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I seem to have started playing Ingress - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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.

Current Mood: excited excited

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kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: March 2nd, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Noooooo, not the Resistance!

I hope you're at least still willing to be friends with an Enlightened player. :-p
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 3rd, 2015 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)
As I said in the post, I chose my side solely on the badge! Who could resist a Welsh dragon in a blue floppy cap? :)
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: March 3rd, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
That Dragon would be a lot more fashionable (and Welsh!) in a green cap. :-p
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 3rd, 2015 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't even know whether I'll keep on playing once the novelty wears off, but I have no intention of losing friends over it! :)
kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: March 3rd, 2015 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just kidding. I'll have you know I've met some very nice people who play for the Other Side. :-p
paragraphs From: paragraphs Date: March 2nd, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOl a friend of mine here where I live got so involved with that that she wasn't doing ANYTHING else but playing... and finally stopped one day and realized just how much time she was devoting to it, and how stressed she was making herself, that she quit on the spot. So be careful, Ingress is addictive!!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 3rd, 2015 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I can definitely see the possibility of being sucked into the game, especially if one has an addictive personality.

I'm hoping that I can play in moderation, assuming I do stick with it and don't abandon it once the novelty wears off. Trying to find the right balance, that's the tricky part!
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