March 2nd, 2015

Dalek SF

I seem to have started playing Ingress

I've been half thinking about it since Worldcon when some Ingress players were in the audience of the Zombies! Run panel, but I hadn't ventured to try it out. I did know that there was at least one local player and that there must be some portals locally, but wasn't sure whether the game was my kind of thing or not.

Anyway, after finding an Ingress guild on HabitRPG and asking a few questions (mostly, "Are there any players aged 50+ or will I be completely out of place?"), I have downloaded the app and immediately had to go and try it out. I seem to have claimed my first portal! And then I tried to hack an enemy portal and got zapped! At which point my fingers were freezing holding the phone so I walked back home. Anyway, I have downloaded the PDF of the Agent Field Guide, so I have a bit of reading to do. I joined the resistance, by the way, for the completely shallow reason that the Welsh resistance badge looked cooler and someone had bothered to translate the name into Welsh. :)

But as an aid to getting up off the computer and out into the real world to walk about and get some exercise, Ingress looks like a winner. I've already walked an extra miles today on account of the game and I've spotted some portals a little further afield to explore at the weekend.
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