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
Also for those of us who sacrificed a lot to get rid of COVID in our communities and can now move around freely Niantic now punishing us all.
Capturing unique portals or neutralizing portals can be done solo. Very easy to go and play ingress alone, only real reason a group is ever truly needed is for a BAF or making of a full L8 portal.
This is very lame. The only things that are staying, double deploy and double xp, STILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE GOING OUT AND PLAYING THE GAME. If you dont want people leaving their homes to play, then you need to remove everything. Leaving any sort of deployment or application bonus active will cause people to go out and play, the things you removed dont stop that. Those things were also the only thing the majority was looking forward to. You took them out just because a few people complained. If you want people to stay in then fully shut down the event, these half measures are just foolish posturing.
Taking out the badge and deployment stats doesnt make anyone or anything safer, all it did was remove the actual fun part of the event. If any action was going to be taken it should have been making an alternative with the drone mechanic.
Wow, at least niantic griefed all agents and not just OGs this time.
I think I'm going to record my stats at the original time, go out and play like it was an event, and see what badge I would have gotten.
I kinda wanna go look at the AP of every agent who said we shouldn't have an event and then check their AP when these "events" are over and see what's up...
I just dont get this. You have link and field still in later phases.. you still have quad AP. You are encouraging people to spend more time with portal scans.
But you cancel competition event.
It makes no sense other than to make people angry.
It's amazing how that works, right? Pogo has events every what? week or so? we get events every....well...whenever I guess?
I rarely ever interact or get near to people when I'm out playing Ingress.
Yet I frequently see people pack into other people's cars for pogo raids around the area. Park theirs, get out, and get into someone else's car to do a raid...didn't think you'd have to be so close to someone else for that...but...okie...
As for dining out, go for it. I don't see that as a good option anywhere currently. Just not worth it.
maybe will be usefull an event with recharge and drone hacks
To be honest, what such a toxic community we have. I understand their decision and support them. We got what we wanted, they were listening to us. You should be ashamed on the playerbase rather than the company. We all would liked to go outside and play. Sadly, that's not possible anymore.
You've been so annoying calling events when you knew already we still in the middle of a pandemic wave, yet you got it. Niantic announced it, you chidlishy complained and Niantic made a wise decision: "Wether you wanted to play, it's up to you, we wanted to create a new environment but you didn't want it, so don't expect anything in return".
I feel like we destroyed the bond we were building with @NianticBrian and I am partly ashamed by the attitude of the playerbase.
This is why we haven't events so often!!
PS. Stay sound and safe.
Do it...maybe post it on the forums when the events are over too....
Thank you so much for listening Niantic, I understand that some people who don’t have harsh restrictions in their area will be disappointed but this is the right and responsible thing to do
I will definitely be purchasing some CMU as a thank you 💚
Big picture. Community v. Community is on hold until things get better. The specific bonuses and challenges are very similar to something we did last summer with one of the Nemeses. The particular behind the scene storytime is definitely on hold.
No this was selfish people complaining that maybe they *might* not get a badge coz of COVID when many of us in remote parts of world missed out on many badges due to geographical location.
So now some people who always got badges due to geography can't get one *maybe* and cry a lot.
Then Niantic **** fun part and keep in all the "dangerous" bits.
It's mega face palm.
In my case, we were going into a big lockdown. We don't know the day, exactly, but we may go in soon. For me, I would love to rely on the players who could go outside, but if people are not mature, then, what can we expect? I have few medals, and all of them have a story and memories, they are important to me, but not enough to risk my health already.
PS. This event was not cancelled, not at all. You can go outside and play, just you won't get a medal. That's it. It's the same as Halloween event.
I hope Niantic not sell events medals in store.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out.👋
PMGO : GO!GO!GO!
INGRESS : GO? No way!
Have next to no interest playing pgo, just to help someone else from time to time.
Ingress all the way
Event or no event
So, how is it safer by cancelling the medal? Niantic are still encouraging you to go outside with quad AP etc.
Then we have portal scans and link n fielding.
I have to admit it's a great decision to make, depending on the current world stats. However, I think this event should never be announced. If you guys gave it a thought before announcing, this kind of backlash would not even happen. When you promise your players something, then you trash your assurance, a **** load of credibility loses.
Btw what are drones design for? Isn't it a perfect alternative way to play the game, especially when everybody is at home because of the pandemic? Why don't you guys design an event and medal for drones? Doing this encourages players to stay at home, which meets the needs of our society. Think about it.
lol r u joking? Literally "shut up and take my money" meme irl
We lost a badge that could be gotten in 3 different ways and in 3 different weeks across 2 months? Is that serious?
****? I was really looking forward to that event. You can't just announce something and then take it away.
PoGo, 50 events, raids - all ok. Ingress, 1 event and personal badge with solo gameplay - 😮😮😮😮, covid.
For all of you people being angry about the cancellation - welcome to how the other half of the world felt about not being able to participate.
Now do you get it? It's not just about you. It's about being fair to everyone.
And I'm sure the event will happen - when it's safe to do so. Is it really so much to ask to just be patient? I still have bought and paid for swag waiting for me in Munich. My refunds were not what I originally paid for my flight and hotel. Am I angry? No, it's just life. And it's following Wheaton's law.
CANCEL ALL EVENTS as long as any country, any state, any city or any neighborhood is under a lockdown.
--> L16 also includes recursed agents?
Seems like people have to complain about everything.
Anti covid measures in Italy start today and there will be a curfew at 22:00 for at least one month. If the challenge and the badge were going to start on monday, I would have striven to go out and capture unique portals for one or two hours per day, after work. But that would have been stressing and tiring for me and for all the players in the same situation, or even impossible for those in a worse one than that we are experiencing in Italy.
I liked the idea of a new medal on my scanner rewarding my efforts in capturing unique portals; but I prefer the last decision from Niantic to remove it.
It is right to keep double AP as they will occur every year, I can wait until next year to earn them; but the medal is unique and keeping the challenge live would have been unfair or even dangerous.
There will be complaints whatever they do.
I think Niantic does well rethinking the challenge because of the covid.
Increased portals, increased rewards make people ambitious. wait a bit and you will have a new medal soon. patience :)