Second Sunday - No NIA Missions Available

There are no NIA missions within a 4-5 hour drive, and a lot of both locals and tourists in Myrtle Beach, SC that want to participate in the next two Second Sunday events. How do we get our area prioritized, and/or volunteer to submit missions specifically for Second Sunday? We want to play and we are willing to help.


  • spiesrspiesr ✭✭

    You don't. That's not how this works.

  • 24601LM24601LM ✭✭
    edited July 13

    That's not how normal Mission Days work.

    Niantic has specifically stated that Second Sunday is a test run to promote missions without requiring players to travel and gather in large groups for a formal "Mission Day". As per their description of their goals for Second Sunday, requiring players to complete (or re-complete) pre-existing missions in the cities that have already hosted Mission Days is counterproductive. All it does is allow players who have already had easy access to such events (because they live in those cities) to add a few ticks to their badge.

    If they have accurately stated their goal for these Second Sunday events, they need to provide a way for people who don't live in those specific cities to participate. Otherwise, they need to clarify that their goal is to further privilege their urban players in specific geographic locations.

    Yes, I know that some players have progressed on the Mission Day badge because they travelled. No, I never had a problem accepting that it would be a badge that would probably sit at 0 for me forever because I live too far away from the sorts of cities that get Mission Days. But if Niantic is going to claim they're doing something to provide a travel-free alternative, then they should actually do that. Otherwise, they should just scrap the whole concept and not bother with August or September either.

  • LilmavericLilmaveric ✭✭✭

    100% This.

    It is so difficult for rural players to participate in the game they love when the event is Extremely limited to places that have already enjoyed access to the previous events.

    Personally I am a 6 hour drive or a 7 hour drive to the two closest cities where I would be able to attend with the current parameters. The stated goal was that everyone could participate safely without traveling.

    If that is the case then the remaining Second Sunday events really should follow the standard set by the original and allow the Badge tick up for completing Any 6 missions within the allotted event period.

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