Dear Niantic, Didact challenge is destroying communities
Dear Niantic, when you announced the Didact challenge, it was clear that it was a copy of the old EXO5 controller challenge. Create fields to accomplish a goal. Back in 2017 though, nobody would have thought of asking the other faction to help them reach their personal goal.
That is exactly what is different about this challenge. There is a XFAC goal to create x fields before the deadline to give us a reward. Because the goal is XFAC, and the bonus AP is given to the destroyer, not the builder, people were jokingly stating they would approach a player from the opposing faction to get this done.
Some people went even further and actually did this together with the opposing faction. "Wintrading". Something like the FS, but with even more AP, and in closer cooperation with the enemy.
Now, our own faction is divided. People that are okay with wintrading and people who are absolutely against it. With this event, you have effectively shattered our communities. I'm kind of amazed nobody is talking about this, but drama ensued in our chats, and I feel it is something Niantic should be made aware of.