A slight cleanup and rephrasing of the second report I filed. Still contains errors and points I missed. I'll do my best to reply to any challenges, but it's time this got spread.http://pastebin.com/spuHtinb
or read below.+Anne Beuttenmüller +NIA Ops +Brandon Badger +Niantic Project #ingress #ingressbot
Good day to you.
This is a repeated plea for attention to the Enlightened account liliifee2o73.
After several weeks of this account harassing the city of Magdeburg, Germany, the situation has become desolate.
You should have received numerous reports from players of both factions by now.
Players of both factions - oftentimes together - were on the ground on numerous occasions when this account was deploying or attacking and have never seen or heard from anyone.
Apart from never being seen where it should have been, indications for suspicious play include:
Most of the time, the account 'silently' upgrades Enlightened portals at all times and all over town.
Aside from shunning actions that would show up in COMM, badges indicate the account is heavily focused on recharging and hacking.
When attacking, the account is almost exclusively targeting Resistance L8 Portals that are not also home portals of local Enlightened.
It is doing so either by heavy use of Jarvis viruses or taking them down with a speed that may indicate multiple instances firing and a stamina that may indicate an automated farming effort.
In its regions of activity, capsules started to drop, possibly to rid itself of or distribute excess inventory.
Mere indications of course, but if all what transpired has been entirely done by one single individual playing legitimately, I wonder why he or she did not step forward to harvest the well deserved acclaim.
Its blatant tenacity and skewing of resources and support has led to severe demotivation and anger on both sides.
The local Resistance is largely boycotting the game until the account is gone.
The local Enlightened express embarrassment in parts, but of course can't be blamed if they want to play on.
We have not invested time, sweat, and money for many months, fought in your anomalies, hunted for your dead drops, decrypted your passcodes, made national and international connections, held operations and interviews to add footage to your Ingress Report, tried to hold up the spirit of the game...
just to see it all ruined by a minor coding effort from the proverbial couch.
I both realise you have a lot on your plate and that we are not the only town having problems with spoofers or automated agents.
Yet the lack of any kind of response - be it positive, negative, tentative - is immensely disheartening for most of our local players.
[L14 agent TheHiveMind, playing since 06.01.2013, Magdeburg, Germany]
[Decoder of passcodes, fighter of anomalies, finder of dead drops, regional contact for operations, victim of a shell script.] https://plus.google.com/108519370562974867702/posts
P.S.: If I may I would like to use this opportunity to appeal the bans of our local Resistance agents jagwar and momo2xic.
It is inconceivable that agents who have made tremendous efforts in the game get banned for slight oversights or missteps, while an automated account that is seemingly trying to cause the most damage to the balance using the least effort is still roaming free.
(I take this as a general problem for all factions and regions)
P.P.S.: Please, if at all possible, at least indicate somehow - even with so little as a 'k' instead of an automated reply - that something is or will be done.