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Resistance or Enlightened? Which to choose?
02-01-2013, 05:17 AM
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Resistance or Enlightened? Which to choose?
Depending on who you ask, you’ll get either answer. Ingress is basically splitting the entire world into two teams. You have the Resistance and the Enlightened.

The Enlightenment faction is attempting to help the Shapers infiltrate Earth. Followers believe that the Shapers bring a powerful enlightenment that will lift humankind.

While the Resistance faction is defending the Earth from the Shaper ingression. They are seen by some as being fearful of change or progress, but the resistance is firm in its belief that it is protecting humanity.

So choose wisely!
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02-02-2013, 02:56 AM
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RE: Resistance or Enlightened? Which to choose?
Join Enlightened. Yep, we are better. xD.
I am part of them also. Smile
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02-02-2013, 02:58 AM
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RE: Resistance or Enlightened? Which to choose?
Suuuree. Smile
But Resistance is more awesome, or should I say Le resistance. And cool dudes join Resistance also Big Grin
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05-20-2014, 10:55 PM
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RE: Resistance or Enlightened? Which to choose?
I chose Enlightened. I'm glad I did. There is heavy Resistance in my city and area and they seem to be on the up and up. It would have been boring if everybody was on the same team.

Embrace the new world order.
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07-01-2014, 04:28 PM
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RE: Resistance or Enlightened? Which to choose?
I just watched and read all the contents but I still don't understand which side is which. Can someone enlighten me?
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08-04-2014, 12:09 PM
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RE: Resistance or Enlightened? Which to choose?
(02-01-2013 05:17 AM)Jazavac Wrote:  Depending on who you ask, you’ll get either answer. Ingress is basically splitting the entire world into two teams. You have the Resistance and the Enlightened.

The Enlightenment faction is attempting to help the Shapers infiltrate Earth. Followers believe that the Shapers bring a powerful enlightenment that will lift humankind.

While the Resistance faction is defending the Earth from the Shaper ingression. They are seen by some as being fearful of change or progress, but the resistance is firm in its belief that it is protecting humanity.

So choose wisely!

The options to choose between two sides in a conflict is a political decision and like any political decision the answer is less clear than one would initially assume.
In this set up both sides are appealing and populist, which is necessary for a storytelling & gaming structure, but it appears that the Resistance has a greater appeal to players when first given the option.

Resistance implies: Human vs Alien, Us against Them, protection, defence and heroic stand offs against an implacable, unknowable enemy.

Enlightenment offers change, improvement, discovery & evolution, but these things are unproven quantities and can feel like a risk to our our current status.

If we were to apply one political model then: the Blue Team reflect a reactionary right wing and the Green Team offer a left wing manifesto of hope & change.

However be aware that this is a conflict scenario, disinformation is a weapon and any description of aims & intentions by either side is propaganda.

Therefore if the message from the Shapers is a lie, assumably to cover an invasion, then you hunker down and fight to the last. If their message is the truth then we unite for a new future of growth.

This makes it a question of trust, and perhaps that trust is formed by your own personal political persuasion.

Can you infer from that which side I chose?
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