Freedom to choose : the surprising change of the rules one month before the anomaly
Niantic staff: I am writing to you because I must say what I think regarding the suppression of the free option to obtain the anomaly medal . I bought many things from Niantic: anomaly swags, frackers ... The problem is not money but the freedom to choose. All other anomalies had a free and paying option. Ingress players were free to choose whether they gave money to niantic or not. I bought a lot of things from niantic to thank the work that niantic does for Ingress because I was free to decide.
Now Niantic announces by surprise that we have no more freedom to decide to give our money to you or not and we are obligated to buy the medal anomaly? The teams are formed, the hotels and flights booked. Why to do that one month before the anomaly Niantic ?
Freedom to choose That was Ingress, freedom to decide what to do. And now niantic acts like a conservative dinosaur that forces people to buy a product.
We ask Niantic to re-integrate the free option to obtain the anomaly medal so that players have the freedom to choose whether they want to pay or not, as it was before. Ingress players helped Niantic for free with the database, with alpha & beta testing and with a lot of publicity of Niantic games around the world because we thought we had the freedom to choose.
If Niantic is in trouble with money, Niantic could have prevented the players and put an ad: "we need you to continue, ingress is no longer profitable and the next anomaly will paid." and if you need to do a crowdfunding, just say it, do not impose mandatory payment rules for the anomaly medal. Niantic must give us the freedom to decide what to do.
We only ask for transparency, honesty and freedom to choose
Agent nomadAndrea Resistance L12 (recursed) / Pokemon GO L34 / WIzards United L 9