And post it here, since now there's literally a button that connects players to the forum.
The spoofing detection is very accurate its one of the few areas Niantic has got right
ehh why so many reports of spoofers /double account users not getting banned ??
There is absolutely no requirement to supply proof of being at a particular location to other players.
I'm hoping proof of location is what portal scanning will eventually be used for.
That's what she(ater) said.
Like am instant captcha?
This was my last #PNS haha.
(Proof No Spoof)
I think that a integrated "snapchat" system would be nice. When youre at range of a portal a new option to take a snap would appear, and it will load the 3D model of it too, to everyplayer can upload his picture to that portal, and that will be shown at comm and in portal page.
Something like the previous X snaps would always appear at the portal page, to everybody see who was there last. That might even became a new "guardian", spooffree.
@GodZillaz88 Niantic has gotten better at spoof detection, but it's a cat and mouse game and the mouse always has a bit of a head start. It's been less than two weeks since the last time I reported a spoof and got the portal restored.
I've been accused of spoofing more times than I can remember. And I just laugh at them every time. I take pictures for myself. Not for the accusers.
Not a requirement, no. (And it shouldn't be..)
But it could actually be a nice way of keeping an open communication between players, giving people faces and/or storys.. :)
faces?? many people prefer to remain anonymous lol
Who do you need to prove yourself to? If someone get a warning from Niantic then they should communicate with them privately via support ticket.
No one needs to prove themselves to other players no matter what they claim or say about you. Best to just ignore / block these kinds of people.
I don't think I want to be friends with someone who starts off with an accusation. I rather be friends with people who are nice.
Not talking about friendships here.. talking about solving Problems the old fashioned way: Through communication. (Won’t work always, I know, but should at least be considered as a first step ^^)
I’d rather someone accuses me directly and I can show him prove of me being somewhere, than reporting me right away and taking time from the support team that would be better spent by dealing w actual spoofers... that’s what we do in my neck of the woods anyway.
And I also don’t think anyone should use a public forum for that.. Maybe rename the threat: “Pictures of people reaching bad a** portals” and give it a positive spin... ;)
That’s exactly why my post said “...and/or story’s”.
I guess we will agree to disagree. If someone asks nicely if I have been somewhere I might be inclined to respond. But if someone starts out with a wild accusation and expect me to prove them wrong, I consider them hostile and I will not respond and most likely block them.
When people want to communicate, they should not begin in a hostile position.
Well, then we aren't actually disagreeing after all ^^
That's just about what I was suggesting ;)
Welp just had a spoofer hitting my field this morning
I have a rather large field that has been in use a long time now
Someone tried taking it down
But I know he is either:
2- illegally trespassing (location is closed due to Covid + is over 5KM away from road so no way he hit it any other way)
Been in game quite a while (has Ouroboros badge for year 6)
So who do I report to lol
Ahhh, this is a classic one, learned how to deal with that, is very easy, you just look for the closest, biggest, dirtiest piece of animal **** and frame it. Video format is preferred.
And after that, you just block whoever accused you. Forever.
There is an even easier way, you take screens of every single message and then attach them all to a report. The permablock part is still required.
A similar situation happened to me. I reported the agent and got the portals restored, and that day I asked the player how she got inside the park, she made a scene, saying that entered normally and didn't have to prove anything. Well, I was at the front of the only gate of that park (closed and with 'closed' sign all over the place), and the portals she attacked and captured are 500m away.
Even after that their team friends apparently ignored the fact that she went missing from the game for a whole month and lose sojourner, and that the portals were restored (still are with NiaGameMaster's mods). It's a shame that temporary banned players aren't public marked somehow.
Now I'm using the portals inside the park as blocks and nearby ones to land some fields, to attract real players to see how closed the area is.
Do you stand up for spoofers again?
It's called proof in back pocket when you go to curious spots. There was a couple of times I needed to have that.
I have lots of nice big Conservation Parks around me (and I have personally added a TON of things like trail markers inside said parks) to use to create fields and blocks
It has been rather enlightening (pun intended) as who plays legit and which long time well respected players appear able to fly ;)
A couple I called out in Com but of course deny deny deny
So if you go to the portal once, and take a bunch of photos, you can spoof without recourse?
Don't call them out in Comm. Just file the report and leave it at that.
I find this funny because we teach our chindren NOT to share anything with strangers.
I guess "because this is Ingress" there is an exception to basic harrasment.