Why can't we have a "faction chat" on this platform
There are plenty of reasons why both sides of this game need 'our own corner' to go back to. Why can't NIA create faction specific rooms for their members in this new platform? Where we can be certain only blue speaks with blue and green speaks with green? Honestly it's needed. Xfac isn't all it's cracked up to be and a lot of us really don't want to (or need to) deal with the other side.
These forums are a sanctuary, a place where both teams can agree to put down their XMPs and talk about the game to the benefit of everyone.
The discussion would be dead on both of them.
reddit has faction specific subreddits for years and they were inactive since the start because of op sec - same thing would happen here
I don't think it would be very useful, for faction communications we have other more secure channels. For unsafe things so much is worth a cross faction chat. :)
There are other forums that employ some amount of verification that are more suited for faction chat. I'm fine with this being XFAC.
There are a lot of reasons.
1.) It's pointless! This BBS is NOT a secure form for communications in other words it would be very easy for an Enl player to spy on what goes on in the Res form and vice versa.
2.) Niantic doesn't like this kind of thinking they have been working hard to bring both factions together. Examples: FS, Dark XM events, this BBS and looks
3.) Niantic doesn't want to deal with cry babys or play favorites. With 2 PFAs there would be a lot of "they are spying on us" posts and we want to do special things that the other faction can't or can we get special Intel on an upcoming events.