Bring back key duping! … (JK… but I got your attention!)

canon07canon07 ✭✭✭

If you were John Hanke @ace for 24 hours, what would you do to make Ingress better?



  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    There is so many things that would make Ingress way better. That it would take a long time to list them all.

  • Sell the company to who I'd be in 24hrs later.

  • KonnTowerKonnTower ✭✭✭✭✭

    Close this thread.

  • canon07canon07 ✭✭✭

    I would think all the other threads about key duping would take precedence?

  • This...

    Sell it to a company that's willing to run it as a game and not a data-collection/testbed for their future projects

  • IcyBlueHeartIcyBlueHeart ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 4

    Reset the game. All keys deleted. Get past all the should be could be of late. I would love a clean play board. Talk about reinvigorating the game this is it. Get rid of the accumulated issues and start over.

    Post edited by IcyBlueHeart on
  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    First thing i'd do is hire a story writer and an experienced game designer

  • Cl4whammerCl4whammer ✭✭✭

    I would shut down the servers so the suffering finally has an end.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hire an actual community manager.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tell devs to fix the three dozen* minor bugs and glitches that make day-to-day playing into a fight against the UI, so that using the scanner becomes a pleasure instead of a chore.

    Tell the product manager and community specialist to actually communicate with the player base.

    *Yes I have a list...

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do that and most of the veteran players would just leave. Game would be dead within weeks.

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    Okay, a few things that I would set in motion, considering I only have 24 hours.

    • Monetise Ingress more. Arrange some small paid (99p/99 cents) tasks each First Saturday that get you some cool gear on an extra badge for completing
    • Get the team started on restructuring the forums. This was mentioned by @NianticThia early on and they're still a mess
    • Similarly, get the team to arrange a new AMA when this has been done
    • Get Machina automated, so it strikes harder at the end/start of Septicyles or when a certain amount of AP has been earned in an area to ensure that there is some activity
    • Hire a new lore writer to write the next 5 years of story with branching paths
    • Gather up ideas from the forums and other places and be blunt about what's doable
    • Recruit some new XMAs and allow them to communicate (obviously nothing covered by NDA) with others on the forums (maybe in their own section)
  • canon07canon07 ✭✭✭

    I really like this. There's a RES-only app that adds daily challenges and gives you regional, national and global leaderboards. There are badges you can get for walking 20km in a 24 hr time period, fielding a certain number of MU in a 24hr time frame, hacking 500 times in 24 hrs, and the list goes on... It's an added layer of motivation for me.

    So if I were @ace for 24 hours, I'd buy the Grid and hire its developers to make it way more robust. I'd want you to be able to see how your stats stack up to your state, your country, the globe, and ideally, you'd be able to see where you rank vs. your faction, or vs. both factions.

    I think this could even then make the leap to PoGo and other platforms and add another layer to those games as well.

  • NysyrNysyr ✭✭✭✭

    I certainly hope you're not admitting that there's a signed blob being used.

  • MirthmakerMirthmaker ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 8

    Loremaster absolutely. I think you have a ton of RPG/Larp folks in this community who if you didn't force a relocation would take you up on the offer in a minute.

    • Recruit some new XMAs and allow them to communicate (obviously nothing covered by NDA) with others on the forums (maybe in their own section)

    Step one of this requires telling them anything useful that can be communicated ;-)

  • joecainjoecain ✭✭✭✭✭
  • tp235tp235 ✭✭✭✭

    13 shards will be generated on the earth, creating 3 goals for each of ENL and RES.

    Then we will announce the winning rewards.

    Then the agents start to move on their own and we watch them.

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