Snookums dear, you still made that choice. Nobody forced you to hack. You chose to play, and it seems you hacked at least once during your gameplay. And as a result, you were "active during the shard event", for which you received a badge. Congratulations.
Whoever said anything about not playing at all? You could play. Just don't hack if you didn't want the badge. Need gear? Ask a fellow agent to assist you.
Rememeber when Apple auto-place a music album on everyone's iPhones? Major backlash.
Can't believe we have players defending Niantic here.
So you clicked the hack button during this event? Knowing that would qualify you for the badge?
Basically, what you're saying is you pushed the red button with the sign that said "Push at own risk" and now you're complaining about the result...
>>And a couple more questions, what are the fields for? What do they really give apart from the impossibility of linking the portals under them? >>Explain to me.
If these questions arise for you probably you can try to find another hobby. I play ingress for 3.5 years (not so long but nontheless) and I am still in love with huge blue fields and blockers for green operations.
I believe that every badge should have value. What's the value of this badge? Nothing. Almost everybody got it. And it's just a clutter in a profile, even worse than Osiris victory. I'm happy not having the medal as I was against XF shards. These were tough 2 weeks without hacks.
I really like the Avenir Badge. Can I have 2, maybe 3 on my profile?
Of a person really really really wants to complain, he can always find something to complain about.
Look, it is sunny today! Too hot...
Look, spring has started! Too green...
Look, a free badge! Too ugly, too XF...
Look, a paid badge! WFT...
Look a new scanner! Oh no capsules I can name myself...
куда писать, что бы эту говно медаль удалили с моего профиля?
Haha, take mine 😂
It should be easy for them to remove the medal in your account, all they have to do is simply undo all your progress you did in the past x2 weeks so it doesn't show you were active at all during those two weeks. The only cavet of this though is that you will lose all your items you hacked during this time, any portals, links, or fields done by you will be reverted, AP gained will be removed, and any progress toward other medals will also be removed.
Sending you best wishes that the medal will be removed from your account.
Not defending Niantic as much as pointing out the faulty logic being used in this thread.
Facts and logic folks.
As I can see we are still trying to compare apples and oranges with you.
While our appeal is targeting Niantic and we just want to be heard by that side you are still playing a strange Devil's advocate role and telling us about very strange solutions which are unacceptable for us again and again. :|
What, you thought there would be no consequences for disrupting the event? I can think of no better way for Niantic to show contempt than to make you remember how little you were able to interfere with the event every time you open your stats page.
Niantic was literally telling you to stop playing (for at least two weeks) if you don't want a xfaction shard event.
Yes, it means losing your sojourner. You could've interpreted it as restarting your sojourner after Avenir ends would be your sign of fighting against Niantic (as well as the absence of Avenir medal), but no, you chose for yourself to hack during the event for whatever reason you did.
To be honest, the way it looks to me you are just a bunch of entitled guys.
Also, flagging all the comments who disagree to your opinion is ridiculously childish. I wasn't planning to respond because I know I'm going to get flagged, but flags mean nothing anyway and I don't want people who disagree with you feels like they're alone amidst a bunch of pitchforks.
The medal is there and it should be there to stay.
No. Niantic is feeding agents by force with something they don't want to eat. It's a bit abusive. "You may not eat, but you'll loose your Sojourner."
Please remove this shameful badge from my profile.
I've done nothing for scoring these shards.
Completely disagree. That's not how customer support should work. If a customer requests badge removal (for any reason), the badge should be removed.
Holy entitled whiners batman. Y'all are pretty embarrassing.
It's clear that those asking for the badge to be remove knew the rules before the event began, AND they had the choice to active during those two weeks. And what's worse, it is the Trickster hijackers that are complaining the most. Complain all they want, they still get the same participation badge that the rest of us got because they were active during the event. And since the Trickster hijackers did directly participate in the event, they should not have their participation badges removed.
As for those who are complaining that they didn't want to choose between maintaining their hacking streaks for Sojourner and getting the badge, all I'm saying to you is suck it up, Buttercup. We don't always get what we want, but we have to deal with the choices we make and you made the choice to continue hacking during the event.
@Snegniy , I'm digging that medal on you. Congrats!!!
How about a badge for reviewing Prime on your app store? 1* = bronze, 5* = onyx
I think it's funny how Niantic is denying the requests to remove these badges since I heard that they have removed character badges from people's profiles in the past.
I don't need that medal.. I don't like it in my profile! 😑
The rules were clear.
You knew this would happen.
You made your choice.
Get off your crosses and use that wood to build a bridge to get over it.
I have not defeated Avenir, I never played xfac shards, I'm no play any xfac events , I don't want this medal.
I need you to remove the Avenir badge from my scanner.
Not impossible to avoid the badge.
I don't mind having the medal, but please let those who don't be able to remove it from their profile.
I've worked towards a minimalistic and dark profile for 4.5 years, and avoided medals i didn't like. But this was not avoidable in practice, and there were talk about that it would be possible to get it removed afterwards. So please, Niantic, remove the Avenir badge from my scanner, I did not participate, i just kept my sojourner running
// Agent @geten