Our week began with a revelation, one brought to us by Agents in San Diego:
The destructive attack on the Enlightened compound — the one that caused Oliver Lynton-Wolfe to go to ground — was caused by ADA.
We began this week with a single question: Why?
And then something astounding happened.
Last week we were still reeling from the attack on the Enlightened compound; we didn’t know who was behind it or their intentions. We’ve since learned a lot about what happened that day, but in my mind, the mystery has deepened.
Last week’s success has rapidly transformed into this week’s calamity. Who’s to blame? Can’t say for certain, but I do know one thing: Oliver Lynton-Wolfe’s efforts in recent weeks to research the Obsidian Shield and restore XM did not go unnoticed, and whatever’s going on now seems to be a direct result of his work.
How do we interpret this past week? One way is to see it as empowering. An alternate view would be that we are being pulled and pushed by larger forces at work. I don’t think we have the answer yet, but we will if we stay ahead of things.
I’m overwhelmed by the activity I’ve seen over the past day as #IngressPortalSurvey results have emerged worldwide. If last week was all about getting our feet back under us, and exploring different ways of responding to the XM drought, this week showed what happens when Agents everywhere take off running… gathering information and testing new opportunities and possibilities for collaboration… determined to forge ahead.
From where I’m standing, last week has been one of reaction and recovery. Both Agents and leaders in the world of Ingress have struggled with the aftermath of #IngressObsidian. The XM drought created a formidable predicament, and I’m not one for naive optimism, but now it seems we’re getting our feet back under us again as solutions begin to emerge.