CF FieldArt for FlyGPS420
A total of 50 agents from both factions gathered to create this beautiful cross faction field art in Turku, Finland.
The artwork of a canoeing man and a sunset was created to commemorate our beloved agent, a true outdoorsman and a paddler FlyGPS420 who suddenly passed away a month ago. 💙💚
CF Field Art for FlyGPS420
December 21st, 2019
A fieldartist from enlightened faction was asked to design CF Field Art in Turku, so the gamer community can show their respect and love for a friend who suddenly passed away. She had met Agent FlyGPS420 only once in real life, but remembered him as a fair gamer and had followed his paths in AR map - especially archipelago.
Local gamers and those who knew FlyGPS420 gave ideas for the art. Canoe, skates, opening energy drinks in beautiful distant locations... Locals also knew there are two portals in identical location and in the end this was valuable information for the art.
The canoe felt a fitting theme to remember Agent FlyGPS420. And a sunset landscape using the two portals on top of each other felt like a perfect idea. The crossfaction linkstar defined the horizon for the picture. The artist sketched the canoe and a man all together in 3 different locations and positions before this final plan. The problem was portal density - if you found a perfect spot for the canoe there might be portals lacking where the paddle or a man should be.
We voted on the date of the operation. Even tho Christmas time is busy for everyone we managed to find time to gather together 21st December. We agreed to meet up at the starburst center portals at Ystävyydenpuisto (Park of Friendship) so we can farm the missing keys. Some keys had been farmed in advance, after the CF starburst idea was told in the operation planning chat.
The starburst centre portals are named Kun ystävyyssuhteet solmitaan (When bonds of friendship are tied). After farming and virusprotecting the portals, teams moved to places addressed to them. Most of our cargressing teams had both Enlightened and Resistance on board so cleaning the map and building the picture was smoothly done.
It took us about 3 hours to finish our plan. Some parts of the drawing had to be done twice, as they were shot down either by friendly fire as an accident or by some one passing by not knowing what is going on. When an outsider showed up in the map we used every possible social media channel we could think of to get the information for them. Everyone was undestanding and gave us chance to finish our operation.
There were some issues with scanners - or probably servers - during our operation. Portals disappeared or resonators wouldn’t deploy. Many Agents reported this malfunction via Zello. Problem was quickly over and we got to continue our art.
We had the most warm feeling during the operation even tho the weather was chilly and rainy.
Pen and paper
The CF starburst is still alive, after four days of the making.
Agents on field:
Eyes in the sky
Agent toevo @toevo
Agent TarjaPolo @tarjapolo
Agent Iunamoth @wellamo
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Most beautiful art I have ever seen.