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What is the maximum portals per mission?

I want to create a very difficult mission with 200-400 portals. Creating such a mission is a lengthy task. I want to plan ahead how many and which portals I can use, because the layout would be very ...
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Access Ingress logs

Is there a way to get access to the logs for the last few weeks, with all actions in a given map area/everything? Is there an API? I'd like to create some art projects on Ingress about fields, ...
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How are the glyph hack bonuses calculated?

Did anyone come across a formula for the calculation of the glyph hacks? There seem to be many questions and attempts at it but I couldn't find any definite answer.
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Can I replace my own mod in Ingress?

I control a portal, and on this portal there is a mod that I placed. It's a common mod, and I would like to replace it with a better mod, a very rare one. Is there a way I can replace the current ...
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All of my invites are gone

I've just realized that all of my invites have been zeroed. Is this related to the network wide problems which occured yesterday or is it something else? Did someone else experience the same problem? ...
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What does deploying “spot on” mean?

I recently started playing Ingress and overtook a few portals - then had a message from someone (on the same team) saying: We got turned over last night. Capture all you like but please deploy ...
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What is the logic behind the timer of the Sojourner Badge?

Does the 24 hours timer start: when you hack a portal on a particular day or does it use the calendar days and check if you did hack a portal on a particular day or does it simply ...
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Sojourner Badge explained?

I'm pretty unsure how this thing works, is it that I need to hack the same portal for x days, or do I need to hack any portal for x days?
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Do higher levels have a larger view distance

It seems to me that I can see farther after gaining another level, but I always forget to compare. Will the scanner display larger distances as you level up?
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How to cope with local domination?

This question is mainly in context of playing Ingress in a city or metropolis. Most important factor in this case is the number of active agents on the field. Once a faction has more players ...
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Does flipping a portal to the enemy's faction count as a portal capture for missions?

This extension to the already answered question Do ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus count as a portal capture for missions? that states that flipping a portal to your own faction counts as a capture or ...
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Is there a reason why Portal Title edit submissions stopped returning confirmation notices?

Since January 30th I have not received any confirmation emails for my title edit submissions. Usually within a few seconds of submitting an edit, Niantic sends out a confirmation notice. Note this is ...
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How can I play Ingress while in China?

I read that Google Servers are restricted from DNS in China. What is the best and safest way to play ingress with a local Chinese mobile operator? I see 2 options 1-Change host file on my rooted ...
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Do ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus count as a portal capture for missions?

When doing an Ingress mission waypoint does a ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus fulfill the "capture or upgrade portal" requirement? Assuming the portal is changed to your faction.
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Does aborting a mission in Ingress cause loss of progress?

When aborting a mission in Ingress will I loose the current progress and have to start over from the beginning or is Ingress kind enough to allow me to pick the mission up without having to revisit ...
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What's the reward for completing missions?

It's pretty unclear what's granted for completing missions. Even the web doesn't agree on the answer: This Reddit's Q/A says there's no AP This Decode Ingress' page talks about missions rewarding ...
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What is the best method for a single user to key farm a portal?

Let assume a player is next to a portal and has about 1 hour to key farm the portal. What is the best strategy (shortest time, maximum hack count) to key farm a portal for a single user with no item ...
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is there any way to find ingress missions in other areas outside of your own local area?

I like to do missions, but like to plan ahead. How can I find missions in areas not local to me?
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Does it matter which portal a field is closed from

If you have a field made from portals A, B and C, does it make any difference to the MU count which portal is the "closing" one? For example, if you have a portal in a city and a portal in the ...
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How do I save a screenshot in Ingress on iPhone without uploading it anywhere?

Since a couple of month Ingress has this share button on certain screens (most useful one is probably the player profile). If you press that, it opens a selection of where you want to share the ...
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How to detect/deal with spies/trolls?

Some agents like to play spies, but still play within the rules (they do not create multiple accounts). How do we detect who is a spy and avoid infiltration, and how to deal with it? Applies to ...
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Is there a faster way to get the linkable portals list?

When you'are in a rush for linking (for example your bus stops or slows nearby a portal to only give you a few seconds to link from it) the worst thing is the build up speed of the linkable portals ...
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How is “Distance Walked” determined?

A badge for "Distance Walked" was recently released. But, I saw this value increase by 2km after driving through city streets at 20-30mph (running Ingress, screen on, occasionally hacking, etc. at ...
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Where has the Sign Out button gone?

The sign out button seems to have disappeared from the device tab in Ingress. How are you now supposed to sign out??
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How is Regional Mind Unit scoring calculated at each Checkpoint?

Google Support explanation is vague : Scores update at the time of each checkpoint. The Mind Units held at that checkpoint are averaged with the running average score for each faction. It does ...
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Does the Innovator medal scale with level?

When the medal Innovator was awarded, you got the color based on your current level at that moment. Now that the event related to this is over, does the medal scale when you level up? I.e. will my ...
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Is there a way to get back the original empty Avatar background?

When the agent avatars where first presented to the player community some did like it and change their avatars and some didn't. There was and still is a problem for those who did try the avatars but ...
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Can control fields be formed with more than three portals?

My local area has more active players on the enemy team, so we have to take what we can get. After a recent attack, several of our key links broke, and the enemy owns many portals but hasn't started ...
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Stuck on “Tap Portal to Interact”

I recently claimed my first portal - yay me! - but since doing so, that portal is highlighted (regardless of my distance to it) by a marker that says "Tap Portal to Interact". It no longer shows me ...
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How do you determine which portal a control field is created from?

I'm currently a L10 agent but until missions started I didn't really care where a Control Field was created from and this recently came up during a conversation. I'm trying to figure out which portal ...
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Is there a way to turn off the fields so I can just see the portals?

When I'm walking around in a city it's hard to see the portals because of all the fields. The scanner is also always way too "busy" to find all the portals. I was wondering, is there any way to turn ...
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How are Ingress Top Agents chosen

Is it the total MU that agent has contributed in the overall cycle that gets an agent in the Top Agents list or is there some other logic behind the ranking system? Not sure if this question was asked ...
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Total MU Calculation when Outer CF is linked to Inner CF

What happens to the Y MU from the outer field when 2 fields are connected AFTER both fields are made. What would be the total MU gained in the checkpoint in the third step?
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Linking outer Control Field to the inner field and MU calculation [duplicate]

If we have 2 control fields within each other and after the 2 fields are created we connect the outer CF to the Inner CF do we still get MU points for the 2 original CFs and the last 2 CF points after ...
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Can Ingress be played on Kindle Fire?

I can't find Ingress in Amazon Appstore, and searching via Google only turned up ways to install it from Google Play Store. There were several questions about how to play it on Kindle on various ...
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Levelling up and good strategy for Ingress?

I am very new to gaming and even newer to Ingress. I'm hoping for some pointers in the right direction of how to move up in the world and how to deal with an area that is predominantly reigned by the ...
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Where did my portal key go?

I was running around capturing portals like a good little Enlightened, creating links between portals in a small area. I hacked one portal and acquired the portal key. I then ran up the road to ...
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What does the “Darsana Global” event mean?

I've missed the opportunity to follow the first septicycle (Shaper Septicycle 2014.42) batch of Darsana events. I've only attended to one of my local satellite cities but didn't know the calculation ...
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Ingress portal disappeared

A few portals in my area have disappeared. I've reset the app, and checked on my husbands game. They are definitely gone. Why?
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Which moding strategy is better at holding resonators up?

If your only purpose on a specific portal is holding it full (deployed with 8 resonators so it's linkable) as long as possible is it better to fully deploy it with shields or is it better if you use a ...
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Does destroying a portal damage portals that were linked to it?

My wife avers that portals take damage if a portal they they are linked to is destroyed. I haven't found anything about this and keep telling her that the "damage" she's seeing on these portals is ...
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Is it possible to level up several levels at once in Ingress?

Let's suppose that L1 agent luckily destroys enemy portal with dosens of links and fields and gets huge AP boost that exceeds L3 AP Threshold. Will he level up to L3 at once or just to L2 wasting ...
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What should I do if I move to another country?

I wanted to know if I should do something with my ingress account before moving to another country. I'm level 9 and I'm nearly 10, so I do not want to lose all my progress and I'm not sure if you can ...
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“now” mind units control not displaying correctly

I have two "control field active" I own all the portals and resonators for 1 field. and 66% of the resonators for the second field. Yet my "now" shows Mind Unit Control as zero. I even waited for a ...
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Why did my virus get lost?

Recently I've used a virus and lost it. It didn't affect the targeted portal and it went away from my inventory. Why and how did it happen? Was that a system glitch? Did someone else experience ...
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What does “Visit Waypoint” in missions mean?

The new "Missions" feature has some mission steps called "Visit Waypoint". What does that mean? How do you visit waypoints? I've tried a mission yesterday and couldn't clearly figure out what it ...
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How can I read old comm messages?

Is there way to read messages older than what's shown on the comm? Sometimes there happen to be some chatter on the comm which I can't catch at the moment and try to read later in the day but can't ...
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Ingress --Validity of Rogue Agents

Aside from the obvious poor sportsmanship and poor ethical gaming choices, what is to prevent a player from joining a faction with the sole purpose of causing havoc on the same color. They would be ...
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Is there a way to change meters to miles in the app?

I am looking for a way to change meters to miles in the app. Are there any settings for this? I have been looking all through my phone and the game and see nowhere to do this. Thank you
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Are there certain badge acquiring strategies to follow?

When the levels higher than L8 were introduced into the game I've jumped straight to L10 and I'm stuck there since then. My AP is more than 8.4 million which is enough for L12 but I'm still struggling ...