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Niantic, please temporarily disable Ingress in NYC

MxxMxx ✭✭

This is request for Niantic to disable Ingress or otherwise discourage play in NYC (and surrounding areas).

NYC is getting ravaged by coronavirus! As of right now there are over 46000 infected people in NY State, with vast majority of them in NYC! There have been over 600 deaths! The State and City governments require all people to remain at home unless for absolutely essential trips.

Ingress is not that! On daily basis I still see an unacceptably large number of active players still going out there and playing like nothing is going on. That is absolutely unacceptable when the city's hospitals are at a breaking point! People do not understand the gravity of the situation! They should not be going out there making triangles, killing and capturing portals!

Niantic, please temporarily disable Ingress outright or disable killing/deploying/linking or however else you see fit to discourage people from going out there during this pandemic! Yes, the community will suffer. But **** human lives are more important than this game!


  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 28

    Ingress needs to be put on hold worldwide until further notice since they canceled all events anyways.. whats the point having the game up ? Time to care about your family and those that mean something to u and let this game rest for a while until corona gets better worldwide.... After all its only a game not end of world if servers would be offline for a few weeks if needed but no they decided double r8 and less cooldown between hacks would be a good idea ....

  • I totally agree that some aspects of the game should be turned off during this time. Recharging and maybe hacking should remain, but there should definitely be limits. The toll on public safety is too high and human lives are at stake.

  • MxxMxx ✭✭

    Or maybe it will. Or maybe it'll give them less incentive to bounce around 5 different neighborhoods for no reason other than ingress. Temporary take it away and they'll lose that drive and maybe it'll keep them indoors! The cost of not doing anything is too great!

    Like Trin said, perhaps keep hack and recharge for people to maintain sojourner badge and whatever portals they want to recharge. But disable the primary reason for them to go out.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    I disagree -. people during bad times will always do stupid things...

  • AzhreiaAzhreia ✭✭✭✭✭
  • What a ridiculous idea.

  • Rational human beings who live in hard hit areas should have higher priorities than a game. Niantic is not at fault for adults with fully functioning reasoning skills choosing to disregard their municipal, provincial, state, or federal emergency measures.

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