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These are pretty awful pictures, but: May 17th, 2004. Cambridge City Hall, in Massachusetts. Kind of an awesome day, and now here we are.
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Cool mission sequence in Pittsburgh -- they spread mission creation out among several people, which is neat.
 
We had an unofficial mission day for Pittsburgh, PA, U.S., on June 20th when everyone was busy with Persepolise and sharing their MUFG screenshots. Starting at the point state park, a series of 18 missions tours agents around the Pittsburgh downtown area. After completing all the missions in order, agents will get a 3 by 6 panoramic picture of Pittsburgh in the mission badge collection. 

>>A #MissionDay   for #BadgeArt   started by ourselves.

The idea of having a badge art for the entire Pittsburgh formed on April, schemed on May, and carried out June. Niantic don’t give us a mission day, so we make one:)
We put an "'YINZ'gress" in the picture because it is the most representative Pittsburghese and is an icon of the entire city. We sincerely hope every visiting agent can feel this enthusiasm from the city!
Although soaked in the heavy rain and got warned three times about the flood, we still made it to the end. People have good time, despite of the fact that we were all wet…

>> #MissionTips  How we make it?

>step 1: Select a photo.
You cannot simply download a picture from the internet and claim it to be yours. 
>step 2: Shard your picture.
Since we are having a mission day, we cannot make it too long to complete, otherwise the agents will just get bored and quit in the middle. After discussion, we believe that a 3 by 6 dimension is just suitable for our needs. We crop our photo to 1536*3072 pix, and cut it into 18 squares.
>Step 3: Assign missions to different authors.
we have eight authors, each of whom has different mission style. So our decision is to distribute mission authors evenly and randomly so that the agents won’t get bored by one specific mission style quickly…
>Step 4: Make missions.
Since the agents need to complete missions in order, it is generally a good approach to “connect” adjacent missions. We determine the routine of this mission tour first (like, starting point, end point, etc.) and divided it into 18 missions. At first some of us made hack-only missions that contain only six portals without proper descriptions… and got rejected by Niantic. At last we slightly evolved into two groups: hack-only but with nice custom descriptions, and passphrase-dominated missions. These two have bigger chance of approval in general.
>Step 5: Submit missions.
One of our missions got approved the day before mission day  due to the frequent rejection. It got rejected three times, and at last we were forced to have four authors submit the same mission together to make sure one of them get approved on time. So don’t procrastinate. Do it early. The first group of missions were submitted more than two weeks before the mission day and we are still in a rush.
>Step 6: Propaganda.
Yes. Post the event somewhere, at least. This will also help with submit a SitRep to Niantic.
>Step 7: Organize the event.
Get equipped. Stay warm. Don’t be late. Oh and write a sitrep.


Mission Authors
+黄华韵 (@Subhhy) #09, #15, #18
+Ivan Russell  (@ivanrussel) #01, #17
+Corey Miller  (@CreyX) #02, #11
+Camille Rolla  (@camillabella) #03, #08
+Richard Rutter  (@doubler12) #04
+Andrea Carriker  (@rainbeam) #05, #06, #12, #16
+Lara Rogers  (@HenriettaCat) #07, #10
+Matt Lisiak  (@bocoroth) #13, #14

photo credit: +Ivan Russell  (@ivanrussel)
Mission Tester: +Mike Hasko  (@PsychoPez)

Thanks to the agents above!

The original SitRep goes here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wFIvShCLWI5J7JI3RlIoUVPazkOBG8mjJ9rvXE7fz2s/edit?usp=sharing
Event Page:
https://plus.google.com/events/cssea67fkloi6u3k0pt0fqr4gd4

+Ingress +NIA Ops +Brian Rose +Linda Besh +Olga Garcia +Joe Philley 
#MissionDay   #Ingress   #YINZgress  
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Erin Hewitt shared this over in the main Ingress group and said it was OK to repost! 

Creator: HappyFun (Res)
Location: Bejing (Peking University)
Length: 36 missions, most look like they're under 20 minutes
First mission: https://www.ingress.com/mission/bbe8c20ed5f34ff89ea36f3ea2fbd951.1c

The numbering scheme is a bit different than what you might expect -- the mission in the lower right corner is numbered 5-5, the mission in the top right corner is numbered 0-5, the mission in the top left is 0-0, and the mission in the bottom left corner is 5-0.

I think I see another mission series in the vicinity but I don't have time to tease it out right now.
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Location: Anaheim, CA
Author: batttie
Name: Disneyland and Disneyland California Adventure (2 sequences)

First mission in Disneyland series: https://www.ingress.com/mission/99e8a0220285455ab504a09cb2611cce.1c
First mission in DCA series: https://www.ingress.com/mission/0551fac7ea2c497692e583ba54772b0e.1c

Each series is 12 missions; they'll take you on a complete tour of each park in the Disneyland Resort. Park admission is required.
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Prepping for a trip to Montreal later this summer and I saw a very cool mission badge theme: Agent LadySparks has a series of missions themed as Monopoly cards. Nifty idea! You don't need to do everything in order, as you do with mission art, but there's still a great collection theme.
The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join my faction in Ingress - a global game of mystery, intrigue and conquest.
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Out of curiosity, how many missions do you have sitting in draft stage?

Me, right now:

- 2 in review
- 1 that I'll finish up quickly once the mission creator is working for me again (I dunno, it's being flaky this morning)
- 1 that needs a ton of research to write custom descriptions (nobody will like this, it's 3 miles long and not drivable)
- 1 that's waiting on me to research movie filming locations (I may never finish this, nobody actually does long thematic missions all over the city)
- 1 that's going to be a story telling mission and I need to write the story

You?
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Hey, I've given my Enlightened pals a lot of thanks for mission creation; I should also thank the Resistance mission creators for the same. If you've created a mission in San Francisco, there's a reasonably good chance I've completed it, so thank you for assisting me in my oddball game focus.
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I have not done Portal Bingo yet. It's on my list (along with those film location ones), but so far I've been doing the hiking-oriented missions in my longer time slots. I did the Stanford Dish mission the other weekend, which was a really pretty walk.
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It's not all the way available yet, but since some of the missions are going live, I am pleased to preliminarily present the San Francisco's Pyramid mission series. When properly played, you'll have a 2x6 picture of the Transamerica Pyramid made of mission badges in your agent profile.

I've written a guide to the series, including a flowchart, maps, and a mockup of the completed mission art. It's available at the link below.

Unless some of the missions are rejected, it should be ready for play sometime next week. I will update the mission guide as missions are accepted; it's a little bit incomplete right now.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 
Overview. The San Francisco's Pyramid mission series is a 12 part mission series with a twist: when done in order, the mission badges create an image of the Transamerica Pyramid two badges wide and six badges tall. The series is divided into groups of two missions; each group forms one row of ...
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I should be more optimistic! All missions are now live.
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Mike Doughty at Sweetwater Music Hall.
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Huh. So I hadn't thought about this much, but what do you all think about mission art that's just letters spelling out a word? I know of a lot of these and I have to admit I've never really considered them to be the same kind of thing, but who am I to say?
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It's lame if they don't have a nice background, but they are still valid. You have to do them in order or else they will not spell correct (maybe with humorous side effects).
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Wes Stacey just posted a cool GIMP template for creating mission art -- I think he'll be along to join this community soon and maybe explain this better, but basically he took a screenshot of someone's mission panel and uses it as an overlay to make sure the mosaic works with the spacing between badges.
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Thank you!!!
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Google, this is not a picture of food. 

#notafood  
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If it was a giant inflatable rat, I'd understand what was
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