Digital Biocards?

EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

Was just thinking about this.

If we had a way on our profile, to have a tab for Biocards (cutout shaped like current medals are), I wonder if there would be a market for Niantic/Ingress to digitalize Ingress agent's Biocards for them, for a set price, then allow other agents to "collect" said Biocards for a set cmu fee. It would help Ingress make money, and give us something fun to do/have.

It could be a potential way for Ingress to monetize Biocards by making them digital for the agents/users.

Might even be something that they could even automate, once the image was first approved by a human (to prevent any negative issues).

Would you pay a couple of bucks to have your Biocard digitalized into an Ingress Medal, so other agents could "collect" it digitally on their Agent Profile?

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  • InvestigateXMInvestigateXM ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd love it and would pay too much money for it. Personally though, I'd rather only see a (CMU) fee for creating ones own personal Biocard rather then paying to recieve it from someone else. Otherwise, it'd be hard to get the biocards to someone else, as they'd just say "Nah sorry, don't want to pay for it".

  • I don't know how legal it is for Ninatic to sell my info/agent status. Wouldn't it be a way for Ninatic to make money at everyone's expense? the idea is not bad but ....

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    My thoughts were you would have to send it to Ingress and pay for it to be made, so others could "collect it".

    Something fun for us, something that would give some money to Ingress.

    Likelyhood of it happening? Low. But it was a thought.

  • ok! sorry i misunderstood... For each of us and not for any third parties. I really like the idea.

  • InvestigateXMInvestigateXM ✭✭✭✭✭

    Now that I think about it, once Niantic would appove an Agent biocard, they could then also give out passcode(s) against a fee that can then be printed on a real biocard, which others can then redeem. That would be a fun way to get the biocard around.

  • There could aso be an Option to make the picture with https://readyplayer.me/de

    Also the whole Thing could help with multiaccounts.

    Pokemon Shield & Sword have something like that. Trainercards. Wich can be optained random or after trades. Also cards of ingame characters.

  • It was excellent, yes,

    I think it's really good idea. I don't think it will happen by Nia's hand, but maybe someone will take this idea and create a telegram bot that does it, so we can exchange with each other.

  • This would be a great idea to also spruce up and expand player icons (the symbol at the top left of the Scanner that you can customize). Players start off with an icon but could have the option to instead customize an avatar styled like anomaly character medals. Some basic face options and the current Anomaly style would be the default, with accessories and previous Anomaly styles available for purchase for CMU. The avatars wouldn't be totally "custom" like the other suggestions, but this would be probably be much easier to implement.

    This then outputs a digital biocard with the avatar image on the front and a select list of important medals/stats on the rear.

    Actually having Niantic print physical cards would be great, but with how the last few physical swag packs have gone, it might be wishful thinking 😬

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