Let's bring back the Seer medal.

grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

Exploring and finding new portals has always been a part of the Ingress Game. Previously there was a medal for it and Agents submitted so many portals, some of questionable value that it broke the process.

Well, the process is back and there are protections now to prevent bad portals but more and more it seems it's less Ingress Agents submitting portals than PoGo diletantes who are only playing Ingress to submit portals for pokestops.

If there was an altered continuation of the Seer Badge or a new Badge you can 1) Reward Ingress Agents for playing the part of the game that is exploring and finding portals and 2) reward the pogo people with something that might retain them to actually play ingress for ingress and not just stop because they've reached level 10. 3) also adds a badge levelers can use to level up.

Come on, man, it's past time.


  • GridEXEGridEXE ✭✭✭✭

    No. Seer badge is dead.

    Another name for the OPR approved portals, maybe? However, what would the tiers be? Should there even be tiers?

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    10, 50, 100, 250, 500

    Call it Portal Genesis

  • What about agents who got some tier of the seer medal, then had additional submissions from the early days that sat in the queue for years before finally being approved in OPR? We have at least one agent in our area who would have received the next tier based on old submissions that eventually got approved via OPR.

    grendelwulf states some pretty good reasons why the medal should be brought back; you simply state the medal is dead. Care to elaborate on why?

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    @grsmhiker all old submissions made and accepted before they went offline counted toward seer. They should have tiered up. I know an agent who went from no medal to bronze when they released all the d submissions to opr.

  • GridEXEGridEXE ✭✭✭✭

    Because there's a limit on submissions in its current form. I think seer would be alright if that onyx requirement was removed (who came to that idea? A jump from 500 to 5k?) but also it shouldn't count any progress in the game for agents leveling up to make the exploration its own game. I don't think badges can be altered in this manner.

  • I'd set the tiers to 5/20/100/250/1000. The idea is good, from my point of view.

    I wouldn't worry about PoGO players abusing for this badge since they tend to buy L10 accounts.

    A possible solution to this could be to automatically remove portals created by banned players after some time.

  • HydraulinskiHydraulinski ✭✭✭✭✭

    This medal isn't of any use to abuse for lv up because:

    1. Who tends to abuse medal for lv up its the player who want the lv 10 soon to get access to submission or opr, so this medal will only be available after this

    2. There is other medals easier to abuse, that depend only of player actions, not community review.

    3. This is a hard medal. Having 100 portals approved by normal means could take over a year depend on location. The only way to force speed this is by upgrades, but this need lv12 (the holy graal of abusers) so it's redundant.

    What may probably cause some abuse it's this goal of 1 thousand for Onix. That's insane. Maybe in the game launch, for players on big city, but now is pretty much Impossible to get a thousand approved. In two years submitting and I'm not even at 300, and I'm probably on top 3 of my cell in this. Would take me 7 to 8 years. This is probably the hardest Onix to ever exists.

  • GridEXEGridEXE ✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, I don't see the badge coming back ever in the way it was. I feel like a one off badge showing you know how Portal guidelines work might be a better step. Ingress still has coded this as "Phase 2" for portal nominations

  • I would love to see a badge for it but the lack of it won't stop me from submitting. It gets me to really explore areas to find hidden gems. Some recognition of continued contribution to the network really would be nice though.

  • If they would flip it and make L10 to start OPR and L12 to start submitting, the queue might be better handled, (faster) as well as a lesson on what is good what isn't good to submit.

    Once that was completed, then open seer back up under a new name.

    I liked @grendelwulf 's idea of 10, 50, 100, 250, 500 & call it Portal Genesis or something else.

    I used to take trips to populate smaller towns back when Seer was a badge. These days with a limit on submissions and no badge with it, the care for that is mostly don't care. Oh hey, maybe give those who Recurse a few extra submissions...that and a new badge might drive some agents to be more active once again.

  • XK150XK150 ✭✭✭

    Seer is dead because it was bad for the game, and it's going to stay dead because it would still be bad for the game.

    At this point, the only thing accomplished by saying otherwise is making other agents think you're delusional. Seriously, people: For the sake of your own reputations, let it go!

  • SoylentGrienSoylentGrien ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seer is dead. Let it go.

  • SoylentGrienSoylentGrien ✭✭✭✭✭

    How about don't bring it back. It's not needed.

  • The badge is bad for the game? xDDDD

    More like players abused to get it. Why not removing all abusable badges too? Best logic.

    Delusional... xDDDD

  • AkceptorUAAkceptorUA ✭✭✭

    Soon (TM) ...

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭

    i disagree, the medal that was bad for the game was founder medal with spoofers hunting guardians and multi accounts etc... seer is a good medal u should get rewarded if u have got accepted x amount of portals.. ihave like 58 accepted portals.. isnt that medal worthy ? ....

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