STOP MACHINA, totally lost control (again)



  • Unless they do more than tweaks, it'll just be back to the same old problem.

    Like I said above, because there's no player method of strategic control with Machina, there's no gameplay aspect that won't get swamped.

  • I think the general consensus at the moment is "We'll wait it out in the hopes of tweaks/wipes after the anomaly series ends".

    I think that's going to be a "make-or-break"-moment for many agents considering quitting the game.

    "But but but! You can just play vs machina!!!!!"

    Very true! But machina doesn't sleep or have any travel limitations or fuel costs. And that's what is off-putting about the current situation for me personally.

    Fingers crossed for changes...

  • joecainjoecain ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think the general consensus at the moment is "We'll wait it out in the hopes of tweaks/wipes after the anomaly series ends".

    It isn't like there's a choice, is there? Considering there has been literally NO response from anyone at niantic to the many MANY player concerns voiced here.

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    The only areas that are getting out of control with machina are areas with no players. Areas with players have very little machina. Seems like it is working as intended. I've gotten a lot of ap by taking it down. I just wait for it to grow into something worth taking out. It's more fun than battling the actual opponent. All they ever do is play griefgress.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    I mean the list has been growing since Prime's launch. It just adds on to people playing less overall.

    I think the hard part is fine tuning the machina. It's obviously not going to fit a "one fits all" situation but the current implementation could have been done better.

    Machina has been showing the problems we have in the portal network. Not every portal is the same when it comes to feasibility and/or access. I would think machina would be weighted towards clusters to spread versus any neutral portal.

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, lots of backyard portals are now showing up now. Even those that Niantic refuses to delete. Maybe the force of Machina is to get us to help Niantic clean up their POI network? No wait. They'd actually remove those portals in people's yards if that were the case.

  • KhatreKhatre ✭✭✭✭✭

    i really hope there will be more or i will be challenging to find the 100 reclaimers in november

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    I mean we're pretty much playing in areas that no one plays in when looking at Ingress. 😂🙃

  • The game is broken, i stop my CORE i need the money for gasoline , just driving for red portals to do nothing, Core already to expensive, you are **** the game

  • start with smaller field and get bigger, recharge, clear and you dont have that problem over time.

    Big fields are now a challange again and nothing you get "for free" because you can easly make them in dead areas and recharge them infinite.

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's one way to play with machina. Let them do all the work. And it's effective

  • EvilSuperHerosEvilSuperHeros ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great idea! Too bad the other faction consistently tears down the smaller fields we keep making to attempt to contain the Machina, so we can clear it. Other faction agent ignores red portals, heads to the portal keeping the red from mutating all over the place. One went down 2 hours ago. Since then, 3 red derps have blocked said field from a location that isn't accessible during the week.

  • MirthmakerMirthmaker ✭✭✭✭

    But the four around it and two of them in places you can't go or find anyone on your side to go which locks your portal out.

  • ShottixShottix ✭✭✭✭

    The fact that today machina has massively decayed and there's tonnes of people out playing just proves that machina is bad for the game and bad for niantic. Don't let it come back I see no point in making the game go dead for 4 months at a time, look at the amount of people active today niantic...isn't it obvious that machina shouldn't come back

  • Cl4whammerCl4whammer ✭✭✭
    edited September 2023

    I just see the same few people doing the same stuff as the days before.

  • grendelwulfgrendelwulf ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not against machina being paused occasionally but the full decay is disappointing. Two areas I had planned on clearing out on my day off this week are quickly losing all their machina portals and I won't get any extra AP or reclaimer points for capturing decayed machina.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2023

    Wow machina is already almost gone ? they went quicker then i thought... makes no sense when there is a permanent badge for it

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's too bad we couldn't keep taking them down to work on the badge. I didn't realize they would just go away. I thought they were going to stop linking. That's a shame. They were fun while we had them. They finally change the game a little bit and then back out.

  • TestTest ✭✭
    edited September 2023

    I also ended up here since almost all machina portals disappeared - its so sad to see.

    for me it made the game fun, challening and rewarding to explore areas that havent been touched in a while.

    I hope machina comes back soon (but maybe a little bit nerfed?)

  • In Milan today there were many more people out and about than usual

  • KonnTowerKonnTower ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely keep it around for portal jumping, but reduce the linking. Nice to have portals around to get badges for destruction

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nobody different out today, the same full time Ingress players and a few tourists but that's it. Most people are upset it went away.

  • Came by the forums to see what happened to them all. I was making a route to clean up the town of them efficiently since I had a day off coming, and now they're all gone. Am sad. I understand they spread too fast for some, but for my empty town, it was welcomed. Hopefully, comes back.

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