Field trip to Borkum
This is not a report about building a field, it’s about destroying one. And the most important part first: a huge thanks to everyone who donated and supported this trip, it was amazing that you made it possible.
Here is the story:
On Saturday evening the spinnaker resistance field appeared, covering what felt like half of Europe. And the corner points were very well chosen, too. It was seriously difficult to take down with the easiest point being Borkum in the north. And there was apparently not one single enlightened player anywhere near who was capable and willing to go.
Sunday evening the field was still standing and we were getting annoyed by it. It was around 6 pm when one of us joked that we should go ourselves. A few web searches later we had a rough plan and agreed to do it. At 8 pm we announced the plan in the large communities, asking for support and sponsoring.
The response took us all by surprise and it is still hard to believe: After only 2 hours, at 10 pm, enough money was donated to pay for both car and ferry and we had to ask to stop the donations. With the result that the designated purpose on the donations changed from „kill that thing“ to „have a beer on us“. Seriously folks, you rock!
At midnight we took the car from Aachen straight north to Emden and from there the first ferry at 6:30 to Borkum. We arrived at the first portal at 8 am. Our Aachener smurfs apparently didn't believe us really being there and asked for pictures. We replied with the sunrise from the ferry.
It took us 30 minutes to kill all the fields and our phones were spilled for hours with greetings from all over Europe. Thanks to everyone for that, it was really encouraging and inspiring.
Borkum is a nice town and after having breakfast we went around to capture and link. Or in short, to play ingress. But when we noticed two potential guardian portals on the other side of the town, we wanted to have some fun. At least, some of us did and since it's a democracy, well... Yes, it was great and we shared the biggest laugh. So thanks again to everyone who sponsored us. But also another thanks to the Aachener smurf who kept talking about his participation in the field and thus encouraging us to do it.
Cheers from Aachen
@Akkon +Felix Haumer
@Cela +Verena Ni
@koljanowak +Kolja Nowak
@Quashoo +Benedikt Allendorf #Ingress#Spinnaker#SpinnakerDestroy#grenzenlosbescheuert+Anne Beuttenmüller +Joe Philley +Brandon Badger +Ingress