Ingress is currently boring
I don't know how much the Ingress developers play their own game, but it's really boring that they aren't even able to do at least every 2 weeks mini events with experience bonuses, mods, more AP when creating links or fields, or in the placement of resos. There are many things that can make the month more fun but we just stick to waiting for an event for months. To this day it's the only "popular" game I've seen that pays so little attention to its events. Let's be honest, there is no reason to play Ingress today with how repetitive, monotonous, and boring it is to see just 2 events in 6 months.
And anomalies don't count because not everyone has access to them.
I think this year is focus on anomalies but we will atleast have a confirmed event march 18 with badge to collect. But i agree overall Q1 is very weak and thin for so called events.
if you skip anomalies then ingress is as it's been for 10 years.
challenges have always been rare events.
There have been no anomalies in Argentina in over 5 years now, and anomalies are events for 0.02% of Ingress players. Not everyone has the monetary possibility to travel to other countries.
The problem with anomalies is that the entry team believes that everyone is a millionaire to go to a specific country to participate in them, when not even 10% of their player base have that possibility xD