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.
I also think SMG should send a message to the player if they do catch you cheating. It might have more significance in making sure they won't do it again. "Your rank has been reset due to cheating. One more offense and you will be banned forever."
you know what would be cool? If they access the device's camera and take photos of you or show live video during the game. It'd give me a lot of confidence in knowing at least it's not the same guy using two suspicious players. But you wouldn't want to see me. I'm usually naked in my hot tub when I play haha.