Portal Decay

ClutterCutterClutterCutter ✭✭✭
edited April 4 in General

I play in an area with no opposition. By slowing decay, you have just slowed any further fielding by agents in my community because there is nobody to destroy the fields currently standing. Many of us play for exercise or alone in a car- maintaining social distance rules. Please reconsider this decision. My community is dwindling as is - this is not a welcome change.



  • HydracyanHydracyan ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe that's the right moment to release a mod to increase decay! Common to 20% faster, rare to 50% and vr to increase by 70%.

  • hiryuhiryu ✭✭

    Or a mod to decrease decay, for putting on remote portals.

    I agree with the OP; this is a very unfortunate change. Portal decay is the only way I've had anything to do lately.

  • caderouxcaderoux ✭✭✭

    I agree, we really could do better with demand-side economics here instead of supply-side economics. Giving easier recharge gives players a choice. Fixed recharge rates gives players little say in affecting the playing field.

    Ingress is about shaping your world, not having it shaped for you. Please reconsider this change to the game economy.

  • Need mods to increase decays would be greatly appreciated

    how about increase jarvis/ada hack rates?

  • VenomousToadVenomousToad ✭✭✭

    Maybe the real answer is to have more players to encourage turnover. I'm one of the last players of my faction left in my area. The game has become very stale. If it wasn't for the recursion option I would have given up long ago. But even that isn't enough. Waiting for decay is boring.

  • SouLPrison3rSouLPrison3r ✭✭✭
    edited April 4

    Tbh, i don't really understand the logic behind reducing the reduction of decay rate. If anything the should have increased it so everyone would have had enough to recharge. I mean you still have to recharge twice a day. But now there's not enough decay, so you cannot recharge ... so you have to depend on hacking a portal...

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    so in your area u want want, 50% more decay ? how is this nia fault nobody plays in your towns.... ghost town is not much to do....

  • MirthmakerMirthmaker ✭✭✭

    This is a good move. Encourage people to be out less. Consolidate your one trip out to get food with topping off the portals you shop at regularly.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭

    Sure you can recharge. You can recharge one portal at least once a day - because it still decays, just not by as much. You can do it on fewer cubes too, so you don't need to go out hacking as much. If you want to recharge twice a day: still possible if you have two portals, or one portal with at least two resonators. Personally I have dozens and dozens - trust me I am not going to run out of portals to recharge...

  • SouLPrison3rSouLPrison3r ✭✭✭
    edited April 5

    Multiple agents own keys to a single portal. Many times they recharge before i get to recharge.

  • starwortstarwort ✭✭✭✭

    Then it sounds like you may need to have a group discussion and allocate a portal to everyone. :-)

  • 15% was perfect to do a round through the city once a week. But now the agents will go to the next city and build there fields, so nothing with stay at home. With 5 % i will do bigger routes. No problem for me, but in the time with corona....

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    u can always flips some portals and re-field it otherwise.... no matter what they do its hard to a solution that makes everyone happy.. that will never happen sadly...

  • KonnTowerKonnTower ✭✭✭

    I think a better solution than decreasing decay rates would be to modify how much XM it takes to recharge portals. Let folks in non-competitive areas keep their normal decay, but make it cost less to recharge all portals. Same outcome, more options.

    I'm sure they already have a working script to modify the decay rate though, that's likely why they chose that route.

  • rabe9876rabe9876 ✭✭
    edited April 10

    Decreased decay rate will just encourage players to increase their gaming area for fielding. This kind of motivation for people to be more outside at wider distances may not be that good these days.

    Instead of decreased decay Niantic may increase XM efficiency for recharging. Same effect. Game still playable. Ingress will not survive when players need to wait for 3 weeks to have an opportunity to build a field.

  • RU001RU001 ✭✭

    Decrease portal decay is definitely killing gameplay but I guess that's the point with the virus around. Personally not a fan

  • But, when will it end.... both 2xR8/R7 deploy and decay are ruining the game

  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree.... i kinda want the old decay rates back..... i burn alot of cubes because i have not much to recharge now....

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