Niantic History Special: The Cassandra Anomalies Part Two

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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:

Cassandra Dusseldorf Part One

 

When Measurement Two struck, the Enlightened continued their capture of Volatile Portals:

Cassandra Dusseldorf Part Two

And when Measurement Three hit, The Enlightened kept going:

Cassandra Dusseldorf Part Three

 

And by the end, the Enlightened emerged victorious:

Cassandra Dusseldorf ENd

 

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:

Cassandra D.C +Boston Part One

And as Measurement Two struck, the Resistance had fought back-hard:

Cassandra D.C +Boston Part Two

 

And as Measurement Three passed, it was getting clearer and clearer who was going to claim the day:

Cassandra D.C +Boston Part Three

And when the dust settled, the Resistance had emerged on top:

 

Cassandra D.C +Boston Resutls

 

Here are the scores for Operation #Cassandra so far:

Cassandra D.C +Boston End

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?

 Pedro: I felt like we had a strong plan going in and wasn’t sure the ENL had much. Until their BAF went up.
Mustafa: So when the BAF went up is that when you began to fear a ENL comeback?
Pedro: That was when I felt like we were losing the upper hand. I had confidence in the team to pull out a win.
Joe:

Cassandra DC we felt confident in our planning, tactics and organizational approach. But back then close to DC was ENL strong. We were true resistance back then. So we always had great respect for the ENL DMV and never thought that they were underdogs. But we knew the game has to be played, and that would dictate who won.
Prior to the DC event, the prior Cassandra events had the E having an advantage in the series prior to the DC event. If I recall properly during the event however. The measurement one large field by the E did cause some concern, but we rallied even more so the remaining measurement. I was in charge of the mobile team strategy to handle fields for the DMV Resistance.
Mustafa:  Good, good. Okay so the third one is: What are your overall thoughts that you took away from the anomaly?

Pedro:

My thought was that we did good, but we had work to do if we wanted to keep it up.
 I thoroughly enjoyed the experience & wanted more immediately. We actually had a Philly player quit because the play of the anomaly blew away his usual game play. He said the anomaly was so awesome & intense that what he did normally seemed so boring in comparison

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!

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Niantic History Special: The Cassandra Anomalies Part Two

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