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Vixus

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Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« on: 20.01.2014, 08:37:01 »

Hey fuzzbutts! (And otherbutts too!)

I've been hearing a lot about furries playing Niantic@Google's augmented reality GPS game named "Ingress"

For those whom do not know what it is, it's like a turf war game where two factions have to 'fight' for territory. This is done by going outside, walking around and interacting with your smart device.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CRTqkoznnQ

Anyway, I did some research and it turns out that there are well over a hundred "portals" around the Estrel hotel, one being pretty much at the bridge in front of the hotel.



Click here to view the Estrel Berlin area Ingress Map! (Note: You need to have an Ingress account for this)


Anyhoo, Ingress players unite!
Form your faction based teams and compete against (and with) each other so that we can take over Berlin!



Q: What do I need for this?
A: You are going to need a device that has GPS capabilities and a data connection <Cellular, or Wi-Fi> (Note: Be careful with Roaming charges)
-There currently is not an iOS supported version yet, but that is coming soon according to 'the guys' -- Hopefully before EF!
-It is highly recommended to bring a portable power pack or spare batteries if you plan on playing for long amounts of time, Ingress is resource intensive and known to drain even the most mighty of phone batteries in no time


Q: Okay, I.. got this eh.. game? Which team do I join?
A: It is completely up to you which faction you join. Don't quote me on it, but 'The Enlightened' seems to hold the popular vote in the fandom.

Q: Eh.. Okay.. I joined a faction. Now what?
A: Click here to open the unofficial Ingress Field guide.  It's chock full of tips, tricks and howto's

Q: I play ingress but I am low level! How can this even be fun for me when there is high level players?
A: Travel as a pack! Ask your teammates to help you out, have them wreck the opposing team's portal if it's too strong, and then have -you- build it up. Then they can upgrade it and also get some points from it. Then ask if you can link it. Teamwork FTW!

Q: How are we going to communicate with our team mates without congesting the 'Local' German chat?
A:
EF20 Enlightened GroupMe Chat
EF20 Resistance GroupMe Chat



Q: I have feedback, a suggestion, or an addition to your post!
A: Every bit of help is welcome. <3

Two requests.
Please show good sportsmanship and do not join the opposing faction's 'private' team chat with the intent to gather intel or sabotage their plans. Joining both is fine, but please don't interfere with things.
Also, while trekking around please be aware of your surroundings and try to not cross through private areas while moving to a target portal. I have seen a few little accidents happen because people were too busy staring at their phone instead of where they were going. ;)
« Last Edit: 20.01.2014, 11:52:52 by Vixus »
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #1 on: 20.01.2014, 12:01:18 »

Only android? sorry I've iPhone :P

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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #2 on: 20.01.2014, 13:04:42 »

There needs to be more green around the Estrel! A huge green field above would be nice :)

In case you find some resonators belonging to "DerKeng", then I have marked my territory :)
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #3 on: 20.01.2014, 13:37:51 »

Only android? sorry I've iPhone :P

There might be an Iphone version available around Easter.

That's the rumors I've heard.
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #4 on: 20.01.2014, 19:30:10 »

Only android? sorry I've iPhone :P

There might be an Iphone version available around Easter.

That's the rumors I've heard.
Only android? sorry I've iPhone :P

Yeah, there should be plenty of time to level up before EF if the iOS client is released before Easter. :3
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #5 on: 21.01.2014, 15:15:17 »

Yeah, there should be plenty of time to level up before EF if the iOS client is released before Easter. :3

If not, I bet there's plenty of players willing to help boost you with some free XMP's (weapons) or resonators. I guess if you've never played the game or heard much about it you have no clue what I just said, so let's keep it at "ask for help, get free stuff".

[edit:] P.S. CRUSH ALL SMURFS. [/edit]
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #6 on: 26.01.2014, 12:16:49 »

Apparently the release for Ingress on iOS will be within two months.
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #7 on: 27.01.2014, 14:48:26 »

Yay, Ingress-Furs! Sounds good to me.
By the way: I'm a L8 frog ;)
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #9 on: 14.04.2014, 10:20:35 »

Interested in making Berlin greener :) L8 Frog, atm 6. Mio AP.
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #10 on: 11.05.2014, 19:14:12 »

flithy blues...
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #11 on: 05.06.2014, 19:29:47 »

I did not played ingress for some time, but for this event i would like to take part.

Whats your plan?
Shal we all just fight for a greener surrounding of the hotel?
And what do you want to do when the area arround the hotel is allready under the controll of the enlightment, during the convention?

What do you plan to do with resistance-furs? Are they not alowed to attend to this event, or shal they even try to counter your plans?

Or do you plan to make some cross-fraction-thing like drawing a picture?
I'm pretty sure, a "fursuiting-cross-faction" event will make it to the ingress report!  ;)

By the way:
I could join on both sides. I would choose by the needs of this project.

I started Ingress as a smurf (reached L8), but then i got enlighted and started again from scratch as a frog. I'm now L6 enlighted.
And be shure, i never used the second account for countering some plans.
For me sportsmanship is allways important...
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #12 on: 09.08.2014, 23:41:53 »

I did not played ingress for some time, but for this event i would like to take part.

Whats your plan?
Shal we all just fight for a greener surrounding of the hotel?
And what do you want to do when the area arround the hotel is allready under the controll of the enlightment, during the convention?

What do you plan to do with resistance-furs? Are they not alowed to attend to this event, or shal they even try to counter your plans?

Or do you plan to make some cross-fraction-thing like drawing a picture?
I'm pretty sure, a "fursuiting-cross-faction" event will make it to the ingress report!  ;)

By the way:
I could join on both sides. I would choose by the needs of this project.

I started Ingress as a smurf (reached L8), but then i got enlighted and started again from scratch as a frog. I'm now L6 enlighted.
And be shure, i never used the second account for countering some plans.
For me sportsmanship is allways important...


Sorry for the super late response.

I've got no concrete plans, and don't wish to 'establish' a side that should be picked by players. It's not an ENL only event, nor is it a RES event. Everyone's allowed to play, that's the spirit of the game. Play which side you fancy playing the most. :)

As for ingress related artwork, if there are any ingress playing artists around feel free to send me a PM if you wish to discuss this! <3

A fursuiting x-faction event would be a lot of fun, but I think people will have a rather hard time operating their touchscreen devices while wearing handpaws. ;)

The rest should be covered in the initial post already.

Kind regards,
Vixus.
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #13 on: 10.08.2014, 20:53:12 »

Im still very new to ingress. X3 but i do have it installed :3
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Re: Ingress @ EuroFurence 20 -- Get involved!
« Reply #14 on: 11.08.2014, 12:07:41 »

Fursuiters should wear touchscreen gloves i stead their usually paw gloves.
I could also lend my 10" tablet to someone who has bad sight in a fursuit.
That device has no internet uplink, but it can use wifi to share internet from a mobile phone nearby.
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