Cheating user or am I just dumb?
It might be only my imagination or a scanner bug, but just now, at 1 AM local time, in a very secluded area, two of my portals got OBLITERATED each in less than sixty seconds. The alerts came within less than thirty seconds between "attacked" and "neutralized". To make things weirder, one had a Rare shield, a Turret and two links as defense (that one might be plausible), but the other had a Very Rare shield and one AEGIS and still was blasted like nothing by a level 10 user.
Even worse, exactly twenty minutes passed between the first attack and the second, but the portals aren't what you would call near each other. It took me well over an hour on foot to get form the first portal (placed under a high bridge on the opposite side of a highway crossroad) to the Aegis portal (deep, steep, uphill and very convoluted road to a town that does not connect easily with the highway) A car or bike might be much faster, but here's a thing: the Aegis portal is in a zone with very poor cellphone reception, and after a good ten minutes struggling to connect and a couple connection errors, it still took me over FIFTY total hits from both charged Lv 6 and 7 Ultra Strikes and Busters before it fell. No Very Rare mods, just three Rare shields and a Turret.
More strange, even though I left other portals on my way between the two, and despite clearly being at least eight other uncaptured in the zone, one less than fifty meters from the ones he destroyed, none were captured.
I thought this couldn't get more unusual, but just by curiosity I checked this user profile. Oh boy.
200 unique portals captured. Over 1000 links created. Obsidian Illuminator medal. Over 500 Control Fields.
But this user has never gotten past BRONZE TREKKER and BRONZE HACKER! HOW?
HOW do you create over 1000 links without hacking for keys? How do you get Gold Translator, again, with so few hacks? How do you get over 4000000 MU AND get a SILVER MEDAL for creating Control Fields without WALKING? He even has TWO event medals for hacking over 100 Unique portals and still, no walking between portals, ever? No attacking portals that have no Lv 8 Resonators? Traveling miles in less than twenty minutes to destroy two speciffic portals but no capturing easy free portals fifty meters away?
Something here is clearly wrong. Maybe it's me, but I have to know. I need to know. Am I missing something?