Will the ingress Intel page ever be updated to look more Prime like?
What are the RES and ENL daily cycle statistics in OPR used for and how they are created? I've often noticed after doing many evaluations the numbers do not change. Do these statistics have any effect on the game itself?
OPR Upgrades are designed to push a portal through the review process faster, however I have portals from 2 years ago still not approved because of players not reviewing in that area. How is Niantic dealing with these portals in limbo?
And secondly, once a portal is approved or rejected, why can it not be removed from the upgrade list?
Why Redacted version not sending alerts? Only emails arrives, but too late.
Is it intentional in prime that hacking a portal I've no key, by swiping up to 'more key', does not give a key at all?
I had this feeling for some time already, so I put it to the test. I hacked around 100 portals by klicking normally on the hack button. I've got about 85 keys out of this. Then I went on and hacked around 100 portals by swiping up towards the 'more key' button. I only got 4 keys and have the feeling those come from not properly swiping up.
Is this expected behavior or not? I'd love to see a 100% chance of getting a key when hacking a portal with 'more key' if I've no key yet.
When a agent create banner composed by X missions, is it normal and fair play that another agent create a parallel mission with different visual but keeping the name ?
For example, added faction anomaly logo
How report these agent, these missions?
I want to piggy back on this comment. Are there any plans to rework appeal system so that when people appeal for a misconduct/ban they actually know what the ban is for.? Right now appeal is useless because we don't know what we were banned for and don't see any evidence what we can contest.
Are there any plans to change appeal process so it can be constructive rather than what we have today?
Please could you clarify, without any doubt for OPR, the rules regarding G5 and G6 postboxes, as some people reject and some accept
Creating missions can be a time intensive task, particularly when making large banners. When these get rejected, the emails are quite vague as to why. For example, I submitted a banner for heavily dutch influenced town named Holland. The banner image, and the mission description, pay homage to Johannes Vermeer (17th century painter) and the famous blue and white Delftware pottery (Vermeer is also from the town of Delft). The title is "Double Dutch". Yet my rejection email states:
This makes resubmitting the missions difficult because I am unsure what I need to do differently to get acceptance and i don't want to invest that much time into redoing them, just get another rejection email. Is it possible to get more specific with reasons for rejection so we're not wasting both our time and NIA's time going around and around?
How will we play Umbra in october since Redacted will be retired and Prime is unplayable in anomaly ? I've tried Prime 5 minutes for Myriad before getting a blocking bug...
Will portal submissions be seperated from PoGo and HPWU in the future?
Why does the upper-left option for accessing agent stats disappear? How can I get it back when I want it? Why does it not reappear when accessing Recharge for portals?
Welcome back! I have 3 questions this month, although one is pretty much my standard at this point... 😀
In hindsight, including the fact it produced some very exciting anomalies, and some predictable routs, do you think the process by which the Myriad rules were created was a good process?
Do you expect to have a similar process for the Umbra rules?
Either way, is there a timeline for publication of the Umbra ruleset?
An English-switch for Prime is needed if Prime is installed on a non-English device. All translations are awful and infiltrated with English phrases. Pur English would be better.
In the UK we have some great "ghost signs" (e.g. old Victorian advertisements - for medicines and old businesses) - but most of the time, these are on the side of properties - and so are considered PRP. Lots of homeowners take great pride in these, and keep them in good condition - repainting them. They definitely have important historical and communal aspects. So my question to you - is there any way that we could submit such things, if we could get the consent of the homeowner, and if so, what would we need to be able to prove on a submission? Alternatively, perhaps you could qualify these as valid, subject to owners being able to put in removal requests on a case by case basis?
I noticed that agents relocate specific portals with tactical links on it just to get the links removed.
After appealling or chatting with NIA the portal gets replaced to its original (and rightfull) location.
Does NIA flag these portals once a situation has occurred as above? So the portal can’t be moved again.
In regard to OPR, I think most would agree there is a huge backlog of submissions that aren't getting agreements. I myself only get agreements after being awarded an Upgrade. But even getting Upgrades is a huge task just due to sheer number of reviews i have to do in order to get the agreements necessary. This is likely due to there being more agents that submit candidates, than agents doing OPR reviews. An idea to help this problem is to flip the access levels for submitting and reviewing. This could benefit the system in 2 ways:
1) quality of submissions would likely improve if agents had to review submissions before having the ability to submit their own
2) backlog would reduce due to an influx of agents being required to handle the review process before flooding the system with more submissions
The link amp is widely considered to be the most useless item in the game. Has there been any consideration to removing and/or replacing this item?
Why are you not able to reinstate spoofed portals and links / fields within a reasonable delay (24h ish) ? It seems there is a lack of human resources on Niantic side focusing on this particular task. We got an account banned in an hour thanks to the fast track system. Then, thanks to some dedicated Vanguards who log everything and making sure it’s ready to be reinstated a couple hours later. Unfortunately, it usually a full week to get the portal and links / fields back ... causing xfaction tensions ("please don't take advantage of the spoofers and don't do any crosslink, Niantic should reinstate our links / fields ... soon").
Will there be any chance to get a plain map with antialiasing like in Pokemon or Harry Potter in Ingress Prime, too?
We know businesses like Circle K and Lawson have entered into partnerships an had their locations become portals. Is this feature available for locally owned businesses, and if so, could an agent still get “portal discovered” if they’re the one to sell the sponsorship to said business?
are batting cages legitimate candidates for portal submissions?
I was wondering what all Niantic is doing with the new picture approval system? It seems like after the last set of changes several months ago it became very inefficient. Before that we were getting approvals in a 1-3 day period and after the changes it became very random and the wait time became months in some cases.
Should funeral chapels be portals? In Portugal and many other european/latin countries you have a specific chapel to mourn the deceased before the funeral ceremony. These chapels are located outside cemeteries, usually nearby the local church. Some places don't have these chapels and the mourning is made in either "regular" chapels or churches. Some time ago, all these chapels were accepted, but now can't get a single one approved. I guess it is being rated as cemetery and rejected. Does it make any sense? With that kind of logic, do churches and chapels that have that kind of ceremony should be also rejected because of that?
Grand Rapids, MI is hosting Mission Day on September 14th! Have you ever been to GR? Would you consider joining us that day? We would love to show you our amazing (beer) city!
in the last AMA the decision to not allow neighborhood swimming pools or apartment swimming pools seemed at odds with regular criteria. Not only is swimming a healthy activity, pools are public gathering places(meeting your community members as was stated by the questioning agent certainly seems like a positive activity), places where people go to relax and spend time outdoors, and they are considered public venues as has been stated by previous decisions stating that things within apartment complexes(playgrounds, sculptures, murals, gazebo/pavilions, sports courts, dog parks) are valid. Other things like natatoriums, swimming parks(like Schlitterbahn and citywide community pools with entrance fees and a wide variety of water amenities), splash pads, and sports swimming complexes fall into the things that are accepted. A rejection of small community pools seems to stray from what seems like an otherwise consistent set of guidelines and I was wondering what the reason for that would be, and why they would require historical/cultural significance?
will we ever get a red faction that would maybe be a faction that you can only join if you recurse, and maybe have more power since it will always be the minority faction, and have special abilities like being able to throw over enlightened and resistance links and have red fields cause an increased decay rate on both enlightened and resistance portals underneath? That could make things really interesting and be a means of taking out BAFs from a distance; as well as add a whole new facet to anomaly play!
do you know if the agent cards shown in the credits of the anime are chosen for in game achievements or totally at random?
will there ever be a system deployed which grants extra submissions every 13 day cycle based on the approval/denial ratio of agent submissions? For example 80% approval rating grants an extra submission, 85% +2, 90% +3, 95% +4
Are there any plans to work portal edits? Here in the Midland/Odessa(West Texas) area I have seen one edit get approved in the past year. I understand moving portals is labor intensive to verify. But it seems like getting spelling errors fixed would be simpler and able to be fixed more quickly. For example we have one in Odessa named Extortion County. It’s Ector County, and I presume that was a typo.