Today, many of us received a new version of the scanner. Here the sound has changed. New effects have appeared, some old ones have been removed. Here is an example of an old voice acting.
And here is an example of a new one.
That sound, woo, woo, woo, that sounds like the sound of a broken computer fan, what is he doing here? such low-frequency vibrations are annoying and they are not understandable from the point of view of everything that is possible, the plot of the game, the design of portals, and so on.
Of the pluses, it should be noted that the voice acting has become in stereo, which is wonderful. But the sound set itself is poor and monotonous. Again voices from portals. Enlightenment faction level 2 portal. From a portal somewhere, far away, the sound of crying Roland Jarvis is heard. From the blue portal of the same level comes the buzzing sound that I provided above.
While I was walking, I did not notice the difference in the voice acting of the blue, green fields. What's new in this voiceover?
And in general, what would you like to change in the soundtrack? maybe add a built-in audio player? Or something else?
I will add from myself. In one horror movie, I saw how some entities tried to whisper certain commands to a person with their voices, driving him to madness. A sort of demons trying to crawl into his head. And why in our game are the same messages constantly heard from Jarvis and ADA, but not heard from shapers and their rivals asking to let them into our world? The voices of exogenous beings would be much more atmospheric than the voices of our faction leaders.
TL;DR: Has Niantic thought what should keep Agents in the game? What should be exciting to them? Why they should continue opening scanner daily, far past Level 16? What future they should look forward to? Then WHAT THAT IS?
During the 6 years I'm in Ingress, I tried everything of my interest the game could provide. From participating in, and then organizing, a few dozen of field arts and BAFs, to Field Test, Hexathlon, NL, Anomalies, decoding (Tessellation). I had a global shard in my neighborhood and intel operated the world's first level 7 homogeneous field. I spent weekends in towns of 3 hours train ride away just to make all 28 submissions coming from Prime+Redacted so those towns could have 30 portals instead of 2. I took down someone's guardian portal at day 140 in the forest in winter at night. I tried to submit a banner and completed a whole lot of banners. I created a fan site and wrote IITC plugins.
I thought Superposition would be a blast, a spark that would return some of Ingress glory, but then Niantic made the stupidest thing possible (which isn't surprising) and decided to give badges to anyone interacting with 10 battle beacons... thus making lots of people canceling their bookings. This is such a slap that if I could participate and have already booked, I would only come to see friends, maybe also for a Mission Day and auxiliary events, and not participate in the actual anomaly. Leave those 10 BB badges to yourselves thanks. This joke of an anomaly isn't even going to have recharge rooms to participate remote properly with at least some degree of organization and teamplay.
There was a talk about the start of Mission Day applications "this winter or early 2022". According to this https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/18751/transcript-24-march-2022-q-a-with-brian we were supposed to have the application form and the guide back in April. Today is end of June. Does anyone know where I can submit a Mission Day application?
Where are Dev Diaries?
What future awaits Ingress? Does the future even exist? When will Niantic understand that surprise releases don't work and instead share what's coming?
When will Ingress team properly communicate now that it has a Community Specialist? Why Andrew Krug still participates in chats, while the Community Specialist whose job that is, does not?
Just a few days ago Niantic as a company took a stance for women's rights to their own body, for equality, on social media, like facebook or twitter, and even signed the dontbanequality letter. I am very happy about it, women, people with uteruses, all over the world need every support they can get in that matter.
But why does this support stops inside Niantics own game? Why do we get flowery depictions of women's internal parts in missions rejected for
" Defamatory text or image
Primary intention of trolling, harassment, abuse, attack or ridicule
Inappropriate images (including curse words/obscenity)"
A lung, a liver and neither an uterus is obscene! This is ridicule and belittleing again, this time at another basis though, this time inside your own game, Niantic. Please consider your stance on this. Stay true to your support of women. Thank you!