META: Order of threads on the board

META: Order of threads on the board

Submitted by SAMgO on June 6th, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Looks like the threads are being ordered by recent post time, not when they were posted, which is a big departure from the previous iteration of the MGoBoard.

I think I preferred the old ordering, as now little spats and sidebar conversations will keep threads at the top of the board far too long, and fewer threads are now shown on the side of the front page so this could quickly bury new info that comes out (like Walker and Crawford transferring). 

Do you guys prefer it like this or the old way?

OT: 4K TVs

OT: 4K TVs

Submitted by JeepinBen on June 6th, 2018 at 9:28 AM

It's very #OnBrand to ask about brands on the new MGoBlog, but after my 10 year old TV died I'm in the market for an upgrade. This buying guide has lots of good baseline info - like a calculator that gives you TV size relative to viewing distance.

https://www.abt.com/learn/tv-buying-guide

But, being a store, they're going to try to sell whatever gets them the most money. So, who's got a 4K TV? What do you like about it? Would you buy the same model again?

OT: Coping after a pet's death

OT: Coping after a pet's death

Submitted by jimmyshi03 on June 5th, 2018 at 7:57 PM

My wife's dog (he came before me) had to be euthanized this past Friday. He'd been diagnosed with a brain tumor recently but he fell off a little faster than what we expected, which I think made things worse. Anyway, I'm worried about our other, younger dog, as he's seemed pretty mopey and down the last few days. Has anyone had similar recent experience? Did you do anything in particular to help your other pets? On a related question, how long did you wait until you got another pet?

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/3: Holding Steady

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/3: Holding Steady

Submitted by Rad on June 3rd, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Yesterday was another decent day as we took almost everything we wanted.  OSU managed to snag Army, but we somehow pulled off a major upset on Wisconsin's home turf.  We have plenty of options this turn.  The Red Alliance has been pushed back a little bit and Chaos has nearly been evicted from the east.

 

 

Please click the link below to get your assignments for the day.

https://michigancfbrisk.com/

Please do not post about your assignments in the thread below. Trying to keep everything a little bit more secure after our mole issue.

 

Announcements:

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: https://discord.gg/Gqqsczy. 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.

 

Go Blue!

 

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:

 

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/2: The Battle Down South

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/2: The Battle Down South

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on June 2nd, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Yesterday was a pretty neutral day on our end. We took Rutgers back from Ohio State but they somehow snatched Syracuse with a ~4% chance. The real action, however, is occuring on the south side of the map where Florida is finally starting to expand west after hopefully dealing with their chaos problem. Texas is trading punches with four separate teams of the Red Alliance and Alabama is down to their last territory. Tonight could be a huge night for our alliance.

 

 

Please click the link below to get your assignments for the day.

https://michigancfbrisk.com/

Please do not post about your assignments in the thread below. Trying to keep everything a little bit more secure after our mole issue.

 

Announcements:

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: https://discord.gg/TcZBTcj. 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.

 

Go Blue!

 

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:

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/1: A traitor in our midst

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/1: A traitor in our midst

Submitted by Rad on June 1st, 2018 at 2:33 PM

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.

https://michigancfbrisk.com/

 

Announcements:

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.

 

Go Blue!

 

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:

 

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/31: The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph

OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 5/31: The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on May 31st, 2018 at 4:05 PM

So about yesterday... We had a pretty brutal night if I'm going to be honest. We ended up losing a lot of territories to RNG while also being spread a little thin in other areas. We are down to 16 territories total which is still second highest in the game. But we are almost in an identical position to where we were a week or two ago. Last night was a minor setback for a major comeback. The next few days will be focused on recuperating and preparing to expand once again. As the great Thomas Paine once said, "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."

 

 

Please click the link below to get your assignments for the day.

https://michigancfbrisk.com/

 

Announcements:

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: https://discord.gg/TcZBTcj. 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.

 

Go Blue!

 

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:

OT: Detroit PGA Tour Event Official

OT: Detroit PGA Tour Event Official

Submitted by twotrueblue on May 30th, 2018 at 7:32 PM

A month ago there was a thread about the possibility of Detroit getting a PGA Tour event once again. Now it is official. After Quicken Loans sponsors The National (a PGA Tour event in Washington, D.C. late next month), Quicken Loans will be sponsoring the event which will replace The National in 2019 in Detroit. The event is expected to be played at the Detroit Golf Club.

Push Button. Get Golf Tournament?

https://www.golfchannel.com/article/golf-central-blog/pga-tour-moving-national-even-detroit-2019/