I play in an area where there are enough RES players to maintain lvl 8 portals. There is only myself and one other ENL player within 30 minutes. It has been great being able to make lvl 7 portals when he and I get together. I even paid for core membership. With lvl 7 bursters, we at least can take out some of their portals. Allowing two level 7 resonators made the game fun. We don’t have much lvl 8 gear but at least we have had a fighting chance. I am sure this change was nice for other areas with people who don’t have many other players.
If the game goes back to only one lvl 7 resonator per player, I’ll stop playing again and cancel my core. I know pogo pulls in way more money than ingress but you should look at your membership numbers and see if more people bought it due to the game being more fun because of easier access to higher level gear. Faster hacking times is another Quality of Life change that is for the better. I started playing again because my friend said these changes were good and they really were. Niantic please leave the double lvl 7 resonator change in game.
I deployed 7 beacons but only 5 have registered?
Lol. I doubt it. Don’t you see what’s going on outside their office window, it’s always on the news. It’s a cess pool there. People living on the street, use g the sidewalks as personal toilet, mobs of shoplifters raiding the high end stores. No thanks.
@NianticThia Any news on the new [REDACTED] Medal for February Second Sunday? Looking to submit a mission banner in my city and I'd love to reference the name / image in the design..... it's not too far away now
ETA: Also - it probably warrants its own Section in the Events area of the forum now....
(Hoping next week barring any snags...)
did u interact with all ? just deploy and hack doesnt count.. u need destroy resonators or deploy them atleast...
If we whinge and whine like pogoers did will niantic keep all the benefits in place for ingress ??
Would be great if the 90 second cool down remained. Was there any specific reason for 5 minutes in the first place?, please listen to the community.
U mean hack cooldown? before covid-19 it was standard 5 min cooldown between hacks unless you deployed heatsinks on portals..
Just looking at this, I wonder how Kureze will go in Phase 3, and I am also curious about the final event.
24 March - 4 April: Mark Your Calendar
- A self-proclaimed member of the Nemesis has reached out to our XM Researchers
- Researchers are stumped by this contact, but advised that a tiered medal should be offered to Agents who assist related investigations
Will it be impacted by what happens with Kureze or something outside of it?
As described by people at the time, the 5 minute cooldown was intended to make you go to other portals before you hack a portal a second time. Therefore you would be moving instead of just sitting on a bench somewhere.
Remember that heat-sinks were an after-release addition, and instant reset of cooldown was an "after release of heat sinks" addition to the heat-sink functionality.
The original game started with the 300 second cooldown to make you move, and they kept reducing that as years went on.