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06/15/2018 - 3:37pm Could be the ally is not…

Could be the ally is not strong enough to hold it and the anticipation is that an enemy force will attack the territory.  So, while you're attacking an ally, you're really trying to prevent an enemy from taking the territory.

06/15/2018 - 3:27pm Game ends on July 4, whether…

Game ends on July 4, whether or not someone has taken over.  Winner is declared as team with most territories.  Without this hard stop, it would probably go on a very long time. 

06/15/2018 - 1:40pm Your order is to attack a…

Your order is to attack a territory, not a team.  So, if you were given an order to attack Wyoming, you would attack the territory defined as Wyoming even though the team Wyoming is no longer in the game.  

06/15/2018 - 11:14am My orders don't seem to make…

My orders don't seem to make strategic sense, but maybe that is just the life of a foot soldier who doesn't have the benefit of the larger strategy.

06/14/2018 - 1:50pm Wait, I thought when we lost…

Wait, I thought when we lost Toledo we gained the UP.

06/14/2018 - 1:49pm I don't know the mechanics…

I don't know the mechanics of the game well, but it seems really hard to knock a team out.  Once they get down to a very few territories, all their star power gets concentrated.  While an attacking team with lots of territories has a lot to defend. 

06/14/2018 - 10:40am Looks like a front (being…

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.

 

06/13/2018 - 8:21pm This gets said often, but…

This gets said often, but from a football perspective, why does that make sense?  If a player is going into their fourth year is buried on the depth chart and will graduate, they can stick around another year or they can transfer.  Either way they don't play in games, but can practice.  The advantage of transferring is that they can spend the year learning the new team's system so the following year the can better compete for playing time.

Obviously, if they're that close to graduating it probably makes sense to get the degree.

 

06/13/2018 - 8:12pm Obviously the occasional…

Obviously the occasional walk on passes a scholarship player.  But that is not the same as getting passed by 26 walk-ons.

06/09/2018 - 5:25pm How do you ever knock…

How do you ever knock someone out of the game?  Doesn't fewer territories just mean that that team's collective star power is more concentrated and therefore that team is more likely to win battles to/from their few held territories?

06/08/2018 - 4:19pm This seems like a pretty…

This seems like a pretty unimaginative way to end the game.  Would have been better if they started giving a bonus multiplier for the number of territories you hold, with that multiplier exponentially increasing over time (for a given number of territories held).

06/08/2018 - 8:59am It could absolutely make…

It could absolutely make sense for him to transfer after next year even if he is not ready to graduate.  

Scenario 1, he is second on the depth chart (or worse he is below 2nd) and he doesn't want to play a backup role in his fourth year.  So transfers to new school where he'd sit out the first year and could play the second.  But he gets to learn the new school's system while he waits.  Seems like he'd be better off learning the new system so he be ready to play in his last year.  The risk is that he misses some backup role game snaps (would could be meaningful if the starter goes down for any extended period of time).  Of course, if he is 3rd string or lower, then that risk is lower (bus not impossible as we saw last year).

Scenario 2, he is not on track to graduate after 4 years.  If he stays for his fourth year at Michigan and does not graduate before the 5 season, he can't graduate transfer.  So, either he stays at Michigan for year 5 or calls it a college career.

Scenario 3, The rules change to make transfers not have to sit out a year.

Scenario 4, he just wants out for whatever reason.

Scenario 5, I'm not sure exactly how this one works, but if he is willing to pay his own pay (ie not be on scholarship at the new school, does he have to sit out a year?

 

06/06/2018 - 9:48pm Just sent a few karma points…

Just sent a few karma points your way.  

06/06/2018 - 9:19pm Then wipe out Chaos first. …

Then wipe out Chaos first.  Seems like the only way to make progress would be to reduce the numbers against which we are fighting.

06/02/2018 - 10:40pm Not sure I get the advantage

Not sure I get the advantage that Neb would gain by turning on someone in their alliance.  Being the strongest team in that alliance, it woud seem to be to Nebraska;s favor to keep that alliance going to knock out strong teams in the other alliance.  Then, since Nebraska is the strongest, they'd have a leg up when the in-fighting in their alliance begins.

05/31/2018 - 4:53pm Throwing the other side a

Throwing the other side a bone. I was definitely not told to attack Oregon.

05/30/2018 - 8:02pm Not sure how to do it, but

Not sure how to do it, but Chaos needs to be eliminated.

05/29/2018 - 9:35pm The west push seems like a

The west push seems like a good approach, but first we most solidify the alliance by eliminating chaos and OSU from behind the front.

05/29/2018 - 9:33pm Red team has lots of members

Red team has lots of members with territories several (many) turns away from the alliance. The alliance needs to eliminate chaos, set a front, and eliminate the rogue states in our midst. Seems to me that is a lot to ask but if chaos and OSU continue to control territories in the east, it is a matter of time.

Each of the territories Texas controls borders at least one red team territory, so they could theoretically be eliminated in one turn. GT and Clemson are one day away from being in the same spot.

05/29/2018 - 9:28pm The west push seems like a

The west push seems like a good approach, but first we most solidify the alliance by eliminating chaos and OSU from behind the front.

05/27/2018 - 12:55pm Knocking out chaos would be

Knocking out chaos would be nice.

05/27/2018 - 12:51pm Looks like you're now over 50

Looks like you're now over 50 karma, so you should have earned that second star!

Seems like a long way to get 500 karma for that next star, but one good snarky comment can net hundreds of karma.

05/25/2018 - 3:23pm My strategy was to run around

My strategy was to run around in circles and flip OSU the bird.  Do I need to keep that quiet?

05/24/2018 - 9:47pm How do you find users on

How do you find users on Reddit to upvote them?

05/24/2018 - 1:24pm Hopefully we can take Kent

Hopefully we can take Kent without giving up another surrounding territory to Ohio.  That would give us a clear front.  Then Clemson and Michigan can march south to try and clear out VT, OSU and chaos and help fortify the Alliance.  

05/23/2018 - 2:50pm Team Chaos and particularly

Team Chaos and particularly adding players from schools that were knocked out into Team Chaos was a poorly thought out concept.  So, when we knock out OSU, they get added into Team Chaos and we have to continue to fend them off.

05/19/2018 - 7:07pm Pretty easy to see how

Pretty easy to see how someone could cross those names.

05/19/2018 - 7:01pm You and MSU.

You and MSU.

05/19/2018 - 6:20pm I can see the complaint if it

I can see the complaint if it was pushing other content off the board too quickly, but even that wouldn't be a problem for a true MGoAddict because they are here all the time anyways and miss nothing.

05/19/2018 - 6:02pm Just crossed the next

Just crossed the next threshold for Karma points which should give me, and team Michigan, one more star.

05/19/2018 - 5:59pm Because it is just too hard

Because it is just too hard to skip over them?

05/18/2018 - 3:52pm Tried to get instructions,

Tried to get instructions, but I got a message about how it didn't recognize me and i should take a turn first. Has worked fine previous day's.

Also, looks like team chaos is heading our way.

05/18/2018 - 3:48pm It's the SEC way.

It's the SEC way.

05/10/2018 - 12:06pm Looks like VT and Clemson

Looks like VT and Clemson might have the same idea.

05/03/2018 - 12:02pm Didn't Boren play out OSU as

Didn't Boren play out OSU as a walk on? I think the rules can prevent you from transferring to certain places on a scholarship.

05/01/2018 - 4:16pm PAW PAW PAW

PAW PAW PAW

04/28/2018 - 2:09pm Congrats to Mo on being

Congrats to Mo on being drafted. Always enjoyed hearing him being interviewed. Him driving the Uber was one of my favorite parts of "All or Nothing".

04/28/2018 - 1:50pm Was it over when the German's

Was it over when the German's bombed Pearl Harbor?

04/28/2018 - 10:39am It seems premature to jump to

It seems premature to jump to some major conclusion about how we've got a huge problem developing qbs.

Speight, Malzone and Morris weren't superstars under Harbaugh, but he inherited them.

Okorn was brought in as a flier after looking around the qb room.

Who knows, maybe it was a talent issue and JH did a great job getting those guys are far as they got.

D McCaffrey was a skinny true freshman last year.

Imho, Peters was the only real evidence that can be relied upon. Sure he wasn't a superstar last year, but he was only a RS freshman. Further, it is only one fuzzy data point.

Using one off examples like Wyoming and SDSU is ridiculous. More likely they hit the lottery than any thing else. Just because WMU had Corey Davis, it doesn't make them the standard for wr development.

04/28/2018 - 7:50am Just a guess.  It seems like

Just a guess.  It seems like there are two paths to get a waiver.  Path 1 involves both teams requesting NCAA to grant the waiver.  Path 2 involves the new team to request the waiver under some type of hardship without agreement of the original team. 

 

Seems like Michigan originally was going down path 2.  Ole Miss offered to take path 1 (maybe because the NCAA pushed them there because the NCAA didn't want to make the hard decison and/or set precendent, or maybe because Ole Miss didn't want to be outed).  The attorney's statement is thus correct in that this verdict (using path 1) wouldn't have been possible without Old Miss' approval.  This does not mean that path 2 would not have been effective even withouth Ole Miss' approval.  It only means that path 1 was chosen in some type of settlement agreement.  

 

04/28/2018 - 7:32am I'd like to also beat the

I'd like to also beat the third State.  At home!

04/25/2018 - 4:42pm Due to salary caps/payroll

Due to salary caps/payroll taxes it is not an open arms race even at the professional level.

04/25/2018 - 4:35pm Seems to me paying players

Seems to me paying players helps in more desperate situations where kids want to do the right thing but are highly incentivized to take under the table money so their little siblings don't have to eat paint chips.  I'm sure there are some of those, but I'd guess in most cases, if you pay players, then the cheating just adds $ on top of that.  "Hey, kid why make the NCAA stipulated $x per year to play?  Come to Cheating Ass U and they'll be envlepos of cash in your locker above and beyond the NCAA allowed amount."

04/23/2018 - 4:07pm Lawyer argues both sides of

Lawyer argues both sides of case.  Eliminates need for opposing counsel.  Film at 11.

04/23/2018 - 4:04pm While I get the logic, what

While I get the logic, what keeps a basketball school from getting an extra few recruits by having them on the football team and bringing them on board using a football scholarship.

04/23/2018 - 3:46pm Seems like there is some

Seems like there is some value in keeping them motivated and focused on improving and "its too early" is in line with that.  

04/23/2018 - 1:17pm No fair using facts.

No fair using facts.

04/23/2018 - 9:00am It almost sounds as if you

It almost sounds as if you think football is a team sport and an effective passing game relies on more than just qb play.  Things like receivers ability to get open, pass blocking, play calling...  Sorry, that just doesn't fit some people's narratives.

04/22/2018 - 7:39am We can be critical, just not

We can be critical, just not hypocritical.

04/21/2018 - 12:35pm And meet the expectation for

And meet the expectation for everyone else.