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.
Oliver Lynton-Wolfe has begun a new stage in his research to cure the XM drought, and as he promised in his message some days ago, he will need help from Agents around the world. In short, he is trying to survey the effect certain Glyphs have on Portals around the world, and is going to be relying on Agents to help conduct these tests. Read his full message for the details.
In a recent conversation, Oliver Lynton-Wolfe set a price for his services. In exchange for his help in resolving the XM drought that has emerged due to the Obsidian Shield, OLW wanted access to both a very powerful tool and a very complicated individual: The ultra-complex AI created at the Niantic Project, ADA.
Obsidius, Cybella and Syphax: This traveling party spanned the globe as part of a journey to discover more about what we now know to be XM. Now, in this most recent letter from Obsidius to his friend Marcus, it seems the group had began to fragment, with Syphax leaving in suspicious circumstances and having stolen the ancient Obsidan Glyph-marked arrowheads.
It seems Jahan has learned some lessons from the events of Obsidian. And now, as we begin to learn more about Aegis Nova, she has once again extended an olive branch to Hank Johnson. Destiny may or may not be driving them to work together, but Jahan’s right about one thing: if he wants to help control what lies in the future, he will have to pick a side.
Reports that had been only rumors are now verified. A Google+ post from Oliver Lynton-Wolfe thanks the Agents who helped recover the Glyph Sequence and confirms that his Power Cube stockpiles have begun to emerge into the Portal Network.
Aegis Nova. Slowly, its roots are beginning to emerge. Cybella’s vision helps us understand where the name comes from, but what does it mean? A New Shield? The destruction of the Obsidian Shield? What do you think?
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.