[Important update]: Optima Kinetic Challenge Event



  • You need to complete 4 kinetic capsules programs during the event period to earn the badge.

    If you complete 3 or fewer programs during the event period then you will not earn the badge

  • Thanks! Now I will pass on that. I'm trying get 6 onix badges in a row. 

  • mikfossmikfoss ✭✭

    So I have a measured loop I walk each weekend and a few times during the week, maybe it's just the shape of it but after about 6 or 7 laps it only appears to count half the distance. I'm glad to hear it works better for you, but I'm not seeing the same results.

  • mikfossmikfoss ✭✭

    Wow and you're an XM ambassador? Seriously the pandemic isn't the only reason I can't get out and walk, I have a seizure disorder that prevents long, unsupervised walks out and about, maybe you should consider your comments more carefully in the future, as that's not a part of my health I can "work on".

  • mikfossmikfoss ✭✭

    https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=33.500644,-112.170043 is actually the portal at one corner, it's kinda like a loop, but more a square, if you switch to satellite view on intel you should be able to see the Maryvale Walking Path I am referring to. I will give it a shot hacking portals as I walk, as they are usually recharged and I've got a bunch of keys so that doesn't always happen, and then I'll see if that improves performance. Thank you for the tip.

  • kidobarrettkidobarrett ✭✭✭

    Do the L6 XMP, L4 Power Cubes and L4 Resonators, which are the materials of the JARVIS Program, 2 Hypercubes Program and 8 L8 Resonators Program, have to be items of the specified level, not the same level or higher?

  • @kidobarrett the item levels should be minimum Levels, for example Level 4 Power Cubes or higher, or Level 6 XMPs or higher.

  • HydracyanHydracyan ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18

    Great news! Thank you.

    Getting the bronze now, on the later event will raise the badge location or will it keep where it is for those who got it now?

    I mean, is there any advantage of doing it now rather than in the future? I think the position should be locked for this one, to show that we did if in th first event.

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  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do you have something against platinum and onyx tiers for the challenges / events? Would be awfully nice to have these event badgers match our current badgers. If you haven't noticed, some agents have the want to push harder than the rest. And some really don't like the gold "cap" on badgers.

  • GrukzGrukz ✭✭

    I thought I would never return to the forums this soon.

    Thank you for finally bringing back challenges.

    Happy that an earnable badge is coming after like 7 paid seasonal ones.

  • RushdiieRRRushdiieRR ✭✭✭✭

    I also think so, as the medal in the current given color implies this is a challenge on a medal level.

    That's why for now the medal doesn't use the original color for gold, but the base color for bronze (like the previous nemesis challenge) as this will continue in the future using the original color for the gold tier

  • Gold and silver don't have?

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    So then maybe colors like the Exo5 challenge? 😁.

    I'm not sure about others but I'm working towards all onyx badges. Or at least obtainable ones. Sucks to be stuck with Gold Seer.

  • PixelbytesPixelbytes ✭✭✭
    edited March 18

    Will we be able to continue from where we left off after the event? Or will the stats be reset when the optima challenge reopens again with new tier?

  • Nia, bem que vc podia fazer um evento especial pra que novos agentes como eu, possa conseguir medalhas antigas, nem que fosse pela loja. Libera medalhas antigas NIA, tipo em comemoração de 9 ano de Ingress. Dai vc liberaria medalhas do 9 e 1e2 ano ... seria muito bom.

  • As an Operator for tracking and managing shards coming into Oklahoma... I guess I had to do more effort than that.

  • I was looking forward to an event with capsules and a real challenge, not this time I guess 😔

  • kiloecholimakiloecholima ✭✭✭✭

    Excellent. Thank you for this answer. I think you guys are handling this responsibly and the right way. Looking forward to the event!

  • InvestigateXMInvestigateXM ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't think this is possible without dev work in the background. If Ingress detects a new badge tier, default behavior always is to put the badge in front. If you participated in older Global Challenges and earned another medal during it, your Global challenge medal would still jump to the front with a new tier.

    You might say it's different for events held at different dates, but shortly before the second Hexathlon, Niantic held a second Field Test in San Francisco using the same badge as for the first one. If you didn't get Elite in the first Field Test but reached it in the second, the badge also jumped to the front, despite it being held at different dates.

    TL;DR: Don't count on the location being locked 🙈

  • jambarnjambarn ✭✭

    I don't want bronze, I want gold.

  • 1valdis1valdis ✭✭✭✭✭

    Will skip the challenge, don't want having that bronze on my profile indefinitely. Will participate when all tiers are played :)

  • PangarbanPangarban ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like the infographic, but you've left a vital part off of the recipes. The leveled items used in the recipes are a minimum level. So the recipe for Hypercubes should read "10 L4 or higher power cubes", for example.

  • > To accommodate for Daylight Saving Time ... UTC ...

    That correction is unescessary for most of the world, a week too early for Europe, and in the wrong direction for the southern hemisphere. Just sayin'.

  • 1valdis1valdis ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18

    @NianticBrian Will progress of this event be taken for next challenge with more tiers as well? For example, for Bronze I have to complete 4 kapsules. If I complete 3 kapsules this event, I will have to complete 1 kapsule the next event to get Bronze badge, or 4 again (provided the tier is the same)?

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