No Halloween event this year, wondering why. #IngressHalloween2022
I know that previously we didn’t get Halloween events at all but we did get one in 2020;
and they seemed to be relatively well received. 2020 wasn’t even an “event”, just a medal being available so I don’t see why that couldn’t be done again?
October looks very sparse on this calendar. There was nothing after 9th October.
For other games, Q4 seems to be the big time with all of the winter & autumn/fall holidays with events on and special things happening often, where our calendar of events seems very limited. We got a small update from someone asking @NianticThia on Twitter.
The NianticLabs Twitter even mentioned (some very US centric) Spooky Wayspots.
Saying “maybe they’ll surprise us” when I would hope that the main Community person knows what’s happening for the community events is not great.
Because Ingress staff is busy planning anomalies and approving Mission Days.
I don't know why the terminally-online whiners who think they're Ingress experts can't figure this one out. Holiday events started after the pandemic stalled live events. Live events are back, so now holiday events aren't a priority.
10 years from now, newbies will ask about the weird string of holiday medal medals in old-timers profiles, an we old-timers will respond "Eh, stupid pandemic made everything weird."
Happy for them to plan anomalies and approve Mission Days. Just thought they could also do this too, as it had been a nice extra thing.
If anyone thinks of me as an Ingress expert, including me, then they’ve never seen me actually play. 😂
but majority of players will not go to november anomaly i understand niantic wants to focus on that which is soon and also double ap event so maybe they feel to many events will burn out agents im not sure
It could be also the last year badge sold not very good so niantic feel its not worth anymore who knows but their other games got halloween theme.
did you know there was no Halloween events from 2012 to 2019?
If you really want me to, I can see what Brian or Thia say in LA. Maybe they didn't want to half a ss an event but it seemed like an "event" to add to help with covid.
Maybe so people aren't event fatigued right before all the Year 10 stuff?
Thanks for the offer but I am sure you will have more important things to ask.
This was confirmed that the devs couldn't do it back then, due to the spaghettified nature of the game code.
With Ingress now entirely on Lightship, and their other games sporting festivals and holidays, it is just a matter of having someone to manage Ingress with respect to various festivals and holidays, eg Diwali, Christmas, CNY, Easter etc
In April 2015 the devs did switch in new assets, for Pac-Man
So if this was possible on the old code. It should be pretty easy to have similar flair now in Prime.
I did suggest on twitter, perhaps they could put out Jack-o-lanterns for portals, a limited time player avatar, and even spider cobwebs on the scanner UI.
But Thia says no, nothing like this is even considered 😢
focus is on anomaly next month thats my guess they skip this year since their tg channel seems to hype that now
Hope they open up sales for past 2 year badges if that all they can be bothered to do
They of course can figure out. They just would like to make new threads and raise some lively discussions.
I hope that they are planning live events for next year, actually. Spending months for preparing just one anomaly in a city where they have offices seems excessive.
Halloween is still a week away. If we get anything it will probably be a weekend thing maybe lasting through All Souls Day, Dia de Los Muertos.
looks at notes
I really don't 😂
Well, if you remember when you’re there, that would be great but I’m not gonna complain or anything if you forget.
Fev Games found out they hidden the code for the Pac Man assets
and finding out a month later in an apk teardown:
Even if we're on Lightship, we're still using some form of legacy code and I don't know why you are equating the April Fool's joke to being able to do changes with the scanner? This was all done while Niantic was a part of Google.
I want you to see what Brian and Thia say.
no new medal this year? no event? There are 2 events in PokemonGo, but nothing ingress... just medals that have been here for 2 years. so "thank you"
There’s also two parts to the Hallowe’en event for Pikmin Bloom. I think the only location based game I play with no Hallowe’en event (besides Ingress) is The Witcher: Monster Slayer which is dumb not to have as it’s a game with tons of monsters in!
Ooh - maybe Brian and Thia will hand out "Aided the Ingress producer" and "Aided the Ingress community specialist" badges 😂
I really dont understand, ok so no event but lets sell the previous years badges ? this logic i dont quite understand sorry. Mini events is what keeps players engaged and more likely to spend and buy cmu but guess niantic dont want it.....
A pop-up now with a missing image!
Plus the super informative Learn More.
-Pokemon GO: Halloween events, bonuses and a full themed map.
Ingres: The same paid medals from two years ago.
I mean, I know PoGo is where the money is. But, come on...
Pikmin Bloom: Two Halloween events, special Pumpkin Pikmin and themed battles!
Happy Year 10 agents! The year where we don't have enough time for events for our agents despite every other Niantic title having them!
Just watch NBA All-World release globally and have a Hallowe’en event too! 😆
The other 2 games' grindy Halloween events already gave me enough event fatigue, so I think it's fine not to have another similar one in Ingress - but as it's time for anomaly prep, perhaps a nice little event to boost gear supplies will be helpful for all of us
Maybe one of the Restocking Weekend events that they tested?
Exactly! (that's what I'm thinking about)