Jump to content

Ingress Beta


Tranziq

Recommended Posts

Anyone in the Ingress Beta? If you have an android device and havent looked into Ingress, it looks like the first true Geo-Location, Augmented Reality killer app for Google Devices.

 

www.ingress.com & www.nianticproject.com/

 

I was invited to the Beta yesterday and I am having a blast. I am trying to recruit like minded people to join me in my fight against the enlightened.

 

if you get an invite please join the Resistance. our future is at stake :)

 

I am in no way affiliated with Google, nor am I advertising for them. Just wanted my friends here at S4GRU to have some fun while they are mapping with Sensorly :) I know I am

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is it like a community based role playhing game meets geocaching through your device GPS? Am I understanding this correctly? I thought I had it figured out, and then I watched the trailer. Now I'm more confused.

 

Robert

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Robert, you hit the nail on the head. Geocaching + Role Playing while beefing up Googles Mapping API,

 

If I get some invites i will start posting them here first and it will be first come first serve

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Robert, you hit the nail on the head. Geocaching + Role Playing while beefing up Googles Mapping API,

 

If I get some invites i will start posting them here first and it will be first come first serve

That would be awesome if you could!!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got my invite on like day 2. I was having a blast with it up until recently. My "teammates" have made leveling up the primary goal with no regard to anyone else involved. The BEST advice I can give anyone playing or waiting to play is to organize your local group quickly.

 

Working for weeks to level up portals only to have them rendered useless by another players field SUCKS.

 

Start a collaborative Google map, work together, plan your fields to maximize coverage.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got my invite on like day 2. I was having a blast with it up until recently. My "teammates" have made leveling up the primary goal with no regard to anyone else involved. The BEST advice I can give anyone playing or waiting to play is to organize your local group quickly. Working for weeks to level up portals only to have them rendered useless by another players field SUCKS. Start a collaborative Google map, work together, plan your fields to maximize coverage.

 

My main issue is that where I am at there are very few portals around. so Leveling up so I can get a field initiated has been a pain. I am level 2 now and it will take me a good while to get to level 3 due to lack of portals around. I made my first "link" today only because I was level 2 and put some resonators so It would actually reach.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My main issue is that where I am at there are very few portals around. so Leveling up so I can get a field initiated has been a pain. I am level 2 now and it will take me a good while to get to level 3 due to lack of portals around. I made my first "link" today only because I was level 2 and put some resonators so It would actually reach.

 

I know it sounds silly but you really need to set aside an afternoon and just keep hacking. Plan to spend at least 30 minutes at a portal. Hack it until the cool down period is like > 5 minutes then just move on to the next portal.

 

I spent a few hours one day and I currently have 100's of resonators/shields/portal keys in my inventory.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know it sounds silly but you really need to set aside an afternoon and just keep hacking. Plan to spend at least 30 minutes at a portal. Hack it until the cool down period is like > 5 minutes then just move on to the next portal. I spent a few hours one day and I currently have 100's of resonators/shields/portal keys in my inventory.

 

do higher level portals give better "loot"?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

do higher level portals give better "loot"?

 

My experience so far is that you get "loot" equal to your player level. If your're level 2 you'll get lvl 1 and lvl 2 stuff. I'm at lvl 3 but seldom get lvl 3 stuff.

 

I do seem to get MORE gear from higher level portals but never gear higher then my player level.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really wish level 3 stuff would drop more often now that I am level 3. It is almost painful. I have several links I could make if I just could get some more level 3 resonators. I get a boatload of level 3 Bursters but no level 3 Resonators :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I really wish level 3 stuff would drop more often now that I am level 3. It is almost painful. I have several links I could make if I just could get some more level 3 resonators. I get a boatload of level 3 Bursters but no level 3 Resonators :(

 

I was stuck there for a minute. You need to find and hack better portals. I now have a a lvl4 portal near my work and I get lvl3 gear every time. Lately I've been farming it hard. Just plan on spending 20-30 minutes and keep hacking until it goes unstable. Wait an hour and go back.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My experience so far is that you get "loot" equal to your player level. If your're level 2 you'll get lvl 1 and lvl 2 stuff. I'm at lvl 3 but seldom get lvl 3 stuff.

 

I do seem to get MORE gear from higher level portals but never gear higher then my player level.

 

your items from hacking are determined by the level of the portal/resonators. if you hack a portal with 8 lvl 6 resonators, youll get lvl 6 items all day. If the resonators on the portal vary, your items after hacking will too.. but still accordingly to what level resonators are placed.

 

you may be correct in that you cannot acquire items higher than your current level.. im not 100% on that. I've always been the highest level player, at least in the States. (First to level 8)

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Newboyx I see you chose Resistance. I may come down to noblesville monday night to help take out the FD in noblesville. Maybe setup a meetup so I can hand off some loot to ya

 

also join this Google+ community.

https://plus.google.com/communities/110463744039273628675 it is the indiana resistance community

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Newboyx I see you chose Resistance. I may come down to noblesville monday night to help take out the FD in noblesville. Maybe setup a meetup so I can hand off some loot to ya

 

also join this Google+ community.

https://plus.google.com/communities/110463744039273628675 it is the indiana resistance community

Already took it down! Check it Noblesville, it is cold...

 

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • large.unreadcontent.png.6ef00db54e758d06

  • gallery_1_23_9202.png

  • Similar Content

  • Posts

    • Another SCP beta is rolling out now, with some bugfixes as usual but also some fun new options to test: Non-standalone 5G-NR cells can now display Site Notes. This feature works in the same manner as how neighbor cell notes are displayed, requiring a PCI and your device's location. This option is enabled by default. As is the case with neighbor cell notes, you cannot edit NSA site notes directly unless there is an NCI being reported (which I have never seen); it uses the previously recorded standalone log entries. Like neighbor notes, if a cell has been previously logged but there is no note, you will see the distance information only.   Logging cells that are not reporting a valid PLMN is now possible. This option is disabled by default, but if you enable it along with two other options (log sites with missing GCI/NCI and to log sites with missing TAC), you should begin logging most NSA 5G-NR cells. A PCI is needed at a minimum, which is not always reported depending on your device and network factors. ("Sites" will be renamed to "cells" on the Preferences menu in the next update.)   Users can enable an option to display LTE cells above 5G-NR cells in the app if they choose to do so. This option is disabled by default. Should help improve the readability of your screen if you have NSA 5G-NR cells constantly appearing/disappearing. Please give these options a try and let me know if you notice any issues.. thanks!
    • Not yet. We probably won't see one submitted until construction on the new building is substantially complete. 
    • Yes, that is where the site used to be. All the antennas were removed. I hope they add a new site soon. Have any permits been submitted for a new site?
    • Looks like there's a slightly taller building going up next door to where the decommissioned site used to be. Taking a look at StreetView, T-Mobile likely decommissioned the site because the east facing sector would blocked by the new building. If I had to guess, T-Mobile has already agreed to move to the roof of the new building and is just waiting for it to be completed to install the site there. What they should've done is just rearrange the sectors in the meantime but it seems like T-Mobile just bit the bullet and decommed the tower in the short term. — — — — — A permit was issued for a Sprint conversion at 150 Prospect Park West, finally filling in what is T-Mobile's largest coverage gap in Park Slope. Verizon is collocated on that building and AT&T has placed small cells along Prospect Park West to fill in coverage there while T-Mobile struggled using two sites, one at Grand Army Plaza at the far north and another at Bartel Pritchard Square to the far south.  
    • Yep, you can see the site was taken down between Aug 2022 and Apr 2023.
  • Recently Browsing

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...