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.
This Portal Clue emerged yesterday, and over the course of today some Agents have already begun exploring leads in Australia, Netherlands and the USA.
It seems, following his conversation with the Acolyte some days ago, Oliver Lynton-Wolfe has made some progress towards alleviating the XM drought.
Susanna Moyer reports from Hong Kong on the action-packed, globe-sweeping Obsidian Finale.
This transcript sheds light on some important pieces of information: It seems the Acolyte and Dr. Oliver Lynton-Wolfe have been actively collaborating for some time, and in fact, OLW may have been critical in the activation of the Obsidian Shield.
Hank Johnson, a scholar, former special forces operator and member of the Niantic Project research team shares his thoughts on the Obsidian Shield and just how much we could have known in advance about the chain of events that led to the Global XM Drought.
Two groups of people deserve our thanks for bringing this vision to the surface. The first are the Agents who took part in GORUCK Operations at Anomalies around the world last weekend into order to recover scattered fragments of code. The second are the members of the Investigative Community and Operation: Essex, who painstakingly decrypted and uncovered the message hidden within.
In the immediate aftermath of #IngressObsidian, reports started pouring in that XM around the Portals was vanishing. From what I’ve seen today, it’s true: we are facing a massive, worldwide XM drought. What’s going on?
Agents, Collin Williams and Behind The Scanner will be hosting a LIVE #IngressObsidian Orlando YouTube event starting at Noon EST this Saturday. Watch it and stay at the cutting edge as the events of Orlando unfold.