– Written by @Manzicca –
This is a sitrep of the events that happened between March 30th and April 2nd 2018 in the capital region of Finland. In the centre of the story are two field art shenanigans and one blocked ENL link in the Dark XM event.
Just a couple of days before the dates in question, Finnish RES got a request to help to build a field art on Friday night to the center of Helsinki. Some RES agents who are commonly known of building up cross faction community signed in. Of course, if it is a field art, we can help, and asked our community to reserve the area for the field art. The area was mostly blue, but our helpful agents removed some green links. The field art was done and the outcome was these two cute bunnies:
ENL agents made a sitrep of this very adorable cross faction project.
Blocking the ENL Dark XM link
Next day, just after 2 pm, we got an alert that something was going on. It was pretty obvious that frogs were trying to open a lane between Helsinki and Tampere.
All the agents who could be reached and were close to the lane, ran outside and started to sh*tlink. Most of the linking near to Helsinki was done by agents on foot, some running for kilometers and linking like maniacs. Many of us were fighting against 2-4 ENL agents alone. 2.30 pm passed. No link. 2.45 pm passed. No link. 3.00 pm passed and no link. Soon after 3 pm we got the results:
E – Not Linked – Kevät in Tampere, Finland (61.497321,23.751009) & The Statue of Runeberg in Helsinki, Finland (60.167491,24.947646) at 03-31-2018 12:00:54 UTC
Aaaand we won! The link was never done! Later on, the same night, after trying to make all blue again, we got the news that Resistance also won the global op. Great success! It was time to celebrate. Already, when celebrating, some agents were thinking about the cross faction field art… but until the next day it was not investigated.
The next day the bunnies were drawn and the long link added to the picture:
After seeing the drawing it was quite clear that our helpful agents wanting to support cross faction activities with fun field art were actually screwed over. The cute bunnies were designed to clear part of the central Helsinki. First the designer told that she had no knowledge of what was happening, but later on admitted that she lied. She and ENL operation leads knew very well what they were doing.
Well done ENL, you got us fooled. But what you didn’t get was the long link even with our help!
To thank our lovely ENL community, we made a field art to the same place where the bunnies were. Also we put an ENL beacon to the link portal they were SUPPOSED to link with a portal in Tampere.
Agents involved in the blocking operation (in the capital region):
Agents involved in the 2-0: