The dreaded Red "X" icon - what does it mean...?
I don't think that there's a way for me to ask this question without coming across as a total noob, but after a dozen keyword searches, all of which lead to nothing regarding my concern, I've now mustered the courage and desperation to ask the following...
What does the Red "X" icon mean? In terms of experiences that I can draw from, it's appeared when:
(1) I've been in melee battle against a Blue Frog cultist
(2) I've tried killing DMC guards
I assumed that the Red X first appeared after the battle with the Blue Frog cultist because I contracted the disease, but when I thought about it, why would Dan place such a blatant mark for a disease that progresses over time? Much of what makes NS brilliant are all of the subtleties that aren't blatantly declared to the player.
So, if the Red X is not for getting sick, what's it for? That you've been identified clearly enough that your now an enemy of a faction, or...?
Also, how does one get rid of said X?