Spoofers activity in Belarus vs 3 strike policy & Trusted Reporters - 2:0
Hi @NIA (and @NianticBrian).
I want to ask you what do you think about your "successful" - 3-strike policy and about the "restart" of Trusted Reporters?
For almost 2 months now in Minsk, Belarus, spoofers have been playing actively. At first they were small and you banned several accounts, though it kinda took you quiet some time to do that.
Here are some of the accounts - SergeyKavkel, anakas, 663386865, 54665347754, 766646446686, 25533367457, 5498635, 25533367457, naemik66642, 1517897, Tbuurvhrvthgj, tehdbyeu, 44747744 and others. The last account has not been blocked till now.
Currently, the spoofer accounts create fields over the capital of Belarus and remove fields of real players. Letters to support and TR practically do not do anything - it takes from two days to several weeks to block one spoofer's account. Moreover, the fields created by the spoofers are not removed by the support service but continue to hang over the region! Removing them by players only leads to re-covering with new spoofer's accounts in less than an hour!
The game in the capital of Belarus is almost paralyzed. Fair players have no desire to play against spoofers.
Happy New Year, @NIA! I hope you pay closer attention to our region and do something to solve the problem!
Хочу спросить вас что вы думаете о ваших "успешных" - 3-strike policy и о "перезапуске" Trusted Reporters?
Уже почти 2 месяца в Минске, Беларусь, играют спуферы. Сначала они пакостил по мелочи, были забанены несколько акков, но очень медленно.
Вот некоторые из аккаунтов - SergeyKavkel, anakas, 663386865, 54665347754, 766646446686, 25533367457, 5498635, 25533367457, naemik66642, 1517897, Tbuurvhrvthgj, tehdbyeu, 44747744 и др.
Последний акк не заблокирован и сейчас.
На текущий момент спуфер аккаунты создают поля над столицей Беларуси, снимают поля игроков. Многочисленные письма в support и TR практически не работают - на блокировку одного аккаунта уходит от двух дней до нескольких недель. И более того, поля, созданные спуферами, не снимаются службой поддержки, а продолжают висеть! Снятие их игроками приводит только к перенакрытию новыми поляли спуферами в течение часа!
Игра в столичном регионе Беларуси практически парализована. У честных игроков нет никакого желания играть против спуферов.
С наступающим Новым Годом, @NIA! Надеюсь, вы обратите более пристальное внимание на наш регион и поможете в решении проблемы!
I am an active player from Minsk and subscribe to all of the above. It is impossible for both factions to play in Minsk. New spoofers appear more often than I have time to write reports on them. In response, I get a standard phrase that "not all violations lead to a ban, for some we only warn." Are you serious?! Dozens of players provide proof of the explicit use of fake gps, and violators only a warning? This is complete nonsense. This system only leads to the fact that the Nia encourages such spoofers, while real players leave the game massively. Thank you, Nia, for another "genius" innovation!
First, Nia removed the guards, then removed the mention of wintrading from the TOC, then began to organize cross-fractional anomalies. Now they are trying to make us be friends with GPS-spoofers. What is next, @NIA?
Exclusion of many bad actors from the system is very slow. But sometimes we get such outrageous answers.
We have an active spoofer here in Canberra Australia. Originally stated they were doing this to force Niantic to place a PoGo gym in their home cell. Then stated they're doing it now to annoy the whole community and punish a couple of players due to PoGo related actions
They have created 32 accounts so far. All but 4 have been banned. Bans are taking anywhere from 2-7 days. They create new accounts within minutes of old ones being banned and then commence killing everything (including capturing remote mountain portals and travelling 100's of km in minutes) and fielding over the play field.
We have submitted hundreds of reports (both standard and TR) and have 3 Vanguard's assisting. We have also provided niantic with screen shots from a PoGo discord channel where this person brags about what they're doing and how they're doing it (they even created videos of their code and them spoofing). We have also provided proof of the persons real name and links to their multiple PoGo accounts ( none of which have been banned!). They're even running a PoGo scraping channel/site.
What I find most frustrating are the condescending and flippant responses from Niantic, pathetic response times, and total lack of care and understanding of how this is affecting our community.
We have a Xfac group dealing with the ridiculous amount of work needed to submit reports and try and get an account banned.
Why the hell are Niantic's systems allowing someone to travel 100's of kms between remote mountain portals in just minutes and throw fields? Why do we need to keep dealing with a stupid bot to submit reports when Francisco just closes and sends pathetic automated email responses?
Surely if both RES/ENL are submitting multiple reports for an account and have set up a Xfac group to do the reporting, Niantic should just ban reported accounts instantaneously. Surely they could provide a direct line of communication instead of a bloody bot!
All I can assume is Niantic really don't give a stuff about it's player base and don't have the internal expertise to code backend/frontend fixes to prevent basic hacking of their game.
Same in Spain, this game is dead. But, at least, we have ridiculous videos in YouTube. Thank you Niantic!