Niantic Day Was Very Disappointing

BreenzyBreenzy ✭✭✭✭

Went to the Brisbane, Australia one at Roma St Parklands. Very disappointing, I believe it was Pico ( running it, they had no idea what Ingress was and only had PoGo/Pikmin cards on hand.

I'm more than willing to volunteer a few hours, hand out some merch (leftovers can be used for a future First Saturday even), and help new players.

We could even have boosted output on the special Niantic portals for some extra engagement.



  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭
  • AkakunAkakun ✭✭✭

    I was starting to regret for no deciding to go there instead... but it seems that happened the same thing :(

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please buy this earth day medal though….

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah nothing at all on west coast of Australia.

    How hard is it to at least specify a few portals with boosted output?

    How about get in touch with locals and mail em cards for dead drops / scavenger hunt etc ?

    Oh. That would require communication.

    I've done a number of these that I organised myself across a few countries using MY bought cards. But out of cards now...

  • JimboMXJimboMX ✭✭✭

    I assisted to Mexico City. Im writing a full After Action Report, and will share the link here later.

  • JimboMXJimboMX ✭✭✭

    @NianticOfficial @NianticThia i know you are busy right now at Jacksonville, but you should be reading all this feedback @NianticBrian

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    In the height of Ingress it wasn't hard to get people together to play the game sponsored or not. Now there's no interest left. There's a couple players left but that's really it. Everyone has moved on to other games. You could have an event with direct Niantic support and nobody would show up. At least not enough to make it worth doing. With no player base there's little reason for events. It's a catch 22 scenario.

  • AkakunAkakun ✭✭✭
    edited April 2022

    I've sent a support ticket the same day, these are the only answers I got:

    It looks like a generic "thanks for your report" to me. At least they're kinda aware.

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was hoping for something more. St. Louis, MO here. They had no idea what Ingress was. It's obvious that it's a Niantic only promotion. But it seems like it would be a great time to actually promote their games.

    This is what was handed out.

    Also to note. There were about 20 "Niantic" portals throughout the park. All but one portal was drivable (it was on a road its just a closed road). None really seemed to actually point out where Niantic people would be. Park is about 2 km long. Thankfully there was actually a tent set up near the middle of the park.

  • Neku69Neku69 ✭✭✭✭

    Nemesis saga wasn't that bad, it had a lot of information and character development. I think the badges are fine and you are speaking on behalf a minority. I don't believe new badges would engage the community more than we are.

    In my opinion, the mistake was to advertise a community day as something different, they could have said it was about the k caps only and everything would be fine. Advertising an on site event meant something special was prepared in advance. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

    Ps. I am also worried about cheating and pokemon go. I'm on the verge to stop playing that game because of spoofers. Don't bring that to our beloved game Ingress, please don't

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think most modern spoofing was ported from Pokemon....

  • It still is, but since PoGo doesn't care about spoofing, the funding to stop it isn't forthcoming, just the tools to cheat.

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    Plus, so long as the spoofers and multi accounters spend some money to grease the wheels, Niantic look the other way.

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