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Why did my virus get lost?

Recently I've used a virus and lost it. It didn't affect the targeted portal and it went away from my inventory. Why and how did it happen? Was that a system glitch? Did someone else experience ...
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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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Is there a faster way to get the linkable portals list?

When you'are in a rush for linking (for example your bus stops or slows nearby a portal to only give you a few seconds to link from it) the worst thing is the build up speed of the linkable portals ...
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In Ingress, how is “Distance Walked” determined?

A badge for "Distance Walked" was recently released. But, I saw this value increase by 2km after driving through city streets at 20-30mph (running Ingress, screen on, occasionally hacking, etc. at ...
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Hilbert curve sequence according to Ingress regional scoring grid?

The new regional scoring grid for Ingress (Regional Scoring - This Changes Everything - DeCode Ingress) is based on an S2 (Hilbert curve) global grid as used in Geometry on the Sphere: Google's S2 ...
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Where has the Sign Out button gone?

The sign out button seems to have disappeared from the device tab in Ingress. How are you now supposed to sign out??
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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 does “Visit Waypoint” in missions mean?

The new "Missions" feature has some mission steps called "Visit Waypoint". What does that mean? How do you visit waypoints? I've tried a mission yesterday and couldn't clearly figure out what it ...
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How is Regional Mind Unit scoring calculated at each Checkpoint?

Google Support explanation is vague : Scores update at the time of each checkpoint. The Mind Units held at that checkpoint are averaged with the running average score for each faction. It does ...
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Does the Innovator medal scale with level?

When the medal Innovator was awarded, you got the color based on your current level at that moment. Now that the event related to this is over, does the medal scale when you level up? I.e. will my ...
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Is there a way to get back the original empty Avatar background?

When the agent avatars where first presented to the player community some did like it and change their avatars and some didn't. There was and still is a problem for those who did try the avatars but ...
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How are Ingress Top Agents chosen

Is it the total MU that agent has contributed in the overall cycle that gets an agent in the Top Agents list or is there some other logic behind the ranking system? Not sure if this question was asked ...
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Can control fields be formed with more than three portals?

My local area has more active players on the enemy team, so we have to take what we can get. After a recent attack, several of our key links broke, and the enemy owns many portals but hasn't started ...
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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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Stuck on “Tap Portal to Interact”

I recently claimed my first portal - yay me! - but since doing so, that portal is highlighted (regardless of my distance to it) by a marker that says "Tap Portal to Interact". It no longer shows me ...
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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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How do you determine which portal a control field is created from?

I'm currently a L10 agent but until missions started I didn't really care where a Control Field was created from and this recently came up during a conversation. I'm trying to figure out which portal ...
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Is there a way to turn off the fields so I can just see the portals?

When I'm walking around in a city it's hard to see the portals because of all the fields. The scanner is also always way too "busy" to find all the portals. I was wondering, is there any way to turn ...
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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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Linking outer Control Field to the inner field and MU calculation [duplicate]

If we have 2 control fields within each other and after the 2 fields are created we connect the outer CF to the Inner CF do we still get MU points for the 2 original CFs and the last 2 CF points after ...
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Total MU Calculation when Outer CF is linked to Inner CF

What happens to the Y MU from the outer field when 2 fields are connected AFTER both fields are made. What would be the total MU gained in the checkpoint in the third step?
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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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Levelling up and good strategy for Ingress?

I am very new to gaming and even newer to Ingress. I'm hoping for some pointers in the right direction of how to move up in the world and how to deal with an area that is predominantly reigned by 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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Inaccurate GPS location

My phone doesn't have very good gps and sometimes I find myself x meters away from location where I actually am. I'm usually using the phone data connection to Internet and when I can I turn WiFi on. ...
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Are Jarvis Virus/Ada Refactors useless to the other side?

If an Enlightenment player picks up an ADA Refactor or if a Resistance player picks up a JARVIS virus, are they of any use? (Apart from recycling!) Each appears to be a weapon that can only be used ...
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Can Ingress be played on Kindle Fire?

I can't find Ingress in Amazon Appstore, and searching via Google only turned up ways to install it from Google Play Store. There were several questions about how to play it on Kindle on various ...
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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 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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Where did my portal key go?

I was running around capturing portals like a good little Enlightened, creating links between portals in a small area. I hacked one portal and acquired the portal key. I then ran up the road to ...
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What does the “Darsana Global” event mean?

I've missed the opportunity to follow the first septicycle (Shaper Septicycle 2014.42) batch of Darsana events. I've only attended to one of my local satellite cities but didn't know the calculation ...
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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 level up several levels at once in Ingress?

Let's suppose that L1 agent luckily destroys enemy portal with dosens of links and fields and gets huge AP boost that exceeds L3 AP Threshold. Will he level up to L3 at once or just to L2 wasting ...
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Which moding strategy is better at holding resonators up?

If your only purpose on a specific portal is holding it full (deployed with 8 resonators so it's linkable) as long as possible is it better to fully deploy it with shields or is it better if you use a ...
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Ingress portal disappeared

A few portals in my area have disappeared. I've reset the app, and checked on my husbands game. They are definitely gone. Why?
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Jarvis/ADA virus drop chances

I have yet to obtain a single virus from my usual farming, which is mainly L7/8 portal popups of my faction. Apart from the generally low probability of getting one, are the chances skewed depending ...
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Does destroying a portal damage portals that were linked to it?

My wife avers that portals take damage if a portal they they are linked to is destroyed. I haven't found anything about this and keep telling her that the "damage" she's seeing on these portals is ...
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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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What should I do if I move to another country?

I wanted to know if I should do something with my ingress account before moving to another country. I'm level 9 and I'm nearly 10, so I do not want to lose all my progress and I'm not sure if you can ...
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“now” mind units control not displaying correctly

I have two "control field active" I own all the portals and resonators for 1 field. and 66% of the resonators for the second field. Yet my "now" shows Mind Unit Control as zero. I even waited for a ...
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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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Is it possible to switch sides in Ingress?

I chose to play as Enlightened, but it appears that nearly all of the portals in a nearby city are already controlled by Enlightened. In order to get experience I need to hack enemy portals, not ...
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How can I read old comm messages?

Is there way to read messages older than what's shown on the comm? Sometimes there happen to be some chatter on the comm which I can't catch at the moment and try to read later in the day but can't ...
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Ingress --Validity of Rogue Agents

Aside from the obvious poor sportsmanship and poor ethical gaming choices, what is to prevent a player from joining a faction with the sole purpose of causing havoc on the same color. They would be ...
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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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Is there a way to change meters to miles in the app?

I am looking for a way to change meters to miles in the app. Are there any settings for this? I have been looking all through my phone and the game and see nowhere to do this. Thank you
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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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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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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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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 ...