Very apt name for the past year (and two years tbh) and a really cool badge! Only complaint is that it might get confused with Scout or Scout Controller if glanced at too quick lol.
Thanks for bringing back old frame style from YearSix instead ugly ones from last two years.
I am just going to take a minute and thank Niantic for listening, and really stepping up their game with the medal design and OG colours. I love it.
I dig the colors and traditional type vibes, but don’t get the cat/puma reference at all. Is this an anniversary medal or some new scanning medal? I’m kinda/sorta a new player, so feeling like I’m missing some reference to the early days perhaps… The onyx version does look nice.
I think the cat design is based of the saying that a cat has 9 lives (and that this is Year 9 anniversary for Ingress).
Can anyone show me what the "NL 1331 2020" medal looks like please? Tia
Cannot agree more! Also hate the fact that the drone and epoch medals have completely different borders/colours.
I used to purchase some of the store medals, but this time I think 19k CMU is a bit too much for me...
Everything else looks great. Plus this is gonna be my first onyx year medal.
I'm sorry but this looks awful and really out of style with the previous anniversary medals. I'd prefer not to receive this medal in my stats AT ALL.
Epoch is a bad one because colours and different borders, and Maverick is too too much bad because of everything (child-ish, smaller size, Onix is a dark purple).
Hate the design. If it's meant to be a cat with nine lives, it looks more like a puma or something. What happened to the really cool Leonardo Da Vinci designs :(
not sure but the leonardo design badge i recall got heavy critique back then... not sure why it was cool
Hrm, I love em. :)
does anyone know when the level is set for the choice of the color of the anniversary medal?
I am 1.5million to change level and change the level of medals obtained ..
You have until the 29th of November. During double AP time, remember to put on Apex boosts while you are very active, which will result in 4x AP.
This is the top ... it should do it without worry then
Love this badge. Props for the design on this one. Has to be said.
Some of the sold ones of late were rather saltless. Like the 2020 halloween one and Winterblue/green.
Terrible design for a medal and what a bad concept for this...9 lives..come on, you can think something better than this.
it's ok a cat, but could it be an egyptian one? that'd be cooler....nor a freaking puma dang!!!
I’m pretty sure it’s not just 9 lives. Think about the name “persistence”. Pumas, panthers, tigers, most of the big cat family are ambush or sta.lking predators. They follow their prey, sneak up on it, or lie in wait and try to get as close to their prey as much as possible. And you know what that takes? Time, dedication, PERSISTENCE. You won’t always get your prey the first time but you get back up, move forward and try again.
Actually cats are one of the least persistent animals. They work by ambush and stealth.
Humans on the other hand evolved to slowly run down prey over long distances that other animals can't maintain.
As per usual with badge designs, everyone has an opinion lol. The Egyptian cat idea would have been much cooler.
The badges these days seem to have a very US centric flavour.
IMHO opinion, badges should have a mystical or ancient feel to them. Exception being event badges.
looks more like a pokemon than a real ingress badge, too bad it's so different from the previous ones.
Yes I do understand that event badges are different but the badges that are standard on any account should be consistent.
Cats have Nine lives. ( And apparently so does ingress).
So yesterday I finally managed to reach level 16, so my first onyx year medal is confirmed. Now I will take advantage on this event and my APEXs to perform a "boosted recursion" :D
Still, I would appreciate an option to purchase the NL 1331medal separatedly. I just don't want pay an extra price for a bunch of items that I can actually farm from portals and quantum capsules.
By the way, happy Year 9 everyone.
You can only use so many of Da Vinci designs - you would be scrapping for unknowns after the first three.
Also consistency for the yearly badges (note: 9 years now) is going to be hard with the many different artists. Especially when one of those years was a fan submission. Additionally, the first two years purposely don't have the redesigned plat and onyx borders.
The medal is nice, so far the best that could be bought. I have them all but I simply refuse to buy this. Why is it in a package of things that can be collected by hack, or KC. And for an exaggerated price? They could have given it separately, even for 10000CMU, but why is it with things that a person has or still deletes.
Everyone will say that it is in support of ingress. Yes it is, but so is CORE. For almost a year since I have CORE, I don't see any bonus there, except for the "good feeling that I'll contribute".
Anyone else struggling with lag/latency issues? Had some yesterday, but didn’t do much playing outside of some cargressing, so actions were pretty basic. Wanting to do some battle beacons this weekend, but nervous they don’t work out as planned