Good to see and event that can be done by every country, in various stages of lockdown/battling covid-19. Also the reward supports play from home. Good thinking.
Badge? Naah, gotta keep them for the difficult stuff. And we just had a free badge in november.
First I would like to say that I am totally loving the upcoming drone event, as I use the drone every day!
That said, it looks like there is an overwhelming response of players who are in favor of a drone badge. However, not just a "Drone Event" badge, but an everyday drone badge or multiple drone badges!
I am all for this. I believe it would motivate folks to play more and also to be able to play safely during the pandemic.
Perhaps the following trifacta of cool Drone badges could be implemented:
Unique Portals Drone Visited
Furthest Drone Distance
Niantic, for the love of Ingress, please give us Drone badges!!
All the Best,
No event medal or drone hack stats medal...smh
I don't think anyone who disagrees has a reason worth posting, probably just some classic gatekeeping happening...
Finally an event, but no medal. Sorry but without a medal this is just as boring as the drone itself.
Yayyyy love that we have an event AND that it’s completely playable from home!
yeah a medal would be nice but I’m just glad to have an event that’s safe for us to play right now, and I’m real hungry for cubes right now some come on Agents let’s drone hack!!
Surely it should be “May your heart be your guiding portal key.” Though a Keyblade shaped like a Portal Key would be odd, but now I’m way off track of any Ingress talk.
Este evento ya se realizó de manera no oficial por algunas comunidades e incluso fueron más entretenidas, sería bueno un incentivo, medallaaaaaaa!!!!!
So many posts asking for medals but they gets dislikes. I've yet to see any post saying the reason those people don't want a medal for this event or drone stats in general.
"Moan moan, whinge whinge, it's not fair, doesn't help me."
Thanks Niantic. I really need some cubes! Hope you're all well and safe wherever you are.
Really? No Medal, no Stat. What for?
What prevents you from releasing a medal for this "event"?
Okaaaay, i'll hack one time....
more would care global treshhold if there was a badge to win by hacking, they could do a low number so anyone with a drone and portals in range can get a badge... better then nothing ? or we wait another year before a global challenge that give badge how fun is that.. what is best i mean ?
Thank you Niantic.
Even though it is a non medal event, it's an event we can play and has some global benefits by reaching the goal.
I Don't care if there is a badge.
But do care what the reward might be. Even if it is as basic ad a new glyph sequence
I think I'll just use the event as a way to work on my translator badge.
Stats before event;
Drone Hacks: 741
Glyph Points: 19,625
Granted, would be more fun to work on a new badge... #JustSayin
Created an unofficial badge thread for this event:
Come join us!
Thanks for the event. It gives something to concentrate on while playing.
As for a medal - why not create a ‘mini-event’ medal. Set goals on all mini events for bronze (1) silver(2) etc and set point levels in the medal where you get 20 points from combined events for bronze 50 for silver etc.
This would allow Niantic to produce a mini event every 4-6 weeks to increase participation.
Just a thought.
@NianticBrian Just an FYI, you cannot call the game app, a "scanner", when there are no actual scanning effects.
😂 be glad we have SOMETHING to do... This game's about dead, appreciate whatever event we get at this point
It's interesting indeed. So many posts begging for medals, but perhaps it's important to ask the question in reverse first - why should there be a medal for doing hacks from your couch?
This "event" is not interesting, is not competitive, has no consequences and has not being delivered via the lore of the Ingress. As shown by others, a very small number only need to do drone hacks for everybody to get the benefit of extra cubes.
Niantic promoting Apex's for drone hacks is completely stupid, you can do two hacks in the time of an apex and gain what, 0AP or 200AP (for hacking opposing portals) or probably about 1200AP for glyph hacking opposing portals. It's still much better value to buy the 8 pack of Apex rather than the BOGO two pack.
At least Niantic are doing something to promote something in the game, that's a positive step forward. But is it worthy of a badge, no.
no medal that's okay.
can't wait for the next event🤸🏻
It would have made so much sense to introduce some new drone medals (number of hacks, number of unique visits, longest flight etc) related to this event, especially when a lot of people still are more or less forced to stay at home because of Corona.
Flying the drone is an activity where the whole player community can participate, regardless of local health guidelines, unfortunately there is nothing to show for it.
Instead there are just two medals related to scanning, where you have to visit a lot of different places many many times.
"Implantar um ressonador com Dronenet" hmmm... Seria interessante se o dronenet podia ser melhorado até o nível 8, com funções remotas, seria uma mecânica da hora de combate, taria avisando nas atividades COMMs(Agente capturou portal com Dronenet).
(Agente estabeleceu um link com Dronenet)
(Agente estabeleceu um campo de força com Dronenet).
That event would be far more enjoyable if we were able to see previously visited portals...
I’ll give you the #1 reason Niantic should be offering a drone medal or two, even if it means agents doing something from their couch.
Niantic should be offering drone medals to help keep the game relevant. It’s obvious Niantic wants people to play this game and to hopefully spend money. What better way than introducing a medal that will, at the very least, motivate people to open the Ingress app once an hour. The game is horribly stale currently, we haven’t had an event based medal in almost a year, people are growing weary of it all. It’s almost embarrassing to me they haven’t taken advantage of this, especially as PoGo sees weekly events.
it’s time for Niantic to evolve and not give in to all the OG gate keepers and work on attracting people to the game instead of hoping a subscription will save their hide.
Where is the update on where we are in this event?
Check the news section, in the app. There is no time stamp, so the numbers are kind of irrelevant, but we are 79% to the target.
Niantic already offer a badge that people can obtain from their couch - Recon. At least that contributes back to the game with new portals. Drones give no benefit to the community and to the player is very minimal (some items and dialy hack).
You say the game is very stale, I disagree, but that is perhaps because I enjoy playing Ingress, working towards my badges. Have you get every badge to onyx? Probably not, so there are still things to do and aim for. If you find it stale, then you're not adapting to the game to make it not stale - a drone badge won't change anything, it's the core game play that has got you bored.
I agree that Niantic does need to do more to attract new players to the game and ultimately that comes down to Niantic's worst trait; communication lol
My only response is that there is a virus killing people that encompasses the entire world. The community whined enough recently that having an event that “required” people to leave their houses wasn’t a great idea, so they removed the medal.
My point being, a drone related medal is exactly what many people need right now.
Also, there are other medals which bring nothing to the game or lore. Trekker is an easy one and either scout medal will likely be unrelated to the game (but remains to be seen).
Maybe I think it’s stale because I’m bored of a game that hasn’t brought much new to the table in the three years I’ve been playing it.
And I absolutely agree with you, the way Niantic hides behind this veil of secrecy is a joke. They have so much to gain from communicating with us, at the macro level, but even on the micro level. The lack of response regarding the mission delays is a prime example. A simple explanation and rough timeline would have been that was needed, nope, just silence. What a joke...
Its been how long since drones were released, people begging for a medal and more silence. Niantic needs a hype man so bad. This story about, “oh, we don’t wanna talk about things we’re working on in case it doesn’t happen.” Psh, preface it with a “might/maybe/just an idea” and throw it out. Get some damn feedback and show your community some love. Why is that so hard. Don’t give me BS about being an engineer or a developer. I’ve paid for and/or subscribed to plenty of apps where the developer is quite active with their community in forums/Reddit.
I also want a drone badge, dont understand why seems covid will be still for another year so means no global challenges until 2022 and no drone badge or anythign to motivate people hack a little more even home if cant or dont want go out much? why deny us new badges.... ofc game is stale at the moment nothing fun happens, look pogo weekly events nonstop going to keep people play and spend money ingame and game nets bilions of dollar yearly... thats a fact.