[Suggestion] Offsite Hexathlon Participation Medal
In the 2020 Event Schedule post it was said:
We plan to release the February Perpetua Hexathlon cities next week. All of these events will have free onsite and offsite participation tickets with medals awarded for ticketed participants.
With the details posted, we don't see that option for offsite participation. However, this is my idea on how you could implement a simple offsite "participation option" for future events.
1. Offsite Ticket
Offsite participants could have a paid ticket for the event, say $5 (adjusted for local prices, use the Big Mac Index), which grants them access to the offsite participation.
2. Offsite Medal
Like the Elite medal is a higher tier of the normal Perpetua medal, offsite participants would get a "lower" tier of the medal for offsite participation. For example, the Perpetua medal could be all white with black trace lines. It would be clearly not the onsite medal itself, but would be something that can still be displayed.
3. Minimum Requirements
Instead of actually competing for elite badges etc, the offsite participation could just be a set of minimum requirements to complete within the 2 hours like:
- Hack 50 unique portals
- Gain 100 glyph points
- Make 40 links
- Make 20 fields
4. Global Leaderboard
Probably only updated once at the end, but you could provide a global leaderboard for all participating Agents (on- and off- site) that ranks everyone who paid for a ticket.
The Hexathlons can still have central "event locations" but given the comments of many who don't consider it worth attending for the event, having an offsite participation medal would provide a far more tangible and monetized way of allowing more inclusion for players.