A short time ago, the Enlightened started hearing rumors of a “blue flood”, an effort to recreate the 1955 Flooding of the Delaware River. Naturally, we had to respond to this. We needed to make this blue flood into a drizzle.
Plans were made to put a field over their efforts, and then begin harassment throughout the day. Teams were set up at various points along the Delaware, starting in Port Jervis, NY. People went out in the snow, with roads being an absolute mess, and dealt with freezing temperatures, to make this happen.
Since waiting for people to eventually make their way down the river makes for a very boring day, we also threw together a couple of fields to put up over the “blue flood”. This saw us cover a total of 1,449 square miles in northwestern NJ, northeastern PA, and even parts of southern NY state. Total MUs were impressive (for the area) at 221,013 MUs (plus about 6000, but we don't have the MU count anymore for the third field). Our longest link was 72.8 miles. Regrettably, we didn’t have the time properly plan (and gather keys for) layered fields. Perhaps next time.
One of our agents had the heater in his car fail. He had to leave an anchor point unattended just to find out if he got to keep his toes. He sat in urgent care for over an hour getting his feet warmed up, and managed to avoid frostbite somehow (considering he'd been sitting in a car that was below freezing for more than two hours).
Another agent had to make a last minute (40 minute) drive to clear out a random blocking link that got thrown by a Resistance agent. We had a real nail biter of a time while waiting for that link to clear, hoping our other anchors (and already established links) would hold until then.
Still another agent managed to get his silver Engineer badge while working on this yesterday.
In the end, the “blue food” turned into one or two L8 farms, and never made it down the Delaware River. Our northern agents kept taking down everything. Our southern teams never had the chance to see so much as a drizzle, never mind a flood. And we put up a field over the Resistance, breaking the flow of their own operation. And we put a long link (67.1mi) right through the heart of some blue controlled territory, despite them fighting to prevent it.
The field did not make it to a checkpoint. Then again, it never was meant to. It was only meant to last long enough to hamper the Resistance operation. And it did that wonderfully.
We named our operation partly as a joke. After all, being rick rolled was a way of interrupting whatever somebody was doing. Since our entire goal was to interrupt them, the rick roll name was a perfect fit.
To all the agents who participated, I would like to give my thanks. You all executed perfectly. I couldn’t ask for better teammates. I look forward to working with you again. And again. And again.
Finally, some special thanks are due to some Resistance players. BehaThor helped us out in the week leading up to this. We had some stray green links that weren’t going to decay in time, and he helpfully cleared them for us (saving us several Ada). reddog176 and GiffordPinchot both insisted on providing warning (in open comms no less) about an upcoming blue flood. Thank you all. You helped make our operation a success.
The Enlightened agents who participated, in alphabetical order:
As I said in the thread (before it got deleted, and I got blocked):
Server Lag (aka: vedorian) and Ghost Links (aka: BeastModeActive) send their regards.
It is easy to anthropomorphize a moment as heart-wrenching as this. The fate of a bull elephant who had been in captivity for 50 years, under terrible conditions, (http://goo.gl/PVxfaS) has taken a turn for the better as he has been freed thanks to a UK charity organization.
The elephant shed tears at his moment of rescue and though we may dispute the exact cause of that there is no disputing the fact that shedding tears is a sign of emotion being felt. We may, as people, cause problems but we also can provide solutions. This may not start off well, but it has a happy ending. Enjoy Wednesday and catch one more update here: http://goo.gl/SLMS7v
- East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaComputer Science, 2000
- East Stroudsburg High School, East Stroudsburg, PA1989
- OrcaTec LLCDeveloper, 2012 - present
- Choopa, LLCDeveloper, 2011 - 2012
- 6th Avenue ElectronicsIT Generalist, 2011 - 2011
- DatapipeUNIX Developer, 2008 - 2011
- 6th Avenue ElectronicsSystem Administrator, 2005 - 2008
- Diversified Home InstallationsSystems Developer / Administrator, 2002 - 2005
- Decision Consultants / CiberMember of Technical Staff, 1999 - 2002
- Robert Half InternationalTechnical Support, 1999 - 1999
- Sykes EnterprisesSystems Technologist, 1998 - 1998
- Fabian CorporationSystem Administrator, 1998 - 1998
- MaxTech CorporationDeveloper / System Administrator, 1995 - 1997
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