Man I really hate these walls of text. I just end up repeating myself over and over. I’m not sure if there’s a better way for us to communicate @Xaldafax that doesn’t require you to do this?
This is empirically false. Here are two things you’ve said that lean that way:
this is interesting:
if you’re supporting reducing the effort, then why take baseless off-topic stabs at portal networks?
Many? I think coin was the only one you listed. What other benefits do you perceive us getting? There’s a bunch of ways in this game to get coin, and I think all of them require significant effort for significant coin.
Bottom line, doing tasks that you see as unrelated increases popularity. This work causes coin income. Getting coin is playing the game. I get that some people make their own rules they live in that are more restrictive than the game (for example I like to play stealth games and never be detected, if I get detected and still win, I still reload my save), but that doesn’t mean other use cases should be nerfed.
I lead hunts so the community can take our footfall money and fuel our network. We have other members that lead hunts, and many members that come on the hunts. if 5 people go on a 1.5 hour hunt, then 7.5 man hours were spent hunting. This is not a small amount of effort. We have members leading and hunting every weekday, sometimes twice. This adds up to a heck of a lot of man hours every week. Lots of effort to keep the network running.
This is also false. Anything that gets more coin, and more popularity is related to the network.
Maintaining a good community relationship gets us more coin in the portal network. This is part of the game.
Less work means more time doing other things that improve coin income. Again, this is part of the game whether you like it or not.
I’m a very critical guy I know and sometimes I sound really hostile. I’ve done my best to read this post multiple times before hitting submit. Please understand that I don’t mean to be hostile, but I want to ensure that the devs see our opinion as well as yours.