Yeah Grand Master here too - I play v 5 human players on the classic map - I do restrict game entry to experts and above and rarely have to wait more than a couple of minutes to get a game usually a mixture of Experts and masters but always satisfying to see you've beaten another grand master at the game at the end : )
Regarding cheaters - I feel it is getting less - I remember maybe a year ago - whenever you had two people or more join from the same country - there was inevitably going to be nefarious sh1t going down....
Been GM for a while now. Play frequently on various maps, allways 6 Human players and I mostly host them. Cheating is for loosers and have not played any GM that did.
I'm looking for grandmasters to play 1v1
on the weekend.
Since yesterday I am a Grandmaster. So I can say it is possible :-). It was a hard and long road. I always play against 5-6 players lvl intermediate - grand master. This is because when you lose against a few noobs you drop instantly ten thousands of points. Points that are gained by a few honderd or maybe a couple of thousand by winning (depending on the ranks of others).
Yes, it is very frustrating against the cheaters. You can see when people cheat in the viewing modus. What I saw more then once is how they work. They both have a continent that they are not defending by the adjacent borders. So they only have to defend one border. Impossible to play against to. Also they are both attacking / taking out the players one by one very systematic. Or when it is not logic. Why attacking the weakest player that is not a treat anymore? I always spectate when I get defeated and when I'm 100% sure report them. Another tip. When you start a game and simultaneously two players will be added I always delete one because I've seen numerous times that these two players where the cheaters.
So be keen on cheaters. Report them to keep the game fair and clean. It's better to be safe than to be sorry. Be keen on possible cheaters and delete them before the game starts. Don't play games with 3 players, because probably the other two is just one ;-).
I am a ,aster ranked player at 8000 points. I am proud to say that i just defeated two cheating grand masters, even though i had to use an ally as a scapegoat to gather his cards i destroyed both grand masters with a smile on my face. Most grand masters are cheats and should be banned. It takes the glory aware from dedicated risk players.
I happen to be a grandmaster. I play everyday, but yes/no I play. However, after going from grandmaster to master and below, it's kinda of hard to get back to grandmaster again. So I play novice and beginners and there is a reason for this. I kinda of like to teach others about how the computer plays. I give them hints (the best I can), and etc.. There are some novice that do beat me, but I think either they are cheaters or they have a battle field mind like me, as I use to do this type of work in the Army.
People with more than one account should be banned lol!
True - I've only seen one Grandmaster (who turned out to be a frikkin cheater!) and maybe a dozen or so Masters...
The numbers are constantly in flux - but I was back to being Master when my rank got above 8000... and from what I can remember, you need to be above about 800 or so to reach Grandmaster
Which means, out of maybe 4 million players - there are only 0.002 percent who are Master/Grandmaster!
This mediocre ranking system needs to be completely changed - why the hell don't they use official military ranks ffs... SMG love to re-invent the wheel, and always do a poor job!