I decided to try and do something worthwhile for our faction in #ingress
, and went with +Erika Childers
and our two dogs to a nearby graveyard late last night (this one: http://goo.gl/szP6q
). We then spent around 20 minutes walking around while I attacked a crap ton of resonators and claimed 5 or 6 portals from the enemy. Being after dark, we both felt like big, nerdy creeps as we wandered around a cemetery. I kind of enjoyed it, even if my attempts to explain the details of my actions kind of floundered, since Erika hasn't gotten an invite yet.
So far, I think #ingress
will replace geocaching as my once-in-a-while hobby of choice, assuming it stays interesting. Both require me to get out of the house and go discover new places, but there are some additional hooks in ingress that give it a leg up: the social aspect and the gaming aspect. There is a comms channel that you can scope to your local area or region, and then communicate with others around you to coordinate the creation of portal networks, or coordinate attacks on enemy portals. The gaming aspect, I would hope, is pretty obvious, as #ingress
pits you against enemies and provides a competitive and replayable aspect to the whole shebang.