The plot, let everyone speak about it.
I would like to swing at the most sacred for many agents, swing at the plot of the game
And reflect on the connection between the plot and the gameplay. All the more I want to do this after rumors that all the writers were fired.
As an agent following the plot of the game, I noticed one thing from the very beginning. Most agents do not understand the plot, they do not see it at all. For them, the media falling out of the portals is incomprehensible garbage, which is absolutely incomprehensible for what it is needed. If the newcomer does not meet another agent who knows the plot, then he will never understand that to get new information on the plot, you need to go to this forum or to special chats in popular instant messengers! The process of introducing a new agent into the game is primitive and not informative in terms of the plot. And in the gameplay, the plot is not revealed at all. Let me give you an example. The team from my city, which is more than 10 people, was not a fan of the Tessellation event at all. Because this event was not presented in the scanner. I had to translate information from this forum, and help my comrades understand the plot of the game. Now imagine that there is no agent in the cell who sits on the forum and conveys the essence of the event to his fellow agents. This means that such people cannot provide important assistance in storyline events to their faction.
The plot must be embedded in the game at a deeper level. At least at the level of messages from Jarvis and ADA.
It is important! We need to create some kind of text or voice explanation from the leader of the Faction about what is currently happening in the game, and a short retelling of the plot should be immediately after training!
We also need to make a manual on the basic terms of the game, which can be accessed directly from the scanner.
@NianticBrian ! I said that many agents, including myself, who are native speakers of different languages will help you with competent translations of texts. Use our services, do not hesitate. Many agents note that the translation into Russian that your company has done in many places is simply illiterate. Like my English here, because I write quickly and try to translate incomprehensible words as much as possible through the translator from Google.
And @NianticBrian, most importantly, stop trying to befriend enlightenment and resistance. This only worsens both the plot and the attitude towards it. No joint events, they only destroy the basis of the game - the opposition of two factions. You can add to this the confrontation of corporations if you want, I wrote about this just below. . The factions are different, and we do not need to reconcile or turn our game into Pokémon, where two dozen players from different factions together fulfill the same goal. We must have a growing confrontation between factions! And not a walk on a predetermined course from NIA, Ezakil Kelvin and so on. We must decide for ourselves whether to help NIA, this or that corporation, and so on. You can even do an intra-factional vote from Jarvis or ADA, which will poll on important plot decisions. Agents must write the history of their faction themselves, responsive to changes in the game plot.