Prime Popular on Twitter
Here’s the top ten replies on Twitter to Niantic’s announcement that September 30th will be the day they retire the Redacted scanner.
John earned a lot of favorites by parodying their announcement.
We’re announcing that ingress game will be ruined on Monday, September 30. Thank you to all Agents who joined the ongoing global fight for Mind Units and control of the Portal Network.— John Pappous (@PappousJohn) August 30, 2019
Alexandre is having fun with acronyms.
At October 1st, Niantic announces the end of your Ingress operations.— Alexandre Peña (@alsipena) August 30, 2019
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This next tweet really stands out to me. It’s my personal favorite out of all the replies.
Paul’s reply is pretty common. Lots of agents announcing that they are retiring. We’ll have to see how many actually carry through with their threats.
Thank god, I can finally stop playing. Way to ruin the game— Paul (@PaulMMA1) August 30, 2019
This next agent is concerned because Prime doesn’t perform very well on low-end phones.
Mala Idea @ingress para los que tienen teléfonos de gama baja es un atropello, Muy Mal.— Miikuuu💙🇵🇪 (@MiikuuuRes) August 30, 2019
Another common sentiment.
Prime barely works. You're retiring the wrong one.— Jinspiration 💜 (@ausher8) August 30, 2019
We’ll have to see if Prime is enough to actually kill off the only intellectual property that Niantic actually owns.
RIP Ingress— 𝙴𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚑 (@ess0h) August 30, 2019
On my fucking birthday.. unbelievable. Prime needs to improve a lot just to get to level of redacted. We don't want beauty, we want a playable game, and atm, prime isn't.— Meowdy (@Carapau1500) August 30, 2019
I have a hard time believing this next one. Check Ace’s stats in scanner when you get a minute to see why. Hanke barely plays. If I recall correctly he only earned two points in this last challenge. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if he announced that he was retiring on September 30th either.
@johnhanke say he designed @Ingress partly for himself, to indulge a long-standing habit of leaving work during the day to visit undiscovered places. Can't go too far with a flat battery! Exploration doesn't need fancy graphics, RIP :(— Phil (@feyipuk) August 30, 2019
Kimberly is concerned because Prime still has accessibility issues. I don’t recall any of these accessibility issues being addressed in the list of fixes that Niantic is planning for Prime before Redacted is finally shutdown either.
You’ve failed to address any of my accessibility concerns, and Prime is too difficult for me to physically use. I continually link to incorrect portals because your tiny images provide no address info. Buttons hard to reach. Can’t see a thing.— Kimberly Sucy (@Shilfiell) August 30, 2019