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Why will my green bar in Ingress only fill up half way?

I am playing Ingress. I have noticed that my green bar at the top will only fill up halfway. Why is that happening?
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What are the meanings of most common abbreviations in Ingress?

There are few abbreviations and acronyms in Ingress which might be confusing at first to new players, can you list them?
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Why do I lose XM without doing any action?

It happened to me more than once, that my XM reserve would drop without any obvious reason. E.g my XM reserve is at 100%, I'm travelling, not making any actions (hacking, firing, recharging, etc.), ...
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What are the rules and circumstances in #recursion for artifact movement?

In the #Recursion anomaly, following each weekend event there is a period of time in which artifacts can be moved around, as summarized on the Ingress Report EP46 (transcript) I've also heard that ...
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Is there a way to determine a node's status through API calls? [closed]

I'm planning to build a device that changes color from blue to green that can change color be left at a node to publicly announce node status. How would I get that information from Ingress? Is there ...
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Should I recharge entire portals or individual resonators?

I've noticed that when recharging a portal, whether I choose to recharge just 1 resonator or all 8 resonators I still receive the full 10 AP reward. Does this mean that I would gain more AP (for a ...
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What is the full list of effects that fields have?

I'm aware that fields score MU points based on the estimate of population they covers. But what other effects do they have? Do they prevent the other side from collecting XM? Do they destroy or ...
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What is the difference between Primary and Satallite locations with anomalies

In ingress at events like #Magnus13 and Recursion you have different cities appointed during an anomaly. Now this time i saw this list at Decode ingress: Through Decoding Processes the exact dates ...
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As an ingress level 8 & the 2000 item limit, what's the best proportion of resonators to carry?

Should a person keep lots of level 1's, or discard them for level 2's? Or do you skip those completely for levels 4-8? And at what proportion? When hacking and deploying, I wonder how many of the ...
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Easily getting rid of items

I'm hitting the 2000 items limit. I find it very time consuming to drop or recycle every item with 3 taps. The easiest way to get rid of xmps is to just fire them. But what about the other item types? ...
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How to show nearest portal?

From what I heard, and worked a couple of time, I shouldn't have to do anything and have the closest portal pointed to me when there are none in the visible area. But now there just isn't any shown, ...
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Hilbert curve sequence according to Ingress regional scoring grid?

The new regional scoring grid for Ingress (Regional Scoring - This Changes Everything - DeCode Ingress) is based on an S2 (Hilbert curve) global grid as used in Geometry on the Sphere: Google's S2 ...
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How many people can redeem a passcode in Ingress?

I am never successful at redeeming passcodes, maybe I am just always late. I would like to know how many people can redeem a single passcode?
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Portal list available?

Is there a way to get a list of portals I own? I am trying to find out where all my portals are, so I can make sure I have keys when I need them, but I can't manually keep track of them all.
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Is there an easy way to find a portal key in your inventory?

Once you accumulate hundreds of portal keys it seems the only way to see if you have a particular key is to endlessly scroll through them all. Is there a way to do a search or at least sort them?
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What's the difference between portal key levels?

What's the difference between a L1 vs. a L8 portal key? Do they do different things?
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What happens after achieving L8 in Ingress? [duplicate]

After you make it to level 8 in Ingress, what's next? Other than the regular game play, are there bigger challenges?
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What is the requirement to destroy shield?

What is the requirement to destroy shield? Is it depend on the buster level or not? Are there any methods to easily destroy a portal shield?
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I've dropped items for friends. Why are they not appearing on the map?

I've tried in a few locations to drop items, yet friends are not able to see them to pick them up. Do they take time to appear? Do users need to reload data to see these items?
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Is there an age requirement for Ingress?

I have heard rumors about one needing to be 18+ to play Ingress. Therefore, I have two questions. Is it true that one must be 18 or older to play this game? What would happen if someone below the ...
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How do I use Power Cubes?

I know what it is, but, how do I use it? I have three buttons when I navigate to a Power Cube in the Inventory, Use, Drop and Recycle. What is the purpose of each of those?
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Why do L8 agents attack portals but then do not claim it

I have noticed that some agents (mostly L8) will attack my portals but then they leave them unclaimed. Is this some kind of strategy or do they run out of XM? This has happened many times so the ...
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Portal attack power in ingress

Does anyone have the formula for how much a portal can hit you for, when you attack it? Does the range of the portal attack increase according to portal level? What is the maximum a portal can hit you ...
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Does it matter which faction you join? [duplicate]

At the beginning of the game, you have a choice of choosing between joining The Resistance or The Enlightened. What are the benefits of choosing one over the other? Will it affect gameplay?
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Why can't they find me?

I have been stuck on the "acquiring user location" screen for a while, and I know for a fact that my device's GPS does work in other apps, such as Maps and My Tracks. How can I bypass this screen?
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Unable to use flip card: target portal already aligned

I tried to use a Jarvis virus on blue portals and I got the following error when I confirmed the dialog: Unable to use flip card: target portal already aligned. The animation started, but nothing ...
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In Ingress, when are links destroyed?

At what level of resonator damage are existing links destroyed? I had heard that the portal must have more than two resonators remaining for any links to stay up, but I can't find any documentation ...
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How can I determine the distance between two portals in Ingress?

How can I determine the distance between two portals in Ingress? The intel map doesn't have a scale. Figuring out a linking strategy whilst at home is difficult without a scale.
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How can one place multiple level 7 resonators on a portal?

I checked for a portal and found this scene: Here I found a phrase: A Player can have ONE L7 resonator on one Portal at one time. By 'one time' is meant one time the portal is owned by that ...
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Removing Link amplifier after links have established

Normal portal link range of a portal to establish link to another one is not sufficient. After placing 4 (or less) link amplifiers and establish links and fields, if I remove the link amp(s) to ...
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Heat Sink Effect in Burned Out Cooldown

Does Heat Sink affects the cooldown of portal burned out?
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Do you gain AP when using an ADA Refactor or Jarvis Virus?

I have yet to get either an ADA Refactor or Jarvis Virus but I am curious about their use. If an enemy portal has Links/Fields attached and you flip it with a Refactor/Virus, do you gain AP for ...
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What is an XM anomaly?

On various Ingress discussion forums, there is a lot of talk about planned upcoming "XM anomalies" and who will be partaking but no-one bothers to explain what one is. What is an XM anomaly?
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Shield destruction order

When multiple shields are deployed on a portal, does the order of deployment or slot position affect which one gets destroyed first? e.g. if a VR is placed before a C, would that have a higher chance ...
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What is Ultra Strike and how can we get it?

I heard there is a new weapon called Ultra Strike which is supposedly exclusive to Motorola phones, which will come with Ingress pre-installed. How does the weapon work, in comparison to existing ...
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Companion apps, sites and applications for Ingress [closed]

I've noticed quite a few companion apps in the Google Play store, but I am naturally terrified that I'll miss out on some essential tool and loose an edge ;) How would you go about finding good ...
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Do heat sinks/multi-hack mods work on enemy portals?

If there was an enemy portal stacked with 2 VR heat sinks and 2 VR Multi-hacks. Would I also benefit from the mod bonuses?
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Field creation AP efficiency

Should I create two fields with one link or should I create one field at a time? It seems like I get 2.8k AP from 2 fields with one link, and 1.5k from just one field per link. So it would seem like ...
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What is the formula for damage mitigation in Ingress?

How does damage mitigation work on a portal? I heard that links and shields make it sturdier and harder to take down, but exactly what's the math behind this?
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What's the values for the various Heatsinks in Ingress?

I know that rare Heatsink halves the cooldown time, and two rare heatsinks divide it by 4. But what about common and very rare heatsinks?
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Cooldown on hacking the same portal?

If you try to hack a portal the 2nd time in a short time, you get a message, "The portal is hot" and has a 300 second delay. But it seems you always start with a 300 second delay. This afternoon, I ...
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How does force amplifier works?

What does Force Amplifier mod do to a portal? I haven't found any info about it.. So maybe some people have tried and can share experiences?
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How does the Link Amp mod affect the maximum link range for portals in Ingress?

The Link Amp mod is now available to be installed on portals. However, its leaked description only mentions that it increases the maximum link distance, without providing any numbers. So... What is ...
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Why can't I link certain portals after creating a field?

So I noticed that after I created a pretty big field in Syracuse University I was unable to link certain portals. More specifically, Bird Library portal. I do have Bird Library keys, so I'm not sure ...
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How difficult is it to destroy a level 8 portal compared to a level 7

Just as the title suggest. How difficult is it to destroy a level 8 portal compared to a level 7?
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Jarvis/ADA virus drop chances

I have yet to obtain a single virus from my usual farming, which is mainly L7/8 portal popups of my faction. Apart from the generally low probability of getting one, are the chances skewed depending ...
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Are Jarvis Virus/Ada Refactors useless to the other side?

If an Enlightenment player picks up an ADA Refactor or if a Resistance player picks up a JARVIS virus, are they of any use? (Apart from recycling!) Each appears to be a weapon that can only be used ...
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How much protection do the various shields give

With the new levels of shields available as of 3 June 2013, is there an indication of how much protection each shield will give a portal? Similarly, do they contribute to the XM drain on the ...
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In Ingress, can I link to a portal with less than 8 resonators?

If I have a key to a portal with 8 resonators, and I approach a portal with only 7 resonators, I cannot link the portals - I have to add a resonator first. But what about the opposite situation? If I ...
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What is the most efficient way to upgrade a portal?

When I destroyed all resonators on an enemy portal, I have various options to place the resonators. I can either set the highest resonators right away or start with lower resonators and gradually ...