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    Question Ingress

    I am surprised there has not been much discussion here of Ingress. The new Droids come with the beta, which seems to be difficult to get an invite too.

    Is anybody here playing Ingress?

    I fooled around with it last night, and then again some today. I have found portals in my area, and I have been able to hack them. I think I am still a little lost on how to link them, and what I am supposed to be doing. I did notice the meter finally starting to fill today, which may help me level up.

    It would be good to see some discussion here, and understand what people are doing. The premise is cool.
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    its actually easy to get an invite. you simply goto the website and get one emailed to you. ingress is good if you live in the city, I live in the country so fighting over the only fire station in 50 miles seems pointless
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    With the price of gas and oh yeah this game is just gay they can keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aue123 View Post
    its actually easy to get an invite. you simply goto the website and get one emailed to you. ingress is good if you live in the city, I live in the country so fighting over the only fire station in 50 miles seems pointless
    Didn't realize it was easy to get the invite, I didn't try. I am not in the city, but I am close and there are a number of portals that are close by. Still trying to understand the point of the game. Just territory control I guess. Maybe a reason to visit all the historic sites near me, then I can quit.
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    Oops - didn't know what it was and assumed it was bloatware. Thanks for the heads-up. I just started my training, but with college football on TV today, I don't think I will be making many trips/missions.
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    I've played it some. There is 1 portal across the street from where i live that I hacked, but no other ones that i've seen close to me. I've seen a couple near where I work though, but I don't think my boss would take to kindly to me taking "ingress breaks"
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    I've had the game for a few months now. Its supposed to be a game to get you moving out and about in the real world. I hear a lot of people have lost weight with this game (the constant walking/exploring). I hardly play it, too busy to be wandering around discovering portals for me, but I guess if your an outdoorsy type or runner this would be a good game to get into.

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    I saw a promotional video for it a while back and tried it out because I was curious. It is easy to get an invite. Anyway, I live in the Dallas area. So, there are lots of portals to fight over. One of them is a water fountain outside the building I work at. I'd go hack it several times a day for items. It was already captured by someone on my side. There are also 5 portals within a few blocks of my house, not to mention tons on the way to and from work. Unfortunately, I'm a single full time father of two. Not enough free time to play. It was fun for a week, but I just don't have the time to go out after work. Too bad. I started developing an interest in nighttime photography, and could combine the two if I had the time. If I was in college I'd probably be living this thing when I was supposed to be studying.

    I think this is a brilliant idea by Google. They get images for points of interest and data on locations people like to go. I played it on my RAZR while I was waiting for the Maxx to come out, but haven't played once since getting the Maxx. Probably won't either, but I find it interesting.
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    I never got my invite when I emailed for it. One of these days I'll get around to trying it.

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    I never got my invite when I emailed for it. One of these days I'll get around to trying it.

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    OK, so here is a funny Ingress story. My wife and I went to a bar tonight to watch the UFC fights. After they were over (nice arm bar Petis), we were driving home and I talked her into going by a couple portals so I could see if I could figure the game out a little more. Well, we sat through green light while I hacked a portal, then we turned down a dead end road only to get pulled over. A NJ cop thought we were drunk, but he was only half right -- she was sober. So we tried to explain to him we were playing a game, which he did not get at all. He gave her the first half of a field sobriety test, which she passed of course. He was pissed and told us to go play our game in PA. LOL. (We live on the NJ/PA border, and were barely in NJ).

    I am not going to have enough time for this game, but I am compelled by it somehow.
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    I cant seem to find a concise explanation of what Ingress is...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 View Post
    I cant seem to find a concise explanation of what Ingress is...?
    It is a game from Google based on their map program, and it is in open beta right now. It is formatted like an MMOG, but you have to 'explore' in the real world.The does a decent job of explaining it.
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    Ingress sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrants82 View Post
    Ingress sucks.
    Never that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelGator View Post
    OK, so here is a funny Ingress story. My wife and I went to a bar tonight to watch the UFC fights. After they were over (nice arm bar Petis), we were driving home and I talked her into going by a couple portals so I could see if I could figure the game out a little more. Well, we sat through green light while I hacked a portal, then we turned down a dead end road only to get pulled over. A NJ cop thought we were drunk, but he was only half right -- she was sober. So we tried to explain to him we were playing a game, which he did not get at all. He gave her the first half of a field sobriety test, which she passed of course. He was pissed and told us to go play our game in PA. LOL. (We live on the NJ/PA border, and were barely in NJ).

    I am not going to have enough time for this game, but I am compelled by it somehow.
    U can do like I do and take over portals when u are already in rotation to or from work the gym ect. Plus join g+ different factions plan outings as well.

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    I can't remember where, but I saw an explanation sheet you could print out for law enforcement to explain why you are so weird, um I mean that you are playing a game and what it is. I didn't print it out, I only played for a week, but I did stop at a few locations late at night that I was worried might arouse suspicion.

    I have been parked outside county buildings, multiple post offices, fire stations, and parks all later than I should have been. I never got approached by anyone, but I did get some strange looks late at night outside a county office building. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before we see some interesting stories, and most people will know what Ingress is.
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    I've been playing since December 2012. It came out in November. It has gone through many revisions, some good, some bad. The best part about this game is meeting new people and the competition. Most of us have reduced our playing time this summer as we were ridiculously active the entire winter. After almost a year of playing, it's starting to lose its luster. If you're new to the game, it will be fun and a warning... Addicting! For those that are new, look to join Google + groups. Go on the comms and ask for assistance in your area. Most players will be glad to help.

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    Just a heads up to anyone who visits the thread. I have 9 invites remaining, I just need your email so I can send you one.

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    I have 6 also. I'm in the Chicago area.

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    U can do like I do and take over portals when u are already in rotation to or from work the gym ect. Plus join g+ different factions plan outings as well.

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    Checked out my ride into work this morning, and the portals were not as easy to get to as I'd hoped. I go home a different route, so it will be interesting to see what is on the back roads. I think I may maintain the town down the street from my house for a little bit, and see if it can keep my interest. My son (10) likes to head out with me, so it may be a fun thing for us to do for a few months -- and he may learn some of the history in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yenyob View Post
    After almost a year of playing, it's starting to lose its luster. If you're new to the game, it will be fun and a warning... Addicting! For those that are new, look to join Google + groups. Go on the comms and ask for assistance in your area. Most players will be glad to help.
    I can see how it can lose its luster. Most MMOG do that for me as well, and in less than a year.

    Thanks for the comms tip. I had a couple messages yesterday, and then saw that I could limit it to local chatter. My area is not super active, but there is some. I will check out G+ as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelGator View Post
    Checked out my ride into work this morning, and the portals were not as easy to get to as I'd hoped. I go home a different route, so it will be interesting to see what is on the back roads. I think I may maintain the town down the street from my house for a little bit, and see if it can keep my interest. My son (10) likes to head out with me, so it may be a fun thing for us to do for a few months -- and he may learn some of the history in the area.
    That was google's point.


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    Been playing Ingress since November. Love this game. It's even better with the Droid 2013 lineup and the Moto X.
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    Knowing my luck with law enforcement, even as best friends of two full time police officers, I immediately disabled the app. I could see trouble. Happy others enjoy it though.

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