Behind the Agent Nikolas Moore
After several articles about agents related to a specific faction, I wanted to spice things up a little bit.
We have all been wondering about the chance of getting a third faction, changing the game toward an unexpected direction and how it can change the balance of the game.
Whether that happens or not, players around the world have made decisions in Ingress. Most of us may never even consider these decisions or maybe we’ll never be brave enough to make them. They have reset their accounts, changed faction, started over and worked their way through those 1,200,000 AP to reach level 8 again. The agent I present to you today has had the courage to do all these things… a few times.
Agent Nikolasmor, Mookiepudding, Bigbadaboom, J4RVIS, MookieBadaBoom, notFalse
Faction Currently Enlightened
Location Prince Frederick MD
Goal Bringing balance to the game, he changes faction once the area is too saturated with allied agents and admits to loving the feeling of the process of leveling up.
He recognizes himself as a family guy, someone who spent the little free time he had in front of his couch watching TV with his family. However Ingress changed his life for good, now he is one of the most well known and social players. He is followed by many players around social networks and has more quality time to spend with his family: Wifey Kathy who doesn’t play and his two daughters Octavia (Taterbug) and Riley (Bobthehobo).
Ingress changed him on many levels. He was stuck on a 70 hours a week job, leaving no time for the family which he loves and no social life.
He met his current boss after giving an invite to a random request on g+ . In an unexpected twist of fate, he found that the same player he gave that invite to was the player he later met on the comm and offered help to level up. After a few meetings for game purposes he turned out to be the perfect choice for a private government job. (I hope it’s some X Files kind of job )
“My favorite agent change was MookiePudding because it is where people started to catch on to the nickname and it wasn’t just “Niko” as they call me, it was a persona where I could become a different person.”
If some day he is requested to stick with a faction he knows he would stay blue “my family is blue, my family is my resistance family” though he was using a green T-shirt that day. He admits his may be the first request Niantic would get for faction change if there is a third one some day.
He acknowledges we all have been Trolls at some level, even him, and now he avoids answering to bullies over comm, he will never allow anybody to bully another player. Today his farming area was destroyed 5 times. “Nobody owns a portal, that would take out the balance of the game and there is no fun in that”.
While he drinks his Hint Water™ he recalls once being at a blue farming area, just 6000 ap from level 8 with only 6 xmps. After opening the bottle and turning the cap, its code saved the day with the 3 xmp left to reach his goal. Exactly 1,200,000 AP which is his rule. And he loves them so much that buys them online, sometimes he gives them away to players who do something special to earn them.
For Nikolas the game is not only fun though, back in June 26th he participated in the organization of a cross faction field art named Fields for Jason. In honor of Jeff and Kendra Sanders (Agent PowrUp) son who passed away October 18th, 2009 at the age of seven.
GIVE at the bottom of the page. Under “Would you like to make your gift in honor or in memory of someone?” select IN MEMORY OF. Then type in the field JASON SANDERS
Nikolas wanted to make something special for his passing date remembrance and he shares with all of us this words for him and his family.
Jason means so much to me, despite never meeting the little guy. Today we celebrate his life , not his passing. An anniversary of when he left us for a better place. I know what he meant to you and always will. Remember always, the joy he brought to others and that he is bigger than life itself. We are here for you and with you.
Your RES SOMDHB Family”.
Thanks to Nikolas Moore for giving me access to a part of his story and his heart, not only making this BTA fun, but special. Last but not least we have his favorite portal view, so we can remember the importance and reason for Ingress, seeing the World Around Us from a different point of view