Just a quick note, and then I won’t bother anyone anymore with posts about Ingress. Grandma (that would be me) made Level 8 today, with zero fanfare. I miss the ding! that old online games sounded when you advanced to the next level. You’d think a computerized game with a voice that talks to you and says things like “Welcome back, I was getting worried about you,” “Link possible,” and “Excellent work,” could say something congratulatory when you level up.
Anyway, 8 is the top level in the game as it stands today, though rumor has it more levels will be added at some point. The journey took me three months, compared to, say, 4 to 6 weeks for really gung-ho players.
And for those wondering why some of my Ingress-related posts keep showing up on my bestseller list … seems some Wikipedia editor got wind of them and added references to them in Wikipedia’s Ingress article. One (currently #11) is a reference to both young and old playing and the other (#30) is about encounters with the police while playing. Don’t know if that makes me famous or infamous; I’ll let you know when Jimmy Kimmel flies me to LA for an interview.