The machine generation algorithm is still not working as it should.
I understand that many of you have already eaten your fill of red portals, but in my small town, a machine has been a real rarity all this time. She is still a rare guest on our streets. In neighboring cities where almost no one plays, red portals appear (and then with great reluctance they grow there). And in our city, for some kind of coincidence, the machine does not want to develop and appear at all.
We have a lot of gray portals and a lot of places without borders, but the machine never showed up. And last time when the machine appeared in our city, it did not want to develop at all. What is this? A breakdown in the algorithms for the emergence of the red fraction? Uneven distribution of machine portals on the map? Or how? Sometimes it seems to me that the machine algorithm needs specific refinement and scaling. Please, Niantic, let us residents of small towns play with the machine, and also make it more aggressive where only 2-3 red portals could appear in a week before.
And I ask you, please make sure that the machine is always present, at least in small quantities in every city. Make it a full-fledged third faction in the game, which will provide an opportunity to return interest to the game in cities. And remove from it all those restrictions that it has now. Let her also play like a normal full-fledged player. This will bring back interest in the game in small towns where there are almost no players left.
And once again I ask you to fix the algorithm for the appearance of the machine, in some cities it appears too often and in other cities it almost never appears.
I still think machina should do random infection even on green and blue portals, not just neutrals... i dont see them either in my town and that sucks so the badge for me feels pointless to even try get bronze lol..
I've wondered if there could be an aggressive version which starts attacking portals to infect them. It could be defended against and would give up in a minute or two if anyone is recharging.
or making infestation event every 1st weekend or every new cycle where all neutrals would become red
Let them first make an even distribution of portals around the world. One has nothing and the other has too much. Machine should not be stronger or weaker. The machine must become more adequate in its behavior and begin to act more meaningfully.
I understand that many of you have already eaten your fill of red portals
Machina Portals Neutralized: 25
New badge is going to be fun...