Nonesense. If you are forced NOT to (for damn good reason), then what? If your local authorities say not to, why the hell would you support breaching the laws and do it? Most people are smart.
Another question for the powers that be: Will there be live(-ish) updates on how each faction is faring towards meeting the Global Challenge Threshold?
Why, yes! I am, indeed, a fan of making information available to agents. 😋
No they DON'T.
They have no effing clue what rural play is like, nor pandemic play, for any of their three gamrs. They think it's like downtown SFO everywhere where you can sit in your house and reach three POIs and drown in XM. They never fixed spawns in PoGo to be based on player activity, location history and frequency, and they nerfed all Covid perks (like Incense) that made rural gameplay half-way viable in that game. In Ingress, you can't even play with Dronenet because you're limited to only 500 meters. Come on, really? You can't fly to the next Portal because the next one is 3km away! Ask me - I've lived in 2 rural homes for a decade and have to drive to the city to do any meaningful play.
What about an Ingress themed number that’s also lockdown friendly for lower medal tiers?
Only if NIA would increase the per-hop range. Rural players are still cut out on Dronenet. I have to leave my Dronenet downtown and if the portal is killed, I'm stuck with it until I drive back to the city because my "home" portal down the street at the church is 3km from the next nearest portal. Make it so you can add more XM 'fuel" to the Dronenet to go farther.
Add a feature to increase Dronenet's "hop range" by adding more XM to go farther. We rural players are still very much cut out of the action once our Dronenet portal downtown is killed. In my rural town, portals are spaced way farther apart than just 500m.
Thanks Niantic for bringing us events despite the continuation of the global pandemic. I was beginning to think whether Ingress will start to "think outside the box" and give us events that requires no large groups gathering, and can be played in the new social distancing world.
For those under severe lockdown and cannot participate, I feel your pain and please adhere to the local laws and regulations. Don't put your own health at risk. Your health is far more important than one little medal in your profile scanner.
What would be better is if drones flew further, but only on links
We've never had a 3 part count for a medal.
Can I burn through 1000 portals in the first challenge and do nothing in the 2nd or 3rd? Or do I have a cap for each and have to contribute through each one in order to get the top tier etc?
Not sure if someone already replied to you but this IS the Year 8 event. Badges will be pushed shortly after Phase 1.
I meant exactly that: if you are forced NOT to, then sit at home. Since December, there is always some part of the world in a lockdown. But at the same time there are always parts of the world with no lockdown. God knows how long we will have lockdowns all around the world here and there, but I'd rather we still have events. You're under lockdown this time? Relax and let others play. No need to demand postponing or cancelling the event and ruining the fun, if you weren't so lucky to participate this time.
The vast majority of.pokemons events dont require you leaving home to go hunt unique polestops or even leave home at all, the ones that do you can get away with walking to the shops and back to get. This event fro. How a lot of us have read it require you to actively go out of your area, hunting uniques and making fields. These are things that should not be done when the pandemic is ramping up
phase 1 should have been visit unique portals with your drone and lower the cooldown instead..
They could make it compatible, like adding this as an option to fulfill the requirements for phase 1 (and look for other drone/recharge alternatives to help in the other phases). That way, the ones able to go out and play safely could do it, and the ones in lockdown could help to meet the global challenge and get their gold medal too.
Seems like people really think that if they cannot participate, then no one should participate. I am deeply disappointed in such angry selfish crowd.
No es buen momento de hacer este evento en tiempos del covid, hay vidas en juego
Next badge 😱
No its just that more could help to global stats if it was like recharge, drones etc...
Niantic could also put a higher decay rate during Phase 1 so that the same portals could be captured by more than two players in small areas.
Nobody is saying that, as you would know if you'd tried a bit harder to understand the thread.
What we're saying is that in a situation where lives can be saved by not going outdoors, it's dangerously irresponsible for Niantic to encourage people to go outdoors.
Only for you, check your scanner for free medal. old one but good one.
1 NO one will stay indoor for two months
2 NO need to achieve medal in first day or even 1st phase
3 5mil points in 1st phase is low, I imagine 15mil or more points.
4 show me ingress player infected with govid BECAUSE playing ingress.
5 NO one stress you to play, if to are responsable human and you think you better stay home, STAY home.
6 this "half announcement" has its purpose.
You talking about empathy and clearly you're not empathetic with anyone,with those comments, calling others egoist, when you only thinking about you, because you can go outside in your town, and you don't need to break the laws of quarentine, where i live i can go outside, but i want the help of everyone of both factions, for to have a equal opportunity don't forget with the tesselation a great part of people who helped to solved are from europe and the zone oriental, everybody is important,besides.. with a little group of people playing this event we can fail more easily in the case of both factions just like the glyph challenge of aurora..
This is incredible...
In fact, Niantic will make me violate my country's law. I will try not to put myself at risk or the other people (hardly), It will be complicated with so many government restrictions, but I will try not to be fined or arrested, if I am arrested I hope at least to have the silver "PRISON" medal.
(Of course it's Hironia)
I really understand that events are good and should be announced, but in fact this is not the right time, at least in Europe, I will hardly be able to help my team in the World Cup or complete my personal goals.
Anyway, I still hope that Niantic will reverse the situation
In fact, Niantic will make me violate my country's law.
This is a total lie.
a) This is a game. You are not "required" to do anything. If your local laws prevent you from leaving, do not leave.
b) If you violate local law, you are violating the Ingress TOS. Niantic explicitly requires you to follow local laws and regulations while playing the game.
Please stop acting like a 13 year old being told they can't go to an adult rave.
in the text it says "irony", at the age of 13 I learned to read and interpret, even if badly written
You need to work on your irony (not Hironia) then. I assumed the 'irony' was that you'd get a prison medal. Not that you were being ironic and fully supported the event...
I don't understand why so much people write europe is going to full lock down. In most of country's of Europe the corona restrictions, or lockdows, do not contain a curfew. I from where they are and how they come to the conclusion that hole of Europe can not attend.
From what i have read there are no curfews in Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. There are only nightly curfews in Czechia, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium Spain and most likely soon in Italy.
Only France restricts people to 1km radius around their home. And in Great Britain you should only go out for Sports, Work and Shopping. But this seams to be a recommendation only and no law.
So only players in France have a problem attending, if they they don't have much portals near to there home.
Also i think a lot haven't read the rules of the first round carefully and understood them. As all portals only have to be uniq captures in the event it is totally fine to do it with the portals in your home area. And within your home area you should know where and when you can play without having to enter big crows and risking a infection.
I like that we have a challenge again. And i don't think the rules (as far as known) show that NIA tried to do a event that players can attend without having to group up and travel far, so they can stay save. I hope NIA doesn't cancel it because of all that weeping or changes it to something boring like a drone event.