EOS Imprint Medal
Putting up an event that will require travel for most people who don't do portal scans on a major US holiday weekend with three days notice is just rude.
I understand that getting Ingress players to do free labor for Niantic is a big part of what keeps the game financially viable, but portal scans are boring, tedious, flaky, and contribute nothing to the game except the possibility of another way for your overeager graphic designers to trash it.
8000 points for gold is
8000 glyph patterns (is that complete glyphs or would someone get 4 points for getting 4 of 5 correct on a level 8?)
889 links over 1 km long (and thus not under a perma field)
320 fields over 50 KMU
500 portal scans
(Or of course mix and match the above.)
its literally sick, even scoring per portal scans once the list of supported devices is quite limited
Badge requirements look brutal for a 10-day long event, especially with 3-day notice. It's not even enough time to let any existing fields to decay to prepare the area! Obviously the other side won't be killing existing links so not to help.
Portal scans are just bleh! Tedious, boring, crashy, disconnected from core Ingress gameplay.
Plus the losing side is punished even more by not getting that bonus...so even less desire to participate, and only feels like a chore and a grind.
Disappointed that the hour investment to even get bronze looks out of reach. 50k fields are not available in my normal play area. I have been getting errors saying my scans are invalid despite walking around large sculptures and memorials outdoors with good lighting. I would be willing to put in time for such nice medals but this doesn't seem possible for so many players that are more rural than my suburban play area.
The event appears to be entirely focused on scanning wayspots.
500 scans is boring
3 typical hours of going round and round
Round and round
Round and round
For silver is boring,
Not to mention sketchy and dodgy to see muggles watching us do these.
@NianticThia you have no idea how many times in casual scans where people literally thought that I was maybe filming stuff with the aim of bombing locations.
Those that did ask, were just as bewildered with the technobabble.
"I am just doing photogrammetry for an Augmented Reality Game"
feel points for portal caps is way too low since u need go out to do that... i agree even bronze do glyph hacking and caps is tough in that time frame
https://www.ingress.com/news/eos-imprint-2022/ says "Links shorter than 8km in length can be created under Fields (all other preconditions still apply)", so permafields are not a real problem.
" 1 point for each Glyph pattern correctly drawn."
Please Clarify this. If the portal is a L3 to L6 and has 3 Glyphs, will I get 1 point or 3 points for getting all glyph patterns correct?
Also, Could you put a "2x Bonus" if you glyph Complex AND get all them correct (i.e. 3 above wound be 6 Points)
I understand that portal scanning is awkward and a lot of people don't enjoy it.
I don't mind scanning. If I didn't live hours away from any city of real size I would try chasing Scout Controller but that's a whole other thing.
It doesn't seem like a difficult event to me. I just pre scanned 350 scans this evening. Can upload them when the event starts.
Good luck getting 50k+ MU fields with links shorter than 8km🙄 That's only highly populated cities and even then not that easy.
On top of that, it would be GREAT to get 5 tiers for event medals as well.. (8000 should be Onyx for this event) That'd make this event 500/1000/2000/4000/8000 for the levels
The amount of points needed for a medal versus the amount you earn for each action seem off.
400 scans max per week, 500 needed...
Only 4 points for a capture...
Many agents not able to do 50k fielding...
Shortest prep time ever...
Aside from portal-scanning having brain-dead levels of fun, the shear amount needed for the badge is off-putting.
Hopefully they'll adjust these to be more balanced and fair.
I think even the requirements for the bronze medal are very high for such a short event.
50k MU field... Are you serious? That is just impossible in a great city.
on a major US holiday weekend
June 4th/5th is a major US holiday weekend? The whole point of 10 day events is that people can have two different weekends and a week in between to do it. Also "Rest of the world" doesn't celebrate Memorial Day. If they avoided every holiday globally there'd never be events.
During OSIRIS Sequence, we only have to win to get a winning faction medal recognition.
Now winning only adds to 25% points where metric is only temporary....
It's also a horribly "terror inducing" method.
"You only have to get 6000 points, but the extra 2000 won't be applied until after the event when you can't get more points". There's a high expectation of it working just fine... but the same could be said of things like Kinetic Capsules etc.
I predict many people will go for the 8000 points before stopping, just to ensure that they know they're going to get the badge and no mistakes in the application of the 25% will cause them to miss out.
Years ago, they explained that they don't give out Platinum or Onyx badges for events, because those badges are expected to take more than a year to complete under normal play, so giving them out in a single weekend or 10 days would devalue them.
looks at Illuminator and Recharger. *sighs*
I only commented on OPs "can't link under permafield" assertion.
Watch how they "increase" the scan limits just for this event
3 days notice? The event schedule for June was posted by Niantic on March 2nd.
They didn’t post what the event would entail back then, but surely one would know that a tierd medal would mean some work and gameplay..?
26 May - 6 Jun: Eos Imprint Investigation
3 days notice for the parameters of the event.
I truly do not understand what the problem is here. If you are unable to make big fields or long links, you can scan, capture portals or glyph hack. If you don't have the time to do this enough to get gold or whatever on this medal, guess what - you don't have to. It's fine. Besides, if every tiered medal was just a participation award, nothing would feel like an achievement. I welcome challenging medals, and I say this basically knowing that I won't get gold on this medal.
And that is completely fine.
if u dont scan even getting bronze glyph hack and cap feels underwhelming....
Why do I have to search the internet to find the announcement? Can't find on these community forums. Got a telegram message link to https://www.ingress.com/news/eos-imprint-2022/
Which is about normal for these medal events. I don't know why you're pretending otherwise.
The real skill required for these events is "making big plans on short notice," which is a skill more Ingress agents could use, honestly.
Probably because even Niantic is getting wary of exposing newbies to the toxicity here, so they posted the announcement on a page that doesn't allow comments.
The regular posters in this forum are such an actual embarrassment to Niantic, they're steering people away from here!
One more useless badge.
Wait, what? 50K MU, not 50 MU?
I've throw exactly one field greater than 50K MU in my entire ~9 year Ingress career and I've completed ~125,000 fields.
The requirements are demanding and not adapted to smaller cities. Even if I connect 3 cities around, I will reach the limit of 20k. Occupying so many portals and creating links is also unrealistic ...
And how many people will begin to scan the sidewalk? Need to have thousands of useless scans? Especially when it works the way it works. When I try to scan e.g. building, part of the building, fresco, statue - 50-75% of scans end up with "failed". Of course, people look at what I'm doing, I'm filming them without letting me. And the flashlight in the mobile it discharges extra fast, and sending scans takes hours ... The sidewalk scan is mostly 20MB. The new event will be what then? Who has a nicer sidewalk?
u can scan few portals multiple times, niantic needs data even surroundings so u can submit valuable data even on few portals and still get the badge, its just very tedious and not very fun, i got today a few times black screen for some reason after a few scans, had to restart a few times during the 2 hour walk i did.
also yeah many portals are hard to scan due to size, people in way etc.. dont scan those i skip alot portals too for those reasons no point try scan something if its too much hazzle.