Niantic, stop being allergic to L8 gear!

BreenzyBreenzy ✭✭✭✭
edited February 12 in General

While this mostly applies to the new bounty program, it's also relevant to the Kinetic capsule program.

Regarding bounties, please just let it give level 8, it's already not that many items per day, it won't be game breaking, it's just sad looking at L7 gear.

And on KC programs, just do it, let us make X8's (at the same rate as X7's, but give the X7 program a bump up too). While I think the whole systems needs a bit of an overhaul, like letting us chose which items to sacrifice (instead of needing to capsule them up) and also just being way more flexible in how we can craft items/use KC's, just let us make X8s.

(I have more thoughts on the KC program, but that deserves it own post and would be a big change, while this would be a quick fix)

Oh, and please add

~Weekly Bounties

~Monthly Bounties

~Special bounties that can only be found as "drops" from random portals



  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12

    I would prefer 4x lvl 8 resonators vs 16x lvl 7 resonators but thats me..

    What would be fun is global cell bounties perhaps ? a big goal the entire team within cell needs to achieve or something maybe

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would think the L8 gear will come out for special/monthly bounties.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    I can easily see the past two events utilized in this Bounties/Agent Ops UI. No more trying to figure out your status from your profile.

  • KonnTowerKonnTower ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not done because there would be a slew of multiaccounting to generate level 8 gear. Kinetic distance via adventure sync can be generated via a text file, essentially. No to kinetics giving it either.

    I would rather see XMP8 and XMP7s retuned so level 7 bursters are the new XMP8 and 8s offer the same distance, but have a higher stickiness removal roll. Or, introduce a once-a-week ability for 4 agents to simulantously build a couple P8s in a limited timeframe or single location. Maybe a group glyph hack to initiate it.

  • EngrishEngrish ✭✭✭✭

    I concur, it's easier for us to to L7 gear than L8 gear for most things, it could even be changed to have the rewards reflect the level of the agent where anything 8+ gets L8 gear. Goes the same with the kinetic capsules, let us craft some L8 bursters and Ultra Strikes.

  • BreenzyBreenzy ✭✭✭✭

    Not doing something because of cheaters is a genuinely terrible way to do things. They are already cheating, you are not improving legit players enjoyment of the game.

  • KonnTowerKonnTower ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 13

    In this case, they're literallty stopping it from happening. They let quantums go away, they are stopping you from making XMP8 from kinetics. They are stopping you from getting XMP8 from doing a simple quest.

    It's literally stopping them.

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cheaters caused the guardian badge to disappear. They have destroyed so many things in this game and continue to do so. By Niantic not addressing the cheaters they continue to allow them to ruin the game for everyone. That's why we don't get level 8 gear from kinetics. That's why they took away the quantum capsules. When one player can make a level 8 portal by themselves it ruins the game just a little bit more. Throw in a little bit of spoofing here and there and what's the point? We were told prime was going to help dramatically but that never happened. Same people doing the same things while legit players keep getting pushed out. So why restrict level 8 recipes and bounties? Give us something to try to compete against it all.

  • DSktrDSktr ✭✭✭✭

    While disagree about giving any L8 xmp/us,completely agree about L8 reso in reward.

    L7 reso is quite easier to obtain than L8,and a reward should be useful imo.

    And L7 xmp has enough power to do the same job as L8.

  • Cl4whammerCl4whammer ✭✭✭
    edited February 13

    Make some new accounts, level them to 8. Create some nice L8 Portals and have fun with all the all L8 Gear. Sometimes you need to help yourself xD :D

    Dont understand the lvl7 stuff too in the rewards. If there would be at least some kind of upgrade path from 7 to 8

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  • joecainjoecain ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hey, if you want L8 gear, you can buy some in the store. John Hanke's boat ain't gonna pay for itself.

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    As a pilot phase it is OK for the moment, but I need to see that these Bounties being one of the ways to get higher than L8 gear in the future

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    So is that why they got rid of the Quantum capsules?

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    No, MUFG Capsules (Sponsored Item from the MUFG, were flawed from the get go, because legitimate players would just Dupe Keys and and Very Rare items, Brian Rose took that criticism and ignored it. Layer roving the duping of Very Rare items but left in Key Duping.

    Several years later and the duping capsules were finally removed.

  • BreenzyBreenzy ✭✭✭✭

    Guardian went away, because of the social effects. Qcaps went away because key duping and getting something for nothing was a bad mechanic.

    I'm saying it shouldn't stop them, they need to stop considering the cheaters, they cheat regardless!

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is such a bad revisionist take but you're usually wrong about these things anyways.

    The amount of guardian hunting as a grief system was insane. It really messed with relations as a whole within the game. It didn't matter what faction you were.

    The MUFG were removed because of game balance which I admit Brian made a good point. When the capsules were introduced in 2015, it really removed the effort of obtaining keys from physically being at the portal or moving keys to other agents. Something that was basic gameplay to the game. Cheaters be damned. Is it something that should have been done sooner? Yes but it's done. They can refocus on other game balancing items while still bringing new functions into the game. It obviously won't be perfect but it's better than the game stagnating.

  • joecainjoecain ✭✭✭✭✭

    Huh, Control Fields were once basic gameplay also.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭
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