Kureze Effect - Finale
Prepare yourselves, Agents: Kureze Effect: Phase 3 will occur from Friday, 18 March 2022 1100 UTC to Monday, 21 March 2022 1100 UTC (72 hours), and reach its maxima on 19 March. Like Phase 2, Phase 3 locations will be associated with recent Agent activity; however, please note there will be a mix of both new and previously-contested Portals. Phase 3 will now also include key ITO EN and SoftBank Portals.
Starting now, NIASection14 will begin to ornament Portals that will be contested during Phase 3. NIASection14 will deploy Rare Battle Beacons on Saturday, 19 March on those Portals between 1430 and 1730 local time, when the Kureze Effect phenomena is expected to peak.
The NIA also urges Agents to deploy Rare or Very Rare Battle Beacons on Portals they believe will further affect the Kureze Effect during the Phase 3 event window from 18-21 March. Trust your instincts. There are no coincidences. Nothing happens unless someone wills it to happen.
Finally, the current Anomaly Score remains very close (See Phase 1 results here) (See Phase 2 results here). The final outcome of the Kureze Effect Anomaly Series depends on your actions during Phase 3. Good luck.
- Selected Portals around the world will be ornamented from now and until 18 March 1100 UTC. The ornaments will look like this:
- On 19 March from 14:30 to 17:30 local time, NIASection14 will deploy Rare Battle Beacons on selected Portals
- It is possible for a given Portal to be deployed with a Rare Battle Beacon by NIASection14 more than once within Phase 3
- There will be two breaks within the 3-hour period from 14:30 to 17:30 local time
The final score for each Faction will be the weighted total of all Rare or Very Rare Battle Beacons Point Values over all Checkpoints deployed between Friday, 18 March 1100 UTC and Monday, 21 Mar 2022 1100 UTC (72 hours) across the globe. Each Battle Beacon will be weighted based on the Battle Category, which is based on offensive or defensive actions on the underlying Portals. From CAT-I to CAT-VI, the weighted values are 1-2-3-6-7-8 respectively.
For example, if a given Battle Beacon Score is Checkpoint 1: ENL 2; Checkpoint 2: RES 3; Checkpoint 3: ENL 4, and Battle CAT-V, then the Enlightened earn 42 points (6*7) and the Resistance earn 21 (3*7).
Each NIASection14-deployed Battle Beacon will be further given a multiplied weight of 5.
Interim global results for each Faction will be announced periodically through in-app News Feed and Ingress Community Forum.
The final score for Phase 3 will be announced within 24 hours through in-app News Feed and Ingress Community Forum, together with a map with score per Regional Cell.
Kureze Effect Medal
Any Agent who has interacted with at least ten (10) Battle Beacons scored at any of the three Kureze Effect Phases will be awarded the in-app Kureze Effect medal. This medal will be awarded as soon as an Agent meets such criteria. Agents who have already been awarded the in-app Kureze Effect medal in the previous event phase will not receive a second medal in this phase.
For example, if an Agent interacted with 3 Battle Beacons deployed by XM Sensitive Agents during Phase 1 and interacted with 7 NIA-deployed Battle Beacons during Phase 2, they will receive the Kureze Effect Medal by the end of Phase 2.
To assist Agents in their efforts, the “Kureze Effect” metric will remain on your Agent Profiles for the duration of the Kureze Effect to help you monitor individual progress.
Also available during the season of Kureze Effect in the Ingress Store:
- Limited-time Kureze Effect load-out kit with re-release of the 2019 Victoria medal (30800 CMU)
As always, please remember to be aware of your surroundings. We encourage players to follow local health and safety guidelines when playing Ingress (such as wearing masks and maintaining at least six feet/two meters of distance from other people). For the latest on in-game events and feature updates, be sure to check COMM > NEWS.
— The Ingress Team
Looking forward to Phase 3 - one thing, though. One of the portals that has been ornamented in my area is on airport property (https://intel.ingress.com/?pll=38.854672,-77.04388). I've discussed with the opposing faction and we both agree that the airport property should not be in play for this event. Can you please remove the ornament from this portal, and any others that may appear on the airport property?
I am an ENL from the same area and I endorse this message. We are in agreement that an airport is unsuitable for this type of event and are requesting removal.
Try having agents from both factions post here or in a seperate thread. No offense, but I don't think Niantic will listen to just one agent :D
That's literally what we just did. I (RES) posted and LadyAnthrax (ENL) endorsed.
Ah, apologies, when I opened the post and read through the rules, you were the only comment 😅
i am an enl agent in dc and third this request. ornamented portals in inaccessible locations are not useful or fun for this type of event.
Go RES 💙💙
I find this sentence really intriguing "please note there will be a mix of both new and previously-contested Portals", does that mean that portals from phase 1 and phase 2, even if they aren't ornamented, will be chosen again? Or will it be JUST only the ornamented portals from now on, even if they were selected in the previous phases? @NianticThia
I have a question.
however, please note there will be a mix of both new and previously-contested Portals.
Which are "previously-contested Portals" the portals used in the phase 1 and 2 or the phase 2 only?
Could you please ornament 2 or more Portals in Shanghai? There are only 8 there. Newbies need more to have the chance to get to badge XD.
Still lacking portals in the Midwest (MN down to LA) . Apparently we just aren't active enough to get any beacons for a 3rd round.
Seems like Niantic is trying hard to get us to purchase beacons instead of actually getting NIA beacons.
You don't need 10 portals, some of them will have multiple beacons placed
There will be more than one battle per portal. Agents get points per battle, not per portal.
French Polynesia has not been forgotten this time. It’s good for them.
But I am sad to see that the Indian Ocean area is once again forgotten. Nothing on Reunion island, Mayotte, Seychelles or Mauritius !
We are on islands and it is not easy to reach eligible gaming areas!
I hope we will be heard for the next similar events…
You're really overthinking a question that you could answer by just looking at the map.
Two agents posting in a forum shouldn't be enough to reduce play opportunities for the majority of agents who don't spend time in this forum.
A forum-based deletion process is still a bad idea (which isn't actually included in this Finale announcement, by the way).
Did anybody successfully get Kureze portals deleted in Phase 2, or did Niantic come to its senses?
Hi Niantic, Ingress community of Tahiti join me to thank to you for our interest in participating like all players around the world for the Final kureze event. On our island Tahiti some 17 portals was actived. Thank you so much Niantic to hear us.
And Now I want here to join my friend DocteurHache an Résistance agent from Reunion Island (localisation island : -21.0114453, 55.2740096), like him we seek to be heard. Please Niantic this is the finale event for Kureze effect, March 19th is a few days away, we strongly believe that our friends on Reunion Island will have portals activated for the event.
It Isn't only two agents. They are posting to represent the community. It is not preventing non-forum users from playing - for a time-limited event, having Ingress nominated portals behind security removes the element of play from the entire regional community
Anybody can claim to represent a community, but players who don't want to play at the airport probably don't represent whatever community plays at the airport and put that portal there.
Did anybody successfully get Kureze portals deleted in Phase 2, or did Niantic come to its senses?
Some sites were able to get restricted portals removed from gameplay on the condition that both factions agreed.
players who don't want to play at the airport probably don't represent whatever community plays at the airport and put that portal there.
Airport portals are great for having something to hack while you wait to board your flight. They are not great for competitive gameplay, especially because of the real-life security aspect. A clump of nerds running around an airport acting secretive and occasionally muttering words like "bomb" and "****" is not what anybody needs right now.
Editing to add more context: we're not trying to get our whole site cancelled, just get one airport portal zoned out of play. This airport is a lot closer to residential/business areas than a lot of major airports so I'm sure it was just an oopsie in the algorithm. Anyone can go look at the map and see plenty of ornamented portals over Arlington VA that do not require hanging out in the airport. No issues with those.
I wouldn't "overthink" if they didn't change the rules each phase. So thank you for your not answer.
@vidicon @LadyAnthrax I agree with this. Portals in inaccessible locations shouldn’t be in play during public events.
Hi. Any official information on Kureze effect on Russia and Belarus. Seems like there are no portals marked for the event there. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining. Countries going all out in war, especially countries committing war crimes probably shouldn't have any events in the game. I'm just wondering is this official or under consideration.
can't please everyone
I'm assuming random luck..
Isn't that the point of a different phase - to have different criteria? Now it doesn't help that NIA doesn't narrow it down but it seems they are using cells and some kind of action to the portal for its criteria.
We currently have 2 portals in the area that are within a community - really trying to under the criteria there out of all places.
It would be nice if they could please someone though 😁
Seems many portals don't meet whatever their unknown requirements are. If it were truly activity there would be many more portals on this map that were activated.
Will there be any official statements on this?
No, it's understandable why our ornaments have been removed, but I still want a public official statement with the reason why.
If your "community" were 100% in agreement the portal should be off limits, you wouldn't need to remove it. Everyone would ignore it during the anomaly and it wouldn't matter.
These removal requests are always about cliques trying to keep someone who isn't in their clique from using the anomaly portal.
Why is the intel map falling behind its been days now whats wrong