Ingress: The Google ARG

Looks like Randal Monroe got his Ingress invite...

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Alt-Text: Ingress: Foursquare With Space Noises.

I would love an invite as well!

If anyone has an invite left, hook a gamer up

Thanks to captainchaos I'm in.

Denver looks like a fun playground... closer to home I'm going to have to do some exploration... maybe suggest a few portals.

I would also like an invite, please.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
Denver looks like a fun playground... closer to home I'm going to have to do some exploration... maybe suggest a few portals.

Yeah, I think they really need to expand the number of portals. Depending on where you are it might be very difficult to level up because you can't do much of anything. Level one portals can only link up to 160m.

LiquidMantis wrote:
RoughneckGeek wrote:
Denver looks like a fun playground... closer to home I'm going to have to do some exploration... maybe suggest a few portals.

Yeah, I think they really need to expand the number of portals. Depending on where you are it might be very difficult to level up because you can't do much of anything. Level one portals can only link up to 160m.

There's a few "close" to home, but not walking distance. However, there are a couple spots I know near home that should be portal worthy... and a few in the Cap Hill area (another neighborhood I'm in frequently) I could submit that I don't see yet on the intel map.

You can suggest new portals, it just takes 2-3 weeks for them to work their way into the system because they're added manually.

clover wrote:
You can suggest new portals, it just takes 2-3 weeks for them to work their way into the system because they're added manually.

I think that's a good thing. It keeps a group of people from being able to just pop up a portal in a random locale.

Basically they want points of interest.

Thanks captainchaos!

wolfstar76 wrote:
I'm here to beg for a chance to help the Enlightened assist the Shapers to better mankind. :-D

You mean suck all freewill from our minds? Ya right! over my (neighbor's) dead body!!!

groan wrote:
wolfstar76 wrote:
I'm here to beg for a chance to help the Enlightened assist the Shapers to better mankind. :-D

You mean suck all freewill from our minds? Ya right! over my (neighbor's) dead body!!!

The irony of this, combined with your zombie avatar is making my head hurt.

I've been seeing a *lot* of new names in game lately. I think they let in another round of people who signed up at ingress.com.

Also, trying for more invites using this post: https://plus.google.com/111720819144...

Checked my inbox, but nothing yet. Seeing as how I only signed up yesterday this isn't surprising.

Had a friend forward an invite someone at his wife's work (she works for Google) sent him, but it seems it had been passed on already when he said he was already in-game.

So close, and yet so far.

On the upside, she said she's gonna ask around at work today, so I might get lucky today.

groan wrote:
wolfstar76 wrote:
I'm here to beg for a chance to help the Enlightened assist the Shapers to better mankind. :-D

You mean suck all freewill from our minds? Ya right! over my (neighbor's) dead body!!!

Ya know, that makes me think. If they are really a force of good, why not be more up front about it? I came here undecided and leave shouting, "viva la resistance!"

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Werd, Clover!

Do you need an Android phone for this, or would it work on a tablet as long as you happen to be near a WiFi hot spot?

Yeah, it doesn't care what the device is, as long as you have GPS and Internet connectivity.

Not really pertinent, but when I went out with the kids this weekend I tethered my iPad and ran the web page on that. That was great because the web page is how you recon portals. The app is a scanner that is fixed on your position with limited zoom out. Best you can do with the app is put it "compass" mode and turn around so you can get a bit more "reach". To hunt for portals though you have to use http://ingress.com/intel .

I'd love an invite. I'm outside the DC area, so it would be fun to tag all the monuments in downtown.

LiquidMantis wrote:
Yeah, it doesn't care what the device is, as long as you have GPS and Internet connectivity.

Not really pertinent, but when I went out with the kids this weekend I tethered my iPad and ran the web page on that. That was great because the web page is how you recon portals. The app is a scanner that is fixed on your position with limited zoom out. Best you can do with the app is put it "compass" mode and turn around so you can get a bit more "reach". To hunt for portals though you have to use http://ingress.com/intel .

You can rotate out if compassion mode but twisting 2 fingers on the scanner map.

Nice! That's better than spinning like a top.

RoughneckGeek rustled up this handy-dandy portal calculator.

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Will throw a collection party for an invite!

Wow, look what happened out here yesterday. I'm going on a portal hacking jaunt today, but man...

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Just got invited by Google, and surprisingly there's some action going on here in NC. I see Coldforged is out there raising a ruckus too.

checkm-8 wrote:
LouZiffer wrote:
Just got invited by Google, and surprisingly there's some action going on here in NC. I see Coldforged is out there raising a ruckus too.

Invite please? <3

Google hasn't provided me with any yet. Sorry.