MDAS registration and badge- no stated deadline
I am currently on the MDAS cruise and having a blast, but one thing is really bugging me: Niantic won’t let me get the special badge for attending this event. I tried to register for said event on Friday night, two days before the ship left port, but the event page said “registration was closed.” There was no announcement of a cutoff date, and even if I was cutting it close, I still tried to register before the event started. We don’t have to register for other Mission Days or anomalies more than two days in advance.
I’m not the only person this happened to, just the only one being loud about it. I believe there are at least three other players in the same boat, from both factions.
I understand that official registration was tied to something about running a script to preserve players’ sojourner counts, but why does that mean I can’t still get my name on the list of people who will receive the badge? That’s the only part I actually care about. People get added to badge lists after the fact all the time. I’m happy to PayPal the required $5 to Niantic just to get my name on the badge list if they’re willing to work with me, but all I’m getting is the usual canned responses.