New layer for drone features

Dear niantic,

im goin straight to the point, according to in-game features ( drone ), i wish there's another layer for drone visited portal, so we can easily track which portal have been visited by drone. i played ingress last time on 2019 and just back a month ago and im impressed with qol that have been improved on my scanner ( current 3 layer are so helpful on tracking my progress). i wish there an update for new layer in scanner to track down visited portal with drone.



  • ah .. its helpful.. thanks

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭

    Will be helpful if they add a drone medal or two eventually. No idea what they're waiting for on that...

  • LilmavericLilmaveric ✭✭✭

    They have said that they are working on Drones Mark 2 and Mark 3 I believe. Though there was nothing definitive as to what they would want those drones to be able to accomplish.

  • Would you prefer the drone medal for all hacks and unique visits since the drone was introduced, or only for drone actions done after the introduction of the medal?

  • RushdieRRRushdieRR ✭✭✭
    edited April 7

    Currently we have 3 drone statistics in profile :

    • unique portals drone visited
    • furthest drone distance
    • forced drone recalls.

    If someday Niantic introduces a new medal specifically for drones, maybe, there will be many who ask for medal calculations since the drone was introduced, because we just need to continue our acquisition so far

  • LuoboTiXLuoboTiX ✭✭✭

    As far as I remember they said they would in the future, rather than "working on". Still, it depends on how many interns that will be dispatched to Ingress project in the future.

  • RushdieRRRushdieRR ✭✭✭
  • kittysukittysu ✭✭

    I definitely think a drone medal for unique visits/longest journey should include everything since the drone was introduced.

    If it only counted things achieved after the medal was introduced, it would invalidate any use of the drone that people have managed to make up to this point.

    e.g. I have made a safe and legal trip specifically to leave my drone in a new area to increase my unique counts.... should the time I spent taking my drone there be totally written off? Another safe and legal trip to launch my drone to get an 86km journey - why should I lose credit for that effort if a badge is added.

    What about the current stats.... if a badge only counted things achieved after the badge was introduced, would all counters be reset, or would any portals my drone has already been to before a new badge never be able to be included in after badge counts?

    I would perhaps feel differently if badges were introduced for metrics that have not been visibly measured in our stats, but unique visits/journey length have both been visible since the start.

    Personally, I do not think drone hacks merits a badge - it already credits the overall hack count and the glyph points. I also find drone recalls a bit of an odd one to be measured, let alone badge worthy. But if badges were introduced for these, despite the fact I have chosen not to work on these metrics, I do not believe that agents should start from 0 again if a badge were introduced.

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