@NianticBrian appreciate the effort to rekindling the story.
Wow, stopped playing before 16 UTC to avoid the badge, after 16 UTC my event AP is 20k... seems like they started the count before the event started..
Also, it really is about time for opt in/opt out for events, so people who don't want to get the badge for whatever reason don't have to stop playing during the whole event
You can still plan for the Optima Kinetic Capsule Challenge part 2 next month!
I already like this event. 15 minute drone cool downs are great, ever since Cassandra Neutralizer I’ve loved being able to earn an extra medal on the scanner that’s not part of the core medals. Looking forward to getting gold and the rest of the events in the near future! 😌
in #Srilanka 🇱🇰 Also So Many Countries and Major Cities Going to Lockdown or curfew Situation Because Of Massive Spread Of Covid19 Virus.in Srilanka now situation is totally Lockdown and impose Curfew.no one can get out from Homes.so then cant reach maximum AP from Home to achieve that targeted #Ap for medal.we dont want missed that medal #
Courier Meet You Out There Challenge
.so please be kind to give double AP for recharge And Glyph Hack So.please Be kind About that and Make a decision For that.
we lost the hope for a gold medal because of this curfew. but still there is a chance to achieve it if u give double AP for recharge. please consider this.
agent @shosh002 resistance lk
Simply awsm <3 let's have it
Yes It’s, the situation of Sri Lanka is getting worse in day by day due to COVID-19 spread. If there’s any chance to get double AP for those actions it’s highly appreciate hit to battle.
Sad time to do this challenge; we are in lock down. Not a fan of pay to play to achieve medals. NIA are gradually their player base...crazy..
We are in a complete lockdown starting from yesterday. Only way to earn AP is from recharging and drone gryphs. Please consider.
There's an interesting quirk that gives an insight as to how this was implemented on the back end. The 888 points are in fact awarded for taking an action which puts a purple ring round a portal that didn't previously have one, while viewing the 'Visited' layer on the scanner. This should be the same as the above (interactions that increase your Explorer), but in practice it isn't exactly the same because of those rare portals for which the history data backfill failed as described by ofer2 in this post: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/comment/146975/#Comment_146975 .
So yesterday I got 888 points for capturing a portal that I have definitely captured before but which didn't have a ring around it - but it did not increase the Explorer stat.
Give some opportunity for us...
I think this is a good suggestion, I am also from #SriLanka and we have strict travel restrictions imposed by the government which directly overlaps with the days of the event. It would be great if you could also reconsider extending the end date so that we would have a better chance of at least unlocking the medal. This is on top of the request made by @Merlin9
Simply because I (and many other players) don't "collect" event badges. That's all. Why is this important to you? You just don't care why that is :-) For years it has been a wish of many players to have events or badges with an opt-in / opt-out. It's easy to do.
Ingress isn't a badge collecting game.
Hey guys, important question for me! I'd like to visit several new cities in this month and collect some uniques, but I don't want to participate in the challenge and get this badge. Is there any possibility to avoid it? @NianticThia @NianticAndres
I can't speak for everyone, but I'll try to answer for myself. I was a sick badge collector back to 2015-2017, and I quit when white character badges started to appear. In my opinion, Ingress designers moved away from style they have chosen for the game (compare game actions badges like Mind Controller or Explorer and new event badges), which make profiles look like one big mess. Yes, it just doesn't satisfy me aesthetically. Meanwhile, I still want to play my Ingress - visit new places, collect unique portals, beautiful banners, maybe even OMG OPSEC, you know :) But now I should travel without scanner for a week, because you cannot refuse the conditions of the event, and there is still no functionality for hiding badges (which, if my memory serves me, was discussed about years ago).
Don't forget: it's all personal how are you playing Ingress.
I just got an strange idea.. using kinetic capsule to be able to get a ticket (like a media). every one who has that ticket in inventory will participate in current event. As other media, that ticket can be destroyed or dropped, leaving that event (you can join later if you want). When the time is over, it will be a souvenir stored like other media.
I think that couldn't be difficult to develop.
KC and Drone can be improved to get a richer game.
I don't see the point of the drones having lowered cool down time as they do nothing for the event as far as points.
And as far as the "Media" is it just the 5 pages?
lot of points if you glyph, and useful to get the stuff needed for building or destroying when you get out home.
they can help those that live in lockdown areas get some extra points unlock atleast the badge.
"+888 AP for All-Time Unique Portal Visits" I think this additional is very horrible because can get if you never visit the portal (new portal), we have pandemic situation now and you think this interesting additional bonus?
There are many places in the world where you can play freely, no pandemics, no lockdowns. I live in the heart of Europe. I have got the gold medal in just two days mostly hunting unique portals (and destroying green fields of course). It was fun! Do not try to spoil the game for other players just because your unfortunate local situation. It is not the same everywhere!
im have got the gold medal to in 3 days just capture, put the mod, make link and field is easy ( and very easy if you use flip strategy just using 42 portal, 40 portal in one line and minimum 2 agents for SBUL mod dont forget APEX). I just don't like the additional bonus for this situation because base on unique visit , i think about other agents who are having lockdown situation why additional bonus not like casandra neutralizer. That's maybe will be very helpful. I know is not same everywhere, i just thinking about another agents who have lockdown situation.
The intro says:
"8 Apex Event Bundle (8,000 CMU, limit 1 per Agent)"
But that's not the case.
They are not there at that price now.
(And, no, I have not bought them already).
@bobelbritanico , for me I still have the usual "8 Apex" for 15,000 CMU under "Temporary Boosts", but there is also a separate "8 Apex Courier Bundle" in the "Featured Items" section (along with Battle Beacon, Hyperion Medal etc.) which costs 8,000 CMU.
Is it different for you?
Please, please, please extend this event (like, a lot) or do it again (like Optima) when travel is more possible for everybody. Folks in some countries can't even go out of their neighborhoods and even homes and can only drone-hack and recharge to get AP 😭😭😭 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
thanks for a fun event finally done.
I would personally prefer it if the medal names would be not contain the entire challenge name.
Why don't just call the medal "Courier Challenge medal" as advertised in the Scanner's News section instead of "Courier Meet You Out There Challenge medal"?
PS: Especially since "Courier Challenge" would fit into the 'Medal Earned'-box while "Courier Meet You Out There Challenge" evidently doesn't as shown above. 😉
I would rather call it Courier AP Challenge since we had the Myriad Hack Challenge, the Aurora Glyph Challenge, Avenir Shard Challenge, Umbra Deploy Challenge, Didact Field Challenge and the Optima Kynetic Capsule Challenge.
It would be more Fitting to use the AP because it is a actually an AP Challenge.
Ah yes .
Sorry, my brain wasn't working.
Thanks for taking the time to reply.