Currently, most actions give double AP on Tuesday between local time 4pm to 9pm. However, portal scan uploads appear to give double AP based solely on UTC instead.
I play in the GMT+8 time zone and I receive 1000AP for a scan upload when uploading after 12am on Wednesday, which corresponds to 4pm UTC on Tuesday. I receive only the base 500AP when uploading scans between 4pm to 9pm local time.
EDIT: Pretty sure this is a server issue but I'll provide device details just in case.
Phone model: Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Android version: 12 SKQ1.211019.001 / MIUI Global 14.0.2
Ingress version: 2.132.1-bc733046
Since February, Ingress Damage Report Mail has been sent to an email address that is not my Ingress account.
Is this an intended change?
I never provided that new email address to Niantic.
Event announcement emails like First Saturday and 2S are still sent to my Ingress account email address without change.
Someone on X complained of a similar unintended email address change.
I would like the Ingress Damage Report Mail to again be sent to the email address I use on my Ingres account.
Thanks for your help.
To discuss the bounty requiring a mission, see https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/22383/the-single-mission-bounty-is-not-a-very-good-task#latest
This post is for other stuff.
Niantic, please DON'T ADD A BOUNTY STREAK MEDAL! Agents have physical disabilities, dyslexia, jobs, families. Some are in an area with no Machina or opposing faction, sparce portals, only enemy portals, etc. It may be dark when they get off work. Bounties, abilities, game board, and play style situations are much more varied than hack streak (Sojourner badge).
A badge for total bounties completed would be great.
This morning I had to restart Ingress to get today's challenges. The drone hack I did before restarting didn't count on today's bounty.
Niantic should keep totals, and make adjustments. Remove unpopular tasks, or assign them less frequently and give them bigger awards. Maybe some should never be assigned together in the same day. (IMO this analysis would be fun.)
As often requested: an option to shuffle and re-draw at least one task per day. See situations listed above.
With those adjustments, could add some more things for bountying:
Scan task - only ever assign to agents using phones that support scanning. If your phone is old, you should never see this task. (I could have written code to check device type 10 years ago - surely Niantic can now.)
Overclock task - only ever assign to phones that support scanning. And only if there's an activated portal within... 5k? ...when you open your bounty list for the day. Better: when someone gets this bounty, Niantic automatically looks for things to VPS activate in a 5k radius. (Or, if nothing's overclock-enabled nearby, you can shuffle.)
"Trek 1 kilometer" - if physically unable, hopefully we'll have the shuffle option