Situation in Milan
Hi, I would like to report the current gaming situation from Milan where I have played for a year more or less.
When I first landed here, the opposite faction used to win thanks to a player who had multiple accounts banned. He stopped for a while, but he has recently started over: he created an account aligned with my faction in order to make same colour xlink against my faction fields. Few days ago, he also made a coordinated action with the opposite faction: they destroyed a field and he xlinked with his new account and since then he kept these links up and gave fundamental advantage to the opposite faction. They refuse to cooperate, although few of them claim they have told him to stop, but no real action was taken and yet they got advantage from his actions. When he doesn't manage to stop us from playing, he uses two fake accounts, one for each faction, and spoof around with them: he uses one to destroy, the second to xlink. These accounts normally last for few hours but by that time everything we worked for is down and we are supposed to wait for portal reset. Now, here are my observations to NIA (we cannot change the spoofer's mind, especially if the opposite faction refuses to cooperate):
1) spoofing accounts travel at an impossible speed. How come that they are not automatically banned? Let's say you travel with fast transportation, such as a train or a plane: you would be speed - locked and prevented from playing. If you cover 50km in one minute you are either spoofing or plane crashing, but in the second case you wouldn't be able to play.
2) if the fellonies of a single person can alter the regional score, it means that it has no sense to exist, unless you find a way to restore it and make spoofing or inappropriate gameplay useless. By now, spoofing is used strategically: it doesn't matter if the fake account is banned, it interfered with the score and it altered it, so what is the score representing? Those who are playing fair from both factions won't be represented by a score which has been altered by a fake account action.
3) reporting system: how come that portals are not automatically restored once the accounts are banned? And why reports have not the same importance? They are not equally reviewed, most of them are just skipped and I found it quite unfair, since I am normally a lone player, and I would love not to need to beg around for people to speak up for me.
I would love to see more improvements on this side rather than new badge medals and drones.
Parliamo anche di tutti i trespassing fatti dagli **** e che continuano a fare come se nulla fosse? Zone e parchi chiusi e questa gente scavalca comunque per giocare ad ingress. Bravi!
Moderator Edit: Removed faction name from the comment so it doesn't seem like the user is blaming a particular faction.
Let's talk about who can manage to travel from a place to another 9.4km away in 14minutes during the rush hour in the city centre?! Puahahaha you are either criminal or cheaters. And I honestly hope you are the latter.
E purtroppo sono episodi che fanno male al calcio
Spiaze cit. Simone Inzaghi
Hello everyone, we're passionate about Ingress and our factions but as I understand, the OP isn't accusing a particular faction but sharing their experience. This could happen in either faction. I will be removing the comments that seem to suggest one faction is above the other.
I'd appreciate it if you could continue the discussion with an open mind and not assuming the OP is blaming your faction.
You don't really understand. I will open a new thread with what happened with this kind of enl in Milan.
I don't agree. OneLastWish is talking about opposite faction, she is ENL, so she is talking about RES.
Let's talk about player assaulting other players and throw the mobile phone in the park.
happend in my cell last year too but how u prove that to niantic ? u cant really
Once it becomes hardware or in-person related it is not Niantic’s problem. If someone damaged your property or continued to confront you off-app and in-real-life then contact your local authorities.
Niantic is not the police, they are not responsible for taking actions involving IRL happenings that they can’t see or prove.
If you do file a police report and file a complaint against another agent, reference the police report and that’s about as much as can be done from your side.
It's worst than cheating.
Com'era? O è gambe o è cellulare?
@Irafunesta are you saying that cheating is good? are you justifying cheating?
And could you tell us please the factions of the players involved? Just to be more accurate. Thankyou
No, do not do this. It is against the community guidelines to call out anyone publicly here, regardless of faction or reasoning. Even if you redact their names.
Assaulting people is wrong regardless the situation, that's stating the obvious: even when practicing self defense they teach you not to respond unless you have no different choice. Referring this to cheating (which was the original topic of this post btw), when cheating causes violence MAYBE it's one more reason to stop cheating, not an excuse to keep doing that. But still, how come that I find this discussion here, my thread had the intention of reporting a situation and point out how to do a better job in keeping Ingress fair and fun.
Also, how do you quote?
Are you serious? fair and fun? are "insults" fair and fun? is "threaten to put heads in the manhole" fair and fun? you think how you can make fair and fun this game, after you can talk about the behavior of others.
We had a combat once that involved hockey stick, bolt cutters and thrown rubbish bins as weapons.
Betcha dont get that at Pokéstops!
s@mortuus@SSSputnik "Gotta catch 'em all".... Literally... XD
I've been stalked, followed, threatened and tried to be bullied, but always managed to solve the situation by yelling, they flew like chickens and started crying like babies saying that I was sooooo cruel, when they were the first who annoyed me (it's hard to bother me, but when you manage, you don't forget ahahahah ). Unfortunately this game is packed with wannabe bullies. Still, I think that cyberbulling on Ingress might be an interesting topic, this one was about cheating though XD
@SSSputnik how come you were around for portals carrying bolt cutters though o.O
Just to give you an example of what is happening, here's what I found when I woke up this morning:
They've spent Saturday night doing this, reso wipe won't be enough because real players' portals have been also used and the xlinks are aligned to our faction. @NianticBrian @NianticThia How are we supposed to play? Any idea?
Oh, sorry I wasn't specific: all the destruction and xlinking has been done by a fake account.
Blah that looks bad.