An interesting development, particularly when the game (Ingress) is predicated on teamwork, collaboration and sportsmanship in a public space. A portal in public space (is regarded as public domain and open for all players) once claimed as personal or private is extremely provocative and somewhat problematic. This is not always the case, as I found out when observing an interaction between two Enlightened players.
What’s a guardian portal? Well, according to Superjase on Reddit a Guardian portal can be:
- a portal you keep recharging with the hopes it will last for 150 (90) days to get a black (platinum) badge (i.e. potentially a guardian badge portal)
- the portal you currently own for the longest period of time.
Sure, there’s strategy, but that doesn’t make that public space any more yours that it does mine. Right?