[Discussion] Updates to Temporary In-game Changes



  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    If you need keys then there is a request key function when glyphing. There's hack mods to aid in the number of hacks and time of hacks. The game is easy now when it comes to getting gear. People keep forgetting how the game used to be. It actually used to be challenging. Now it's not even close to being a challenge. With the new kinetic capsules it's even easier. Reverting the cool down timing isn't a big deal. It's going to happen today and it's fine.

  • That alone suggests there is enough data to rethink

    More likely, the 180s was a concession to the people who would rage about losing the 90s cooldown, rather than carefully considered metrics.

    They raged anyway.

  • Otrera35Otrera35 ✭✭✭✭

    Obviously, he wants a more challenging and rewarding task while waiting for the 5-minute CD. He has a valid point.

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    This shouldn't have any affect on the declining playerbase. There's less players now than at year 2 and it has nothing to do with the hack timer. As it is I'm almost the last player left on my team in a large city. Covid changes didn't hurt or help that either. There's a lot of reasons everyone quit. Slowing down hacking never comes up in either regard. Yes the game is super easy now. It hasn't exactly encouraged activity. There's bigger issues than that.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    You heard it here. No fun allowed because of bots.

  • Jo0LzJo0Lz ✭✭✭✭✭

    the fact that people cheat is no reason for change. They should address the cheats.

    but since they don’t even make gps lock impossible and won’t punish it says a lot about their policy.

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    The game is full of cheats. So many multi accounters and spoofers. It's one of the reasons so many people left. I've caught so many people playing with multiple phones. It's just the way it's played now. They haven't addressed it yet, no reason to think they ever will

  • ZeroHecksGivenZeroHecksGiven ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m not sure if there is even a realistic way to address it, but it’s a big reason I’ve recently cancelled CORE and stepped away from the game. Walking up on people with multiple phones in their hands and obvious use of multiple accounts (it’s my dAuGHtErS AcCOuNt!!!) to create leverage just ain’t fun anymore. You can’t keep up with people when they’re using four or more accounts. Then, with Niantic unable to address ongoing lag issues making it impossible to defend, just kinda lose interest. So, they can fight with someone else for the time being. I might jump in for events with medals, otherwise, no interest at this point…

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    I mean even with the idea of 5 minute cooldown there was a reason why portal mods were created to shorten the time and add the number of hacks before cooldown. The mods were added not even a full year into Ingress. It was something definitely looked at for any amount of pacing regardless of density.

  • SSSputnikSSSputnik ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, long cooldowns back and our local city was buzzing with more players than usual with a lot of activity.

    Please move on.

  • The mods were always a choice between hacking gain and defensive capabilities though. Meaningful decisions that had to be made. Since they've raised the shield values, that meaning is far less now, and with the 90s even the other side of it was meaningless.

    Games without meaningful decisions and actual challenges are generally boring.

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pretty much the same here. The changes don't really do much to grow the player base and it's been on the steady downcline since prime went live. Couple that with the lag and the lack of support for cheaters and the game has been devalued. Slowly pulling back and a week or two from finishing. It's been a fun game but without active players it's not the same.

  • Jo0LzJo0Lz ✭✭✭✭✭

    There's still tumbleweeds all over my area. Glad for you you're in an area that is not negatively affected by all the other BS then. But don't speak for others and other areas.

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