Hope to have Colombo, Sri Lanka for next round please
Wonder if we must buy Battle beacons in sweden? 😪
Wonder the same...
Nice an Anomaly medal for a fake Anomaly.
One step closer to the abolition of classical anomalies planned by Niantic.
I will definitely not participate in these events.
Hmmm, there are cities, niantic pushing players to buy a battle hologram a bit, but that could be everything fine, just wondering, where the official portals will be located, the cities at the list are not quite small, so :D I can image, you will be somewhere in the city center and mod could be deployed in the middle of nowhere :D
yes if uwant the badge sadly, ucan deploy yourself 10 or with agents together 10 ppl can deploy 1 each..
Doha, Qatar please 🥺
Portals that Niantic will deploy on (should) be ornamented approximately 24 hours before the event starts. The Ornaments should be visible in Intel Map as well.
For the selected cities im sure the ornaments will be in the most central area where its most portals i doubt they will put ornaments in outer areas of selected cities where its not portal dense
So in short terms, i can buy 2x 8 of these battlebecons. Deploy them on 10 empty portals, capture all of them and boom medal?
Can i place them all at once or can i only activate one at a time?
correct, interact with 10 bbs and u will have the badge after. u can deploy all at once if u go to a portal dense area or one by one...
will there be gold, silver, etc badges? Or is it just do 10 and done? O.o
There will only be one badge tier, which is for the 10 Battle Beacons. The badge is treated as an Anomaly badge as well.
Why not include Yangon, Myanmar?
In recognition of your contribution to study this XM Anomaly…
I'm… nonplussed? that Niantic thinks this event is an "Anomaly."
We have Ingress's signature event but without the one gameplay mechanic that sets Ingress apart from other games and makes it unique: linking. (I've commented on this previously.)
Moreover, the trend over time for anomalies had previously been a slow evolution of the rule sets. What we have here is a drastic swing to a rule set that is the archetypical example of "faction with the most Agents == victor."
There is going to be a very poor turnout @NianticBrian
Have chatted with several people, and we might get lucky to get maybe 30 players between both factions.
Most aren't coming due to, insufficient time notice for an Anomaly, poorly communicated, as most had zero knowledge there was even a live event happening.
Lack of marketing of Ingress to bring in new players.
Niantic announced this event on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, on Telegram, in an email, and an in-game notification. Anybody with "zero knowledge" of the event is just bad at being informed.
Not everyone is on the forums, or use twitter or Facebook.
It is mentioned in the news tab. Which is easily missed.
Perhaps the latest news should pop up each time the app is started
You mean like this?
Niantic used all available avenues they had, including sending emails to people and having the above pop up in the game. If some people still miss the information, it's nothing Niantic can fix.
In pre-pandemic times, the factions themselves would spread the word for upcoming anomalies. Boots on the ground coordinating with their respective factions were essential — too essential to leave to Niantic's marketing efforts alone.
There is nothing stopping Agents from carrying out that same marketing with this current "anomaly" — in theory, anyway. 🤷♂️
I have over 400 km in Brno, Budapest would be closer, which is also not in the list
Hope Colombo will be included in phase 2.🤞🇱🇰
Nah probably phase 3...... /s
12 cities in the US, none in Stockholm.
yeah actually no city in entire scandinavia this round but maybe for phase 2 or 3 will come...
Did the nia portals appear highlighted on the intel map?
Yes, they were Visable 1430 - 1830 22nd Jan local....
got the badge. kind of boring.