"The medal is considered shameful, like the event itself, for which it received. "
This cracks me up.
What a ridiculous thread from BY/RU antiXFac team:).
Each and everyone of you knew the rule about two-week not hacking, and there were only few old-school Zadrots who had broken their Sojourner routine to avoid the badge. I deeply respect them for their decision.
But you, shard hijackers, don't you see how pathetic you're looking now? You spoiled the game just because you didn't like new rules and now are whining for the medal?
Love-peace-zhvachka from real team Trickster.
Enjoy your badges.
The actual issue with this badge is it goes with Sojourner badge. You can't continue streak without getting this one and this is not good.
Even if having this medal is ok for me the situation is really unpleasant.
So you are complaining because Niantic doesn't introduce innovations to the game. But when they introduce a new innovation to the game (X-Faction shards) you complain that they destroyed the game.
They didn't destroy the game. It still looks the same on my scanner. I still capture opposing-faction portals and make triangles. There is still a PvP Anomaly due to take place next week. Business as usual.
Yes but there should be a choice. In this situation you either get the badge for Nemesis or miss the Sojourner. Regardless your thoughts on the XF
I have not defeated Avenir, I never played xfac shards, I don't want this medal.
I need you to remove the Avenir badge from my scanner.
I'm sure ya'll also generate support requests for the yearly badge you do nothing for then?
I personally don't care about the badge. It's not one of the uglier ones and I can live with it.
Still, I would like to voice my support for those who want it removed. I think it shows a lack of respect for players shoving unwanted event badges onto their profiles. I know players considering calling it quits over this.
NIA, please reconsider.
@RedSoloCup I guess it's your time to react.
There are a few issues about Avenir medal.
1. In order not to receive it agents had to break their Sojourner streak.
2. Agents who did not want to break the Sojourner streak and also did not want Avenir medal had "a choice without a choice".
3. If an agent wants to remove this or that medal from his profile (Avenir, Seer, Guardian, Recruiter, etc.), there should be tools for doing it! Now is the best time to implement them.
The answer to all these alleged dilemmas is "Niantic's game, Niantic's rules." They're not obligated to give you the choices you want.
This could be a feature request. Implement a character customization feature which allows you to change order of mission medals and show only badges that you want to be displayed. They did it with titles in Harry Potter. Maybe Mary from Warner brother's shout be brought in to fix Prime.
I hope this is not the official position of Niantic. Otherwise the customer service would be awful.
Taking into consideration, that a few weeks ago prices in the in-app store were increased by 100%, and Niantic is announcing more and more paid events, they should me more loyal to their customers.
Sojourner is an ongoing badge. If you break the streak you get to start again. You won't lose the badge because of it. Thus, there was a choice. And it's not an "Impossible" choice either.
And snapping your fingers for "Implement it now" won't make that feature magically appear either. If this is even something Niantic might consider, I highly doubt it would be on the top of their priority list.
You have a badge that states in the exact wording "Active during the September 2019 Avenir Shard Challenge". There is no mention of contributions towards or against scoring shards, being pro- or anti-xfac or anything else. Just being active during the timeframe the event took place. If still in doubt, here's a screenshot for you:
A medal should be something a person works for and deserves, but not something he or she receives by force.
I want to have the right and the opportunity to remove pixels from my profile that I don't like.
You do not need this opportunity, do you? Ok, good for you! )
It looks like you are still trying to convince me, that the Avenir medal is good for me. ) Maybe it's good for you. For me it's not. Sorry. Just stop it. Please.
It should be the official position of any game company that doesn't want its game controlled by entitled freeloaders. At some point, successful companies draw a line against unreasonable and impractical demands.
But you DID work towards it. You hacked. As per the rules that was the qualifying criteria to earn the badge. You don't need to like it. But you did earn it.
Ingress has been around for 7 years, people had plenty of time to work on Sojourner. It's not like this event ruined a small time window in which someone could get it. If having it mattered that much, the player would already have it. People are just complaining about Sojourner cause it gives them an excuse to complain about a badge that doesn't pander to the toxic mentality of hating the other team because different team.
I started Ingress a year ago, then botched my Soujourner at Christmas, so I still need to go the year out. Surely you can't assume all players started before 2018? I also I have a AP goal I want to meet before november - I just could not break Soujurner and postpone the AP grind for so long.
However, just giving people medals is extremely tone deaf even without these concerns. What is the value of an Ingress medal now? What is next - cosmetic medals in the store?
Isn't the whole point of a protest to give something up to try and show your principles? Losing Sojourner to protest this event would be the stand you make.
You can't have it both ways. Either play and get the Avenir badge, or accept that you have to restart Sojourner. Otherwise, don't complain about the clearly defined rules of the event.
That's not how customer confidence works :) Since the start of the "event medals", you had to make an effort to get the medal. Oh yeah, 2019 is all new with some pretty easy medals but you had to make SOME effort - not so with Avenir.
I have the medal now - everyone do - and have to move on. But surely, even Niantic fans will react negatively if we get more of these "free" medals - or even paid ones?
I worked, I hacked :))))
When I really worked, it was in 2017, when we scored the blue shard in our location. Almost every night I drove somewhere for 2-3-4 hours. Actually, I didn't do much work at that time, a lot of agents did more! Every day and night! We didn't receive any medal then, but we deserved it. I am still proud of shards 2017.
Oh, so funny, "I did work, I hacked" :D
Can't stop laughing. :D
Inactive accounts get the yearly badge provided they met the requirements...
He doesn't care.
You don't get to change the rules because you don't like them after the fact.
Just curious... what is your guardian because you look a lil bum-hurt
I have bad news for you on the paid cosmetic medals situation...
Are you Niantic manager? Why are you and your valuable opinion are so overrepresented in each topic?
I'm a player, just like you. And just like you, I comment on the threads that pique my interest. You don't need to like or agree with my opinions. You're not even required to read them either.
Guardian rules have been changed, btw. 🤷 Bad example.
Mine is 149. 150 after the rules changed.
I received 90 on day 91 and 25 hours, that was thrilling, yeah. They had 2 extra days to destroy it, but they didn't. That was kinda fantastic. I still keep the key.
And yes, I am bum-hurt. But it's all off-topic.
Niantic often changes rules and plays Calvinball. It's a turn of "bum-hurt" agents now, why not. 😁
It's different. Annual badges are like tree rings. Just for calculating years in the game.
Please, remove the Avenir medal from my scanner.