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Barenaked Ladies cover Phil Collins

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you are not wearing shoes

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Downtown chalk art

Sep/15

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GUNSHIP

I just learned about GUNSHIP and they are awesome.

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It took 1 year and 28 days for me to hit Level 12 in Ingress. May 15th I hit L11. 107 days later I hit L12.

There are 16 levels in ingress. Level 8 is where you are finally able to play with the most powerful items. All levels above just let you hold more XM (energy), and increases the distance you can recharge a portal from. 16,000 XM capacity and 3,000 kilometers recharge range. Mostly, each level above 8 is just bragging rights though. It takes a lot of work to move up levels.

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I read that 80% of folks who actively play are stuck at L11. The hurdle to 12 is tall.

Stats that matter:

* Walked 795 kilometers (493 miles) playing with the app open. Nobody really knows how this is actually calculated, some biking might fall under the count, but not driving. The game knows your speed and will lock if driving above 35 MPH as well
* placed 21K resonators (flags) and have destroyed 20K of them
* Linked 4.1K portals creating 2K three point fields
* Captured and destroyed 3K portals respectively
* visited 911 portals and 552 of them have been unique

Below are some screen shots of the achievements over the past couple days that all seemed to happen at once after 13 months of playing. The past two plus weeks I have been pushing really hard to get to this point. Many late nights in the Haymarket walking and playing to grind away at goals. I know it seems like just a game, but it has made my life fun. I have met so many great friends and folks through the adventure. The people who play are unique and so diverse. It is a team game and our local faction is very active in chats and we do awesome missions together. Alone I can only build a L5 portal. It takes 8 players to make a L8 portal.

This past Saturday I had made some decent fields and two players from the other team tore them down and then rebuilt the fields. The anchors are in my hood so I rolled out to tear theirs down and they pulled up next to me when I was attacking. We hung out and chatted for a good 20 minutes. I told them of my plan to go get my Translator badge in the haymarket and once I hit it I got congratulations from the opposing team over COMMS. That is pretty darn cool.

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weeeeeeeeeze

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How it’s made

Good stuff from these Bay Area dancers to our song ‘Wolves Without Teeth’!
“A collaboration of 20 talented performers featuring different variations of dance and artistic movement in an honest, genuine form. Each scene was raw and unrehearsed — Captured in various cities of Northern California’s Bay Area.”

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