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Ingress Enlightened in Melbourne, Australia


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Portal Parks and Playground Series: McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin

A group of Enlightened agents decided to spend most of their Sunday strolling around the grounds of the lovely McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park.  This is a great spot for Ingress activity.  Take the kids!  Kids, take your parents!  There are great outdoor pieces of art and stuff you can climb on.

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There’s a cafe too:

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Take a footy and kick it arou… oh who am I kidding:

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Look out!  Phew, that was close.  It pays to look up from your screen now and then:

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“CURSE YOU, RECYCLE BUTTON!!!!!!”

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The McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park is located at 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin.

 

Previously: Coburg Lake Reserve

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An Australian first: Melbourne Enlightened create first all-women Level 8 portal!

 

 

 

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Tonight agents from Melbourne gathered to create Australia’s first all-female level 8 Enlightened portal, a record we’re very proud of!  Our chosen portal was Women In Medicine  😀  From there we moved on towards the University of Melbourne to build some more L8s.

The agents involved were KudraKalliope, wiggy, Starr, Laylika, JamDonut, gimble, Heidecha and Oble.     *Cheers!*

 


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Hardcore Ingress!

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!

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Meeting at 0200. Photo by Agent JamDonut

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Portal trees? Photo by Agent YukinoRingo

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.

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Enlightened agents looking cool. Photo taken by Agent YukinoRingo

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.

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Moving stealthily through the wilds of Federation Square. Photo by Agent JamDonut

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!

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Long after sunrise… Photo by Agent JamDonut (Zzzzz…)

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:

Enlightened

6thSense
Bredoxon
Celephoid
DishCoveredFish
DocSanch
Gir
JamDonut
Laylika
MeanChan
Ranorith
Roj667
Slugger7
Starr
YukinoRingo
etbe
fleshy
gimble
maijar
melbournian
ouranoss
ozmusic
philcart
trays
waspy
xspance

Resistance
Spladem
CovertHypnosis
Landau351

Cameo

Random Passerby Dude Balancing Huge Garbage Bag On His Head


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Farms and Fun Times

Here are a few shots of today’s level 8 farming.  Ask yourself: have you  properly farmed if you’re yet to go around a roundabout three times because some of your team mates were out of range?  And are you hardcore when the people in the back seat say they’re starting to feel a bit sick?

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A typical scene when agents go out to eat.

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A possible hole in our defence: food.

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Faces blurred to protect the groovy.

 

Beautiful weather, great farming and great company!