Ingress: The Google ARG

I guess I'll have to only play near coffee shops and restaurants.

As I said before I was running it for my commute. 45 mins each way each day (@70 miles an hour). I assume if you don't travel as far then it won't pull as much data since it is map based. I could be wrong though.

Good point. Don't think I'll be running it for that long. Maybe it'll be ok for me.

Liquid was kind enough to hook me up with a code, so I was able to get in (Although for some reason the game isn't working properly for me). I now however, have just received the invite code I signed up for so many weeks ago. Is anyone in need? First to ask gets it.

Edit: Taken!

I just logged into my Ingress and found I have invites. Looks like they've finally opened it up.

Man, I leveled up twice in just two outings.

Edit: and using headphones gives you lots of bonus info.

I also have invites - for people who agree to play Resistance! Or, if you're desperate to play with Enlightened friends and you don't live in the Philadelphia area

I live in a small town just outside Philly, and there's a number of Enlightened players who really play full time, ranging far and wide. The two-faction game breaks at that point - they have all the portals, tons of links, tons of defenses - but it's still fun to try to figure out a way to harass them in the limited amount of time I play per week.

There's also a Philly area Resistance Google+ group, and smaller local groups, and it's been a fun way to meet local tech-friendly people I may never have encountered otherwise.

War between the Smurfs and the Toads rages on here in Seattle.

My part of Atlanta was almost all resistance for a long time but we're finally getting some back-and-forth.

And I want know who set up (and approved) 4 different portals on opposite street corners. I can hit all 4 while stopped at a red light.

I have 10 beta keys to give away. Just PM me. If you can get to level 5 before mid-December you get a special badge that indicates you were a participant in the beta. I've been in the beta program since last year and...I'm only level 2. Time to get crackin!

checkm-8 wrote:

I have 10 beta keys to give away. Just PM me. If you can get to level 5 before mid-December you get a special badge that indicates you were a participant in the beta. I've been in the beta program since last year and...I'm only level 2. Time to get crackin!

Well crap... I'm only level 2 as well... I guess I need to get back into it.

The game is in open beta, so anyone should be able to get in now.

I've joined the Resistance as SqueegeeJoe, for anyone in NoVa

I have beta keys too and am still at level 2 as well. Time to hack some portals.

I made level 3 yesterday.

On the way home tonight I noticed that some green folk had taken over a portal I had recently had approved.
I burned through a lot of level 3 and 4 bursters... but it was worth it to see the links and field crumble.
Not much chance to do this in my area. A lot of high level players on both sides, so I end up mainly hacking.

TraderG wrote:

On the way home tonight I noticed that some green folk had taken over a portal I had recently had approved.
I burned through a lot of level 3 and 4 bursters... but it was worth it to see the links and field crumble.
Not much chance to do this in my area. A lot of high level players on both sides, so I end up mainly hacking.

Yeah, Seattle and Vancouver are both pretty organized. I even managed key and item drops with a couple locals the last time I was up there. You guys should have a decent Resistance group on G+ if you're into getting intelligence (or gossip). A lot of high level players will burn a portal, then leave it for you to capture if you're nearby and communicate with them. They have the most efficient blasters, you get the points to level up, everyone wins.

Great Cthulhu people, how many portals do you need in a one block area?

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Heh, you should see my neighborhood.

Edit: Why are you wasting time posting here? Go grab that lonely one in the middle!

HACKING TARGETS!

Smurfs 11, Toads 0.

clover wrote:

Edit: Why are you wasting time posting here? Go grab that lonely one in the middle! :D

My wife was driving; I was just hacking targets of opportunity along the way. She has enough trouble with my hobbies as it is, asking her to go out of the way would just be asking for it.

tanstaafl wrote:

asking her to go out of the way would just be asking for it.

Truism is true.

I'll just put this here as a reason why I am still level 2.

Ha ha. I can't even be bothered to bike "downtown" to hit the portals there.

Just put this on my phone. Seems really cool, but I think I'm gimped by living on a rural island. Might have to go around and start submitting places to be portals...you can do that, right?

Mwdowns, When you long press anywhere in the map that doesn't have an item (portal, key, etc), you should see the option to submit new portal.

Here in the San Francisco East Bay area, there are portals everywhere, and some of the portal farms are quite dense. My team (resistance) normally keeps control of the Downtown Livermore farm (DTL) portal farm that is near where I live:

http://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=37.6...

And the Dublin Heritage Park portal farm near where I work is always a hotly contested area:

http://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=37.6...

With all the game activity ramping up due the the #13Magnus Ingress event on Dec 14th in SF, lots of battles have broken out over who has farms up in order to get their team's inventory levels as good as possible going into the event. Sadly, due to work schedule, I won't be able to participate next week. Makes me sad because I worked hard to hit L8 recently and was looking forward to using the high level gear to my teams advantage.

Just signed up to the Resistance. Just south of me, about 500 meters is a huge area of linked portals for the Enlightened, they are all fairly levelled up. Is this a good or bad thing for me? They all appear to be from the one user... The portals are full with protections ranging from level 4 to 7...

Just keep hacking them for AP and items.

Cool. Here's my area, my faction seems to be in the majority across my home city, but I'm smack bang in an intense pocket of Enlightened. See the blue dot basically in the middle, that's very near my house. Can't wait to go for a ride tomorrow and see if I can submit some additional Portals and try and take down some one else's portal if possible...

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