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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 ...
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How to recharge portal and gain a higher level when i am alone in the city?

This question is a previous question of mine, about game play in a city where I am studying: Best way to play as low level in the city full of enemy? This new question is about the city where I ...
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What is the advantage of VERY-RARE items over Common or Rare items? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the differences in ingress portal shield types? I had a portal shield marked as common, which I used. When I hacked some portals I got some more portal shields ...
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Why can't I place a portal shield on a portal?

I have a portal shield in my inventory, and on a portal I have placed 8 resonators. How do I place the shield on the portal? I have checked the upgrade menu and I can't see anything about the ...
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Are there 'Rare' or 'Very Rare' versions of Media items?

I have picked up several Media items, but all of them are Very Common variety; unlike Portal shields where I have 3 types - Common, Rare and Very Rare. Do the rarer versions of media exist, and if so ...
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What determines whether a portal will drop a key as a result of an xmp blast?

Sometimes after a powerful xmp explosion an attacked portal drops its own keys. What determines whether a portal will drop its key as a result of an xmp blast (and how many keys will be dropped)? ...
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Can I take out L2 resonators with L1 XMP bursters?

I'm a Level 1 user. Can I destroy L2 resonators with L1 XMP bursters?
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What to do with many L1 resonators?

I have many L1 resonators but can't deploy them anywhere because all portals are full. Can I upgrade them with XM or something similar? Even if I hack any portal I mostly only get L1 resonators ...
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What is the level significance in XMP bursters and resonators?

I was hoping someone could explain the levels Ingress uses. For example, do L2 XMP bursters only take out L2 resonators, or can they take out L1 resonators as well?
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How can I report misplaced portals in Ingress?

Yesterday a lot of new portals appeared. Some of them are misplaced more than a hundred meters. How do I report those and supply a better position?
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Is XM shared across players?

If I collect all the XM in a region like a railroad station will other players arriving at the station after me be able to also collect the XM or is it consumed by me?
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What determines the quality of items obtained from a portal hack?

I've noticed that some portals seem to give out way better stuff than others. It seems to me that friendly, high level portals give out the best items when hacked, and enemy, high level portals give ...
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Best way to play as low level in the city full of enemy?

i just started to play ingress. In my town, there are 14 portals and 12 are maintained by Enlightened. I am Resistance and there is no way to fight against them, I was trying to destroy resonators, ...
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Is it possible to delete useless links on friendly portals?

I've come across portals with a lot of links that don't provide much benefit as far as creating a field go, and the portal was maxed out for link capacity (8 inbound and 8 outbound max links allowed). ...
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Is there a resonator / xmp bug for others? Or are the last few resonators now just much harder to destroy?

Recently I came across a couple portals that had all but one or two resonators destroyed on them and was surprised whoever started taking over the portal didn't finish the job. Then I tried to ...
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When a portal is burned out, is it burned out for everyone?

So it seems that if I hack a portal four to five times in a row, I will eventually get a "Portal is burned out..." message and I have to wait for four (?) hours until it resets and I can hack it ...
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Links decaying without any reason

Why are portal links decaying without any logic reason? It is worldwide and MUs are falling down rapidly for both factions. Do anyone know what is going on?
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What determines the quantity of MU (Mind Units) gained by a field?

When we make a fields with 3 portals in Ingress, it captures some MU (Mind Units) that will be credited to the faction count. How is determined the quantity of MU captured, is it based : on the ...
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Why do I keep getting “Hack acquired no items” in Ingress?

This just started happening to me. For a long while I was getting something pretty much every time I hacked a portal. Tonight I'm frequently getting the message "Hack acquired no items.". Sometimes ...
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Why can't I link any portals in ingress?

I took over an enemy portal by destroying all their resonators. Then I deployed 7 of my own resonators, upgrading 3 of them to level 2, but it won't let me upgrade anymore even though I have more ...
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Do dropped items in Ingress decay?

If I drop an item in Ingress, will it be there until someone picks it up, or is there a chance of it decaying? I realize the danger of someone unexpected coming along and picking things up, but does ...
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Is there a public wiki or group discussing the backstory and or codes? [closed]

Whenever I come across some Ingress related site, it tends to be a one off blog entry, a shared doc that's on one topic, or a wiki that's totally un-fleshed out and apparently dead [I'm talking about ...
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How can I attack resonators in the middle of a city block?

I was trying to attack a portal today, but I couldn't destroy the last few resonators because on the map they exist in the middle of a city block. I tried going in the building, but the gps signal is ...
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What determines where XM is generated?

As far as I can tell, XM seems to be almost randomly placed, except for certain places which have an unusually high concentration: For example, our town recently opened a Five Guys Burgers and Fries ...
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What's the fastest way to level up to level 2 in ingress?

I've started playing ingress recently, and it's fun, but it's really annoying to be unable to use most of the items you get when you're at level 1. The level 1 xmp's are too weak to take over much of ...
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How to set a wide resonator spread radius for a portal?

I noticed that portals have different resonator spread radius and it does not seem it depends on the level of resonators. The further resonators apart the more difficult it is for enemies to take over ...
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What's the fastest way to take over a portal in ingress?

I built up an inventory of over 20 level 1 xmp bursters, and thought that would be enough to take over a low level portal - not even close. However, I did finally notice that I did different amounts ...
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When a portal is burned out in ingress, how long until it's hackable again?

I just started playing and really needed to build inventory, so I found some portals close together, and walked a route to hack them over and over again. After a little while the hacks started to ...