On june 6 a new feature got added to Ingress called Dronenet.
You can fly your drone to portals, once placed on a portal you can’t move it again until the 60 minute countdown has finished. You can hack the portal your drone is on once and you can only hack a portal again once you have moved the drone to another portal. If the portal where your drone is placed on changes alignment (destroyed, captured or flipped) it will be called back to your agent.
There are some new statistics that got added for the drone: Unique Portals Drone Visited, Furthest Drone Flight Distance and Drone Hacks.
When hacking with the drone the hack will count towards your sojourner badge. But won’t give you keys nor can you use it for finishing missions or hacking a portal for an event.
After having flown 10 Km and having 60 unique drone hacks, I like it a bit. The Drone makes it so i can still do some things while being at home. But I feel like there could be some changes.
I miss the fact you can’t recharge the portal your drone is on. If that would be added I could see the use of the drone a lot more.
The furthest Drone Flight Distance statistic is also not very accurate. When I am at a portal at for example 9.4 Km my the stat still has 8 as the furthest. So it would be nice if Niantic could fix that.
Let me know in the comments down below what you think of Dronenet and what you would like to see changed. I would like to know.