Always figured them for more of the Resistance crowd. Go figure. (And be sure to check out our Ingress forums!)

Source: XKCD


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XKCD is Enlightened [#Ingress]


The guy has 4 Enlightened portals in his backyard, so he's very popular. It's from Google's new AR game called #ingress.

Phil, xkcd IS Resistance. The point is he wants to go over to the guy's house to take down the Enlightened fields. Clumped together like that they're an easy target.

It's kind of mind-boggling that anyone who has played the game would read that and reach the conclusion that they're Enlightened. You can hack portals anywhere. The only reason to go over is to knock them out and establish Resistance portals.

If I am ever going to play an AR game, Google needs to figure out how to make a magnetometer compass calibration algorithm that works even a little bit. Google sky maps is useless on my top-of-the-line S3 because the compass is NEVER calibrated right. I have to spend a good 5 minutes before i can even use it, futzing with the goddamn compass. Please tell me Ingress has fixed this, otherwise my phone wouldn't survive 2 seconds of playing a game that completely relies on it.

joebob2000: Doesn't Google maps and navigation use the compass as well? Works fine on my Galaxy Note 2 when I have to use it. I assume you use sky map with GPS on as well ? Brendilon is right to, the compass isn't needed in ingress really, distance matters more with the way it's set up and it does get somewhat wacky even on GPS.

maybe more people would understandthis comic if the devs would pull their heads out of their asses and send out some damn invites before everyone stops caring about the game.