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Both teams do it, just up to you whether or not you own it. #DFWresCheats #DFWenlCheats #killAllTheGuardians +Steve Smith +Clay Tillery
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Relentless - Drawing ENL Rings Around the World - 17-Sep-2016

Have you heard the expression “go big or go home?”

The planners for the Enlightened Operation Relentless have.

The team had the ambitious goal of fielding North America from points in Hawaii, Alaska, Texas, Iceland, Turks and Caicos, and the Dominican Republic. Almost 300 agents traveled hours and in some cases days to reach portals so remote that the primary caretakers on one end of one of the longest links are polar bears and on the other end are sea turtles.

Links were thrown 5,477km across the wide open ocean from Hawaii to Alaska and 6,206km from Hawaii along the US/Mexico border to portals on the Texas/Louisiana border. And then the crucial link. Mobile teams cleared all blockers along the 6256km lane from Texas to Alaska in 3 minutes, splitting the United States in half and allowing the Texas anchor team to close a field worth over 58.7 million MU.

Three more layers were thrown in rapid order while agents worked to clear blockers on additional lanes so that layers from the other three major anchors could be added. Unfortunately, before the Enlightened agents could complete their work spoofers attacked the portals in Texas, located in a park that had closed for the night, ending operational activity. Shortly after that the other two anchors were also spoofed down however the Relentless fields remained ghosted on intel through the next checkpoint.

Total link length: Over 55,300 km
Total MU: Over 234 million MU (4 layers of 58.7 million MU each)
Geographic Area: 17.2 million km²

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https://goo.gl/photos/Mc9szswzpyyaHUdk9

Watch the field:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0LB9wxuXBE

Agents:
2Tall
4nthrax
Adebowale
Alucard
aluzion
AncientAdair
appletalk
Arielsmurfeater
Artisanwarrior
ascheris
asj0311
ass1gn
atomicben
Atsina
atxstarsgirl
AvengerKat
Avithan
Bambam911
bashfulbuffalo
beerslingerlcw
Bellzzebub
bikeworld
Blackolivelover
Blairwaldof123
blkcnry
bratgirl1339
byteme70
CaptMalReynolds
Carnage808
Catdog215
Catw0man1
CharlieNasa
chefmayhem
chiplander
Cokemaster
Covakel
CruzeControl
CylonCounselor
d0gboy
dangerdoom
danowar
Danross
Dantuma
Datcavemanndoe
Dayvidlee
DcStang
DeadlyBSL4
Deeeds
delta604
DementedTulip
Dexstarr99
Digitalfish
Digitalosh
dirtyredog
djnorway
DonMusto
DrBuckyKat
dwizisdaman
dylly
Elfstress
Embala
ENLegion
Exolitor
F4runner
Flyboycab
flyingpenguin
FLyMasterJ
fr3dster
FranchisePlayer
froggerprincess
FS2000
fullfart
Funderbunny
Geek4Hire
Gobler05161968
greencrusayder
GTRtech
Hambo
Hanski
Hargafar
HarleyRatRod
HarveyHudson56
Hasteur
Head0fLettuce
HEARTPALP
hittman1969
HOJO
HotSoup10
HotTamales
HoulaSarah
houstonbells
Iamnickman
IllIlIIlllIIIlI
INWOgoddess
iscicles
ItBurnzWheniXMP
JadedSiren
Jaderaven70
Jaey1
Jape01
JavaManETH
jdrakeharvey
JeeMan
jencyberchic
Jernik
jessterish
JiggyJulie
johenkel
Jonathan967
k4l9b
Kalebwarden
KecMagik
Kimina
Klamern
kn00dle
Korsrev
KraftyKay
kt1994
L0rdHelmet
Lafcam
Lagertha007
LessThan12
lIlIIlIlIIIllII
m0m0s
m3rk3r
magicjen
MakiAran
Malakith
Malkyl
malwares
MartelsHammer
MasterBeyotch
MaverickMonk
mcowper
mcowper
MeteoHokie
MiguelSTG
MLFHUNTR
Mnemok
MommaEarth
Moonwick
MrSlfDestruct
mukmow
Mynja
MystikIncarnate
NeDesitVirtus
NedSanderson
NinjaSpork19
Noobboy45
NorSevorg
NovaTex
nwgator
Oldrat
Ollietronic
olskinny
OutlanderXT
oyoy
Pacola
Pahakea
papajag
parttimehermit
Pasqualina42
PBRSkidz
PeakDogs
PercyGreen
pescmode
phearox
Philippi
PoisonIvy30
Polygonz
pongolyn
PurpleBreeze822
pyramu5
Quantumpulse15
quarkgent
quinb2100
Racing_bidule
Rain4stWolf
Randy Myers
RealLifePixel
Resicide007
Resicide007
RMS177
Rowdie
RSNORTHERN
rustybeaker
SalamanderSlim
Salzilla
Sarcastomatic
scavengr
sgudjohn
ShadowDrDeath
Shriekofnature
sirosis
SKaMan302
snake907
SnowWhiteofNC
SnowXTC
Sobernesian
sowokie
stormpulse137
Strifu
SubSpe
sudoshocar
supergirl85
TabascoJones
TableFlipper
tbrauch
Teriboop
thegurw
Themitchman
TheOriginalE
TheSneak
TheSned
TheTrinityDawn
Thunderlily
Tiagoroth
tmbre
Tnahgdrn
Toadsterstrudel
TrainMasterMI
TransForce
Trillah
Trinyan
troix
Troixpax
TXSweet
Ultimumcenturio
underpantsparty
uoced
upsideright
user60
Varmenni
VaultHunterJomo
Vegetativesoul
vickvega82
VikingNinja
Villemaxim
Violentwaves142
ViveUtVivas
VtNmRana
wanderingibis
Weaktwos
Wichdoctor
WizKiddB
ZeroAran

+Ingress #SitRep

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Congrats to all ENL Agents across the USA and Mexico who helped score Shard 26 from Beaumont to Pasadena! The Res never controlled a single jump, and one agent was at the initial spawn and scored it at the target.... 
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Shards need Referees

Oh Niantic, I was one of those people who celebrated and spread the word of the global shard game. I was so very excited to see you listen to your player base and change up the anomaly schedule to bring us a part of the game we had all been missing over the past 2 years. I proudly told my communities about how exciting and dynamic shards could be; how the true test of any team is can they truly come together to move shards through countries and over oceans. You see this part of the game is quite simply in my mind and the minds of others the truest form of teamwork, the most exciting and rewarding part of the game and the most incredible way to meet fellow players all over the world.

Your agents have done some amazing things to get ready for shards. We have seen real people become heroes via actions such as these:

Agents in Russia hiking through snow that is waist high to access a shard: Russian Shard Heroics https://goo.gl/photos/pU9uJzsyGYFjpvyx5

Agents in Perth taking a narrow, unpaved track (barely more than an animal track) road in the middle of the night to move a shard into a location that was considered secure and then spend 5 hours praying we didn’t have to contend with spoofers. Ben Linden https://youtu.be/6sdIVTJokYE

An agent who literally walked across ice in negative 7 temperatures and no sleep to recover a shard: Icewalk to Piirsaare https://goo.gl/GKwM30

Sure, I heard the negative comments about spoofing and cheating running rampant through the last round of shards but I figured by now you would have figured that out. How could the company which depends on a supportive player base for their bottom line not ensure that the game be played fairly? Given that spoofer and cheat detection appeared to have improved over the past few months I assumed that the introduction of the shard game meant you finally had a handle on the problem. Today, I have sadly been proven wrong and these heroic agents have been turned into victims by the very game they love so much.

I have spent every day watching shards be stolen by spoofing, watching targets go down to spoofing, seeing hard portals that real agents have risked everything to get disappear to a spoofer in the moments before a shard would be linked to them.

The team who spent an entire weekend capturing Big Bend at great expense to themselves to prepare it for shards only to see a spoofer run through twice and undo all of their work. The most depressing part was that instead of reverting the portals NIA chose to simply grey them out meaning to be able to use these portals the team would again have to take a weekend off and expend funds to recapture with no assurance of protection against another spoof. To make things even worse the the spoofer is now harassing a female agent who was present. Making a situation of cheating move into a question of safety for all women playing the game. We already are subjected to abuse and harassment within the game from real players but now we get to contend with the bots and people sitting at computers also.

The Enlightened and Resistance agents in Samara who engaged in an amazing battle for control of shard #44 who never gave up only to be stymied at the last moment by a blatant spoofer jumping in to move the shard out of battle to the disbelief of not just the agents on the ground but every agent watching the battle on intel. Over 50 agents on the ground in negative 12 celsius temperatures batted for this shard only for the actions of one to render them null.

The worst part is that YOUR player base assumes you do nothing and you are incapable of ensuring that a game based on location and intended to get us to “get out and move” actually ensures that players are doing just that. I am seeing players giving up because why bother going to that lighthouse when NIA won’t prevent it from being spoofed.

Quite simply, when a spoofer moves a shard illegally and all you do is ban the account you are still telling people that spoofing works. The spoofer still moved the shard to the location they wanted it in and you still are allowing the team that was the victim of the cheating to be victimized. Referees should act to ensure that insofar as is possible, the game works as intended. In this case, we had a link from shard to target. Logs showed link was up, and was the only P7 link, therefore, it should be on target QED.

If this ISN'T fixed, what stops it from happening again? Why would the spoofers stop?

The only compromise here would be a technical fix that says shards always go to targets -- but what about all those other long jumps?

I have to ask this question… Have you forsaken Ingress for Pokemon? How can you expect us to contribute to your bottom line and continue to financially support you when you can’t not ensure a secure and safe gaming experience? Console gaming has figured it out (not perfectly but it is there) and yet you are behind the times and allowing what could be a great game fall apart.

Your players love this game and all we want is to be able to play the game without the interference of cheating and bots. MAKE SHARDS GREAT AGAIN isn’t just a rally cry to bring them back but a rally cry to ensure we can play the game fairly. Making shards work requires referees. They don't have to be perfect, but unless niantic can revert the worst offenses of spoofers, you are disrespecting the hard work of your player base.

+John Hanke +Andrew Krug +NIA Ops +Ingress

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Shards Are Coming – And So, Too, A Story Of Ingress Adventure & Let-Down.

This isn’t just my story, nor just a story of an ENL team affected by cheating. This is ultimately the sad story of ENL and RES agents all around the world. Passionate, amazing people. The ones who forge the way for the stories everyone aspires to, or shares for years to come. +Ingress , +Niantic , +NIA Ops , +John Hanke , we need you to help us help you. Or all of us – you, ENL, RES, the Ingress global community, new potential players and even investors – will keep losing the stories of the adventurers who open their scanners on their journeys. Especially now that we have global shards on the table.


I spent the weekend of 02/03/17 – 02/06/17 in deserts, mountains, ruins, beside canyon walls covered in petroglyphs and pictographs, and at hot springs and rivers. Ingress led me to one of my most favorite places I’ve yet discovered in the world: Big Bend National Park. I was able to convince two crazy (and awesome) friends to accompany me, and we crossed paths with yet another ingress comrade (+Jay Byrum) out in that wilderness. It truly was a beautiful, exciting, and fun adventure.

Sadly, this amazing journey was punctuated by a spoofer who went through the entire expanse of Big Bend and took down everything we set up, and linked it all up to block potential lanes. Reports were made, and fortunately the account was banned. Nonetheless the damage was done and not reverted. The $1200 across the four people who invested so much time and resources into this trip provided nothing by way of e7 portals in the end, as was one of our goals to prepare for the oncoming global shards. Gas, lodging, BGAN data, and park fees are the only expenses counted in that total.

This story is only one of many, many stories like this from BOTH factions; spoofers and cheaters are at home in both factions. It breaks my heart to hear how many people uninstall and leave Ingress forever because their favorite aspects of the game - exploration and high adventures to astounding places - have been sullied by cheating and spoofing. How many stories have we NOT heard now, because our great explorers in the game – both ENL and RES – have NOT made journeys they would have if they hadn’t had their time, investments, and passion undermined by rampant spoofing? THAT is also heartbreaking. I want to hear about the amazing feats these incredible agents would have taken if they didn’t feel so disheartened by heavy, chronic cheating.

There still are amazing stories and adventurers to make them, but we lose so many of them by not getting spoofing and other forms of cheating in better check. I know strides have been made, and as ever, there are exceptional people within Niantic who crave for a cleaner playing field just as much (if not more) as I and many others do. I am sharing this story with you all now because I want you to see what might be lost if it isn’t all brought into better control.

Spending $1200 was not something we considered a burden at the time because we were having fun and playing Ingress the way we love. Only after our hard fun work was all undone by someone likely sitting in the comfort of their home did it feel burdensome. And sad. And it gets harder to lure people out when I feel that I must ethically open with an explanation like “We’re going to incredible places, but cheaters might undo everything we accomplish with our friends in Ingress.”

This weekend all began when it became all the more clear that global shards were returning. I sent out the call for fellow agents to join me in setting up Big Bend NP for our global teammates, and +Eric Engberg and +Sordidly Speaking were on the road with me mere days later. There are still people who want to take Ingress adventures, as these two wonderful people demonstrated. It kills me to have to try and mitigate the pain and anger they experience when their adventurous highs plummet to helpless lows around cheating. It shouldn’t be this way. Not for either faction.

For me, some of the most enticing aspects of playing Ingress exist in the prospect of exploration with my scanner in hand. It is all the more worthwhile a prospect when adventures into wild places can be had with friends. I’ve been on tiny islands for Ingress ops, hiked in national parks, played anomalies from Helios through present, and I’ve even planegressed. The game provides thrills through exploration and teamwork that I haven’t experienced in any other game. There are highs and lows, and human moments where you see the strength of your community shine (from faction ops and support, to xfac aid in times of dire need across the world).

I want to keep experiencing all of these positive, self-discovering aspects Ingress and its communities present. Though I also want to know that the company that puts out the game has my back around the rules they provide. It’s hard to keep pouring 15 hour days and $1200 into efforts that I am more positive will be spoofed down than will stand as challenges to my opponents and options to my teammates. Help me keep my scanner on, because I really really want it to keep glowing.

Below, you will find details of our gameplay, the portals we prepared for global shards, and the spoofer actions that brought it all down. I appreciate that the spoofer account was brought down, but all it takes is for the person who did it to make a new account, while I would have to spend another large amount of time and money to go back out there to undo what has been done. The easy incentive and the “win” rest on the cheater’s side at the end of it all. Sure, we have an amazing adventure, but we wanted to give to our team in Ingress, too. If there is anything the playerbase can do to help improve the game, there are many eager people ready to do what they can. Thank you for your time.



Summary of Legitimate Play & Spoofer Takedowns:
Location: Big Bend National Park, TX
Legitimate travel timeframe: Friday, February 03, 2017 – Monday, February 06, 2017
Legitimate portal attack, and capture timeframe: Saturday, February 04, 2017 – Sunday, February 05, 2017
Legitimate agents involved: @Puxtoper, @sordidlyspeakin, @cthulWh0, @Doomsidoodeedoo
Illegitimate agent (spoofer) involved: @skoobysnax (account banned as of a comm check February 07, 2017, ~2:10pm cst)
Spoofer portal attack, capture, and linking timeframe: Monday, February 06, 2017, beginning after 11pm cst – Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 8:39am cst
Total Portals Effected (and still blue and linked up as of a comm check February 07, 2017, ~2:10pm cst): 24
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Total Expenses Sunk: $1,198.16
El Paso:
Gas: $125
Lodging: $219
Bgan: $131
Park Entrance Fee: $25
Total: $500

Austin:
Gas: $70
Lodging: $603.16
Park Entrance Fee: $25
Total: $698.16

All Portals Effected:
Total: 24
BGAN Portals: 4
Rock Art at Hot Springs - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.17793,-102.998049&z=17&pll=29.17793,-102.998049
Metal Bug Art - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.190144,-102.946742&z=17&pll=29.190144,-102.946742
Metal Art Works - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.190067,-102.946553&z=17&pll=29.190067,-102.946553
Boquillas Canyon - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.194335,-102.9238&z=17&pll=29.194335,-102.9238

Non-BGAN Portals: 19
Window View Trail - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.270422,-103.301824&z=17&pll=29.270422,-103.301824
Window Trail - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.270535,-103.301569&z=17&pll=29.270535,-103.301569
Peregrine Falcon Exhibit - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.270521,-103.300878&z=17&pll=29.270521,-103.300878

Lord of the Wind Sculpture - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.270284,-103.300422&z=17&pll=29.270284,-103.300422
Lion Country - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.270547,-103.300263&z=17&pll=29.270547,-103.300263
Civilian Conservation Corps - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.27024,-103.299799&z=17&pll=29.27024,-103.299799
Lost Mine Trail - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.274376,-103.286439&z=17&pll=29.274376,-103.286439
Panther Path Trail - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.328121,-103.206522&z=17&pll=29.328121,-103.206522
Visibility at Big Bend National Park - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.327733,-103.206328&z=17&pll=29.327733,-103.206328
Big Bend National Park Post Office - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.328034,-103.206063&z=17&pll=29.328034,-103.206063
National Park Service - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.328033,-103.20601&z=17&pll=29.328033,-103.20601
Alligator and T Rex fossils - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.327871,-103.205571&z=17&pll=29.327871,-103.205571
Big Bend National Park Panther Junction Visitor Center - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.327552,-103.205835&z=17&pll=29.327552,-103.205835
Coryphodon Fossil Bed - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.326908,-103.205537&z=17&pll=29.326908,-103.205537
Ancient Swamp Creatures - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.419006,-103.137684&z=17&pll=29.419006,-103.137684
Fossil Bones - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.419433,-103.137285&z=17&pll=29.419433,-103.137285
An Eocene Landscape - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.418985,-103.136771&z=17&pll=29.418985,-103.136771
Time in the Rocks - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.418578,-103.137288&z=17&pll=29.418578,-103.137288
Comanche Trail - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.660076,-103.17349&z=17&pll=29.660076,-103.17349

Inaccessible due to maintenance (we left it grey):

Landscapes in Stone - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.418103,-103.137029&z=17&pll=29.418103,-103.137029

Of the aforementioned portals, all were fully deployed to e7, EXCEPT the following three:
Window View Trail - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.270422,-103.301824&z=17&pll=29.270422,-103.301824
Window Trail - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.270535,-103.301569&z=17&pll=29.270535,-103.301569
Landscapes in Stone - https://ingress.com/intel?ll=29.418103,-103.137029&z=17&pll=29.418103,-103.137029

#PlacesIngressHasTakenMe #RealIngressGameplay #ActualIngressGameplay #Ingress #Niantic #PokemonGo +John Hanke +Andrew Krug +Anne Beuttenmüller +Bill Kilday +Matilde Tusberti +Linda Besh +Chiplander +Nadia Amro +Sordidly Speaking +Eric Engberg +Jay Byrum +Jennifer Pisano +Kelly Kolton +Brent Hollett +Vicki Ellen +Ruth Shepherd

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