No additional items in November C.O.R.E. loadout
In the event schedule for the rest of 2021, Niantic posted this in regards to the 9th anniversary:
> Additional Loadout items with new C.O.R.E. subscription or renewal for the month of November (emphasis mine)
Posting on behalf of agent @MatzeMatze, they have subscribed to C.O.R.E. today and have not received the additional loadout that was announced, only the normal loadout.
I have read "for the month of November" as "If you subscribe or renew anytime between the 1st and 30th, you'll get the additional loadout items".
With my own and many other agents renewal coming up, please check the loadouts and, if possible, give the agent above the missing items ;)
EDIT: Also, if possible, please edit this post so it's in normal Bug Report format with the ability to upvote it and so on 😅
Agreed, this read quite clearly to me as well. Guess I'll be setting my inventory up for the year 9 double AP tonight and then freezing my core subscription until we have a clear answer on this.
Saying nothing about core would have been one thing, but saying you're going to provide extra items for this month for year nine and then providing a fairly mediocre loadout is entirely another. I can't imagine I'll be the only one who holds off on core renewals until this is resolved.
Well, not "fairly mediocre loadout", that I'd grudgingly accept, but as far as I can tell, it's the normal, standard loadout without anything added.
The Ingress Y9 event hasn't started yet and the monthly event details haven't been published yet.
The C.O.R.E. load-out bonus will start when Y9 event starts (15 Nov) and will go for one month (15 Dec).
In regards to Agent MatzeMatze, they should get their C.O.R.E. bonus on 6 Dec when it renews.
I'm sorry, normally I'm quite lenient with Niantic and non- or miscommunication, but "for the month of November" does not, in any way shape or form, read "From 15 Nov to 15 Dec" for me. That's half the time of what I expect with the original wording.
So the agents who don't renew before the two weeks of the Y9 badge events don't get the items before Y9? That should be rectified.
The agent subscribed to CORE (for the first time) explicitly for the loadout that was, to be very annoying, "advertised" to be boosted in November. I'm pretty sure that the agent won't renew again, as they don't care for the other perks CORE gives.
Bonus should count earlier not in the middle of month
There is no reasonable way to interpret a C.O.R.E renewal on 6 Dec, which provides benefits for the remainder of December and the first days of the following January, as a "C.O.R.E. subscription or renewal for the month of November".
If the intent was for new subscriptions or renewals that take place between 15 Nov and 15 Dec, then that's what that bullet point in the announcement should have said.
I'm now thoroughly confused and have no clue what's happening.
Niantic told us for the whole month of November, we would get a cool core loadout.
Agents found out "a cool core loadout" was actually ten hypercubes, a pair of ITOs, a single softbank and four apexes, plus whatever battle beacons it may drop, if any. A widely agreeable mediocre kit.
Agents ask Niantic why agents are not getting an enhanced kit for year 9, as Niantic indicated they would get it, and are now being told if their core renews before 11/15, they will get the Y9 kit AFTER Y9, when they were planning to user more gear.
So not get any extra til dec?
What a let down
I'm not sure when the month November starts for Niantic, but last time i checked it starts on 1st of November.
Niantic PR team should really work on their communication and make sure that they get their wording right...
This really isn't a good look. The bonus items are most handy while the Year 9 event is happening. This is basically punishing people who subscribed on the first day (9th) and have kept renewing every month.
I'm thinking perhaps emailing passcodes to core subscribers, might have worked better??
renew is atomic, right?
Even under the original understanding that this would be rolled out during the month of November from the 1st to the 30th is a really flawed way to do this. Somebody who gets their bonus items on the 15th will have more time to use those items than someone who gets them on the 22nd and has to juggle Thanksgiving plans. The use of a calendar date renewal here is a pretty arbitrary means to give some people advantage over others. I'm not sure how many agents strategically chose the date they subscribed thinking it would matter for anything down the road. Better yet, if you subscribed on the 30th, you will get this bonus after the event regardless of whether it's rolled out from Nov 1-30 or Nov 15-Dec 15. This doesn't seem like it was well thought out at all. The bonus should either be pushed out to ALL subscribers on the 15th, or you should have been rolling them out from Oct 15-Nov 15 so that everyone would have gotten it on time.
That reminds me,,, off to pause subscription..... :)
*automatic, if that's what you meant then yes.
I agree, its the double ap that ppl want those bonus items, not after when its finished... i hope they change this since it feels like punishment and not sure why early should get left out..
So, this agent, who doesn't want a CORE subscription (because they think the benefits aren't good enough) decided to sign up for one month to get the bonus items, even though they didn't know what the bonus items would be? They must be a horrible gambler.
can't deny that lol
So from what I've read above, this means since my auto renew is on the 10th I wouldn't get anything extra such as the expanded locker until Dec 10th and only get it for 5 days? Because that's such a great way to treat players who have been subscribing for a while...
Subscribers will not get additional inventory aside from the one they already have from the base subscription (2500 items). The only thing that will be different for subscribers is that you'll get double the loadout on the 10th.
I think is a wrong way to do this thing, I will need the extra load out for the event, more later I don’t need it.
No extra items here and I’ve been subscribed from the start. This was my loadout a few minutes ago (18:53 November 9th, UK time):
Reading up it sounds it’s expected I’ll get the loadout next month in December? After the 2xAP event beginning 15th November has ended? I thought the point was to make best use of the event with the extra items.
Extra items once the most important event is over seems wrong
My subscription already updated so this is a problem for me.
The Niantic post says under “November events” - with explicit dates in November - that you’ll get bonus items as a Core subscriber. Why would I get my November event items in December a week after the event has finished? Why do other players gain that advantage just because my renewal date falls outside the event window? Why is Niantic’s own official line literally to delay paying Niantic by a week because of a badly designed event?
I assumed by the wording “CORE subscribers retain 2500 Inventory Cap but will receive additional Loadout items” that there would be an extra loadout pushed to players as the event began. How on Earth is that not the case?
I subscribed 2 days ago because didn’t announce clearly and that is not fair. It shouldn’t be like that.
You have waited 6 months already, why wouldn't you wait until start of event....