Core Subscription price increase

BoganBogan ✭✭

Hey hackers, I just received an email telling me that my core subscription is going up from $7.99AUD to $12.99AUD.

Ok the AUD is not the international powerhouse of other countries but still, that's a big hit. Almost too big.

Anyone have some insight about why it's gone up?




  • InvestigateXMInvestigateXM ✭✭✭✭✭
  • CrepitusOzCrepitusOz ✭✭✭

    Looks like we are paying a bit of a premium to the current exchange rate 😒

  • CORE canceled, very expensive for nothing, red portals, red links , links under fields, pay for a game that gives more for chair players

  • JaMiSoN13JaMiSoN13 ✭✭
    edited September 14

    I love that the Ministry of Finance of your area is like ballsdeep in playing Ingress getting pricegouged while financially stabilizing the world around them.

    "Listen, Jack-we still want to be a part of your Ingress Gang- except we gotta be basic again...I hope you understand" and Jack is like the Vending Machine refiller.

    Personally, I'm on the other side of the fence but in the same boat; I'm a "day one beta invite only... a few weeks later than day-one-ers" player. When I started working for Domino's Pizza, I had to stop playing Ingress because it started to interfere with my deliveries. God that was maybe 2016?

    Now I had to take a medical leave of absence from Film School (✌🏻😄🎬) and I just got back into PoGo with a bazillion resources, so I jumped over to Ingress and I'm still stuck at level 9😬😮‍💨

    I really really want to be a Wayfarer; I was able to sneak a couple of still-standing portals into the game back in the early early days but now? Now I gotta grind--

    --against what in the name of Red Portals is this s**t!?

    So i bought the whatever pack for $8USD thinking it was a bit pricey, but the only way to get a leg-up and Wayfare. r.

    Maybe the red is gonna engulf the entire planet and everyone starts with blank portals all over again...THAT'S how u get people back tp the game.

    Anyway thats my 2 where tf is the cents symbol? Good lord u can't even get a cent these days!!

  • Hi Bogan, I'm in Brisbane ... as a key hoarder I can't give up my extra inventory limit ... I'm over a ...yet my upper limit is probably $20AUD ( I'm in a long term low income situation) hopefully there will tiers of subscription if they plump it up. I know a few agents that want more inventory space and the funds to spurge if they had the option....

  • So they fired a whole bunch of people in their restructure so they have to put the price up?

    It is offensive they even ask ingress players to pay a subscription since they pretty much created their game platform for them.

    I mean those day oner ingressers only helped them make 4 billion dollars...


  • AkakunAkakun ✭✭✭
    edited September 15

    And now there's the Unity drama. I have a bad feeling if the installation fee becomes a reality next year..

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    Items submitted through Ingress were always Niantic's property after the fact. This was known in 2013. This was definitely known in 2015 with the Pokémon Go announcement. In fact, Ingress people could have left when they became a private company in 2015. It's just funny thinking the POI database was only going to be used for Ingress and shows a rather elitest viewpoint on what you wanted to contribute.

    4 billion dollars but it's money that isn't unusable on hand because it has to be split between Google, Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Niantic. Why do people fail to understand this? The money made through anything Ingress is on hand because it's their full IP.

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah the Unity saga just unfolded, maybe there was inside info that was leaked to Niantic to make these changes.

    Niantic has made their entire Lightship platform Unity Exclusive.

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