After two straight less than stellar nights, we are finally back on the right track with another solid outting. In fact, we have now converged on the coast with the rest of our allies save Texas, which should make coordination much smoother from here on out.
Yesterday was not without adversity, however. For one, we discovered that we have a mole in our midst who had been leaking information to OSU and the rest of the Red Alliance. As a result, we are in the middle of transition to a new discord server and re-vetting everyone as we weed out the mole. Needless to say, it's been a pretty crazy 24 hours for us mods.
Secondly, the main game got completely banned from reddit for a period of time. Just about every other team in the game handles their assignments by PMing the their users on reddit. This got caught up in reddit's site-wide spam filter, blacklisting everywhere the game link had been shared. This also triggered a ban on PMs relating to the game from its moderators lest sanctions be placed on the offending teams. Luckily, we don't use PMs and have a wesbite. So, guess who was completely unaffected while the rest of the teams were sent scrambling?
Anyway, here's our current map:
Please click the link below to get your assignments for the day.
The "Blue Alliance" has been re-dubbed the "Allied Forces" and now consists of Michigan, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Florida, and Texas. If you aren't using the website to get orders, then please refrain from attacking any territories controlled by our allies.
If you are a relatively new reddit user, please check the game page to ensure that you are not being flagged as a bot. If you are flagged you will see a text box like the one below. If you are flagged as a bot, your turns will not assist our chances to win (although you can still accumulate turns so you can level up stars). If you see this box, then follow the hyperlink to fill out the survey, but ALSO message /u/bakonydraco directly on reddit to get the issue sorted out.
Instructions to Join:
To join all you need to do is go to reddit.com/r/cfb and create an account if you don't already have one. Next, set your flair to Michigan. You can do this by clicking "Select Flair" on the right side of the cfb subreddit. Finally, you can join and play the game at https://vote.redditcfb.com/cfbrisk.php.
If you want to discuss the game in deeper detail and strategize with us, you can join our discord server found here: <redacted>*. We usually announce plans of what we want to attack/defend in the evenings, but we discuss strategy all day. Be warned though, there will be a vetting process to join the discord as we have had some mole issues from OSU. Even if you don’t pass the vetting process, we can still provide less-secret instructions in the general chat so that you can still help us towards our goals until we can fully 100% trust you.
*We'll post the link to the new discord server once we are caught up on revetting existing users.
Instructions as to how to play:
At the beginning of the game. Every team was assigned one single territory, and so every territory is now named after that team. When you go to select an action in the game, you'll see option such as:
"Defend Buffalo", "Attack Penn State", "Attack Kent State".
This means that we border the location that was originally assigned to Penn State and Kent State. If you choose to attack Penn State, you will attempt to take that piece of land next round. Defend Buffalo, means that we currently own Buffalo's original homeland, and defending Buffalo means putting your stars towards keeping Buffalo from being taken.
After you submit what you're doing for the day, just sit back at wait! At Midnight EST all of the picks from all of the teams go in, and a random number generator selects a winner for each territory. Then it all happens again tomorrow.
Full instructions/explanations are available HERE
Here's today's map: