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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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Can there be fields inside fields in Ingress?

If I were to make a larger field that entirely encompassed one or more smaller fields of the other faction, what happens? Do the smaller fields "break"? If they do, do I get AP for that? Can the ...
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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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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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What are the Key Locker, Beacon and Portal Fracker and how are they useful

With the release of the store there are new items that are available for micro-transation purchase only. They are Key Locker, Beacon, and Portal Frackers. What are they used for and how can I get ...
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Seer Medal after 2014

What is the current state of the Seer Medal? I thought it got "temporarily suspended" in that way that: The locked medal does not appear on the scanner any longer Portals submitted until December ...
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Do I need to perform my next hack within 24 hours of the current one in order to keep Sojourner alive?

In Ingress, if I hack a portal at 3pm, do I need to hack the next portal before 3pm the following day if I want to keep my current hacking streak (for the Sojourner badge) alive?
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Stuck with “observer ban” - how do I get out?

My scanner was behaving rather oddly last night and I put it down to a possible server glitch - but after it doing the same thing this morning and searching around, it seems I'm stuck with an observer ...
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Why can't I submit portals any longer?

I've been playing Ingress for ~2 years. I have 70 portals approved. I play on a new-ish Android phone (oneplus one, cyanogenmod). I've always been able to submit a portal by turning on auto-sync, ...
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What's the reward for completing missions?

It's pretty unclear what's granted for completing missions. Even the web doesn't agree on the answer: This Reddit's Q/A says there's no AP This Decode Ingress' page talks about missions rewarding ...
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What is the logic behind the timer of the Sojourner Badge?

Does the 24 hours timer start: when you hack a portal on a particular day or does it use the calendar days and check if you did hack a portal on a particular day or does it simply ...
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How can I play Ingress while in China?

I read that Google Servers are restricted from DNS in China. What is the best and safest way to play ingress with a local Chinese mobile operator? I see 2 options 1-Change host file on my rooted ...
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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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How can I verify my account?

I'm a newbie at Ingress. I see other, more experienced players have a silver badge saying that their account is verified, but I can't find the corresponding feature in the application. How can I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to fit Mission Banner

I will do a Mission Banner that is 2x6, but my missions are not "squared" Right now looks like this: So in future, if I do more missions and don't want to be the banners messed up, What do I have ...
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Rearrange mission badges

There are some mission series you need to complete in correct order so the badges create a larger picture. In case one managed to mess things up and made missions not in correct order, is there a ...
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How do I level up in ingress?

I am stuck at level 1 with 3000/3000 XM. I can see XM but I can't collect it anymore. Is there anything mandatory to be able to level up?
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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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How long after an attack on a portal before a subsequent attack will trigger another notification?

I'm new to the game, but my understanding is notifications used to be sent every time a portal took damage. So, if an agent had to fire ten XMPs to completely take down a portal, ten notifications ...
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Ingress: Softbank ultra links vs. shields

I sometimes wonder whether I should put a "Softbank ultra link" or a shield on an Ingress portal for protection. I assume the answer depends on how many link are attached to the portal. But how many ...
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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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MUFG Interest/Duplication Rates

I had 6 VRHS inside my MUFG and a new one was created in under 24 hours. I also had 4 ADA's and 4 Jarvis's that weren't touched. So my question is how do the duplication rates get determined? Is it ...
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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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Damage from hacking enemy portals

Our local smurf never seems to be able to get his desk portal above Level 5*, so being the helpful Enlightened agents that we are, we've captured his desk portal and bumped it to Level 6. We've ...
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What is the energy decay speed for different resonator levels?

What is the energy decay speed for different resonator levels? I know for sure that L1 resonator decays at a rate of 10% a day or 100 XM a day. I have not explicitly tested it for resonators of ...
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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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What is the best method for a single user to key farm a portal?

Let assume a player is next to a portal and has about 1 hour to key farm the portal. What is the best strategy (shortest time, maximum hack count) to key farm a portal for a single user with no item ...
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How can I farm most effectively for portal keys in a short timespan [duplicate]

When planning Ops that require many keys for a particular portal, I find farming these keys can take a very long time, for example: capture the portal drop any existing keys for that portal (or pop ...
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Ingress hacking streak back to '0' despite definite hacking within 24 hrs [duplicate]

I had a hacking streak (sojourner) of 71 days and did my first hack of the day on day 72 (31 August), only to discover it had gone back to '0'. Why has this happened. I definitely did not miss the ...
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Are portals ever deleted?

I'm pretty new to Ingress and I noticed there's a huge amount of portals in my city. I don't mind that much, I just wonder: Are portals ever deleted for any reason?
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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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How to fix location error using Win10 Edge to surf ingress.com/intel?

How do I fix a location error while browsing http://ingress.com/intel with Win10 Edge? It shows me about 5 miles west of my real location. This happens on my Lenovo X220i just upgraded from Win7 and ...
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What happens to links, fields and long term ownership if a portal is moved?

It's possible to submit a location correction of a portal through the scanner. Unfortunately that is being abused by players of the opposing faction every once in a while to move home portals away. ...
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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 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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Do ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus count as a portal capture for missions?

When doing an Ingress mission waypoint does a ADA Refactor/JARVIS Virus fulfill the "capture or upgrade portal" requirement? Assuming the portal is changed to your faction.
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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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Loosing Mu's if you do the “Jetlink” on Multilayer fields

When you do a multilayer fields you are get XXX Mu's, so, when they pass the checkpoint, you add this to the global layer. Lets supose 2 fields. First 10.000Mus, and second 20.000Mus. So at checpoint ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the maximum portals per mission?

I want to create a very difficult mission with 200-400 portals. Creating such a mission is a lengthy task. I want to plan ahead how many and which portals I can use, because the layout would be very ...
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Why is link not possible over short distance with no apparent link in the way?

Firstly, here's the area I'm working in. Here's a diagram created from the map: For reference, these are the locations in the diagram: (apologies that it's not in English, that can't be helped) ...