OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/12: New MgoUsers Please Stay Active

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on June 12th, 2018 at 10:02 AM

After we were lucky enough to have Seth post the game on the front page we saw a massive jump in users. We saw about 400 new players join the game and that pushed us well over the 1000 active player mark. Now we nearly double the next highest team in active player participation. To further put this in perspective, the 400 new players that we gained yesterday would be the fourth largest army in the game. 

It is key that those 400 new users that we gained yesterday continue to participate daily! It is extremely beneficial to our effort and only takes one minute a day and the game is officially ending on July 3rd. If you want to be more active with the game, we encourage you to rank your account up from a 1-star player to a 2 or 3 star player. Having two stars doubles your value and having 3 stars makes you 8 times as valuable. Detailed instructions to rank up are below. Please make an attempt to rank up your account!

Steps To Play Every Day:

  1. Sign up for a reddit.com account if you don’t have one already
  2. Visit https://flair.redditcfb.com/ " go to “find by conference," click “FBS” then “Big 10” and finally “Michigan” to set yourself as a member of our team. Click “Update Flair” to set it.
  3. Visit https://michigancfbrisk.com/ and click “Get Order!”
  4. Click the blue chessboard beneath the logo that you’re meant to attack/defend to take you to the game.
  5. Scroll down, now, and on the right hand side of the screen, you will see the options that you can attack or defend. Click the school logo that you were assigned to

Do not ever attack any territory that is owned by one of our allies unless specifically told to do so in your orders. Our allies are Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, and Texas. If you get an order to attack an ally owned territory then it means we are coordinating with them, so it is acceptable. Otherwise, do not attack allied territories or defend territories that allies border please!

Steps to Rank Up:

  1. Go to https://vote.redditcfb.com/explore_links.php? and visit all 21 Links.
  2. Visit reddit.com/r/cfb and create quality comments on threads to receive upvotes.
  3. Play the game daily. The amount of turns played helps you rank up.
  4. Click Update Sub Karma once and Update Rating twice on the game page to update your rank when you've performed steps 1-3

In order to move from a 1 star player to a 2 star player you only need 50 karma (the equivalent of mgopoints) on reddit.com/r/cfb, 1 turn played, and to visit the 21 links in step 1 above. Becoming a 3 star player requires 500 /r/cfb karma and 10 turns played. We encourage all users to spend the hour it takes to quickly become a 2 star player at least! It doubles your value and helps our efforts tremendously.

Some advice for posting on /r/cfb. Sort the subreddit by new and attempt to get in on threads before they get popular to increase the visibility of your comments. Make comments that attempt to generate discussion. Low effort comments will get you downvoted (negged). Disclaimer: We do not encourage you guys to posbang each other on reddit. That is discouraged and against the rules.

Make sure you aren't flagged as a bot

One potential issue with the influx of new users we had is that some players may have been flagged as a bot and therefore their actions may not be counting. If you are flagged as a bot you will see the image below on vote.redditcfb.com

If you are seeing that message follow the steps below, otherwise you can ignore this.

  1. Follow the link shown in the screenshot above and fill out the google form
  2. Wait at least one day for the text box to disappear. If it does disappear, you are all set.
  3. If the bot disclaimer message persists after one day, then message the mods of /r/cfbrisk directly. You can follow the link in step 4 below to do this in one easy click.
  4. https://www.reddit.com/message/compose?to=%2Fr%2FCFBRisk&subject=&message=
  5. Be patient as the mods of the game are busy and they are putting a lot of effort into running this thing.

Daily Map of the Game:



June 12th, 2018 at 10:06 AM ^

Sorry, the images didn't post in the main thread. I guess the new mgoblog doesn't like imgur.

Bot flagging alert mentioned in the main post:

Bot Flagging.png

Follow the instructions detailed in the main post if you see this message!

Daily Map of Game: Risk 5-29 Full.PNG


June 12th, 2018 at 10:14 AM ^

I've only played a few turns, but I never actually read instructions on how to level up. I am 4* time on /r/cfb, 5* link explorer, and 2* game player for a 2* overall. I'm 32 karma and 4 turns away from 3* overall status.


June 12th, 2018 at 11:03 AM ^

When I click to request my instructions, it says I'm blacklisted and to contact a mod. My user on reddit is psychomatt93. I don't know who the mods are or how to contact them. I joined reddit just to help with risk.


June 12th, 2018 at 12:56 PM ^

Mod, here. As I explained to you already on Discord DMs, we noticed that you have a history of taking orders from the website and then doing something completely different on the actual voting site. Because of that, we blacklisted you from the site, to ensure that you won't damage our statistics for each round. You can keep voting on the actual voting site, but you won't be able to receive orders from us.


June 12th, 2018 at 12:12 PM ^

Hi Discord mods - could I please be vetted for the Discord server? My discord username is Peterman and I just submitted the request using the vetting website. Thanks for the work you do!


June 12th, 2018 at 1:06 PM ^

Can you include the actual voting link in the posts please?  I switch devices often so don't have it bookmarked.

Yes, I suck - but i've been helping! 


June 12th, 2018 at 1:21 PM ^

If you access the orders site, the little chess piece icon should link you straight there! 


Otherwise, the link is vote.redditcfb.com. You’ll have to go thru a brief authentication (allowing the site to see your CFB flair and your karma) but if it white screens there, just re-enter that url and you’ll be set!


June 12th, 2018 at 1:20 PM ^

I'm toughbaton on reddit.  Just want to make sure you don't all up vote my comments and we get in trouble as a team. **wink, wink**


June 12th, 2018 at 2:28 PM ^

Please do not ask for karma farming or posbangs. That is against the rules of reddit. We've built a great relationship with the mods for bringing in so many new users who have followed the rules and been great contributors to the subreddit so far, so we don't want to sour it.


June 12th, 2018 at 1:43 PM ^

I've played at least a dozen turns, but my account says one turn played.  I went to all 21 links multiple times, but it still says i've only explored 6, even after updating ranking and karma

Bird of War

June 13th, 2018 at 8:47 AM ^

Yeah I was similar. Had about 200 to go but was picking up steam. This is kinda disheartening. I thought Seth had a great response to the post on the r/CFBRisk subreddit about how them changing the rules this late is wasting our time.

"If I'm misunderstanding the point of this game and it was always just meant to be a way to reward prior members of an insular reddit community, then I'm sorry for wasting your time, and pretty discouraged that you wasted mine and my readers'." - MGoSeth