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 (considered) cheating.
Using multiple accounts in the same game (to gain an advantage over other players) is (considered) cheating.
Playing with someone you know in Global Domination is cheating.
Abusing a bug or glitch or knowingly encouraging abuse of these is cheating.
Creating a negative experience for other players, by actions such as spamming excessively, refusing to end games, intentionally disrupting gameplay, delaying gameplay (stalling), or abusing our reconnection system intentionally, is cheating.
Don't play with anyone you know or have external communication with in Global Domination. Use Play Friends or risk a ban!
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, this must still be done via Play Friends. Please use the RISK Community's #looking_for_game feature at https://discord.gg/risk
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 (found) hacking, they will be banned from RISK entirely.
Although we try to warn new players who might not be aware of the rules, such a warning is not guaranteed. You might be banned by automatic or semiautomatic systems before receiving such warning.
Should a player be banned - Their leaderboard position and rank points are completely removed. All games they have participated in for the current season, will have game results re-ordered so that they are placed last. All of their opponents will see this minor bonus.
Q: How do I report a player?
A: Report in-app by clicking on their avatar and clicking on the red triangle icon under their name in the Alliance Window. If you come across any suspected hacking - Create a support ticket at http://smgstudio.freshdesk.com/support/tickets/new with the names of the players.
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. If you just want to play for the fun of it with your friends, start a "Play with Friends" game against AI opponents.
Because intentionally waiting out turn timers in a manner that isn't planning or strategizing is both an annoyance and a waste of time for the other player and something that does not properly align with how the real physical board game would work - you could never stall in a real Risk game, that would be ridiculous.
Time limits are put in for a reason. Play only 60 or 90 second games. Real life is actually the same. Your buddy's turn and he says let me think about this a minute and has a beer and you chat about other stuff for awhile and finally you're like whos turn was it? Delay can be a strategy and pretending to leave it for the computer can be a strategy. Nothing wrong with the game.
i found the game a fraud within 24 hrs and asked for my funds back
as i notice the cheat style and the unfair dice
very often a critical dice roll and or lack of cards to be critical
yet some players have endless cards and easy dice rolls
game is a fraud and i challenged my CC since they would not refund
as i state is not value for money and is un balanced
i have played this since the Mac and know how it works
Do as I do when you would like a care free game. I ussOally play against the computer AI and a human player. However, as I've asked SMG many times to have their computer bot stop going after me so the other guy can win. I also found out that, the other human player (if he's about to lose) is they usually go after me, and not the computer AI. So it's a double wam for me (sometimes).
I only play with expert+ but prefer master+. Even cheaters can have all masters or even grand masters since the rank gains go to the percentage of winners of the game.