Drone Targeting: An emerging meta and how the game could adapt to it.
In my area, a new strategy has been emerging: Targeting portals with drones on them to limit remote access to high level farms and generally waste an enemy agent’s time. Now, this is cool in itself (well, obviously not for the person being targeted), but I think that the game devs could take it to the next level.
My proposal: Drone modifications. Drones would have one (1) mod slot that can only be accessed when the drone is recalled to the agent. Modifications could allow the drone to retaliate against agents that are attacking the portal the drone is docked at, allow the drone to jump further to get more resources, or cause the drone to stick to its docking portal better. The types of mods agents equip to their drones could reflect different play styles. Of course, each mod would be temporary, only capable of being used/damaged a certain amount of times before it stops working. Limitations aside, this would introduce a new layer of strategy to resource acquisition, one that could make the game a bit more varied in terms of gameplay options.
I’m curious to hear what changes or additions you would make to this system; as it stands, it’s just a concept.