Wild guess is "Section 14" is agents level 14 and above?
I want to get notifications for the next few months on this thread. This is going to be fun.
maybe some new game mechanic xD
I will happily clarify this. This is specific to link restores as part of the reset program. Spoofed links can finally be restored even if blockers exist (legit or otherwise)
Ahhhh, awesome (I think).
That's good news. I don't even want to know how long some fields would have stayed up if it weren't for spoofers. Link up 3 portals right before they get closed for the winter and the field will stay up until spring. That's good.
Would it make sense if those specific links are a different shade of color and/or not count toward box totals?
Not sure I understand?
Do you mean restored links should not be green/blue? And what box total are you referring to?
You also can cross links with a friend. It's fun!
For example, link 4 portals in a box, and get keys. From one of these portals, press link and bring up the carousel, but don't link yet. Your friend also brings up links, on the portal next to yours. Nobody make a link until everyone has brought up their carousel! Now you link a diagonal on the square. Then your friend (who brought up their carousel before your link was thrown) links the other diagonal, making an X. You both get 2 fields.
This is quite unlikely to affect overall gameplay, so is not worth Niantic effort to fix. Now it's not a bug - it's a feature!
You could probably do cool field art with it.
NIAGameMaster has been renamed to NIASection14.
Been done :) https://youtu.be/Ch7OUYYsjL8