I have seen this multiple times where I have destroyed a portal and its links yet keys do not drop at either the portal I destroyed nor the other portal it was linked to. What is funny is that it seems to only happen to the portals/links of these one or two specific players. Anyone know why this might happen?
A few things to note:
- Key drops on link destruction is based on a chance, it is not a guaranteed drop (Much like the chance when hacking a Portal).
- If a key drops, it could drop at either one of the Portals, also based on a chance.
- The Owner of the Portal, the amount or levels of its Resonators and the Mods on said Portal does not have an influence on any of these two chances.
Key drop on link destruction isn't guaranteed. It's entirely possible to destroy a big number of links without receiving any related key, the same way a key drop isn't guaranteed when hacking a portal.
It has absolutely no relationship with the owner of the portal, it's just a matter of chance.