How about these, the closest gym to us are monopolized by Level 30s to 40s. I see some of these when they were still Level 20++ so I think they realized no one or less are playing PoGo in the area. Months before, I don’t even bother to be in a Team, and since I venture to be, I chooose Red as that was their color, thinking I could share the gym with them.
I have reported the previous location of the gym which is at the edge of the subdivision thinking it was deliberately choosen to be at someone’s doorstep. Now it was transferred to the village club house using the water tower as the marker, actually it was previously just a pokestop, promoted into a gym while the previous spot was deleted both in Pogo and Ingress.
Since I had ventured into putting mons on gym, I have tried with the gym only to be plushed out soon enough. Those were the times I did not know about the coins stuff. Only learns that from here, that when your mons stayed on a gym for 8hours, you earn 50coins. Even after learning that, I still does not regularly drop for a gym until I know about CD also from here. And that’s when my quest for daily coins took off since I already always running out of bag and pokemon space. I managed to buy some coins straight from the store so I make Niantic happy but I realize I could earn some for FREE.
My issue now is the monopoly of these HIGH LEVELs of the sole gym in our area. I was lucky to witness their exchange of duty yesterday, seeing the BLUE Gym being attacked and I know it will be RED in no time and I was not mistaken.
I saw the GRADUAL Addition of Mons so I believe it was a ONE MAN JOB and I GET the chance to even drop both mine and my daughter account since her email is already loaded in my mobile. But not before I have drop the two mons and without even fully filling up the gym, it was deliberately attacked by BLUE again, so I believe it was the same group, and even just one person doing the thing. Within minutes, notification tells my mons were back not earning any coins in the process.
I waited for the next thing to happen which is the plushing of the BLUE gym and there it goes, since only one mons is dropped, it was RED again in no time. I tried to drop again my mons and after it was noticed, it was attacked again which make it clear to me that I was not WANTED to be on the GYM on that time. I was supposed to be fighting back but since it was time for me to go, I cannot wait and sustain the effort so there it go, it was again RED but ONLY for THEM.
Although I know there was no WRONG on their doing that time, I believe something is not done right. I have not seen any group that time so I believe it was just one person doing the whole thing as it took time for him/her to load the full set of mons on the gym. I have the feeling he/she might not even be there physically as I sometimes experience signal degradation on the area, even the GPS when I was there using Ingress.
So that was just my sentiments, some High Levels were so greedy to let Low Levels to enjoy and prosper on the game. Will continue to monitor the situation and perhaps file a report to Niantic - if symptoms persist…