I was not able to monitor my game play today. I did not noticed that I already have a silver connector badge in Ingress. I was able to achieved 1,002 links already. I only noticed the badge when I logged in at home already.
Ingress Silver Connector Badge is the second level badge an agent received upon creating 1,000 links. An Ingress agent connects portals by linking them in order to create fields which has points also as well as control mind units. Linking portals is the preliminary step before an agent can create a field. Hence, linking portals is also a way to disrupt an enemy agent’s plan of creating fields since a link cannot cross an existing link. Linking is not also possible when the specific portals are inside a field. An agent needs to wait for the field to be destroyed or the agent may destroy the field if he or she can.
This is another personal achievement for my Ingress gameplay. This is my first Platinum badge for my Ingress game and I was supposed to get this Platinum Ingress badge months ago but unfortunate events forced me to stopped hacking for two days and so my Sojourner counting of days was reset.
It returned back to zero again after I missed two days of hacking. My sojourner statistics stopped counting. I really regret not playing for those two days. It was such a waste of time and effort of 120 days or 4 months of continuous hacking just to get a Sojourner badge which is, I think or guess, is the easiest badge to get especially since three portals are very near in our house. It was only 335 metres away based on the Navigation feature of the game scanner and getting to those three (3) portals are just equivalent to a few minutes of walking and standing. It is a good form of short exercise, too. Anyway, I guess it was destiny that played during that time and now I was able to achieved my first ever Platinum Ingress badge. Even though I had my worst flu ever in the past week, I still was able to hack with one hacking activity done by my wife. I did not want to waste the efforts and just throw away the experience during those hacking days. Tomorrow, I will continue hacking again and it will be another one hundred eighty (180) more days to achieve an Onyx Sojourner Ingress badge but I try my best not to stop hacking and hopefully by January next year, 2018, I will be able to achieve my first ever Onyx badge.
Each Ingress badge have five (5) different tiers, except Founder and event badges and they are as follows:
I was able to achieved perfect AP score of 5,555,555 last 31 July 2017.
I was able to achieved another once in a lifetime perfect AP score of straight 5555555 digits. This is not easy to achieve as an Ingress player since you only get to level up only once and get AP scores based on your actions. AP or Access Points which are often called Action Points, are the experience points of Ingress. Most gameplay actions have equivalent points for an agent or an Ingress player such as deploying Resonators, destroying Links, and creating Fields, and these points contribute to his or her Access Level. Achieving perfect AP score is already an achievement since an agent can only achieve certain number of AP based on their current levels.
Levels and needed AP/Medals:
L1 Agent = 0 AP
L2 Agent = 2,500 AP
L3 Agent = 20,000 AP
L4 Agent = 70,000 AP
L5 Agent = 150,000 AP
L6 Agent = 300,000 AP
L7 Agent = 600,000 AP
L8 Agent = 1,200,000 AP
L9 Agent = 2,400,000 AP + 1 gold 4 silver
L10 Agent = 4,000,000 AP + 2 gold 5 silver
L11 Agent = 6,000,000 AP + 4 gold 6 silver
L12 Agent = 8,400,000 AP + 6 gold 7 silver
L13 Agent = 12,000,000 AP + 1 Platinum 7 Gold
L14 Agent = 17,000,000 AP + 2 Platinum 7 Gold
L15 Agent = 24,000,000 AP + 3 Platinum 7 Gold
L16 Agent = 40,000,000 AP + 2 Black 4 Platinum 7 Gold
Based on the list above, at my current level which is Level 10, I can only achieve a once-in-a-lifetime score of 5,555,555 before I reach level 11.
Ingress is not just about gaming. We also help others by donating blood.
This is a charity event by Enlightenment Ingress group from Baguio City, NCR, Cavite, and Butuan. It will be held simultaneously on selected sites nationwide as well as worldwide wherein it will be held at selected sites in Singapore, Japan, Rio de Janeiro, and Vancouver.
Join and help save lives. Be a blood donor on 24 June 2017.
Web Programming and Development is my last subject in the University of the Philippines Open University for my career growth.
Classes have officially started since last week, and I am starting to read sources and watch online materials on my last subject. This subject will be the final key in order for me to have a Diploma in Computer Science that will support all my IT-related experiences.
My ultimate goal in studying at the University of the Philippines Open University is to have a Computer Science degree in order to be fully qualified in a technical job or an information technology related job. The other reason is the privilege of graduating in one of the prestigious universities in the country, wherein the UP educational system is tantamount to excellence. I have already applied for graduation, and I will just be waiting for the result.
I enrolled in my final subject that is Web Programming and Development, which is a highly valued course nowadays. Those with knowledge in web development can earn much especially since there are prevalent needs for new websites in order to be globally competent. This is also a way to be internationally competitive with other developers who are earning high enough as freelancers.
I am really hoping to learn much on a subject that deals with HTML, CSS, MySQL, PHP, CMS, and other Open source frameworks. I really need to learn some tools that I can use in my proposals at certain freelancing sites. I also want to use the knowledge I will be gaining from this subject and apply it to developing a website for our own company, a printing services company. Aside from this, I am hoping to establish a web development company in order to have my own taste of success in the business world on the field of information technology. These are the reasons that I have decided to take this subject on my last term. I saved the best for the last!