Fair Play Rules
To clear up any confusion in the community on what constitutes cheating we have the following Fair Play Rules..
Hacking the game, in any way, is cheating.
Using multiple accounts in the same game to gain an advantage is cheating.
Playing with someone you know and working together to gain advantage is cheating.
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.
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.
Yeah, cheaters are often at a disadvantage because they're trying to avoid killing themselves and sometimes a weak cheater account gives you the game if you kill it.
That Wilburn account rings a bell in my head. I tend to remember a lot of names that I think are cheating or play often and I think I was suspicious of that one before. Boone Stark 4 sounds very familiar. Pretty sure I've run across him before. Not sure about the Browning one. I don't often bump into grandmasters. I actually end up booting a lot of them along with masters as I recognize a lot of common combinations of players entering my games. Boot one and for sure the other leaves. I've reported many but SMG doesn't seem to be resetting some of their accounts. Brooks Skulls is a name that comes to mind when I think of someone who often comes into play with some other account that only rings a bell when I see it. The rank hasn't been reset yet though.Hmm... WIlburn might just be one I've seen a lot I only get alarmed when I recognize 2 accounts in the game and esp if they join together. I usually still play though unless I'm absolutely sure that it's a cheater, like the Brooks Skulls guy. Oh I hate that guy it's so obvious.I'm only playing with my junk accounts for now until the cheater reporting gets better or they allow me to filter out ranks joining the game at least.
Grandmasters& Experts = Cheaters
Isidora the Fop 4 still a grandmanster... sad.
Proper action has been taken.
Please use the report tool in the app, because it flags users far more efficient and we have context in the backend, allowing us to find the game and the players in there easily.