[idea] Game Core Change - Huge fields
In this discussion I would like to point some problems with a game core feature that is fielding. For me this it is the most fun thing to do, at home you plan some fields then you go outside and do it.
But for some reason that I can totally understand some players that have time and money make HUGE fields. And I can totally understand because this is awesome right? Spread your field all over the state, I would proud myself.
Otherwise, all the people and portals inside those huge fields just feel frustrated, new players just can’t understand, they don’t even know about intel yet to see what’s going on, they just stop playing because “there is nothing to do”.
This is probably the top reason some players stop playing and others don’t even start. Here are some examples of what I’m talking about:
To the people inside this huge fields this game is dead. The only thing you can do is upgrade portals, hack, and then wait 1 week to do it again or hope to someone destroy. Fun 😑
It’s obvious how this huge fields impacts the cell’s score. So my point is not to block fields, but they automatically break after a checkpoint or cycle.
The reason could be many:
- The portals inside the huge field is pushing and breaking the field from inside, and after the checkpoint all links break, and it’s keys forgotten.
- The huge field cannot handle controlling too many MU at once, so then it collapses and removes the three portals links but keeping portal ownership.
- The shapers interferes if they notice a huge difference in the battle between factions, so ADA or JARVIS remove the fields before they come
- and so on :)
The point is, the game should incentive tiny fields for the game’s and players’ health, this will make a huge difference on the score for sure, but it’ll be way more fair with those just walking and using public transportation, compared to those with cars that are really willing to go miles away to build a field covering the entire cell for 6 months.
Sorry for the long text, I’m really pissed with it.
Edit 1: better explanation about my suggestion and removing the word “explode” to people don’t understand that the portal ownership was removed.