Agree, many areas and players do not have any reasonable access to MD missions.
A very simple and easy to do proposal:
Relax requirements of August and September Second Sundays so that completing ANY 6 Missions will increase the Mission Day medal by 1 count.
Now that I look at the map I'm inclined to agree.
MD missions only? I'm lucky in that I live in a city with several options (my hometown even managed to get a stand alone MD back in the day which is even luckier for them), but I really feel for a lot of people who will miss out on this event.
This would have been a perfect chance for local communities to organise either special missions for the day, or to highlight some existing local missions.
1) I had to travel far, spend time and money and effort to get my Mission Day black badge. It was one of my prouder Ingress achievements.
Now people are going to make significant progress on it just by walking around their local park? I'm really not very happy about that.
Some badges are easy, some are hard. Hard ones shouldn't be made easy arbitrarily like this. It's really offputting to have a real achievement cheapened like this.
2) Living on an island that has cut itself off from the main continent even before Covid shut travel down almost completely, and which never had that many Mission Days to start with, this Second Sunday plan as it stands doesn't have much future anyway, unless Nia creates more MD missions in more places.
3) Finally, this scheme is designed to encourage people to travel more and meet up while Covid (Delta) is going exponential in a bunch of places, again.
Not everyone has cars to give themselves a nice quarantine bubble for travel around their continent or island.
I seriously don't think this has been thought through.
For myself i will only unlock this badge as idont live in a city that has had anomaly or missionday yet so im happy in a way to atleast be able unlock the badge next week.. are u not happy about this either? if u need spend some money on travel i would say its worth it i would try do same....
Also with missiondays u dont have to meet anyone really and stand in crowds, u can do mission yourself and keep distance to other player and large group crowds.
Nice idea 👍
A doubt from a 24h-format user: 12am is midnight (event lasts 24h, all Sunday) or is noon (event lasts 12h)? 😅
I think they should allow new missions to be added under this (NiA) category, six per city to help every city to have it.
From the FAQ i get that i could do missions that i have completed once before, my question is if i can repeat the same 6 MD missions in august and september and that would that still give me 2 ticks on the Mission day badge? (Having done them before or not)
Asking this because there might be 6 easier missions to do and repeat (less people around and faster mobility for agents since covid is still pretty much a threat everywhere).
Well, fine, here's my feedback:
1) Please don't make this a permanent event. Nobody needs a monthly road trip event -- because that's what this will be for all those agents who don't have an old Mission Day set nearby. They'll have all the work of a road trip (time and expenses) but less of the fun (because it won't be as social). Hardcore guys like me don't care if there are other players there, but the everyday players go to group events for the group.
2) Please ignore everybody who whinges about "dilution" and/or requests a new medal for this. I don't need another event medal that needs 20 or 36 events to get to Onyx. Leave me some time for my other hobbies, please. (If it was a one-shot challenge medal that didn't require NIA missions -- like the one you announced last year and cancelled -- a new medal would be tolerable.)
3) And I almost forgot (which is funny, because I seem to say this every event): Give us a hashtag for this event! Your agents on Instagram and Twitter would appreciate it.
The idea of doing any mission in July is good. But August and September require travelling - possibly quite a distance. How does that fit in with "an event encouraging exploration of your local area through Missions?"
@NianticOfficial @NianticBrian what about areas that haven't had Mission Days before and especially areas with growing numbers of agents that would like more love and attention from Niantic.
I represent Pakistan (highlighted with green in the image attached) and would love it if Niantic added official missions especially in four major cities: Islamabad, Lahore, Multan and Karachi.
We are getting left out, while our neighbors get several official sites announced in official announcements. Please add missions in the four cities (Islamabad, Lahore, Multan and Karachi) and show more consideration towards our cities when making new events.
Any amount of love would be highly appreciated and is long overdue. Please do make missions here so we aren't left out, thanks.
Dear @NianticOfficial @NianticThia @NianticBrian
I would kindly ask you to reconsider and lift the requirement of completing ”official” missions for the August Second Sunday.
First of all this is an unfair requirement for Anomaly visitors who have already completed these missions. In a nutshell they would need to redo missions, usually complete banners, which they have already done years ago.
But MOST IMPORTANTLY:
The COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT IS SPREADING LIKE WILDFIRE!
Please don’t make us travel unnecessarily in order to participate!
Please consider this.
And my point here is that we can do this in our home cities, if you just let us do so.
The idea with 2nd Sunday missions is very nice, please don’t cancel it. Just reconsider the requirements regarding what I just posted above. Thanks.
And of course this proposal applies to September 2nd Sunday just as well, and all the forthcoming ones.
I'm afraid we're not getting rid of 'the Delta' anytime soon.
There is a special mission created by MissionDaysNia for Cassandra Prime Sapporo.
This is not an official mission day, but it is on the map. Is this mission eligible?
Similarly, there are several GORUCK missions created by MissionsbyNIA. They are not Mission Day missions, but they are on the map.
I' m sure there are many more non-mission day missions on the map. Will these also be included in the July and August tasks?
Exactly thus allowing local organization. I have immediately made a simple 6 mission skyline banner in my city for July. August and September should allow specially player made missions to count. That would be so much fun!
If u live in a MD city u can redo old banners and get tick on the badge, but i agree not everyone has the luxury live in a MD city so alot will need to travel.. seems weird to me not allow any banners.
according to WHO Europe will get hit with a third wave in August seems like a bad idea encourage ppl here to travel far to do missionday banners instead of local..
For the MDs of August and September.
There will be control and verification of participants in the local MD.
Why would this give freedom to multi-accounts and spoofers to make and get that medal?
What measures will there be?
Should someone be contacted?
We wait for answers. @NianticOfficial @NianticBrian
Agent JPC2Online - ENL Bolivia
Can i do a new 6 banner in my town or is it a special banner i need to do?
This Mission Day set in San Diego for 2016 isn't in the NIA filter, but it is MissionbyNIA, will this count for August or September, even if it isn't in the filter? I know the filter is working for the 2018 mission day in my neighborhood. NIA filters 2018, just no 2016 missions.
This Mission Day set of Specially drawn comic characters from 2015 was in San Diego by InvestigatorX was taken down. I was wondering if it could be restored?
It seems like you can do any six mission in July, so a new banner would work, if you can get it approved in time. You can also do any six missions and even repeat six old ones I believe. You just can not repeat 1 mission six times. You need to do any six. Can be new and can be old. They do not need to be a banner.
The next city with MD Missions is more than 200km away ... is there a possibility to keep it as at the first date (any - or maybe new - 6 missions)?
Thanks a lot and greetings from Austria,
Another person asking for Aug/September not to be limited to NIA missions. I don't have a car and would have to use public transport and stay overnight somewhere to do these events. There's still a pandemic!
Let us do missions where we are and stay safe.
Time will tell in one month how things will look worldwide, if WHO is right there will be a third wave hitting europe in august :(
This is great that Ingress is adding more events, and as COVID restrictions are lifting, this is an opportunity to explore and still be safe. I enjoy going to different places and completing mission banners, a permanent mission Sunday would be a nice addition; however if this style event becomes permanent, I would suggest adding more official Niantic missions to smaller cities and towns
Sure, it's a viable day trip. But the text said without the need to travel, which is a silly thing to say when lots of people would need to travel.
It's so unfair ! I live In Yangon and there is no NIA mission here. How can I participate in this event?
In july u can do any 6 piece banner mission for badge even redo old local, its for august and september u need do official md Missions in selected cities sadly
The issue with Agents not having missions in range is why I proposed this as a virtual mission day, long ago: