Feature Request: Badge (Recruiter?) for New Player Assistance
Recruiter badge never worked well -- but what if we brought it back with a twist?
Helping a player new to Ingress to get into the game and community is, in my book, more important than evangelizing the game itself. It can lead that person to the edge of, "Ok, this is my lifestyle now," vs. just being another game on the phone. And it fosters more community, more collaboration, more relationships and teamwork.
Bring back Recruiter but have it in a double-acknowledgement form -- I can indicate that I've helped PlayerX, and PlayerX can likewise agree that I have helped them. That could be as simple as greeting someone in COMMS, or it could be as extensive as leading someone around on First Saturday. Just as long as the two players agreed that help was given.
Or make it a Community badge. Something like that.