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Ingress and it’s barrier to entry

Ingress and it’s barrier to entry

Google has an excellent reputation for server uptime and reliability. They pride themselves on making processes so efficient that hundredths of seconds after a request is sent the answer. As a result of their very high work ethic and desire to excel logic would indicate that Niantic labs would follow the same work ethic and strive for the same quality of service. Over the last few months of game play I have found they resemble an early twitter. Loading the…

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A proposal for a crowdsourced portal acceptance system for Ingress agents.

A proposal for a crowdsourced portal acceptance system for Ingress agents.

People love to submit portals and portals add excitement to Ingress. The more portals there are the busier you are. Cities are fantastic places for ingress players for this reason. Geneva, Barcelona, Neuchatel and other cities already have hundreds if not thousands of portals but go to the swiss countryside, the spanish sea side or away from big cities and portals are few and far between. As a result of this rural players don’t have much to do unless they…

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Gimel’s Ingress Mission

Gimel’s Ingress Mission

The views as I drove up to this ingress mission were beautiful. I could clearly see the Jet D’eau in Geneva and the streets of Lausanne on the other side. I could see how light was playing with clouds to provide enjoyable views. Gimel is a village/town in the Jura surrounded by forest and fields. The mission is a six kilometre run or walk. At this time of year wear snow shoes as other shoes will get wet. You start…

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Rolle’s Ingress mission

Rolle’s Ingress mission

The Rolle Ingress mission starts at the castle and has you walk towards the centre. You then walk along the main street and through an arch back towards the lake side. From here you walk along the lake for a short distance before heading back in to town and the last portal. As this mission requires hacks and nothing more it is a perfect farming mission. The distance is relatively short.

Staring at phones in the rain once again…

Staring at phones in the rain once again…

Once again I was out in the rain walking around a city. Once again I was looking downwards and then up. I was also looking around and navigating through a city I have been to before but only for a meal and on my way to another place. I went there for a blogobar event many months ago. More recently I went through the city on my way to a Via Ferrata near La Chaux De Fond. This time was…

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Ingress and the Sony Xperia Z3

Ingress and the Sony Xperia Z3

Ingress is a game that requires a data connection, GPS data and the screen to be on. As a result of this battery consumption is high. Earlier today I took the Sony Xperia Z3 out in the rain and played for two solid hours non stop walking from portal to portal and the battery was at 50 percent. This is excellent compared to other devices.   The phone is also waterproof to a depth of one meter therefore the rain…

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Ingress First Saturday

Ingress First Saturday

Saturday I went to Lausanne to play Ingress with over 100 individuals. The purpose of this meetup was to level up lower level players. I would have preferred a more strategic game as we were so many players. I need to find people who want to play strategically. Ingress is a virtual game played in the physical world where the more of a walker you are the more you will achieve. Every statue and monument in a city becomes a portal….

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