Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Finding - Crop Circles

I saw this on +Ingress  on Google plus a while back and have been meaning to comment on it.

Apparently the game has created what they are referring to as "Crop Circles." Designs which show up on your scanner made up of inventory items.

The one pictured to the right reportedly contained approximately 600 level 1 & level 2 resonators.

I think it would be really cool to find one of these.

So keep your eyes open in case one of these pops up nearby.

Happy Hacking!

Ingress Version 1.26 Released

Always be sure to update your scanner with the newest releases. This one comes out later today (5/21/13), version 1.26.

In addition to your obligatory bug fixes, version 1.26 offers:
  • Portal health and faction control info on Portal Keys
  • New Recharge visual animation
  • Notifications for 
    • Portal under attack 
    • Portal neutralized 
  • Personal messages by using @<codename>
  • Support for Jarvis Virus 
  • Support for ADA Refactor objects
I'm looking forward to this!

Happy Hacking!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ingress Game Evolution

While I have been on the side line for awhile because of my phone situation, I have tried to keep up with the happenings of +Ingress . One concern I have had about Ingress is how is the game going to evolve. When I got my invite there were already many who had made level 8. I wondered what would happen next? They have to introduce new things and levels to keep the membership active.

As of late they have announced and released several new things:

  • Power Cubes
  • Recycling
  • Jarvis Virus
We have also seen an apparent lower likelihood of a hack being successful.
What will be next will we see a level 9 Agent? Will we see a new weapon?

Happy Hacking!

Getting Back in the Game

Today I finally received notice that my new phone has shipped.

I'm really excited not only because of getting to play Ingress again, but I have been dying slowly without my smartphone. Not only that I will have it just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. I hope to be able to do a lot of hacking and get the full feel of using the Samsung Galaxy S4 as a scanner.

As promised a full review will be coming soon.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Ingress Item - Power Cubes

In the 1.23.1 release of Ingress we were treated to a new item among other things; Power Cubes.

So what is a Power Cube and What will it do for me?
It appears they are XM storage units. and there are 8 levels of power cubes. The higher the level the greater the storage.

What I do not know yet, but am assuming, is that they work like XMP Bursters and you can not use Power Cubes greater than your player level.

How do I find Power Cubes?
They are an item you get when you hack a portal, much like XMP Bursters, Portal Shields, etc...

Get out there and find some Power Cubes!

Sitting on the sideline

You haven't seen any posts from me in awhile.

A few weeks ago I had my car broken into and the SOB's stole my cell phone. Grrrr....

So frustrating because while yes, I had an earlier post about wanting a new phone and waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S4, I wanted a phone in the meantime.

I've gone from someone completely addicted and dependent on my smart phone to someone who now has a standard phone. Luckily in the back of my closet I had an OLD, OLD , OLD standard cell phone that for some reason I never traded in or donated. Even more amazingly, I still had the charger too.

I did go ahead and pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S4 from Verizon. When I receive it I will give a full review of it as a scanner. Verizon has said they will be releasing it by the end of the month.

But back to my car being broken int, there were more and other items in my car of greater value that they didn't touch. Very strange. Also they did not use it once they got it for calls or text, but I did have a high amount of data usage after I last used it and before it got shut off.

Maybe they hacked a nearby portal for me and leveled up???