October 2019 Ingress AMA Question Thread



  • are the ingress agents funding something unprofitable?

    i mean back then everything was free so i've heard.

    get back with google

    the Google days

  • aaronviannoaaronvianno ✭✭✭✭

    Is Niantic aware of the earnings per POI in each of its 3 games and what is the correlation between POIs and earnings? It's a yes/no question.

  • Does it matter where a little free library is located, as long as it is not in one of the verboten places(private property, military bases, etc), or how it is anchored to its spot?

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love the mini-events, but good and original ideas seem to be running out. Has any thought been given to revisiting old events like Cassandra Neutralizer or Dark XM and giving agents a chance to score even higher tiers than were originally available?

  • LincexyLincexy ✭✭✭

    In Prime, there are many problems with the missions.

    The most important problem is the separation in missiones medals between Prime and redacted, so the mosaics are deformed in Prime (especially the faces).

    Could you fix this problem? leaving the same distance (padding) that was in redacted between the missions medals.

  • KliffingtonKliffington ✭✭✭✭✭

    One more on behalf of a friend: I've been seeing a lot of framed artwork indoors at restaurants and other businesses. One is of a dancer in a red flamenco-type dress that seems to get resubmitted often. I was told to reject these as they aren't permanent fixtures. My question is are framed artwork and other non-structural decor acceptable if they are art of some kind?

  • aaronviannoaaronvianno ✭✭✭✭

    Why was the mod location in the inventory for turrets & force amps reset to a **** location?

  • jsylvisjsylvis ✭✭✭✭

    The recent Avenir Shards success bonus involves a 50% bonus to ADA and Jarvis drop rates.

    What is the actual drop rate / chance? "50% more" than an unknown quantity is still unknown.

  • DarkSonatineDarkSonatine ✭✭✭
    edited October 2019

    I have three questions:

    1. My agent name and xm meter disappear during gameplay randomly and I have to open and close the menu several times to get them back. Can we have a backup option like a button to access our agent profile and stats in the menu?
    2. Can the color of xm change to white or grey or something else that is lighter or more pastel so we can actually see it on the ground? It’s currently a little too dark.
    3. This state has a strange problem with OPR, and I don’t know if it can be fixed or something that is happening elsewhere. Long story ahead but I need to put this into context. Faction bias/unmotivation to review is very real - I can go on vacation to Las Vegas, or Burbank, and get portals reviewed in 3 weeks. I can go home to Canada and get portals reviewed relatively fast too within about that same timeframe. But Colorado? Good luck if you get a portal reviewed in less than 100-200 days. I hit level 12 in late January or Early February and have done almost 12.5K reviews... around 6-7000 reviews ( which happened around mid to end June) I stopped seeing portals in this state and had to refresh the window several times before it started showing me portals again. I assumed then, that I had hit a limit for this state and everything I see now in-state is either an upgrade or a new submission. I probably guess there are a couple thousand reviews at least that are waiting for an agreement or review by members of the other faction. I probably see at most 3 out of every 10 portal submissions that are in-state. The out of state submissions seem to have a higher rate of “matches” or agreements as my agreements have finally gone up about 30% points since they began to populate my review pool.

    sorry for the long story but I needed to explain what I think is happening and have heard rumblings that there isn’t enough OPR being done by the other teams, and various other players on this board from other places have considered it to be slave labor with little incentive to do it. For me, I want to make my communities more accessible wherever I play, especially for the disabled, so I keep chugging along even though finding portals to review can be frustrating at times.

    a. ) can this problem be solved? Or are my inferences of hitting the in state limit wrong and there may be something else at play?

    b.) is there a way for the OPR algorithm to maybe push out portal reviews to other areas that have a bigger pool of reviewers if they have been sitting in the OPR abyss for an extended period of time? I shouldn’t have to rely on the upgrade lottery to get any of my submissions considered for review.

  • aaronviannoaaronvianno ✭✭✭✭

    Why was the mod location in the inventory for turrets & to force amps changed to a less convenient spot?

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    Am glad that Redacted has died. But yet feature parity hasn't happened.

    What is something that Redacted had, that Prime does not, or does not do very well that you would like to see?

  • If OPR has a shortage of reviewers, can't existing OPR agents in good standing nominate other people who will follow the guideline if Niantic is that concerned about their Point of Interest database? I feel that can be a safe check to ensure bad reviewers are prevented from influencing the way OPR candidates are being judged.

  • RuinDigRuinDig ✭✭✭
    edited October 2019

    By the way, Andrew, do you have the link of Josh Stock's AMA list? If you don't have, here is the link.

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    The in app purchases have skyrocketing prices for things that cost half of what they did before.

    Other games have a free method for gaining in game currency, but yet Ingress still does not have this.

    If it were solely up to you, would you have this miniscule CM be attained by your current Sojourner streak?

    Would you back date it, for those of us that are over 1,670 days?

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can Caribbean Nation nominations be added to North America's review pool? Right now we only get Puerto Rico in the United States. We are close enough to Bahamas and Jamaica and the rest to be helpful to them as well.

  • I'm not good at English, so I used Google translation of sentences adjusted for translation.

    Recent Prime development speed reminds me of the excitement when the iOS version of ingress was released. 

    That's fine, but I want the deployment focus movement to be clockwise. Wouldn't you stop the inconsistent movement that is the reverse of the upgrade? 

    Also, don't move the focus if you select another slot while waiting for a deployment response. I sometimes want to deploy in a cross shape. 

    Finally, with future updates, the store medal bundle wants to receive medals and items separately. I want items to be received as capsules (item count is 1) that will be lost when opened. 

    What do you think about these?

  • GrogyanGrogyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    Speaking of Sojourner, can you please gives a progress report into your Sojourner, road to Onyx Sojourner?

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