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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is XMP blast falloff linear or quadratic?

In the initial game docs, it was stated that the blast pattern from XMP attacks was linear, yet the accepted best attack pattern was to blow them right on top of a resonator before moving to the next ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the full list of effects that fields have?

I'm aware that fields score MU points based on the estimate of population they covers. But what other effects do they have? Do they prevent the other side from collecting XM? Do they destroy or ...
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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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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'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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What is a power cube?

I see in my item repository that there is a filter for "power cubes" along with the regular assortment of weapons, resonators, keys, and media. Even after quite a bit of playing, I don't have any. ...
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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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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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Do intermediate portal levels have an effect on loot quality

As a level 6 player, it is impossible to upgrade a portal to level 5 on your own: 2*6 + 2*5 + 4*4 + 2*3 = 4.75 So the portal will be Level 4 at max. It also shows "L4" in the app when you select ...
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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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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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Are portal keys sharable across factions in Ingress?

As the title says, are portal keys sharable across factions (through dropping) in Ingress? In other words, if a member of the opposing faction drops a key on the ground, can I see it and pick it up?
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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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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 ...