Impossible to play with Prime in low network areas
Hey guys, I know this complaint has been voiced before but I thought I'd let NIA know anyway.
My playing is 90% in the woods and on fields while walking my dog. I have dozens of remote portals that are ideal for creating links and fields that are hard to destroy because people would have to walk quite a distance. Playing Ingress there was always hard and required patience because of low network coverage.
With Prime though, playing has become impossible. I can't glyph-hack my remote portals any more, so I can't acquire new keys. Normal hacking works sometimes, but I can't place keys in capsules, so I get exactly one key per trip, if I'm lucky.
Linking doesn't work at all most of the time, setting resonators is equally fickle. I've just spent 30 min on one portal to get 7 resonators in before I gave up.
I've tried to suggest new portals, and that didn't work at all either. Even when I started the process and then walked back to an area with better reception, they wouldn't go through.
Playing like that is no fun. NIA, you may think that only accounts for a minority of players, but that's not really true. Even the city players sometimes try long links for big fields and need to remove links in the woods, or want an anchorchain that can't be reached quickly by car. They get quite p***ed when they spend 30 minutes walking to a chosen portal only to discover that with Prime they can no longer use it.
Since sitting at home and recharching portals is not my idea of Ingress, I give up and stop playing. Thanks for the good times with Redacted, but Prime is just not working for me any longer.