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How can we find out the number of incoming and outgoing links on a portal?

It's very hard to track the outgoing links from a portal whilst planning fields, especially if you didn't plan for that specific portal to be an anchor at the time. Is there a way to find out the ...
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What are the exact speed limits for charging and hacking/deploying/xmp firing?

Almost everyone knows that there are speed limits for actions in Ingress. You can't hack, deploy, or damage resonators at and above the speed of 35-50 km/h, and you can't recharge Portals at and above ...
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What's the layer limit where overlapping fields no longer get darker on the intel map or the radar?

What's the layer limit where overlapping fields no longer get darker on the intel map or the radar? I heard once that it's 8 layers but I can't be sure about it. I've haven't built more than 8 layers ...
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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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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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Do I have the possibility to take my Ingress account back? [on hold]

Nearly two months ago my account is sentenced to permanent termination, due to violation of "Section 2. Use of the Products". I saw many other accounts has been terminated almost in a week. My account ...
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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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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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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 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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Extracting any kind of information from the app

Is there a way to export or extract any kind of data from the ingress app? For example can we get a list of our keys?
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Statistics refresh rate

In which rate are the statistics being refreshed? Do all of the stats refresh at the same rate? I'm observing that statistics don't refresh in fixed periods and different stats have different refresh ...
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Using Portal Keys from Capsule

When linking two portals will the link automatically check keys within Capsules or do you have to remove the key from the capsule to create the link? I am sure I have linked a portal using a key in a ...
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How to create/submit a portal in iOS

iOS version of the game has recently released. I faced the idea to submit a new portal in an area where theres is a low amount of them, and all the tutorial that I found consist in "sharing" the image ...
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Portal Keys and Capsules [duplicate]

Can you store more than one of the same key in the same capsule? Providing of course you have enough room etc. I noticed that you can only hold one of the keys, as the portal doesn't give you one if ...
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Why won't the portal keys drop when destroying links?

I have seen this multiple times where I have destroyed a portal and its links yet keys do not drop at either the portal I destroyed nor the other portal it was linked to. What is funny is that it ...
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What do the multiplied defense stats mean?

The stats "Max Time Portal Held", "Max Time Link Maintained", and "Max Time Field Held" are pretty easy to understand but "Max Link Length x Days" and "Largest Field MUs x Days" are a little ...
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What does “Location Smoothing” do?

In the "Device" menu under "OPS" there is a setting called "Location Smoothing". What does that setting exactly do? I'm told that it sends and receives more frequent location updates but I can't be ...
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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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The effect of Successful Portal Submissions being Removed from an Agent

If you discovered and submitted a Portal, and it got approved and added to the world, you then get x amount of AP, as well as +1 on the progress for the Seer Achievement. It could be, however, that ...
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How can we merge duplicate portals?

The Portal "Edit" menu has a "Report Invalid Portal" button which has the "Duplicate of another Portal" option. In the past we have used this option to report very obvious duplicate portals which ...
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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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How is portal ownership decided?

I have a portal where this happened: Player A conquered the portal, placed one resonator. Player A was listed as owner. Player B, C and D placed more resonators. B is listed as owner. Currently ...
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Ingress Minimum Attack Efficiency

I was experimenting with the "hold fire" option to get the 20% bonus attack this morning and I was doing it with some level 1 bursters. Nearby high level resonators (7 & 8) reported damage as -1% ...
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Mitigation Cap on Portals

Is there still the +95 cap on portal mitigation? I have seen contradicting information in a few places and am not sure if it is still capped or not. Anyone even have any anecdotal evidence from ...
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my xm bar is not full but can't collect xm

What would cause a xm gauge to stop at 94% even when I am walking around so much xm? I recently leveled up to level 2. I took over two portals. Then, I noticed that when I walked by XM it would only ...
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What is the requirement to destroy shield?

What is the requirement to destroy a shield? Does it depend on the buster level or not? Are there any methods to easily destroy a portal shield?
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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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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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Discovering portals in rural areas

I've explored Ingress in two places: Manhattan and rural New Hampshire. At least for leveling purposes, it was trivial to walk around Manhattan and interact with portals. How might one find portals in ...
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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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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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Ultrastrike levels and their effect on mods

What's the effect of Ultrastrike levels? I can understand their effect on resonators and I don't need to find out how it exactly is being calculated. But their effect on mods is a different story. ...
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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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What are the differences in ingress portal shield types?

I have collected a few different types of shields, with different colours and of differing rarity. I assume the rarer shield types are more powerful in some way but I can't find any information on ...
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Ingress linking when carrying multiple keys

So I've found it's good to store key copies in containers to make it easy to drop before hacking, to get more keys. I'm just worried that if I'm carrying 2 keys and I create a link both will be used. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to get Ingress portal ownership duration?

I wanted to know whether I can see a list of all my currently owned portals in Ingress, and I found this. So there's no way. But is there a way to know how long has a portal has been under ownership? ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Cooldown reset when deploying Heat Sink mod?

Yesterday, I hacked a portal, deployed a Heat Sink mod on it (there were no other mods), then hacked it again to see how long it would now take to cool down. To my surprise, the second hack (at most ...
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How do I create a link to a specific portal on the Intel map?

I want to share a url that links to a specific portal on the http://ingress.com/intel map. How can I do that?