[Discussion] Updates to Temporary In-game Changes



  • Does it matter? We comment to hope that Niantic sees this…don’t now why You made a dumb comment like this to me but then you should comment to all the people who have asked Niantic something

  • Giving us the 5 minute cool down back is the best decission Niantic has made in years. Next they should remove the hypercubes completely from the game and give us back the strategic values of xm use.

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes this is something that can't be expressed properly.

    We have so many tools to key farm now, that it is really, just too fast.

    Keeping in mind that the 5min cooldown only applies to neutral and opposite faction Hacks.

    Same faction Hacks is 3min, which is better.

  • jontebulajontebula ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hope @NianticBrian listen on all agent and give us same as before or better balace. 120sec cooldown on all portals. Very bad balance now and not fun.

    120sec on all portals are the best i think.

  • MxxMxx ✭✭✭✭

    What? What are you talking about? Somebody please translate this for me.

  • Should set same interval time for both factions!

  • MxxMxx ✭✭✭✭

    Heatsinks don't and never did affect the amount of items you get per hack. This has been proven by collecting statistics from 100s of thousands of hacks by many players over many of years of Ingress. And heatsinks never reset portal burnout state. Only present cooldown state.

  • joecainjoecain ✭✭✭✭✭

    Brosef, I can safely say from my vantage point that we've already experienced peak niantic involvement in the community.

  • heatsink do reset a portals buntout state, thats why you can burnout a portal, add a heatsink and then burnout again, add another heatsink and burn the portal one more time. And when four hours has passed since the last heatsink were added, you can hack again. Not for hours after the first hack was taken, if doing the order written above. And yes, heatsink allows for boosted xmfarming, it will yeald more item per roll. But it wont give you more itemrolls. Thats whats been prooved. When meassuring a certain droprate, one often meassures in itemrolls, but people tend to mix these things up.

  • I think longer cooling time is ok for opposite side. But please keep 90s for friendly side hack.

  • Jo0LzJo0Lz ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2022

    Tell me you're new to ingress without telling me you're new to ingress.

    From the WIKI:

    • For all Agents: Reduces the Portal's cooldown, for all Agents allowing it to be hacked more frequently (excluding burnout). See the table above.
    • For the deploying Agent: Resets the cooldown and burnout timers, so he or she can immediately hack the Portal again.

    I do this all the time currently, when I need some more keys. Hack the portal, add common heatsink, hack some more.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    the ongoing lag doesnt always make the 90sec in your favor...

  • Jo0LzJo0Lz ✭✭✭✭✭

    We have to wait for the latency anyway, might as wel up the cooldown.

    Sounds like Niantic logic.

    Or, are they upping the cooldown so we hack less and might experience less latency?

    Or, as they up the cooldown, less players actively play, so their low budget VPS can handle the load.

  • Don't go ... It's not too bad at all ... a friend missed the announcement at the start of the pandemic and they only found out a few months ago that cool down was reduced 90sec from 5mins. They hadn't noticed Lol

    As a field rethrow player (have 2000 more fields created than links thrown) gathering many keys will be a little more time consuming on single off the path portals in the spine.

    And anchors will be little harder to farm currently I can get 50 plus keys from a 10 min fracker ... Will only be able to get 25 in the future ....

    But considering how many times I have actually needed 50 keys for a portal to be used in a 24 hour period?

  • I hear you ... Been a long term cargresser. .... Yet I think we might be ok this is not too bad

  • BreenzyBreenzy ✭✭✭✭

    3 minutes is a good middle ground.

  • Sorry to disappoint you, but since he pinged me in comm, I could spot the founders medal in the profil 🙈

    But maybe we could all agree to that we use our heatsinks and are happy with the effects it gives us. Reseting burnout or cooldown, burnout works excellent for me, and mxx seems to be satisfied with reseting cooldown! 😆

  • Jo0LzJo0Lz ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, but apparently being a founder doesn’t mean you understand the game mechanics ;)

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