Did you enjoy your vacation?
It seems to have been a good holiday.
By the way, there are many character medals at Ingress. I believe that if you tap a medal and the character's voice is played, the number of characters and lore fans will increase.(I think a paid voice patch is also acceptable)
What do you think.
Thank you for reading!
What do you think about a punishment system for bad submits? And while we're at it, bad reviews too. Something like, after 20 submits if more than 50% are rejected, soft ban with no submissions for 3 months. Repeating this 3 times will result in submission ban for life. When people find out it is not easy to get a portal/pokestop wherever they like they will either give up, or play by the rules. That's how it usually works.
It's been possible to use the app to report cheating and send proofs from the app itself, like photographs of places, select the name of the agent from de comm and the portal to reference where to look for evidence?
It's possible, due the lack of actualization of Google street, add photo from the app when you marc a portal like no valid?
Please can we increase the viability of XM on the Prime scanner, I like many others was nicely surprised when it was coloured for Pride, and it made a nice change to actually be able to see it again on the scanner. Unfortunately since its reverted back to how it was before XM is now very difficult to see on Prime
Can Niantic please look at fixing vrla and other link bugs? Ie throw link, link goes through, vanishes, key returned. Thanks.
Hi Andrew! Hope you are relaxed after your vacation :)
I have some questions regarding the evaluation of missions. After finishing a mission, I can evaluate it. In Prime there is thumbs up, thumbs down and "done".
How is "done" counted? As a draw? So if 3 people played a mission, one thumb up, one thumb down, one "done": What is the rating of the mission? 50% positive?
And another scenario: if I mistakenly evaluate a mission negatively and restart it, abort it immediately and then evaluate it positively: does that overwrite my original evaluation or is that counted as if I had played it again? (For example: 3 people play a mission, all rate it positive (rating 100%). A fourth player accidentally gives a negative rating, the rating would drop to 75%. He restarts, aborts immediately and gives a positive rating, does this change the rating of the mission to 100% (the negative rating is overwritten) or to 80% (4 positive, 1 negative)?
Or does the rating after aborting the mission before it's finished not count at all and the value remains at 75%? After all, to give a rating without having played a mission at all could be abused.
This leads to my final question on this topic: Is the Score of an agent's existing missions relevant for the acceptance or rejection of new missions? Or are there other consequences for an agent whose missions are too poorly rated overall?
These are some things I think about when I play a long banner, I hope you can clarify them a bit😅
Many players didn't receive anymore notifications from the old scanner (Redacted), does Niantic know the problem and plan to fix it ?
Hope you had a fantastic time away!
Meatballs covered with Marinara and multiple cheeses and a thick garlic cheese bread? 😊😊😍😍
Your Mom's Lasagna? 😊😊😍😍
Ingress : The Animation and the Dunraven case studies brought us new unknown glyphs. One from the anime is now known as the LINK glyph, but do the other glyphs from the episode 7 already have a meaning ?
Hello, I would like to share my experience as an Embedded Reporter and player. I must tell you that I did not like my experience as a reporter. The intensity of the event mixed with the requirement of 3 photos per hour made the task extremely difficult for me while taking pictures at the same time. In my opinion, reporters should be able to be players and reporters or just reporters and still have their medals like players who do recharge rooms. Notify the players well and give them the opportunity without being penalized and you will have more beautiful pictures. If there are any errors in the text, I am sorry because I am French-speaking.
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Hello, what about mcdonals playground, Can be portals? Thanks
Hey and welcome back from your vacation. I have question about missiondays... Lately europe hasn't got much of them besides anomaly sites. Why to let ppl work on applications, communicate with local governments/tourist offices and get their hopes up if they all get refused? We have heard rumors that NIA doesn't have proper event manager. Maybe it's time to hire one or even three (1 for each game). Or let community to manage MD's- like First Saturdays work. In Ingress lot of the work is done by community anyway.
Hi Andres, thank you for doing another AMA!
With Apple introducing "Sign in with Apple", and make this mandatory for all iOS applications with social network sign in, does NIA aware of the situation, and does NIA have a plan to introduce Sign in with Apple ID to better protect the privacy of agents?
And the center commercials can be portals ? Thanks
With PRIME coming along, what is the status of the Revamping of the Banner Missions End to End System? I understand PRIME is the priority, but can you share update s? 😊😊😊
I've not been able to successfully submit a portal via Prime. It's the only thing I currently use redacted for. Will issues like this be addressed before redacted is sunsetted?
Do we have to reject portal submissions with phone watermark which only say make & model of cellphone/timestamp and no name of submitter is identifiable. There are many valid submissions which are rejected due to this criteria.
It seems that many people face the same problem: prime needing to reboot after you have opened a different app on your phone. It has been said that it is a phone thing, and "a better phone" would not have this force-reboot problem.
Considering the fact that MOST players do not have the newest, most expensive phones - will you guys try and create a solution for this problem?
Ingress has been so far prevalently focused on PvP. While I understand that PvP will remain main focus for Ingress, are there any plans to add any kind of PvE content after turning off scanner redacted and migrating to other servers? If so, can you provide any kind of "sneak-peek" of what is planned in PvE content and whether it will be XF?
For Portal Review Complete emails, what was the reasoning for removing the link to the new portal on the intel map from the email?
When I get a notification in Prime (your portal is being attacked) there is no name of the agent who attack which is very uncool. Will there be a change of the notification text?
In a previous ama, a players wanted to know why IFS on sunday was not a thing anymore.
You answered it was to avoid conflicts between all your events (Ingress/pogo/hpwu, etc.).
Few weeks after, a pogo community Day occured during an anomaly (it was in march I guess).
And for the last IFS, it was again the case : CD was announced on saturday.
Does your event team know that Ingress is still alive ?
Hi Andrew. Is the 25km radius for submission bug going to be fixed? Once I was trying to submit outside of the 25km radius, but the location pin wasn't being pushed back. It was letting me add pictures, title and description, only failing in the end. Use either circles or squares, not both. Also on location selection for submission, it would be nice if instead of the plain satellite view, we could see the hybrid satellite view with names of places and landmarks.
I have an idea regarding portal nominations. How about adding some dummy portals in portal less areas manually by Niantic using Google maps information?
There are lots of place all over the world where there are very less or almost 0 POIs, hence people can't level up to submit new ones. It's like the Chicken-egg problem. And waiting for Ingress/Pokémon GO travellers isn't a solution, because it's not certain when and whether they will come or not . Such places are deprived of portals for years and nothing seems to help them.
So my idea is, you can add a page in your website asking city name, address, geographic coordinates, and some available good POIs (as suggestions). Then NIA may look over the place using Google maps and and some temporary & dummy portals based on the map information, there's no need to add image or description, just name of Portal is enough at that point. Then, the next player to interact with the POI in Ingress/Pokémon GO will be asked to submit (in-game) image, name, description upon first time interaction, irrespective of levels. Those will be manually reviewed by NIA quickly or given highest priority in OPR, so that the agreement reaches quickly. If approved, it will be added or removed upon rejection. The player who interacted with the dummy POI, won't be allowed to interact it in-game before submission of portal details. Upon submission, he/she will be allowed to interact normally even if it's dummy.
In the mean time, if any other player submits it normally and that gets approved, then the dummy one will be removed upon first interaction and submission of details and review.
I hope that may help to improve rural problems easily.
I have 2 questions for you.
Will you hold the global event in September?
Won’t you change the name of XM anomaly Umbra?
This is an OPR question.
So I recently visited a Middle Eastern Country a few months back that might have had less than 50 portals for the entire country. I submitted 14 candidates (before Prime users got submissions) in this specific country that should be a shoe in to pass since they were Mosques that I could find easily on Google Maps and Aerial views too. I had them upgraded almost immediately within a few days since I review quite heavily and I also noticed a significant issue which is that I am pretty sure I had seen candidates in the review system that were from Pre OPR days since a majority of the candidates for the country were Selfies. It has been more than 3 months now and none of them have gotten decisions even if they were upgraded candidates. This specific country had activity on Comms within the 3rd most recent day in the 200km Comm activity. I had then followed up with support twice so far and the responses were wait for more votes on the candidates which is a respectable answer but it lacks quite a full proper response. Here is the actual question after describing my scenario.
If someone were to submit in a country with no reviewers, no players or even any activity within 200km distance and even have their candidates prioritized by OPR upgrades feature, will there be any type of help for these candidates to actually get reviewed even in a few years from now?
Otherwise I am getting upgrades for an area which I will never get responses for since I have utilized at least 7 upgrades on said location and I expect more to be chosen in the future.
Last year a player has been banned for submitting photos of portals with a green filter and other green touch. The player has been ban but its work is still online. How will you deal with it? Should you delete all the photos submitted by this player or review one by one?
Did you make your handle. RedSoloCup, before or after Solo started to produce their iconic cup in colors other than red?
Why does the activity log not show the player's own activities like Redacted?
Three questions, in rough order of priority:
OPR question, as much as I dislike them - Can we have clarification on sports sub-facilities, for lack of a better word? Are multiple ball diamonds in the same complex/park valid as multiple portals? Are individual lanes in a bowling alley? Different ice sheets in an arena? Tables in a pool hall? While I'm aware you can't comment on specific situations, is there a rule of thumb you or NIA Ops can articulate for this sort of situation?
Lore question - Anime season two? Any word? It certainly seemed to be set up!
Beer question - What's the best lager you've had in the past six months? Bonus points if I can get it in Canada.