Suggestion: new portals should be volatile

PangarbanPangarban ✭✭✭✭✭

When a new portal goes live, it should automatically be volatile to encourage people to go out of their way to scan it. This would help new portals get scanning attention, particularly from players who may have gotten Scout Controller in the area and therefore would not bother to return for a single point.



  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would encourage more scans which is something Niantic want. Good idea.

  • edited June 2022

    The question is, do they want a handful of scans of every portal, or a large volume on specific portals, enough to get a proper rendering?

    If it's the former, they move the VSCP far too rarely.

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭


  • If you can make a rendering with 5 scans, then this idea has merit. If it takes 50 or 500, then you want them to focus on a given portal long enough to get enough scans which... we barely do as it is.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would be happy with any presentation of data at this point.

  • MonkeyPeltMonkeyPelt ✭✭✭✭

    I believe I remember Brian saying somewhere that they were planning to rotate VSCPs more often, but they wanted to stabilize scanning first. I would try to find the statement, but it was on one of about 20 different outlets he and the team make comments on.

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