How to find local players??

Agent131590Agent131590 ✭✭
edited April 2021 in Recruitment

I'm new to the game and was really struggling to find people in my local community even on the comms it was really difficult to find people, I posted in the recruitment area on the forum here and was told to check comms haha. Well luckily I joined a few ingress groups on Facebook and thanks to a fellow agent from a different country I was able to connect with a couple of people. It would be nice to find people that actually live in my neighborhood though....

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  • ArkFangArkFang ✭✭✭✭

    Ping comms again, see who reaches out. You might want to try looking at portals in your area, see who currently owns the portal, who had deployed on it. You can also do this on the Intel Map,

  • Simplest answer. Be active. If you are hyperactive, you'll make people nervous or glad that you are around. You start filling and fielding your local area, someone will reach out to you.

  • JimboMXJimboMX ✭✭✭

    Register to the closest Ingress First Saturday.

    Youll probably find people near you, maybe not your neighborhood, but at least same city/state.

    Also, recruit with people you know in real life and are already your friends. That way you know for sure that they are from your neighborhood.

    Let them choose freely on faction, so not all are on the same team, and you get dynamic play. Just be careful that you don't incur in wintrade when playing with opposing factions.

  • PhantomR1982PhantomR1982 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2021

    Hiya @Agent131590

    While COMMS can be the best place to find fellow players that maybe lurking around your area so can the Forum Here so make sure you don't bump into the wasn't long when I started playing In 2019 to find both some Local Leaders & Game Founders in my Area that I started conversing with.

    I started with Adjusting my Comm Range From 5Km to 10Km (next Town Over) then a bit further once I started to understand the game more & ADA & Jarvis Stopped Giving Me Jump Scares within the Tutorial while I was Exploring.

    I Swore On COMMS No Other Agents would See Me in Real Life...But That Only Gave One Founder a Challenge & He Found Me...Luckily He Was On My Side of the Game & Had Loads of Tips to Share.

    One of which was to Stop Making it easy For The Enlightened (GreenieMeanies) to Take Down My LVL1 PORTALS...oh well I liked my Sea Of Blue All over my Map At The Time and I was still learning about ranges and levels (I still put LVL1's Out There For Fun.)

    I Then Went 2 Towns Over (20KM) to a family dinner and it was a Sea Of Green on the Map that I tried to take down...and I Attracted the Opposition and got told to "Stop Breaking My Stuff" but alas I slipped up on COMMS And Revealed My Location (Or Did I Do It On Purpose ??🤔) and those Enlightened (GreenieMeanies) Paid My Local Area Random Visits.

    So It Helps...By Exploring & Tweaking Your COMM a Little & Earn Those Badges To Level Up.

    It Can Get Very Addictive when your mind starts seeing The World just like on the Map & it starts making you think I bet that's a portal 😁 When your not logging in.Especially If Your Device Breaks Then The Detox Is Hard,Just Remember You Can Also Find Pokémon Go Players as well as Harry Potter Wizards Unite Players at some of the same portal locations In Your Local Areas without realising while you may not find Agents your sure to find these Players around to Make Friends With.

    Hope This Can Help You.

  • Novex99Novex99 ✭✭

    I've recently came back to Ingress and I find there is a big community on the app groupMe. Under the ingress section find your area and you should be all set. Let me know how this turns out if you're still looking for a big community.

  • wow its been a long time. I'm glad to see that I got some new niche portals in my area I can easily get to. hope to meet up with the ppl that managed to capture a portal in a internet dead zone that I've been trying at every day, hoping to at least get a key to keep it alive

  • I do this exactly, and the only one’s that ever reach out are the enemy team, if anyone at all. The locals on my team don’t say anything. I’m generally fighting the war alone, and winning when I do, but it gets old. Right now I’m allowing my area to be taken over because I’m tired of being the one to fix it.

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