Suggestion: Machina Neutraliser badge
My assessment is that part of the reason Machina is becoming out of control even in well-trafficked areas is because there’s no incentive to destroy them if you think you won’t also capture.
It usually feels like a complete waste of bursters to destroy Machina portals as I pass by in life. Sometimes I even think… the only benefit here is to locals in the opposite faction, so why bother.
I was thinking about what it would take to feel like bursting it when I can’t capture, and the simplest answer is a badge based on Machina portals neutralised.
I would suggest setting achievement levels of 10 x the reclaimer badge, for all tiers.
This continues with rewarding reclamation much more significantly, but could help cause a player-lead reduction in negative sentiment towards Machina in populated areas.