Good afternoon, Agents and Investigators! My name is Mustafa Said and welcome back to the Niantic History coverage of the Cassandra Anomalies.
So let’s begin with the Anomalies that struck in Dusseldorf, Germany on August 17th, 2013:
In Measurement One, here’s what the scores looked like:
When Measurement Two struck, the Enlightened continued their capture of Volatile Portals:
And when Measurement Three hit, The Enlightened kept going:
And by the end, the Enlightened emerged victorious:
All eyes now turned to Washington D.C., and Boston, Massachusetts later that day….
When Measurement One in the U.S Capital hit, here’s what the scores looked like:
And as Measurement Two struck, the Resistance had fought back-hard:
And as Measurement Three passed, it was getting clearer and clearer who was going to claim the day:
And when the dust settled, the Resistance had emerged on top:
Here are the scores for Operation #Cassandra so far:
I had the opportunity to interview Pedro Owsik, @padalabra in scanner, and Joe Nastri, @Idgit in scanner, both Resistance Agents who had been at the D.C Anomaly:
Mustafa: First, When you discovered that your area was getting an anomaly, how did your faction plan for it?
Joe: I recall that my Sr agents in our DMV team notified and communicated to our local community of the DC event.
Pedro: We pooled together the resources of the DMV area & as far north as my area (PA). We began discussing strategy & didn’t really have much experience overall, so it was very rough. A lot of people got their initial experience with anomalies in DC.
Mustafa: Second, At what point did you feel like the ENL could gain the upper hand?
Joe: Overall thoughts: DMV Resistance can and did rally together when we need to (our first time really understanding that IMO), no matter the circumstances of how the regional play is prior to the event you do have a chance of winning — you play to determine who will win, and lastly Anomalies are a blast to coordinate and play in!
Mustafa: Okay, final question. What do you think Cassandra was about?
Pedro: As far as story line? I honestly don’t pay much attention to the story so I couldn’t say. For me it was about getting together with the people I’ve networked with on the east coast.
Joe: For the storyline, control of the global power centers (economic, political, etc). From Niantic perspective, their baby steps in learning how to handle global scale events (operational from many perspectives, marketing efforts, etc).
And with that, the start of the second and final week of #Cassandra Anomalies began. The Enlightened surged to claim the early day but it was the Resistance who kept the nation’s capital Blue….
Tune into DeCode Ingress later this week for more information about what happened next in Niantic History!