Ingress is dying.



  • jontebulajontebula ✭✭✭✭✭

    15 november Niantic add the adventure sync and new portal scanning if i understand right.

  • jontebulajontebula ✭✭✭✭✭

    I dont understand way. For me Ingress are the best. Prime are ok and never stop play when we only have Prime now.

    I dont understand way people write lots of agents stop play when we now only have Prime.

    Hope most of the agents now pay for C.O.R.E and Niantic can continue with Ingress Prime and not shout down Ingress Prime in 2022.

  • Does it mean that Ingress Prime is in life support?

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great post. I think, again, this all points to a dev team that should be doing a way better job of communicating with its existing player base. And maybe they are with the XMAs, but time and time again, even this year, just can’t seem to hit the mark completely. Which is a tall order to fill in some ways, but also, not at all. Engaging with us to come up with new events, new game mechanics and helping shape the future of the game would be so healthy for everyone involved.

  • MuzzgoodMuzzgood ✭✭✭
    edited October 14

    Yes a great post!

    I actually met the old Nia head of marketing he was flipping our farm L8 portals to farm when visiting Copenhagen in the 1331 car. He gave me 10x Ada so I could flip back :) nice guy lost his IGN with G+.

    Yes we get new players that dont understand and dont care that they are in a MMOPRTS and they just want Ingress to be like the previous games they are used to play: single player gaming, easy, fast levelling & events twice a month or else they get bored.

    While the classic Ingress player cooperates over long distances and borders with keys, links and fields and have no problem grin.ding for years to L16 or to 'All black' and some wants the classic scanner back.

    Its a balance act.

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭

    The games quite playable (OK annoying unaddressed lag at moment) -

    Bringing back live events would invigorate the games - but would that last? Part of the issue with anomalies was the scheduling, there were too many or not enough. Complaints re remote participation, or not. Complaints about play areas being fully inoculated etc. (Part of this falls to backpacking and multis). I know of entire city teams provisioned with anomaly gear from a handful of agents.

    I find it hard to pick any major things that prevent new players getting excited about it other than:

    1) When it was released- Ingress was pretty much unique, then we got Delta T - Dino hunting game, HPWU, PoGo etc. Being unique bought in a lot of players.

    2) Recruiting has ALWAYS been very difficult, and of those recruited, few become "hardcore".

    3) Of "hardcore" - you can further subset down to those who take part in large scale ops/drive 1000km etc for the game.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    with the lag it could be hard with live events, like hexathlons? would be a nightmare even if fun.. not sure why they cant seem to fix it... now soon winter and cold in many parts of world that will also make less ppl play active....

  • Otrera35Otrera35 ✭✭
    edited October 14

    Grogyan, thanks for the comprehensive reply about Ingress being on “life support” before the CORE subscriptions. I have to admit the Ingress plot/story is convoluted upon reading it from various resources. It just got to the point that I had a headache and just had to stick to the main premise concerning each faction. The onboard process was also lacking particularly confirming a new agent and meeting with a vetted agent of your faction. It leaves new agents wondering “Is this the standard protocol of joining a group?” “Who are those persons following me?” As far as I observed, there is also a difference in the treatment of agents, particularly if they are female. It seems that female agents are only allowed to play in certain areas, unlike male agents. Not unless they are watched or under the supervision of male agents. It sounds, like the Dark Ages for me which is why Ingress has no new players.

    Are there instances wherein one faction does not like an agent of the opposing faction to play in a certain area to the point that those new players will just quit? Could those situations lead to a decline in the number of new Ingress players?

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  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭

    In my city, we have a healthy share of active female players, some of whom are super competitive.

    My local group is around 50% female.

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