To me, Machina is the best thing ever happened to Ingress. I love it and I'm looking forward to seeing more 😂😂
They are from their own universe not bound by our rules. See it that way.
I prefer to see Machina as an "intrusive faction". You know, all the glitching and stuff could suggest that they have enough knowledge to interfer the portal network and make their own rules.
Really? Huh. I was under the impression that a portal needed to have been neutral/without interaction for a certain amount of time before it could turn red. If that's not the case, then these things could be more of a nuisance than I thought.
It’s funny, I was complaining about them not showing up too much in my area and/or slow to spread. Now, they’re everywhere and seemingly overnight can already be level 8 and have 20 links going everywhere.
Ill keep hammering away at these for a medal that has to be coming at some point soon I’d think.
even if a badge comes dont count it will be retroactive..
Towards the end of this week is when we are due to for an app update.
Perhaps the task system will be rolled out next weekend, and we can see how Machina will work with such a system.
The last couple have been that way and the stat is being tracked. I can’t imagine them adding a badge and saying, sorry, we’ve been tracking your stats, but they won’t count towards this medal… I guess, it is Niantic, so anything is possible…
Lookin at you mission day and NL badges.
Unfair since machina spawns in neutral dead areas and where i play its rather active so i have still 0 portals spawned.. would be more fun if they did event that last a week or more and red will infect random blue and green portals aswell.
Pretty active in my area and still seeing red portals.
Saying it's unfair seems like a stretch though. Like me saying it's unfair that agents could get a goruck medal at the last anomaly because I couldn't travel for it or that the Pioneer medal is unfair because there isn't enough portals in my area... Gotta get out and move.
I'd rather assume it was retroactive because the second a medal is released, agents will be scrambling to take out anything red and right now, thankfully, the red stuff is plentiful. I'm almost to 1500 machina resonators destroyed, so just plugging away...
Haven't read whole discussion, but seems M is effective enough. I'd also like some red flipcard to block some annoying multilayer in advance))) or grow some near.
okay i still unsure how the formula works to spawn new red in active area but where i play nearby isnt anything and i dont feel to travel far to battle npc since it doesnt affect my daily play
If a blue or green link is near by, then sh00t thru it. That's what Red does. It's worse when you live near somewhere that is closed for the season. Multiple red high level portals sh00ting pure sh1t in all directions.
That's actually a problem right now, I have five L8 red portals all less than a mile from me, all of them are in parks, school stadium (multi-use, so it's a legit portal) or the fairgrounds which is mostly closed during the winter.
I just might tick my purifier thanks to red faction.
I'm hopefully, finally gonna get purifier wings because of Red faction. Other current faction either leaves grey or single deploys most of the time. Doesn't help purifier. I've had onyx purifier since summer of 2016.
I have gold 😭😭😭
Yeah - which means it's further away from players = more fuel use and time to clear.
Spreading across freeways, rivers and other obstacles makes clearing it a PITA as it moves like a spoofer not a human.
We do not have enough active players to clear it. The area below is about 15km across.
Might be time for ole Mr. Brian to drop that machina medal to get his agents moving. Nothing motivates agents like a fresh medal…
omg that looks like real pain to handle and without a badge we will continue to see more red spawn across the globe and niantic thinks a badge is not needed....😐️
Have you ever heard about public transport?
Lol that would take forever. Also as stated - a lot require getting out and chasing down away from roads. Then wait an hour for next bus. Just lol.
Reds winning. This is not acceptable @NianticBrian
I have no problems with machina being here (good destroy incentive 😋) , but i think it shouldnt be allowed it can link thru existing links. + i dont think there is any way to prevent it linking in restricted areas too? 🤔
it's just the end of easy mu and fielding over deserted land without any actions.
now if you want to field big you just got to really control the area not just anchors.
now mind unit have to be really controled not just loled over because there's no one.
@NianticOfficial i believe this red faction should be dropped as soon as possible. I have stopped with destroying it, i would rather play against real players and not some automated bot. Why should I play against this red spoofer..
This automated botting red faction doesn't belong in a game you have to go outside for.
You cannot contain it, in low MU areas like where I live, to do decent amounts of MU you need links 10-20km long, that cover a LOT of machina infected areas. (And it's growing).
It's infeasible to control all portals in the area, you are talking owning 100's of additional portals to contain spread.
Sorry - this is fail in it's current format.
I like Machina - and the concept - it just needs to be dialed back a bit.
The general consensus is Machina is fine, as long as it conforms to the same rules as players, ie not being able to link across other links