Tips for #Ingress  
So after playing this for the few days that it's been available, I've learned a bunch of stuff that I didn't think of that I would like to share. A lot of this some of you might already know, but I figured I'd share anyways.


1) In order to link TO a portal, you need the remote portal's Portal Keys. You can only have 1 Portal Key from each portal at a time, so if you need to link to the same portal multiple times, have a friend with you to get the other one. The only other way is to go back and forth after each linking. This is especially painful for long distance links. 
2) You can only link FROM a portal 8 times. I haven't read this anywhere, but that's what it seems. If you link to more than 8 places, no other links are available, even if they are in range. I could be wrong on this one, but I haven't found any explanation for why more links couldn't be made. 
3) Plan the order of which you need to collect portal keys and links towers. Keep in mind who needs what Portal Keys and make things easier by splitting up if possible.
4) Don't make links that will prevent you from making larger links later. One's links are their, you have to wait 10 days for them to go away, assuming nobody else screws with them either. Even if it seems like a good idea in the short term, think long-term and you will cover more ground. 
5) Don't try to level faster than your friends, it doesn't help anyone. The more people you have at the same level, the better off you are. At level 1, you, by yourself, can deploy 8 Resignators, but you can only apply 4 x L2-L4 Resignators and only 2 x L5-L6 and only 1 x L7-L8 (I might be a little off, but that's the basics). So the more people you have at a higher level, the better links you can create. 
6) If it wasn't obvious, the higher level the portal, the farther it can go. You can see it's exact distance when you are in the Upgrade menu at a portal. Use this and reference the Portal Keys you have to determine what needs to be upgrade to create a link / field. 
7) You can't cross fields. Although it seems you can in some cases, you cannot create a link through an existing field. So keep note of this when planning your attack. 
8) Beef up your major link highways. Since it's often more convenient to link to a bunch of portals from one really beefed up portal, make sure to put your strongest shields on those portals and keep a _Portal Keys_ around for those major links so you can recharge them remoting by selecting the menu key. 

Attached is the map of the massive links Tag, Toybreaker, TheEqualizer, CaptainRedbutt, LunarFang and I did in North County San Diego
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