Scout Controller Badge tier requirements ridiculously high
The new badge for Scout Controller has been announced, with the following tiers
Bronze: Scout Controller on 100 unique Portal
Silver: 500 unique Portals
Gold: 1,000 unique Portals
Platinum: 5,000 unique Portals
Onyx: 15,000 unique Portals
These numbers are ridiculously high for two reasons:
- We only get 200 scans per two weeks. That's a maximum of around 5200 per year (if we manage to use all of them).
- There is no guarantee that if you scan a portal you will be the scout controller of it. So if you are going for this badge, you will need to make several scans on each portal in the hopes that you have made enough scans. I suggest that in a reasonably busy area you may need to scan each portal 3 or 4 times to be sure.
Given those two facts, a player who does manage to get out and scan 15,000 unique portals would probably need 10 years to get this medal to onyx.
Part of the problem is that @NianticBrian believes the Pioneer onyx is 30,000 portals, but in fact it is only 20.000. May I humbly suggest that he looks again at these numbers and reduces them to something attainable?