Since reading a few months ago that the new Agent Stats export was implemented, i was expecting a change for a better format, but seems that is not going to happen.
As i read, @pql prefers a format like json but as he said, it's too difficult to read for non programmer people, so now the export is based in tabs, not the best format, but it could be parsed.
What i would like to suggest is if format could change from tab's format for a comma's format, just to have a better separator that couldn't be wrongly catch like when you copy the stats to other platform that convert the tab to a space.
Maybe @NianticBrian could comment here pros and cons about it, and if could be possible.
Also appreciate that the string associated to the Time Span is relative the the local idiom, IMO, this is a bad export, maybe could change to a unique relative string in english as is the best way IMO.
As it seems you are for some reason unable to help numerous people in my local community, I am, with this message, offering to help you.
I am offering to spend a week in the start of January delving into your source code, and working out what is so broken as to stop several of my local players playing the game. I will sign any reasonable NDA for your code security. This should benefit you by fixing some of the bugs your developers have seemed to be unable to fix, or maybe are just unaware of.
My usual contracting rates are around $1,000 a day, I will waive these for you. I will charge you nothing.
My background is 10 years as a professional games developer, followed by 10 years working in high scalability high volume software, where I cofounded a company as lead developer and architect, which has been investment funded to over fifty million dollars.
I know my stuff.
To be frank, I'm really pretty angry at you that I'm having to make this offer. You are a multi-million dollar company, but you seem unable to act like one. You should absolutely be embarrassed that anyone would even make this kind of offer, but I am so so so fed up with your repeated failures to help my local community, that I am willing to spend MY free time helping them, and as an aside it will help you too by fixing some of your bugs.
I'm sure you can link my email address to this account, so please contact me by email if you wish to discuss this further.
Anomalies unite people on a continental scale. First Saturdays unite people on city/region scale. Quite organically, Mission Days were uniting people on a country scale. With standalone MD applications gone, this intermedium is gone.
People now have two options.
1) To book flight tickets most probably to another country once in a quarter. Not so many people can even afford travelling to another country. There's little chance their country will get anomalous city.
2) To go to the FS in their city.
The third option was to travel, again once in a quarter or two, inside their country, on an MD.
While MD was gathering hundreds of people all around the country (Ukraine in my case), and even from the outside, the IFS events usually have 10.5 local people present.
I don't believe that in today's times, Kyiv Resistance would book a whole train carriage for whopping 125 agents to go to FS as they did when going to Dnipro Mission Day. Why would they, if their city has FS too?
The standalone Mission Days were providing that kind of uniqueness and country-wide connecting feel. They should be brought back.