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Is XMP blast falloff linear or quadratic?

In the initial game docs, it was stated that the blast pattern from XMP attacks was linear, yet the accepted best attack pattern was to blow them right on top of a resonator before moving to the next ...
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Is there a (preferrably computer readable) Database of Ingress portals?

For a little project of mine I would need a database of Ingress portals (Name, Picture-URL and Location). I know i could extract it from the Intel map, but i assume someone else had made the effort ...
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What do you do and get once you are Ingress level 8?

The goal of some (or most?) Ingress players is to reach level 8. Honestly I am confused why. What do you get or do when you hit level 8? Do you get a new role? What's new versus playing in lower ...
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Where is the map pointer icon pointing?

It's not pointing to your walking direction or nearest portal, neither to north. But it's changing the direction and i can't figure where/why.
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Why No XM From Ingress Portal

In the game Ingress, in my neighborhood, there is a newish Portal that went online last week. Control of it has passed back and forth between factions a few times, and it's been used by at least one ...
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Country support for Ingress

I noticed that ingress is real world game. However all pictures show what appears to be USA area's. However I wonder if it supports maps from outside the US also. I've tried to find some info about ...
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ingress points for linking portals

Are the XP points given for linking portals variable to the distance between them in Ingress? I just got more than 2000 points for linking two portals separated by about 10 miles, which I've never ...
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ingress not getting any extra points from portal hacking

It seems like I am Stuck with 1130XP points and I don't get any more from hacking portals I have hacked in previous days. Is there a limit on the experience points one can receive from certain ...
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What strategy do you use to level up fast?

I am a Level 4 Ingress player. I live in a rural area, so it has taken a lot of driving and some time to get to that level. I have been concentrating on finding unclaimed portals and filling them up ...
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Intel page showing portals labelled “Zipcar”?

I see a bunch of portals near my area that are labelled "Zipcar location" and have no photo, but instead have the same logo in all of them. Any ideas what those might be?
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What zoom level shows unclaimed portals?

In the ingress intel page, depending on the zoom level, a message on the right-hand side says "Showing L1-L8 Portals. Zoom in to see unclaimed Portals". My question is: is the zoom level in the map ...
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When I fire a XMP burster while moving, where is the center of the damage area?

When I fire a XMP Burster, during the animation I can move around the portal. When the XMP will explode, which position will be used to compute the damages ? Will it be the position where the fire ...
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ingress updated level from phone to browser?

I have been been playing ingress for a few days now, and my phone shows one of the sides of the octagon half-way of being full, but when I log in to the website, I still see the octagon on the upper ...
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What is the ZAP range of an Ingress Portal

When you attack or hack an enemy portal in Ingress, the portal will ZAP you for XM damage. The amount of damage is dependent on the level of the portal, not the level of the resonators in there, and ...
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Max Passcode Redemption

Since passcodes are no longer unlimited use, I want to know how many of my closest clan members I can share a newly deciphered passcode with before it returns ALREADY_REDEEMED. Niantic has stated in ...
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How to get the portal coordinates from the intel map?

It's my first question here. I'm playing ingress and making a tool to calculate distances between portals and level of portals to link them. It's using static portal coordinates, which are written in ...
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Are there any real differences between factions in Ingress?

The backstory makes it out to be a more or less life-defining decision which faction, Enlightened or Resistance, you select. As far as I can see though, there doesn't seem to be any real difference, ...
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Are dropped items accessible to the other faction?

I have a few items I would like to make available to my faction. The only drop points where my paths cross with other faction members are highly public transport hubs in my city. Is it safe to drop ...
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Why can't l drop something?

I have a lot of media and when I try to drop them, ingress says "drop successful" but items still in my inventory. By the way, I can't drop other stuff too.
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How many XMP bursters do I need to take over a L1 portal?

I'm a new player to Ingress, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to take over a L1 portal. Let's say that the enemy has a L1 portal, with a few L2-L3 resonators, but for the most part, ...
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Is there a new portals feed for Ingress?

Is there any way to receive information on new portals in an specific area in Ingress? For example, a RSS feed or similar that reports on new portals being accepted 10KM around a point in the map. Any ...
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Are some hacking timelines more advantageous than others?

When hacking a portal and total time on scene is not the first concern, is there a strategy for timing hacks to receive better/more items or extend the life of the portal? Does hacking it 3 times ...
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In what order should I hack / power up an unclaimed portal?

I've recently found some un-trafficked areas with unclaimed portals, and was able to capture them at my leisure. However it occurred to me while I was doing so that I didn't know in what order to go ...
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How do I choose the resonators to deploy?

As you level up, there are several different levels of resonators in inventory. I don't want to always deploy the highest level reso and run out of them quickly - how should I determine when to save ...
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Using XMP bursters on Portals

I am playing ingress. In my current area two of the three portals are owned by the enemy. I have been able to "hack" these portals but it will not allow me to use my XMP bursters. I am only a first ...
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Is there any reason to fire XMP Bursters outside of enemy range?

I can target a friendly portal and fire XMP or I can even do it in the middle of nowhere. Is there any benefit or reason to do so?
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Do fields have any effect besides MU (Mind Units)?

I know that in theory Mind Units are the point of the game as it's a score per side, but it really doesn't matter much on a regional scale. Has anyone noticed any other affects that fields have for ...
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How can I upgrade the L1 resonators on my faction's portal to L2?

Today I found a portal owned by my faction that had a full house of 8 L1 resonators. I have a couple L2 resonators in my item inventory and wanted to deploy one. From the portal's main actions screen ...
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Is the XMP burster range calculated on the server or the client?

In the new build 1.18.1, XMP burster range has been heavily reduced. I had already upgraded to it, before finding this out and reading suggestions to stick with the previous version. I expect that ...
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Once a player is level 8, what happens to AP gained?

Do level 8 players still gain AP? The way I understand it, level 8 is the highest level, so once you're there it seems like you gaining AP it doesn't do any good, and is really taking potential AP ...
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Is portal-burnout only player-specific or global? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When a portal is burned out, is it burned out for everyone? When a portal reports burn-out, is this only for me, or will other players (regardless of faction) be locked ...
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Are there portals that do not appear on the intel map?

The Intel Map displays portals in the Ingress game. Are there undiscovered portals that do not appear in this map? I know that new portals are added from time to time. What I want to know is if ...
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How do I browse between my portal keys

In items screen I see Portal Keys (2)- that I have 2 keys. However it seems I can only select, view or get a fix on the first portal. I don't see any way to select or view the second key. (which means ...
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How do I know if there are any other player in my city?

I applied for an invite as soon as Ingress was released and got an invite soon enough. However the past few days I am roaming in my city and I do not see any activity from any other player. (I'm in ...
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What is the critical level of a resonator?

From the Ingress Help site: Resonators must be periodically Recharged to maintain their power and control a Portal. If Resonators lose too much XM, then they will be at risk of easy destruction ...
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Do Inner control fields give you more AP? [duplicate]

I was playing this morning and one of the control fields I created within another control field gave me more than 2k AP. Does this give you more AP? Or might have I created 2 control fields with one ...
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How much more damage is a “critical” XMP burster hit?

Sometimes when using XMP Bursters you see that you have scored a "critical" hit on an enemy resonator. Does anyone know the likelihood of a critical hit taking place and how much more damage (ie. is ...
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What kind of items does the 2000 limit include?

Ingress now has a limit of 2000 items for inventory, and I recently ran into it. Does this include everything, or are certain objects such as portal keys excluded from the tally? I have already ...
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What can a new player do in a high level area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to play as low level in the city full of enemy? I'm a new player on Ingress. I'm currently level 1, with quite a long way to go to level 2 (1500/10000). Where I ...
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Do nested/layered fields provide any advantage?

In Ingress you can create fields completely within fields, e.g. like in this screenshot of north-eastern Oslo: On the intel-map, they are even indicated in a more intense colour. Does this bring any ...
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When are new portals added?

Is there a regular time when new portals are added to the game, or is it just whenever the devs do it? For example, are there updates every Monday morning, or the first Tuesday of the month, or is it ...
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If you submit a new portal to Ingress are you informed when it is activated in the game?

When you submit a possible location for a new Ingress portal are you personally informed (by email) if the portal has been accepted and been activated in the game, or does it just appear on the map?
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At what XM level does your scanner get disabled?

Some action can (for instance attacking an enemy portal) drop your XM level below zero. At some point your tactical scanner will be disabled so that you cannot see anything. At what XM level your ...
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Passcode returns ALREADY_REDEEMED, when I have not redeemed it?

I tried to activate several passcodes on my phone; each one of them returned Invalid passcode. When I switched to a computer, I tried the passcodes again, but received ALREADY_REDEEMED, not ...
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How do I tell how many items I have in my inventory?

With the 1.12.5 update to ingress the inventory is now capped at 2000 items. How can I tell how many items are in my inventory? Under ops I can pretty easily add up the resonators and xmps, but keys ...
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How do I get multiple copies of the same portal key?

I've been seeing people mention in chat that they have a bunch of copies of keys for the same portal. How are they doing this? I feel like I have a hard enough time getting one copy of a key for ...
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Is there a way to increase the odds of getting a portal key?

There's a few portals I've taken over and want to link, but I can't get a portal key to the portals I want to link to, even after hacking them repeatedly until they're burned out. Is there something ...
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How do I drop multiple items?

I have over 5000 items in my inventory. Dropping them one by one is going to take days. Is there anyway I can drop say all L1 resonators together?
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What does it take to bring down a L5 Resonator If i'm only L2?

I'm at Level 2 on Ingress. Can I take down a portal that is full of L4 resonators and has ONE L5 resonator? If so, approximately what will it take? I have about 50 L1 XMP bursters and 14 L2 XMP ...
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Picking up desirable objects from a pile

Nowadays I have seen a few piles where people have discarded L1-L3 resonators, XMP bursters and (for some reason) even some portal keys; presumably because of the new 2k limits. Unfortunately, when I ...