TESSERA Round 6 - Preview
Truthseekers: I have a new message from the Tethered Hand. There will be a slight rules change for the forthcoming Round 6 Tesserae.
The Tesserae will still only be available for a week from when they drop. You will be given clues to their location. The first three Agents from each Faction who retrieve these Tesserae and make a verified post in the appropriate thread will still be eligible to earn Discoverer Status. The verified First Discoverer will still earn 1 Discovery point for their Faction.
This time around, each of these Targeted Tesserae will be assigned a specific prediction window; windows for some Tesserae will be longer than others. The window begins when the clue drops, and the end of the window will be specified in the clue post. Discoverers will ONLY receive a chance to make a Prediction if at least one member from each Faction succeeds in hacking the Tessera and posting about it in the forum within the prediction window. If one or both Factions fails to do so, Nemesis will automatically earn two Placement Points for that Tessera. Once the prediction window ends, theses Tesserae will still be acquirable for the remainder of the week, but no one who hacks the media after the window will be eligible to make a Prediction.
Oh, and one other thing: The Tethered Hand is pretty sure a lot of you have already guessed the location of some of the upcoming Portals. They wanted to make clear that the Tesserae at these locations will not be acquirable until the corresponding clue drops on the forum.
Additionally, the Tethered Hand is aware that, since earning the right to make Predictions in this scenario involves a bit of cross-faction cooperation, there does exist the opportunity for one Faction to refrain from hacking during the window specifically to prevent the other Faction from getting a guess. But the Tethered Hand says that this was by design; They want to see if the Factions will work together against Nemesis, or will sabotage each other to the benefit of Nemesis.
Will Truthseeker still be confirming Discoverers before actual Predictions can be made?
In essence, each Tessera is available to hack for a week from the time the clue is releasee but there may be a shorter period during which to make post to the correct thread to earn Discoverer status, is this correct?
@ATR0P0S Yes, there will still be an announcement to verify and confirm the Discoverers in each thread before you can make Predictions.
The criteria of being designated a Discoverer remains the same, which is the first 3 agents from each faction to hack & post the Tessera. There is now a new period of time, that decides whether the Discoverer or faction is qualified to make a Prediction. The length of the time periods may vary.
The 'Prediction-window' that is starting when the Clue drops and ended at the time mentioned in the Clue thread is the window both factions have to post the Tessera they've found, not the predictions itself?
If so, would 'Discoverer-window' not be a better suited name to avoid confusion? As the prediction can only take place after you've verified the posts, likely happening after the 'Discoverer-window' closes.
PAC, tell the Hand to stop trying to force is to be XFAC with this event. We don't want to. This continues we'll just let Nemesis win.
@HendrikTovenaar I think the distinction is that Agents can still earn Discoverer status after the window closes. So the First Discoverer is still eligible to earn a Discovery point for their Faction, even if no one discovers the Tessera until after the Prediction Window closes.
I'm new to this part of the game, where are the clues located?
Clues are either shared as forum threads or given as media drops from (certain) portals. For example the following forum thread: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/8550/tessera-round-6-eight
A full explanation of the Tessellation event can be found in the Tessellation Directives forum thread: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/5341/tessellation-directives