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.
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.
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