Knight Bus - Remote Fortressing

MrSciGuyMrSciGuy Posts: 974 ✭✭✭✭✭
in Feature Requests #1 latest comment 23 April, 2020, 11:14 pm.

Just came across this article that claims to have a source from Niantic saying soon we’ll be able to remote fortress from home via a “Knight Bus” feature. @HPWULola is this true??? 👀

Take a quick read. What do you think?



  • CBG92CBG92 Posts: 437 ✭✭✭
    #215 April, 2020, 11:07 pm.

    I just saw that too. No reason why they can't like they kinda did for PoGo and they hinted at it not too long ago. Fingers crossed!🤞🏼🤞🏼

  • KodokmagKodokmag Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #516 April, 2020, 02:07 am.


  • JeroenixJeroenix Posts: 122 ✭✭✭
    #616 April, 2020, 07:43 am.

    "Glad you are excited! We will have more official information to share next week - stay tuned!"

    That's.. not a denial!? :)

  • HoyotHoyot Posts: 126 ✭✭✭
    #716 April, 2020, 08:41 am.

    Yeah!!! 😀😀

  • OwlxOwlx Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2020 #817 April, 2020, 11:26 pm.

    I fully expect to see @AuroraKadavra driving the Knight bus when it picks me up!

    And @Acumen better be on it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MrSciGuyMrSciGuy Posts: 974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #918 April, 2020, 12:53 am.

    “Little old lady at 12 o’clock!”

  • ProfezorProfezor Posts: 9 ✭✭
    #1019 April, 2020, 01:33 pm.

    This will be a great addition! Do you think it will stay even after everything opens back up?

  • MtPolluxMtPollux Posts: 854 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1119 April, 2020, 03:26 pm.

    That's a good question @Profezor and it gets me thinking.

    The quarantine changes they've made so far have just involved changing the mechanic of existing parts of the game (TTD brew time, spawn frequency, etc) and so will be easy to change back at some point.

    If they're going to the trouble to add a whole new mechanic for the Knight Bus, they probably won't remove it in a month or two when life goes back to normal. So it will probably be a permanent part of the game.

    If it's a permanent part of the game, it can't be better or more convenient than actually going out and playing the game like we did pre-covid, otherwise no one will go back to playing that way. So I expect that either the Knight Bus will be added with some limited benefit (enough to help those stuck at home, but not enough to be better than going out and meeting people at a local fortress), or it will offer better benefits but once the quarantine is over it will cost gold to use it.

  • MrSciGuyMrSciGuy Posts: 974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1219 April, 2020, 04:02 pm.

    I agree with you @MtPollux. I don’t think they’ll go through the trouble (and I assume the coding for that feature must be pretty involved) to just remove it a few months later. Like you said, it might be limited in scope, like 2 times a day or something. Or it might have a cost. Either way, we’re all pumped for it! And I really hope we can somehow battle with friends from our list who aren’t near us (but that part may be a pipe dream).

  • KodokmagKodokmag Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1319 April, 2020, 06:29 pm.

    Monday to day, is it next week yet?

  • BormacskaBormacska Posts: 1,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1419 April, 2020, 08:37 pm.

    @Kodokmag in the states on the west coast we are still Sunday afternoon. I doubt that the team is going to release anything until at least Monday their time. Good wishful thinking though! 😊

  • KodokmagKodokmag Posts: 1,163 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1520 April, 2020, 12:11 am.


    I still need more than 100 redbook. I hope i could finish my magizoo lesson before 1 year anniversary. Dont want to fall behind when (maybe) new lesson will coming up. 😢

  • Dewin99Dewin99 Posts: 792 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1620 April, 2020, 04:12 pm.
  • OwlxOwlx Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1820 April, 2020, 04:55 pm.

    Lee Jordan-And the crowd goes wild!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone is on their feet yelling @HPWULola SHE'S OUR QUEEN!

    @Dewin99 👍️ I was just popping in to post that graphic! Thank you

  • OwlxOwlx Posts: 1,202 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #1920 April, 2020, 04:57 pm.

    @Profezor did ya see the in game news flash? 👀 It's here to stay wishes do come true!

  • MrSciGuyMrSciGuy Posts: 974 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #2020 April, 2020, 06:20 pm.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH @HPWULola!!! 😱🤩🥳

  • JeroenixJeroenix Posts: 122 ✭✭✭
    #2121 April, 2020, 08:21 pm. to stay, fantastic! This will be exactly what this game needs, giant leap forwards. Well done, Portkey and Niantic.

  • LucoireLucoire Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    #2223 April, 2020, 11:14 pm.

    The Knight Bus is here and it is glorious. 'nuff said.

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