For the Children! Save the reds! MORE Machina!!!!! Thx!
It has been right sized. Maybe too far depending on the box you live in. Part of me wonders as an April Fools Day piece of work they plop a whole bunch of Machina portals for people to deal with.
If it didn't cross existing links, I'd be OK with the amount of Machina when it was up past 5 million portals globally. Now its down to 649k portals and further shrinking. At current rate, it will be gone by Saturday.
Yeah, was having fun with Machina's presence and making good progress on Purifier. Now it's not worth exploring new areas since there's nothing there to do.
Machina needs to be balanced, I loved how it was before (and wished it would be even more aggressive since it was so slow), but can see the points from other people. A valid balance is needed, limit or remove cross-links and make it form clusters and grow out (like a real infection). Maybe one day Niantic will get it right lol
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Agreed, Machina just needs to return.
more carefully than what was.
No cross links and links limited to 200m. Then I'll be fine with it. But the mindless mess they left on the field in the past weeks was just awful. Please make them create small fields, any kind of intelligence behind it would be greatly appreciated.
no cross link and machina would be useless, just a mod farm system.
or then let it take any res or enl portal that has a lower level than the seed
Listen to the soundclip thia posted on tg, maybe machina will throw fields soon ? they are down atm to like 300k portals worldwide.. very drastic drop
I would love it if they exploded again and brought fields this time.
It has to cross green or blue links or it's useless. Is phase two ( and this was only the expeditionary forces) and possibly in time for April Anomaly forthcoming?
It's useless if it's intention is to block large ops.
If it's intention is to provide some things to destroy, links aren't even necessary, heck it could capture every neutral portal after x time
We will disagree.
Open question is does Machina feed off of Links, Fields, and particular mods?
Machina has almost disappeared around me. I had 3 infections I could get to, one was brand new and is now gone, the other two will be gone in a couple days at this rate. Only one of the infections ever did much and it could be controlled with a visit every few weeks. I want Machina to come back, link crossing ability intact, but with a more even distribution of infections.
Judging by the little audio clip Thia posted, Machina is expected to return
I don't care how many disagree.
It is just the only way for many players to have something to play against.
Personally, and in a major city, have enjoyed having Machina around.
I highly doubt they'd remove machina entirely now. Probably just changing it's behavior every so often to keep us guessing.
under 100k now still weird they do this for what something new? 🤔
I guess. All the clues that Thia shared with us are leading to Machina's return at some point in the future.
I'm OK with the concept of Machina, it just needs to be less aggressive. Some decay and smaller link length.
And more evenly distributed. Not some being inundated and others with none.
The balance was not right. Yes for large attacks on fields larger than X km2 or MU. Sounds like not enough bandwidth to do both AND modulate for no activity zones.
Well personally I'm looking forward to the next iteration of Machina. I just hope we don't have to wait months for its appearance. I like it as a fun addition to the game and want to see how it behaves next. For me it can be tweaked in a lot of ways that would be fun, but I think it paramount that we not be able to contain it by simply linking around it.
Personally, its much more enjoyable with limited Machina than drowing in red.
Right sizing where fields with either Km2 or MU size > than x are under threat OR a portal that hasn't been captured in > 365 days that are NOT in a seasonal only, college campus, or cemetery would be perfect.