Ingress SitRep: Operation Connoisseur
tl;dr: yay! I reached L16.
On 17nov12 I was able to obtain an invite to the hyped game of Google. Having read previously about Shapers, XM and factions I chose wisely and joined the Resistance.
Wait! That was wrong! I wanted to join the Enlightened! Damn buggy software... Faction change, new agent name chosen...
On 21nov12 I chose again, this time the Enlightened. And my journey began. Back in those times, in mid-winter, there were a few portals only in Hamburg, snow was knee-deep, the path was up-hill (in both directions) and in general it was a hardship to level. Children, you have no idea how good times are now.
I saw the introduction of item limits - yes, there was a time when space was unlimited. I do remember the time when there was no recycle button and the playfield was cluttered with discarded items. I got excited about the introduction of mass-recycling items. Powercubes are still a new addition to me.
At one of our first faction meetings I was the only one having no job related to computer technology. As time passed by and Ingress was opened for more and more players and media coverage swooped in the game became main stream accepted. And that was a good thing.
Aside from being part in some operations I also teamed up with other agents and we hosted a couple of cross-faction events.
I took pleasure in the long walks, taking me to places formerly unknown and simply enjoying staring at the scanner and the paveways.
The best thing about Ingress is that bonds were made. A couple of agents I do consider friends and that is amazing for an online game.
So, the reason for this post is very simple: after 947 days (!) I reached Agent Clearance Level 16! And hereby I do claim being the slowest leveller in Ingress having reached this level. To celebrate this I had a medal created: Connoisseur - enjoyed agent activities for more than 900 days before reaching level 16.
Kudos to the agents of Hamburg Altona:+nils thode +Thomas Meier +Laura Ausberg +Viola Skau +Ulrich Skau +Jonas Eisenmann +plattenschubser_ENL chris +Neli E +rob m +Thorsten Lorenz +Thees Schnackenberg +Guido G.
Kudos to more agents in Hamburg:+David Schmidt +Toralv Dirro +André Risch +Jan Hübner +Stephan Mayer +Sven Backhausen +Volker Graubaum +Moritz Polt +Olaf Rehorst +Daniel Skau
Special thanks to +Anne Beuttenmüller
and +Matilde Tusberti
"I am Providence."