Forced NL-1331 Meetup badge
Today, out of nowhere, without any advance notification I received the NL-1331 Meetup badge. Everyone has their own goals and motivation in ingress. The main goal for me for the past 5 years has been to build an "all black" profile with the badges i want. It has been a struggle to avoid certain event badges etc, but i have managed. This really means a lot to me.
But the NL-1331 badge today was impossible to avoid since there were no advance notification at all for this event.
Please, is there any way to get through to Niantic to have it removed? I tried a support case, but only got the usual copy paste answer
"Thank you for contacting us. It seems that you have hacked or recharged the Portal during NL1331event. Hence, the Medal was automatically added to your account. Sadly, we do not have the option to remove the NL1331 Medal from your Agent profile at this time. We appreciate your understanding. Let us know if you have any other questions for us."
Is there a way to tag Niantic here and get better support? It would be such a tiny effort for them to fix this.
Otherwise, I am sad to say, my main goal has been ruined and that will likely be the end of my ingress career
I don't feel as strongly about it as you do, but I was also irked by having that badge unlocked. I would have taken a couple of days off if I'd known.
Then again, I've been staring at an unwanted Stella badge for years with no recourse on that either, so <shrug>.
Please @NianticBrian @NianticOfficial @NianticCasey if you could help me out with this, it would mean the world to me
This is a life lesson for you, @geten: When you invent your own way to play somebody else's video game, you set yourself up to be disappointed at any time. You want a game where nobody else can change the rules on you, you should become a Dungeon Master.
I'm not mad. I've got a selfie with the van from Orlando Obsidian, but all the old badges sold out before I could get one.
hmm, I got a popup when loading app, leading to forum, was that only added later?
I really feel with agent @geten and know how he's struggled to get all black badges, so I really hope there's a way to help him.
Also a suggestion for the future: Make all badges optional, or at least the non-standard ones that aren't part of the daily game. Either let people obtain them in the store if they want to or even better, let people organize their own badge cabinet by making all badges togglable so each agent can choose what to show and what to hide.
@KarM3L I got the popup with an announcement sometime after I got notification of the badge push.
Your goal isn't ruined, 49 to go.
I've been avoiding getting the NL medal just because I know it'll never get to onyx without spending lots of money on travels. I got the medal before I got the push regarding that the NL-thing is active, so there were no way of avoiding it for me :( Now I've got another brown medal that will sully my profile
@geten how close are you to all onyx? I’ve got 2 left to go.
I managed to dodge it—just. And I hope you manage to get yours removed.
Didn't manage to avoid Avenir, but at least the event was announced in advance. This time Niantic really screwed up, the announcement came quite some time after the event start, so it would be reasonable to think they could do the right thing here with a minimum amount of effort
Here is a life lesson for you: When you disrespect the dedication and goals of others by trying to teach someome "life lessons", you end up sounding like a ****
I don't have the ability to travel, so yes it really is ruined
The same here. I dont want this forced medal. My Girlfriend got the medal even BEFORE the announcement was made. I got it after the announcement was made. The Announcent says: "glyphhack or recharge" to pick the medal - so i decided NOT to glyphhack or recharge. But after a single normal hack without glyphing the unwanted medal was forced to my profile :-(
Why that NIA? How such a fail in communication?
Please remove the unwanted medal from all profiles who does not want this badge. And please, please, please make an optin/optin for future medals and events.
@geten hope you eventually get to pioneer and explorer.
I’m also curious how you didn’t manage to avoid Avenir despite advance notice.
opened scanner probably lol
yip, the Glyph hack 'requirement' was weird :-(
Because i read that Niantic had removed badges upon request before, it's just a tiny effort via a support case, so i trusted that information. Didn't want to avoid sojourner, so i was quite baffled when they refused to give me support (just copy paste-replies). But at least it was purple, my favourite color besides black, so i came to terms with it. But this bronze thing, which i can't do anything about, i can't tolerate. For several reasons i can't travel around in the world chasing this medal. I am struggling with pioneer and explorer for the same reasons. I don't expect people to understand how my mind or goals work, but this is pretty important to me.
Totally agree here. Even those agents who managed to get the information beforehand got incorrect information. This is sadly mishandled from the start and players should be respected here.
Also, @NianticOfficial, please stop with those silly no-effort everyone-gets-one badges, or at least implement some form of reasonable opt-out. Some of us play Ingress for the challenge.
Support keeps giving me variations of the same copy text over and over, but this statement makes me wonder:
"Agents who hack or recharges the Portal during the timeframe will be automatically credited with the badge and will be counted as an attendee, the Badge will be added as a token of participation. We are sorry to say that we will not be able to remove the badge from your account."
"counted as an an attendee" "token of participation" <- is it even legally viable to do so without informing about what you are participating in?
Please do the right thing here and remove it as I requested
@NianticBrian @NianticAustin @NianticOfficial @NianticAndrew
Legally viable? I'm pretty sure Niantic can make up whatever rules they want in their own game.
Wow that print cleaned my eyes.
So great to see it with no Nemesis stuff.
But, I think they could create a new badge section, showing only the event ones and anomalies...
If you keep persisting, you'll soon find out that the replies from Niantics "human team" actually are from bots as well. I have seen all variations of these replies now, seem like you can trigger them with keywords only. I'm speechless to be frank. So there is absolutely no way to reach a human and get real support.
If your reply is from Remy, it's the bot. If it's from another account, that's a human. And really, if you had to reply the same thing to multiple people multiple times, I'd also copy/paste my answer.
I'm not talking about Remy. I'm talking about the second step. Seems like you can enter a bot loop after that. Trying to have a dialogue with the "humans" regarding this, but it is impossible to get a human response it seems regarding this
If you get a reply from Johannes, Francisco, etc, those are not bots. Those are people. And they would have templated responses for frequently asked questions and/or types of recurring issues
So is this like your alternate/second account? I mean nobody places the game this way for the first time.
So all black was already ruined... 🤷♂️ How is this different?
Excuse me? My first account, but perhaps keep your shitty comments to yourself?