I’ve been hearing a lot about this anomaly thing lately, what is it?
In Ingress, the fight to keep a portal or a city blue is an everyday and ongoing battle. We try to protect humanity from the influence of exotic matter and the Shaper ingression.
At this official Ingress event we can measure our strength with our opponents. Armed with our phones, we fight in teams for specific portals in the centre of Palma de Mallorca.
Instead of using your inventory, you will burn through your inventory at lightspeed!!! Instead of playing with others, you will be playing with thousands!!!
So what are we fighting for in this battle?
By winning we can influence the storyline (as to be seen in the Ingress reports on Youtube). Maybe you will even catch a glimpse of a storyline character. For more storyline intel look here: http://investigate.ingress.com/
We also fight for eternal fame and glory. But most of all, because it is fun! You can meet new people from across the globe, see a different city and work together.
Players who have been to other anomalies before are more than happy to help players who just started, because every agent counts and every agent can make a difference!
We would love to welcome you in Palma de Mallorca! The beautiful island in the Mediterranean.
Cluster vs Shards?
The exact rules for an anomaly are announced some time before the event by Niantic. There are two main elements in an anomaly: clusters and shards.
An anomaly consists of 4 clusters of portals. Each cluster has a measurement window for measuring the score, after which you move from one cluster to the next. In these windows you battle for assigned portals in that cluster. The measurement windows are one hour apart.
Shards will periodically spawn on portals. Each faction will get one or more target portals, also called receivers. The Shards can move/jump over links to other portals. The goal is to get as many Shards to our target portals by linking the Shard portals to the receiver portal. There are usually 4 waves of shards, one per cluster window.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask the Palma de Mallorca Anomaly Team.
P.S. Make sure to make plenty of team selfies and other pictures ;)
P.P.S. We have parties, after parties and after after parties!