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Because it occurs more frequently lately .....;-(...


#ingress #fairgame 
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Behind The Operation – Unight8 Interview With Ruth Shepherd

A must read article about one of the most impressive operations in Ingress history.

Interview conducted by +evil witch, transcription and article written by +Dustin Downs .

#Ingress #Unight8 +Niantic Project +Joe Philley +Brandon Badger +John Hanke +Bill Kilday +Brian Rose +Anne Beuttenmüller +Ruth Shepherd +Nikolas Moore +Fevenis Silverwind 
What was Unight8? For the entire Ingress world November 16th started with this headline: Over 1 billion Mind Units! We have seen many #sitreps and heard ba
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Operation "Shield" report (15-16 of November).
As a part of #unight8   global Resistance Operation.

I know that I'm #slowpoke but drive 300-400 km during any of Ingress-trip is easier than write any report ;) - screens and fotos album

Operation team:
@wyrdyjet- planning, coordination, driving
@sukaslayer(+Valery Ciareszka)
@hollander(+Dmitry Lazarenko)
@MeridaRider(+Евгений Новик)
@Ignatas(+Игнат И)
@finych(+Дмитрий Ефимов)

#ingress   #resistance   #belarus   #Minsk  
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The never ending fuck that shit!
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It has zero to no RPG elements after a month lol. I guess you can try story? Try really hard
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P2Y aka +Elena Kuprienko ist eine aktive Enlightened-Agentin im Raum Freiburg im Breisgau, Deutschland. Wir brauchen 1.000 +1 für dieses Foto, um Sie zu einem Faction Change zu bringen und der Resistance beizutreten. Hilf mit! Unterstütze uns mit Deinem +1!

Deine Mithilfe ist gefragt, es ist ganz einfach!
1.) Share diesen Post mit möglichst vielen Deiner Kontakte und bitte Sie den Post genauso weiter zu sharen.
2.) Setz ein +1 bei dem Original-Beitrag und dem Foto als Zeichen Deiner Unterstützung.

Zeig durch Deinen Einsatz dass die Resistance gemeinsam alles erreichen kann. Zeig P2Y den richtigen Weg in unsere Community. Gemeinsam sind wir stark! Resist! Unite!

Mehr Informationen hier:

English translation
P2Y aka +Elena Kuprienko is a very active enlightened agent in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. We need 1.000 +1 for this picture for her to apply for a faction change and join the resistance. Show your support by a +1!

Your help is needed, and it's very easy!
1 ) Share this post with as many of your contacts and please ask them to reshare it, too.
2 ) Put a +1 in the original post and the photo as a sign of your support.

With this small effort you can show what the resistance can achieve together. Show P2Y the right way to community. Together we are strong! Resist! Unite!

French translation
P2Y aka +Elena Kuprienko est une agent illuminée active dans la région de Fribourg (en Brisgau) en Allemagne. Nous avons besoin de 1000 “+1” sur l’image ci-jointe pour qu’elle change de faction et rejoingne la résistance. Montrez votre soutien par un “+1” !

Aidez nous, c’est très simple !
1 ) Partagez cet article avec le plus grand nombre de vos contacts et demandez-leurs d’en faire autant.
2 ) Mettez un “+1” dans le message original et sur la photo en signe de votre soutien.

Grâce à ce geste, vous pouvez montrer ce que la résistance peut réaliser ensemble. Montrez à P2Y le chemin de la communauté de la resistance ! Ensemble, nous sommes forts ! Résistez ! Unissez-vous !

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P2Y aka +Elena Kuprienko è un'agente degli Illuminati molto attiva a Freiburg im Breisgau in Germania. Abbiamo bisogno di 1000 +1 su questa foto così che lei si convinca a cambiare fazione e passare alla Resistenza. Mostrate il vostro supporto mettendo il vostro+1!

C'è bisogno del tuo aiuto, è molto semplice!
1 ) Condividi questo post con il maggior numero di contatti e chiedi anche a loro di condividerlo.
2 ) Metti il tuo +1 sul post originale della foto per dichiarare il tuo sostegno

Con questo piccolo gesto puoi dimostrare di cosa è capace la Resistenza quando collabora tutta insieme.
Fai vedere a P2Y cosa significa essere una community. 
Insieme siamo fortissimi!
Resistenza! Unione!

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#Unight8   Global report


Mission goals


- Involve as many Resistance agents as possible
- In as many countries as possible

Phase I: Worldwide Nightstalker

Build as many L8 portals in as many cities as possible, during local night- time

Phase II: Connect the cities to each other, via a world spanning link

Phase III: Create fields to dominate global MU count

Results : Mission successful !!

About 3.200 resistance agents
55 countries
140 cities
Link chain established across the entire globe to connect Europe, North America and Asia
1.267 million MUs (75 %)

The plot

Let me tell you a story

Once upon the time, in Constance, a city between Germany and Switzerland. An Ingress team, chatting in a dark and secret hangout…

( Just kidding, the screen gave light ^^)

During this Hangout, some crazy ideas were shared. One of them was to unify the world under the banner of the resistance !!

( )

… There was a man crazy enough to think that the project could be possible. +Jens Spaniel  took the decision to realize this dream.

The idea was to create a mainlink around the globe, and after that, to build branch links to link every city in the world.

As a good manager, +Jens Spaniel  first prepared the organisation’s structure. Management tools were set up. One team was dedicated to the Mainlink’s organisation.
He then started looking for help. First things first: he had to find people willing to represent a country, or even a continent!

The first weeks of the project were dedicated to this task.
In mid-August, a message caught my attention: someone was looking for a coordinator for Belgium. That’s how I met Jens.
He proceeded to explain his project, and, of course, like everyone else, I told him he was crazy.
Fortunately, since I’m just as mad as he is (yeah, just ask my team...), I decided to take on the challenge on August 20th.

Things started to get heavy very fast. We had to continue recruiting. I helped +Jens Spaniel  as much as I could. We had hangouts with every candidate, to measure their commitment to the project and their capabilities.
Several tools were developed to give us a global idea of the advancement of each separate project.

Instructions were transmitted. We created Google+ communities, both global and national.

+Vincent Rammelt  was put in charge of setting up the Mainlink, helped at first by +Matthias ℬ. and +Sergey Fayngold 
Vincent had planned a four week holiday in September. Most of this time he had no Internet connection. This was a special challenge for the main link team.
(you’ll find his #sitrep here: )

+Jens Spaniel  then offered to share the global organisation of the project with me, which I accepted, more motivated than ever.
That’s when I realized what a huge workload this project represented: We had as many as 20 simultaneous hangouts with different people.
We had to deal with different cultures, different languages, different mindsets...

Long “video hangouts” were organised, to try and find the best solutions with every team.
We also had to deal with time zones. Asia in the morning, Europe during the day, and North and South America at night.

Even if we were already experienced in project management, we learned a LOT thanks to this experience. (especially me)
Some were already motivated and believed in our ideas. For others, we had to persuade them of the project’s feasibility. This took a lot of time and energy.

By mid-september, the teams were mostly complete. But Jens and I were exhausted.
We began to have our doubts. Maybe it was time to give the lead to someone with a less “european” idea of management.

We then decided to let +Tzafrir Rehan  lead. Jens and I stayed as consultants on the project.

+Tzafrir Rehan , fresh and full of enthusiasm, brought the project to completion.
The last countries filled their organization spreadsheets, the mainlink team gave their final plan.

The chosen route was as follows, with all the risks and key transfers that it entailed

Alaska (US) -> Canada -> US West Coast -> US East Coast -> Canada -> Greenland -> Island -> Norway or UK -> Germany -> Latvia -> West Russia -> East Russia (Anadyr’) -> Alaska.

A whole key exchange network was set up. Each travelling agent was told to communicate his schedule to optimize transfers.

A 1966 km long link was scheduled. Stress peaked. The team could fortunately rely on agents such as +Anton Khudozhnik  (@Toxyd), who began an epic journey!
(see his sitrep here: )
The continent coordinators then started work on the “branch links). Cleaners could also start their huge task.

+Tzafrir Rehan  succeeded in finalizing the project.

November 15th. We experienced cold sweats when we saw a new operation from ENL in Asia. Our teams worked to limit their action and clean the field.

Each troop movement of Kermits was analysed, followed… Hangouts are burning. The stress was crazy!

Each country sent their final plan, working around unexpected field situations.

Saturday 16th arrived. I was of course on the battlefield to clean, fully equipped with phone, tablet, and laptop within easy reach. Each country sent its final instructions.

11h50… My heart goes BOOOOMMM

11h50… Hangouts are going crazy ??
11h58 : Chatting with frogs on the field to distract them...
12h00… My legs can’t hold me anymore
12h01… First links are established
12h10… My team links Germany to UK

My eyes are burning, I’m actually crying; I check the map… everything turns blue; counters are crasy, 50%, 60, 70... 75%!!!

I get back to my team and everyone is screaming. Nobody can believe what is happening ...

We did it!

We united 55 countries
We created over 22 000 level 8 portals.
We made a link that spanned the entire earth!!!


We - as the global team - are absolutely stunned how Unight8 excited agents all over the world. There are hundreds of SitReps available which you can find searching for #U8Completed . You, our fellow agents, have done some unbelievable! If it was as field agent and street fighter, as cleaner, as linker, as agents which gathers and transported keys or as coordinators. And we are happy to see how thrilling this operation was for everyone from us. How much fun you had. And how Unight8 unites us.

Here you will find exciting photos:

Thanks to

3.200 participated Resistance agents

Global Team+Tzafrir Rehan @Tzafrir, +Jens Spaniel @BTA, and me@Boranova

US : +Ruth Shepherd @Rio5
Canada  :  +Steve B @Koz9

Asia : +Kelvin kw Lee  @Kelis,  +puppy Chen @Puppychen, +Shang Yen See @Odysseus,  +Riddhi Dhannawat @Illidan

Oceania :  +Nihal Mirpuri @Nylonee

Africa : +Tzafrir Rehan @Tzafrir, +Sean Scott @FrostyZA

South America: +bryan meyer @bcmeyer

Europe : +Jens Spaniel @BTA, +Vicki Ellen @Mimtwin, +Carlo Carparelli @Feanim, +Gilles WEBER @Arael

Link team : +Vincent Rammelt @sirVinc, +Matthias ℬ. @ThiasX, +Sergey Fayngold @NBZ4live, +Irina Sokolova @Kshul, +Anton Khudozhnik @Toxyd

And thank you, thank you so very much to EACH AND EVERY agent that participated in this operation. From country coordinators to linkers, from cleaners to operators…

You were amazing!
You gave us back hope!
*Trust your team*… This has never been so true.


Agent Boranova for #ingressreport   +Ingress +Anne Beuttenmüller +Brandon Badger +Joe Philley  #unight8completed  
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