Ingress: The Google ARG

I'm in thanks to captainchaos as well. Looks like there's a fair amount of activity in the Denver area, it'll be interesting to see if there's anything out here as I don't venture "in to town" much. Right now I'm stuck at the Collect 1000 XM training mission. It's all around my neighborhood, which I assume is normal, but with my knee still jacked from last week I can't go walking around. Maybe I'll hop in the car later to drive around my block. For now I'm just leaving the scanner running and slowly collecting the pixie dust that floats in to my ring of influence.

Hey, this might be a way to encourage my kids to take the dogs for walks.

I'm hoping to get good use out of my daily walk. I'm near a college campus and a major mall so hopefully I'll have some traction around here.

Edit: Looks like my local area is all Resistance with a cluster of portals near the university. Post offices seem popular too.

The mall is unclaimed. Maybe I should start there. The food court is probably a good place for a portal.

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I'm afgncaap in-game, btw. tanstaafl was already taken.

Thanks captainchaos!

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Seattle is very mixed, but the Eastside is all Enlightened. There's a joke to be made there somewhere.

I get way too into games like this. This could become a serious problem

Well, the app is installed and my curiosity is piqued... now all I need is an activation code.

Hmm, my area got pretty stagnant pretty fast. All up and down the Niagara river on the Canadian side it's all Enlightened, and there's a small set of Resistance portals in Niagara Falls, NY but the higher level Enlightened players have made an incursion into the field this afternoon and made short work of destroying most of the critical links. I really hope some resistance players get organized in my area... Can't wait until the game goes public!

EDIT: Map
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Better north Atlanta map. Cobb county and parts of downtown are Resistance, Gwinnett County is Enlightened.

I haven't picked a side yet. What's the GWJ consensus?

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YOU MUST RESIST

Wait, how do you pick a side? I think I was just assigned to resistance.

Viva la RESISTANCE!

LiquidMantis wrote:

Wait, how do you pick a side? I think I was just assigned to resistance.

Go through the training missions. At the end you pick a faction.
You can skip the training, but to fully understand your role it is recomended that you do them.

Ah, yeah I haven't had a chance to do that. I assumed I was put into my inviter's faction.

No, the colors are just blue by default, but no affiliation.

Yeah, I got to the pick your side screen and stopped. Only annoyance is that every time I open the app now it wants to run the last tutorial over again.

I'm tempted to go Enlightened simply because in most games the "Rebellion" or the "Resistance" is always the "right" side. (Or other media for that matter, the 501st seem to be the only real exception.) But looking at where I live in Atlanta it may be an exercise in futility.

This morning I was able to soak up enough XM from my couch and proceed so I'm at the faction choice now. From what I can tell of my area, it looks like Resistance is needed. Someone needs to go reclaim Boulder.

Check out the google groups to see what kind of activity is in your area too.

Could someone toss me an invite?

While my email is sitting in their queue, is there a map where I can check things out before they get to me?

Unfortunately the map requires you to be logged in. If you want to PM me your rough address I'll screenshot it for you.

Intrigued - if anyone's got a spare invite to send my way, I'd love to try it

groan wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Intrigued - if anyone's got a spare invite to send my way, I'd love to try it

Man, NYNY would be an awesome playground!

'Zactly

Tanglebones wrote:

Intrigued - if anyone's got a spare invite to send my way, I'd love to try it

Man, NYNY would be an awesome playground!

WOW
Nice to see the overabundance of blue!
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Tanglebones wrote:
groan wrote:
Tanglebones wrote:

Intrigued - if anyone's got a spare invite to send my way, I'd love to try it

Man, NYNY would be an awesome playground!

'Zactly

Sadly, the Bronx isnt so well represented...
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Report on Google Groups is that this just went to Open Beta and you can now get in without an invite/passcode. If the app doesn't work they say to try uninstalling it, clear cache, then reinstall.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=...

tanstaafl wrote:

Report on Google Groups is that this just went to Open Beta and you can now get in without an invite/passcode. If the app doesn't work they say to try uninstalling it, clear cache, then reinstall.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=...

Signs point to no. Still getting the activation code request after a uninstall/reboot/reinstall.

Ya, they just pushed out an update to 1.0.6.
I'm looking at it now and I don't really see anything obvious except this when I click the Recruit button

still nothing.
At least it's showing names now. It never worked for me.

That looks like it's just pulling your contacts from your phone.

Anyone have a spare invite?

Everyone taer and above has a PM on how to get me contact info. I'm pretty much out of invites after that.

Could use an invite if there are any floating out there

captainchaos wrote:

Everyone taer and above has a PM on how to get me contact info. I'm pretty much out of invites after that.

Aw man! I guess I didn't ask soon enough. When the next batch of invites open up, someone fling one my way. Pretty please?

I did hook a bunch up with Gmail when it first went beta, after all.

Edit: For accuracy. I whined in another forum