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Shards have come to define the Ingress experience for me. Now that we're on the cusp of another event, I hope everyone gets to experience just what makes Ingress such a special game! 
Back in early 2015, I remember getting drug into a very small hangout with a bunch of very concerned people. The topic? The Washington Monument had just been chosen as a shard target, and the knowledge wasn’t public yet. Over the next 2 months, we went from worrying that we’d disappoint our Resistance family across the globe, as DC was a historically green city, to dominating the event, scoring 13 shards ourselves, and helping Rotterdam hold the Enlightened to a shutout on their target. We watched our collective efforts become the definition of Resistance pride for years to come, and almost 2 years later, 13-0 and the Washington Monument still shine as a source of pride for our team.

Following the success of Shonin Shards, I realized just how special the community within the Resistance was, and how amazing what we had, not just at a local or regional level, but what it meant to have a true global community. With the emergence of new Shards, once again I feel the anxiety, anticipation, and excitement over such a cool and unique event.

If you feel panicked, know that it is without warrant. There is nothing but fun, memorable, and amazing experiences ahead. Nothing leading up to this point can compare you for the rush of linking that well fought shard off to Europe after a 3 day battle, or slamming it home after inching your way across each well-fought jump. If you feel uncertainty and worry, breathe. The Resistance has your back. With our community behind you, you can never fail. If you are excited and anticipating the fun ahead, simply want to get involved, head over to http://shards.blue ! We’ve compiled a great rundown of the upcoming event, and a signup to get involved.

Previous Shard events really define the Ingress experience for me, an experience I’ve come to treasure over the 4 years I’ve played. I’m hopeful with this new round, new faces can experience just how great Ingress can be.

DC Shards AAR: https://plus.google.com/+ShellyBowman/posts/4DCqjnsiP9j
Thanks to +Shelly Bowman +Joshua Kight for letting me steal your pics (you don't mind, right? ;D )
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February First Saturday! University City - Philadelphia
Join us for another Ingress FS Event! First Saturdays are offical, Niantic -sanctioned, cross faction events run by your local agents. The point is to meet up with fellow ingress players of all levels, learn things about the game you may not have known and have a light-hearted & friendly competition while gaining easy AP and stats. Meet up between 1PM and 1:30PM to check in your starting; play until 3:30PM when all agents meet back up to check in their Ending Stats. Winners will be announced, then Margaritas and Tacos at Wahoo's for all!

Meet up for both the start and end points is at 32nd and Chestnut at the "Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Building" Portal ( https://ingress.com/intel?ll=39.95361,-75.187209&z=18&pll=39.953632,-75.187439) . This happens to also be our after-party, Wahoos, a Mexican, Asian and Brazilian inspired Casual restaurant.

Official Points of Contact are +Colleen Coffey (CoffeyChild; ENL) and +Jennifer Carson (5erendipity; RES). Once we get closer to the date, we will pull those interested into a temporary hangout for the day.

Check back often for new details regarding Missions, etc :)

Hi! My IGN is yovimi. Is there a visitor hangout? I'll be in Center City visiting from Washington, DC for a week-long conference the week of the 18th. 

Is there a First Saturday event in the area on January 7th?

Just started playing again after about 2 years. Made some fields in the Lehigh/aramingo/Frankford area if any l8s want to head over and upgrade, we'll have a nice farm

uname: MrBawesome


Edit: I've been told there's a farm-planning hangout.. anyway I could be brought in?

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Glad to have been involved
### Begin Transmission
### Operation BlueDiamonds
### October 23, 2016

We here at MATH have two goals: 1) triangles, and 2) fun! Winning is great, but that isn’t always our goal. There’s no prize in Ingress for winning cycles, just self-satisfaction. Plus, we know we can win when we want, see our previous Operation Mighty Mouse. That’s why we like to pick portals in unique locations that present challenges. We push ourselves on what is possible.

This time, we didn’t just want to make a triangle. We wanted to make a diamond! After the success of previous operations using Henlopen Lighthouse and Cattus Island for fields over Philadelphia, Agent [REDACTED] sought to make an even bigger triangle. After selecting The Final Step, it was determined that a field to Ft Edward Johnson could provide additional layers over DC and Baltimore.

Keys were moved into position at [REDACTED], and a date was selected. However, various factors caused the original date to not be feasible. Eventually, Sunday October 23rd at 1pm was selected as the time and date. Boots long on standby were activated, intel operators were recruited, and plans were made to drop durable blocks ahead of time and set up rails.

Despite a few additional blockers being thrown (and some agents stepping up at the last minute), the lane for the set of fields over Philadelphia was set to be cleared for checkpoint, and the remaining blockers were dropped in quick succession. The first field went up: 3.99 million! Essentially instant-onyx. The rest of the fields began to be thrown. A blue derp off a jarvised portal was thrown, blocking the 2 outer layers. Agents were dispatched to the other end, but the block could not be dropped before CP. Ultimately 11 layers were thrown over Philadelphia.

The layers over DC went up after the 1pm CP because [REDACTED]. The decision to throw was made to ensure agents got Onyx Illuminator badge, which was successful. The fields almost made CP at 6pm but were taken down legitimately.

Special thanks also goes to the various ENL who dropped durable links, freeing Agents [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] to clear elsewhere on the lanes.

Key Stats
Total MU: 72,507,477
Total Layers: 15 (11 over Philadelphia, 4 over DC and Baltimore)

Illuminator Badges Achieved:
Ageek - Onyx
Autotec62 - Onyx
Batmanbob - Onyx
EmilyOS - Onyx
Colagirl - Onyx
Thelittlejc - Onyx
tRex513 - Onyx

Intel Operators:
[REDACTED]

Agents Involved:
4thbaroness
5erendipity
7sola
Ace5109
Ageek
Aneuristic
ArchAngel08
AtomicOrange
Autotec62
Batoupss9
Beezlebuddy
BlueRoan
Boots99
Briobuckz077
ButtersStotch
Cesmonger
ChaoticRedhead
ChosenOne777
CodyP1998
Colagirl
CorundumBlue
Cynchronicity
DarthNexxus
Deusesdaddy
Discontinuity
Dukeskyhawker
DutchessCrinkle
EboniRaven
Ecnarrot
Emilyos
EmmDubbs
Faddad46
Faerdragon
Fosveny
FTC02
Funtimecruisers
GethHeresy
Ghengiskahn
Gilliganq
Hfddawg271
Hoyathegr8
Jargowsky
Jedcaj
Joshheartless88
Juthree
K1llGr4ve
Kelkazay
Kikorangi
Killerdoberman
KillNine
KingConstantine
Ksywa
Lilobee
LordDeathstrike
Lordrlm
M0rningstarr
Madcamper500
Mathematician
Maxithzx
Mecropolis
Mommadarthspark
Mommasun
Monkeyfist70
Morpsyspi
Mrsalphageek
Mrsbigdaddy
MrsDarthNexxus
MsGrouch
MSolomonGrundy
Mulligan
MzFizux
Neondg
Nightmare7
Nightmare7SSP
Ortizj97
Ouizul
Padalabra
Persis
PhantomDarkness
Pianoman0089
Pineygirl
PowrUp
PsyAkemi
Qwerkus
R2KT
Renegadesmurf
Seanmomleitner
Shad0wSmurf
ShredXJ
SpiderWolve
SteelToad
Suzika
Syppi
Tecate213
TheBlueRaider
TheCandyMan701
TheDarkArmy
Thelittlejc
ThePrisoner
TheR0yalWe
TheUnseenPooper
Towgunner05
tRex513
Trillana
Un4scene
UncleStepDaddy
Upgrayyedd
Valkryie212
Vesant
Vikingjoe
Wafflecrew
Windysmurf
Wodvic
Wolfmine14u
Wolfyone
Wyndmyr
Xealzega
Zaph0d42
Zetterec

#dmv #philly #baltimore #baftober #deepblue #diamondsyo!
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Princeton, NJ - November First Saturday!
Join the Princeton area agents for some AP, uniques, friendly competition, and fun! If you have any questions, +Michelle N  (wolfyone) is the Resistance Point of Contact for this event :)

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cd155q812ribeksja6745chib3c

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This week one of our beloved resistance agents, crazyhousecat, based out of Phoenixville Pennsylvania sadly passed away. Many agents from both factions put the game aside and made this amazing tribute to her. Rest in peace Cat, and thanks for being a great friend and person💙💚❤️💛
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Was wondering if anyone from the philly community can give me tips on portal dense areas. Trying to visit Next Sunday(25th) and never been.
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