What moment do you think you really starting playing Ingress? (Raccoon stories welcome!)
So when do you think Ingress stopped being a thing you had on your phone and you started to dive right into the portally world?
Was it a mission you just had to complete? An op that had you driving across the city at 3 AM? The time you went out to get just one portal and didn't get home for 18 hours? Keeping sojourner through terrible weather? Jumping into a car with strangers? Key transfers in an airport? An anomaly?
For me, it was definitely the raccoon poop.
Scrubbing raccoon poop out of my kayaks will always count as the first time I really started playing Ingress. For the years since I moved back to the West Coast, I meant to get out kayaking but found it much too easy to put off and put off until our resident raccoons had decided that the kayaks would make an excellent bathroom.
I’d installed the game 5 months earlier, but had pretty much contained my play to the neighbourhood. However, the perma-BAF cholong our city with two untouchable anchors had finally motivated me to kayak the hour and half out to the third anchor.
I have Ingress to thank for many, many other adventures, but, paddling in the December sunshine in a freshly cleaned kayak will always be a highlight.