It seems to me that Ingress is a prime candidate for a PC RTS or board game. (Apologies for the pun). The video feeds and story of Ingress Prime take me right back to the days of Command and Conquer, Dune 2000 and so on...
If Niantic made an RTS or board game, as fans of the game what mechanics would you expect to see?
I'd expect you could run multiple scenarios with MU being the main goal. Your brief: "Agent, we need to take this city. You need to have swayed at least 300,000 minds by checkpoint in 6 hours time. Watch out for ENL/RES agents, Nemesis and real world events."
You could emulate all the existing event styles: anomalies, first saturday, build a link star, longest path, max unique hacks, max unique deploys, most P8 portals, most MU. I'd expect to progress any kind of story, gathering MU would be the main goal of each skirmish. You could recruit and level up specific agents and take them round the world.
So what would you want to see?
(Please no comments about "fix Prime first"). :P