@dude1 Resistance for life signing off from Ingress.
3.5 years ago I started playing this gps based game called
I would like to tell a good story of my experiences in this game
but it is too long and unbelievable so I will keep it to a few
I would like to be known as the first ingress player to both make
it to the summit of Mt Kosciusko to claim the portal for my team
and the first and still the only one to ding L8 by claiming it.
This was on 27-04-13 based on the Pic of me in a balaclava freezing my face off lol. A 10 minute video of the final accent is here (before this noone ever considered going to such an extent to claim a portal - There are portals in town dude! Why would you go all that way when there are portals right here? You are insane!: https://plus.google.com/109198286439072949620/posts/2uzRpziJmg2
I think I was the first player in Australia to be shot at while
looking for a portal. A farmer on a neighboring property drove
past me while I was on a public road trying to find reception. He
went onto his property and took a couple of shots at me. I
reported that portal as unsafe and it was removed very quickly. It was called 'Feeding the sheep' on the way to Cowra from Canberra. The view of the hill was great. While I tried to ask for permission to go
on their property, they weren't home so I left a 6 pack of coopers
pale ale as a gift and to let them know I was there.
Over the next few years I focused on putting together teams of
resistance players to counter the enlightened teams' megafielders.
With the help of many others we were able to build a great team of
people from all over NSW and beyond.
Working with many others the Resistance managed to be the first
team to field Australia without posting ghost devices. We also
managed to build a great team in New South Wales that gave the Enlightened a run for their money. We turned the tide from the
Pea soup days and still work hard to keep the Enlightened in check
and make them work hard for everything.
I would like to send a special thankyou to all resistance that
have helped over the years on megafields, mini-megafields, Gigafields, providing gear, taking countless blocks, intel, deploying on
nodes, couriering keys, couriering gear, providing support,
donating money for OPs, providing inspiration and just being on
the team and available if required. We wouldn't have been able to
do anything without the huge support from everyone. I am sure that others will continue to extend the spirit of inclusion and good will I have instituted in NSW and Australia because that is where the good stuff happens :)
A shout out to the Enlightened team too - wow it has been great to
play with and against you all! This game would be nothing if we
didn't have great and highly skilled opponents to play against. All the players that I have met are awesome people, and some are the most awesome people ever!
While I am now off grid and retired, I will always be Resistance -
Resistance for life! I will continue to make sure my linking
portals that I have distributed keys for are blue and fully
deployed when required and ready to accept incoming links. I can
be contacted on hangouts if ever needed.
At the end of the day, Ingress is what you make of it. You can play it in your own town and connect with people there if you want. Or you can travel to a city and connect with people there if you want. Or you can travel internationally and take it to that level. Or you can stay at home and connect with people internationally. There are no rules that limit what it can become. At the end of the day, Ingress is what you want it to be.
Viva La Resistance! #Resistanceforlife