I breathlessly await further details.
Maybe I'm a little biased, but it seems obvious that ranger458 is flagrantly cheating. This guy should be shut down ASAP.
What a shame that it's so easy for an unscrupulous player to negate this kind of hard work and dedication without any real consequences.
The wheels of justice turn slowly… sometimes very slowly. Wish I could say they grind fine.
It's a song we've all sung many times before, but don't ever give up.
And then that portal was taken by a spoofer, under the account ranger458. Reports were filed, but as of today, the account is still active and still spoofing. Personally, as the time of captures of Richard Ward and some zero-coverage portals in the area are about lunch break, and how important the anchor was to ENL defense, I suspect a local RES member. Which is disheartening to myself, and I suspect to their members also. They've been doing well, the last few cycles, and no one wants an asterisk next to a winning season.
I mention this, because yesterday, I about killed myself taking back Richard Ward Montague Memorial Plaque. Even worse than the ill-advised ocean kayaking trip. (Hybrid kayaks are a lie.) 9 hours of hiking, through snow ranging from ankle deep to waist deep. Over 16 miles total, an elevation change of 4500 to 6400 ft. 34,000 steps. And that was simply the trail portion. The closed highway itself is another 15 miles to be traversed. I started at 9 in the morning, and did get off that mountain until 9 at night.
At lunch today, ranger458 spoofed the portal again.
I have never been so close to quitting ingress since I began playing. I cannot recall so much time and effort being nullified with such little effort. I knew the possibility when I hiked back up there, so don't feel too sorry for me. But I just hoped it would stand, because of the implications towards the local player base.
On a brighter note, here's some pictures of the various hikes. I wish my phone had been able to do justice of hiking back down under the moonlight on the snow.
#ingress #spoofers #thisiswhypokemongowillsuck