being penalized just because another player is too much of a sore loser to accept defeat when it's inevitable?

 Huge, are you referring to a game with no turn timer or this is something right now? Are you talking about people who just drag the game out? That does happen sometimes. I do it to people when they toy with me when they've obviously won. Like, not kill me just to gain more troops and dominate. So yeah, they get to wait the full 3-5 minuets of my sitting there doing nothing turn lol

Bonus find 2 more blantant cheaters. So obvious no troops along same borders and wen i broke 1 players hold on n america the euro guy wouldnt even hit greenland...lmfao
Exactly why I stopped playing this game. SMG says they are going to do something about the cheating and yet months later nothing has been done. It's a bold face lie to keep people playing and the money flowing. It's best to just move on to another game like I did. Sad thing is I gave them some fantastic ideas on how to curb cheaters that were cost effective and they gave me some bull shit excuse on why they couldn't do it. Why? Because they don't really care.
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