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Choice results from a survey of Ingress players

+ "The game is dominated by liberal Anglophone men.  The average Ingress player is 30.5 years old, male (91%), non-religious (64%), and speaks English as their first language (60%)."
+ "Almost one in three players have skirted around the law: 16% said they had “knowingly broken legal or local regulations in order to play Ingress” and a further 15% ominously said “maybe”."
+ "93% of players have done more walking, 24% have gone cycling, and 10% have gone hillwalking/trekking to play the game."
+ "A whopping 74% of players have driven in their car to play Ingress" (denoted in post as an unfortunate side effect)

Full post has more details. What have you discovered about the teams, community, and yourself by playing Ingress?
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I'm shocked how seriously people take this game. I just kind of play casually, but I think I may get pushed out by all these "serious gamers." I had to submit a screenshot of me logged in as a resistance player in order to join the local resistance community on Google+.
 
Drive.By.Hacks... that's the way to do it!. You can use this phrase with my consent
 
In South Africa - and probably a few other places - a few enterprising muggers seem to have taken note of the fact that there are areas where people now walk around with their phones out, hardly paying attention to anything around them. It may simply be coincidence and bad luck - it's not a common occurrence - but it has happened.

Essentially, it comes down to not being dumb - do your Ingressing in daylight when there are people around, not on your own at 3 am.
 
I discovered no one plays in Fredonia, NY so I uninstalled it
 
+Philip Kneitinger Of course, those of us on the losing side of a complete Buffalo take-over wish for nothing but a chance to build portals and possibly get ahead. But I get what you mean.
 
+Kevin Purdy Is there going to be a new survey some day? Lots of new players since January!
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