Niantic, Inc.!!! Bring back the storyline and goals worth fighting for!!!
A little backstory.
A long time ago I remember we had an idea. Enlightenment wanted aliens to appear. The resistance wanted to stop them. Then suddenly it turned out that the resistance also has its own aliens. Still, it was a logical fight. There were PORTALS through which aliens were supposed to come. Correct me if I'm wrong. How they were supposed to arrive, when, and what had to be done for their arrival, alas, was not clear even from the plot. But then Nemesis appeared who showed some photoshopped photos and stated that they had an invasion of exogenous monsters, and that only we can protect this world. Jarvis betrayed enlightenment, ADA betrayed the resistance. And as a result, we did not wait for any aliens. The corporations are doing something with the portals, but we don't know what exactly they are doing.
What do we have now.
Now for more than a year we have been capturing portals. For what? For what purpose? The "saviors" of mankind or their main rivals will not come from them. What is the fight for?
Further, we look at the training there, a flying blue head, broadcasts about the danger of shapers. Why? Will we not see them again? Yes? Uh... Jarvis also says that the shapers are our friends in training. How does this compare to the main story of the game after the tessellation event?
Glyph sequences and voices from portals hint that the Shapers and their rivals are still here.
Next, we have combat beacons. Can someone explain to me what this thing is? The beacon is used to show the way. But to whom? What is this structure with human numbers hanging over the portal? Who developed it and for what purpose? how does it affect the victory of the faction (with the exception of events)?
And what do we get? We have portals that simply deliver exotic matter to us, and nothing else, and we also have beacons that do not show the way to anyone except agents.
It is useless for new players to explain the plot, it is broken and it does not exist. Brian, or whoever is in charge of your story. Maybe it's time to work on making new clear goals for the factions? Maybe it's time to make at least a justification for the existing break in the story events? How do you think? Maybe it's time to finally get out of the current crisis? Oh yeah, why don't ADA or Jarvis mention this forum in the scanner as one of the main carriers of plot events?