As a reminder, I am not the Niantic Global Community Manager. But with Andrew trying hard to get his Aurora Glyphing badge, I am picking up the slack. But let’s do this AMA thing anyway. Some reminders:
- Like the real GCM, I can’t help with individual situations, but unlike him, I can speculate wildly. I’m pretty sure the reason your friend was banned was because they saw a screenshot from IITC once. Hope that helps.
- Unlike the real GCM, I can’t go back and get answers from our product teams. So that frees me to just make stuff up. For example, the next version of Prime will have the ability to make fields look like bacon, but only if they originate from portals with a toast beacon.
- I can’t help bring an event to your town, but if you ask enough times I will gladly tell you that yes, the NL1331 van is coming to a Denny’s 30 miles east of Albuquerque.
- If you want actual answers, please go to Niantic’s official channels (the Ingress Support page or the official Community Forums or just rant on Reddit).
Have fun, and even though I’m not actually the GCM, please follow Wheaton’s Law. Snarky is ok, abusive isn’t. I will delete abusive comments.
16 thoughts on “Saturday Morning AMA”
Is Turkey bacon an acceptable substitute for tofu?
No. Turkey bacon is never the answer. Unless you mean a turkey stuffed with a pig, which sounds delicious.
Can you tell me if a sign on place is a good Portal?
My child's account was banned after I transferred seven capsules of X8 to them. This is unfair. They are only six years old and have been playing since the first day.
REDACTED sucks. My problem with Prime is that is awesome and a better interface. Unfortunately, I've been kicked out of my community for having this opinion. How can I hate Prime more. I also flipped my own faction's Portals so that may be why I was kicked out. But that is not relevant.
Is it against the TOS to commit armed robbery of a bank?
Regarding multi-accounting, how many accounts is too many for a single person to have?
The faction in my area uses a Portal at the city hall that anyone can access any time of day as an anchor Portal for fields. However, I can't attack it from my couch to take it down. I've submitted it to be removed but my request gets denied. Why?
This f$&*ing a$$h*le that I keep messaging in COMMs about his dead mother is harassing me. Why did I get a warning and they aren't banned?
Always. Bathroom signs are some of the highest quality submissions.
That account action may be in error. Let me figure out why you don't have a comm ban.
Probably for the best, as the school year is about to start so it's not the time for then to be up late at night farming with you anyway.
I'm a traditional kind of person, and I don't think people should be having accounts outside of wedlock.
You should try asking for help in your local community. There may be various ways they can help, including taking down the portal when you can't leave the house, repeatedly submitting removal requests until one sticks, or helping you install Fortnite.
Depends. How much did you get and did you send half of the proceeds to firstname.lastname@example.org?
I will answer with the lyrics from the song on the radio right now:
Do you ever feel like a misfit?
Everything inside you is dark and twisted
Oh, but it's okay to be different
'Cause baby, so am I (So am I, so am I, so am I)