My scanner was behaving rather oddly last night and I put it down to a possible server glitch - but after it doing the same thing this morning and searching around, it seems I'm stuck with an observer ban (and I'm not the only one!)
- Can't deploy resonators, they get used up but the slots never get filled
- As above, but for mods
- Can't recharge (which is a real issue since it's stopping me from maintaining my guardian)
- Forced into doing glyph hacks (not so much a problem because I glyph hack almost all the time anyway)
- XMP bursters are very, very nerfed (level 8's did about 3% damage to an unshielded level 1 resonator
- Can't pick items up
- Dropped items disappear (also hugely frustrating since I lost the portal key for my guardian by trying to give it to someone else to recharge.)
- Hacks never (or very rarely) give any items.
This is hugely frustrating, especially since I have never cheated, location spoofed, used overlays, used anything other than the official intel map, etc. Aside from emailing Niantic (already done) and hoping they get back to me quickly (unlikely looking at others' experiences), what is the best thing to do in this situation?