*What Are You Best Ingress Tips?*

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If you've already gotten your Ingress Invite… You should have had a bit to get out and play now… What have YOU found are the best tips for playing, leveling etc… 

What I've found is neat about this game.. is once you hit about level 2… you start really getting into it… You get hooked! My local area has all developed communities here on Google Plus… and even though most of these people are not "using gplus"… most of them are super active in these groups.. and now starting to USE google plus. They are also planning get together HIRLS with strangers to coordinate portal hunting and take downs…  And I think that is pretty freaking neat.  

What are your tips for playing thus far? 🙂

   

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Crystal Black
Crystal Black
8 years ago

Hack. Everything.

James Fletcher
James Fletcher
8 years ago

don't play it.  LOL…  I just got my invite.   To late I am butt hurt.

Kevin Reedy
Kevin Reedy
8 years ago

Love the game. Hack every portal you can. Plan your links and fields, don't make it just because you can. Once you link two portals you lose the key and have to go back to farming for another.

Brett Bjornsen
Brett Bjornsen
8 years ago

A Strange Game. The Only Winning Move is Not to Play.

Yas Mean
Yas Mean
8 years ago

I don't know what it is about Ingress but i've completely avoided it. And you know me! I'm all about alternative gaming! but there's just something gross to me about the invite frenzie.

Phillip Ryan
Phillip Ryan
8 years ago

live in an urban area and hack everything

Edward Smith
Edward Smith
8 years ago

Right on  , 3 tanks of gas and 5 battery charges late.

Roberto Inetti
Roberto Inetti
8 years ago

, every time I see a Ingres's post I hate myself for having an iPhone 🙁

John Taylor
John Taylor
8 years ago

I won't give away my secrets in public. All I can say is join the resistance! I also recently joined a private G+ community in our area to share tips and coordinate attacks. These communities will be an integral part of successful Ingressing, I think.

Scott Schultz
Scott Schultz
8 years ago

Tip #1 – USE THE MAP
http://www.ingress.com/intel

Sure, linking portals gets you experience points, but think before you link. Once you draw a line, other lines cannot cross it. If you draw a line between two level five portals twenty miles apart, you are cutting the areas on either side off from each other.

If you care about "winning" as opposed to just leveling up, then draw sensible connections between portals and try to establish control fields. Don't just make random connections because you can. You could end up screwing up all kinds of potential control fields that other players could create by hooking up those portals that you've cut of from each other.

Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
8 years ago

I got an invite, but I think it was wasted on me at this point.  No time and winter……

Taylor Hunt
Taylor Hunt
8 years ago

Friendly portals are way more generous to "farm." I have dozens of portal keys, but I do better to stock up if I just keep doing circles in a smaller area to hack rather than go to the remote ones. 
Also, working together with a couple of people to break and takeover a portal seems to get more AP for everyone involved. My team lets those with the lowest levels do the linking.

Steve Djadoenath
Steve Djadoenath
8 years ago

I'd say: Interact as much as possible with the other players of your own fraction in the area(s) in which you play. Playing on your own is nice enough, but playing with others is so much more fun for me. 

(oh, and charge your phone battery…a lot…)

Rob B.
Rob B.
8 years ago

Biggest tip for Ingress
Step 1 uninstall….you'll thank me for it
Crashy map. I don't get why google earth, maps, local, and field trip work exponentially better… 
2nd- if you must play get to know your local college kid. They're passing codes in order to be logged in everywhere at all times. helps when you're trying to attack a portal and only have 1 person there. now you have 20 or 30. 
3rd and final. Don't get out of your car….you don't have to. You can attack portals pretty easily at 25-30 mph. Just carpool

Jakub Kozel
Jakub Kozel
8 years ago

download iOS version? when?

Shane Pitre
Shane Pitre
8 years ago

Don't recharge low level resonators, replace them and save your XM.

John E. Bredehoft
John E. Bredehoft
8 years ago

, I have been burned when my attempt to link two nearby portals was delayed by a long-distance link that crossed between the two.

To save my sanity and gas bill, I'm concentrating on maintaining portals in a few limited geographic areas. Sure I'll hack and attack all over the place, but in terms of portal maintenance I've narrowed down to a list of less than a dozen portals that I will maintain. I dumped the keys for the other portals at various locations – debris for someone to pick up, I guess.

This becomes especially critical as portals increase in level, since more and more XM is required to recharge higher level portals. I'm conserving my XM to recharge these portals, and not worrying about every other Resistance portal in the universe.

Aric Whiting
Aric Whiting
8 years ago

Pro Tips: form a community, NEVER GO ALONE (seriously me and a buddy took half my town in an hour last night) have some one who knows to how find codes, have a good car, use a 4g phone, use your intel map BEFORE you go out, become friends with Joe and Brandon they'll give you free stuff!!!

Kira Kroger
Kira Kroger
8 years ago

I agree with  .  In Seattle we've now had 3 Resistance meetups and we've had a blast.  I've learned new tricks, leveled up and I've gotten to help lower level players and had a lot of fun.   There is nothing better than lunch with a group of mostly strangers after spending the morning hacking portals.

Johnny Zed
Johnny Zed
8 years ago

Hey , are you Resistance or Enlightened?
(And depending on the answer, why don't we see you at the union meetings? 😉 )

Daniel Jentsch
Daniel Jentsch
8 years ago

Unless i get an invite, none of what any of you just said makes any sense.

Katie Rabbitt
Katie Rabbitt
8 years ago

Linking can also be a strategy to stop other teams from gaining control fields. If you can coordinate attacks enough to take down key opponents portals then follow it up with a connection it makes another obstacle for them to cut through to regain ground.

Elaine Lindsay
Elaine Lindsay
8 years ago

I am so bsd st this!!!

Toya Black
Toya Black
8 years ago

Wow so many haters well that's life. But looks like you ARE going or ARE currently playing. Which ever side you join, ask in your faction chat where they talk most cases its g+ or an other website. You will usually get tons of tips and help there. I agree with although I'm Enlightened. Also, I've met some awesome people and only one is a college student not sure what that matter but hey. Have fun because it is fun. 🙂

Jake Kern
Jake Kern
8 years ago

1) Expect the Unexpected – The game is still beta, and they are using storylines in an intriguing way to justify changes, glitches, patching exploits, etc. There is a lot of buzz about something major about to happen… just as we are hitting "the end of the world." Links are already decaying. Could be possible that we will see a game reset, a new faction, all fields gone… you just don't know. If you are a whiner, just don't even bother playing.

2) A Field Is a Field – You get the same number of AP (experience points) whether you make a tiny field or a huge field. Make as many little fields as possible for maximum points. Also, a Field is always a triangle. 3 points with 3 links that do not intersect. You can even make a field within an established field (no new MU) and still get the AP for creating the field.

3) The Game Is Going to Be Different for People in Rural Areas than in High Density Urban Areas – Big cities mean lots of players & lots of portals. You have to be a team player. For those of us who are rural, find the little towns around you & you'll probably find portals at the fire station, the post office, and the library. Connect your little towns with long links. Urban & Rural can work together well because the Rural folks can create barriers to contain high-power players in the Urban areas.

4) Always click "Faction" before communicating

5) Play Well With Others – This means playing as a team, but it also means treating the opposition with respect. We just had our first Enlightened player in our little area. We are giving him a grace period to establish some fields & level up. I actually ran into him at one of the portals, and he's a great guy. Yeah, it's been a rush to see our little city under a canopy of blue, but having active competition makes the game so much more fun.

6) Be Safe! – Put down the phone when you are driving. Just… trust me. Also, there tends to be little traffic at 1am, but being out at that time makes you look suspicious. Police don't like you in a graveyard after hours. Just… trust me.

7) Have Fun!

Daniel Jentsch
Daniel Jentsch
8 years ago

Invite anyone? Please? 😀

John McDole
John McDole
8 years ago

Find a local G+ community and gang up.

Osvaldo Munoz
Osvaldo Munoz
8 years ago

Que como esta amanda
Enviado desde mi dispositivo movil BlackBerry® de Digitel.

—–Original Message-
From: "Amanda Blain (Google+)" <****@**>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:36:43
To: <****@**>

Chris Cogan
Chris Cogan
8 years ago

Upload potential portals and hack them as soon as they come live. Usually about 2 weeks

Dana Oredson
Dana Oredson
8 years ago

Stand as close to working resonators as possible when attacking. When they are destroyed, move. Don't continue bursting from the same spot.

Dana Oredson
Dana Oredson
8 years ago

Watch for codes, so you can get sweet upgrades. They expire quickly now.

Dana Oredson
Dana Oredson
8 years ago

speaking of which, maybe there are useful scripts for scanning the intertubes for new codes? Or just scanning the official Ingress community?

Brian Klippel
Brian Klippel
8 years ago

Fields.

Taylor Hunt
Taylor Hunt
8 years ago

I have no doubt  will make the correct choice and join Enlightened.

Gregg Sakauye
Gregg Sakauye
8 years ago

If anyone has an invite available, I'd love to try it out.

Erik Kershaw
Erik Kershaw
8 years ago

1. Plan your routes using the Intel map
2. Work together to attack and share the AP spoils of links and fields
3. Leave room for the other team, its no fun without competition
4. Bring snacks
5. Bring extra batteries for your phone or tablet
6. Use a co-pilot in the car so you can concentrate on driving
7. Meet people!

Johnny Zed
Johnny Zed
8 years ago

Follow  on G+ for codes, if no one's mentioned it yet.

Bryan Sinclair
Bryan Sinclair
8 years ago

Live somewhere with lots of portals!!!

perry unger
perry unger
8 years ago

lets be friends

Leo Allen
Leo Allen
8 years ago

Awesome – thanks  ! Just got my code last night, and only took game for a test run today (did training, etc).

Andrew Honma
Andrew Honma
8 years ago

1) Only dirty hippies go  Channel your inner  and be  .
2) Flash those dimples if hacking portals near government buildings, police stations, airports, etc, to reduce the chances of being put on a terrorist watch list. 
3) Don't drive when playing this game. Kind of takes half the fun out of it if you aren't getting out and walking. 
4) Submit strategic portal location requests through the Camera/Gallery's share function to NIA Super Ops. Especially important if the area you play in isn't a metropolis teeming with portals.
5) ingressportal.com/guides/faq/ is what I'd tell every new player to read first.

Sebastian Geisler
Sebastian Geisler
8 years ago

My opinion after one month: "the only way to win the game is not to play at all"

Scott Winberg
Scott Winberg
8 years ago

I just started and while at 2 close portals I noticed that they were being taken over by the resistance (I'm resistance).  I noticed 2 guys walking around with their phones and started talking to them.  They helped me out tons.  
1. As others have said hack everything.
2. find others to help you when you are new. You will need it.
3. Portal keys and links are changing today.  I haven't figured it out yet.
4. When you are new don't waste your time attacking a multi-link upper level portal.
5. Before chatting make sure you know where it is going "ALL" or "FACTION" 
6. Try to get right on top of the portal when attacking.
7. Have fun.

Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans
8 years ago

wait for public release

Jay Tedesco
Jay Tedesco
8 years ago

I need an invite. Please 🙂

Eric K
Eric K
8 years ago

Get a set of capacitive compatible gloves, its winter here now, and your fingers will get cold.  (or hand warmers in your pocket).

David Clunie
David Clunie
8 years ago

Only brainwashed fanboi's join Enlightened (come on ever watch V?) the only way to survive is to go resistance! ! 🙂

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan
8 years ago

BEST advice I can give. 
1) you can only use items at your lvl or lower. For instance if you are lvl 3 you can use any lvl item 1,2&3 but you wont be able to use lvl 4 or higher. 

2) HELP EACH OTHER OUT!!! If you see a player in your area who needs help do so! this is a team based game. (Unless you live where I live and the closest team member is an hour away from you) 

3) HACK ALL THE ITEMS! It doesnt matter if its yours or theirs. Hack = points = items (most of the time) 

4) scavenge! Dont get one blaster and then use it on a single resonator. Not only is it worthless, its a waste of resources. 

5) you can only use as many blasters as you own!!!!!11  (i found this out the hard way) 

6) if your at a portal and theres a green item lying away pick it up! Its a dropped item (portal key etc) 

am I forgetting something…hmm. Oh yep I sure am the most important rule!! 
7) KILL THE ENLIGHTENED!!!!

Christopher Hewitt
Christopher Hewitt
8 years ago

Dying for an invite 🙁

Ty Wistner
Ty Wistner
8 years ago

Still waiting for my invite….its killing me….ahhhhhhh

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