Store items are still in attack carousel
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I thought this was an anomaly special or something along those lines , but it appears that store items have not gone away from attack- and deploy-carousels.
@NianticBrian if this is a decision you’ve made, it’s terrible! Please communicate with the developers to remove the store-items from attack and deploy carousels. You want to make people want to play Ingress Prime, not make them frustrated with terrible decisions regarding crippling the UX. If people need to buy resonators and xmps, they will go to the STORE which is a logical place to buy items from!
If this is a bug, and I truly hope it is, please fix it ASAP.
Ingress Prime 2.96.2, iOS 15.6, iPhone 13 pro 256gb
That's an improvement as of the last release...
Ah, I see. Well, NIA needs to learn that everybody hates it, and it’s the worst ”improvement” ever. Luckily it can be further improved in the next version by moving the L8 XMPs and resonators into the STORE, where people look for items tai buy, ’coz it’s a STORE.
Fast scrolling to lvl 8 resonators is now impossible as it ends up to the bundle. I agree that this "improvement" has affected the gameplay negatively.
We're exploring ways to address fast scrolling, for example having a quick swipe land on your highest Level Resonator and not the promoted Store item in the Deploy carousel. Thank you for your feedback; this is an intentional change we announced in June:
@NianticBrian pls remove this. it only makes gameplay slower. now we have to be more carefull not to buy stuff from the carroussel by accident. and its really annoying.
Of course it was intentional. Does the team understand that that's the problem?
Best way to address it is just remove it from the carousel
I understand you're clearly trying to balance user needs and internal stakeholder needs ($$$) but at this point it's starting to look like a blatant cash grab and I'm almost ready to cancel my CORE subscription.
(I have bought resos before, ftr. I'm not completely against you selling them.)
@NianticBrian Brian my man, thank you for your fast reply. I hate to tell you this, but you wlll not generate more sales with this terrible feature, it will only make players angry (and it already has done so).
How tonedeaf can you get? REMOVE the store items from the carousel, that's what everyone wants. They belong in the store, nowhere else
I agree this improvement is a decrease in gameplay. Think about an intense Battle beacon battle where you are trying to take over a portal and in a split second deploying L8 reso as fast as possible and end up in the store, thus giving the other faction the edge to keep the portal. Remote this from the carousel or at least make it requiring additonal action to access it.
niantic, u have a shop to use these kind of offers there and not in the caurosel
This game is more and more becoming pay to win. Maybe it's time to quit playing.
PLEASE remove this from the carousel.
Store items should not be in the item carousel. If people want to buy items they will go to STORE.
Shop items in the carousel is very bad UX. Please remove.
REMOVE the store items from the carousel, that's what everyone wants. They belong in the store, nowhere else.
Remove the store items from the carousel as soon as possible, terrible UX.
Atleast rename the scanner to Ingress store instead of keep calling it prime…. Use to be an in app store, now apparently the app is the store… and freaking annoying when trying to do something fast when doing portal battles and u end up in store and loose the portal cause of it…. Frustrating, annoying, cash-machine are keywords in the attack carousel….
@NianticBrian please remove this annoying feature, why don’t focus on improving the game by listening to your users wishes instead? For example removing/hiding unwanted annoying event medals on agent profile would be lovely 🥰
Please remove this feature. Already purchased resonators by mistake once, it is really greedy and not needed
REMOVE the store items from the carousel! They belong in the store, nowhere else. Listen to the users/agents, don't be blinded by pure greed.
I think it's illogical to display an option to buy them when I already have some in my inventory. It should only show up if I have zero L8 XMP/RESO.
Tbh this is not really a solution. I think most of the player base just wants this to be removed. I get the marketing behind it. But if we need stuff we go out and hack portals. Or go to the store to buy them. And i think most players right now are not really using this except for accidental clicks.
Sorry NIA, this is NOT an improvement for players. Only for you to improve trying to make ppl spend more money. Please remove it.
Not only that, it’s a particularly _bad_ attempt at trying to make people spend more money, since people are generally likely less to pay for anything if they are annoyed and force fed with stuff like this. Store items belong to the store, not where they interfere with regular gameplay.
- let core subscribers choose to turn these offers off. this could be visible in a greyed out area for free players. (maybe add some other core-only-qol-settings, like... animations, effects or even other overlays or color schemes)
- when scrolling to the highest resonators, stop the carousel on the highest resonator, not on the offer.
- let resonators give a spin while deploying, making them super sticky (add a small chance to be missed by xmp bursts and let them wiggle in the resonator slot the whole time)
- let these super useless mods (turrets and force amps) merge in kinetic programs with power cubes that heal the portal automatically from decay or attacks and also supercharge the zaps.
- add some awesomeness to the game to gain more players instead adding shittyness to harvest your few remaining players. (more players will increase the sales)
I predict that this will actually lead to LESS revenue, despite the small bump from accidental purchases, due to...
1) people who get aggravated with it to the point that they cancel their CORE subscription,
2) people who sour to the idea of spending money in the shop because they see this feature as a desperate cash grab,
3) people who accidentally spend CMU and vow to never give Niantic another dime after being told by support that they won't refund it.
I highly doubt that this feature will cause an increase in intentional reso/xmp purchases, because the players who already buy them will do so anyway through the shop.
Edit to add... I'm in camp #3. I cancelled my CORE subscription after support refused to refund me.
This is a disgusting and predatory change!
If people want to buy items they will go to the store to buy them! There's 0 justification to have it shoved in our faces and rely on accidental purchases!
This must be removed from the game! Not "explore other options" how to make it tolerable!
REMOVE IT FROM THE GAME
You shoved store into main menu.
You then shoved store into category carousel.
Now you are trying to shove it into inventory carousel.
Have you ever stopped to wonder that maybe people don't buy from your store not because they can't find it 🙄 but because what you are selling is not worth buying? Have you considered that the CMU amounts you charge are unjustifiable?
Have you considered that people don't want to deal with CMU currency? If you want to sell items, list prices in real money amounts.
Yeah, that was quite a bit of a "Richard" move implementing that right before a competitive event... Might be an idea to launch that on the day after the event 🤷🏼♂️ you know, as not to **** with people and to possibly received some feedback from the player base.
It would be awesome if you had a group of... I don't know users who act access to beta features like this and maybe you listen to them when they say that it's a bad idea...