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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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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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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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Exporting 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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?
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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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Is there a limit to the total number of Portal Keys you can keep in your inventory?

Questions about portal key possesion in Ingress: Is there a limit to the total number of Portal Keys you can keep in your inventory? If yes, what happens when you key limit is reached and you got a ...
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If you already have an Ingress account, is there any set point that you get invite codes to give to others?

Does it happen at a certain level, some amount of time spent playing, or are they handed out ad-hoc?
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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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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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Does putting a key in a capsule mean you can hack more?

If I put a portal key inside a capsule, can I keyfarm without dropping it, or does having it in there still count as inventory and prevent me from getting more?
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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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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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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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How fast does XM regenerate?

XM (eXotic Matter) can be found everywhere in the Ingress game. Once this XM is captured/eaten by a player, how much time will it take to regenerate and can be captured by the same player (or another ...
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When upgrading a portal, what happens to the existing resonators on it?

Does the upgrade destroy the existing resonator or is the old one swapped into your inventory?
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Why do L8 agents attack portals but then do not claim it

I have noticed that some agents (mostly L8) will attack my portals but then they leave them unclaimed. Is this some kind of strategy or do they run out of XM? This has happened many times so the ...
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As an ingress level 8 & the 2000 item limit, what's the best proportion of resonators to carry?

Should a person keep lots of level 1's, or discard them for level 2's? Or do you skip those completely for levels 4-8? And at what proportion? When hacking and deploying, I wonder how many of the ...
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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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How to show nearest portal?

From what I heard, and worked a couple of time, I shouldn't have to do anything and have the closest portal pointed to me when there are none in the visible area. But now there just isn't any shown, ...
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Portal list available?

Is there a way to get a list of portals I own? I am trying to find out where all my portals are, so I can make sure I have keys when I need them, but I can't manually keep track of them all.
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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?