When did speed lock get so horrible?
Tonight I recharged a couple of portals while I filled my gas tank. I then hopped in the car and drove 20 minutes home, pulled over, and was speed-locked. Annoying, but OK. I waited another 16 minutes at the same location and was still speed-locked. Grumble. So much for spending 20 minutes playing around the neighborhood... I gave up and went home.
47 minutes after my last action I was finally able to play again, at which point it was too late.
In good ole days of Ingress, speed lock would nearly always expire 30 minutes after your last action. That was frustrating sometimes, but at least it was sensible. Now when I get locked I have no idea when I will be able to play again so I can't decide whether I should chill for a few minutes or whether I should give up. This seems to happen to me regularly.
I would very much like a sane and rational speed lock mechanism, assuming we even need one at all. The other two games have mostly dispensed with the wait-time based speed lock. Is it time for Ingress to follow suit?