Portal scan reward and other feedback.
I just walked around the city for three hours for the scout controller (and by extention worked on scout), burned through roughly 2 gigs of data, and the only thing i really get from all this effort is a tick to the stat. The rest of the tiers are too far into the numbers to even look forward to. (mainly pertaining controller)
I think the situation could be greatly improved with some sort of AP compensation volumetricly in line with destroying, capping, linking and fielding. Right now this scanning party feels way too much like work and not so much like a game element.
I'm assuming the second medal was introduced because not enough people upload scans but I think that's just an incentive problem. That the scout controller is now a mildly competative thing is a start but people will probably now again rush to 100 to remove the lock and then stop caring.
For me to integrating this portal scanning into regular play it needs to become somehow "economical". Right now it doubles or triples my "portal time" and there's no AP return to show for it. In fact if i'm not carrying a powerbank scanning straight up eats away at time that could be spent with regular play. Quite significantly.
Further more as for some creature comforts I'd like a button to disable that "would you like to upload now" prompt and just always upload immediately. (or possibly the opposite as well)
And finally we also really need some kind of indicator for unique portals. As this is yet another stat leaning on it but the feedback from the scanner whether the portal is unique or not is just not there. Maybe just port pogo's ring to ingress in some shape or form? Possibly in different colors to indicate overall uniques and event based uniques?