OT - Reddit CFB Risk Update 6/14: The Toledo Beachhead

Submitted by AmaizeingBlue on June 14th, 2018 at 8:47 AM

Yesterday we dropped one territory overall. This isn't the end of the world as our attacks were more concentrated in that we wanted to make sure we won key positions rather than winning relatively inconsequential territories. The biggest result from this strategy is that we finally broke into Toledo and we can now reach every single territory in the state of Michigan besides CMU. We are also facing a bit of a front with OSU and Alabama. 

Elsewhere in our alliance Florida continues to make waves against Nebraska, Texas A&M, and Oklahoma. They have some key spots out west at UTEP and Kansas State where they can really be a burden to the opposing alliance. Georgia Tech and Clemson did a great job in nearly kicking OSU out of the Atlantic Coast yesterday. Lastly, Texas expanded quite a bit and is in a versatile position to help out in both the northern and southern front as needed. Overall this may be the most promising map our alliance has seen in quite some time.

 

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!

 

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Daily Map:

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Comments

EastCoast

June 14th, 2018 at 1:02 PM ^

We are losing territory because, even though we have the largest army, we have Wisconsin, OSU, and Alabama all focusing their fire on us. It'll be easier with Florida, Texas, GT, and Clemson all touching those guys now.

And we should expect to lose 80/20 matches 1/5th of the time. We are also winning battles we "shouldn't" win. RNG is RNG is RNG. If you look at the numbers, our wins are pretty darn close to our "expected wins" total.

JBM

June 14th, 2018 at 9:27 AM ^

Uhm - I think the order site might have a bug,  I'm definitely logged in as a Michigan man, but I got orders to attack Michigan today.

J.

June 14th, 2018 at 11:57 AM ^

I think the game would have been a lot clearer if they used city names instead of school names for the territories.  "Attacking Ann Arbor" would still be weird, but I think it's easier to comprehend -- "oh, we lost Ann Arbor earlier, so we need to regain it."

That, or just called everything Kamchatka and Irkutsk. ;)

Wisconsin Wolverine

June 14th, 2018 at 9:32 AM ^

Will there be a single team crowned as the winner at the end?  If so, will the alliances have to turn on each other in the final days in order to gain the most territories individually?

Red is Blue

June 14th, 2018 at 10:40 AM ^

Looks like a front (being roughly defined by the Ohio river and the Mississippi River south of Kentucky) is forming.  Would be great to kick out the Red teams out of territories behind that front so our Alliance could push west without worrying about having to defend/attack territories behind the front.

 

Building_7_Free_Fall

June 14th, 2018 at 11:14 AM ^

Florida also did some good work down south taking two OSU territories.

 

OSU is down to 7 now.  I hope we can put them out of their misery in short order.  Allies all over the map on OSU borders.  The battle for Ohio is going to be brutal.  OSU has some major firepower, 2012 stars, the 4th highest -- they need to GO.

BlueFish

June 14th, 2018 at 3:58 PM ^

More to the point, it's bigger than simply focusing your firepower where the opponent is today.  They can abandon that territory, knowing you'll do so, and aim to win an adjacent territory.  As said above, it's difficult to eliminate an opponent, especially without ganging up, some favorable territory setup, and some favorable RNG luck.

Carolina Maize

June 14th, 2018 at 8:45 PM ^

Agreed, but it doesn't mean we shouldn't try.  It seems like we should take out a smaller team e.g. Alabama or Wisconsin to help minimize directions threats can come from.  Also, we should be constantly trading territories with our allies to gain "MVP" awards for 1 or 2 star players which will ultimately raise their and our team star rating, especially since the recent kibosh of the karma rating.

Mr. Robot

June 14th, 2018 at 11:35 AM ^

This is probably a little late to be asking this, but is there a way to tell for sure whether our moves are counting? I never used Reddit before this and when I signed up I got the thing for bot detection, filled out the survey, and the warning went away, however my vote page shows "0 turns played" even though when I click on that link I get a list of all the moves I have made. The "links explored" counter did update properly when I did some of that at some point early on, but even clicking the update buttons does not change the turns played counter. Display bug or bug with my moves counting?

uofmdds96

June 14th, 2018 at 11:37 AM ^

ok so I finally decided to open one of these threads and followed the directions.  Is there anything more involved than clicking the box that I was assigned? No movement of troops? Virtual dice rolling?

J.

June 15th, 2018 at 1:39 AM ^

Discord username J. (or possibly J.#1799 -- hard to tell).  I just got an impossible instruction (defend a territory not owned by Michigan).

silvermasy

June 16th, 2018 at 1:38 PM ^

Hi all, i've logged in and have made a move two of the last 4 days.  However, my orders have been to attack Notre Dame - this seems futile since they've been eliminated.  I just want to be a good soldier and follow orders, but if attacking Notre Dame is the thing to do, i'd like confirmation from someone.  Thanks!