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Paying For My Traingressions 
28th-Jan-2016 11:31 pm
We had a late dinner with some of our business partners tonight, which meant that I ended up leaving the Loop pretty late. I had originally intended to take the El back out to the suburbs and have Gretchen pick me up, but after looking at the time and the fact that I had spaced a bit of the Loop El architecture, I decided it was just as well to hoof it the rest of the distance to the Metra station and take the train back to my car, allowing everyone to get to bed a bit earlier.

And being on a local meant there were opportunities for Traingressing that aren't usually available to me, so I now have a number of newly visited and captured portals along the route, despite the best efforts of speed locks built into the game. Mostly because the train stopped at every station, but still... :)
29th-Jan-2016 08:26 am (UTC)
That's one way to up your prtal count. I guess the stopping service helps, as does having portals at stations. I did a few drive-bys in Kenya, when I wasn't driving, but usually there was only time for a quick hack...
29th-Jan-2016 05:34 pm (UTC)
Living in a major city (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), I get to do a lot of local hacking. Though I do a lot of glyph hacking on foot,* on the trolley it's mostly just tap-hack, except when stopping for passengers or traffic lights gives me time for it. When driving through the city, of course, it's almost exclusively tap-hack, unless I pull over to safety, say, to glyph-hack a Level 8 portal for some top-level gear.

A lot of what I do is what I think of as maintenance: recharging and upgrading portals, especially in my neighborhood, and recapping portals the enemy has taken or ghosted (grey on the scanner)... which also ups my capture count. And, of course, new unique hacks whenever I'm in new territory.

* Gold Translator (6k), & at 12,344 on my way to 20k for Platinum
31st-Jan-2016 03:15 am (UTC)
Nice work on the Translator!! I'm a ways behind you... just coming up on 8k, so Platinum still looks a loooong way away. Most of that is acquired during twice-monthly 12-hr shifts at the fire department, where I have a hack-modded L8 portal to play with.
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