• PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pikmin Bloom is also moving to the new platform. I imagine Monster Hunter Now will too. So it is just Ingress that is not

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 27

    Which is the oddest thing.

    EDIT: To prevent any additional confusion on here

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  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭✭✭

    Niantic doesn't use the forums for anything. Really no sense in keeping it open. More logical to just shut it down and avoid any negative backlash from players.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 26

    move to reddit ? lol its a sick place really yeah lets merge there.. what a joke why would they suddenly host AMAs there but not here can someone explain that ?... but yeah they abandoned the forums long ago easy to say its a failure now when they didnt even show any energy here... and by deleting everything soon it just shows they dont see any real value even keep all posts as archived.. delete all trace this place ever existed better

    wow so thia as in no longer works at niantic ingress ?

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm more confused that if you look at the Ingress forum announcement and then the Wayfarer forum announcement, they are paradoxes.

    They really couldn't add Ingress, the smallest of the communities, to the system? Brian, I don't want to look at X especially when you have to log in now to view anything. You can make the forum read only for the new platform with Ingress...you really don't have anyone who can do that or even grab the news content?


  • Since Niantic doesn't want to use the forum, they could at least leave the forum for reading, there are years of history of the game and the players.

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven’t seen anything to see Thia has been let go.

    I think they’re implying that as @NianticThia is the Community Specialist for Ingress, what’s the future of her role without a centralised community?

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    I assume the contract ends with Vanilla Forums as that’s what hosts all the rest so they can’t pay for Ingress to just maintain theirs.

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    Last time to push the podcast on the forums I guess.

    Link to send voice message - https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ingressinsights/message

  • ShottixShottix ✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for nothing Niantic. Shut down the community forums in order to grow and improve the game? Sounds likely. Just trying to remove the only place where we can Vent our frustration at the LACK of improvement or growth. Mind you it's been 4 years so nobodies expecting anything anymore. Just sell the game to a company who cares for the love of god

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well that sucks.

    Is anyone crawling this forum so we can have a mirror to refer to? (I know the announcement refers to WayBackMachine, but that's imperfect at the best of times.)

    When Google+ closed they gave us more than three weeks' notice AND a tool to download all your Google+ stuff. With Niantic: no one needs this, let's just delete it.

  • MoogModularMoogModular ✭✭✭✭✭

    Uh, Google announced a date and then pushed it up 3 months because of an apparent security risk. A lot was lost, the tool was just anything tied to G+ which wasn't anything readable to display. The tool was actually just an extension of the Google Account Takeout.

  • AkakunAkakun ✭✭✭

    Well, I was honestly waiting for Niantic to announce this.

    Seriously, is anyone surprised at this point? Niantic stopped caring about this forum long time ago. And the last sticked post was… just for announcing the closure of that NFT thing that nobody asked for.

    But why the “read only” part? What’s the point on doing that if they’re just gonna shut it down a few days later?

  • RyantRyant ✭✭

    We really need a state of the game blog post:(

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    I looked thias history now, she last posted march 2023.... so 1 year no posts here....

  • joecainjoecain ✭✭✭✭✭

    No posts on her tg channel since Feb 13.

    She retweeted a ingress post on March 12th.

  • MJ78MJ78 ✭✭✭

    I now give Ingress two years tops, before it also goes the way of the forum.

    The honest active player basis is dwindling and the number of people cheating their way to 'success' seems to be increasing.

    If I wasn't so invested in Ingress, I would never touch another NIA game again.

  • EtaliEtali ✭✭

    Is there not the option of having Ingress migrate to Vanilla Communities as some of the other titles apparently are?

    Reddit's a terrible choice in my opinion. It's more searchable than Discord, sure, but it's not got the level of functionality of a proper forum. Plus it's a third party that's already had a lot of bad press and alienated many of its most passionate users/volunteer moderators over the last year or so.

    Giving Ingress a section of a general 'Niantic Games' community would still be a way to cut costs, if that's what this is about, and would generate goodwill among players.

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭
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