New in game suggestion. What do you think?

NIA has to add new features and features in game and I have a suggestion 

What if suddenly in game a portal goes bright red.. It's overflowing witn chaotic matter (or Dark XM) 

If you reach the portal within 60 min and perform a perfect glyph, a door appear at the portal (much like a way point) and you click on it. 

A web page (out of game) opens opp and there is a riddle, puzzle etc and a answering box. 

If you solve the problem you get a one time code who gives you VR items or other in game items. 

What do you think? Would you try this?


  • Seems alright. Would be nice to contain it all in game and to not have to use a passcode.

  • Qu4rdQu4rd ✭✭✭

    I am all for red faction to throw chaos in.

    But this is a good suggestion, once the scanner doesn't crash as much. lol....

  • GoblinGranateGoblinGranate ✭✭✭✭✭

    A 1h red portal? Something like a RAID? :)

    I think is a nice idea, but random is not a good thing in Ingress.

    Perhaps if you could summon it in some specifc way...

  • Well NIA is known for randomness, and they where probably involved in the Calvin ball ⚽ rules too 😊

    But seriously I think this would create more activities in game and we all know that we are suckers for Items 😊

    It could even be a badge for solving 25 riddles etc 😉

  • Honestly the more I think about this the more I'm thinking "why not?". It gives just one thing that could add a tiny amount of game play. Although this could create issues in the real world much like PoGo raids causing people to rush and crowd, but I don't think it would be as grand of a scale.

    I'd consider however to just simplify the process all together and have the chaotic portal give you an L8 glyph sequence that gives you items at the output of frackers for that one hack if it's done perfectly, If these chaotic portals are giving out VR items like candy, then we'd have to reconsider what the term **Very Rare** actually means. Niantic would have to decide whether to make these chaotic portals very rarely appear in order to keep the Very Rare-(ity) of VR items, or make chaotic portals slightly more common, but give out regular outputs of rarity in items. I am down for the latter (being more chaotic portals and regular rarity items).

    Waypoints, opening up new windows in different browsers, and generating riddles is probably too much for Niantic to focus on right now. Waypoints and new browser windows opening up have been issues in the past so I'd rather not have another bug to look forward to. The suggestion I made above to me seems the easiest way to implement this concept without changing too much of the programming that generally causes more bugs and rage. Rageful bugs.

  • I agree with some of your points here especially that it would be better to have the whole system in app.

    Also it is obvious that NIA can't flood the game against with VR items, it has to be closely balanced.

    But my main point is creating more in game fun stuff like I suggested here.

    Beeing a former geocacher we ran out in the middle of the night 🌃 hiking up mountain to be the first to visit a new cache. And brag with FTF in your log 😁

    Maybe we could have a medal 🥉 for the number of time you where the first to capture a new portal? 😁

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