Stop playing ingress
Dear Niantic, events that discourage game play are a bad thing.
The upcoming event, Superposition Phase 2 Connected Cells, which starts next week (W33), encourages players not to play this week (W32).
We are discouraged from building fields, recharging or smashing fields.
Granted there are other things to do in ingress, but building and destroying fields is a key part of the game.
The beacon events had a similar problem. If you know you are going to lose, you reduce your loss by not playing. Its not fun for either team.
I do enjoy that there are frequent events, and would just encourage Niantic to think thru how they work a little more.