In last few days we had issues with agents been unable to get portal key on several hacking attempts. It was also integrated into the story:
Calvin: acceptable short term solution. Your last report mentioned some other disruption in the XM fabric based on the latest Keyhole survey.
Lynton-Wolfe: Yes. The portal key objects have become more difficult to synthesize. they are appearing less frequently The portal synch encoding has been harder for us to track. Something is definitely altering the XM flow, collecting it away from us, like something is going to be — for lack of a better word — birthed.
Today we got update on the item drop ratio issue:
An update to our conversation on Wednesday.
The XM fabric has evolved slightly since the shifts that occurred at that time.
Item synthesis rates are recovering, portal keys seem to be generating slightly more often, and in particular, when harvesting a portal in direct alignment with the scanner (i.e. a friendly portal), item production seems to always yield a positive net result.
I will be continuing to monitor the data and will provide an update as soon as we have learned more. olw
So this doesn’t only means that item drop rate is returned to normal, but also you got better chances that hacking friendly portal will be successful.