How about a "Traveller Badge" for hacking portals in unique cells?
Say you got Bronze for 3 unique cells, Silver for 9, Gold for 25, Platinum for 49, and Black for 81.
It would be easy for spoofers to do so easy for players to spot potential spoofers and bots if they see this badge on a lower level player.
But it would reward players who have traveled far and wide to play the game.
I always wondered about usage of cells outside of scoring. If anything, a tracked stat would be interesting.
Why do people flag posts that aren't breaking the tos
@grendelwulf , I'd love to know that answer too.
New forum, new audience
I like the idea, anything that promotes people getting out and exploring far and wide is a good thing IMO.
This is an interesting idea, but I don't love it - not because it's similar to pio/explo, but rather because it's different from them. Pio/explo really encourage you to get out and see things. To explore as much of the world around you as possible, and find every book and cranny and historic marker and mural and statue. This, on the other hand, rewards you merely for checking the box of being in a place. Exploration and travel is one of my favorite things about this game. If I have the occasion to travel (for work or for pleasure), pio/explo challenge me to spend more time exploring. This would just reward me for how many airports I connect in and how many towns I drive past.
as a fellow explorer, I agree with you, but this visiting cells thing is not a bad idea, maybe not for a badge per se, but maybe as part of the mechanic for another one of those special challenge medals like the Via Lux Explorer medal and those that came after,,, just needs to be more than a simplistic cell visiting mechanic though
People are using them as weapons. I think it's a good idea, though.
Maybe not a badge, but as a stats would definitely be great. Especially if it could be exported to a map to see where to go.
Or where we've been. I honestly have no idea how many cells I've played in.
But you were in that place. Cells are fairly large things and not all of them have portals, but hacking or capturing a portal in a cell means you have been there and you have played ingress there. It regards people for not staying in the same area all the time.
No idea man, even created a thread about it, niantic has yet to respond to it.
I dislike the idea, it clutters up the stars with a mini explorer, what will be a subset of your explorer stat. Even worse is the idea it could be a tool to stop cheating, that's not what badges and stats would be about, that's what technical measures that are invisible to the user should do.
Additionally what role do cells actually play in day to day game play, they're an abstract scoring mechanism in my opinion and don't factor into my gameplay.