The curse of the Recursed
For some time, topics about a third faction or AI opponents have been discussed. Due to various reasons, the gameplay in some places have stalled. I know most of your comments will be: “recruit more agents” Yes that will certainly help, but sometimes that is hard to do. So I have this idea in my mind and off course the more I think of it, the better I like it, therefore I would like to share it and have your thought of it. Here it goes:
What if a recursed agent is cursed? it was introduced In the Anime, that being recurced, you only live for some time afterwards (I cannot remember the length) What if we transfer this into Ingress?
Every xxx amount of days, a recursed agent is cursed. When cursed, the agent will be “red” and therefore a “lone wolf” and cannot interact with own faction. The cursed agent will not be able to pick up anything from the ground, except keys. The period starts, when you as agent all off sudden deploy a red resonator, then you know it. You now have seven days to prepare, before you full deploy a red portal. All your inventory will be intact and able to use.
Due to the better interaction with the portal network (feature of the Recursed agents!?). The cursed agent will have a better chance for higher output from hacks. More items and more high level gear from a single hack. Could be 20% of each?
To lift the curse, the cursed agent will have to make 1.6 Million AP or wait 1,6 Month whatever comes first and will after that, rejoin the faction the agent came from.
In this way, we will have something that can shake up the play board and give new life to some places where things are stuck. It will be a “real” agent. Playing normal play style and not some strange AI doing strange things in strange places :-)
Imagine being able to attack both RES and ENL portals. Leave a trail of red portals, links and fields for green and blue agents to attack and capture!
Maybe it could be a thing, you, as agent could be able to choose to be a part off. I know some do not like to be a lonely wolf, but for a certain amount of time or AP, I believe it could be fun :-)
What do you think?