So NIA's solution is "Make Ingress like PoGo"?
We've been losing faith in Niantic's understanding of the game previous generations of developers created for years. The list of questionable decisions and priorities with regard to Prime is too long to list.
Now the first "new" item introduced is a copy of a mechanic from PoGo and HPWU? One that encourages solo play once again? One might think that Niantic is actively trying to dismantle factions and strategic gameplay that one made it great.