At some point, we try to convince the Muggles that we’re not weird geeks obsessed with the little portals game. We tell tales of social events, of making new friends and seeking out cultural and historical artefacts. We do our best to throw in a bit of Indiana Jones meets Bear Grylls mystique. The Muggles then see that we are NORMAL REGULAR PEOPLE.
… and then you go on an overnight mission which starts at 2am and ends well after sunrise, and you begin to wonder if the Muggles may have a point.
On May 5th, a mission saw us all meet in the city at 2am. Agents were well rugged up, some loaded with caffeine, others seen tying double knots in their laces– after all, delays can be costly!
The mission objective was to paint the city purple and green by building a L8 portal, hacking it once and moving on, all the while supplying AP to our lower level agents. This was not a farm mission. Lower level agents were a very important part of the plan, capturing and linking in advance to help prepare the ground for the L8 agents.
We had the numbers to form two groups of L8 agents, each with lower levels accompanying them. Both groups set off in different directions and arranged to regroup later on.
Now, we know that Ingress is not fun without an opposition and we first heard the whirring of Resistance wheels (literally) just before 4am, when two agents showed up on wheeled transport to attack our portals. Our lower levels defended well and our second team was able to continue building without interference. The first team moved to a different location and were impressed by the cycling skills of the Resistance agent that followed!
The first L8 portal of the night was built just after 2am. By the time the mission was over, roughly five hours later, Enlightened had built approximately 118 separate L8 portals. Our lower level agents scored a fantastic amount of AP.
The mission concluded around 7:15am and the two Resistance agents with wheeled transport had joined us. Another Resistance agent had been attacking in the city earlier on. These agents did a great job for the Resistance!
More photos were taken on the night, hopefully we can put some more up as they come in.
Getting teams together for missions like this is one of the great things about Ingress. Fantastic company and many laughs. Definitely something we should do again! 😉
Thank you to everyone who participated and those at home watching the fun on Intel 😀
Cast of Characters:
Random Passerby Dude Balancing Huge Garbage Bag On His Head