Bounty Suggestions NOT ABOUT MISSIONS

To discuss the bounty requiring a mission, see

This post is for other stuff.

Niantic, please DON'T ADD A BOUNTY STREAK MEDAL! Agents have physical disabilities, dyslexia, jobs, families. Some are in an area with no Machina or opposing faction, sparce portals, only enemy portals, etc. It may be dark when they get off work. Bounties, abilities, game board, and play style situations are much more varied than hack streak (Sojourner badge).

A badge for total bounties completed would be great.

This morning I had to restart Ingress to get today's challenges. The drone hack I did before restarting didn't count on today's bounty.

Niantic should keep totals, and make adjustments. Remove unpopular tasks, or assign them less frequently and give them bigger awards. Maybe some should never be assigned together in the same day. (IMO this analysis would be fun.)

As often requested: an option to shuffle and re-draw at least one task per day. See situations listed above.

With those adjustments, could add some more things for bountying:

Scan task - only ever assign to agents using phones that support scanning. If your phone is old, you should never see this task. (I could have written code to check device type 10 years ago - surely Niantic can now.)

Overclock task - only ever assign to phones that support scanning. And only if there's an activated portal within... 5k? ...when you open your bounty list for the day. Better: when someone gets this bounty, Niantic automatically looks for things to VPS activate in a 5k radius. (Or, if nothing's overclock-enabled nearby, you can shuffle.)

"Trek 1 kilometer" - if physically unable, hopefully we'll have the shuffle option



  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fitrep Bounties. Rewards that can be claimed for 10, 20, or 50k trekked for the week.

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9

    Daily Bounties should not include completing Kinetics,

    Instead should be Walk 2km

    Hack n different Portals within x hours

    Make n Control Fields

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    Capture or Upgrade a Scout Volatile Portal

  • DSktrDSktr ✭✭✭✭

    Almost agree. But have to add:

    1)Overclock partially works(just as scan in PoGo,as an example) on lots(no,really LOTS) of phones capable of running Ingress. So overclock task(if that is real) should be tied to device if it is capable to overclock,not to scan.

    2) Scan daily : absolutely "No-no" one. I bet less than 25% agents now even can scan(not even have will to scan).

    3) Missions: scan is worst,but missions are bad idea too,it only breaks banners

    4) trekker/kcaps: ingress is meant to move(not ride,cmon,tired of cargressers),but i agree with topic idea,there can be enough circumstances when it's not a good idea to move,so it's absolutely bad idea to make a STREAK of that. Or a shuffle idea is great.

  • DSktrDSktr ✭✭✭✭

    Also i'd prefer to have a ticker in "niantic innovations" section to turn that thing off..Really,it makes client more buggy (i can notice,i'm not on brand new device),it bugs me with "go field smth for vrmh" when i dont need nor any field nor vrmh or sbul - which i gonna burn asap (with cps and L7 stuff. Junk is junk).

    But,if that "quests" gonna to provide medal,now or later, - i'm gonna be forced (some kind of) to throw fields where/when i don't need to, to break banners(yep,there's another topic),to rebuild portals which i prefer to leave solo-reso not to be linkable etc etc.

    Or at bare minimum remove that bag icon from main interface but leave where it also exists and where agent ops were.

    And no streaks,really.

  • MrNateJoMrNateJo ✭✭✭

    Agree if there is/going to add a badge it should be on research bounties completed

    The mission one is bad but this Sunday do you think everyone's bounties are going to be complete one mission

    And then everyone will kick off because they had do do 6 to get the tick Vs the 4 bounty missions

  • IcyBlueHeartIcyBlueHeart ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 10

    I have absolutely no doubt there will be two new badges, one for Bounties and one for Days. My guess is they will mirror the Engineer and Epoch badges.

    Post edited by IcyBlueHeart on
  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn't hold my breath. We still don't have badges for other stats like kcaps, or unique drone visits, drone kills, battle beacons, etc. actually it would be cool if they added like six new badges all at once that only unlocked after the first recursion.

  • IcyBlueHeartIcyBlueHeart ✭✭✭✭

    They put a lot of work into the bounties. Can't see them not giving it a badge, or two. Like the drone, may take a while but it will come.

  • Thanks for the alternate thread.

  • HosetteHosette ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, they also put a lot of work into destroying portals too, and over a decade later there's one paltry badge for it...

  • tp235tp235 ✭✭✭✭

    Many veterans here forget that Ingress missions are not a game of lining up beautiful banners.

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    Missions when they first came out were indeed, individual things.

    But that was boring!

    Veterans of Ingress found a loophole by making banners, which then made Missions fun to do.

    Mission Day Missions will always be individual missions and not requiring anyone to do the them all, by design, as it is a casual event

  • tp235tp235 ✭✭✭✭

    The root cause of that boredom is probably because the theme of that Ingress mission is boring.

    A good-themed mission gives us good insights even if it is only one Ingress mission.

    I think that's what Ingress missions should be about, and Ingress is about gaining new insights into the real world by visiting portals.

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    Missions were fun when you'd go to a new town and there would be 1-5 missions that would basically take you to all of the portals in that town. IE you'd get all of the uniques fairly easily. Now its about murals and the fastest 6 hacks for each part. My first probably 100+ missions were singles for different areas. They were fun. Most murals are just hammering them out as fast as possible. And if you get lucky, you traveled to do some fun mural, and it ended up being a horribly designed one, that makes you frequently backtrack and other cruddy things. Or those other murals where stuff is inaccessible but you didn't know it before you started.

    What would be really nice at some point, if there were a public API we had access to, to view missions. Heck, make it a paid API. People would pay for it. Would be nice to be able to view my missions through a web browser instead of painfully waiting for the scroll via the profile page.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty much bannergress at this point. If Niantic doesn't want to improve the experience, we have agents dedicated to it.

  • MargariteDVilleMargariteDVille ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 16

    Here's another idea for a Bounty task!

    Use a regular beacon - get a beacon of same value, different picture.

    You can make Peace Beacons in your KCAP, then trade them for a Pirate Beacon!

    When introducing this - send out a passcode with a free starter beacon. Maybe a blank one, lol.

  • When you collect the AP Bounty, the "+2000AP" (or 5, or 7) should float up your screen - like the "+500AP" for uploading a scan, or "+1000AP" for getting the key for a nomination.

    This should be an easy little thing to do. Currently I'm not exactly sure I got it, without doing a before and after screenshot or something.

    I'd rather the "CLAIM ALL" button collect the individuals AND the AP at the same time. But if you're trying to play psychology, thinking people like to collect free stuff a lot - make the AP collection more of a happy thing.

  • InvestigateXMInvestigateXM ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17

    When you collect the AP Bounty, the "+2000AP" (or 5, or 7) should float up your screen - like the "+500AP" for uploading a scan, or "+1000AP" for getting the key for a nomination.

    It does, but it is so fast and plays while you are still in the menu that it is almost never seen. You need to quit the screen the instant the AP is claimed, then you'll see the AP flying up.

    Passcodes that have AP still get an "item popup" as if you just hacked an item showing you how much AP you got, so one idea could be to add the AP to the "Bounty Completed" box you get for the item rewards.

    EDIT: What I mean:

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    You mean like the AP from overclocking shows but you're usually in the glyph menu when it's done. If you leave that menu after finishing the sequence, the AP for each hack is shown 4 times.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yep, if I press "claim all" then immediately quit back to the map, I see the AP floating up the screen. If I don't quit back to the map, I don't see the AP.

  • MirthmakerMirthmaker ✭✭✭✭

    I used to play ugly - grab missions that are there.

    If I know there are six missions in a specific area that is a bonus.

  • Neku69Neku69 ✭✭✭✭

    Please, no more medals or tasks.

  • IcyBlueHeartIcyBlueHeart ✭✭✭✭

    @Neku69 You are not required to pursue any medal or to perform a single task. It's called a choice. Most tend to think more choices are better. Though with enough choices eventually you will reach the point where you can not do it all. That is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means there is always something for you to do.

  • Neku69Neku69 ✭✭✭✭

    Whether I am required or not to do on my daily chores is my own business, I think we have too many medals for everything. It's good to have something to do but profiles gets clogged with so many medals. I'm still waiting a way to show only ingame medals and not the ones purchased from the ingame store.

    The game should be more focused on team play rather than individual achievements.

  • HosetteHosette ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Neku69 I agree with you about almost everything that you've said, but I think that having more earnable badges can be a good thing. I think it would be good if destruction badges were closer to parity with creation badges.

    I've found an excellent way to only show the in-game badges and not purchased ones... I don't buy any. (-: (OK, technically I have a Stella badge that someone tricked me into redeeming a code for, and that I would love to get rid of, but it's so old that most players probably have no clue what it's about.)

  • Neku69Neku69 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes, and I would like the chance to pay to replay older events for the badge. 🤣

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    niantic seems to have shifted away from teamplay sometime ago neku stuff like kinetics drone and now bounties are sadly more solo achievements

  • IcyBlueHeartIcyBlueHeart ✭✭✭✭

    @Neku69 I don't agree that "profiles get clogged with so many medals". That is an entirely subjective opinion, for you it may very well be true. But others do in fact see it differently. I have 149 medals in my profile and will add more as time goes by. I like them, and it does not hinder me a bit to have them, so I do. I'm not terribly concerned if it makes it difficult for others to review my game progress.

  • Neku69Neku69 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 26

    Oh, that and missions that you cannot load on profile. What's the point of making a mission if you can't go back to see it.

    Every implementation requires resources of another features may need to polish, so we might we wise and do not ask for something pretty difficult to do or achieve.

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