What is the TLDR on the #KurezeEffect?
For individual medal/contribution:
- Interact as a Battle Beacon Combatant on 10 Battle Beacons in total during the specified time periods between January and March to earn your Kureze Effect medal
- Agents can verify their interaction count by checking their Scanners for a new metric called Kureze Effect under the Events category
For Faction vs Faction challenge:
- Whichever faction scores the most points during the specified time periods in January, February, and March wins
- Interaction with NIA-Deployed Battle Beacons counts 10x more than Agent-deployed Battle Beacons
- NIA Researchers will document interim results here
Both Rare and Very Rare Battle Beacons count for participation. NIA will deploy Rare Battle Beacons.
Please revisit the initial COMM briefing for full details related to scoring and medal qualification.
Agent- deployment window:
- from Saturday, 22 January 2022 1100 UTC to Monday, 24 January 2022 1100 UTC
- Deploy and interact with Rare or Very Rare Battle Beacons on any Portals
NIA deployment window:
- Sunday, 23 January 2022 from 1430 to 1730 local time
- NIA-deployed Rare Battle Beacons will appear in listed cities
Who are "XM Sensitive Agents"?
Everyone in the world is sensitive to XM to some degree, whether they know it or not; you are an XM Sensitive Agent.
What counts as interacting with a Battle Beacon? What impacts the category (CAT) result of a Battle Battle?
After a Battle Beacon battle starts on a Portal, we begin tracking the following actions on that Portal. If the action taken matches one that will generate points towards the result of the Battle, it is counted as an interaction.
Currently, those Offensive and Defensive Portal actions are:
- Deploy or Upgrade Resonator
- Attack or Destroy Resonator
- Destroy Portal Mod
- Destroy Link
- Recharge Resonator or Remote Recharge
How do I earn the Kureze Effect medal?
Interact with 10 Battle Beacons in total during the specified time periods between January and March to earn your Kureze medal.
After you interact with your tenth Battle Beacon across Phases 1, 2, or 3 of the Kureze Effect Series, then you will receive the Kureze Effect medal.
A Kureze Effect metric will be added to your Scanner to help you track your progress.
You do not need to participate in all 3 Kureze Effect weekends. If you interact with 10 Battle Beacons during January’s Kureze Effect weekend, you will receive the medal. If you interact with 2 Battle Beacons in January, 0 Battle Beacons in February, and 8 Battle Beacons in March, you will receive the Kureze Effect medal. Any combination of interactions that sum 10 total over the course of all 3 Kureze Effct weekends will result in receiving the medal.
How will I know which Portals NIASection14 will deploy Rare Battle Beacons on?
A new ornament will appear on Portals in cities that NIA researchers have identified as being at risk starting at 14:30 on Saturday, 22 January - 24 hours before the NIA deployment window.
Ornaments will not be displayed on Portals identified by XM Sensitive Agents (player deployed Battle Beacons).
What is the schedule during the 3-hour NIA deployed window?
Rare Battle Beacons will appear starting at 14:20 local time for battle to begin at 14:30. There will be two 10-minute breaks within the 3-hour period.
How do you pronounce "Kureze"?
Victoria pronounces it here (0:04): https://youtu.be/EniW7Ps5LyQ?t=4
ADA pronounces it here (0:07): https://youtu.be/fFAMAThEGd0?t=7
Why was the city list for NIA-deployed Beacons sequestered so long?
The Ingress team loves live events and we've been experimenting with live ops/global challenges for the last year. With the release of the Rare Battle Beacon, we want to find a way to encourage Agents to play Ingress outside, at Portals, but to do it in a way that they can be physically distanced, and play when and where they feel comfortable doing so.
The Kureze Effect is the idea of a quarterly season, structured the same way as Anomaly Seasons in the past, and builds on the experience we had with Primary Sites, and Satellite Sites plus Connected Cells to activate players from anywhere.
By sequestering the city list, we hope to discourage long distance travel and instead encourage participation locally. Any Agent can deploy a Battle Beacon from anywhere during the Event Window and also participate. The NIA-deployed Battle Beacons are Volatile Portals that are a higher point value target, but this does not prevent Agents in other locations from also participating.
Which Battle Beacons count?
Rare and Very Rare Battle Beacons count.
In 2.87, they look like this (below):
In 2.88, they look like this (below):
In the Store, the 8-pack is the Rare Battle Beacon bundle and the single is the Very Rare Battle Beacon. This may change at some point once everyone is on 2.88.
Tried to move my drone, and whole app just froze. Upon restart of the app clicking Dronenet button just triggers a "Scanner Communication Error" message.
I can use my own phone and log into a friend’s account, where the Dronenet will work properly, so this is not a device issue!
PratapGad, one of the most well known and easily recognisable fort in Maharashtra, was built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, one of the greatest kings the country has ever seen. The word 'Pratap' stands for 'Valor', which rightfully describes the fort as it witnessed the battle between Shivaji Maharaj's handful of troops and Afzal Khan's forces, the former emerging victorious. It is known as the Foundation of the Maratha Empire, which extended to almost the entire Indian Subcontinent at a point of time.
On 27th of December, agent @HEMANTG made plans to visit Mahabaleshwar in the end of 2021 and almost immediately made a plan to cover a large portion of Coastal Maharashtra, with @Aerodyne7899 's and @Arshadk786 ' s home portals as the base link, which also acted as a preventive counter-cross for a frog's portal which was causing a bit of nuisance. With absolutely no cross links, the plan was ready to go.
@HEMANTG reached Mahabaleshwar on the 28th of December, and co incidentally found that the agent @GeraldJinx27 was around the same area. They both decided to layer together and to carry out the plan on 30th December. Meanwhile, @HEMANTG neutralized a few portals and made lanes to both the bases on the same day. He also made a BAF on the next day, as a backup lane.
The day of the climb was here, 30th December. @HEMANTG cleared the field he made the previous day, and met with @GeraldJinx27 . Evening came, and so did the climb to the peak of the massive Pratapgad, with a height of 1080 metres above sea level. Unstirred by the rough terrain, they raced to the top, and realized that they didn't have much connectivity on the top of the fort. Hence, began another race to see whose game opens first and, as it did, the first two fields were made by @HEMANTG , covering around 960,000 MUs each. With Phase 1 of the fielding done, they proceeded to descend the fort after marvelling at the various historic artefacts over there.
Phase 2 began at Mahabaleshwar, where another three fields were thrown by @HEMANTG , which gained a little over 1,000,000 MUs each.
In Phase 3, Agent @GeraldJinx27 , who already had a total MU of 1,000,000 MU threw three more fields of 1,000,000 MU each, hence unlocking his Onyx Illuminator. The agents went back as a happy bunch, a bit tired but bolder, braver and stronger than before.
Intel and Planning ; @HEMANTG
No of fields: 15
☐ @HEMANTG : 9
☐ @GeraldJinx27 : 6
MUs Captured : 9379327
☐ @HEMANTG : 6158029
☐ @GeraldJinx27 : 3221298