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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 [duplicate]

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 ...
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Does Recharging a portal have an internal “hidden” cooldown?

Lately I've started to do a lot of recharges on friendly portals, and I've noticed that after two or three succesful attempts, all subsequent will silently fail for a while: ADA will say "Resonator ...
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What happens when I remove a portal shield?

You can protect a friendly portal by adding portal shields, but it is also possible to remove them afterwards. If I use this option to remove (my own) portal shield, what happens to it? Will it return ...
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Is it possible to switch sides in Ingress?

I chose to play as Enlightened, but it appears that nearly all of the portals in a nearby city are already controlled by Enlightened. In order to get experience I need to hack enemy portals, not ...
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What can I do if there are no portals near me in Ingress?

I live in a field, literally miles away from anywhere. There are some quantities of XM nearby and I have completely filled up my XM bar, but I have walked all around my village and there are no ...
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Show complete target name in ingress mobile client

Is there a way/view to see the full name of a target with the mobile app? Longer names seem to get truncated. My main interest is more sightseeing related than game play. I'd like to get to know my ...
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Does the distance from the portal matter when upgrading a resonator?

For example, say I notice a portal with a good deployment of low level resonators at the maximum radius from the portal center. If I stand on the center and upgrade a resonator, will the upgraded ...
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Success and fail at making an ingress portal link

So, I have the portal key to a level 1 portal that I "own". I went about 10KM to a level 4 to link to it. When I go to create the link, I select the key and click create. It SAID link successful, but ...
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How to report “invalid” portals? [duplicate]

I looked through the ingress help, but could not find this information. I know I can report bad title/bad description/bad position from the portal info screen. But how can I report invalid portals? ...
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How can I destroy portal shield?

Can I destroy the shield on a portal before all resonators? If yes, what is the best way to do that? Launch XMP burster on the location of portal? Or just attack resonators and the shield will be ...
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Does the order of Portal Shields matter?

As Ingress Field Guide(along with many other Ingress game guides) states that each portal shield placed after the first one will have diminished effect. Portal Shield: A type of MOD that can ...
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How can I stop Ingress from vibrating my phone?

Ingress activates the vibration on my Nexus 4 (with stock ROM) when the resonators carrousel is turning in the portal upgrade view. How can I stop it?
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How can I find the largest fields?

Right now, the Resistance holds >66M mind units. Those must be from some fairly large fields in fairly densely populated areas. But how can I find them? The Intel map isn't particularly useful for ...
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Are there differences between portal informations you get from the keys and the Intel map?

A couple of times, while in "sight range" of a portal, I've had a weird thing happening: tapping on the portal on the map showed it belonging to the opposite faction, but with no resonators attached ...
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Is there a limit to the XM I can get in a short span of time?

Yesterday, while hacking an enemy portal, I was blasted and lost 300 XM. Even though the portal was packed with XM and I was sitting right on top of it, my XM didn't replenish itself as fast as I ...
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What is a power cube?

I see in my item repository that there is a filter for "power cubes" along with the regular assortment of weapons, resonators, keys, and media. Even after quite a bit of playing, I don't have any. ...
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What are the odds of getting a portal key through hacking?

I have links I want to set up for remote portals, but in order to estimate if it's worth the travel, it would be helpful to know what the odds are of getting a portal key through hacking.
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How can I unsubscribe myself from Ingress notification list?

I've searched far and wide, including their help, and their dashboard and their intel map, and found nothing. Is there a way to make Ingress not send me notifications on resonators of mine that were ...
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Do intermediate portal levels have an effect on loot quality

As a level 6 player, it is impossible to upgrade a portal to level 5 on your own: 2*6 + 2*5 + 4*4 + 2*3 = 4.75 So the portal will be Level 4 at max. It also shows "L4" in the app when you select ...
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How can I get into the client faster?

It can take a while for the Ingress client to start. There's an initial loading screen, followed by the "acquiring user" screen, followed by a few seconds of waiting for the client to determine my ...
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Does ingress have offline mode?

I just gotten Ingress for 2 minutes now and already i'm facing a problem. I'm a pre-paid user and that means i don't have internet where i go except for Wi-fi locations. I was thinking that Ingress ...
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Is there a time limit on Media recovered from portals?

I just received a media drop from a portal, I opened it and got an image of an internal Niantic memo entitled "Identifying Sensitives". I know that this is a part of the game, and if I can decode the ...
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As a unaligned player in a heavily skewed area, what faction should I choose?

I currently live in an area that is heavily Resistance controlled, with many high level nodes, etc. Is it worthwhile being a low level of either faction in an area that does not seem to have much in ...
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Do dropped items ever expire? [duplicate]

When items get dropped and left, do they ever expire or will they be available indefinitely until somebody picks them up? I believe keys that get dropped by portals when links decay expire in a day ...