Over 4.000.000 MU covered the city of Dortmund!
W4lk3r, a player well known for building big fields (and one of the few onyx Illuminators around Dortmund), suddenly realized that several Dortmund RES agents only gained the bronze Illuminator badge, despite having played Ingress for more than two years. This included Dortmund’s “oldest” active Resistance player, and the leader of the local RES, who both had thousands of fields, but averaged no more than 19 MU per field.
As a man of big fields he couldn't bear this.
He decided to plan something many people consider as impossible (at least for RES agents because of the high amound of blue links/fields all around the city):
Covering Dortmund, which situated with Germany’s most densly populated area and has a high portal density, with large fields. While the local Resistance has often helped cleaning areas for larger links, a Dortmund-only field has only been done twice so far in the history of Ingress, once by each faction. Oh, and there were a number of further unsuccessful attempts by the Enlightened ;)
The goal was to match at least the MU of the biggest field SweetAzureus, W4lk3r's girlfriend, built so far, which was
The action was completely planned by W4lk3r since 28.04.15.
Meanwhile W4lk3r gathered 8 Resistance agents together to execute his plan and farmed most of the needed keys.
Since HerrVest got ill, hakushi and ZachiOfAscalon joined the forces.
Last Friday (08.05.15, 20:00) the 3 teams of 2, 3 and 4 agents met at a central gas station in Dortmund Hombruch, exchanged keys and tried the cookies ProvoKant just made 45 minutes ago because of Mikrozid's challenge (see photos).
Starting at this point the teams spread out destroying all portals that had blocking links.
Due to the high amount of blue fields around it was necessary to use 97 (!) Jarvis Viruses in total to free all link corridors. Needless to say, using that many viruses raised some eyebrows, also within the Resistance. It’s not everyday business that agents of the same faction invade a downtown P8 farm and start flipping portals ;)
Still, much to our own suprise, we experienced very few ENL resistance (Agent Elochim was a notable exception).
At about 01:35 AM, after some last minute Jarvising of new links that emerged as other players “happily” linked through the new corridor, the cleaning job was done and the teams reached their initial target locations.
The first field was created at 01:43 AM and the last one at 02:54.
During that time 16 layers, ranging from 199.434 to 285.785 MU, totaling f 4.217.468 MU, were build.
f So we exceeded our target by 2.617.468 MU!.
The fields lasted long enough to reach the checkpoint at 06:00 AM.
- 1 Planner / Coordinator
- 3 Teams (9 agents)
- 16 Fields over Dortmund
- 4.217.468 MU
- 791 kilometers by car
- 97 Jarvis Viruses
- 1800 X8
- 320 US8
- 8x Gold Illuminator
- 1x Platinum Illuminator
First of all I would like to thank @W4lk3r for his time and efforts.
Without you as the initiator all these badge advancements would have taken ages. You taught our guys how to field. Thank you!
Of course I'd also like to thank all the other participants:@Gargoyle79, @bayushikiyohira, @hakushi, @ZachiOfAscalon, @Partyrocker, @BladeFire, @Mikrozid and @geroyche.
Some special thanks go to @ZachiOfAscalon who created unique medals for all of the participants!
Additional special thanks goe to @kuuu for spontanious cleaning actions, driving additional 42 kilometers, sacrificing 3 Jarvis viruses and 100 X8.
Also @DorianPendragon helped us with some cleaning to make it in time. Thank you, too!
Our greatest apologies to all the Resistance agents whose portals we had to sacrifice in the process.
Last but not least I would like to thank our frogs for not taking action.
Without your "special help" it would have been much harder to execute W4lk3r's plan.