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NEW! XFCC USA has a telegram channel. Join us! https://t.me/XFCCUSA
ALSO NEW!!! An opt-in pin map of XFCC operational areas
https://tinyurl.com/ybf5laxh

WHO ARE WE?

XF-CC (Cross Faction Communication Co-op) is a dual-faction group of self-accountable advocates for fair and fun Ingress.

OUR MISSION: To promote positive Ingress interactions by cultivating fairness, respect, and honor in our local communities.

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
- All fair opinions deserve a respectful audience.
- Don't cheat the system.
- Never breach an Agent's sovereignty.
- When in doubt, pursue AP.

WE STRIVE FOR open debate on social issues in the game. We ask the tough questions. We give full consideration to other's responses. We search for new ways to succeed in all areas of our agency. And most of all, we communicate our ideas, frustrations, flaws, and learnings.

OUR MEMBERS aren't perfect. But we all aim to amp up the fun of Ingress by:
- Playing with honor.
- Being the change we want to see in Ingress.
- Refraining from negative interactions.
- Remaining pleasant in COMM

YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US! But please know that we are a publicly viewed community. By joining, you agree to have any of your posts publicly shared. We hope this will help reinforce our forum with logical and productive debate.

POST GUIDELINES:
- Please avoid calling out specifics like community names, agent names etc.
- Please avoid hatespeak, unless it is an example of what not to do.
- Keep it upbeat! Use optimism where you would normally hear sarcasm. Treat friendly debate as an art-form.
- Don't immediately reject other opinions. Think about what someone is saying before you respond. Put yourself in their shoes. Use tact and empathy to find a win-win.
- You don't need to be a wordsmith. If you are having trouble articulating your particular point of view, send your raw opinion to a moderator! We will gladly help you negotiate the issue in a fair and respectful fashion.

We look forward to seeing you in the debate.
Cheers,
#XF-CC

Keep it classy Agents! And welcome home.

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St. George will be hosting an Ingress First Saturday cross-faction meet-up on Saturday, Aug. 4. Check-in is at 7:30pm, and the event begins at 8pm. We'll hack for two hours, meet back at the Town Square Tower at 10:00pm, figure out winners, and then hand out some prizes...

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Just wanted to share this.
Baconomaly xfac tool:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1zvkU-z91zzpaQs_X1su5xITeBcErCld2


So the tool is 2 forms and a sheet used for checking agents in or out. I only needed to share links to the forms with our team of voluteers. After the form is filled out, some magic happens.

1. Forms push data to spreadsheet.

2. Spreadsheet purges duplicate entries. (Super handy. If someone thought they messed up checking someone in, they just did it again)

3. Filters the purged data by date set.

4. You're able to assign agents to teams or mark as not playing if they had to leave early or whatever.

5. You can set value for whatever extra stats to track and even set points for a bonus score (we did volatile portals and handed out "intel" as the teams were announced.)

6. Automagically does the maths and any human error that would have left a negative score are highlighted and counted for 0 instead. So if someone had to leave or messed up checking out, it's not a hard penalty to the team.

It should be able to handle about 500 agents from both factions when set up fresh.

This was super fun and the product of about a year where my counter and I tried to find a way to make it happen the best we could. It was super awkward for agents strategizing with agents on the other faction against a team doing the same. It also mitigates lopsidedness when more of one faction shows up.

I don't have it set to populate the info to be easily submitted to fevgames. I'm leaving it like that. Feel free to copy to your own drive and set up though. Have fun.

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i put this in success stories cause honestly you guys rocked this! thank you so much
TS-Morpheus Calgary and Portland

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On May 16th we had an interesting sudden drop from +TS_ Iota on twitter that led to the Calgary Alberta.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IshiraTsubasa/posts/gU6N3w7cWhv

With the wonderful help of the investigations community and +Jennifer Trewatha s global connections, we were able to get two agents to head to the scene in an unintentional crossfaction meet up! Agent Wandewire and +Tanya Dixon were the two agents that were kind enough to not just recover this dead drop for us but also glyph hack the portal and provide the glyph Body to us for the glyph journal! Thank you so much agents!

This dead drop was a bit different from the others though... It is one of the firsts to provide the second page of a dead drop without another dead drop given in the day, leaving us to question what had come before it. We were once again reminded that we have the key to our lock, but have yet to put it together and it seems many of Epsilons images were included in this dead drop... The dead drop led to investigators in Essex to progress in their decoding but introduced a new complex puzzle for us to figure out.

Again Thank you Wandwire and Tanya for getting this information to us!

Portland

In an interesting turn of events, last night, a Ts-Morpheus dead drop was once again indicated to us on Twitter but this time through the Morpheus account rather than its members. This of course hit in a time period where i was at a crossfaction birthday party but Essex and #XF-CC had my back!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IshiraTsubasa/posts/gqhtBaRK1H3

Even though she was heavily busy, +Jennifer Trewatha once again pulled some strings for us and spread the word in XF-CC to get agents on scene.

I was able to watch the entire process happen in the XF-CC chat as agent TorchwoodOp decided to go out with a flashlight to obtain this dead drop. He got there in time that it was still semi light thankfully and grabbed the dead drop pretty quickly but something was off.... The account kept mentioning Orion in a tree and something about Epsilons picture being dropped by a portal near there.

The agent luckily went back and discovered not only was there a Morpheus mission in the area but something glowing in the tree now that it was dark. I have to say this was one of the funniest chats i have seen in these Morpheus drops. TorchwoodOp and +Dan NoReg worked together in a glorious crossfaction XF-CC way to get the hanging wooden doll down from its branch. There were some concerning times as the agent went silent but all of XF-CC was in support of these agents, rooting them on. Hearing that some one actually jimmy rigged poles together with their own shoe laces simply to get this item down made my night and im sure many others. It was a chat full of laughter and fun.

Truly both of these Drops showed how our factions can work together for the greater good of the investigation and it was amazing.

Once everything was over and done with we analyzed the data we were given and honestly, i am not sure what to make of it. We gained the first page to the Calgary drop with Portland and i was able to work a transcript for it but we were also given multiple copies of the same map..... The map i was given at the beginning of this all....

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+IshiraTsubasa/posts/5NH8Q43sszL

Not only that but it seems theres another map of the same area and this dead drop also showed there was at least one more copy of it as well... Once i locate that map i will be doing another post about it.... Its odd, why have multiples of the same map?

One last detail is the Mistys Top Hat Coin and Card. These are from the Camp Navarro team from last year and one of the first times we have seen Morpheus focus directly on a Navarro team... Though im still unsure what it directly means, i think it may have been a clue to point out the other dead drop that happened this morning. That one i will cover in another post.


Again thank you to the agents that helped in recovering these dead drops. We could not have done it without you at all! Your stories and experiences are amazing to watch and be a part of. We could not be more grateful for your help!

+Ingress +John Hanke +Edgar Allan Wright +flint dille +H. Richard Loeb +Andrew Krug +Operation Essex +Project Lycaeum +Project Isthmus #ingress #epiphanynight #passagetoOsiris
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15% off with Code: FAB15 for three days! :))
Now: Three days with 15% off and new motives uploaded

XF-CC Shirts Shop Europe
https://xf-cc.missionday.info/shop/

You can save money with this code!
Shop 15% off on 15./ 16. and 17. May with code: FAB15

This is the XF-CC Europes non-profit shop with the latest designs for XF-CC lovers.
All proceeds from commissions go 1: 1 in free swag, like XF-CC missionday cards or help-seeking XF-CC members.

Now uploaded the country flags.
Examples you will find directly on black T-shirts.
If you would choose another product, like tanktop or basecap, you can use the CREATE button and style you own product.

Have a nice day! Yours Xf-CC Team

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Fun fact: Mother's Day started in the US as a xfac event

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