Intel Map Regularly Broken
In this post, we highlighted that the map is failing to load all portals.
And @NianticBrian said that it's a temporary issue where some portals aren't loading.
Well, it's no longer temporary and some portals. Now the Intel map is constantly failing to load and so we can't see any portals at all.
- Page never loads and is constantly "Waiting for intel.ingress.com".
- Page goes to a 502 error
- Page shows the base map, and then every request fails constantly.
- Sometimes, just sometimes, when the moon's align, we get the Intel map.
This is becoming intolerable. Back in 2014, when Niantic instituted a sudden Intel ban on anyone using the map too much, every Operator got temp banned at one point or another. This feels more frustrating, because it's not due to anything we're doing.
The map simply doesn't work.
The Intel map is the lifeblood of the game. Unlike PoGo and HPWU who'd like a map, we need the map to plan out fields larger than the 500m you can see in the scanner. Large scale operations are completely failing because the map is so unreliable. We cannot continue to play under these conditions and it's simply one more nail in the coffin that is the Ingress player base.
Fix it. And fix it now.