Right decision, NIA. It's not time to compete under COVID restrictions.
Half as many complaints on this thread in an hour as were posted in the original thread in three days. If Niantic only listens to abuse, people are showing which outcome is more hated.
A completely ill-considered decision made due to the pressure of hysterical individuals. I am sad.
I understand ... we stay in our homes but the medal... you may upload another work with drone...
Without medal I will stay at home watching Netflix and eating popcorns
Make it a donation to a list of charities that help out in various countries and globally.
It means wait on it. Like a lot of other things, this is on hold.
La medalla se debería mantener, no han implementado nada en mucho tiempo. Pusieron la medalla de scout controller sabiendo lo de la pandemia y ahora quieren quitar una medalla que da lo mismo?
Si quieren hacer eso implementen la medalla del Dronenet. Que por algo está ahí y hacen tanto evento de el.
They should reconsider the medal, because it is already created, many were thinking about playing because there was a medal, in one way or another many are going to take advantage of double the AP and in the same way they are going to leave their homes, an option for those agents who do not can go out and want to get the medal would be the job of doing certain amounts of hacks with the drone.
How about you stop being confrontational?
It's more like attributional
Where does it say "this is on hold"? In the post at the start of this thread I only see all competitive aspects have been "Removed". This competition was not postponed, it was "Removed".
Very funny. How about you saying that to whiners who grumbled that Niantic should not launch a new Badge for the campaign because it would make people go outside under any circumstance and later somehow began criticizing that Niantic should keep the new Badge instead of "overreaction"? That makes no sense. If I were Niantic, I would question the intention of such users.
I'm on Nianic's decision that the challenge should not be organized as previous plans because of the rapid change of the environment. There might be a better solution though but I don't really care. Meanwhile I have zero tolerance on double-standard or weird whiners i.e. abu.sers. They are seemingly abu.sing this forum with unproductive, inconsistent thoughts to ruin this game.
Un evento sin medalla? Es un poco injusto cambiarlo ahora ....
Do we get to buy an EOS medal with some VRLAs instead?
Shhhhh. Don't give them any ideas.
I was looking forward to this, sad to see such an overreaction to the complainers. Yes there is COVID, but solo outdoor activities are extremely low risk. Hopefully we can have another event soon.
Meanwhile, PoGo has had event after event after event.
We’ll all still be going out chasing x4 AP anyway so removing the badge is a sickener.
I have purposely let Portals decay so that I could reclaim them come Monday for points. Instead I’ll just recharge them for IFS now.
Thank you, Niantic.
This event sounds great and I hope to participate in it or something like it in the future, but I think this is the right call.
Seriously?🤔 They changed the plans?
No matter!! In that case, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!!
And thank you, @NianticBrian for everything!!!!
I’m impressed niantic reviewed their decision on this event so quickly. It would have been an interesting challenge but I feel not at this current time given what’s going on , so it’s a well done from me
Bad move Niantic.
As much as I was looking forward to this event, I totally agree with your changes made and think it's great that you guys listen to feedback and act when you should. I'm still looking forward to the birthday boosts, over an extended period this year. Thanks for a great year Niantic/Ingress, even if was restricted by that stupid virus.
Its not all over the world. Its a relatively small number of countries.
What a disgraceful decision. We need competetive events to keep the game alive and now this is event is killed because some people can not participate. But this has been exactly the case with every other event in the past yet you were fine to go on with those. Why is this one so different? And how come you are being so inconsidered as having portal scanning a part of bonuses when you are well aware that there are loads of agents who can not do that action on their scanners?
Sorry but this is bull.
There is still extra AP bonus. So you saying people won't go out and play for the extra AP?! Yeah right.
This may be a global game but events were always at specific points. It was impossible or difficult to get medals for MANY people for MANY events without spending fortunes on airfares.
This is hypocritical and unfair on the majority of people and leaving in the AP bonus is just as irresponsible if its concern over COVID.
Bad bad decision.
Not true. Australia and many countries has zero covid community transmission.
Wow, so no more fun badges to s-h-o-o-t for.
Phase 1 that starts on a Monday, ends on a Tuesday, meaning only one weekend of double AP (boo!).
Phase 2 is useless to anyone aiming for double AP. and covers two weekends. Thanks for that one heavy sarcasm
Phase 3 is for fan fielding/flip/re-throw. and of course covers two weekends...
The whole purpose for this overall "event" has been taken away it seems.
Get our hopes up, then knock it back down. I was actually excited about Ingress for once when I saw the announcement. A little upset that some others wouldn't get to participate, but I figured that there would be something built in for those who couldn't go out..
Really unsure why after we just had a 10 minute per hack Dronenet thingie, you didn't build in something to do with the Drones for part of some global event that EVERYONE could safely do from their couches. Someone at Niantic really missed the mark on that one.
Maybe you should turn off Ingress servers in countries locked down. Sounds safe.
We already have a participation badger. It's called the Yearly badger.
Too bad they couldn't figure out how to do something with the Drones for a global event. Where everyone could ya know, safely play from their couches?
Invent a way for people to play from their couches, fail to use it for a global event during the Pandemic. I would say mind blown, but it's about on target for this game sadly.
"When this is over"...not sure it's going to be over anytime soon. And on that note, will Ingress still be around at that time?
Now you’re going to reward portal scans? 736 scans later, missing out on nearly 400,000 AP, burnnnn